When you survive trauma you can also thrive while embarking on your own journey of healing…

Surviving and thriving…  Quote from this website…

Welcome to HAVOCA.  We provide support, friendship and advice for any adult who’s life has been affected by childhood abuse.  
 
If this is the first time you have visited this site please feel free to browse around and explore our hundreds of useful pages about the road to recovery.
HAVOCA’s ethos believes that every single victim of abuse has the ability to survive and lead a more fulfilling life.  

Every Survivor has the right to become a Thriver.
 
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“How many of us suffer with the feeling of being broken???” 


“And many years of putting all the ‘broken’ parts back in place.   No easy process but you can thrive!”
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The above anonymous exchange of text messages got my attention the other day.  I have been using “surviving and thriving” together in recent weeks.  Why?  Because when we do “survive” emotional neglect and child abuse, embarking on a lifelong journey of healing, we more often than not “thrive” while doing so.  It becomes a daily work in progress and a discipline of understanding the symptoms connected with the mental health challenges.  If we are aware of the triggers and behaviors, we can mitigate the unsettling over reactions to the days events, and practice “dialing down” with style…  Hyper vigilance can be a good thing in terms of staying on top of your game, but not so good if it turns into a panic attack or an over reaction that becomes a distraction to others on your team.  Thriving means using some of the value added symptoms of mental health challenges to your advantage.

I have received excellent mentoring over the years from friends, family, co-workers, and mental health professionals to learn the value of  “dialing down” that translates into facilitating emotions or anger that has positive benefits at home and in the work place.  Take a look at the resource and reference site…Surviving and thriving…  Start thinking in terms of practicing how to use the gifts of hyper vigilance and hyper arousal to your advantage…

Steve Sparks
Author
Reconciliation: A Son’s Story click to order…  
 


 

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