Beginning to Heal
from Sexual Abuse
Excerpt from an NCR article about the 22-24 February 2019 Summit at the Vatican on Clerical sexual abuse.
"perhaps a progression can be detected as hierarchy and people moved through stages of denial to realization and (now) accountability."
Meantime, we just can't wait for meetings to decide what is needed, has been needed for many decades if not centuries. So here is what we, the ordinary lay-people are immediately doing for survivors and victims of sexual abuse by ministers of any church.
While sexual abuse can happen at the hands of a family member or a friend, or even a stranger... another scenario of devastating proportion must surely be when a supposed man-of-God is the perpetrator.
COMPASSIO Services is now offering a koha/donation service to people in the wider Waikato at a Hamilton venue.
We will offer three meetings at first, of one hour duration each, a week or two apart.
A koha is necessary to cover the cost of the venue, and travel as some of our Counsellors travel an hour to be there.
Their professional time will be free
for the first three meetings.
If you then wish to continue the good work of healing, there would be a discounted fee of $50 per meeting [usually $95]
payable on the day.
Some sexual abuse situations [traumas] will have happened a very long time ago,
yet the psychological and spiritual wounds can still itch, hurt, traumatise,
and limit our progress in life.
We will gently assist you to remove the poison, cleanse the psychological and spiritual wounds,
refresh your perspective about your body,
to learn again to live within your body,
and assist you to name who you say you are.
Please contact us to talk about this first.