In another powerful episode of Find Your Greatness, we have the honour of sitting down with the truly incredible Elisha, founder of A Journey to Healing CIC and host of The Missing Peace Podcast. In this raw and eye-opening conversation, Elisha opens up about her personal journey of surviving an abusive relationship and the profound impact it had on every aspect of her life. From her health to her children and her life path, Elisha’s story is a testament to the strength of the human spirit.
Elisha’s story is a testament to the harsh realities that often remain hidden behind closed doors. Beyond the physical violence, she reveals how domestic abuse encompasses emotional, psychological, and financial control. The trauma inflicted in these situations leaves deep imprints on the brain, leading to diagnoses like complex PTSD. Elisha also sheds light on the long-lasting effects on children who witness such abuse.
One of the most challenging questions survivors face is, “Why is it so hard to leave?” Elisha delves into this complex issue, offering valuable insights from her own experience. She also discusses the crucial role of women’s refuges in providing a safe haven for those seeking to escape abusive situations. Elisha’s journey is a powerful testament to the strength and resilience of the human spirit.
Elisha’s transformation from survivor to thriver is nothing short of inspiring. Today, she channels her experiences into helping other women through her CIC and podcast. By breaking the silence and dismantling the stigma surrounding domestic violence, Elisha empowers others to seek the help they deserve. Her story serves as a beacon of hope for those still trapped in the cycle of abuse.
The conversation with Elisha goes beyond her personal story to explore actionable ways society can prevent domestic abuse. From educational programs to challenging problematic behaviours among friends and family, to the crucial role fathers play in their children’s lives, Elisha offers valuable insights on how we can collectively work towards a safer, more compassionate world.
Elisha’s strength, resilience, and activism are truly awe-inspiring. This eye-opening discussion aims to spread awareness, provide a language to talk about patterns of abuse, and let survivors know they are not alone. Elisha’s journey reminds us all that healing is possible, and that there is strength in seeking help. Together, we can create a world free from the shadows of domestic violence.