Hazel Cresswell-King is the founder of Beyond Silence, a local Holistic Trauma Release business for women who have suffered sexual abuse. Here, she explains why the recent, successful No More Silence exhibition is going on tour closer to home
With the success of the No More Silence exhibition at The Forum earlier this year, Hazel Cresswell-King and her team at Beyond Silence, a local Holistic Trauma Release business, are proud to be bringing the exhibition to the Great Yarmouth Gorleston and Lowestoft in July, August and September, respectively.
Starting at the Market Gates Shopping Centre in Great Yarmouth this Friday and Saturday (July 29 and 30), both Jean Rochford, Co-founder of the No More Silence peer support group, and Hazel will be there to promote awareness of childhood sex abuse and support those who may wish to talk about their own experiences.
Hazel created Beyond Silence and the 5 Steps to Freedom following her own healing journey from child sex abuse and says: ‘I found that to be finally free from the darkness and pain childhood abuse causes, I needed to heal myself emotionally, mentally, physically and spiritually, therefore I believe it is this holistic approach that is key to complete transformation.
‘I have brought together the most powerful tools I found to be effective and developed techniques that women can use to free themselves from abuse. I went all the way around the houses so that they don’t have to. What has taken me 10 years can now take them just months to begin to see a transformation in not just themselves but their outside world too.’
Hazel adds: ‘Using our 5 Steps to Freedom, Beyond Silence has witnessed profound effects in the release of trauma in women who have suffered abuse and we have been able to watch the growth in these amazing women as they move from being a survivor to living a thriving life.’
A recent client of Beyond Silence had this to say about her own experience: ‘What an amazing experience it was today. I started the day with the usual feeling of being consumed with dread, anxiety and fear.
‘During this morning’s circle I connected with ME and I felt love for ME. I felt safe. Not just safe from harm but safe to share my story, to share my fears and to just be ME. To be natural. I felt grounded, supported and loved.’
Beyond Silence is bringing the No More Silence exhibition to Market Gates Shopping Centre in Great Yarmouth on the July 29 and 30, Gorleston Library on August 22 and 23 and at The Britten Centre in Lowestoft on September 16 and 17. The exhibition features photographs by Mary Doggett of ETT Photography. If you would like to become a part of the exhibitions or learn more about how Beyond Silence can help you, please contact Beyond Silence.