It went way beyond my expectations

Escaping Victimhood was the strangest and most humbling experience. It went way beyond my expectations and to be at the receiving end of such kindness restored all faith in mankind.

It is just something I am not used to………………… To be cocooned in a such safe place when the whole world seems so frightening, ……………….and then at the EV workshop is beyond words.

EV was so helpful in many ways. Everyone there had their own story yet we were all the same when it came the pain, loss and trauma we all have.

You come to realise that at the end of the day, the only person that can help you is you. It helps you to see that you choose how you want to live the rest of your life, you don’t have to be so hard on yourself and most importantly, I never considered myself as a victim of what this man did not only to my sister but to my family and to me.

Taking time out from the science behind the trauma, the counselling etc. We spent time walking, taking photographs and a painting session in each other’s company. It was impossible to believe beforehand that you could bring together a group of people, some very recently bereaved and hear their laughter and see their smiles. That day we all found very uplifting and it gave hope that with time and patience we will heal. We have all stayed in touch, we set up an EV Whats App and speak regularly and pick each other up when struggling.

Thank you so much my special friend for putting your arms around my family and I, and for sending me off to EV.

It is truly a very special place and without a shadow of a doubt will help many more like me.