In this episode of The Grass Gets Greener podcast, I'm joined by Becky Perkins of Fit4Thriving. Becky joins me to share her story of how being sexually assaulted at the age of 12 led her to feel disconnected from her body and how she's been able to use fitness to heal from that.
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Becky was sexually assaulted by a neighbor when she was 12 years old.
Effects of the traumatic experience:
The incident left Becky feeling disconnected from her body, feeling like she had to be perfect, and being scared of intimacy. She also developed PTSD when she started sharing about her experience.
Overcoming the traumatic experience:
Therapy, Somatic Experiencing, fitness and yoga have all helped Becky heal from her experience.
What Becky does today:
Becky is victim advocate for sexual abuse survivors and she is studying to become a certified personal trainer.
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?
Becky's Answer: Tell somebody.
Fit4Thriving.com - Becky's website
Facebook Page - Becky's Facebook page
Twitter - Becky's Twitter profile
Instagram - Becky's Instagram profile
TraumaHealing.org - a site where you can find more information on Somatic Experiencing
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