Child sexual abuse: Hope for healing (Birmingham)
This course looks at the whole topic of child sexual abuse, the impact on the survivor, how to work therapeutically with it, and if and how recovery is possible. Combining personal experience with research and neuroscience, this day is suitable both for stable survivors, and all types of professionals working with them.
“Child sexual abuse is when you’re powerless and betrayed, and you’re all alone and you mustn’t tell, and there’s confusion and pain and deep down inside there’s the fear that it’s all your own fault, that there’s something wrong with you, something terribly and toxically wrong with you, and there’s nowhere to go, and no one to run to, and no way to stop it because you’re small and weak and stupid and if only! If only! If only you had known, if you only you hadn’t been there, if only you hadn’t said what you’d said, or done what you’d done, or felt what you’d felt…That’s what child sexual abuse is.”
About the host
The training day is run by PODS, a sister project of START Counselling and a leading provider of CPD training on trauma, dissociation, sexual abuse and attachment. We run around 20 training days a year, throughout England, all of them led by Carolyn Spring, Director of PODS and author of Recovery is my best revenge. www.pods-online.org.uk/training