Anu Verma is a survivor. She survived abuse as a child, years of post-traumatic stress disorder and, thankfully, her attempts to kill herself. She survived the journey her sexual assault took her, and now she devotes her time to helping others do the same. As she says, “I suffered from an identity crisis, close to suicide, from severe depression. I know I’m not the only one to have been through this. “
In the New Year, she is launching the Victim 2 Victor Facebook group. This will provide a safe space for other survivors to support and help each other thrive. Survivors of sexual abuse often have repressed feelings and difficulty communicating, and Anu knows firsthand how important it is to overcome them. She also recognizes how her Asian origin has played a role for her: “Sexual abuse is always a taboo subject that we do not openly talk about because people feel embarrassed”.
The Victor 2 Victim group will be a platform where there is no judgment, no shame and no guilt. Instead, it promises love, trust, and harmony.
‘Victim 2 Victor’, also the name of Anu’s self-help guide / memory and his podcast series, shows his state of mind. Through these platforms she has already reached thousands of people and now, after training as a therapist, she hopes to do so on a more personal level:
“We will have live spiritual workshop sessions, healing and coaching sessions, as well as lectures from experts and industry leaders. We’ll also have Zoom 1-2-1 calls where we’ll look at your life, relationships, goals, and work on ways to boost your self-esteem and self-esteem so that you develop a healthy relationship with yourself and with others. “
Left untreated, trauma can lead to so many complications in life, especially with health and relationships. It took years for Anu to get to where she is now and she knows everyone’s journey is different. She hopes that this group, this community of survivors who seek to come out of their trauma, can give people hope that healing is possible.
The group will launch in January 2022: https://www.facebook.com/groups/victim2victormembers/
In the meantime, you can find out more about Ms. Verma on her website: https://victim2victor.net/