My Journey Before, during and now
Before attending, the recovery toolkit I had zero confidence, very low self-esteem, isolated. I felt as though I could never get through or recover from the domestic abuse I suffered. I was at a very low time in my life after losing everything due to the domestic abuse.
Throughout my time doing the course I have personally come on leaps and bounds. I now feel as though I have gained my confidence back, build my self-esteem up. I now go out more and more. It has been hard at times during the sessions where I felt it had brought memories and emotions up that I did try to bury. I’ve learnt that speaking out and participating within the group has made me feel as though a huge weight has been lifted off my shoulders.
I now feel as though I can achieve anything I put my mind to. I recognise my qualities and realise I’m worthy. I know without attending the course I would not be more educated and focused and determined as I am now. The information and homework was easy to do and easily understood. I recognise all signs and behaviour of the start of domestic abuse and throughout and have not had any DV since attending. I know from the course that I will never ever put myself or my children through domestic abuse in my relationships in the future. I’ve learnt so much J