June Line Up for Dreamcatchers Blog Talk Radio

Dreamcatchers For Abused Children

Blog Talk Radio

June Guests & Special Shows

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Please join with me and the amazing team at Dreamcatchers as we welcome this month’s wonderful guests. There are just a couple that we are welcoming back who we had problems with their previous broadcast or there was more to their story. I hope that all of you will join in the shows, grab the knowledge and empowerment from our guests, then pass this forward to share with others. Our programs always depend on your involvement and your voice. Please call in to (9178)932-1132 to speak with me live and watch for those Facebook Event Invitations that I send to each on my friends list.

Here’s Our Line Up!!!

Wednesday, June 6th – Survivor/Author/Advocate  

 Mr. Jan L. Frayne – Sharing his amazing story of survival from child abuse “Beyond Survivor – Rising Out of the Ashes of Childhood Abuse”

Thursday, June 7th –  Author/Advocate/Blog Talk Host

Ms. Julie Federico w/ her two wonderful children’s books

“Some Parts are not for Sharing” & “Anger is Ok – Violence is Not”

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June 10th thru the 16th – I will be out-of-town, not broadcasting. Still pending as to whether we will have another host step in to share with you.

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Monday, June 18th – Forensic Nurse Exmnr, Ms. Charla Jamerson

joining to talk about the expectations for a victim of Sexual Assault.

Wednesday, June 20 – Award Winning Free Lance Author/Editor –

 Ms. Paula Felps – Also a Sexual Abuse Survivor w/ her organization Sexual Abuse Resource Network

Thursday, June 21st – Survivor/Author/Advocate Ms. Angelica Harris

Ms. Harris is a return guest to complete her very powerful story that is now a memoir to her survival through abuse & domestic violence.

Wednesday, June 27 – Survivor/Artist – Ms. MaryAnn Gougler

Ms. Gougler will be sharing her story and the power of healing through art therapy.

Thursday, June 28 – Ms. Mandy Troutan

Survivor/Author comes to join us; sharing the release of her new novel; “Maybe Today”.

All of the specifics on each guest and our discussions will be shared on the Facebook Event Invitations. Please join in for the wonderful information these guests have to share. I am honored to host this awesome line up of Survivors/Authors/Advocates/Artist who will share their knowledge and survival with you. You too deserve to be the blooming beautiful rose as intended. Remember child abuse changes the person we were meant to be so that we can survive, but in healing we learn to put the pieces of our soul back together and grow in the light to lead others.

Thank you for viewing & sharing this announcement!!!

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Patricia A. McKnight

Exec. Director & Host

Survivor/Author/Advocate

Dreamcatchers for Abused Children

Published by @ButterflyTrish

I am a survivor of over thirty years trapped inside the silence and brutality of Family Crimes, Child Sex Trafficking, and a life lived pattern of tolerance for over 30 years in almost murderous relationships. In Feb. 2011 I chose to publish the truth about what happened in our home, the community around me, and the learned patterns of self-hatred and tolerance which became such a huge factor in my life. My life today was built through publishing 'My Justice'. I never would felt worthy of life, breathing, love & respect with first healing myself. There were many things the traits and tragedies that influenced my life seemed to control everything inside me and it was nothing but sadness and fake emotions. Only by facing the horrors I went through, the choices I made as a woman & mother, then relating to the greatest guilt I have; how the trauma behavior has affected my children's lives. It's my hope to help others get through their battles, regardless of the type of trauma because when we hurt our lives are forever changed. This graphic, violent memoir is NOT SUGGESTED FOR ANYONE UNDER 14 years of age. It discusses the permanently wounding life and the cycle of destruction that held me in expecting/tolerating ridicule and violence in my adult relationships. This truth was published to inspire others to take an in-depth look at their life and behaviors as a result of their past. Connect the dots of your rebuilding in understanding the pattern of adult choices in coping addictions, parenting, and partners; even affecting our careers and self-sustainable life. I'm so honored to have 'My Justice' used at the collegiate level for psychology classes, upcoming therapists and educators. Today my life is very blessed. I'm finally safe, finally truly loved, finally feeling the magic of what life is supposed to be like. My greatest power only began to show when I first made the choice to end the violent relationships and behaviors around my children; to give them something better, something SAFE!! In choosing to share my own story, I've also gone that serious extra step to educate myself through years of research, attending training opportunity, and collaborating with other advocate resources, abuse, sexual harm, and the experts digging deep to recreate help and healing. I've chosen to use my past as a way to inspire a greater good; hopefully somehow change the cycle of tragedy in our homes so that we empower our kids to live a more positive path. The best education we can give, is a survivor of traumatic experiences who can use what they felt then and what they wish they would have had available; those who could have and should have said something. We can change things for our life today, but best of all in healing our wounds, we give communities a supportive working strategy in assisting the people in our lives. One step at a time, one caring soul at a time, we can give them a path to changing our human society as a whole. This is a tell all, which was written in the midst of my third nervous breakdown as I struggled to put all my distorted pieces back together, help my children understand how the violence I tolerated against me invaded their emotional well-being. My children have always been my world, but my behaviors, lack of healthy parenting and life skills, and an inability to remain stable has caused another generation of suffering for my grandchildren. This is a very difficult thing to watch and the continued tragedies that seem to keep affecting the choices in my family. Writing this book was only the beginning of trying to release all that has haunted me for so many years. I have finally removed his thick, cruel, coal stained hand which trapped me in fear for decades. Those hands and his evil, her housemaid and caregiver; they created a slave and that slave submitted to horrific and brutal attacks but always felt it was her burden to bare. I lived with that hand holding me down to terrorize and steal away my voice, holding me captive in the dysfunction of the aftermath and casting a shadow of darkness on everything good in my life. Living in the true spirit of freedom, I have now become a strong advocate against the life cycle of human destruction. We cannot live stuck in the tragedy of hardships and pain. Life is meant to be lived, to be enjoyed, to see what you can do and what you can achieve, to find out what is important to you. We all become adults. We all have a burden to bare. Stand up and keep moving, keep living, keep dreaming. You have two choices in recreating and rebuilding yourself. Do you stay stuck in the dark shadows of your past? Do you dig deep and find that spirit that kept you alive so that you could become the proud, strong, capable, resilient, kind human being ? Which do you choose and how will that choice affect your children and theirs? We can be supportive, provide resources and suggestions for help so that families suffering with addiction or past trauma themselves can find a recovery balance to rebuild their family in a more positive life pattern. We will recover, we will rebuild, we will conquer the pains of yesterday to live in the true sense of life, freedom and safety today. Patricia 'Trish' McKnight Author: 'My Justice' Fndr/CEO: Butterfly Dreams Alliance, NFP Mentor/Advocate/Speaker/Survivor

5 thoughts on “June Line Up for Dreamcatchers Blog Talk Radio

  1. Thanks for the work that you do to educate people about child abuse and domestic violence. Thank you for sharing your story so that other survivors may find their own voices and courage. You have so much courage and strength. You are an inspiration to me and to other survivors. (((Hugs)))

    1. Hi Dearest Patricia, I want to thank you for such beautiful words. You have been a big supporter since we first connected some months ago. I am each day amazed by the wonderful people that I am continuing to grow with in strength and in spirit; you my friend are one such person.

      You are beautiful, amazing, strong, wise, supportive and just simply awesome. Thank you for being the person you are and for all that you give to others. Your story is one that I would like to have shared on our show as well. You would be a wonderful inspiration to others, just as you are on the social sites each day.

      May you continue on your healing path, be a blessing to many, and live in that amazing light that is happiness.
      blessings,
      Trish

      1. Sorry babe, you can tell anyone who wants to give you one sonecd worth of grief to go to hell and you’ll have hundreds of us behind you! There is only so much one person can, should or may want to do. Your mission, should you choose to accept it, is to live your own life and to hell with what anyone else thinks!

  2. You will have to consider aspect inside an important challenge for one from all of the most beneficial blog sites for all of the net. I actually can suggest survivorsjustice.com !

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