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Capulet

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  1. To all of my AS Friends and Family:

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    Happy New Year!  May 2024 be a year filled with happiness, health and healing.  Love and safe hugs to all of those who would like them. ❤️ 

     

    1. MeBeMary
    2. Doll6

      Doll6

      Happy new year Cap. I hope this year is a great one for you 

    3. ActivistAlly

      ActivistAlly

      Happy 2024!!!

  2. Capulet

    Hello!!!

    Hello, @4sa, and welcome to AS! One of the things (and there are many!) that I love about this site is that you set your own pace. I know a lot of this can be overwhelming to take in, but I am hopeful that you will find tons of support here as well as comfort, peace and healing. It is truly amazing what a difference being around those who can relate can make. Take gentle care of yourself - looking forward to getting to know you and supporting you in the journey! Best wishes, - Cap
  3. A big welcome to you, @Sister.L, to AS. So proud of you for taking the steps to be here and to join in our community healing efforts. One step at a time, one day at a time. We’ll all get there. Looking forward to getting to know you! Best wishes, - Cap
  4. Welcome, @Laylaa to AS. I am sorry for the circumstances that have led you here but am hopeful that being among other survivors who understand will be a game changer for you as far as support goes!! ❤️
  5. Everyone, please take care of yourselves today!  If Halloween is something you enjoy, please ensure that you stay safe while participating in any activities today/tonight!!

    If you do not particularly enjoy Halloween, then please take care of yourselves and treat yourselves to some self-care and know that November is right around the corner!!!  

    Sending everyone love. ❤️

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    2. Finchy

      Finchy

      Thank you, Cap. ❤️ :) 

    3. MeBeMary

      MeBeMary

      Thanks, Cap! I have (general) doctor's appointment in a little while, that is as scary as I will get. 👻

      No trick-or-treaters in my complex to give out to, so my plans will be snuggling up under a warm blanket and watching the World Series. :popcorn:

    4. awi

      awi

      thank you cap 

  6. @Patti72, you did not miss anything. The session is for tomorrow morning, (Sunday) September 17 at 10:30am your time. We are excited to see you there!!
  7. Please do not worry, Doll! There will be plenty of future opportunities. Sending you strength during this time. Here for you if you ever need anything. ❤️
  8. Hi, Just checking in to let you all know that this session has had a date change, as we are needing additional time to put together a few things and to ensure we have appropriate staff coverage. We will likely be meeting on Sunday, September 17th. There is still plenty of time to register! Please let me know if you would be interested. We are also needing to know your time zone (especially if you have not Zoomed with us before) so that we try for a time where our registrants will be available. Sending everyone love and light! ❤️
  9. Welcome to After Silence, Hannah! I am sad you have reason to be here but consoled knowing you have taken an integral first step toward healing and that . That’s huge, I hope you know that! Take gentle care and jump in whenever you feel comfortable doing so. I know there is quite a bit to take in. Sitting with you in support, - Cap
  10. Just a reminder - we are still accepting participants for this session! Also, the sooner we receive your registration/time zone, the sooner we can begin working on a time for our session. ❤️
  11. Terms of Service/Rules This is an After Silence site feature that is member exclusive. Only registered, ACTIVE members who are in the 'survivor' member group may participate. In addition, member accounts must be in good standing (no warnings or restrictions imposed) and at least 60 days old, with a post count of 50 or more. There are absolutely no exceptions to this rule. If you do not currently qualify for the 60 days/50 post count this time, please do not worry - there will be opportunities in the future to participate, as long as we maintain interest in these chat sessions.
  12. Hello, AS! Happy Sunday to you all! Yesterday's Zoom Chat Session went wonderfully! Thank you to those who joined us - I hope the experience was an enjoyable one! I am here to officially announce our next session - we will be discussing Coping Skills - Triggers & Grounding Exercises. We will be planning this session for the weekend of (date change:) September 16th/17th. Like we did last time, if you are interested in joining this session, please send a PM to me @Capulet or to @MeBeMary. Let us know what time zone you are in and all availability during the weeke
  13. Hello, everyone! We now have a time for our scheduled Zoom Chat Session "Art Show and Tell!" We will be meeting on Saturday, August 26th at 4pm EST. At this time, we do not have enough interested participants to host more than one meeting. This makes it 10pm GMT+2, 9pm GMT+1, 3pm Central Time, 2pm Mountain Time and 1pm Pacific Time. We still have room for more registrants, so please let us know if you might be interested in joining us and you'd be available during this time frame. Additionally, please let us know if you will be displaying some of your own artwork or so
  14. It will be established tonight, so you should have an answer first thing tomorrow.
  15. We are still accepting registrants for our first Zoom gathering!! We are still working on putting together a time. A time will be set by Sunday night, August 20th. (For some of you, this may be Monday morning!) Links to our scheduled meeting will be sent in PM by Thursday, August 24th. Remember, the link you receive is ONLY for you - please do not share it with anybody, regardless of whether they are AS members. Please send a PM: Acknowledging you have read the Terms of Service Whether you will be sharing your own or someone else's artwork What your time zone
  16. Hi @twentyYrsAngry, welcome to After Silence. I'm so sorry you have reason to be here, but am glad you've found this diamond in the rough community. I sincerely feel that being here, surrounded by people who support and understand, has changed my life for the better. Yes, it is very normal to 'put things away' for many years and to not deal with it until much later after the actual event. I did the same exact thing. I, too, had a nonconsensual sexual encounter at 17 - I wouldn't deal with this particular event until over a decade later. There are still some things I'm trying to proce
  17. Hi Jazzmin, and welcome!!! A lot of what you have said, I can sadly relate to. My rape was nearly 27 years ago, and I didn't start dealing with things until many years after the fact. For a long time, I felt like this was time wasted, and that I'd failed myself and those around me, but eventually came to realize that I needed to be ready and also in a safe mental/emotional place in order to seek the support I needed. I'd also come to understand that there is no set timeline to healing and no rules involved - we simply leap when we are ready. I'm pleased to hear that you are prepared
  18. Thank you, @MeBeMary, @Finchy, @Doll6. The hugs are very appreciated and needed. I went for my head CT on Monday. I was given discs of my images, which I mailed to the surgeon. Now I wait for her to receive them, review them, and then contact me for a consultation via Telehealth. Things are moving along, just not quickly enough. I got my assignments for the Fall (school year) and I will be resuming with my sixth grader during the day in the classroom and then my seventh grader at his home after school. I am going to be gone ALL DAY. My only consolation is that I'll be able to
  19. Terms of Service/Rules This is an After Silence site feature that is member exclusive. Only registered, ACTIVE members who are in the 'survivor' member group may participate. In addition, member accounts must be in good standing (no warnings or restrictions imposed) and at least 60 days old, with a post count of 50 or more. There are absolutely no exceptions to this rule. If you do not currently qualify for the 60 days/50 post count this time, please do not worry - there will be opportunities in the future to participate, as long as we maintain interest in these chat sessions.
  20. Hello, everyone. Happy Sunday! I am here to announce that we are ready to announce our first topic. In reviewing the votes, we saw that we had a tie between Art Show & Tell and Coping Skills: Triggers & Grounding Exercises. We wanted to start off with something a bit lighter to start with, so we have chosen to launch our Zoom Gathering sessions with Art Show & Tell as our first topic! We will likely do Coping Skills next, as that was also a popular choice made by the community. Our first session, should be one hour long (we may run over). We invite yo
  21. I will be 'live,' too. Not expecting people to be comfortable with showing their faces right off the bat, but certainly glad to be able to give the option. ❤️
  22. @Patti72 - please do let me know how it works out. I would be happy to see if I can help you (and Peaches) to connect. We will be choosing a first topic tonight by 11:59pm EST and announcing it shortly after. So, please - if you have not yet voted, please do so prior to tonight's deadline. Please do not worry if your preferred topic is not 'in the lead.' We will try to do them all, eventually! Additionally, we may need to schedule two sessions (same topic) at different times in order to accommodate those whose time zones might interfere with their attendance. This will d
  23. @MeBeMary, you are a saint - I was actually thinking about writing up the Zoom info and letting folks know to download it if they haven't already used it before in some capacity! You beat me to it, which is not surprising - given the amount of stress on my plate these days. I'm so grateful you've taken the time to let everyone know how to set up their free accounts ahead of time so that we're more prepared for our first session, which will likely be in 2-3 weeks. Thank you, friend. So, regardless of how complicated it looks, it is very, very easy to do...download the Zoom software on
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