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Author Jeanne McElvaney Offers An Insightful Journey Into The World Of Childhood Sexual Abuse

empowerment, potential, courage, choices, intuition, self awareness, self help, childhood sexual abuse, Jeanne McElvaney, GoToSpirit.com, Time Slipping, Old Maggie’s Spirit Whispers, Spirit Unbroken: Abby’s Story, Harrietta’s Happenstance,

It’s only been thirty years since Judith Herman's newly published book labeled sexual abuse a crime, challenging social belief that it was harmless. Survivors began telling their stories. For the first time in history, social attitudes began supporting the victims of perpetrators.

Body Self Awareness and Empowerment

Our journey to health can be much more than riding a raft in an uncertain ocean of concern. If we turn to the wisdom of our spirit, we have a guide for empowerment.

empowerment, potential, courage, choices, intuition, self awareness, self help, childhood sexual abuse, Jeanne McElvaney, GoToSpirit.com, Time Slipping, Old Maggie’s Spirit Whispers, Spirit Unbroken: Abby’s Story, Harrietta’s Happenstance,Though we don’t often stop to recognize it, we hold a tightly bound bundle of beliefs about our bodies. These are potent rudders when we are challenged by illness, but we can steer ourselves to new possibilities when we consciously encourage a spirit adventure by seeking fresh information. Then we become intrepid pioneers, exploring a new world. Rather than holding onto old truths, we might discover bacteria aren’t our enemy. These 100 trillion invisible body residents are essential health allies and, in a new approach to health known as medical ecology, scientists are showing us how to work with them to help us heal.

Courage of New Choices

empowerment, potential, courage, choices, intuition, self awareness, self help, childhood sexual abuse, Jeanne McElvaney, GoToSpirit.com, Spirit Unbroken: Abby’s Story, Harrietta’s Happenstance,We do it so often… and so well. We think understanding why someone abused us diminishes its effect on us. This is a disempowering web for survivors of childhood sexual abuse.

Though it gives us the comfort of not upsetting other people, excusing our abuser because we understand them will keep us firmly trapped in our experience. Drinking, anger, exhaustion or depression can never, ever be an adequate reason for harming us. If our abuser was also a victim at one time, he/she needed to seek help rather than use our childhood vulnerability as an opportunity to violate us. Not ‘knowing what they were doing’ or ‘recognizing how much it affected us’ denies responsibility and asks us to carry the load.

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