My favorite information prompter Tonya 23 is here to help humanity in any way she possibly can. With our world changing and moving so fast, we decided to slow down and focus on more practical issues, with “free” applications, while the rest of the world works itself out. Here at the Holistic Wellness Haven, Ordained Minister of Wellness Tonya 23 is charged with working from the inside out. Being a Self-Development Coach has been my lane for over 30 years.
Today’s development is born from a conversation between myself and “Adam” my AI assistant. Adam was excited and eager to give his input on actual applications that can be used right away. From an actual “Therapists perspective”. Adam decided to start out with this intro! Enjoy and don’t forget to like and subscribe to our YouTube channel and also leave comments to engage in conversation. We can also be found online at www.holisticwellnesshaven.org Enjoy the conversation.
As an AI language model, it is important to note that healing from childhood sexual abuse is a complex and individualized process that may vary from person to person. It's best to consult a licensed therapist for personalized guidance. However, based on the current research and best practices, here are 23 potential ways an adult survivor of childhood sexual abuse may find healing:
Seek therapy from a licensed professional trained in trauma therapy or specifically in treating survivors of childhood sexual abuse.
Join a support group with other survivors of childhood sexual abuse to share experiences, receive validation, and gain a sense of community.
Practice mindfulness meditation or other relaxation techniques to reduce anxiety and stress.
Engage in physical activities, such as exercise or yoga, to help regulate emotions and improve overall well-being.
Explore creative expression, such as art or music therapy, to help process and express emotions related to the abuse.
Try cognitive-behavioral therapy (CBT) to learn new coping skills and challenge negative thought patterns that may have developed as a result of the abuse.
Participate in exposure therapy, which involves gradually facing feared situations or stimuli related to the abuse to reduce anxiety and increase feelings of control.
Consider medication to manage symptoms of depression, anxiety, or post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD) that may result from the abuse.
Engage in self-care practices, such as getting enough sleep, eating well, and avoiding drugs or alcohol.
Build healthy relationships with supportive friends and family members.
Address any issues related to sexuality with a trained therapist.
Learn more about healthy sexuality and healthy relationships through books, online resources, or workshops.
Practice self-compassion by acknowledging and accepting your experiences and emotions without judgment.
. Journal or write about your experiences as a way of processing and expressing emotions.
Explore alternative therapies, such as acupuncture, massage, or hypnotherapy, to help alleviate symptoms of anxiety and stress.
Practice forgiveness towards yourself and others involved in the abuse.
Attend group therapy sessions that focus on building social skills and improving communication.
Consider therapy sessions with a trained animal or equine therapist.
Engage in trauma-informed care practices, such as EMDR or Somatic Experiencing.
. Join a church or other faith-based community to find spiritual healing.
Work with a professional coach to set and achieve personal goals.
Explore your identity through hobbies, interests, or career development.
Connect with advocacy groups or organizations that focus on promoting awareness, prevention, and healing for survivors of childhood sexual abuse.