Deviance, like cancer is an uncontrolled division of cells. Both are observed within single cells, larger cellular groupings and can ultimately bring death to the host body. Violence is the unifying thread to social and/or sexual deviance. Exposure to violence can cause a firestorm that consumes one’s psychological, emotional and physical health and leaves an indelible footprint. There is increasing research that demonstrates childhood exposure to deviance increases lifetime risk to develop cancer. Learn More
- Acknowledging one’s childhood development included exposure to social and sexual deviance.
- Identifying the molester and accepting sexual deviance motivated the molester’s behavior and social deviance made possible the abuse process.
- Defining the abuse process.
- Acknowledging the strategies one used to psychologically survive the abuse process.
- Acknowledging the ways one misinterpreted the abuse process and the subsequent mistaken ideas one formed about oneself, others, and human sexuality.
- Recognizing and acknowledging the thinking errors one uses to discourage intimate relationships.
- Defining one’s psychological and social assumed disabilities that are obstacles to cultivating and sustaining intimate relationships.
- Defining self independent of the abuse process and the subsequent trauma symptomatology.
- Cultivating a support system to maintain the healthy coping responses one develops to manage traumatic injuries and one’s overall health.
Confronting the exposure to deviance is the common element to each health restoring step. This disrupts the social/sexual isolation the deviant imposed and ultimately translates to neutralizing the toxin.