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Jun 10, 2011
To Someone:
by: Darlene Barriere - Webmaster

I believe you CAN handle this, and let me tell you why. Years ago, when I was in therapy questioning whether or not I was strong enough to go through the process, my therapist pointed out that I was more than strong enough because I had already survived the worst of it: the abuse itself. He also pointed out that the abuse was no longer happening. I was safe. Although it would seem obvious to those who have not gone through child abuse and the effects, when we're so close to it, these things are anything but obvious. I realize what my therapist was telling me was right, and that healing would begin when I began to trust the process. I have since learned through working with many victims and survivors over the years that what you're experiencing is not uncommon. Fear is gripping you right now, but trust me when I say that the most cleansing part of therapy, though very difficult at the time, was when I finally allowed my emotions to break through. When that happened, it was a breakthrough. A major one. So trust in the process, and trust in your Self. You ARE strong enough to do this as long as you lean on your Self, meaning that inner part of you. For some that's the soul, for others it's faith. Whatever Self is for you, go deep within yourself to find it. Thank you for sharing how you're coping with therapy with my visitors and me. Stay with it. You're too worthy NOT to.

From Victim to Victory, a memoir
Darlene Barriere
Webmaster: www.child-abuse-effects.com
author. speaker. survivor. coach
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Jun 11, 2011
be brave: Be Strong: Love your beautiful Self
by: maurice

Hi wonderful, beautiful, fantastic, gentle, sensitive, loving, honest, Be true to yourself: I'll be a winner over my abuse and my abuser; What empowering loving heart words from Darlene to you: Read carefully, slowly, soak in her gentle heart and persuasion but firm knowing you will succeed: Stick with therapy she's right it is painful but the relieve and peace of mind after awhile will put all your pain and indeed abuse into perspective so that you can get on with your life: I will: I can I must because I am WORTH it: That you sure are very special child of the universe and God; Have a healthy mind in a healthy body too: Think positive: act positive and be positive in all you do and say about yourself: Look in the mirror hug and cuddle that wonderful, good and great me looking out at you: Era go on sure there is no one looking at your beautifulness:

Mar 21, 2012
you can do it
by: Lost but found

I have to agree I thought once I got the help I needed from the abuse I to thought I could not deal with it and believe me when it all came out, it was better. I have just recently been going to therapy for this same reason. I was abused mentally physically and sexually by my adopted parents. I have kept this in for so many years I refused to talk cause no one believed me when it was happening so this is why it was really hard for me to go to therapy. It took me almost losing a good friend to get the help I needed so I know you can make it through this have faith and just take it one day at a time This makes it easier to go on in life DO not shut down like I did just get it out and you will find out that it is better in the long run and you will have a better life.

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