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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Whether abuse occurs during or after an intimate relationship ends, it is never the victim's fault. Abuse is always the responsibility of the one who is perpetrating it.
Quote Source: Triumph Over Abuse book, p. 130.
In Chapter 4 of Triumph Over Abuse, I write in detail about the potential value of educating yourself about abuse as part of the recovery process. In our See the Triumph research, we've heard from many survivors how important gaining new knowledge and understanding about the dynamics of abuse was to understanding their past experiences.
There are many useful tools available for learning about abusive relationships, including books, websites, online and in-person workshops, and talking with other survivors and professionals. If you're on the journey of healing from past abuse, take time to map out a plan that will work for you.
One resource that may offer a good starting point is the Collections section of our See the Triumph website, which has resources and blog posts organized by different topics.
Check out our newest See the Triumph #SurvivorsTriumphing video! This time, we're featuring Quasona Oliver, who is sure to inspire you with her insights on how advocacy work was so key to her healing journey.
Would you like to be featured in an upcoming #SurvivorsTriumphing video? If so, please send me a message through the Contact Us page to connect!