How often do you ask yourself why you feel the way you do or beat yourself up for not reacting, thinking, feeling, or behaving in the way you “should”?
Have you sometimes wondered if you’re crazy or the only one who thinks, feels, or experiences things in the way you do?
Do you judge yourself for struggling even though things in your life “seem” good?
These are just some of the ways we reinforce the damage done by sexual abuse.
1 in 3 women and 1 in 6 men has been sexually abused. Think about that for a moment... If you are one of them you've likely gone through the majority of your life believing your struggles were just part of who you are or something you would have to continue to live with.
How many times have you said "I'm not effected... it was a long time ago. I forgave, I don't think about. Or even, I've been to therapy, coaching, or read all sorts of self-help books so I've healed"?
Yet, you still find you struggle with self-worth, shame, relationships, or allowing yourself to be fully seen.
The long term impact of abuse is insidious. It hides in the crevices of our mind, body, and heart.
The impact is reinforced over time when we use coping mechanisms to "deny" the continued impact. Examples of this are above.
I created this course to help you truly understand…to see the truth of why the struggle exists and actionable steps to help you navigate this journey. Through this deep understanding, the doors to healing open, beckoning you to walk through... allowing you to step into the life you deserve... allowing you to experience what it means to be free & whole.
"I am so very glad that a friend introduced me to Peggy Oliveira's YouTube videos, which then led me to her Facebook pages and groups, and then this online course. This course made me see and understand things differently, and helped me to change many of my (false) beliefs from childhood...that it was my fault, that the childhood sexual abuse was about me, that I am damaged and unlovable and unworthy of love, and that I will carry this pain to my grave. Peggy's video lessons, journal prompts and mediations were a godsend and I now understand that the childhood sexual abuse was not my fault, was not about me, that I am not responsible, damaged, I am worthy of love and acceptance, and I am enough."
Journey to Wholeness will help you understand...
~The ways in which we are wounded. It is so much more than the experiences themselves.
~ How the lasting impact of sexual abuse continues to show up in your life. The insidious ways abuse weaves itself into your heart, mind, body, and soul.
~... And honor the courage, resilience, and determination it took for you to get to where you are now. If you're reading this you are much further ahead than you think.
~Why even well-meaning, platitudes of "put the past behind you", or "find the blessing or gratitude in the experience", create more struggle and keep you from being able to heal.
~The steps necessary to truly heal and the inspiration and belief in your ability to navigate the journey.
From this place, all the other healing work you do will integrate with more ease as the foundation you've built is far more structurally sound.
I've learnt so much about myself, and for the first time in my life I'm feeling positive about what the future holds and my ability to heal. I am so very grateful for this experience.
In Taking Root we create (or strengthen) the solid footing to help you navigate your journey. We’ll dive into techniques to keep you grounded and feeling energized in this process together. This practice is both practical and purposeful. You will be able to use these tools in all areas of your life.
In Strengthening Root we settle in and build (or strengthen) the foundation of understanding the “why”. As humans, we have an innate need to make meaning and understand. This week we’ll be uncovering the mechanisms that lead to long term impact on our beliefs and life-long coping mechanisms.
HONORING YOUR PATH
In Honoring Your Path we’ll be connecting the dots. There will be “Aha” moments as you see your struggle (anxiety, depression, relationship difficulties, self-sabotage, unhealthy coping, etc) through the lens of someone who is experiencing a normal reaction to the trauma you experienced, not as someone who is damaged or weak. Through this understanding, you open the door to the life waiting on the other side.
HONORING THE WARRIOR WITHIN
Honoring the Warrior Within is being able to connect to your innate capacity for growth and healing. You’ll be able to identify and feel the truth of who you are. The woman who has survived an unbearable truth and has the courage to strive for something better. In connecting with this capacity for growth you will more clearly see the healing possible for you.
In Courageous Growth we’ll build on the connection from the previous week as we explore avenues to help you continue on this path and navigate the steps necessary on this journey. We’ll explore connection, trust, vulnerability, joy, and allowing yourself to dream.
In Courageous Freedom we’ll explore specific ways for you to bring it all together to help you get to the other side of healing… to see the clear path to the summit.
Your journey of healing the lasting impact of childhood sexual abuse.
You'll receive a bonus Getting Started PDF after signing up as well as your first chapter. Each subsequent chapter will be available every other week.