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CIS'ters' podcast- Hidden Harm

Mar 14, 2022

Within CIS'ters, as survivors, we know that many victim/survivors of sexual crimes experience heightened fear and anxiety when accessing midwifery services. In this podcast Kathryn Gutteridge, a past president of the Royal College of Midwives, shares with us how we can help midwives to help us as victims of sexual abuse...


Jan 3, 2022

When you are finding life heavy going, it can be a good idea to put together a play list of uplifting music. 

In years past, this may have been on a CD. But all sorts of technology can be brought in here, from smart speakers to phones, spotify through to amazon music.

Everyone has different tastes in music, but for this...


Dec 27, 2021

Loss is a concept explored with the different perspective of the survivor of sexual abuse in mind.

Clever insight into the experiences of loss, the differing circumstances and ways forward are discussed. 

If you would like to know more, please see our website: www.cisters.org.uk


Dec 20, 2021

The Window of Tolerance is a idea developed by Dan Siegal. He suggested we all have 3 key states. 

There is the optimum layer, where you are able to exert self control and everything is manageable. This is the like the middle layer of a sandwich. 

The top of the sandwich is where you are very hyped up, buzzing, out of...


Oct 3, 2021

Episode 28 – Adverse Childhood Experiences

This podcast explores the issue of ACEs and how important it is to build resilience in children and adult survivors.  Plus signpost https://cisters.org.uk/the-impact/adverse-childhood-experiences-ace/ - but our key message is that no one should be stigmatised by the number...