Win the Fight through Mindfulness

You may have heard of “mindfulness” before. In recent years, it’s become a buzzword that has taken on a lot of different meanings. At The Younique Foundation, we define mindfulness as the ability to focus on empowering thoughts and feelings while choosing to coexist and not give undue attention to nonproductive thoughts and feelings. So […]

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5 Stages to Finding Healing

Survivors of trauma often feel that they can never heal from their experiences. They feel angry or wish they could change their past. They often feel depressed or unworthy because of the experiences they go through. All of these emotions and thoughts are common among survivors of sexual abuse. But these feelings aren’t just common; […]

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Letters from Foundation President and Executive Director

Letter from Board Chair and President   Dear Friends, One of the things I feel the most joy from in this work is hearing from past participants who are using the techniques they have learned at our retreats. I love when they share specific examples of using skills to manage their triggers. For example, I […]

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Gaining Power Through Surrender

When memories or triggers crash in on you there are three choices on how to respond. You can, 1) run away from them, 2) fight them, or 3) simply acknowledge them and let them be through the Power of Surrender. Only one choice has proven to be effective in the long run. That is to […]

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Finding Peace Through Understanding Trauma

Imagine a lighthouse and how firm it stands in the midst of a storm. Though waves crash upon it, the lighthouse remains grounded. It continues to give light and hope to sailors who depend on its guidance. Have you ever wondered if it is possible to find that kind of hope and peace after trauma? […]

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Your Brain And Trauma

Your brain is a powerful ally. It tries to protect you and keep you safe. But it’s through a better understanding of your brain that you’ll understand what you need to do, and why, to help yourself heal. Understanding these two parts of your brain (the limbic system and the frontal lobe) and how they […]

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Developing A Healthy Relationship With Time

The only time something can happen is now, in the present moment. But those who struggle with sexual abuse trauma often spend a significant amount of time in either the past or the future in the attempt to flee from the present moment. It’s important to learn to live in the present, however, because that’s […]

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Infographic About Sexual Abuse

This infographic gives some great info on sexual abuse and why survivors are sometimes reluctant to talk about abuse. It also has some press information on The Younique Foundation. Please share. Share this Post

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A Special Message From Rachel Platten for Survivors of Sexual Abuse

In summer 2015, women from all over the world were invited to perform a lip-sync to Rachel Platten’s “Fight Song” for charity. Each video uploaded was to be met with a charitable contribution to The Younique Foundation, but what happened next was amazing. Many women found courage from all of those who supported their journey […]

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