Watch the grieving process at work.

by Raquel
(California)



I am a victim of sexual abuse, trying to make a way to survivor and thrive r. After reflecting on my feelings and actions, I realized that they fit the model of grief. Though the steps are slightly jumbled up, probably having something to do with my unbearable desire to heal and get over what happen to me, I realized that I am grieving. I’m grieving the loss of my control, the loss of my childhood and innocence.

I recently started a website dedicated to my journey through grief and healing. I believe that offering my testimony and my daily thinking and feelings, may help someone along their journey, letting them know that they are not alone....That what they are feeling is very common, hoping to give them a sense of reassurance.

I believe in the power of testimony and the need to spread awareness about sexual abuse. It is a terrible act, rendering numerous detrimental effects, and I truly believe that it is a loss, a loss great enough to be paid attention to in research and study on grief.

I would like to invite you to my website, www.AQuartertoEmmaus.com to watch the the transition between the stages of grief and learn what strategies others have used to help with their grief.

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Feb 27, 2013
Thank you!
by: Anonymous

Thank you all. I really appreciate the support. It is a great feeling to know you are not alone and that you are supported! This website has been of really great help to me and I will definitely promote it.

Feb 26, 2013
Watch the grieving process at work
by: Doreen U.K.

Raquel this is a very positive approach to the journey into healing from sexual abuse. I have read many books on this and also worked voluntary in Mental Health Counselling Centre so know what a devastating problem this is to live with. I also have supported others here.
Healing is a slow process and many need counselling for years mainly to grieve all their losses.
Best wishes

Feb 26, 2013
Raquel,
by: Pat in Missouri

Thank you so much for posting information about your new website on this one. Yes, indeed, sexual abuse is much like losing a loved one to death. The abuse victim grieves many losses just like the bereaved do. Once an individual is victimized, he/she is never the same again. It is the same for those of us who grieve the loss of loved ones. In time, most of us will heal in a way that allows us to move forward, but that loss will always be there, a memory that will never totally go away. I took a brief look at your website. I love the art and music, as well as the message of healing through spirituality. It's late right now, but I will look at it more closely tomorrow. I commend you for what you are doing. By putting forth information about abuse, you are not only helping others, but yourself. Doing things to help others is always therapeutic. I wish you much success with this new endeavor and I wish you well on your journey toward healing.

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