If you’ve started to face your past, you already know that it’s very painful. So many survivors think they have to choose between the extremes of being overwhelmed by pain or else avoiding it. I show you how to instantly feel better without relying on unhealthy coping methods so you can follow through with your commitment to heal.
Gaslighting is when someone tries to dismantle your reality by invalidating your thoughts, observations, perceptions, and feelings. Survivors of abuse are particularly vulnerable. I’ll share how to identify gaslighting, how to escape it and then keep yourself safe from it in the future.
As humans, rejection is one of the things we fear the most. Even something as simple as criticism can trigger our fight or flight response. I’ll help you break through the pain and fear of rejection so you can feel accepted, secure and loved.
After the violation of abuse, it can feel wrong to deny access to things that actually belong to you. What’s yours doesn’t feel like yours and that can trigger feelings of guilt when you start to say no. I’ll lead you through some simple exercises so guilt will never stand between you and your boundaries again.
I’m joined again by my daughter, Bethany, who is also the cofounder of Overcoming Sexual Abuse. We continue to share how we stood up to our incest family together with both the painful and yet empowering effects of that. Then we share how that helped us as we started on the healing journey.
My daughter, Bethany, shares what it was like to grow up in an incest family and how that sabotaged our mother-daughter relationship. We talk about how we stood up to our incest family together and started on the healing journey.I’m joined by my daughter, Bethany, who is also the co-founder of Overcoming Sexual Abuse, and Bethany shares what it was like to grow up in an incest family and how that sabotaged our mother-daughter relationship. We talk about how we stood up to our incest family together and then started on the healing journey.
Toxic shame and abuse go hand in hand. I’ll share the purpose of shame, the difference between healthy shame and toxic shame, and how it comes in. Because chances are, if you have toxic shame, you’re vulnerable to more shame. I’ll help you process the shame you’re carrying and protect yourself from more coming in.
If you’ve experienced the fear about facing your past, and find yourself avoiding the real work of healing, this is for you. I’ll show you why it feels impossible to move past the fear. I’ll give you some very powerful and practical steps to take so you can get on with your healing and life.
These are the top 8 things that may already be frustrating you or stopping you from healing. I’ll share how and why these things slow you down and what you can do to avoid them. I’ll give you empowering alternative approaches so you can heal and finally put your past behind you.