Davida – Power & Resilience Playlist

This is a selection of songs I listen to when I’m in need of some woman empowerment, when I’m in a bit of a ‘f*** you, men’ mood (sorry men). Most of these songs make me feel strong and independent, although a few are a little more lowkey or emotionally piercing, like ‘bruises’ or ‘I carried this for years’.

Calm app – self-care, meditation, sleep

I find it incredibly grounding and nurturing, especially during times when I feel very internally destabilised. It has helped me practice self-forgiveness, letting go, and made my inner voice much less critical of myself.

Playlist- Matthew’s Songs that Helped Me Heal

I’ve always been one to ‘wallow’ with the music I choose, so I tend to opt for lyrics that are maybe slightly more ‘raw’ or feel a bit too ‘real.’ It is my hope however that if these songs helped me to heal, they might also help someone else.

Discovering Your Worthiness – Guided Meditation

This meditation does not specifically target trauma and so can be a wonderful and hopefully trigger-free resource that can be used by anyone. Lisa Nichols’ guided meditation encourages you to try and let go of those feelings weighing you down…

Meditation for Healing Sexual Abuse/Trauma

This meditation allowed me to effectively hold my own hand through my experience of sexual assault. The experience had left me with a sense of shame and fear of my own fault, abandoning the self who was hurt in the process.

Trauma Queen Podcast

This podcast is hosted by Jimanekia Eborn, a Queer Media Consultant, Sex Educator and Sexual Assault and Trauma Expert. Listening to it helped me realise that I’m not alone in my experiences