10 Daily Affirmations for Male and Female Survivors of Sexual Abuse
- Recovery is absolutely possible and achievable for me.
- I will practice being disloyal to dysfunction and loyal to functionality.
- I give myself permission to connect to loving, affirmative, strong, sensitive,
accepting men and women in my community.
- I release and forgive myself for any responsibility I have accepted in the past for
- The abuser (s) from the past chose to hurt me; I will stop repeating the lie that it
just happened to me.
- Offering myself daily compassion is necessary for my healing and growth.
- I commit to connecting to the boy /girl inside me today so we can play, laugh and
experience joy together, even if just for a minute or two.
- I believe deep inside me I possess the ability to face the truth of my abuse and to
learn to use new tools for healing.
- I have the right and the ability to speak the truth of my abuse and deserve to be
heard, understood, believed and supported.
- Feeling is healing; as I heal, I develop the ability to experience a wider range of
emotions to enhance my health and connections to others.
First Steps to Get Help
Positive Traits and Strengths of Male Survivors
Suggestions for Partners/Spouses/Significant Others & Family Members
of Male Survivors
Managing Holiday Stress
October 2006 - Making Healthy Resolutions I Can Achieve
November 2000 - Learning to Choose a Healthier Path... Especially During the Holidays
June 2000 - Enhancing Your LGBT Pride!!
March 2000 - Assessing Your Ability for a Healthy Relationship
February 2000 - Picturing Healthy Love
January 2000 - Staying Committed to Changing Your Life
December 1999 - Resolutions for the New Millennium
November 1999 - Managing Your Holiday Stress
October 1999 - Thriving in the Coming Out Process
September 1999 - Healthy Beginnings
August 1999 - Enhancing the Love in Your Life
July 1999 - Suggested Affirmations
June 1999 - Embracing Your Pride