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Negative Scripts – “I will never be loved.”

Posted by on Jul 21, 2017 in healing, Resources, self-care, self-healing, truth | 0 comments

Negative Scripts – “I will never be loved.”

  A common statement that I hear often from fellow survivors is, “I will never be loved.”  There are variations, such as “I’m not worth it.”, or even “I’m not a lovable person.” This negative script can have a lot of power if you allow it, but it’s simply not true. It is a false belief, that you have been programmed to accept. To understand where this false belief comes from, you must first determine its origin. Was it a parent, or someone close, who repeatedly told you, in their...

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10 Recommended Books for Adult Survivors

Posted by on Oct 18, 2016 in adult survivor of child abuse, empowerment, healing, Resources, self-care, self-healing | 0 comments

10 Recommended Books for Adult Survivors

  In my own healing journey, I have read many books. There are some gems that I have found to be very powerful in their message and wisdom, while others seem to fall flat or miss the mark completely. I think my biggest personal pet peeve are the books that rely heavily on using client or patient stories to support the concept being presented, rather than providing strong insight on the topic itself.  Yes, it can be extremely validating to see that there are others out there who have experienced what we have, however too much of this...

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For Today – To Be a Positive Person.

Posted by on Oct 6, 2016 in adult survivor of child abuse, inspiration, self-care | 0 comments

For Today – To Be a Positive Person.

  Here is an example of a positive core belief that helps to replace the negative one of “I’m not enough” I use this one myself, and after compassionately working within to prove out the false beliefs, I was able to start believing this truth instead. If this resonates for you as well, repeat it as often as you need to until it becomes your solid reality. Love to all of you kickass warriors, Heather The Phoenix Gathering “One Starfish At a Time.” Proud Member of www.TheWellnessUniverse.com ‪#‎WUVIP‬ Copyright 2015-2016...

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For Today – Take Your Power Back.

Posted by on Oct 4, 2016 in adult survivor of child abuse, empowerment, healing, self-healing | 0 comments

For Today – Take Your Power Back.

  When we are facing down our shame, our fears, and the really difficult “stuff” that gets buried deep down, it can get overwhelming and damn near terrifying. The emotions, the images, the sounds, and all of the memories come crashing down, seemingly surrounding us from every mentally experienced angle. A trick I learned to start taking my power back was to start saying it out loud and name it for what it was, for example – sexual abuse, mental abuse, emotional abuse, and/or narcissistic abuse. Then when I started to...

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For Today – Healing One Step At A Time

Posted by on Sep 29, 2016 in adult survivor of child abuse, healing, self-care, self-healing, truth | 0 comments

For Today – Healing One Step At A Time

  In any given situation that causes us trauma or emotional upheaval, there is a necessary period of healing that must happen. The bigger the trauma or event, the longer the healing process. In my circle of survivors, a phrase we often hear is the “healing journey”, because it’s generally a long road when we begin, and there is a lot we learn about ourselves during the walk. There are a lot of times where we don’t want to go through the healing phase itself. We want to stop the emotional roller coaster, get off, and give the loop-de-loop...

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For Today – You Matter. Always.

Posted by on Sep 27, 2016 in adult survivor of child abuse, empowerment, inspiration | 0 comments

For Today – You Matter. Always.

  Know that you are worthy of all good things, and how much you truly matter. Love to all of you kickass warriors, Heather The Phoenix Gathering “One Starfish At a Time.” Proud Member of www.TheWellnessUniverse.com ‪#‎WUVIP‬ Copyright 2015-2016 The Phoenix Gathering. All Rights...

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For Today – Recognize Your Worthiness

Posted by on Sep 13, 2016 in adult survivor of child abuse, EchoWarriors, empowerment, inspiration, strength | 0 comments

For Today – Recognize Your Worthiness

  When you can recognize your own worthiness, you will truly see remarkable changes from within, and in everything that surrounds you. Love to all of you kickass warriors, Heather The Phoenix Gathering “One Starfish At a Time.” Proud Member of www.TheWellnessUniverse.com ‪#‎WUVIP‬ Copyright 2015-2016 The Phoenix Gathering. All Rights...

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For Today – You Can Handle Anything

Posted by on Sep 6, 2016 in adult survivor of child abuse, courage, EchoWarriors, empowerment, inspiration | 0 comments

For Today – You Can Handle Anything

  Find your inner BadAss Warrior, and you can handle anything that life may bring you. Love to all of you kickass warriors, Heather The Phoenix Gathering “One Starfish At a Time.” Proud Member of www.TheWellnessUniverse.com ‪#‎WUVIP‬ Copyright 2015-2016 The Phoenix Gathering. All Rights...

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For Today – What You Do Matters

Posted by on Aug 30, 2016 in adult survivor of child abuse, EchoWarriors, empowerment, inspiration | 0 comments

For Today – What You Do Matters

  Don’t let the thoughts of “Who am I?” and “What can I possibly to do?” stop you from helping. Anything you do in your corner of the world matters. Love to all of you kickass warriors, Heather The Phoenix Gathering “One Starfish At a Time.” Proud Member of www.TheWellnessUniverse.com ‪#‎WUVIP‬ Copyright 2015-2016 The Phoenix Gathering. All Rights...

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#EchoWarriors Story Project – Felicia’s Story

Posted by on Jul 20, 2016 in adult survivor of child abuse, childhood trauma, courage, EchoWarriors, healing, inspiration, strength | 0 comments

#EchoWarriors Story Project – Felicia’s Story

  Please read our newest #Echowarrior story from Felicia Reed   *** The abuse that I encountered started at 5 by an external party. It was part of a LIFE course of abuse….one episode after the other in older years up until I was 51 EVEN by someone who would return with the assistance of my family and “friends” to do MORE harm. I buried the earlier years’ long ordeals. I went silent. When I decided to bring it to the surface as I was removing blocks in coaching training, to heal it, to finally tell someone...

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