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CIS'ters' podcast- Hidden Harm

May 29, 2021

Learning something new

"Moving forward" for a victim/survivor of sexual abuse as a child, entails an element of learning something new. Of letting go and finding new opportunities of "being" and of living. But learning new brings additional vulnerability and perhaps taking risks. This podcast explores these...


May 22, 2021

Within this episode we explore the ways in which victim/survivors of sexual abuse experience a sense of isolation.

Emotional isolation can be a result of the need to self protect as a child and then into adulthood. It is a way of maintaining silence and the fear of judgement. Whilst you can connect with others within a...


May 16, 2021

Music and particularly the role of songs have a powerful part to play in helping victim/survivors to improve their emotional resilience. This podcast highlights the way in which music and song can be harnessed to give us the energy that is needed at times to be able to move forward, a step at a time.

Track list:

  1. "Step...


May 9, 2021

CIS’ters is survivor led but also demonstrates the benefits gained from collaborative working with others, including professionals, who have skills and knowledge that are helpful to both the organisation, and to the wider agenda. 

This podcast introduces the current Chair of Trustees, Samantha and how her contribution...


May 2, 2021

Loss through the eyes of survivors.

Within this episode we explore the ways in which victim/survivors of sexual abuse experience ‘loss’ as both a child and into adulthood. Such losses are unique to individuals and are not only multi-layered but will evolve and change as time goes on. Being able to recognise and name...