Certified Peer Supporter
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In my early forties I experienced my first psychiatric hospitalization and the next ten years were spent within system services. I didn't know about peer support and I had no understanding the impact of childhood and adult trauma. My personal life experiences were that no one ever 'got better', causing me to live in a space of distress and fear. The most important thing I've learned on this journey is the value of hope and vision. I've had wonderful individuals show up exactly when they were needed to help me with healing and purpose to live. They listened, with no judgment or advice, simply listened. My about me: I'm thankful.
Recovery StoryFor me it is about balance and what that looks like. Life can be challenging, difficulties rise, things get messy. I have routines in place that help me stay sure-footed, early morning practices, meditation, water, Qi gong, coffee, Reiki, quiet time....
My Motivation To HelpI came to the understanding "They no longer have power over me" and there was a shift internally that helped me to show up for myself. Thankfulness is a very large part of my motivation to be here.
Diana Babcock HPC Facilitator Chat Group
Please feel free to join, ask questions or simply connect with others here. My own life experiences are in my bio, here's a link for you to read: https://www.heypeers.com/peer_supporters/1377