I’ve talked often and with so much gratitude about The Freedom Programme.
When I began the programme I had only been away from abuse a matter of months and whilst I was physically away and safe, mentally was a whole other thing.
Doing that course saved my sanity.
Every woman in that room knew the abusive guy (I know they all think they’re smartly individual – they’re actually tediously similar)They use the same lines, they display the same behaviours,they share a way of thinking. We shared their way of thinking for a while.
After this course my mindset was different. I’d been handed the tools to help me deal with what I’d been through, being a group settings had helped me realise that ‘it wasn’t just me’
I’d advise anyone who has been through an abusive relationship or who is still in one to do The Freedom Programme.
I wrote here about doing the programme helped me feel sane.
I wrote here about how it alleviated burdening mum guilt.
And here about how important it is to feel believed when you begin to tell your story. In that room, with those women there was no judgement, no blame no disbelief and that was what I desperately needed.
Leaving an abusive relationship is a terrifying traumatic thing. To feel supported and listened to and understood helps us as we begin to repair ourselves.
So here’s my favour – Please, please, please could you just click here and vote for the Freedom Programme to be able to secure funds to help them to continue to help women. To aid them in helping to change lives.
Just like they did mine.
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