With the Kavanaugh case all over the media, this can be really triggering! I understand! I’m a survivor of sexual assault. Let’s become 100x stronger from what’s happened to us! Here are some things that have (are) helping me daily!!!
Please remember I’m not a licensed therapist or doctor, so if you feel you should seek immediate medical treatment, please do so.
Everyone’s story is different BUT extremely important! Let’s all stick together! ❤❤❤
1. Receive Medical Attention
Some injuries post assault may not be noticeable, so it’s very important to get checked out fully by a medical professional.
2. Make A Safety Plan
Think ahead of the places you go to and ways to get out as fast as possible. This idea is also good for any emergency situation.
Talking to someone really does help. Working with a therapist can help you with the challenges of life. There are all different types of therapy out there, so try what’s best for you.
4. Self Defense Class
YOU ARE NOT A VICTIM! Get some ass-kicking classes under your belt and REGAIN YOUR CONFIDENCE!!!! I’ve had friends try kickboxing, jiu jitsu, taekwondo, but find a fit and get some aggression out!
I harp on this a lot in my blog, but I feel its pertinent. Finding ways to love yourself no matter what’s going on is really crucial… Really hard… But crucial. Examples such as keeping a journal, taking a bath, relax and watch a movie, just take extra time and nurture yourself.
6. Surround Yourself With Loved Ones
This one really gets to me because I wish I’d had more support. Please find a community whether it’s family, friends, or a group to help get you through this time.
7. Pray Or Meditate
Whatever your religious practice is, if you believe in the power of prayer then pray! Get grounded in your beliefs and hold tight to your higher power to help you through. Meditate to help with anxiety and stress.
Remember you are not alone. It may feel like a very lonely time, but you will overcome and come out as a WARRIOR!!!! I wish this never happened to me or anyone else for that matter and I’d never wish it on my worst enemy. Let’s all take these tragedies that have occurred to us and become 100x stronger.
I Believe In You,