September is National Recovery Month and that is what we are doing - recovering together from sexual abuse.
What do we recover?
Our deep connection with our inner self that is not tainted by sexual abuse.
Our emotional calmness.
Our love and respect for ourselves.
Our trust in others.
Our right to be safe in the world.
How do we recover?
It’s important to take time and understand the impact sexual abuse has had on the self. Here are some powerful ways to experience insight and recovery:
Heart Breathing: Put one hand on top of the other - right over left or left over right - at the center of your chest. Breathe gently into your heart in a mindful way. Notice whatever emotions and sensations arise and dissolve in your body. Simply notice without judgement. Join FREA volunteer Julie Steinocher, LMCH, as she demonstrates Heart Breathing at https://youtu.be/wAbzUKuB9E4.
Trauma Tapping: Take time to release stress and trauma reactions by following Julie as she leads you through the Trauma Tapping Technique (TTT) process at https://youtu.be/PP-bobu9Qak.