On Healing childhood Abuse as a empowered awakened free adult- honor your story and you will become free of its prison
The Healing Path
Although your situation may feel hopeless, it isn’t. Educate yourself on what constitutes childhood abuse, and learn the effects of this abuse on those struggling in adulthood. Many books are available on the subject and can help you begin the difficult journey of recovery. It is amazing how much easier we connect the dots once we learn what …makes up child abuse. Abuse seems normal when you grow up in an abusive home as a child, and you may assume everyone lives that way. Once you educate yourself on what is and is not abusive, it becomes easier to take an honest look at your past and to acknowledge your pain—past and present—that resulted from that abuse. Oftentimes a trusted therapist can mean the difference between suffering and healing. It is important, however, to seek out a therapist who is skilled in working with those who have suffered from childhood abuse. Otherwise, you might end up with a therapist who, unfortunately, tells you literally or figuratively that your damage is too great to overcome. This can cause even greater harm to you in your painful struggles. Therapy, whether individual or group, can help you as you begin working through the traumatic events of your past and the related emotions. In time, you will learn how to go about leading a happier and more fulfilling life. During the healing process, remember to be good to yourself. Treat yourself to activities like soaking in a bubble bath while listening to soothing music, spending quality time with a trusted friend, reading a book, sharing a laugh with others, and so on. Remember to love yourself and to never forget your inner strength. The resiliency that resides within you can take you far in your recovery. Childhood abuse can continue to cause problems for the survivor, long after the abuse occurs. Attempting to forget the abuse and neglect can add to the problem. The damage done will not go away, no matter how hard you try to forget what happened. Instead, you must seek out others who are supportive and understanding. Although this recovery work is painful, if accomplished with the therapist that’s right for you, it can be a rewarding journey.