Please see below for the information of my upcoming radio show with the NAASCA (National association of adult survivors of child abuse) I first spoke with Bill some years ago now and I look forward to our renewed conversation. This organisation helps so many and work so extremely hard to give their support which is greatly needed. Please see the information with regards to the show below. I will post a direct link here once the show has come to an end and available on request through podcast the show will run live for 90 minutes.
Show description once available on podcast
Stop Child Abuse Now (SCAN) – 2020 — special guest Teresa Joyce– Fri, 11/30/18
Tonight’s special guest is Teresa Joyce from the UK, a returning NAASCA family member, author of “There’s a Fine Line” which she says is a true story that ranges over a period of many years. Teresa explains the book, “covers the first married years of my mother’s life, and the abuse she received from my now deceased father.” Sadly, hardship just seemed to follow her around. Some years later she remarried, but unfortunately this union would “tear her once more into tiny pieces.” Teresa explains she would spend many years hating not only herself, but everything around her. She swore to herself that she would leave all this behind at the first possible occasion. “The impact of sexual abuse varies from child to child for many the damage is enormous,” she says, “with the impact still being felt into adulthood affecting all aspects of their life.” Teresa continues, “Working through the memories of childhood abuse is painstaking work it will never happen overnight. But if we are ever going to be tested in our lives then this is one of the biggest test of all.” Ms Joyce explains, “We learn to process the memories that we remember as and when we can, because those traumatising memories are not always remembered all at once on a conscious level. In truth it’s your mind that is protecting you from confronting all those painful memories all at once. You will remember more when you are ready and able. With remembrance and time you find that you are working towards and able to see that positive outcome that can be yours. This is the right way – the one where you say to all that you alone stopped abuse in its tracks. Once you reach that feeling of completion you will understand fully – that yes it is indeed your life.”
8pm EST US time on Friday the 30th on November
There will come a time where we will all be as free as the above picture dictates it truly is just a matter of time, but sadly at times it is also accompanied by loss which was never intended which brings with it remorse. It’s fair to say that if we ever reach a place in our live’s where we feel that we know everything that’s the time when we realise that maybe we know nothing. Recovery from abuse can be like that it’s a journey that we are not trying to forget because we can never make it go away but we can take it to a place where it no longer dictates our live’s.
However hard we try until it’s completion our journey is incomplete…….