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Feb 13, 2012
Lisa:
by: Darlene Barriere - Webmaster

Of course your counsellor wants you to talk about what happened and how you feel; that's the crux of counselling because it's the buried emotions that are causing all the pain to continue. Counselling or therapy does not make someone forget and it isn't about the counsellor doing the work. It's about YOU doing the worth of going deep into your Self and exposing the very things that are causing all the hurt, haunting and dysfunction. When you're in sessions it's a safe place to unburden your Self. It's a safe environment where no matter what you say, it's all good. It's not about judgment or whether or not your counselling "likes" or "doesn't like" what you have to say and share. Your counsellor is the conduit for which you can connect with all that is buried within you. And the reason that's important is because it's the very things that you have buried that keep trying to resurface and keep the haunting and dysfunction going. By exposing it and then dealing with your emotions, you can then learn the tools and resources you need in order to equip your Self for any future issues that arise. Keep your head up, Lisa, and stay in counselling. Go into each session with the intent of doing what you must in order to deal with all that you've endured. You deserve that. Thank you for sharing your story with my visitors and me. I send you love, light and healing energy.

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Darlene Barriere
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Feb 15, 2012
lisa
by: survivor

I was also molested and then raped as a child and like you I felt I could or shouldn't talk about how I was really feeling. It resulted in an increase in self harming behaviours and finally an attempted suicide which was only unsuccessful as a result of my anorexia.

I have now found a dietician and a psychologist who I can be more open with and when I did open up a little and discuss how I was feeling and when I was suicidal instead of locking me up they helped with offering different coping strategies and listening to what I had to say which helped tremendously.

Stay strong, you are a survivor to live through all you have don't let the b**tards win now you have come so far. To hurt yourself is to let them have a victory and they don't deserve it. And you don't deserve to be hurt anymore. Love yourself and good luck.

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