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Taking Back Ourselves- Women’s Recovery Weekend

TakingBackOurselves Weekend of Recovery For Women Survivors of Sexual Abuse June 10-12, 2016, Chester, Connecticut October 21-23, 2016, Los Gatos, California www.takingbackourselves.com In April, 2015 at the Hope Springs Institute, an unlikely place of refuge in the middle of rural Ohio, women survivors of sexual abuse participated in the second TakingBackOurselves Weekend of Recovery. Over […]

creativity for abuse survivors

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 […]

MALE SURVIVORS_ DARING TO DREAM

Male Survivors of Childhood Sexual Abuse: Daring to Dream

As part of our continued outreach for our documentary, Boys and Men Healing, we are grateful for the opportunity to interview Dr. Howard Fradkin, Ph.D., LICDC-CS. Dr. Fradkin has counseled over 1500 male survivors in individual, couples, group psychotherapy and weekend workshops over the course of his 32-year career as a Psychologist. As Co-Chairperson of […]

15 QUOTES ON TRUTH-TELLING AND BREAKING SILENCE

“In a room where people unanimously maintain a conspiracy of silence, one word of truth sounds like a pistol shot.” ― Czesław Miłosz     Big Voice Pictures is a production company creating films shedding light on truths. We believe, when the time is right, that the truth can set us free. We believe sharing […]

The Heart of Healing-Thoughts from a Survivor Therapist

One way we continue outreach for our documentary, Boys and Men Healing from childhood sexual abuse, is to engage our audience by offering blogs written by leaders in the field related to the film’s topic. Today, we welcome our guest blogger, Mikele Rauch.  Since 1983, Mikele Rauch has worked with men and women survivors of […]

The Stories We Tell: Testimonial Writing Led By the Very Best

Guest Post by Roger A. Canaff Legal Expert, Anti-Violence & Child Protection Advocate August 13, 2014    Healing can, thankfully, take many forms over a long and perhaps perpetual journey. The trick, I think, is to embrace the ride as something more joyful in its own right rather than a task. Thriving is what then […]

Heros Journey for abuse survivors

Self-Care: A Hero’s Journey healing from child abuse, trauma and addictions

We all need self-care, yet after writing our last blog, Time for Rest, I thought about the significance of of self-care for individuals healing from childhood abuse, trauma and addictions. It struck me that by choosing to engage in a daily self-care practice, they heeded the call to embark on a hero’s journey. A commitment to self-care is ultimately […]