Survivors Vlog

Welcome to the U Grow Girl Survivors Vlog. A place for survivors, advocates, clinicians and guest bloggers to come together and share their strength, their courage and their guidance and advice on what it means to live with and to heal from the trauma of child sexual abuse. 

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Hypervigilance Examples - Recovering From Childhood Sexual Abuse.


Today I show you how developing Hypervigilance from my childhood trauma has affected my feeling of safety in the world around me. You will get an inside view of how my struggle with Hpervigilance has affected my adult life.


It's time to stop being ashamed of the behaviors we adopted as children in order to survive.


My hope is that by the end of this video regardless of what survival behavior you struggle with, you will find hope in knowing there is a way through this, change is possible, and it all starts with you today.


With Love & Gratitude, Crystal Wood


LINKS MENTIONED IN THIS VIDEO


5 Senses Technique For Grounding: https://youniquefoundation.org/feel-grounded-in-5-4-3-2-1/ 2-4-2


Breathing Technique: https://uhs.berkeley.edu/sites/default/files/breathing_exercises_0.pdf



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The information available on and through the U Grow Girl Youtube channel and website is presented in summary form as a supplement to, and NOT a substitute for, the knowledge, skill, and judgment of qualified psychiatrists, psychologists, physicians and health care professionals. The information on the U Grow Girl Youtube channel and website has been obtained from sources believed to be accurate and reliable. However, U Grow Girl Social Enterprise CCC Inc. makes no warranty as to the accuracy, reliability or completeness of this information. Should you have any health, medical or disability questions or concerns, please consult a physician or other health care professional. Information accessed on or through the You Grow Girl Youtube channel and Website is neither complete nor exhaustive and does not cover all disabilities, diseases, illnesses and physical conditions or their management or treatment. Information accessed on and through the U Grow Girl Youtube channel and Website is provided "AS IS" and without warranty, express or implied, including, but not limited to, any implied warranty of merchantability or of fitness for a particular purpose.

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Prevent Child Sexual Abuse | A Survivors Perspective. Today I will name my abuser, who he was to me, and how he was able to abuse without getting caught. Today I will also share with you what I believe is the single most important thing to know when thinking about protecting your own children from the Horrors of CSA.


You are not powerless to protect your children from this evil, and my hope is by the end of this video you have a clear direction and intention on how you are going to do this. Who better to give advice on the topic of Preventing Child Sexual Abuse than someone who has survived the horrors of CSA first hand.


We must all come together to end Child Sexual Abuse, and today it starts with this video.


With Love & Gratitude,

Crystal Wood


LINKS DISCUSSED IN THIS VIDEO


The Safe Children Book:


https://www.amazon.ca/Safe-Child-Book-Commonsense-Protecting/dp/0684814234/ref=sr_1_1?dchild=1&keywords=the+safe+child+book&qid=1598485732&sr=8-1


DISCLAIMER


The information available on and through the U Grow Girl Youtube channel and website is presented in summary form as a supplement to, and NOT a substitute for, the knowledge, skill, and judgment of qualified psychiatrists, psychologists, physicians and health care professionals. The information on the U Grow Girl Youtube channel and website has been obtained from sources believed to be accurate and reliable. However, U Grow Girl Social Enterprise CCC Inc. makes no warranty as to the accuracy, reliability or completeness of this information. Should you have any health, medical or disability questions or concerns, please consult a physician or other health care professional. Information accessed on or through the You Grow Girl Youtube channel and Website is neither complete nor exhaustive and does not cover all disabilities, diseases, illnesses and physical conditions or their management or treatment.

Information accessed on and through the U Grow Girl Youtube channel and Website is provided "AS IS" and without warranty, express or implied, including, but not limited to, any implied warranty of merchantability or of fitness for a particular purpose.

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Recovering From Childhood Sexual Abuse As An Adult | Attachment Styles Find our how the trauma from my Childhood Sexual Abuse has infiltrated all my adult romantic relationships. Am I the only one who thought finding true love would save me from the darkness that resided deep down inside? Am I the only one who looked to all her romantic partners as the solution to all her pain.


In this video, I get into the nitty-gritty about my own personal journey in my love life, and I explain how my favorite Disney movie Beauty and the Beast became a metaphor for all my romantic relationships and not in a good way lol, trust me it's not what you think.


Next, I talk about triggers, and how to manage the day to day through awareness, acknowledgment, surrender, and faith. Its time to start understanding the disconnect between your prefrontal cortex and your limbic system. It's time to take this healing journey into your own hands. Its time to heal. The only one capable of saving you from that pain you feel deep down inside, from the trauma, the nightmares, the confusion, and the never-ending battle with your own psyche is YOU.


If I can shed some light on what's really going on inside that crazy head of yours by sharing with you what goes on inside this crazy head of mine, well then my job is done and my mission for creating this video is complete:) You can't change something you don't understand, so let's dive in and shed some light on the ever so confusing behavior of a child sexual abuse survivor.


RESOURCES & LINKS MENTIONED IN THIS VIDEO:


https://youniquefoundation.org/healing-resources/the-five-strategies/


https://youniquefoundation.org/healing-resources/self-care/


https://youniquefoundation.org/healing-resources/managing-triggers/


https://www.psychologytoday.com/ca/blog/romantically-attached/201909/the-forgotten-attachment-style-disorganized-attachment


With Love,

Crystal Wood

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