Surviving and Thriving… Quote from this website…
Every trauma survivor has the right to become a thriver!
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HAVOCA’s ethos believes that every single victim of abuse has the ability to survive and lead a more fulfilling life.
“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!”
The above anonymous exchange of text messages got my attention. I have been using “surviving and thriving” together for some time because shifting to “thrive” offers so much hope. 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. Trauma survivors can thrive by using some of the value added symptoms of mental health challenges to 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 and My Journey of Healing in Life After Trauma, Part 1&2… Click the highlighted text for my author page to order books and other stuff…