Even if you don’t feel like a survivor yet – you have survived your experiences and are still here.
By reading this self-help guide and maybe engaging in, or considering engaging in therapy you are beginning to take control in trying to build the life you want and not allowing your life to be determined by your experiences of abuse.
Take time to acknowledge what you have achieved in your life so far
• What are you proud of?
• What do you feel good about?
It could be a relationship, parenting, success at work, sports achievements, something you have done to help someone else, standing up to injustices. No matter how small, acknowledge these achievements.
What you are feeling is a normal reaction to an abnormal situation