You are more than the trauma you’ve endured. Although sexual trauma and abuse can be debilitating and it can feel like you don’t recognize yourself afterward, there is hope for the future. If you’ve experienced sexual abuse in your past, we are here to help you on your journey toward peace and acceptance. Our Steps to Sexual Health program can be a vital part of this journey.
Steps to Sexual Health is a 10-week individual program that provides a new perspective for individuals dealing with sexual misuse, trauma or abuse and helps them overcome the pain they’ve experienced. Sexual brokenness does not have to destroy your dignity. You can seize the opportunity to move towards wholeness through Steps to Sexual Health.
Who can Benefit?
- Any person who feels “broken” in their sexuality.
- Any person who feels a sense of shame and regret of their sexual history.
- Any person who has experienced childhood sexual trauma.
Sexual abuse happens to one in three women and one in six men. It involves unwanted or coerced sexual involvement. Sexual trauma is an unasked-for and/or age-inappropriate sexual encounter.
Sexual abuse and trauma cause physical, emotional and spiritual pain and pain demands medication. Some destructive behaviors commonly used to “medicate” the pain of abuse are:
- Overeating or not eating
- Suicidal attempts
- Sexual addiction
The only healthy way to deal with pain is to acknowledge it and work through your grief. When the pain is healed, there is no more need for medication.
Some myths we believe about perpetrators:
- “They did it without thinking”
- “They only did it to me”
- “I somehow asked for it”
- “My perpetrator had pain”
- “My perpetrator was drunk or high”
It’s important for you to know abuse is not your fault. The perpetrator made the choice to act out; you can stop blaming yourself. With our Steps to Sexual Health program, we can help you take responsibility for your healing and help you move forward.
Start your journey toward healing