Childhood Sexual Abuse Survivor

Gratitude and Forgiveness, Essential Aspects of Healing and Empowerment, with Lisa Cybaniak

Gratitude and Forgiveness are not exactly easy things to embrace, especially for survivors of trauma. In fact, just the very mention of either of those two can send chills down your spine, regardless of whether you’re a survivor of childhood trauma or other forms of abuse. Both bring up a multitude of emotions and require…

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Re-Victimized, the Risk of Sharing Your Trauma Story with Family.

It takes a long time, for many survivors it can take decades, to come to terms with the abuse they experienced as a child. You spend years denying it, pretending it didn’t happen, barely giving it a second thought, and trying to avoid any thoughts of it whatsoever, but the only way to truly experience…

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Taking Charge of Your Trauma Narrative, with Dorothy Pierre-Joseph.

When you first begin to realize that you experienced some type of trauma, you realize that you were a victim. You were a victim unspeakable acts that nobody should ever have to endure. You may not even fully comprehend, understand, or remember everything that happened, but you’ve got some bits and pieces that will eventually…

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Navigating Daily Life and Continued Healing, after Sharing Your Survivor Story, with Larry Ruhl.

When you come to a point in healing from childhood trauma where you feel like it’s time to share your story, it’s truly a monumental moment in your recovery. While sharing openly about those personal struggles is not for everyone, and that’s ok, it can be incredibly validating for those who do wish to end…

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A Diagnosis She Would Not Accept, and a Holistic Approach to Healing that Changed Her Life.

When you get a diagnosis that you cannot accept, especially one that is life-altering at a very young age, you have two choices: accept it or get a second opinion. Or third, or fourth, or fifth. Essentially you have to decide if you’re going to fight or go quietly into the night…so to speak. Our…

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“Feel to Heal”, Finding Balance in Healing and Life through Integrative Wellness, with Delisa Richardson

‘Life is all about balance”, something most of us have probably heard many times growing up and even more so today. Trying to balance all of the responsibilities that daily life throws at us, professionally, personally, relationally, spiritually, is tough, to say the least. For those that do that have kind of balance now, you…

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Learning How to Tell Your Survivor Story, with Rachel Grant

Your survivor story, the way you live it every day, and the way you tell it to others, evolves throughout the various stages of healing. Each version is your truth, as you experienced it in the past and how you live in the present. Each stage of healing represents how you’ve grown and how much…

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Self-Worth: Finding Strength Through Vulnerability, with Brian Cardoza

June is self-worth month here on the podcast. We started off talking with the UK’s leading confidence coach and transformational mentor, Amy Rushworth, as she shared some of her story and talked about how finding your voice is in direct relation to self-confidence and developing your self-worth. After that, we shared some thoughts on how…

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From Victim to Survivor to Warrior, with Lisa Cybaniak – Ep. 136

Back when I first started on my own healing journey, I quickly became familiar with the term, “survivor”. Although I had never heard of it before (other than being a TV show), from the moment I heard what it was, it resonated with me big time. I felt like I had the biggest light bulb…

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Releasing Shame and Recovering Repressed Memories through Writing, with Elisabeth Corey – Ep. 132

One of the most helpful strategies you can utilize in your healing journey is writing. Whether it’s journaling, keeping a diary, blogging, writing letters that you’ll never send, or other writing methods, the benefits can yield incredibly validating and groundbreaking results. Writing is also one of the more difficult things to do for many survivors,…

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