Sexual Trauma & Abuse Restorative Therapies
Welcome to Taste of Recovery & MindBody Foundations, an online package of support that has been developed by ReConnected Life and presented in partnership with START.
Thank you for taking this step with us. We’re with you and we believe you.
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Taste of Recovery has been designed as a three-week course with a daily mini lesson, no longer than 20 minutes. It will guide you through some questions and considerations. There are videos to watch and listen to, and workbooks to go through.
You do not need to follow along on a daily basis; all the resources are available to you straight away, and there is no rush as you have access to this content for as long as we can offer it.
The tool is devised into three modules:
We encourage you to work through the tool at a steady pace. There are 5 videos per module, so you could watch one video a day, and take the weekend off. Work at a pace that’s right for you Feel free to dip in and out and take breaks. You’re in control of how you access the learning.
MindBody Foundations complements Taste of Recovery, by taking five practices and exploring them in more detail.
Each lesson is designed to be just about ten minutes, with a worksheet for each. As with the Taste of Recovery, you can watch on video, listen on audio, or read the transcript.
The Five Lessons are: Grounding, Breathing, Sleep, Mindfulness, and Music.
Your access won’t run out, Taste of Recovery and MindBody Foundations are tools that are here for you when you need them.
The Safe Place Meditation is a 15 minute audio that will take you to your safe place and give you a moment of calm. Download to your phone to take it with you always.
You tell the world you are fine. You tell yourself you are coping. But inside you feel fragile and broken. You numb yourself to the pain. What more should you expect? This is just how life is now, isn’t it? Not necessarily.
Taste of Recovery will help you move beyond merely coping, one day at a time. It will help you take control of your reality, and become your own rescuer.
I was where you are. This is what I needed.
If you have any questions about Taste of Recovery or MindBody Foundations, please go to the FAQs.
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"I have gained a new understanding of what happened to me. I am feeling better and my thinking is more positive."
"I am now in control of my thoughts and my life. I have gained self-confidence in so many ways and I am no longer haunted by the past."
"I have been given the tools to cope with everyday life. Without counselling I would have continued to deny my situation and feelings which was having extreme detrimental effect on myself, family and friends… RASAC has saved me from self destruction without the support I would have crumbled – a true life saver."
"My RASAC counselling has completely changed my life… I am a better mother, a more involved member of the community and I am able to keep myself safe."
"I was counselled for almost a year. I had a wonderful counsellor who helped me through a very difficult and unpleasant time in my life. It has been a process of healing by revisiting past places which at one time felt unimaginable. The journey has been raw and unnerving but slowly I came to see how I was repairing my damaged self. I finally accepted ownership of what had happened to me and was able to let go of my guilt and shame. My counsellor understood my outlook on life and created a connection with me that was very special. I eventually looked forward to my session as a weekly debrief rather than a purge. I am as happy and confident as I have ever been and I tell people about what I have learnt to help turn their negativity into positivity. Fear can be a very powerful emotion and prevent us from moving on in our lives but once it is confronted the clouds separate and you can focus on that hint of sunshine."
"Thank-you for the support, for the first time since talking about the sexual abuse to someone it is really helping me."
"Thank you so much for all your time and support while I was working through all of the stuff that happened - I really couldn't have done it without your help and input." Male client - June 2021
"The support, understanding and guidance that I've received from START has been life-changing. The whole process has been crucial for me to understand some of the trauma I'd experienced during my childhood. Who I've become as a consequence, who I am today, and how I process some of my thoughts, feelings and emotions." - April 2023
"I cannot thank Sarah at START enough for the counselling I received. I was a bit sceptical of the EMDR therapy I was offered at first but it really has helped me a great deal and I'm grateful for having the opportunity to go through it." - April 2023
"I'd like to thank everyone involved at START. You're doing a phenomenal job. I can't stress how important this journey has been for me. It's been a life altering experience." - April 2023