Affirmations for survivors (27+)

Affirmations for survivors

  • • I acknowledge the challenges with caring for myself, but I try anyways.
  • • I am allowed to protect my energy.
  • • I am brave.
  • • I am creating space for joy.
  • • I am healing, even when it’s hard.
  • • I am held and supported.
  • • I am learning to love me.
  • • I am listening to my body.
  • • I am not alone in this experience.
  • • I am not defined by how much I do.
  • • I am not my trauma.
  • • I am resilient.
  • • I am safe. I am loved. I am home. I am in my body.
  • • I am showing up exactly as I am.
  • • I am worthy of rest.
  • • I deserve larger margins in my day and space between things.
  • • I deserve peace.
  • • I deserve to live with ease.
  • • I deserve to take up space.
  • • I honor my boundaries.
  • • I honor the layers and intersections of my unique lived experience.
  • • I honor the waves of healing.
  • • I release shame. It does not belong here with my heart.
  • • I remember it is okay to ask for help and receive support.
  • • I trust my gifts.
  • • I trust the strength of my body to hold me today.
  • • I will not doubt my value and my power.
  • • I will not shrink.
  • • My healing is not linear, and that is okay.
  • • My lightshines even in the dark.
  • • My needs are important.
  • • There is beauty in my emotions.
  • • What happened to me was not my fault.
  • I accept myself as I am.
  • I am a whole person. I complete myself.
  • I am able to make decisions on my own.
  • I am healing slowly but surely.
  • I am not defined by what has happened to me. I’m in control of my own story.
  • I am strong and courageous.
  • I am worthy of love just the way I am. You are not what happened to you. …
  • I believe in myself. …
  • I complete myself. I am a whole person. …
  • I deserve to set and maintain boundaries.
  • I didn’t do anything to cause this. The blame for abuse lies with my abuser, not with me.
  • I don’t have to forgive or forget. That doesn’t make me a bad person.
  • I know that recovery is neither linear nor time-bound. I go at my own pace.
  • I made the right decision.
  • I recover at my own pace. …
  • I won’t always be perfect, because perfection isn’t real. But I will be doing the best that I can.
  • I’m worthy of love just as I am.
  • It wasn’t in my head; they just made it seem that way.
  • Making life changes is difficult. It won’t always feel easy, but I can do this.
  • My flaws don’t make me unloveable or deserving of violence.
  • My home should be a haven of peace, warmth, and safety.
  • My intuition is a helpful guide.
  • Their actions are not my shame to carry. Guilt does not serve my healing. …
  • This is my body, and I’m going to take care of it the best I can.
  • When I can’t do my best, I will give myself grace.
  • When I’m struggling with feelings of distrust, I will give myself space to process them.
  • When times are difficult, I know I have people I can turn to for support.

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Research Resources

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