Rape Recovery

Tips From Survivors

Rape Recovery Tips from Survivors #1
A small book of positive quotes or phrases can keep you focused. Read it anytime you have a few minutes. Grocery store lines, drive through windows, waiting rooms are good moments to read a book passage.

Rape Recovery Tips from Survivors #2
Lie on a blanket and watch the clouds float by on a warm day. For a few minutes imagine your troubles floating away with the clouds.

Rape Recovery Tips from Survivors #3
Keep a prayer journal. Take a blank book, scrap of paper, or your computer. You donít have to write in full sentences. Notes are ok.

Rape Recovery Tips from Survivors #4
Itís ok to be yourself.

Rape Recovery Tips from Survivors #5
Sometimes we can't take 5 minutes but we can take 1 minute to just breathe. This can help recharge overstressed batteries.

Rape Recovery Tips from Survivors #6
Walk barefoot in your yard. Feel the grass between your toes. Connect with the moment. Use this moment as a way of connecting with your inner child.

Rape Recovery Tips from Survivors #7
Help someone else.

Rape Recovery Tips from Survivors #8
Participate in our Hope Quilt project. Inspire and be inspired by creating a square that's uniquely you and place it with the of others on our Hope Quilt.

Rape Recovery Tips from Survivors #9
Want to take a trip or try something new? Thereís no time like the present.

Rape Recovery Tips from Survivors #10
Take a walk in the rain. Notice how different it is from taking the same walk on a sunny day.

Rape Recovery Tips from Survivors #11
Try something different. Rent a bicycle or strap on a pair of roller blades or skates. Indulge your inner child.

Rape Recovery Tips from Survivors #12
Listen to a book on CD or MP3 player. Some can be downloaded for free.

Rape Recovery Tips from Survivors #13
Watch a sunset or sunrise. Donít think about anything, just enjoy the moment.

Rape Recovery Tips from Survivors #14
Listen to soothing music.

Rape Recovery Tips from Survivors #15
A good thorough house, car and office cleaning can help. Some can find a soothing comfort in knowing that everything has been thoroughly cleansed, especially the home and office or workplace.

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These tips are to help you heal, or just learn to feel stronger each day. Use the ones you like and leave the rest. No one suggestion will work for every person. If you have any more ideas please email us at countmein@hopeforhealing.org to add yours.