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Stop Child Abuse Now (SCAN) - 2331

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Tonight's special guest is Sybil Vazquez from Coco Beach, Florida, a childhood sexual and physical abuse survivor and NAASCA activist who's an inaugural member of our new 'NAASCA en Espanol' efforts! Sybil relates, “I am an ASCSA (adult survivor of child sexual assaults) and physical abuse survivor who has worked diligently to heal in spirit, soul, and body for almost 50 years after a younger sibling disclosed what was happening to her, triggering my own cascade of blocked memories. I did not have tools to process the strong negative conflicting emotions or handle the memories, triggers, and nightmares which tormented my young mind causing me to doubt my worth and sanity. I began to believe I was dirty, unlovable, broken, and most likely losing my mind. I was ashamed.” Sybil's sexual abuse began at three-years old, which escalated until she was raped in the third grade. As she lay passively smothering, Sybil thought, “This is what it is like to die.” Pastoral and professional counseling helped Sybil begin her lifelong journey towards a balanced mental outlook. She learned natural ways to support her nervous system and balance her body. Repeated childhood traumas affected her ability to trust and influenced unhealthy adult relationships. She continues to work to learn new tools for healing of spirit, soul, and body for herself and to share with others. Among other things, Sybil is heavily involved in using aromatherapy for healing.