Sexual abuse in any form (rape, molestation, incest, human trafficking) injures the victim’s/survivor’s emotions, pride and relationships with others. These experiences harm the victims/survivors physically, psychologically and mentally, violating the innermost self, leaving them feeling untidy.
Many people do not regard it appropriate, and find it difficult to discuss sexual matters because they regard sexuality as private and personal subject which forces victims/survivors not to want to come forward for help because they feel too embarrassed to discuss their traumatic sexual experiences.
Irrespective of the age, gender, status and the nature of sexual abuse, the resulting trauma is often unbearable, if untreated the effects may last a lifetime. The fear of not being believed/trusted, ridiculed gossiped about and labelled further silences the victim/survivor. For many, pain is kept inside, in a desperate bid to keep their abuse hidden and private, which therefore generates further psychological tension.
ThyREST helpers assist victims/survivors to deal with their pain, thereby hastening the process of healing and recovery.