Breaking The Cycle To Step Forward Podcast

Breaking The Cycle To Step Forward Podcast

Authentic conversation with Chris Tuck and Beverley Ann talking about the impact and possible recovery from Abuse of all forms - Sexual, Physical and Emotional. Now in the 2nd year of broadcasting, we are joined by guests from other survivors and also professionals.


June 2, 2023 37 mins

Friendships come in many different forms and dsynamics. "They come into our Lives for a Reason, a Season or a Lifetime" as quoted by Beverley. Chris and Beverley discuss the differences and also the challenges at times of navigating relationships with friends and also the benefits, that make enhance our lives.

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How often to you take time to reflect how far you have come in your life? What you have overcome? Chris and Beverley share their insights and thoughts in sharing their own experience from a professional and personal aspect, in conversation.

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May 19, 2023 46 mins

Do you look forward to Family Gatherings or dread them? Do you feel under pressure to attend, even though it is a huge trigger as your abuser maybe attending? How do you manage the expectations of others, whilst maintaining your own self care? Chris and Beverley discuss this sharing their own Lived Experience and professional perspective too.


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May 12, 2023 34 mins

There is a big difference between Intimacy & Sex, however what if you have been sexually abused or raped? How can you overcome this? Chris & Beverley open this challenging conversation for many people and also share their own personal thoughts and experiences.

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May 5, 2023 29 mins

How do you release your Anger? Is it an emotion you feel comfortable with? Do you find that you have an issue with Anger? What happens when it turns to Rage? Chris and Beverley explore this emotion that is often suppressed and in honesty, can feel challenging at times to voice. We would love to hear your feedback and any questions you may have.


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April 28, 2023 55 mins

Expert by Experience! CEO, Survivor, Thriver, Educator of professionals working with young people, Trauma and SEMH - is Rachel's professional role. In this episode Rachel joins Chris & Beverley in sharing her own experience of being a survivor of childhood abuse and a care leaver. Understanding how challenging it is to find your voice through trauma, has enabled Rachel to establish relationships and communicate with other children ...

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April 21, 2023 34 mins

Following on from our last episode, where we discussed the power of books in education, awareness and healing/recovery - in this episode we look at inspiration too from books and resources, which include books written by other survivors. As always Chris and Beverley share their conversation, thoughts and beliefs in an authentic way from Lived Experience and together with their professional perspective too.


The books discussed are...

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April 14, 2023 10 mins

Chris and Beverley share insights into the books that inspired their own recovery and healing journey and what they mean to them. The list includes: You Can Heal your Life - Louise Hay; Gabor Mate - scattered minds, When the Body says No, Hold onto your Kids; The Courage to heal - Ellen Bass & Laura Davis; Christianne Sanderson - the Warrior Within; Responding to Survivors of Child Sexual Abuse (1 in four charity) Narcotics Anonymo...

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April 7, 2023 24 mins

In celebration of the first year of creating Breaking The Cycle To StepForward join Chris and Beverley on Brighton Pier where they look back at what has happened and also share some insights and vision for the next year. If you have something you would like to hear or join us as a guest please contact us.

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March 31, 2023 48 mins

Do you find it difficult when their are endings in relationships, a job or a friendship? Do you take time to grieve? In this episode Chris and Beverley talk about the importance of taking time to grieve to enable space to move forward and that its ok. They share their own personal experience and professional perspective during this 30 minutes (ish) conversation.

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March 24, 2023 32 mins

What do you do when somebody shares their experience of abuse or they are unable to cope. We often have expectations of feeling that we need to fix, but what if they just need someone to listen to them at that moment. Or even being scared about what we are going to hear. Chris and Beverley discuss this in their own unique and open way in conversation. Sharing both their own lived xperience and professional perspective.



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March 17, 2023 52 mins

Being unable to speak out or express your emotions, results in internalizing mixed emotions of shame, guilt, grief, sadness, anger and so much more which prevents reaching out for help and support. But what if you do speak out - what is that like too? Chris and Beverley talk about finding your voice from their own lived experience and also professional perspective in this conversation. If you have any questions or have a topic you ...

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March 10, 2023 33 mins

Are you constantly saying yes, when you want to say no just to keep others happy? Do you find yourself agreeing to do something and resenting it, because you didn't want to let someone else down? Chris & Beverley talk about people pleasing and how this is something that we learn to do in childhood - and also how we can change it. Join us in our conversation and remember to follow us so you are updated with the latest episode.



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Our first guest to join us is Professor and Dr Howard Schubiner MD, FACP, co founder and clinical director and Medical Advisor of Freedom from Chronic Pain. A professor at Wayne State University for 18 years and is currently in practice at the Providence Hospital in Michigan USA. An author of several books including Unlearn Your Pain, Unlearn Your Anxiety and Depression and also featured in the featured in the documentary film This...

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Do you find you have memories linked to different times of the year and seasons? You may prefer winter to summer or family holidays around Easter, Summer and Christmas may evoke sad emotions even triggers. In this episode we explore this in more details and share our own thoughts and experiences and also professional perspective. Join us in this conversation and don't forget to follow and share.



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February 17, 2023 29 mins

Chris & Beverley talk about attending healthcare appointments which to some people are an everyday event and not much to consider.... however what if going to the dentist for a check up is a trigger, or your physical response sometimes leaves you shaking or crying? What about other medical check ups and appointments? In this 30 minutes (ish) of conversation Chris and Beverley share their own lived experience and insights together w...

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February 10, 2023 33 mins

Finding a voice to our emotions can be extremally challenging to access and looking for alternative ways or tools is important. Writing is one of them, however we all have our thoughts about this and also challenges. Chris and Beverley share their own lived experience with writing and also a professional perspective.

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February 3, 2023 38 mins

What impact does it have on us when we are listening to a radio, watching the TV and especially the news. In all aspects of communication there are different ways of interpreting words and their meanings, but how is this received by your own self beliefs and/or Triggers and those around us? Join Chris and Beverley as they discuss this subject within a conversation sharing their own Lived Experience together with their professional ...

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January 27, 2023 41 mins

Opening the conversation about self-harm enables us to take a gentle look into what's underneath those feelings and what is available to enable self-care with a wellness tool kit.


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January 20, 2023 34 mins

Child protection is something we will keep revisiting and opening the conversation about - as it is a difficult area for many people to comprehend. When something doesn't feel right - what do you do? Chris and Beverley speak openly looking at different options and the importance of being aware. Join them in their conversation and if you have any questions please email them.


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