If I can't be who I am, then what's the point? It's not dignified to try so hard, it doesn't work, and it dimishes me. I'm not a fragile child anymore. Look at what I have overcome ~ I am a miracle and I deeply approve of myself. There is no time for smallness ~ I have meaningful things to accomplish.
During our six weeks together, a major goal of the You Are Not Alone program is to lessen the heavy burden of shame survivors carry as a result of sexual trauma. In fact, there is an entire week devoted to “Overcoming Shame.” One of the effective tools I utilized in my own recovery was to create a folder on my computer entitled “Shame Busters.” This folder is comprised of quotations on healing, letters I have written to myself, poems, affirmations, and much more. I refer to them often and regularly create new ones. For those of you in the You Are Not Alone program, I invite you to share your own Shame Busters. And thank you.
Contribute to The Conversation & Share Your Own Shame Busters
We will add these to the below after we review each entry.
(1) BE KIND To Myself.
(2) Stand TALL.
(3) Replace lies with the TRUTH.
(5) WEAR MY SCARS PROUDLY.