Beyond Surviving with Rachel Grant
The safe space for survivors of childhood sexual abuse.
Welcome to Beyond Surviving, the safe space for survivors of childhood sexual abuse to receive support, resources, and share their stories. Beyond Surviving is about freedom, healing, connection, and even laughter and fu
Music for the Soul was birthed out of Steve Silar’s experience creating songs for a stage play for survivors of incest. We discuss how music - and specifically songs - can help survivors on their healing journey. We also hear about Steve's amazing plan to turn the stage play into a film entitled Innocent Child and you can even play a big role in making his dream come true! Steve Siler is founder and director of Music for the Soul, a faith based organization that creatively uses the power of songs and stories as a bridge to hope and healing for those facing life's most difficult issues. An accomplished award-winning songwriter and music producer, Siler has had over 500 of his songs recorded in the Christian, pop, & country markets.https://www.musicforthesoul.org/https://www.musicforthesoul.org/innocent-child-project/
Transforming Trauma S5 Ep. 1: Navigating Relationships with Perpetrators You Love
Eve reflects on a dilemma many survivors face: being in relationship with people and communities who have caused you serious harm. She highlights the choices one has and shares her perspective on challenging black and white thinking. Eve offers tools to create space for difficult emotions such as grief and shame. Listen to remember you are not alone and you can learn to resource yourself and get your valid needs met.Resources:https://www.facebook.com/groups/realtalkwithrachel/https://barcc.org/help/services/groupshttps://www.amazon.com/Allies-Healing-Person-Sexually-Abused/dp/0060968834
S7 Ep. 1: 6 Steps to Reclaiming Joy
After surviving 15 years of child and adult abuse, Arien has built a life he loves. He now helps others find the same healing he has through his program, The Prosperity Path: A 6-Step Journey to Living a Life You Adore After Abuse. Arien gives us a sneak peak into his program and shares about his own healing journey, his living with dissociative identity disorder, and life as a agender person have all informed and influenced the amazing work he is doing to help people reclaim their joy. He shares his own personal definition of joy, too! We got a little sidetracked talking about guinea pigs (an external source of joy for both of us, but then got right back to exploring how survivors of abuse live the wonderful life they truly deserved from the moment they were born.uncoveryourjoy.comfacebook.com/groups/joyafterabuseLearn more about The Prosperity Path at uncoveryourjoy.com/prosperTake The Prosperity Path Quiz (to find out which stage you're on): members.uncoveryourjoy.com/quiz
S6 Ep. 12: The Link Between Disordered Eating and Being a Survivor
In this episode, Certified Intuitive Eating Counselor, Natalie Forsythe and I discuss the research connecting childhood sexual abuse with disordered eating and body image struggles. We now know that trauma impacts the brain's development and changes the response to reward, which can lead many people to develop binge eating behaviors. We discuss why labeling food as "good" or "bad" is detrimental to our mental and physical health. We even explore ways in which to set boundaries to better filter the external messages we are receiving so we can put an end to body shaming.Check out Natalie's "How to Find Freedom from Out-of-Control Eating" online class at www.natalieforsythe.com/class.
Transforming Trauma S4 Ep. 6: How to Hack Your Mind & Guide Your Subconscious
Trauma carries deep pain and struggle. But it also brings along the resilient spirit to achieve and not give up. If used intentionally, it can benefit your life and your growth. We cannot change what happened to us, but we can figure out the way our mind works so it works for us and not against us.Julia Andrews represents the National Association of Women Sales Professionals as the Chapter President for Portland, Oregon and is the founder and creator of The Art of Feminine Selling™, a sales methodology that highlights empathy and vulnerability as a strength with an emphasis on mindset and authenticity to self.She is a sales coach and a sales-team strategist who's sold over $215M in sales and brings her expertise from working over two decades as a top-tier performer in corporate financial services to help and support women not be afraid of selling and achieve the financial success they envision for themselves. Before moving to the U.S., Julia shares that one of her biggest adventures was learning English as a second language while at the same time learning how to sell as she needed to alleviate the household burden to her single mother with five children.Julia is survivor of sexual abuse and a victim of incest.www.juliaandrews.comThe Art of Feminine Selling Facebook GroupInterview with San Diego VoyagerInterview with Bustle.com
S6 Ep. 11: Do Only Weak Men Get Raped?
In this episode of Beyond Surviving, Seth Shelley and I explore and challenge the messages that male survivors are faced with, such as “Real men don’t get raped”, “You should have fought back”, “You must have enjoyed it or your body wouldn’t have responded the way it did.”In a world where we are increasingly becoming aware of the prevalence of sexual trauma, we must bring men into the conversation as more and more the statistics are bearing out that boys are abused to nearly an equal degree as girls.And yet, because of the messaging that boys/men receive, the way boys are socialized, men struggle to find their voice and share their stories.That’s why I am so thankful that Seth Shelley is among the men who are paving the way for male survivors to speak up, be heard, and break the cycles of silence.Men Need To Talk About Their Sexual Abuse | Seth Shelley | TEDxUNBChttps://www.youtube.com/watch?v=r4CIop1zlVMwww.sethshelley.com#beyondsurvivors #sethshelley #malesurvivors #metoo #mentoo #healing #yourstorymatters #breakthesilence #nomoreshame #mythbusting
S6 Ep. 10: Breaking the Chain of Generational Trauma
Aimee Cabo is a grateful survivor, speaker, award winning author, a radio show talk host of The Cure, and a nurse, president of IMIC Research who has taken her pain and turned it into purpose. In this episode, she shares her story and how her faith in God healed her. We also explore the impact of generational trauma, ways to prevent child abuse, and how misconceptions and stigmas can contribute to the escalation of child abuse.Listen to her podcast: http://aimeecabo.podbean.com/Learn more at: https://godisthecure.comWatch the video: https://youtu.be/pIa7mT2xrHQ