If so, I’ve got good news for you. To heal from the trauma of child sexual abuse, it isn’t necessary to relive painful memories. Instead, it’s more important to stay in the present moment and understand how the abuse is damaging your adult life.
For example, what unhealthy coping strategies did you develop in your childhood as a result of the abuse? What false beliefs did you create because you were too young to process the emotional and physical pain of the abuse? How are these toxic thought patterns sabotaging your adult life?
The present is what you’ll need to focus on. Not the past. That’s a relief, isn’t it?
Of course, there will be emotional moments. That’s a given. You’re rewiring thought patterns you’ve relied on for years or decades, and it’s not easy. But it’s doable with patience and commitment.
Even so, you’ll need a plan to deal with the stress caused by challenging these toxic coping strategies. If you’re prepared, your transformation will be more comfortable.
Once you move past the fear of breaking the silence and realize you’re not alone, this process gets easier. Each step is more rewarding than the last.
Build a good support system around yourself and keep moving forward on your healing journey. You will heal, little by little. And one day you’ll make the shift from survivor to thriver.
Wow, what a glorious day that will be!
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