Trauma has a way of turning people into the walking dead…
“I cannot tell you the exact moment that the slow progression toward the death of my innocent childhood began, but somewhere in those years between three and five, I gradually lost my voice and sense of identity. My home life was chaotic and unpredictable. Glimpses of the unspeakable, like shadows, refused to come into the light. My world was filled with those who sought to silence me. So I just stopped speaking up.
Things seemed blurred in so many ways…memories, thoughts. All I knew was to hide inside myself. My inner conscience locked all the painful hidden trauma away until much later when it came to light through my journey of discovery. I couldn’t remember the details of the abuse I suffered back then, and it would take years for me to consciously deal with it, when God slowly began to reveal the truth about my sexual abuse.”
Amanda Helman’s raw and emotionally transparent retelling of her journey through the darkness of abuse and rejection draws you into her world. The pain that left her silent and unable to find her voice eventually shattered as the light of truth burst through and she was finally Silent No Longer.
Educator, consultant, and international conference speaker Amanda Helman, Ph.D., has dedicated her life’s work to empowering women who have’ve experienced complex trauma, overcome negative, limiting mindsets to find their voice. An expert in the field of education, mental health, and leadership, she oversees Healthy Family Connections International Virtual Summit to support families, educators, mental health workers, and leaders discuss the power of the word we speak with children, teens, and families in the community. Amanda has spent over twenty-two years working with students with and without disabilities, especially those with Autism Spectrum Disorder (ASD), in the areas of academic, behavior, and social skill interventions, and has been instrumental in curriculum development. In 2019, she published her first children’s book, I am Worthy, Valued, and Loved,, available on Amazon.