• 00:46

    Sexual abuse

    in Self Help

    Sexual abuse is very traumatic and devasting to the person encountering it.  How can we stop this?  

  • 00:32

    Abuse Me I'm Available/Guest: Marilyn Phillips

    in Relationships

    Suffering from ghosts of the past.  Why we are willing to accept abuse. Effects that it has on the family.   Separation and isolation.   Sin will take you farther than you want to go, keep you longer than you are willing to stay and cost you much more than you are willing to pay.

  • 00:30

    Surviving Sexual Abuse

    in Self Help

    This is a open forum to discuss sexual abuse and the affects that it has.  This is open survivors and those of you that are experiencing it now.

  • 00:42

    Beyond Abuse Radio: Medical Empowerment

    in Lifestyle

    Medical issues can be a challenge in the best of circumstances.  For abuse survivors, dealing with health problems can present special challenges.  Triggers, low self esteem, fear of authority, body issues, and touch can all add to the mix when addressing medical problems and undergoing treatment.  
    Dealing with medical problems after abuse can stir all sorts of things.  Fear of doctors and dentists are not uncommon. The question of how to put appropriate trust in medical personnel while taking responsibility for your own health is a skill that must be learned.  Becoming aware of all your options and making wise treatment decisions are important.  How and when to disclose an abuse history to your medical care team is another issue that must be considered.
    Misa Leonessa shares her thoughts and experience in living with several chronic health issues, including a genetic bleeding disease, and the challenges she has faced through many doctor visits, medical procedures, and many surgeries.  She has learned how and when to use western medicine (it has saved her life more than once), and when to find healthy alternatives.  Her journey has taught her how to own her body and the ultimate decisions for what will be done to it, by whom, and when.  Through taking responsibility for her own health, she has been able to use nutrition, exercise, and other interventions to greatly minimize the need for more tests and surgeries.  Misa knows the struggle with health issues from a survivor’s perspective and is learning how to thrive in the midst of many challenges.

  • 01:08

    Beyond Abuse Radio: Play Yourself Well

    in Lifestyle

    It’s no secret that play increases learning and creativity.  We also know that play helps build healthy teamwork and intimacy.  But did you know that we use play to learn how to give and receive, how to trust, how to be kind, and how to heal?  Play can help people grow and develop a sense of self-esteem and can help us to recover from trauma and allow those parts of us that are arrested in development to grow into healthy adults.  Play is called the greatest gift of childhood, and can continue to be a great gift to adults.  Join Beyond Abuse Radio this Thursday as we explore the world of play and how it can help us become whole people.

  • 00:57

    Beyond Abuse Radio: Humor that Heals, Part 3

    in Lifestyle

      Laughter adds joy to life and helps relieve stress.  It strengthens relationships and helps defuse conflict.  Through humor we can ease our anxieties and fears.  In our last two shows we have talked about how laughter and humor can help us to heal.  This week we will give you some specific ways to see the lighter side of life and to take yourself a little less seriously.  Expect some good laughs and a whole bunch of ways to bring humor into challenging situations.  Recharge and reduce your stress by tuning into this week’s episode of Beyond Abuse Radio!

  • 01:29

    Stop Child Abuse Now (SCAN) - 987

    in Self Help

    OPEN TOPIC or "open mike" night. Call in! Pick any issues, topics or subjects you'd like to discuss. Wearing a Blue Ribbon is the symbol of Child Abuse Awareness! Millions of abuse victims (men and women) hide the story of their experience well into adulthood. A huge number continue to suffer from pain, anger, fear, shame and embarrassment for decades. Most will agree their traumas have resulted in an inability to trust, make good decisions and have healthy relationships. But giving up the secret is often how recovery begins, one survivor talking to another. Join Bill Murray and his co-hosts, panelists and guests, many of them abuse survivors, others supporters and friends, for an informed discussion of the many important issues that surround child abuse. Anonymous calls and chat room participation are encouraged. ~~ Please see our web site at: www.NAASCA.org

  • 01:20

    Beyond Abuse Radio: The Pathway through Pain, Part 5

    in Lifestyle

    Sometimes life just hurts.  Things happen to us that shouldn’t which are beyond our control.  We suffer trauma at the hands of others and we are no longer the people we were created to be.  Evil shows its dark face and we are wounded in ways that suck the life out of us.  But that is not the end of the story.  In fact, it’s just the beginning.  We have so many opportunities for healing, so many choices to make to experience more life.  Chong Kim’s story illustrates just that.  A survivor of human trafficking, she has written her story and it is now a motion picture called the Abduction of Eden.  Chong will be sharing her journey of healing from the horrific trauma she has suffered this Thursday at 7:30 on Beyond Abuse Radio.

  • 00:56

    Beyond Abuse Radio: Humor that Heals, Part 2

    in Lifestyle

    Laughter is not as far from tears as you might expect.  In order to laugh, we have to be connected to our feelings.  Being able to cry means we are able to laugh as well.  The more we allow ourselves to be emotionally present the more we can enjoy all the fullness of life.  Laughter feels good and can bring us great release.  This week on Beyond Abuse Radio we will talk about the healing experiences of laughter and imbibe in some of the greatest medicine known to man.

  • 01:07

    Beyond Abuse Radio: Faith Heals

    in Lifestyle

    Helen Keller said, “Faith is the strength by which a shattered world shall emerge into the light.”  What kind of faith did it take for Helen to trust what she could not see?  Survivors of abuse likewise must learn how to have faith, for faith requires trust.  Discerning what is worthy of putting our faith in is a skill to be acquired.  Henry Ward Beecher calls faith, “spiritualized imagination.”  This week we will be talking about what faith is, its power to help heal our traumas, and how to increase our faith-filled thinking.

  • 00:57

    Beyond Abuse Radio: Love Heals

    in Lifestyle

    “Did you think you were immune to this? Did you think you could escape without infection?  You do all you're able to resist just to avoid the danger of rejection. Memory warns you of the past when it all went wrong.  When you think your life is shattered and there's no way to be fixed again, love heals your heart.  At a time you least expected, you're alive like you have never been.  Love heals your heart.”  (Third Day, Love Heals Your Heart)  Indeed, love does heal.  Yet love requires trust and vulnerability, which can create a conundrum for abuse survivors.  Join special guest and spiritual director, Bonnie Wolf as we discuss the way that love heals and the challenges of learning to give and receive that love.   

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