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Peer Journaling on SwanWaters
We introduced the term ‘peer journaling’ on SwanWaters, a way for your journal to give you feedback, advice and cheer you on. Over the years we have experienced how helpful it is to get feedback from fellow-survivors on our memories and thoughts. Specifically because we have learned not to trust our own minds, observations and memories.
Using the SwanWaters forum as your journal gives you some additional benefits.
Reading the responses and stories of fellow-survivors will help you make more sense of your own experiences. It is sort of a learning short-cut, but one that actually works.
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Your fellow-survivors will make observation about your writing that you did not. They will make connections that you could not see. They may link it to something you said earlier, or relate it to one of their own experiences that can help your healing.
The members of SwanWaters are some of the best cheerleaders in the world. We love seeing each other succeed and thrive after abuse. So when we see you do well, we will shake our virtual pompons in your honor.
We have all been there, we know what it is like and how crazy it feels! You do not have to justify yourself, you don’t have to convince it that this really happened (however strange it may sound).
So come join us and start on your peer-journaling journey!