I am the Founder of www.ThePhoenixGathering.com, an online resource for adult survivors of child abuse. I am a fellow survivor who strives to learn new ways of thriving while sharing my knowledge and experiences with those on their own healing journey. I am also a co-facilitator for a local support group, speaker, writer, and a closet herbal mad scientist.
My purpose is to help my fellow survivors of trauma and abuse, both childhood and present, get to a place of thriving while seeing their wonderful strengths and abilities. My goal is to help you completely knock out the negative self-beliefs, and self-sabotaging behaviors that commonly hold you back from seeing your own greatness and worthiness.
I have created an extensive website directory for survivors with various sites that provide resources, education, support, and empowering strength. If you are looking for daily inspiration and strength - follow me for articles, tips, inspiration, and empowering quotes and blogs on my facebook page and twitter feed.
If you are a survivor located in lower Michigan looking for a local support group, please feel free to visit my support group web page > ASCA Outreach Brighton
I have also written an e-book called "The Survivor's Manifesto - How to Move Past Surviving and Start Thriving". This is available for free to anyone that would like to learn 8 steps to living your life the way YOU want. Sign up here for your free copy! > Free Manifesto
I would like to leave you with a powerful affirming statement that will help you start to find your own inner Phoenix: "I rise above the ashes of my past, defining who I am today. I choose to soar above what is behind me and fly towards the future that serves me best."
- Heather Durling, Founder
Causes and Organizations
ASCA Organization - Adult Survivors of Child Abuse (ASCA) is an international self-help support group program designed specifically for adult survivors of neglect, physical, sexual, and/or emotional abuse.
Male Survivor Organization
HAVOCA (Help for Adult Victims Of Child Abuse)