Trauma vs. Forgiveness – why they don’t mean what we’ve been made to believe
TRIGGER WARNING: In this episode I’m talking with a trauma survivor about their history and recovery. Suicide, child abuse, and PTSD are common themes. This episode covers a difficult topic and parts of the conversation may be hard to listen to, but so important. Amanda’s story is one of incredible courage, resilience and inspiration.
Amanda Blackwood is an accomplished artist and author, public speaker, podcast host, trauma recovery mentor and a survivor of human trafficking. A portion of every book sale goes to help fight human trafficking. Amanda lives in Denver, Colorado with her rescue cats and supportive husband who keep her sane. “When I managed to escape human trafficking, I was left with mental and physical scars for many years. The anger wouldn’t fade until I learned the truth about who I was, what forgiveness really means, and how to finally let go of the past. So let’s have a discussion about the power of forgiveness, and why it doesn’t mean what we’ve been made to think it does.”
Amanda is the author of the Growth From Darkness Series with the first book available now: https://growthfromdarkness.com/workbooks
Other books that we discussed are available on her website: https://growthfromdarkness.com/amandas-books
Amanda also co-hosts a podcast “Detailed Pieces” https://growthfromdarkness.com/podcast
You can find organizations to support locally that are working to end domestic violence, sexual assault and human trafficking. It is so important that we each raise our awareness and recognize the danger that is here in our communities. I personally work with DASI, a local non profit that has the mission to end domestic violence, sexual assault and human trafficking. I do my work through a business women’s networking organization called BW NICE that organizes women business leaders to raise awareness and funds in their local communities. Be sure to check out organizations that you decide to support and work with.
Contact host Donna Price at: https://CompassRoseConsulting.com
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