Healing from sexual abuse and violence – for survivors.

Moving on, accepting, forgiving and forgetting, putting it all to the back of your mind… is it ever that simple?

Often friends, families and supporters are unaware of the continued impact events of violence and abuse can have on a victim (victim= survivor). 

My time and training with OSARCC  (Oxfordshire Sexual Abuse and Rape crisis centre) helps me to understand that it is rarely that easy to simply forget an experience of sexual abuse, rape and sexual violence.
Nearly half a million adults are sexually assaulted in England and Wales each year -Rape Crisis UK

There are plenty of websites with facts and figures to show survivors just how not alone they are in their experience but the truth is they are alone.

As a survivor it’s important to understand that you are the only one that that happened to, the only one still living with the affects physically, emotionally and mentally as you are. 

I know that people don’t always look towards hypnotherapy as a real solution to anything beyond weight loss and smoking cessation. As a tool for emotional, mental and behavioural change hypnotherapy (with an experienced hypnotherapist) for me is a great option for lots of people.  

Despite similarities with others what happens to you only happens to you because you are the only you!
To me-  you are unique and your experience is as unique as you are.

Looking forwards -positively, can be difficult when memories and feelings keeps part of you anchored in the past. 

 It would be wrong to assume the effects of abuse and violence but if you or someone you know are still experiencing negatively as a result of something that happened -change is possible. Just knowing that you are not comfortable or right within yourself and you’re looking for a way to change and improve on the way things are now for you – this could be your solution. 

For a complimentary consultation text or call on 07780801532 or email dilys@changeinyoutherapies.com

It can take people a long time to process what has happened to them and even longer still to understand, accept, be rid of what can be long-lasting secondary  effects.

  • Flashbacks
  • Intrusive thoughts
  • Anxiety
  • Depression
  • Harmful eating habits
  • Extreme weight gain/loss
  • Stress
  • Relationship issues
  • PTSD
  • Mood swings
  • Low/ negative self-esteem and confidence
  • Nightmares/ night terrors
  • Self-harm

Maybe you experience some of the above, a combination, things not listed or even none of the above.

 There are many therapeutic avenues, holistic and otherwise which may be of benefit to you and hypnotherapy could be one of them.

Whether your experience was long ago or more recent, hypnotherapy may help you to manage the ongoing effects, address unwanted feelings, thoughts and behaviours and help you to work towards a positive outcome.

Hypnotherapy can have more immediate results than other therapies as we work directly with the subconscious( where all of our experiences and learnt responses are stored). Sometimes our subconscious needs a bit of help to understand our experiences. Trying to file away a negative event or events can be tricky and it may trigger other emotional and physical responses such as those listed above. When we then we try and stifle these reaction or or even try and ignore them they will usually worsen or trigger further unwanted feelings and behaviours.

Hypnotherapy allows you to discuss, explore safely and file away your experience as well as the effects you’ve been living with. It allows you to dispel negative, uncomfortable and unwanted behaviours and reactions which may appear once in a while or more frequently. 

Wouldn’t it be nice to be able to reset your instincts, feelings or behaviours – or at the least lessen their impact on your life.

My services are strictly confidential and provided in a comfortable and friendly environment. There is no pressure on you to disclose any details but a safe space for you if you choose to.

 I hope after reading this you know that change is possible and achieveable.  I look forward to hearing from you.

For a complimentary consultation text or call  on 07780801532 or email dilys@changeinyoutherapies.com

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