Shattered Innocence: Kerry’s Decades-long Journey from Sexual Assault to Healing
The Night That Changed Everything
Kerry was a vibrant young woman, full of dreams and aspirations. In her mid-20s, she was pursuing a promising career and relishing the joys of independence. One fateful night, however, her world was shattered. Walking home alone, she became the victim of a brutal sexual assault.
The assault left Kerry in a state of shock, her body and spirit violated. Fear, shame, and confusion engulfed her as she grappled with the trauma of that harrowing night. In the aftermath, Kerry found herself trapped in a web of emotions, unable to articulate the horror she had experienced.
The Silent Struggle
As the days turned into weeks, Kerry’s trauma began to manifest in unexpected ways. She withdrew from friends and family, haunted by flashbacks that invaded her waking hours and tortured her dreams at night. The weight of the secret she carried became a burden too heavy to bear.
Kerry’s professional life, once thriving, began to unravel. Her focus waned, and the once-confident woman found herself second-guessing every decision. Relationships crumbled as she struggled to trust others, her newfound vulnerability a constant reminder of the scars left by that night.
Decades of Shadows
The trauma Kerry endured cast a long, enduring shadow over her life. Decades passed, but the pain lingered. Intimate relationships were marred by an invisible barrier, as Kerry struggled to connect on a deeper level, haunted by the fear of vulnerability. She built walls around her heart, convinced that revealing her past would only lead to judgment and rejection.
In the daylight, Kerry wore a mask of strength, concealing the turmoil within. Yet, in the quiet moments, when the world was still, the memories of that night resurfaced with an unrelenting force. The sound of footsteps behind her, a certain smell, or a fleeting touch could trigger a flood of emotions, transporting her back to the nightmare she desperately wanted to forget.
The Turning Point
It wasn’t until her mid-50s that Kerry reached a turning point. The weight of the secret became unbearable, and she decided it was time to confront the demons that had haunted her for far too long. Seeking therapy, Kerry found the Debox Method and began the journey of unraveling the layers of trauma that had shaped her life.
She confronted the shame that had held her captive, realizing that the assault was not her fault. When she was able to find the specific triggers connected to the traumatic events of that night, she was able to release the emotions attached to them.
Much to her surprise, this changed her entire world.
She used “statements of truth” to find the triggers and release to. One of the key phrases was “Why did you do this to me”?
When she said this out loud it created an immediate spike in emotions and the emotions flowed. She followed the Debox Protocol and stayed with the trigger until it was cleared then moved on to the next one.
Her next statement was “It’s not my fault” and she got the same spike.
All in all, there were 4 statements of truth that were directly connected to the root of the trauma. Most statements are somehow linked to shame or guilt.
It’s the true root of the pain of trauma.
A New Dawn
As Kerry emerged from the darkness, she discovered a newfound strength within herself.
While the memories of that night will always be a part of Kerry’s story, she found a way to remove the pain.
Epilogue: A Story of Resilience
Kerry’s journey, though painful and prolonged, serves as a testament to the strength of the human spirit. Through resilience and determination, Kerry not only reclaimed her life but became a source of inspiration for others on their own paths to recovery.
Does Kerry’s story resonate with you? Are you ready to free yourself from those invisible shackles?