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Timing

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  • March 29, 2019 at 8:07 pm
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When the punch line of a joke is delivered with bad timing, it’s just not funny. Forgivable, but not funny. When forgiveness is suggested before its time to a survivor of sexual trauma, that’s not funny either. And sometimes, it feels like the next thing to get over in a very long list of things […]

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Truth Telling!

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  • March 29, 2019 at 8:05 pm
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Every aspect of the healing from sexual trauma is an epic journey! And, every human being who traverses this path is filled with a crazy amount of courage. I want to pause in this article with a reflection on the heroic decision of the truth telling of Dr. Christine Blasey Ford. Dr. Ford opened valiant […]

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Restoring Partnership with Your Body

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  • March 29, 2019 at 8:01 pm
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by Kate Lampe Out of great love and concern, family and friends wish that achieving partnership with the body after sexual assault could be easier than it actually is. Additionally, social chatter delivers directives like, “don’t be dramatic” or “don’t make it a big deal”. These directives ask us to separate from our sensations and […]

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The Power of Saying No!

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  • November 7, 2017 at 1:48 pm
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by Kate Lampe As a therapist, I assist my clients through their recovery process as they work to heal the after-effects of unwanted sexual advances. The stories they share with me are about men and women, as well as young girls and boys. These are stories that involve strangers, and they’re stories that involve trusted […]

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A Healthy YES to Self!

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  • November 7, 2017 at 1:45 pm
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by Mary Benner Arriving at a Healthy No to sexual violence in all its many forms means arriving at a safe place for a Healthy YES to ‘SELF!’ If you have been victimized by sexual assault please please reach out for assistance—and if you know of a friend, co-worker, or a member of your own […]

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Take Back Your Power of Yes and No

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  • November 7, 2017 at 1:41 pm
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Two, one syllable words that have been debated over for centuries: ‘yes’ and ‘no’. These words have the potential to activate or diminish power in both women and men. Although there is an internal compass in each of us that is meant to guide the decisions we make and actions we take, more often than […]

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