Talk to yourself the way you would talk to a dear friend.
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.