Our life experiences can sometimes take hold of us and start to affect our everyday life. It is usually at this point that we decide we have had enough and reach out for help, hoping to find the magic pill that will take everything away. Why wouldn't we?! I decided to write this blog because I have had many people ask me what steps they can take to get rid of this life affecting experience. Often when I tell them that there are many steps that have to be taken and there is a process to be journeyed, they look at me in annoyance. There isn't a magic pill that I can just take?!
Understanding Why Many Survivors of Sexual Trauma Don't Come Forward - Nurtured Hearts Counseling, Lone Tree, CO
There has been a lot in the news recently about sexual trauma with the Kavanaugh case, as well as Bill Cosby's sentencing. I will be honest with you, it has been difficult to see all of the social media posts being made. I have seen posts that are coming from a place of emotion and in some cases seem very destructive. Many are not aware of the complexities that go into what a Survivor experiences and why they don't come forward. I hope that if you are a Survivor or a Loved One of a Survivor, that you have taken care of yourself. All of this can be very triggering. I even found myself taking a step back. It was very overwhelming with the amount of news coverage and social media on these cases. I feel it is important to offer a perspective from the lens of Trauma. As many of you know, this is my area of specialty and I often work with Survivors who have not come forward.
Nurtured Hearts Counseling's Blog
I am a Licensed Therapist in Lone Tree, Colorado and my goal for this blog is to explore taboo subjects that no one is willing to talk about and I am eager to bring awareness to.