You are an overcomer more than just a survivor. You are healed and blessed! Sometimes we hear these words and can not receive them. However, creating affirmations allows one to shift the negative paradigm that we often feel after a serious life changing event.
Personally, I have incorporated affirmations into my daily ritual. It has removed years of calcified damage and I believe it could do the same for anyone who commits to it. 'Scripturally' speaking, " the power of life and death lies in the tongue"..... Speak Life over your healing and future.
2 Prayer, meditation and keeping a journal or diary can also serve as excellent methods to get back to center and honor the God within.
3. Surround yourself with positive people. Family and friends can give us so much strength but sometimes the shame of trauma makes it difficult to be transparent . It is hard to tell the person that has gone through so much anguish as your care taker that you feel hopeless or helpless. Sometimes, survivors may harbor resentment for loved ones too. They may not be able to understand "your blues" when you have survived and should be ecstatic.
When you begin to feel yourself internalizing your true feelings, you may need to garner strength from other sources. You may want to consider professional counselling or support groups for the type of trauma you have experienced.. It is so powerful to meet with others with a shared experience. Do not let shame or pride stand in your way of getting the circle of grace and support that you need.
We pray that you continue to shift shame to strength and continue to commit to Strive Daily.