Childhood Sexual Abuse Survivors – keep safe
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- March 7, 2019 at 10:43 am#22162Sally BakerPSTEC User
If you are an adult survivor of childhood sexual abuse then this can feel like a very challenging time for you with the grooming and sexual abuse of children in the main stream media with the case of Australian Cardinal George Pell charged With sexual assault and the historical allegations against Michael Jackson from Wade Robson and James Safechuck in the documentary 'Leaving Neverland.'
Liz Hogon in Melbourne and me in London are seeing an increase in people triggered by these high profile cases who are themselves adult survivors of sexual abuse. These are often people in their 30s, 40s and older who have kept their secrets for decades and some are experiencing a resurgence in feelings of shame and guilt that they have kept buried for decades and are even experiencing compelling suicidal thoughts.
Both Liz and I implore you to take care of yourselves by limiting your exposure to the media covering these topics and to the bear-pit of social media which can add to a survivors sense of anguish.
PSTEC is a powerful approach to resolve and erase the commonly felt extreme feelings of shame and self-blame so please commit to doing the work to help yourselves in your recovery. If you can get outside help then all the better but whatever route you choose keep yourselves safe. Sexual assault with grooming and seduction blurs the lines and adds to the confusion and contradictory emotions for many survivors a is a more common experience than is ever admitted.
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