Thursday, October 4, 2018

7 Keys to Recover from Painful Experiences

     Each woman or man who reveals secrets from the past that have haunted them for decades rings a bell to liberate others. This bell cannot be unwrung. The "Me Too" movement surged to a tidal wave that washed away the conviction that people in power had the right to sexual subjugation over the less-than-powerful. The belief that there was nothing anyone could do about it changed quickly--as any belief can. Calls to the National Sexual Assault Line at 1-800-656-4673 (HOPE) surged.
     Those calls surged again after Dr. Christine Ford Blasey testified about a sexual attack by Brett Kavanaugh during Senate hearings concerning his fitness to serve on the Supreme Court by a reported 147%. 
     Do you know someone who survived a sexual attack or even a rape and still suffers from the experience? That someone may even be you.
     Here are 7 keys to unlock the door and escape from the prison that still holds you captive. The prison that blocks happiness and success. These keys are questions for you to ask yourself. There are no right and wrong answers, only your answers. No one else knows them.
     I learned how these questions work from people I coached as individuals, in ongoing groups, workshops and in response to my book Travelling Free: How to Recover from the Past by Changing Your Beliefs. I discovered that each person who survived a painful experience did so in a different way with different lasting effects. Each person held unique keys to his or her freedom.

The 7 questions that have helped people move beyond surviving to thriving

  1. What was hard for you about what happened?
  2. What was hard about it?
  3. What did it mean to you about yourself and life?
  4. Regarding your answer, do you believe that?
  5. If you believe that, what about it seems true?
  6. What are you concerned would happen if you did not believe that?
  7. If you could feel any way in the world, even though that happened to you, how would you like to feel?
I would love to learn about your experience with these questions.

Cheering you on to freedom, happiness and success!

 Travelling Free How to Recover from the Past by Changing Your Beliefs is a workshop-in-a-book available at Amazon worldwide in print or e-book editions. Read more

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