This is my story - in 1984 at the age of 15 years old, I was admitted for an eye operation into a hospital. Whilst in hospital I was made undergo, without my consent, what I would for many years call an inappropriate medical examination. It has taken many years for me to break the silence that surrounds that day and give what happened to me its correct title and name - sexual assault.
I also share some of my personal writings, poems and the tools that I use and which are intended to INSPIRE, HEAL & EMPOWER others. With my life experiences and my coaching skills I have been able to finally look at, deal with and work through the mental and emotional challenges that trauma caused. And to let it go back to who it truly belongs to, the person who chose to violate and sexually assault a 15 year old girl.
What others are saying...
"Not only do you share your story Jacqui, your poetry, specially your poem dedicated to Pat is so lovely and the sage advice for your beautiful daughter Kara, what an amazing talented daughter you have. The Tool Kit and the 10 "takeaways" so powerful and they are certainly helping me to change my mindset and thought process and making me realize I am in control of my thoughts and destiny, thank you Jacqui."
"I could not put the book down. I was full of curiosity to see if the author was able to overcome the trauma and how she did it.
Jacqui Taaffe not only tells her story in a brave and honest way but supplies the reader with her tried and tested toolkit. This toolkit helped her overcome childhood trauma. The author's first-hand experience of the toolkit is shared in the book for readers to use. It has self-reflective activities to practice daily, observing oneself and beliefs and learning to forgive and love yourself leading to self-empowerment and finally being able to let go and overcome trauma. That's what makes this book so special.
This book is written in an easy to read style which makes the reader feel like the author is talking directly to them. I cannot recommend this book highly enough as true life story which comes with a practical toolkit - a truly remarkable package of support and a great read."
Jacqui Taaffe is an executive life coach, mentor, educator and trainer with over 25 years managerial experience in the development and progression of people.