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I did everything society said to be happy. I got the degrees: BA, a Montessori degree, and an MA. I married the “right” men who could “give me respect and boost my confidence.” First an attorney. Had one daughter. The marriage ended after seven years because of his affairs. Eight years later, my second husband was a cardiologist from Virginia. We had a bi-coastal, whirlwind coke-induced love affair for eighteen months. The marriage lasted six months. I did things I thought might help society. I sent women to London for abortions before Roe v. Wade. I was active in the peace movement to stop the Vietnam War. I started NORML (the National Organization for the Reform of Marijuana Laws) with my first husband. I had the right jobs: I wrote and produced for PBS. I won numerous awards. I wrote screenplays to shine the light on inequities. None of this alleviated my pain, shame and suffering from the childhood beatings and sexual abuse that led to my self-abuse. My healing journey began with Shhhh!
I have lived in Venice Beach, CA., just steps to the sand, for eighteen years. I’m a grandmother of two loving, beautiful, half Chinese boys. I just had a portion of a short story published in a new LA literary journal, FRE&D. Currently, I’m working on my next book, “Mother NORML”. For those who wish to clean out their pain and shame please join me in my weekly webinar, Skype to Write. I have been on a spiritual journey. I have become the me I came here to be! To help you do so go to my Resources for You tab.
“When the universe sends you a miracle, and then asks you to surrender to the journey that is about to unfold, you have two choices. You can politely say thanks-but no-thanks, or you can commit your heart and soul to doing something entirely on faith... Breathing Fire, began as a book for others who, like author Chris Davis, had survived childhood abuse, but it quickly transformed into a modern-day fairy tale.
As women, we need to talk openly about topics that have been kept in locked boxes on the shelf. There is no need to feel shame for something that happened that we had no control over. I support courageous women like Chris who not only survive, but empower others to transform their lives to be happy.
Spirit-Life Coach Nikki Jourdan reaches out to kingdom women of childhood-abuse and cycles of fear. Get clarity, understanding and empowerment to overcome the past and live in the present by love.
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Shhhh! Sad, Shocking and Sexy (re childhood abuse) with author Kelly Flook
"Shhhh! is a sad, shocking and sexy story about what happened to a child born into an upper-class, Southern farm family when she didn't 'act like a lady.' In 1940 her father married his maid - twenty-seven years his junior. He was a proud 'ole peacock. She was his young hen. Her mother lived to be the 'proper wife,' the 'proper mother.' They were to be 'ladies.' Mother was. Kelly's sister was. She wasn't.
Her book is for the 39 million survivors of childhood sexual abuse reported at the end of the 20th century living in the USA alone. This is an invitation for those who suffer to begin healing.
For more information visit: http://www.kellyflook.com/
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Have you ever thought about being brilliant in your life? Maybe you are unsure of the steps to take to shine.
Julie-Anne Black, an international motivational speaker, author and creator of Be Brilliant Now, shows you how to take charge of your own success and happiness so you can be brilliant now. She has 22 years experience as a top Television Producer--Who Wants To Be A Millionaire and a Production Manager for the Sydney Olympic Games Opening Ceremony.
Julie-Anne is known for showing thousands how to direct your future and be the star of your life. Her website is BeBrilliantNow.com.
CTHRadio unites healing specialist with childhood trauma survivors. Your host, Susan Jacobi, a thriver after childhood abuse, is the author of How to Love Yourself: The Hope after Child Abuse. She shares her healing journey… and her FREE ebook. CLICK here for a FREE copy of 11 Tools for Happiness. You can reach Susan directly at email@example.com.
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Tonight's special guest is Jennifer Martinez from Garland, Texas. "I speak to groups of individuals regarding Child sexual abuse and my personal experience with this topic," she says. "It is my passion to motivate and inspire individuals who struggle with anger and forgiveness." Jennifer was sexual abused by her older cousin from age of 3 to 11. She never told anyone, and grew up troubled and tormented by her past. She secretly hated her mother for not protecting her. Jennifer had her first child at 16 and was pregnant again by the age of 19 years old, and attempted shortly after her second child was born. A Psychiatrist diagnosed her with bipolar disorder which was then called "manic depression." At her very first family therapy session Jennifer told her mother what her nephew had done to her, and she found out that her cousin had tried to sexual abuse her sisters, too. Years later Jennifer found out that her aunts husband had been sexually abusing her abuser. By the time she was 25 Jennifer was a single mother of five children. After many highs and lows, feelings of guilt, hopelessness, hatred, unforgiveness and several suicide attempts, Jennifer decided enough was enough. She wanted to learn how to control her episodes in order to give her children a chance at life. Jennifer obtained her Bachelor’s degree in psychology and a Master’s degree in counseling. She currently works for the State of Texas Department of Assistive and Rehabilitative services as a vocational rehabilitation counselor and counsels and guides individuals with disabilities daily. Jennifer plans on entering the psychology Doctoral program in the fall.
This episode looks at our passion and what happens when we put it in lock down. When we avoid moving into joy, we create all sorts of health disorders. Today we look at disorders affecting our physical, bowl, our hips. Issues of the bladder, large intestines, colon, prostate, ovaries and uterus.
We are born on the planet in drama and emotional struggles. Our first moment is a painful struggle for our mother and ourself. This impacts us, severely. Without knowledge, our childhood journey will follow us into adulthood creating mental, emotional and physical disease.
Sonia Nadina Haynes takes you on a journey of reflection and healing to change your unconscious story. She helps you to heal in a powerful way. She is an emotional healer who works from the energetic and emotional level to help you heal your physical pain. Sonia is author of The Power Of Money, How you see money is how you see yourself, Law of Attraction In Design, Oneness, Reincarnation, Separation and Integration.
All available on Amazon and her website. www.soniahaynes.com. Contact Sonia Nadina to book a healing session at 778-786-1301 or firstname.lastname@example.org
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Q & A Night - You'll suggest the themes for tonight's show, which will involve any topic from the world of public safety, violence prevention, and child abuse and trauma. Special co-host Dr. Debra Warner, Psy.D., a Los Angeles based Forensic Psychologist will lead the discussion. ~~ NAASCA is pleased to announce that Debra will be making regular special co-host appearances on upcoming Tuesday night question-and-answer style community participation shows. An educator and violence prevention expert, Dr. Warner will assist SCAN host and NAASCA founder Bill Murray field questions and lead a variety of topic discussions suggested by our call-in participants. Debra's understanding of the issues of child abuse and trauma spring not only from a professional perspective, but also from a personal one. Multiple members of her own family have been victims of predators. She'll share how she's participated in their struggle with surviving and thriving. ~~ Everyone's invited to engage on tonight's show .. on the phone or in SCAN's ever-present community chat room. ~~ Please visit our website: www.NAASCA.org
Discussing all things narcissistic abuse, call-in questions and discussions.
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Tonight's special guest is Rachel Grant from San Francisco, a returning NAASCA family member, counselor and Sexual Abuse and Trauma Recovery Coach at Rachel Grant Coaching. Abused as a child by her grandfather in Oklahoma, Rachel now holds an M.A. in Counseling Psychology. She provides a compassionate and challenging approach for her clients while using coaching as opposed to therapeutic models to help survivors of childhood sexual abuse let go of the pain of abuse and finally feel normal. As Rachel says, "What you think, you create!" She brings to the table a passionate belief that her clients do not have to remain trapped or confronted daily by the thoughts or behaviors that result from abuse. For her, how we are relating to others is crucial to improving the overall quality of our lives. Her program, Beyond Surviving, has been specifically designed to change the way we think about and heal from abuse. Rachel writes, "The Beyond Surviving program is based on what I have learned through my own journey of recovery from sexual abuse, my study of neuroscience, and my training in counseling psychology. I have given much thought to the structure and content of the program so that my clients can reach the recovery goals they set in a way that is approachable and straightforward." She goes on to explain, "We use my guidebook, Beyond Surviving: The Final Stage in Recovery from Sexual Abuse as the roadmap for our work. Each month, we cover a few of the lessons from the guidebook and I bring in additional reflections and exercises for each session." "Ultimately," she points out, "you are in the driver's seat and we prioritize our work based on your needs."
On this episode of Lifting the Veil we will discuss the basics of Narcissistic Personality Disorder and narcissistic abuse, and go in depth concerning red flags of a narcissistic relationship and how to deal with the trauma that many partners of narcissists go through. Phone lines will be open for listeners to share their own personal stories of narcissistic abuse and to ask questions and get answers regarding their own personal situations with the narcissist or sociopath in their life.
Congresswoman Bass discusses Justice for Girls & Women: The Sexual Abuse to Prison Pipeline
Start:October 8, 2015 11:00 am
End:October 8, 2015 12:30 pm
Location:2237 Rayburn House Office Building, Washington, DC 20510
Join Sherri Jefferson. She will discuss Congressowman Bass' meeting to eridicate the sexual abuse to prison pipeline. Is Congress doing enough? Can they amend the Trafficking Victims Protection Act and the Justice for Trafficking Victims Act to address mandatory decriminalization and preventing victims from being detained? Can they enact a Fair Criminal Records Reporting Act to delete the records of victims? Join me as we disuss some of the outcomes of from her hearing held in D.C. and the proposed recommendations of the African American Juvenile Justice Project that was submiited by Sherri Jefferson.
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