Ideas for Healing from Abuse Archive

  • I wanted to reach out to all survivors who have spoken out and told their stories and to those who realize that they are survivors but have remained silent.  All […]

    #MeToo and #MeTooMen: All Survivors Have the Right to Heal

    I wanted to reach out to all survivors who have spoken out and told their stories and to those who realize that they are survivors but have remained silent.  All […]

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  • I really like these affirmations and although they are written for male survivors, I think they can be helpful for female survivors also. These affirmations are taken from http://www.malesurvivor.org (written […]

    Affirmations for Abuse Survivors

    I really like these affirmations and although they are written for male survivors, I think they can be helpful for female survivors also. These affirmations are taken from http://www.malesurvivor.org (written […]

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  • As Mother’s Day is quickly approaching and then Father’s Day will soon follow, it can be very hard for survivors of incest and abusive families on those “holidays”.   You may […]

    Surviving Mother’s Day and the Holidays

    As Mother’s Day is quickly approaching and then Father’s Day will soon follow, it can be very hard for survivors of incest and abusive families on those “holidays”.   You may […]

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  • <p style="text-align: center;"><span style="color: #3e77c1;"><em>"Healing may result in forgiveness but forgiveness does not bring healing,
it only covers over the wounds allowing them to fester." </em> -An Advocate for Abuse Survivors</span></p>
<p style="text-align: left;">I am frequently asked but others, have you forgiven your dad?  Sometimes I am even asked that question before people ask me how I am doing now?  Have I healed?  Am I living well?  Many people equate forgiving my dad to healing.  I find this way of thinking...</p>

    Do I Need to Forgive to Heal From Abuse?

    "Healing may result in forgiveness but forgiveness does not bring healing, it only covers over the wounds allowing them to fester."  -An Advocate for Abuse Survivors

    I am frequently asked but others, have you forgiven your dad?  Sometimes I am even asked that question before people ask me how I am doing now?  Have I healed?  Am I living well?  Many people equate forgiving my dad to healing.  I find this way of thinking...

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  • So lets say that a feeling of panic comes up, without realizing it, when we walked into the room the light was exactly the same as the light we saw when we were abused.  We feel anxious, we want to run, get away and our heart is pounding.

    What to do When You Feel Triggered

    So lets say that a feeling of panic comes up, without realizing it, when we walked into the room the light was exactly the same as the light we saw when we were abused. We feel anxious, we want to run, get away and our heart is pounding.

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