No Longer Abused
A bi-Monthly Zoom Teaching Series

INSPIRED BY Author Kim O'Hara's self-help book No Longer Denying Sexual Abuse: Making The Choices That Can Change Your life

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SESSION Sixteen: Channeling Spirituality

TW: Male Rape.
Based on Chapter Sixteen, we take a look at the importance of enlargening our spiritual container when it comes to our growth in abuse recovery. Much of this means looking at a power greater than ourselves and what we would call that power we may need to surrender to. As we have had our trust breached as children, and have childhood memories of religion or the absence of, we need to untangle the old model of spirituality and uncover our own powerful experience with the realm of the spirit. We do this so we can have a deeper connection with ourselves and our body and mind connection.

Jay Westbrook is a multiple award-winning clinician, Visiting Faculty Scholar at Harvard Medical School, a national speaker, and best-selling author. Jay has a Masters’ degree from USC, is an Advanced Grief Recovery Specialist, a Registered Nurse, and a Certified Hospice and Palliative Nurse.

He is nationally recognized as an expert on the constellation of issues surrounding End-of-Life, and is highly skilled in working with the spiritual, emotional, and physical suffering of people approaching the end of their lives and their families.

He lectures & consults nationally, at both the keynote and breakout levels, on Emotional & Spiritual Suffering, Ethical Communication, Palliative Care, Working With Dying Patients & Grieving Families, and the powerful Grief Recovery technique.

Kim O'Hara

I am so glad you found this safe teaching space where twice a month for 21 weeks I will bring in a Guest Author to teach on the phases of coming out of abuse denial outlined in this book. I woke up from a dream when I was 42 understanding I was molested as a young child, and my whole life changed forever… for the better.

But not right away.

I went through some very painful stages, lost without support groups that could take me on a linear path of recovery or remove a victim mentality. I understood I had to walk through the shedding of denial first so I could write about it in my book, and then teach the process in hindsight.

When we have been abused, our subconscious lies about the truth to us for as long as it can before we are emotionally ready. For some, this is quick, but for many others like me, it took decades to face the abuse, understand the past and find a new voice. By then, I had already functioned as a false persona in so many areas of my life for so long, I didn’t even know who I was. Abuse had altered my original identity and affected the way I handled money, spirituality, friendships, success, and my ability to love myself.

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“This book is truly a gift to sexual abuse survivors. Kim delivers a courageously candid and insightful depiction of her devastating experience as a survivor of incest.”

Session Sixteen: Channeling Spirituality

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