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Women’s Beyond Abuse Retreat

Women’s Beyond Abuse Retreat

May 16 – 18, 2014 Queens, New York Committed to Freedom’s Beyond Abuse Retreats are for people who have experienced the intimate violation of abuse, specifically childhood sexual abuse. We offer spiritual tools to help survivors move beyond their abuse. While our approach is from a Christian perspective – from the wisdom teachings and life […]

April 14, 2014 | 0 Comments More
Dear So-and-So’s

Dear So-and-So’s

Open letters to the “So-and-So’s” of the world from Anne Quinn I’ve noticed a great deal of “open letters,” especially lately, circling the internet and thought it was time to join the ranks of the open-letter-writing-club. In honor of Sexual Assault Awareness Month (SAAM), I’ve composed the following letters for those who have responded to […]

April 10, 2014 | 4 Comments More
Just a Reminder

Just a Reminder

“In order to make progress, one must leave the door to the unknown ajar.” ~Richard Feynman

April 8, 2014 | 0 Comments More
“I Was.” Now what? A Guide for You and Those You Tell

“I Was.” Now what? A Guide for You and Those You Tell

Written by Anne Quinn Co-Director As if it wasn’t distressing enough to experience abuse, exploitation, or sexual trauma, to disclose that to others can also be quite stressful. Just to say those words to another person, “I was …” can cause many survivors to feel as if the world is collapsing. Those words can open […]

April 3, 2014 | 2 Comments More
Just a Reminder

Just a Reminder

“No one can make you feel inferior without your consent.” ~ Eleanor Roosevelt

April 1, 2014 | 0 Comments More
Why Flashbacks Feel Real

Why Flashbacks Feel Real

When you experienced abuse, you probably had one of these responses: (1) you fought, (2) you ran away, or (3) you froze. At the time you experience trauma, your heart rate increases, your muscles become tense, your breathing becomes rapid and shallow, or you go into a kind of numbing shock and check out. Unlike […]

March 27, 2014 | 3 Comments More
Just a Reminder

Just a Reminder

“What day is it?” It’s today,” squeaked Piglet. My favorite day,” said Pooh.” ― A.A. Milne

March 25, 2014 | 0 Comments More
Why Your Memories Feel Disconnected

Why Your Memories Feel Disconnected

  Do your memories of what happened to you feel disconnected? Do they feel dreamlike? Do you sometimes question whether or not it actually happened? If so, you’re normal. Yep, you read that correctly. You are normal. It turns out, when trauma is experienced, your brain’s prefrontal cortex is temporarily shut-down. This is the part […]

March 20, 2014 | 5 Comments More
Just a Reminder

Just a Reminder

Think with your whole body. ~ Taisen Deshimaru

March 18, 2014 | 0 Comments More
Do You Struggle to Forgive?

Do You Struggle to Forgive?

By Sallie Culbreth, M.S. Founder I’ve heard a lot of opinions about forgiveness and, to be honest, much of it has had a negative impact on my ability to find freedom from bitterness. Bad advice such as “forgive and forget” or “forgive and get over it” is crazy-making in my book. But the smug one […]

March 13, 2014 | 3 Comments More