• 00:30

    Healing Childhood Sexual Abuse: A Survivor's Story

    in Self Help

    From the ages of 12-15 David Pittman was a victim of sexual abuse. Today, he's the driving force behind TOGETHER WE HEAL, a non-profit organization dedicated to educating the public about childhood sexual abuse while matching survivors with healing professionals. On this episode he shares his story from trauma, through addiction to freedom from trauma and how he's using his experience to make a difference in the post-trauma world.

    Michele’s shows combine scientific research, cutting-edge guests and personal stories that highlight the challenges and successes of deliberately deciding to change the direction of your life. If you could use some inspiration, motivation, how-to strategy or just company along your own private journey, tune in for each episode's insights and suggestions guaranteed to help you move forward. For more ideas about how to create change you choose, visit ChangeYouChoose.com

  • 00:56

    How To Overcome Childhood Sexual Abuse

    in Self Help

    Survivor Rena Romano candidly discusses her experience of overcoming the effects of childhood sexual abuse. In addition to sharing how abuse impacted her she also explains how she released the past, the benefits she has seen, and tips for how you can move forward in recovery.

  • 00:41

    Childhood Sexual Abuse

    in Relationships

    Subject matter may be upsetting to some, not suitable for children. Listener discretion is advised.
    How does childhood sexual abuse impact intimate relationships as an adult? Lee Ferrill is a motivational speaker and an advocate for survivors of childhood victimization. He is a therapist and facilitator who works with victims of sexual violence, childhood trauma, and mental health disorders. Lee also provides workshops and educational presentations on trauma and recovery. Lee’s presentations are usually geared towards mental health professionals, social service providers, and survivors of childhood trauma, however public education and awareness are common ground in his advocacy work.  He is known for his strong presence and raw delivery of his life story, along with the facts, myths and stigmas that are connected to victims of childhood abuse.

  • 01:01

    Healing Childhood Sexual Abuse for a Dream Life

    in Women

    Carolin Hauser is a Naturopathic Doctor, Humanistic Psychotherapist, Family Constellations Facilitator and the author of the book Blossom-Your Sevens Step Journey to Healing Childhood Sexual Abuse and Creating Your Dream Life! 
    Carolin combines her knowledge about emotional healing, spiritual truth and authentic business building  to help women connect to their lives mission that spurs truly fulfilling careers, amazing contributions and abundance in the area of health and relationships. Click to learn more+get your FREE gift.

  • 00:53

    Overcoming Childhood Sexual Abuse

    in Relationships

    Did you know that an estimated 20-40 percent of girls and 2-9 percent of boys are sexually abused by the time they reach age eighteen?

    Childhood sexual abuse may hinder the development and growth of relationships and survivors may experience difficulties with trust and affection, fear of intimacy, fear of being different or weird, difficulty establishing interpersonal boundaries, passive behaviors, and getting involved in abusive relationships. sexualizing relationships, inappropriate seduction, compulsive sexual behavior, promiscuity, problems concerning desire, arousal, and orgasm, flashbacks, difficulties with touch, and sadistic/masochistic tendencies.

    If you or anyone you know has been abused, I invite you to join me for this important show.

  • 01:01

    Adult Survivors of Childhood Sexual Abuse

    in Family

    An individual who was sexually abused as a child is an adult survivor of child sexual abuse. This abuse may have had long-term effects on the survivor’s life. In most instances, the victim of the abuse never discussed the abuse with others while it was occurring. This individual is learning now, as an adult, to deal with the effects of the abuse. 

    Possible Long-Term Effects:

    Each individual’s experiences and reactions are unique to that individual. However, with so many survivors breaking the silence and talking about their experiences, it has become apparent that there are some responses to child sexual abuse that are common to many survivors.
    Feelings of extremely low self-esteem or self-hatred are common in survivors. Extreme depression is something with which survivors also battle.
    Survivors often experience frequent sleep disturbances and nightmares. Links have been made between this and the fact that children are often sexually abused in their rooms, in their own beds.
    Trust is a crucial issue for many survivors throughout their lives. They were betrayed by the very people who cared for them, who insisted they loved them even while abusing them.
    Re-victimization describes the process whereby women who were sexually abused as children frequently find themselves in abusive, dangerous situations, or relationships as adults.
    Survivors with disabilities who experienced sexual abuse in childhood might never have reached a level of independence to escape this abuse and it has become a way of life.

  • 00:30

    The Abused Addict: The Correlation Between Childhood Sexual Abuse and Substance

    in Lifestyle

    David Pittman is the Executive Director of "Together We Heal", an organization whose purpose is to provide cost-free counseling and guidance for those who have suffered the trauma of childhood sexual abuse. It works to educate through public speaking, collaborates with other groups to raise awareness and expose the sexual predators methods.

    David spent years on a healing journey that continues to this very day. This led him to seek out groups specifically for men as well as those who had been through a similar trauma and ultimately inspired the foundation of Together We Heal. TWH now works with therapists, counselors and groups aiding both men and women in their efforts to heal, grow and thrive.

    Web site: together-we-heal.org

    Twitter @Together_WeHeal

    www.facebook.com/Togetherwehealorg - the "like" page

    www.facebook.com/groups/togetherweheal - the FB group page


    Email: dpittman@together-we-heal.org

  • 01:01

    Beyond Surviving Childhood Sexual Abuse with Rachel Grant

    in Self Help

    In this episode of Coach Cafe, Estra and Kathleen welcome Rachel Grant, founder and owner of Rachel Grant Coaching.  Rachel is a Trauma Recovery and Relationship Coach who also holds an M.A. in Counseling Psychology. 
    Rachel will be speaking to us about the effects of childhood sexual abuse and how to move from from merely surviving this trauma to really living life.  Rachel helps her clients identify and break patterns of thought and behavior that keep them from recovering. During the show she will discuss some of the first steps survivors of abuse can take towards recovery and explain how she developed her 16 session course, Beyond Surviving.  Rachel feels that coaching is more appropriate for many people than intensive therapy or analysis and will explain the difference in approaches.
    Please join us for this enlightening and powerful show, especially if you or someone you love is dealing with the effects of abuse.

  • 00:30

    Eliminate and Celebrate! Overcome Childhood Sexual Abuse

    in Self Help

    Living By Design is committed to life success; therefore, over the next 8 weeks, we will tackle the difficult life dibilitating topic of childhood sexual abuse.  Our guest, Isabel Patton, has over 40 years experience treating childhood sexual abuse cases.  If you are an adult struggling with the haunting memories, and life dibilitating thoughts from your traumatic experience, join us for a life changing discussion!

  • 01:00

    Empowering Boys and Men Healing from Childhood Sexual Abuse

    in Health

    Expand your understanding of the impact of child sexual abuse on boys and men. Male survivors will gain hope and be empowered to actively engage in their healing and others will learn how their understanding and compassion may be all that's needed for a male in their life to disclose and begin his healing journey.  Join our host, Diane Cranley, as she talks with Kathy Barbini - Producer and Director of “Boys and Men Healing” and “The Healing”. Simon Weinberg - Co-producer “Boys and Men Healing” and is the film’s Outreach Director; Howard Fradkin, Ph.D. - LICDC has counseled over 1000 male survivors over the course of his 28 year career as a Psychologist.

  • 00:27

    Get REAL & HEAL! Overcoming Childhood Sexual Abuse

    in Self Help

    If you or a loved one is an adult survivor of childhood sexual abuse, then DON'T miss this show!  Over the next several weeks, we will peel and heal - peel back the layers of deep hurt and pain that needs to be revealed in order to heal.  Our expert Psychologist, Dr. Jed Diamond, joins us this evening to continue our discussion from last week.  Men are a huge target for adult on-set depression as a result of this and many other issues.  Join us for a life changing discussion.

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