I'm excited to share this new Pathway for Survivors Mini-Journal, which is now available as a *free* download from The Source for Survivors website: https://www.sourceforsurvivors.info/store/p1/minijournal.html.
This 28-page Mini-Journal offers an introduction to the 6 Commitments (Intentionality, Safety, a Long-Range View, Deliberate Steps Forward, Reflection, and--if desired--Paying it Forward) in the Pathway for Survivors.
Two activities are included for each of the 6 Commitments, plus one additional bonus reflection activity!
Please note that this Mini-Journal is intended for survivors who are no longer currently facing physical safety risks from a current abusive relationship.
Today, I have the honor of being the guest on the Last First Date podcast, and we had an in-depth conversation about the topic of healing from emotional abuse. You can read more of what we discussed and find links to the podcast in the show notes here: https://lastfirstdate.com/healing-from-emotional-abuse-2/.
Thanks to Sandy Weiner and The Last First Date podcast for this opportunity!
I'm getting extremely excited to be gearing up for the official launch of the newest resource I'm developing, The Source for Survivors! The Source for Survivors won't fully launch until early 2024, but you can take a sneak peek now at www.sourceforsurvivors.info, as well as be one of the first to connect on Facebook and Instagram.
I'm starting The Source for Survivors because I believe that there's a big need for more support and guidance for survivors of past abuse who are navigating the long-term healing journey. In addition, the site will provide resources for community supports for survivors--including formal resources like systems and organizations, as well as friends and family members--who want to put survivors' needs and experiences at the center of the support they offer.
Stay tuned for more updates about the official launch date for The Source for Survivors, and until then, if you have a chance to check out the site, I'd welcome your feedback below!
Shortly after Triumph Over Abuse was published earlier this year, I was invited to write a workbook on recovering from verbal abuse. It was such a needed topic that I couldn't turn it down.
I'm excited to share that The Verbal Abuse Recovery Workbook is coming out in under two weeks! Please help spread the word to others who might benefit from this book.
You can pre-order a copy by clicking here. If you're interested in more sneak peeks in the coming weeks and even a few book giveaways, connect with our See the Triumph Facebook page (www.facebook.com/SeeTheTriumph), which is where we'll share additional updates about this book in the coming weeks.
Last week, I facilitated this program on healthy friendships, which was hosted through a partnership between our Healthy Relationships Initiative and Fellowship Hall, a local treatment facility for substance abuse and addiction. Although a lot of what we discussed was related to friendship while recovering from addiction, there's a lot of helpful information that was shared by the panelists that applies to friendships in everyone's lives.
You can find the full video of the program here: www.facebook.com/fellowshiphallinc/videos/455292778918580.
I'm looking forward to presenting this upcoming training for mental health professionals in May. To learn more or register, please visit: https://eventbrite.com/e/responding-to-family-violence-best-practices-for-mental-health-professiona-tickets-147669065149.
My publisher, Routledge Mental Health, is offering this 20% discount code to order Triumph Over Abuse direct from them. To use the code, enter it at the following link: https://www.routledge.com/Triumph-Over-Abuse-Healing-Recovery-and-Purpose-after-an-Abusive-Relationship/Murray/p/book/9780367646455?utm_source=individuals&utm_medium=shared_link&utm_campaign=B011951_ca1_1au_1aj_d741.
I was grateful for the opportunity to be interviewed by UNCG News for this article on domestic violence during the COVID-19 pandemic. You can read the full article here: https://news.uncg.edu/domestic-violence-during-pandemic/.
It takes time to learn to trust others after being hurt by an abusive partner. Take time to get to know people, and set healthy boundaries to let supportive people in and keep distance from those who are hurtful.
Quote source: Triumph Over Abuse book, page 48
Along the journey of healing from past abuse, there are people who can help you, but also others who can hinder your progress. Surround yourself with the right kind of support, and learn to set boundaries with those who may get in the way of your progress.
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