The Healing Way Of Words

The Healing Way Of Words

Disclaimer: This post, “The Healing Way Of Words” contains content about abuse, assault, grooming, drug abuse and domestic violence. If that is triggering for you, please don’t read ahead. 

Hey all

I’m Claire and thanks for letting me be part of creating a guest blog post. I feel very honoured and grateful.

I am here to share with you how I over came my trauma using the written word.

Words can have so much impact and being able to write what I was feeling through blogging. Own personal ramblings and poetry, helped me heal in ways I did not know was possible.

A little bit about my journey…

I grew up in an abusive household, got bullied for being so shy and quiet at school.

Turned to drugs at 15, which led me onto being groomed. And heading for a total path of self destruction, self loathing and dangerous behaviours.

Into my adult life, I found myself in several domestically abusive relationships.

The first being my daughter’s dad at aged 20. I had my daughter at 21 and finally got clean from drugs and alcohol.

Fast forward 4 years and 2 partners later. I met someone else where I fell off the wagon into a pile of snow for 18 months. By this time, I had met my sons dad,became clean and sober ( of which I still am 15 years later). Whilst pregnant and being in a really awful, traumatic abusive relationship with him.

We split up when my son was 6 months old, damage long lasting. I soon fell into another abusive relationship when he was just over a year old.

This was by far the worst, where I was raped.

After this I swore off men until 2013 when i met my now ex husband.

We split In 2016 and I have been slowly but surely rebuilding myself , cutting out toxic people and dealing with my trauma the best way I knew how… to write and to work on self improvement through learning.

There is something cathartic and empowering being able to share your story with people through
writing rather than bottling up what you can’t always say verbally.

Using your voice in a different way to express what needs to be said. Learning how to turn negative self talk into positive, using more nurturing words, finding magic and beauty in words , starting to love and appreciate the magnificent human you are.

Sitting with yourself in those dark moments, allowing all the feels to just flow onto a page.

I realised how powerful my poetry and words were for the first time when I was volunteering, guiding women through the next stage of their own healing, being a peer mentor in women’s self improvement groups.

The first time I shared my poetry was terrifying.

I’d never shared with anyone other than family and friends before.

I had written it especially for the group and the response was over whelming, all the ladies asked for a copy and I ended up writing them another one for the end of the group to help empower them.

I really started to find healing in words as I started intense coaching and therapy at the start of our first lockdown.

My coach would make me write each week, to try and unearth what had been held onto for many, many years.

This is when I decided to start my own blog. Documenting the reality of coming through trauma, struggling with mental health, sharing my vulnerability and stepping into authenticity. I had masked how I was feeling my whole life, never being honest with myself, always the people pleaser.

From this sadness, my darkest times whilst processing, I have written some of my most raw and honest work. This highlights that in fact, from pain, something beautiful can grow, we can indeed bloom into who we are all capable of being if we choose.

I never thought I would be able to, but I have literally dug so deep and have used my experiences to write my first book, which has just been released on Amazon.

This has been a dream come true and i never expected i would get to this stage in my healing, find the courage and bravery to step out, be seen, baring my soul to the world and doing it unapologetically.

I feel sharing my journey from Trauma to Truth is so important as the more of us that can unite and share our stories, the less we will all feel alone.

Please feel free to add me on socials or my blog , as I share my work on there.


Which is where you will find the links to all my socials and where you can by my book if you so wish.

With that I will leave you with my most recent piece of work, written 8 th of April …

I believe magic lies dormant in us all, like a seed in the earth, waiting for the right mix of sunshine and rain to make it grow.

Starting with roots, embedded keeping it stable, fed and nurtured.

When it peeps it head out above the safe home of the earth, taking in the light and its surroundings… until finally a magnificent alchemy occurs and the magic within, can bloom for all to see.

Blessings to you all, Claire.

Copyright ©️ Claire Louise Robinson

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48 responses to “The Healing Way Of Words”

  1. That’s very sad. I’m glad you found your voice.

    1. Thank you! Yes I finally was able to find it and hopefully use it for good to help others feel less alone

  2. Hi Claire, I followed your blog and I think it’s great that writing has been a form of therapy for you. Writing, especially poetry, can be so therapeutic and provide an outlet for expressing your emotions in a meaningful way, and it is wonderful that you have found something so helpful to express yourself.

    1. Thank you Hilary for following my blog. It is much appreciated 🙏. I think the joy of writing can help alot of people over come difficult times. Sharing my story has been cathartic and empowering so thank you for your kind words .

  3. Thank you for sharing this, Claire and Pooja! You are making great strides, Claire! Thank you for trusting us with your posts!

    1. Thank you Rita and you’re more than welcome. I just hope it can help others who may be experiencing similar feel less alone .

  4. I will check out your work for sure Claire

    Thanks for sharing this. You are powerful 🔆

    1. Thank you so much! Thats very kind of you to say! The book is available pretty much world wide and your support would be appreciated 🙏

      1. Best wishes!!

        I will check out your book

        1. Thank you so much! Any feedback would be welcomed 😊

  5. Thank you for sharing your story. And writing about it and getting it published is a great healing process indeed.

    1. Thank you for your kind words of encouragement 🙏. The whole process has been healing and the poetry in my book shows that I think

  6. thank you for sharing this, Claire.
    May your journey ahead be as wonderful and powerful as your words are🙏🤍

    1. You are more than welcome Destiny. Thank you so much for your kind words. I hope they can aid , encourage and empower others.

  7. I think it’s really brave of you to share your story. It’s something to be proud of. Great job!

    1. Thank you so much. It took alot of courage but I’m happy it’s out there now and hopefully it will empower and inspire those that need it

  8. Thank you for sharing your story Claire. Your journey is inspiring. Will follow your blog, and pont others there as well. Your story is having a positive impact. 👏👏

    1. That is really kind if you. Thank you so much. I think there are a lot of people with inspiring stories and more of us are sharing and I think that’s a beautiful thing 😊

  9. That’s really sad, Claire, but I salute your courage and conviction! All the best for upcoming book.

    1. Thank you KK. I freaked out a little when i saw your initials ! My son is a KK also ! Thank you so much for your kind words. The book is now out which is exciting!

      1. 🙏💖🙏

  10. Thank you for sharing, I can relate to abuse as a child and an adult from my own experience as well

    1. I’m so sorry you had to experience abuse as a child and into adult hood. I hope that you have been able to heal to a degree from it? Sometimes we can’t and that’s ok too. You’re more than welcome 🙏

      1. Thank you,
        Over the years I have recovered from my experience, but I have remained single and alone not wanting to risk the experience again.

  11. Thanks for your courageous sharing, Claire. Best wishes to you in your continuing journey.

    1. Thank you so much for your kind words Steve. 🙏 they’re appreciated . I shall indeed be continuing my journey and hopefully aiding others in theirs too 🙏

  12. Thank you for sharing your story. Thank God you made it through everything you have been through. Glad you found your voice to speak your truth. Keep doing what you are doing by empowering women to find their voice and speak their truth. Congratulations on your book. Many blessings to you.

    1. Thank you so much for your kind reply. I spent so long running from my truth , it was hard to keep going, so instead I chose to run towards it. I will keep on striving to empower those that need it and hope they can too find strength in words x

      1. Your story is just the beginning of something that is going to touch all women young and old who are in bad relationships. Just think about the younger generation that’s coming up in the world right now, just think what an inspiration you will be to them. They will have someone to look up to.

        1. Do you think so? Thats if my words get to reach them. I really hope they do but people need to be ready to read them I guess. There are so many inspirational women and men who have given hope and strength to all generations I think x

          1. Yes, I think so. When I wrote my book last year, it just happened. It is a story about my life and all of the struggles I came through. The title of it is My Life:From the Back Burner by LA’BREA AQUARIA; which is my pin name. I wrote it to inspire people to never give up on their dreams, or themselves. You can find it on Amazon. But, when I read your story, I was proud to know that you made it out of those situations. The things you went through were tough. I am glad you had the courage to get up and find your voice through words. Words are powerful. Words can heal, and words can hurt, and words can lift up, and inspire. Have you thought about doing a podcast? I just know you will have so many listeners. I am saying this because some women don’t make it out of toxic relationships. They need someone to coach them by giving them advice about loving themselves first, and to think about what kind of future they want for themselves. Your story speaks volumes.

            1. Oh my goodness. Thank you so much 💓. I feel very humbled by all that you’ve said here. I have already checked out your book and I shall be reading as it sounds inspiring and uplifting too. I’ve reached so many of my dreams and I never thought I would even do 1 of them. Maybe a pod cast could be next? Who knows where it could go. Although I need to start reaching out to people really, but that’ll take another level of courage! Keep reaching your dreams 🙏

              1. You too. Ask God to give you the courage, He will. He helped me put my words together to write my book. I never thought I would; it was just a childhood dream, and now I hold my dream in my hands, as you hold yours in your hands. God will give you the courage to do all that He has called you to do. You have many more gifts and talents inside of you that has not came to the light as of yet, but in due time they will. Just have faith, honor God, and He will do the rest.

  13. Sorry to hear. That’s very sad. Yes weiting is more helpful.sometimes life cut all doors so need to heal by ownself and for that writing and remain busy is the best option to move on. Best of luck.

    1. Thank you, but please don’t think it sad. I don’t anymore. Yes there have been moments of great sadness but I’ve turned it into power . Thank you and to you also.

      1. That’s great to hear dear you overcome it. When we go through bad situation it’s tough but it taught us much . But struggle is when we can not get out of it and it takes time we need to keep patience and this time is uncertain . We can not control life events only can increase strength, patience, being pisitive in odd situation those are asset I think in life journey.

  14. Thanks for the introduction to Claire Pooja. Nice to meet you Claire and Congratulations on breaking free and you new book as a reflection of the work you have done on yourself to heal the trauma and your new book! 👏

    1. Thank you Cindy so much for your kind words of encouragement. Nice to meet you too. I hope my book does come across that way. 🙏 it is available on kindle unlimited or paperback world wide if you would like to give it a read 🙏

      1. You’re most welcome Claire! It’s a pleasure and thanks so much. I’m sure it will and thanks, will do! 💗

  15. Best wishes for your journey, Claire.
    keep expressing yourself

    1. Thank you so much 🙏 I really appreciate you encouraging words. I keep trying.

  16. So sorry that you had such troubling times. It sounds that you have found yourself more and are learning what’s best for you. You can do whatever you desire in life, just don’t let naysayers take away your desires. Keep going and stay strong.

    1. Thank you so much. We have all been through hard times, it’s just how we grow through them. I definitely have found myself and its been an enlightening process. I will indeed keep going . Thank you again for you kind words x

  17. This is so powerful and brutally honest. Thank you for sharing, Claire. I’m off to follow. And thanks a lot Pooja for giving a platform 💜🪻

    1. Hey! Thank you for taking the time to read and for your feedback. Also thank you so much for the follow! I feel super grateful to have had the opportunity to do this post .

      1. It was such a pleasure.

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