Journey Through the Layers of Healing

I love this diagram explaining the layers of healing.  My knowledge of the healing process was almost non-existent when my journey began.  In fact, just getting to the first layer “Naming Abuse” was a marathon in itself.  I naively believed that removing myself and my children from the abusive situation and finding safety would fix everything.  In reality, we were all in the beginning stages of healing, and all of us are in different layers now.  I am happy to say we all understand and can name the abuse we endured.  We are all safe now and have resources to help us continue our journey on a different path.  The final six layers are different and very personal to each of us.  A handbook, instruction manual, and a map would have been very helpful in the beginning.  We are here to support each other no matter how damaged we may still be.   The collective knowledge we have of shared traumatic experiences and our need for healing is invaluable as the journey continues.

 

https://alexhousemn.wordpress.com/2014/02/13/letting-your-light-shine-teens-healing-from-abuse/
“Let Your Light Shine” Developed by Alexandra House 2014 Adapted from the Healing from Abuse Wheel by Kate Cavet https://alexhousemn.wordpress.com/2014/02/13/letting-your-light-shine-teens-healing-from-abuse/

 

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Author: Undeniably Sara

Hi, I'm Undeniably Sara. I'm learning how to live well with chronic illnesses by focusing on self-healing with the goal of lifelong health.

28 thoughts on “Journey Through the Layers of Healing”

    1. Oooo, I love the imagery you worded there. My partner and I talk a lot about onions, so REALLY love the way you worded that. Especially since I personally believe that fire is cleansing and redeeming.

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  1. I’d not seen the layers of healing graphic before. It’s so helpful. I thought I knew a lot about healing after getting my NP license. HAH! Western medicine treats symptoms–which sometimes is what is needed–but too often we prescribe drugs that don’t heal, just cover up, symptoms. Best wishes to you on your journey!

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  2. Thanks for sharing this. Something visual I can finally offer to the family members who just don’t understand why an adopted child would still be suffering when they are “so lucky to have [us]”

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