Sexual violence survivors face challenges in nearly every facet of their life. From somatic symptoms to emotional and relationship disruption, life can sometimes become difficult to manage.
I'm Sher Unbound, and invite you for weekly episodes while we journey together through the backstory as a survivor to become the woman I am today, after a lifetime of sexual abuse and domestic violence, through applying radical acceptance and embracing life for all it's worth.
Repeated experiences of traumatic events can cause memory and cognitive abilities to seem impaired. Join me in this episode as I discuss the role somatic energy healing can play in your recovery from psychological trauma.
Comparing ourselves to others only deepens the wound of body image. We convince ourselves we are the only ones who could hold this much body shame or shame for who we are or our past.
I want to offer you proof that you are not who you believe yourself to be if you're committed to doing the work. Listen in for bonus material on this episode of Unbound.
We can wake up and have the best of intentions to start our day off right with breathwork, meditation, a full glass of water before we gulp our coffee...and in a flash, we are triggered. Automatically we step into our survival program (fight, flight, freeze, fawn), leaving those around us bewildered as to what they just witnessed.
Is home really where are heart is, or is it a feeling; a place within us? After all, wherever you go there you are.
I think we find home within us when we have truly accepted ourselves.
When we choose to stop finding fault with everything about us, we find there is no longer a desire to keep running. We have finally come home to who we really are.
Tune in to this episode of Unbound and discover 3 ways to find your way home to YOU.
Ask me, Sher, what investing in yourself delivers. I'll show you proof that any investment in ourselves is choosing to live as the highest version of us for our future. Join me today on this episode of Unbound is I share a few of the reasons we resist our journey to trauma recovery.
When situations arise which bring us to sense a familiarity, IF we are mindful of the cues our bodies send us and recall they are signals to us something is needing our attention, and WHY WE MUST LISTEN TO OUR BODY, we have an increased chance of saving ourselves from a barrage of unnecessary painful emotions and days of recovery.
Connection is more than fellowships, friendships, intimate relationships. Genuine connection is about unconditional acceptance and love. While we can provide that for ourselves, we also need that level of connection with others. The first place that we experience this level of connection is through our mother.
Consider the possibility you aren't less than in any way. Rather you are unconsciously using comparative judgment.
We seem to be quite good with empowering others, but when it comes to giving back to ourselves, there is a tendency to minimize our strengths and worth by disempowerment. Join me today on this helpful episode of Unbound.
When we place value of people, places, and things as having more value than we hold for ourselves, it becomes more challenging to attend to tasks that bring real value to ourselves and our inner child.
Join me in this special episode dedicated to all survivors of sexual assault and domestic violence.
Please join me in welcoming Blogger, Creator, Coach and Advocate, Carla Wright as she courageously shares her story of life with a narcissist. Carla provides extra insight on how to love again after trauma. This is an episode you won't want to miss!
There is a hard lesson in recognizing you have been holding others responsible for your happiness. The lesson feels much like a broken heart, and you may even experience feelings of shame for allowing yourself to be human. Listen into this episode of Unbound about connecting to tour heart space.
There comes a time that a "need" to allow the emotions to come through presents itself. For the sake of our health and relationship with ourselves, we must choose to do the work and release then from our bodies or face genuine hardships ranging from physical injury to internal illness.
Essentially, when we are safe, the answers come.
Inner work requires patience and deliberate focus. It's not easy for somebody who's a fearful-avoidant to "relax" and allow the answers to unfold. We want answers. We want solutions, and we want them now. Join me on this episode as we unlock the answer to the question, "Will I ever feel better?"
Join me this episode as Kristina Kubala, Support Coach, shares her story of the struggle many of us are too familiar with - body shaming. We go deep in this conversation, revealing some of where our shame originates and how to free ourselves of that deep, sometimes disabling emotion.
Shame is a barrier to living the life we dream of, the life we were meant to live. Join me on this episode as Marvin Hitson, Jr. shares with me his vulnerable truth about how shame showed up in his life and the steps he took to release it.
Today is a special broadcast of a conversation between me and Relationship Coach, Mentor, and friend, Myles Scott. My healing journaling began with Myles more than a year ago as a group facilitator, then my Coach, and now a close and valued friend.
Join us as we go into a deep and stirring conversation of emotional resilience, our survival programs, and more. Myles shares the key to healing, in this special episode of Unbound.
What do you need to feel safe?
Before we were wounded, we were dreamers who were going to change the world.
As wounded children, we created and adapted survival programs, eventually forgetting who we are so we could survive. This episode explores SAFE, my own "safe word" for restoring my sense of inner safety.
As trauma survivors, it’s hard to trust our intuition. If we go with the premise intuition is based on experience, and our beliefs are knowledge, then what we think we have intuited to be true is not valid.
I've been through a lot of changes since beginning my journey to release my past. This last week I moved just under 900 miles SW....
While I know and feel I am different, set my boundaries and what my intentions are for dating, I have been afraid to put myself out there on an app or in person.
The next few episodes I will explore our fear of change and different perspectives that surround entering the dating scene after trauma.
My friend and collaborator, Christine Fedorchenko, is with me tonight to speak about her experience in building relationships after trauma.
Many survivors believe they are a mistake, especially when they begin digging into inner work. Sharing another essay from the book, "Unbound - 100 Days of Intent" , Sher brings loving awareness to disconfirm that belief.
This week I am joined by a special guest and soul sister, Ilyse Sugar. Our topic is acknowledging and releasing triggers, something many survivors of trauma live with in an above-average presence in our lives. Listen in as we share and discuss how disconfirmation of the beliefs we carry of who we are and are not.
How do we tell? Who do we tell? Sher Unbound talks about her awareness of sexual abuse and her first attempt to tell someone about the sexual abuse abuse she had been experiencing. *Trigger warning: Sexual Abuse.*
Welcome to the first episode of Unbound - 100 Days of Intent. I invite you to join me on the journey of sharing my story as a survivor of sexual abuse, domestic violence and psychological abuse. While I did not hide my story, I was not healing because I was not allowing the feelings.