Tools for the Journey
Self-Care and Resiliency Tips
Here on our Self-Care and Resiliency Tips page, we feature tips and tools survivors can use no matter what stage they’re at in their journey. For adult survivors of child sexual abuse, focusing on self-care and resiliency work is incredibly important for their physical, emotional, and psychological well-being.
On this page, you’ll find a range of specialized content that has been developed by survivors, for survivors. This includes a digital journal where survivors can express themselves freely and document their healing journey, a comprehensive list of books and written material related to child sexual abuse, cards with words of affirmation and inspiration, yoga videos to help ease anxiety and promote physical well being, and other unique materials that allow survivors to express their creativity and connect with others.
Hear from Melanie Sachs Barton, Survivor and Advocate, as she walks us through where to begin when seeking help.
Recovery is a Process
The effects of childhood trauma can last a lifetime, and survivors may struggle with a range of issues, including anxiety, depression, and post-traumatic stress disorder. By prioritizing self-care activities such as exercise, healthy eating, therapy, and mindfulness practices, survivors can learn to cope with the emotional and physical effects of their trauma. Self-care also helps survivors build resilience, which is essential for navigating the challenges of daily life.
Through resiliency work, survivors can develop skills and strategies for coping with stress and adversity, allowing them to thrive and achieve their full potential. Ultimately, investing in self-care and resiliency work can help adult survivors of child sexual abuse heal and move forward with their lives.