The physical effects of abuse heal, cuts, bruises and abrasions left to the natural resources of the human body heal often leaving minimal scars. There is however, a somewhat deeper, more structured process of healing to deal with the emotional effects.
Most people feel that it’s better to try and get on with life and ignore whatever abuse they have suffered or are possibly suffering at present – anything for an easy life! But is it? Eventually the more you try to push the bad feelings away the more insistent they become until you feel you are just unable to cope any more with even the simplest of tasks, it all becomes too much.
Healing sounds comforting. It conjures up good feelings. The fact is that before healing can take place the situation might get worse before it gets better. A great deal of angry feelings and heaps of emotion may need dealing with first.
Feelings that have been locked away for years are sometimes suddenly brought back and can be faced and dealt with safely. These feelings are natural and are in response to whatever trauma occurred but – for whatever reason, could not be dealt with at the time. It could have been something that took place many years before whatever stressful event in the present may have brought it all back. These stressful events are ordinary occurrences for many people us such as the birth of a baby, death of a loved one, marriage, children reaching a certain age, a television programme etc.
We here at Northamptonshire Rape & Incest Crisis Centre will listen and support you during your healing process.
The Northamptonshire Rape & Incest Crisis Centre, 184 -186 Billing Road, Wantage Gate, Northampton, Northamptonshire NN1 5RU
Registered Charity No. 297043
This Centre is Grant aided by Northampton Borough Council & Northamptonshire County Council
Telephone: 01604 250721