Stop 2: Depriver

Withholding healing, enjoyment, and life from self, knowingly or unknowingly

DEPRIVERS-SURVIVORS (2)Check Your Map

Read Chapter 2 of “You Survived… Now What? A Road Map to Reclaiming Life” by Elizabeth Williams (Joy), MBA, LSW, LCDCIII (This should be your 2nd time reading this chapter)

Bathroom Break – Journal

Compose a journal entry completing Exercise 5 (Your Victim Mode) from the book (pg. 47)

Trip Advice – Support Services

  • Hang Out With The Locals – Healing Exchange
    • Continue to attend the healing exchanges. Challenge yourself to increase your level of participation. The more you engage, the more you grow. This stage can be difficult because for many, it is the first time you have really looked at how your own choices since experiencing your trauma have added to your negative experiences. It can be difficult to look in the mirror and acknowledge your reality. Connecting with others who can relate is critical in assuring that you stay committed to the journey of healing.
  • Read and Post Reviews – Support-Tank
    • Post in the “Coping” Topic Discussion
      • Compose an entry completing Exercise 4 (Your Coping Gone Bad) from the book. (pg. 44)
    • Comment on other posts in this thread by offering support to another community member facing similar challenges.

Gas Up – Professional Support

  • Coaching
    • Review “The Problem With Surviving” (pg. 26) and “How Long Is Too Long?” (pg. 28) in “You Survived… Now What? A Road Map to Reclaiming Life.” Consider how your history of trauma has affected you, whether you believe you are a Depriver, and why or why not, and come to your coaching session prepared to discuss.
    • If at any point during your participation in coaching services it is deemed that your needs are beyond the scope of life coaching, you will be referred to counseling services.
  • Counseling
    • If you are currently in counseling, continue to engage as directed. If your counselor is agreeable, speak with her/him regarding how your history of trauma has affected you, whether you believe you are a Depriver, and why or why not.

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