My own reality is CSA 6-19. So both right? My husband who isn't a member here is survivor of SA during adulthood. He and I discuss issues that come up during our relationship. He is an A & D rehabilitations counselor / case manager, he talks about inner child stuff. I don't talk about it much, but it is a component of my own CSA recovery. It is a terrible thing for any survivor to have been excluded or ignored. SA and CSA violate us so severely and damage us so deeply that being able to claim your power again and see the road back to the man or boy you used to be before all this occurred is a gift. If an SA Survivor needs to be validated as a man who can protect himself again and stride confidently down the middle of the path as he used to, then inner child references may isolate his recovery and waste his time. If a CSA survivor who is 5 times larger now than he was when he was powerless, (as I who now am 6'5" and 300+ lbs vs 4' 2" and 86 lbs) he may find it only useful to completely understand that he was not able to protect himself when it happened. Either way the common elements are to accept the SA & CSA, understand the elements involved in recovery, and protection of the man who is in the present. I applaud all of you who face any violation such as these we have been discussing.
Edited by bodyguard8367 (05/23/12 02:06 PM)
Edit Reason: Height & Weight changes