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Aquí hay algunas respuestas y preguntas que hemos recibido en el pasado de nuestra comunidad de sobrevivientes. Esperamos que estas respuestas puedan ayudar sobrevivientes, defensores, y al público en general a aprender más sobre el trauma y la curación de sobrevivientes.

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Managing Trauma Impact
Understanding Trauma & Violence
Meaning Making
Seeking Help After Trauma
Supporting Survivors
Sharing Your Story
Healing Week
Managing Trauma Impact

Every year on the anniversary of my trauma, I feel a fresh pain deep down. I’m even triggered by holiday preparations, certain drinks, and other things that remind me of the season. How can I best support myself on an anniversary I don’t want to remember?

Understanding Trauma & Violence

I don't want to believe I was assaulted as a young child because I know this person very well and can't see it in them to act this way but I can recall details and have vivid flashbacks. What should I do? How do I seek help for this?

Managing Trauma Impact
Seeking Help After Trauma

How can I be in a functional relationship after experiencing trauma? Why do I feel so ashamed? Will I always feel this way?

Supporting Survivors

Describe how would you help a gender-based violence (GBV) victim.

Understanding Trauma & Violence
Seeking Help After Trauma

It is hard to find much about male survivors, even harder to find information about male survivors of female perpetrators. It does happen, but it is such a forbidden topic that no one wants to talk or even hear about it, only further isolating the victim. It is a lonely place.

Understanding Trauma & Violence

Why might survivors of gender-based violence may feel hesitant to report the human rights violation?

Supporting Survivors

Describe immediate supports that should be given to a victim that has just been violated.

Understanding Trauma & Violence

What strategies can South Africans put into place to prevent gender-based violence?

Meaning Making
Understanding Trauma & Violence

How do I know if I was abused?

Supporting Survivors

How can I support victims of human trafficking?

Understanding Trauma & Violence

What are ways women can protect themselves against female abuse?

Managing Trauma Impact

How can I learn to manage the anger, frustration, and aggression I feel?

Do you have a age limit on who can contribute to the Our Wave community?

Seeking Help After Trauma

What is the reporting process like?

Seeking Help After Trauma
Sharing Your Story

If I want to seek professional help for my experiences, what are my options?

Meaning Making

There is so much going on in the world. My trauma feels insignificant compared to what others are going through. How do I manage that?

Understanding Trauma & Violence

Can you talk about sexting coercion?

Managing Trauma Impact

How to deal with people with trauma who cross your boundaries because of it?

Understanding Trauma & Violence
Managing Trauma Impact

Why do I self-harm and what is the best way to stop?

Healing Week
Meaning Making
Managing Trauma Impact

So how do you heal from trauma?

Seeking Help After Trauma
Sharing Your Story

I don’t talk about my assault to my therapist because I’m scared to relive it, how do I move on?

Meaning Making
Understanding Trauma & Violence

How do I know whether I have trauma?

Managing Trauma Impact

I have a hard time with touch due to sexual trauma in my childhood, but I Have two kids who are always touching me. Is there a way to cope with all of that touching?

Meaning Making
Understanding Trauma & Violence

How do I know if I was coerced into having sex?

Meaning Making

Does anyone else feel like you made everything up? Like it’s all fake and it never happened?

Managing Trauma Impact

How do you work through the triggers from trauma in your daily life?

Managing Trauma Impact

Are there ways I can heal my trust issues in relationships?

Meaning Making

I feel like my trauma will always be a part of me. Is that a bad thing to think?

Meaning Making

I didn’t know I lived with trauma until I started therapy...now I can’t help but minimize it?

Seeking Help After Trauma
Sharing Your Story

How do I disclose my trauma to my friends and family?

Supporting Survivors

What can I do to help end sexual violence?

Managing Trauma Impact

Why is it so difficult for me to manage my emotions?

Supporting Survivors

What should I do if someone tells me they have been sexually assaulted?

Managing Trauma Impact
Meaning Making

I got assaulted, but I don’t really feel anything...is something wrong with me?

Managing Trauma Impact
Meaning Making

How do I know if my experience counts as sexual assault?

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