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I have been involved in a lot of self help (12 step programs/therapy), self discovery, soul seeking, but I am now beginning the journey to heal from the sexual abuse. I am attending SIA meetings and started step one. I am hoping to use the sia livejournal and the After Silence forum to journal and write out my step work. As I find it difficult to share everything I would like to share in a SIA meeting and do not have a sponsor, I felt the need to find another avenue to get this out of me and into the universe. I also feel the need to connect with other survivors. To see that the things I struggle with, others also struggle with. And to find experience and hope....the hope that there is something better out there.

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Dear freyja:

I would like to welcome you to After Silence's forums.  We are all here for you and want to support you in any way we can. I know that posting for the first time can be scary.  Please don't worry, though; you will always be given so much support from our lovely community and its members.  You're not alone - we are with you.

You will soon receive an official welcome message in your inbox.  Please feel free to respond to that PM if you have any questions about the forum or if you need some help finding your way around the site. 

Take care and keep reaching out!! :hug:

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Welcome to AfterSilence.  I’m sorry for what brought you here but I’m happy you are here reaching out for support.  Good job taking this step in your healing process.  You are not alone and what happened to you wasn’t your fault.  Take your time exploring and post when you are ready.  If you have any questions feel free to message me. 

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Dear @Freyja Lee,

Welcome to After Silence.  I'm sorry for the suffering that brought you here, but I'm happy you had the courage to reach out to us and explore different avenues to healing.  

There are many kind and supportive people here who will definitely be able to understand your thoughts and struggles.  We are all here for each other.

Blessings to you,

Gold Raindrops

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Hi Freyja Lee, 

Welcome to AS.  This is a safe space and you are free to share your experiences here.  No one will judge you here and we are all here to support each other.  I hope you find some hope in this site. 

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Hello everyone,

My name is Danah, and I'm proud to say that I'm processing my trauma in therapy, after avoiding it for so long. I used to feel a paralyzing fear, whenever I attempted to "go there" in the past. But this time feels different, I feel really angry and brave at the same time. Like I'm ready to go to war or something. I've been on the road to recovery: healthy diet, medication, meditation, exercise, and therapy. And I felt this urgency to join a support group. I'm Middle Eastern, and the nature of my trauma is quite difficult to discuss with other people in my country, to say the least. I'm exploding with excitement now that I have a place to speak. I can't wait to get to know all of you, learn from your experiences, and be part of this community, where normalizing experiences and being supportive are the norm. 

I'm excited, angry, scared, shy, and nervous. But for the first time, it feels so good. 

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Didn't realize this was a private forum for Freyja
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Hi Freyja,

My name is Danah. I'm new here too! I'm also on a journey of recovery, which has been scary, extremely painful, and has been making me so angry.

You're not alone :throb: 

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9 hours ago, da2606 said:

Hello everyone,

My name is Danah, and I'm proud to say that I'm processing my trauma in therapy, after avoiding it for so long. I used to feel a paralyzing fear, whenever I attempted to "go there" in the past. But this time feels different, I feel really angry and brave at the same time. Like I'm ready to go to war or something. I've been on the road to recovery: healthy diet, medication, meditation, exercise, and therapy. And I felt this urgency to join a support group. I'm Middle Eastern, and the nature of my trauma is quite difficult to discuss with other people in my country, to say the least. I'm exploding with excitement now that I have a place to speak. I can't wait to get to know all of you, learn from your experiences, and be part of this community, where normalizing experiences and being supportive are the norm. 

I'm excited, angry, scared, shy, and nervous. But for the first time, it feels so good. 

thats  ok   not  problem  i know have  also done ur  post in welcome  forum  to  safe  hugs 

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On 8/4/2019 at 12:11 AM, Freyja Lee said:

I have been involved in a lot of self help (12 step programs/therapy), self discovery, soul seeking, but I am now beginning the journey to heal from the sexual abuse. I am attending SIA meetings and started step one. I am hoping to use the sia livejournal and the After Silence forum to journal and write out my step work. As I find it difficult to share everything I would like to share in a SIA meeting and do not have a sponsor, I felt the need to find another avenue to get this out of me and into the universe. I also feel the need to connect with other survivors. To see that the things I struggle with, others also struggle with. And to find experience and hope....the hope that there is something better out there.

Hi Freyja,

Welcome to AS. I am sorry you have reason to be here, but you will find tons of support here at AfterSilence. Take your time and look around and  interact when you want and as little or as much as you like. I wish you the best as you travel down this road of healing.

Mary

:supportu:

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Hello Freyja Lee, how are you? I hope you are okay. 

I'm sorry you experience SA. It was not your fault. 

I'm glad you are connected to a group. I hope you will find this group helpful. Go at your own pace. 

I like jornaling. I find it helpful. 

Healing is possible. Take care.  

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