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Review for The Younique Foundation, Lehi, UT, USA

Rating: 5 stars  

A survivor of sexual abuse as a child left me broken and worthless. I have been in and out of therapy for 18 years always searching for that feeling of being normal. That feeling never came no matter how hard I worked for it. Then one day a friend told me about Euniques Haven Retreat for survivors of sexual abuse. I quit my job so I could attend as I had this overwhelming feeling that I could finally find the "normal" I was searching for. I was so nervous, and frankly scared to death upon entering the program. However I pushed myself to attend and make the most of it. I attended every class possible, group and individual therapy. I also attended physical therapy classes and discovered that I hate yoga but love mui tai. My biggest breakthrough happened during my makeover and photo shoot. I had my hair and makeup done by a professional who acknowledged my uncertainty and anxiety of having to look in a mirror. While she was holding my hand I took a really good look in the mirror. Just being brave enough to look was huge as I don't ever look in the mirror... ever. Staring back at me was a beautiful woman of worth. Not a used, broken, victim who was worthless. I saw the survivor a woman who had great worth, compassion, and love to offer. The Eunique foundation and the Haven Retreat helped me see that I am "normal". I have scar's, but those scar's have made me strong. I am and will beforever in their debt.

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