Exciting things are happening. All of a sudden I feel like I can reach towards something positive in my future. What started as a vague idea is panning out to be something with potential.
I met someone from a charity called Lifecentre today. I explained my reasons for wanting to start a psychotherapy group for people who have experienced sexual trauma, my vision on where that could go and how it might develop. She was really encouraging and we managed to sketch out how we can work together to make it happen.
Part of the support they are offering me is some training in facilitating groups, specifically with survivors of sexual violence. That would include learning how to protect myself from vicarious trauma, as well as some techniques to help people when they experience flashbacks or dissociation. As I’m looking at re-training as a therapist, I am really keen to learn everything I can.
After having such a crap day yesterday, feeling wiped out and unable to process anything, I got a surge of energy today. I felt inspired. I felt as though something good might finally result from all the suffering and struggling I’ve done in the past year. I love the idea that I could set up a project, to help myself and others at the same time. It is meaningful.
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