SURVIVOR HEALING AND EMPOWERMENT
At Love and Care for People, one of our focuses is to support the healing of survivors of family violence and empower to become healthy, and self-reliant.
We know for some, the effects of an abusive experience and the trauma that comes with it remain in the body, mind and spirit long after the experience itself. And for other, it is very difficult to come to terms with the idea that they have been abused. In my journey towards healing, I found it difficult to accept that I had been abused and was in denial for years. Also, I could not function properly as an individual. I could only really begin my journey towards healing after I accepted I was abused. This gave me the opportunity I needed to open up and face my fears…I know, it is not an easy experience to talk about an abusive experience…the shame, blame, pain, isolation, rejection, struggle with acceptance, fear, guilt and darkness are a very heavy burden to carry. But then, within all of this, I found within me, I have the courage and strength to help myself out of the darkness and into the light again. Thing is we all carry this inside of us. We just need to trust ourselves enough and give ourselves the time to heal.
Inspired by my journey and that of other ladies, we created Journey 2 Self Recovery, Personal Development Training Course, Sisters of Hope and super-bond to support survivors with their healing in the nurturing environment. This is not a first response to addressing an abusive or traumatic experience, however, it is a support towards healing the body, mind, and spirit long after the period of crisis is over. They involve techniques such as mindfulness, play, music, dance, and movements, arts, meditation among other to help develop the physical, social, emotional, mental and spiritual healing of the survivor.