In this episode of The Grass Gets Greener podcast, I'm joined by Rachel Grant of Rachel Grant Coaching. Rachel joins me to share her story of how she has been able to overcome the effects of childhood sexual abuse to get to a place in her life now that is what she calls beyond surviving.
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Rachel was sexually abused by her grandfather for almost a year when she was 10 years old.
Effects of the traumatic experience:
Rachel blamed herself for what happened. The experience made her feel like there was something wrong with her. She also experienced shame, fear, difficulty with relationships and knowing what it meant to be loved and valued, difficulty trusting, and feeling alone and different.
Overcoming the traumatic experience:
Rachel turned to books, therapy and talking with others to help her. What really helped Rachel heal and get to where she is today is studying neuroscience and how the brain is impacted by trauma. This allowed her to take a scientific approach to healing.
What Rachel does today:
Rachel is the owner and founder of Rachel Grant Coaching where she works as a sexual abuse recovery coach. She is also an author and podcaster.
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?
Rachel's Answer: Don't worry because all of this is going to help you become someone who gets to heal and help others.
RachelGrantCoaching.com - Rachel's website where you can find out more about her programs and connect with her.
RachelGrantCoaching.com/ASCA - Where you can join Rachel's virtual support group for adult survivors of child abuse.
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