Developing Skills to Deal with New Memories

Developing skills to deal with new memories with Susan Jacobi

In this episode of The Grass Gets Greener podcast, I'm joined by Susan Jacobi of Conversations that Heal radio show. Susan joins me to share her story of how she's been able to break free of survival mode by realizing that she has choices in life.

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The Details

Traumatic experience:

Susan was emotionally, physically and sexually abused by her father and paternal grandmother, who were part of a sex cult, from the ages of about 3-18.

Effects of the traumatic experience:

Susan repressed most of the memories from her childhood until she was in her 30's. She was quiet and didn't care much about school when she was growing up. She didn't interact with others and felt as if she wasn't good enough. She also developed PTSD.

Overcoming the traumatic experience:

Therapy, learning how to deal with the memories, learning how to trust others again and having self-compassion are all things that have helped Susan.

What Susan does today:

Susan is a radio show host, author and speaker for adult survivors of childhood trauma and abuse.

Final Question:

Given what you know now, if you could go back to when you were going through the tough times and give yourself one piece of advice, what would it be?

Susan's Answer: That God loves me.

Links Mentioned - Susan's website where you can sign up to get her free "11 Tools For Happiness" ebook

Conversations That Heal - Susan's radio show for survivors of childhood trauma on Blog Talk Radio

How to Love Yourself: The Hope after Child Abuse - Susan's book for survivors of child abuse

My Childhood Experiences Beyond the Bullying - the solo episode I did last week about my other experiences while growing up

Affiliate Disclosure: Please note that some of the links above are affiliate links. There is no additional cost to you, and I will earn a commission if you decide to make a purchase.

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