Welcome to Surviving Childhood Trauma


Welcome to Surviving Childhood Trauma, a place where survivors can connect, find support, and find resources to aid in trauma healing & recovery.

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Hi, I’m Shanon & I am a Certified Peer Support Specialist

Welcome to my healing journey.

I am the mother of two and the wife to wonderful man. I am a writer, an advocate, and a survivor of childhood sexual abuse, physical abuse, emotional abuse, and neglect.

After 20 years of dissociation, I found myself spiraling in January of 2017. I was 37 years old. By March I was diagnosed with (Complex) PTSD and my healing journey began. To help me along the way I have used CBT therapy as well as EMDR.

Additionally I use reiki, metaphysical practices, journaling, physical activity, my strong support system, and the survivor community as part of my healing and self-care tool-kit.

Before I began sharing my story publicly and began providing peer support and advocacy to survivors, I worked in the non-profit sector organizing community around important issues and helping people connect with the tools and resources to help them live their best life.

I am glad you are here and I hope that you find comfort and reassurance in my writing that you are not alone and you don’t have to do this alone.

Connect with me 1:1 for peer support and guidance, or join a Survivor’s Circle Peer Support Group meeting and connect with other survivors.

I look forward to connecting.

~Shanon

Ways to Connect

Healing Tools

Survivors Speak Series

Survivors Speak is a platform for survivors of childhood trauma and abuse to share their stories, their healing, and the lessons they have learned. There are two ways you can participate and two ways you can witness the stories of others.

Submit your story via writing for publication on this website by submitting it below.


Introducing a new Monthly Membership for the
Survivor’s Circle Peer Support Group

Save a few bucks with a monthly All-Access pass to the Survivors Circle Monthly group meetings. Come connect with other survivors, share your success and your struggles, learn about resources, and get the support that you need.


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