Beyond Your Past: Healing After Sexual Abuse with Matt Pappas
50 minutes · 2018
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Matt Pappas is the host of the long running and popular podcast Beyond Your Past. He and our hosst Kristin Walker talk about their experiences a sexual abuse survivors on this deep and resonating show.
Beyond Your Past exists to validate and encourage all who have survived the trauma of abuse. Matt Pappas is a survivor of Childhood Sexual Abuse, Narcissistic Abuse, and Bullying. This blog is my story of living with Dissociation, Anxiety, and PTSD, shared openly in writing, podcasts, and videos.
On his site you will find blog posts written not only by himself, but also guest bloggers who have decided to share their story and let the world know that they are not ashamed! He regularly interviews Therapists, Life Coaches, Mental Health Advocates, Bloggers, and others who have a passion to help raise awareness and do their part to help erase the stigma of mental health challenges and survivors of trauma. The need for support and encouragement for abuse survivors has never been greater. No matter what type of abuse you have suffered, you are validated for what you endured. It was NOT your fault.
As adult survivors, we've often felt like having the life we dreamed of was never possible; that we weren't worthy of such lofty dreams and goals. Through healing, we learn that we are worthy, a fulfilling life is possible, and we can move from seeing ourselves through the eyes of a victim, to the eyes of a Survivor who will Thrive and Conquer our Past.