Grande Prairie Pregnancy Related Services Expert – Kendra Madsen

 

Have you experienced sexual trauma?

Sexual abuse happens to 1 in 3 women and 1 in 6 men. Sexual abuse involves unwanted or coerced sexual involvement. Sexual trauma is an unwanted, unasked for, and/or an age-inappropriate sexual encounter.

Sexual abuse and trauma cause physical, emotional, and spiritual pain. Pain demands medication. Some destructive behaviors that are commonly used to “medicate” the pain of abuse:

  • Alcohol/drugs
  • Overeating/not eating
  • Anger/control
  • Disconnecting
  • Depression
  • Suicidal attempts
  • Sexual addiction

The only healthy way to deal with the pain is to acknowledge it and work through the pain and grief. When the pain is gone there is no need for medication.

Steps to Sexual Health is a 10-week individual program which facilitates restoration and a new perspective for individuals dealing with sexual misuse, trauma, or abuse.

You can stop blaming yourself. We’re here to help you experience healing and moving forward. Call or text (780) 533-2888 today.

www.pccgp.ca