Finding Inner Peace

A quick share from the Surviving Childhood Trauma Instagram page

I knew this month would be different, more difficult, than the other months this year. The dates that fall in November and their significance in my life assures that they are not forgotten.

But, this year they landed differently for me.

They didn’t pull me under like I expected, though I felt the dates in my body; the emotional dysregulation, the exhaustion, and the constant pull to think of the past. This month I felt myself tasked with reconciling my childhood experiences with new perspectives and levels of awareness.

And I coped in all the ways I needed.

Living My Healing Work

Recently I have been enjoying time with family and friends, fully present, and fully with all of my emotions, and the thoughts and memories that come up. I have been working through grief, doubt, and worry. I have been sitting with self-forgiveness.

I have also been preparing for my new job within my community providing peer support, a position my new certification has qualified me for, as well as for a big and exciting move, coming up during a not so exciting time of year to move, with my family.

I just haven’t felt like sharing it with the world. I have been protecting it and cherishing these moments of living all of the healing work I am doing, for myself and my family.

Recognizing My Wins

I have done some heavy lifting around my abandonment wound this year – the kind of work that has rippled through all of my relationships (not always in comfortable ways) as my self-worth becomes an embodied experience and manifests in new respect for my own boundaries, and new abilities to self-affirm myself, my emotions, and my decisions. 

I matter, and I finally believe it.
I finally feel it in my body.

I’ve definitely evolved, I have absolutely been healing, and this year more than ever I am finding inner peace with myself in new and empowering ways.

On goes the journey

Looking for Ways to Connect With Other Survivors and/or Receive Support as You Heal?

Survivor’s Circle Peer Support Groups might be just what you need. 

These small groups meet on alternating Wednesdays, Thursdays, and Fridays via Zoom. In these groups, survivors connect, share, and support each other through the ebbs and flows of healing. Attend a session and experience the magical healing that happens when survivors connect and support each other through shit only we can understand.

You can also book individual 1:1 peer support sessions with Shanon for private support in a closed space. You deserve support as you heal, and I am here to help. You don’t have to heal alone.

I am a trauma informed, trained, and Certified Peer Support Specialist in the state of Wisconsin. I am also a survivor with years committed to my own trauma healing after being diagnosed with (C) PTSD due to childhood abuse. Additionally, I have a professional and personal history of community facilitation and peer work.

I specialize in helping survivors like you make connections between real time experiences and past trauma wounds, identify and communicate boundaries, create self-care plans that work, navigate big emotions and trauma responses, reparent your inner child, and embody your own self-worth through the healing process with confidence and personal empowerment.

These support groups and 1:1 peer support sessions should not replace professional therapy; they will however provide additional support and information.

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