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I Made Healing from Abuse My Priority

We’re so grateful for our guest post this week by T. Christopher Crandall who was featured in the male survivor support group in our documentary, Boys and Men Healing. We’re so proud of T. Christopher, his commitment to healing and all his subsequent successes! He is a returning undergraduate student in the Department of Sociology […]

Q & A with a Clergy Abuse Survivor and Leading Advocate

Welcome our guest Mark Crawford, a survivor of clergy abuse, a leading advocate for survivors of sexual abuse and the New Jersey State Director of SNAP. Mark was featured in our film Boys and Men Healing from childhood sexual abuse, and today shares valuable insights supporting survivors, and what we need to consider next regarding […]

Healing the Whole Body for Abuse and Trauma Survivors

Far too often healing the  body is is the last consideration when healing from abuse and trauma. Today, as part of our continued outreach for our films Boys and Men Healing and The Healing Years, we’re grateful for this insightful guest blog by Don St. John, Ph.D., a somatic-relational psychotherapist and Continuum Movement teacher and […]

Healing From Trauma is Possible

In our continued outreach for our films Boys and Men Healing from childhood sexual abuse and The Healing Years, we invite leaders in the field to share new insights on healing from trauma and childhood sexual abuse. We’re honored today to share a Q & A with Gretchen Schmelzer, PhD, a licensed psychologist trained as […]

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A Male Survivor of Abuse and Neglect: A Creative Voice Speaks Truth

A Book Review Iron Man Family Outing : Poems About Transition Into A More Conscious Manhood by Rick Beldon Creativity often means taking a courageous journey into dark places of painful emotions and memories. It’s not an easy path to take, but for those who do, they return from the depths with vital messages about […]

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When Abuse Re-Enters Your Life Keep Walking

We hope you enjoyed the holiday and are looking forward to 2016! As part of our continued outreach for our films about men and women healing from childhood sexual abuse, we welcome our regular contributor, Stephanie March, as she shares the valuable insights about a difficult subject faced by many survivors– being re-victimized. This can […]

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Value Centered Goals for 2016

I’m not sure if you feel the same way, but I’ve been overwhelmed and annoyed by all the recent blogs on gung-ho goal-setting for 2016.  My instincts say to first ponder what’s most important in our lives before jumping into creating goals for the new year ahead. Family time, a peaceful home life, creativity, stability, […]

art and healing from trauma and abuse

The Creative Voice in Healing Trauma: Powerful Projects by Survivors and Advocates

As a follow up with our last blog on creativity for survivors, I’ve been thinking about some of the amazing creative project survivors of trauma and abuse have created as they so courageously work to reclaim their lives. Someone once said, ‘pain is dysfunction leaving the body’. I firmly believe that the creative voice, once […]

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The Power of Creativity for Abuse Survivors

As part of our continued outreach for our films about healing from abuse, we welcome Stephanie March today as she shares how creativity is a vital force in her healing from abuse. Stephanie is a writer, survivor, and advocate. Her articles have been featured on XOJane, Kindness Blog, and The Huffington Post. She is a […]

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Surviving to Thriving

As part of our continued outreach for our films about healing from abuse, we invite voices of survivors to our blog to shed light on healing, thriving and reclaiming their lives. Welcome Ash Stevens as she shares how she shares encouragement and tools for thriving!   Everyone knows that life isn’t easy, but there are […]