In this episode of The Grass Gets Greener podcast, I'm joined by Athena Moberg of The #NoMoreShame Project and Trauma Recovery University. Athena joins me to share her story of how she survived all different types of abuse and was able to find her purpose in helping other abuse survivors.
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Athena experienced a very abusive and disruptive childhood. She was the victim of verbal, physical, emotional and sexual abuse, including sexual exploitation. She was bullied by her step-sisters. She had to both witness and experience domestic violence. These experiences began at a very young age and lasted until she was 26 years old.
Effects of the traumatic experience:
Of all of the abuse she experienced, the bullying affected her the most. It made her feel like she never fit in. She felt like something must have been wrong with her if so many people were treating her so badly. She felt shame from all of the abuse. Overall, she just didn't feel very good about herself. As a result of what she went through, she suffers from complex post-traumatic stress disorder. If you want to read about what that is, you can here.
Overcoming the traumatic experience:
Counseling, studying personal and professional development, understanding her feelings and triggers and why she reacted the way she did, along with being true to herself were all things Athena did to help her get to a better place today.
What Athena does today:
Athena is an entrepreneur, author, speaker, trauma recovery coach and advocate for other survivors.
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?
Athena's Answer: To rest in her faith and trust that things will get better and to not give up hope.
AthenaMoberg.com - Athena's personal website
#NoMoreShame Project - The website for the project Athena is a part of for survivors of childhood abuse
#SexAbuseChat - Twitter chat on Tuesday's at 6pm PST / 9pm EST for survivors of sexual abuse
#NoMoreShame Google Hangouts - Where you can watch the live Google hangouts for survivors of trauma and abuse
#NoMoreShame Project's YouTube channel - Where you can watch past videos of the Google hangouts
Discovering True - The anthology of stories from survivors of childhood sexual abuse
Facebook profile - Athena's personal Facebook profile
Facebook page - Athena's Facebook fan page
Twitter - Athena's Twitter profile
Instagram - Athena's Instagram profile
Pinterest - Athena's Pinterest profile
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