CPR_SurvivorsUK

Self CPR and pitons

My breakdown, when I hit the wall, was about 3 years ago; since then I have been in recovery. The ‘wall’ was the realization I had been abused as a child. When I say ‘realisation’ I mean … I mean an all-consuming melt down (I could attempt to re-iterate this last sentence too but I […]

new year resolutions

Happy New Year!

  But actually, what are we really saying when we shout that out, to ourselves and each other either side of this arbitrary dividing line between one moment in time and another; a dividing line which we have decided to mark as somehow particularly significant? What are we saying, wishing about time, ourselves, and ourselves […]

Coping

6 tips for coping with festivities

  As one of our counsellors wrote in our most recent blog, Christmas and New Year can be a stressful time for many people and for survivors of sexual abuse and assault, this time of year can feel a particular challenge. All of us have our unique set of strategies– usually on a spectrum between […]

Coping at Christmas

Coping at Christmas

The run up to Christmas is not an easy time for many people. There can be all sorts of reasons for this, and some of them can be related to issues around having experienced sexual abuse. Many people who have experienced abuse have to deal with long standing anxiety, depression and a sense of being […]

self-care

Self-care: knowing what you need

Self-care is a phrase which gets bandied about a lot. We’re all meant to do it, whatever it is, and probably quite a lot of us feel some degree of embarrassment or inadequacy that we don’t do it as well as we should or as we perceive other people to be doing it. On the […]

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