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Art Therapy – art as a tool for healing.

Art is a very powerful healer. It helps us to express buried emotions that we may not even be conscious of. It can help release stress and tension as the energy moves from within us out onto the paper. It is therapeutic with its colours, textures and processes. In this booklet I will share some […]

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What is Child Abuse and How Common Is It?

It is difficult to determine the exact numbers of children who are abused each year. Most cases are not reported to the authorities and once grown most people still keep the abuse secret. Surveys that have been done suggest that child abuse is very common, with some reports suggesting that 1 in 4 girls and […]

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Impacts of Child Abuse

There are many impacts of abuse on children. If the child does not receive assistance to break free from these impacts they often carry over into adulthood. Bradley and Johnson-Marshall (1993) explain the following impacts: Loss of childhood – abused children lose their sense of innocence, their sense that the world is a safe place. […]

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My 10 life principles.

These 10 life principles represent my intentions. I am not yet able to live according to them fully all the time, but I continue to work towards it, forgiving myself when I slip and realigning as required. 1.            I honour everyone and everything (including myself) – I harm nothing I honour everyone and everything […]

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Welcome to my healing from child abuse blog.

In this section we explore healing from child abuse and becoming a healthy, fully functioning adult. Those of us who suffer painful beginnings in life have to spend many years unravelling the knots we’ve been tied up into. We have to loosen these, drop the armour, shed the fear, grief, despair and rage, to access […]

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Behaviours of Adult Children of Alcoholics (ACoA)

Adult children of alcoholics guess at what normal behaviour is. Adult children of alcoholics have difficulty following a project through from beginning to end. Adult children of alcoholics lie when it would be just as easy to tell the truth. Adult children of alcoholics judge themselves without mercy. Adult children of alcoholics have difficulty having […]