This blog is about learning to understand all of our feelings and learning to consciously face, feel and experience all of our feelings within the context of our own childhood.
Everything we become and happens to us is connected to childhood. Not every victim becomes an abuser, but every abuser was once a victim of abuse and no matter what anyone says these are facts. Violence is not genetic, it’s learned.
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Monday, July 13, 2015
Open Letter to Felicia Cabrita
My name is
Sylvie Imelda Shene and I have a story for you.
that lives in Portugal told me that you exposed the sex abuse of children in
the orphanage of Casa Pia in Portugal and that you might be interested in my
congratulate you for your courage to give a voice and bring justice to the
victims of these atrocities. I can only imagine the backlash you got and
probably still getting from exposing these sociopaths in power positions.
growing up in Portugal in the seventies my older sisters took me to see Dr.
Julio Machado Vaz.He was a young doctor
then and his methods of treatment left me worse off.
year 2000 and 2004 I was in Portugal and I tried to contact the media there to
raise awareness how most doctors and most people in the helping professions
that have not faced their own childhood repression can cause more damage to
their patients under the disguise of help. I never heard back from the media,
so when I came back to the United States I started thinking about writing a
summer, I published my book about how to recover from childhood trauma, using
my own experiences growing up poor in rural Portugal, being sexually abused by
Dr. Julio Machado Vaz, working as a topless dancer and discovering the
groundbreaking works of psychologist Alice Miller. My book, A Dance to Freedom, is part memoir and part self-help book and I’m proud
to say that it’s touched many people around the world.
this book was a labor of love for me. I’m not a wealthy person, but I managed
to save and raise (through the crowd funding site Indiegogo) the money I needed
to get the book out into the world. It took me five years and four ghostwriters
to get it right, but it’s all been worth it.
think you can help me get my story told in Portugal, I’d really appreciate it.
enclosing a copy of my book and thanks so much for your consideration.