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The Happy Family
You tell me how to play
You tell me how to pray
You tell me how to say
You tell me how to suck
We are the happy family.
The Face You Never Saw
Always smiling, childlike
Great gentle giant.
Undemanding and dependent
The smell of sweat
I saw the face you never saw.
Where do you hide
When I lie
In my shame?
The Safe Place
There is a world
Where I can hide
And no one can ever
I can't be hurt.
I can't be touched.
I hide inside of me.
There is a scream
Inside my head
That if released
Would take a part of me
I hate the way you look
I hate the way you talk
I hate my body
Because it gave you pleasure
Where did all my feelings go?
The Blankets smothered my guilt
And took away my warmth.
The sheets stole my grief
And turned my heart cold.
His warm breathe
Blew my anger out the window
Where it joined my soul.
The Inner Child
There is a little girl, sitting, crying
Why is she in my house?
I go to ask he what is wrong,
She is me.
She will not talk
She just sits,
Head bowed low
I am bewildered.
I cannot ask her to leave,
Where will she go?
I can close the door and leave
But now that I know
She is there
Her presence cannot be ignored.
Her silent crying
Can be heard
In every room
Of my house.
But she cannot be comforted
And she cannot
The Unknown Soldier.
Children of abusive and incestuous home around the
world fight for survival in a war not recognized by any
government. The battles they fight go without mention.
Their victories without celebration. These children fight
armed only with the need to be loved and accepted. Their
wounds bleed self-hate, shame and betrayal. Bandages
offer little relief and drugs cannot dull the pain. The
wounds of the warrior child must be healed by the child
It is so much easier to walk away from a hurtful past than
to confront the issue. But we cannot remove the past
from our hearts- it is there to stay and the only hope for
true peace with the past is to face it at its worst. To seek
to forgive, to be forgiven, to make amends and to be
Yesterday I did take a walk
Through the garden of my memories,
And I did enter the tomb of my childhood,
I saw the corpse of the child I once was.
The long abandoned shell of the child I could and
Should have been.
I felt the stretch of fear and terror,
And the decaying scent of torn away innocence discarded,
And I wept for what was lost and could not be regained,
What should have been and never was.
Then the hot fiery wind of rage,
Swept through me,
A tremor of anger about to surface and erupt,
But it subsides and all was still.
The secrets of my past overwhelmed me,
The pain and guilt weighed me down,
And I knew that I had to be free from this place,
Escape this coven of destruction and tears,
So I clamoured, hurried to get out,
Shielding my eyes lest they see
The pitiful images of what I had hidden,
That ripped into my mind, tore into my heart
And seared deep into my soul.
And as I passed back through the garden of my memories,
I felt an instant tugging of my hand,
And I looked down to see what was so impatiently
To rouse me from my thoughts
And lo it was a small child,
A' skipping along beside me,
And when she did see that she had gained my attention,
She did say
'At last you have noticed I am here,
There is hope for us, so do not be disheartened,
For now we can live and feel joy again,
And you must nurture me, and cherish me, and love me,
For I am part of you,
I am the child within.'
Our Sessions - We offer a number of facilitated group and drop in sessions throughout the week as well as 1:1 counselling - please email for more details.
Phone support available 9.30am to 4pm
11am to 1pm “Evolve Women’s Session” @ 84 Fore Street
Structured, facilitated group session for women – by referral
Office open 9-5
9.30am to 4pm phone support available
10am-1pm “First Steps” @ 84 Fore Street
Welcoming open session for men or women coming to SiT for the first time. Feel free to drop by without an appointment and speak with one of our support workers or get more information about how we can support you.
10.30-12 Off The Shelf Book Club @ Bicycle Cafe (Meet at 10am)
A gentle welcoming safe space to come and share books, read and be read to. No referral necessary
Office open 9-5
9.30am to 4pm Phone support available
Hold fast groups by referral
Office open 9-5
9.30am to 4.00pm Phone support available
WISH group for women by referral
9-5 Office open
10-12 Phone support available
10.30-12 SiT Cafe
Monthly (last Friday in each month) drop in cafe for SiT clients and their partners, carers and family members. Hot & cold drinks & snacks available to purchase.