We expect people who have been abused, either in childhood or later in their adult lives, to carry anger, scars and pain for the rest of their lives. But abuse can be healed! It’s not actually easy to heal abuse when we are confined to our everyday world, because it’s difficult to see why such a thing “happened” to us, it’s challenging to deal with our feelings of being a victim. In short, it’s difficult to gain a larger perspective, a different picture, of what abuse is all about and how it can truly be a gift to us and the lives we are living. Not that anyone wants to be abused. But once it has occurred, why not encounter it as a gift instead of as a trauma that can never be overcome? Healing from Abuse takes a spiritual perspective on healing, as author Carla van Raay talks of her own experiences and how she has freed herself. This Thursday. Share your own struggles and growth via our toll free line: 888-498-0570.
I grew up in an abusive family. We had every kind of abuse: physical, emotional, psychological, financial, and sexual. What I have learned in life is that such experiences are designed to be overcome as we grow and live our lives. That has been so for me. It’s what has driven me to be a psychotherapist, to help others see that healing from any kind of abuse is “meant” and “possible.” This, too, is Carla van Raay’s message. I’m excited to hear her story and the ways she has solved her puzzle. Listen and learn—and heal! Click here to visit Carla Van Raay’s website!