In this episode of The Grass Gets Greener podcast, I'm joined by Darlene Ouimet of Emerging from Broken. Darlene joins me to share her story of how she has been able to recover from abuse and years of feeling hopeless by changing the belief systems that were holding her back.
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Darlene was sexually abused growing up, lived in a household where there was domestic violence, and was bullied by her teacher in the 5th grade.
Effects of the traumatic experience:
Darlene turned to drugs and alcohol as a teenager. She also dealt with chronic depression because she blamed herself for the things she experienced and believed something was wrong with her. She dissociated as an early adult as a means of coping. She experienced difficulty with relationships and had a low self-esteem.
Overcoming the traumatic experience:
Finding the right therapist and getting the right therapy helped Darlene to see things differently and get to where she is today.
What Darlene does today:
Darlene is a certified professional life coach, emotional healing expert and inspirational speaker.
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?
Darlene's Answer: It wasn't your fault; the things done to you were about them and not you.
EmergingFromBroken.com - Darlene's website where you can download her free guide on getting unstuck
Emerging from Broken: The Beginning of Hope for Emotional Healing - Darlene's e-book
Facebook - Darlene's Facebook page
Bullying Survivor's Virtual Summit - Where you can sign up for the summit I'll be hosting later this month for survivors of childhood bullying
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