Survival Stories with Jacqui
Summary: The show is a resource in which Survivors of emotional and physical abuse tell their stories to help other victims find their way forwards. It was created to give victims a voice and raise awareness of the extent of the possible damage that may come with abuse. Ultimately it shows everyone that even though the road may be long, it is a worthwhile journey to find the light.
Lori Reising discusses the heartbreak and trauma she experienced after the stillbirth of her daughter. This was felt even more due to her having been abandoned at birth and later adopted. This episode is both thought-provoking and emotional in content as we explore deep-seated feelings that may be buried but are brought to the fore after an event.
The trauma that can affect a mind can present itself in different forms. In this episode, Ed Leshin explores his feelings from having a close relationship with his father to being present when he passed. We explore the feelings of guilt that ensued due to having albeit limited medical experience at the time as a Chiropractic Student. He provides excellent insight into understanding the brain in the healing process.
Nancy Allen began her life in a seemingly respectable upper middle-classed family home. She had both parents resident and her father worked in the medical profession. Nancy describes him as a loving father but controlling in the way that he related to his family. It was this control that would affect the direction of her life and that of her family. Nancy tells us a moving and sometimes harrowing story that is emotional and inspiring.
The dream of achievement of success in the corporate world is one held by many in their younger years; with this achievement will come status and all of the things seen as essential to happiness. Dan McPherson achieved this success and rose to the top as an executive. It was after working at this level for a number of years that Dan was to realize that he was in fact deeply unhappy and that a change was needed. His difficulty was in the choices he was to make whilst in that state of mind.
A story of a child experiencing upsets within the home which ultimately lead to decisions that had the potential to change the direction of her life. An open and honest conversation with Erika Danelle as she takes us on a journey which she struggled with but fought back to overcome.
Many would wonder at the strength displayed throughout the life of Marlisse Hardoman. She began life in what appeared to her to be a good middle-classed family. A turn of events was to turn her life in a direction that she would never have imagined; a direction that would test her strength to its limit.
A journey through a life that began on what some might see as the wrong side of the tracks. As a child, he experienced poverty, and in his struggle to make life happen, he found himself incarcerated. His journey includes some startling references to drugs, guns, and moonlight escapes. This is a must-see episode as it shows us that there is always a way forward, you just have to find it.
Jacqui Gold takes you through the journey from a relatively carefree child with a big family to the life-changing fallout after experiencing domestic violence sexual abuse at the age of 11 from a family member. The hurt and betrayal suffered after this led her along a road of isolation at home and school and ultimately to make a big decision about her future.