My Story – Matthew Jee tells his story

Matthew powerfully tells his story of child sexual abuse and healing from his trauma. This was to fill in due to there being no internet access in the new studio, and he does this solo – no easy task.

Please note that victims of abuse may be triggered by reading or listening to this information. The Sanctuary for the Abused [A] has advice on how to prevent triggers.  National Association for People Abused in Childhood [B] has a freephone helpline and has links to local support groups. Other useful sites are One in Four [C] and Havoca [D]. Useful post on triggers [E]  from SurvivorsJustice [F] blog.

Other episodes of Survivors Voices Radio are here [2a] and facebook page here [2b]

Matthew recommends Jim Hoppers page on Mindfulness and Kindness [3a] and much other useful information is available from his homepage [3b]

For beginners a good guide to meditation for survivors that Matthew recommends is the link on Jim Hopper’s page  under the heading “How Can I Cultivate Greater Mindfulness? [9] ” Mattthew says he has a basic instruction which is very clear, simple and honest.

Matthew has a more general guide “There is also an instruction I have written on the homepage of a meditation forum I run vipassanaforum.net [8] scroll down to “Shamatha/Calm Abiding” -but honestly, Jim’s is better than mine for survivors – mine is more general.”

If you would like to hear more from Matthew, there is an interview with him from 2010 covering inter-related issues of child abuse, recovery, meditation, freemasonry, the Catholic church and more – it pre-dates (and predicts) many of the now-emerging scandals. The interviewer was Greg Szymanski and it can be heard here [5]

Books that Matthew recommends are:

“Memory and Abuse: Remembering and Healing the Effects of Trauma”, Dr.
Charles L. Whitfield, M.D. Reviewed here [7]

Whitfield also wrote “Healing the Child Within” and “A Gift to Myself” – Matthew has not read these yet, but says that they are highly regarded. All his books are available through Amazon or by order from bookstores if not in stock.

“Healing Trauma” – Peter Levine, he says is an excellent resource;

Tulku Thondup’s “The Healing Power of Mind” from a Buddhist/ Meditation perspective.

Matthew says that “In general if someone wants to get in touch with themselves through meditation via a teacher or retreat it is important to take things slowly and get to know the organisation – and be honest about the challenges one is facing. ”

“I do not generally recommend particular Ashrams or sects, they can be damaging to people in recovery – and especially any “intensive” retreat practices are best avoided. There is a very gentle and good one week non-sectarian retreat at “The Barn” retreat centre on the Sharpham Estate in Devon link here [6] The Barn is the one place I know where no BS goes down.”

Thank you to Matthew for his story, his advice and his links and his courage not only in largely overcoming his own abuse but also in telling his own story to try and help others.

The following are links to books about survivors and their stories of dissociative identity that have been blogged on the cathyfoxblog.

Access Denied. For reasons of national security. Cathy O’Brien and Mark Phillips [11a]

Sybil by Flora Rheta Schreiber  [11b]

A Fractured Mind. My life with Multiple Personality Disorder. Robert B Oxnam [11c]

Trance Formation of America Cathy O’Brien and Mark Phillips [11d]

Twenty Two Faces by Judy Byington Inside the extraordinary Life of Jenny Hill and her twenty two Multiple Personalities [12] Part of the book 22 faces available free here [14]. Judy Byington also has her own useful advice webpage [13]

Daffodil Rites is a blog [10] much of which is about dissociation.

Brice Taylor Thanks for the memories free ebook download [15] is about ritual abuse.

Free access to healing for survivors is one subject that we can all rally around to demand from government.

Links

[1] Soundart Radio Survivors Views Matthew Jee https://www.mixcloud.com/Survivors_Voices/survivors-voices-host-matthew-jee-tells-his-story-aired-on-soundart-radio-at-6pm-on-01-april-2015/

[2a] Survivors Voices radio http://www.mixcloud.com/Survivors_Voices/

[2b] Survivors Voices Radio Facebook Page  http://www.facebook.com/SurvivorsVoicesRadio

[3a] Mindfulness and Kindness Inner Sources of Freedom and Happiness Jim Hopper http://www.jimhopper.com/mindfulness/

[3b] Jim Hopper Home Page http://www.jimhopper.com

[4] Memory and Abuse: remembering and Healing the Effects of Trauma Dr Charles L Whitfield MD Reviewed here: http://cbwhit.com/Memory%20and%20Abuse–adult%20survivor%20review.htm

[5] There is an interview I did 5 years ago covering inter-related issues of
child abuse, recovery, meditation, freemasonry, the Catholic church and
more – it pre-dates (and predicts) many of the now-emerging scandals. The
interviewer was Greg Szymanski and it can be heard here: http://arcticbeacon.com/audio/2010/2010-LRN/04-2010-LRN/GSIJ.041910_070500.MP3

[6] Barn retreat Devon  http://www.sharphamtrust.org/The-Barn-Retreat

[7] Review of “Memory and Abuse: Remembering and Healing the Effects of Trauma”, Dr.
Charles L. Whitfield, M.D. Reviewed http://cbwhit.com/Memory%20and%20Abuse–adult%20survivor%20review.htm

[8] Matthews Forum  vipassanaforum.net

[9] Jim Hopper Re meditation http://www.jimhopper.com/mindfulness/#cultivate

[10] Daffodil Rites blog http://daffodilrites.blogspot.co.uk

[11] CathyFox Books on Child Abuse 1 https://cathyfox.wordpress.com/2014/02/16/books-on-child-abuse/

[11a] Access Denied. For reasons of national security. Cathy O’Brien and Mark Phillips. ISBN 9 780966 016536 https://cathyfox.wordpress.com/2015/04/07/access-denied-for-reasons-of-national-security-cathy-obrien-and-mark-phillips/

[11b] Sybil by Flora Rheta Schreiber  ISBN-10: 0446550124 https://cathyfox.wordpress.com/2015/04/07/sybil-by-flora-rheta-schreiber/

[11c] A Fractured Mind. My life with Multiple Personality Disorder. Robert B Oxnam ISBN 9781904132905 https://cathyfox.wordpress.com/2015/04/07/a-fractured-mind-my-life-with-multiple-personality-disorder-robert-b-oxnam/

[11d] Trance Formation of America Cathy O’Brien and Mark Phillips ISBN 0 96601 65 4 8 https://cathyfox.wordpress.com/2015/04/07/trance-formation-of-america-cathy-obrien-and-mark-phillips/

[12] Twenty Two Faces by Judy Byington Inside the extraordinary Life of Jenny Hill and her twenty two Multiple Personalities  ISBN 978 1 62024 032 8 https://cathyfox.wordpress.com/2014/11/05/twenty-two-faces-by-judy-byington/

[13] Judy Byington http://childabuserecovery.com/

[14] 22 faces Judy Byington http://22faces.com/

[15] Brice Taylor Thanks for the memories free ebook download https://wikispooks.com/w/images/f/fd/Thanks_for_the_Memories.pdf

[A] Sanctuary for the Abused http://abusesanctuary.blogspot.co.uk/2006/07/for-survivors-coping-with-triggers-if.html

[B] NAPAC http://www.napac.org.uk/

[C] One in Four http://www.oneinfour.org.uk/

[D] Havoca http://www.havoca.org/HAVOCA_home.htm

[E] SurvivorsJustice Triggers post http://survivorsjustice.com/2014/02/26/triggers-what-are-they-and-how-do-we-work-through-them/

[F] SurvivorsJustice Blog http://survivorsjustice.com/

This is all written in good faith but if there is anything that needs to be corrected please email cathyfox@bigfoot.com.

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3 Responses to My Story – Matthew Jee tells his story

  1. kumas says:

    God bless you for speaking out Matthew I hope some of your wounds are able to heal.

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