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Family Gatherings

Do you look forward to Family Gatherings or dread them? Do you feel under pressure to attend, even though it is a huge trigger as your abuser maybe attending? How do you manage the expectations of others, whilst maintaining your own self care? Chris and Beverley discuss this sharing their own Lived Experience and professional […]

Intimacy & Sex

There is a big difference between Intimacy & Sex, however what if you have been sexually abused or raped? How can you overcome this? Chris & Beverley open this challenging conversation for many people and also share their own personal thoughts and experiences. Breakingthecycletostepforward@gmail.com https://survivorsofabuse.org.uk/ https://stepforwardpractice.co.uk Listen below: https://mcdn.podbean.com/mf/web/kmmmx8/EP_26_-_Intimacy_Sex_1_adepg.mp3

EP 25 – Rage & Its Impact

How do you release your Anger? Is it an emotion you feel comfortable with? Do you find that you have an issue with Anger? What happens when it turns to Rage? Chris and Beverley explore this emotion that is often suppressed and in honesty, can feel challenging at times to voice. We would love to […]

Guest 2- Rachel W

Expert by Experience! CEO, Survivor, Thriver, Educator of professionals working with young people, Trauma and SEMH – is Rachel's professional role. In this episode Rachel joins Chris & Beverley in sharing her own experience of being a survivor of childhood abuse and a care leaver. Understanding how challenging it is to find your voice through […]

EP 24 -Resources 2 Survivors Work

Following on from our last episode, where we discussed the power of books in education, awareness and healing/recovery – in this episode we look at inspiration too from books and resources, which include books written by other survivors. As always Chris and Beverley share their conversation, thoughts and beliefs in an authentic way from Lived […]

Resources 1 The Power of Books

Chris and Beverley share insights into the books that inspired their own recovery and healing journey and what they mean to them. The list includes: You Can Heal your Life – Louise Hay; Gabor Mate – scattered minds, When the Body says No, Hold onto your Kids; The Courage to heal – Ellen Bass & […]

1st year Celebration

In celebration of the first year of creating Breaking The Cycle To StepForward join Chris and Beverley on Brighton Pier where they look back at what has happened and also share some insights and vision for the next year. If you have something you would like to hear or join us as a guest please […]

EP 22 Endings and Grief

Do you find it difficult when their are endings in relationships, a job or a friendship? Do you take time to grieve? In this episode Chris and Beverley talk about the importance of taking time to grieve to enable space to move forward and that its ok. They share their own personal experience and professional […]

EP 21 The Importance of Listening

What do you do when somebody shares their experience of abuse or they are unable to cope. We often have expectations of feeling that we need to fix, but what if they just need someone to listen to them at that moment. Or even being scared about what we are going to hear. Chris and […]

EP 20 The Power of Speaking Out

Being unable to speak out or express your emotions, results in internalizing mixed emotions of shame, guilt, grief, sadness, anger and so much more which prevents reaching out for help and support. But what if you do speak out – what is that like too? Chris and Beverley talk about finding your voice from their […]