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When treating sexual abuse, it’s important to remember two things or have two memories of the event.  First, remember that it was a very bad thing and the traumatic response in your body is real and needs to be honored.  But it doesn’t stop there, the sexual abuse has also given you opportunities.  In this case, this child had the opportunity to stop his abuser from hurting other children.  The end result if knowing that you will be OK AND it was a really really bad thing.

It is really important to remember both sides of the coin as you heal from trauma or sexual abuse.

  • It was a really, really bad thing AND…
  • I/You/We will be okay AND….

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