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Feb 03, 2012
Rachel:
by: Darlene Barriere - Webmaster

Firstly, I'm so proud of you for seeking out help for your Self. You realized you needed help, and then reached out for it. Don't give up on that process. Rather, when you go a session, go in with an open mind, a mind that is willing to work on an emotional level for healing. When you allow your Self to feel, really feel, the emotions you've been burying—and do so in a safe environment—a remarkable thing will happen: the emotions will let YOU go. You also need something else, Rachel. Young women who have been assaulted are at risk for further assaults and abuse by others who enter their lives. You need to learn a safety plan, and understand what risks there are out there. I'm not saying that you're to blame...just the opposite. None of what happened at the hands of these assaulters is your fault. They are to blame because they chose to abuse and assault you. Always remember that. What I'm saying is that there are ways you create boundaries to help keep your Self safer. I can understand why you would never trust another guy. You've been violated in the worst of ways. But not all men are like these sick creeps; you know that on a logical level (namely, your father), but it's on an emotional level that it all falls apart. There are many wonderful men out there. Start by working towards lifting your self-esteem and self-respect. You deserve to be treated with dignity and respect and love, Rachel. Start by treating your Self with that dignity and respect and love. Thank you for sharing your story with my visitors and me. I send you love, light and healing energy.

Darlene Barriere: author. speaker. survivor. coach.
Darlene Barriere
Webmaster: www.child-abuse-effects.com
author. speaker. survivor. coach
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