What sustains you through life’s toughest challenges? What makes kindness unforgettable? Can you pursue the help that you need?
In the eleventh episode of the How I Got Through It series, Joe Sanok speaks about getting through sexual abuse and the death of 7 people in two years with Sonia Trefflich.
In this Podcast:
- Coping with all the loss
- Losing loved ones
- Getting help
- Sonia’s advice to her younger self
Coping with all the loss
Grit. I’ve always had grit in my life. I have this passion and perseverance to somehow endure for a long-term goal. (Sonia Trefflich)
Sonia’s grit helped her get through some of the most traumatic experiences of her life.
It helped her to become who she is today, and to appreciate the life that she has now with her partner and her children.
Losing loved ones
At the time it was almost as if we were … it sounds terrible, but it happened so much, that we were almost just waiting for who’s next, and what’s going to happen. (Sonia Trefflich)
Because so many loved ones died in succession, Sonia’s grieving process was halted, because she felt as if she was in a state of waiting for more people to die.
She knew that this was too much to deal with, and started therapy.
Get the help that you need. If you recognize that you need help, pursue it.
It can be powerfully healing to find the help and support that you need. Sonia started therapy and could finally begin to process her loss and grief.
It became natural and supportive to have somebody there that could hold that space for me. (Sonia Trefflich)
Remember that true self-care is not an option.
Sonia’s advice to her younger self
You are amazing as you are. It is going to get better.
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