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The thing effecting more children than Autism that no one is talking about

According to the CDC 1 in 68 children (or 1 in 45 according to Autism Speaks) are diagnosed with Autism. It is a devastating diagnosis for the child and their family. A diagnosis that is life changing, creating life long struggles. April is Autism Awareness Month. Autism speaks has done amazing work to raise awareness […]

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Finding yourself in the comparison trap

Originally written for and shared on Huffington PostI don’t know about you, but when I spend time around peers I can find myself in a comparison downward spiral. I just came from an amazing 4 days of connecting with some incredible women. A confidence building, inspiring, find your inner badass kind of weekend. So why […]

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Changing the way we think about the healing process

In today’s vlog I talk about a new way of imagining the healing process…hopefully to help you see it in a way that not only feels possible, but allows for a whole new experience. I hope you enjoy. I’d love to hear your thoughts and reactions. Does it feel any less intimating? Can you see […]

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Believing in your ability to heal

Happy New Year!  This year @ Courageous Journeys it’s all about letting go and opening to possibilities.  Today’s video is about recognizing the incredible strength, resilience, and determination already within you…helping you believe in your power to get through the difficulty of healing…or anything else life might throw your way. I’d love to hear your […]

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Setbacks in therapy

Today’s vlog is a result of a question emailed to me (thanks! ;)).  Anyone who has worked with me knows I don’t consider setbacks a bad thing, or even consider them setbacks.  And they are certainly not evidence of your ability to heal/change. Let me know what you think.  What questions does this topic bring […]

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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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