While in an abusive situation we do not respond in the way we would ordinarily do. In order to survive we developed new patterns of behavior.
Journaling can have many positive effects on your journey of healing and abuse recovery. Receiving feedback from peers can make that experience even better.
When you focus your efforts and energy on recovery, good things will start happening. It is hard, but so worth it!
Rick shared the life altering insight of State of Consciousness that helped me better understand myself and shape the consulting, training, coaching and mentoring I’ve done since
When I was finally able to talk about the abuse without becoming angry or vengeful, I realized that something in me had shifted, that I had started healing
The further I progress my own healing, the more I learn what separates those who survive from the ones that thrive. So let’s look at surviving vs thriving!
I declared Victory every morning as I woke up and every evening as I lay my head on the pillow.
When I first liberated myself from the abuse, I thought that was the biggest step. Several months later I realized clearly that this was not the end, but the beginning of another challenge. Healing.
Many survivors of abuse chose to “go no contact” with their abuser. It is a state in which we deny the abuser direct access to us. We are often accused of selfishness (especially those who cut contact with their parents or siblings), but no contact is not about the abuser.
We hear a lot about Karma, people saying, “Oh, don’t you worry… he/she will get his/hers.” The problem is we look at Karma the wrong way. We are so used to keeping score in the relationship because, in an abuse dynamic, everything is transactional.