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Fears & hurdles in therapy

In today's vlog I address some of the biggest concerns people tend to have when considering therapy, particularly for survivors of sexual abuse.  It certainly isn't inclusive of all the fears people have, just some of the most common. What fears did/do you have about starting therapy?  Can you relate to some of the ones […]

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More on acceptance & healing sexual abuse

After receiving a lot of feedback on my last video on the importance of acceptance in healing, I thought a little clarification might be helpful 😉 .  I'd love to know what you think.  How do you feel when you think about "accepting" the significance, the impact?

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First step in healing sexual abuse

Today’s vlog is about the first step in healing sexual abuse.  However, it’s important to keep in mind that healing is not a linear process. Healing cannot happen without acknowledgement, validation, and acceptance. If you’ve been following CJ for a while, you know I took time off from providing in-person therapy.  Many of you have asked […]

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Healing sexual abuse.....it’s not always about the details

There is a very common fear idea when it comes to healing sexual abuse…that you must replay all the painful, embarrassing details of the abuse experienced.  In today’s vlog I talk about why that just isn’t true and what is necessary for healing. Do/did you have fears about sharing details?  Has the fear kept you from […]

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Healing abuse through validation

Today’s vlog is a response to someone from YouTube requesting more information on what validation is, why it’s important, and how to get it. I am so appreciative of everyone who takes the time to comment and ask questions in whatever way you do! Do you feel you’ve received the validation you need?  In what […]

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Speaking your truth

I sat down to do this post and found it difficult to put on paper what I had floating through my mind.  It just seemed better  easier to talk about it. I’ve thought about doing a video a few times since I’ve been in Florida and there has been something holding me back.  I’m not […]

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Dreams, favorite songs, and a little Soul

I was listening to one of my favorite songs today and and it led me to thinking about the struggles so many of us tend to have.  So I decided to use it as inspiration to write.  One of the lines is “her daddy had dreams but he drank them away”.  I thought about my […]

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Just breathe...

Most evenings we take a walk on the beach with our dog to view experience the sunset.  It’s been a nice routine in an otherwise unstructured life. The other night while we were out I decided to do a video for mini breaks of meditation.  The more senses you bring in, the easier it is to […]

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Celebrating Mother’s Day when you don't have a mother

Last Sunday was a national day of recognizing the sacrifices, commitment, unconditional love, and our relationship with our Mom. Unless your like me and many of the people I work with...someone who doesn’t have a relationship with their mother...either by choice or death.  Then it becomes a day of remembering the how and why you […]

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