I need to read through this again at a later time, but I really liked the vidualization of the flame for healing from abuse. I think it could be used with a wider range of ages, though the blog specifically talks about using it for adolescents.
While each individual’s path of healing is unique, this “healing flame” is a visual representation of factors that contribute to healing for youth who have experienced abuse. It has been adapted from Kate Cavett’s Healing Wheel. It starts with the inner flame and grows outward.
Naming the Abuse. Identifying abusive experiences and naming them can be the first step to healing. Talking to someone about your experiences in relationships can help you to see them in a new light and to identify what you may have initially thought of as “normal” as actually being harmful or abusive. Talking to a trusted friend or adult begins the journey of breaking through the isolation. The Power and Control Wheel can help.
Finding Safety. Once you have identified and named the abuse, it…
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