Today, Rob Richards helps men overcome the effects of sexual abuse in a support group at Surpassing Our Survival (SOS) Society, a United Way of Northern BC funded agency in Prince George that helps women, children and men overcome sexual violence. He meditates ninety minutes every day and practices yoga to live a more mindful life.
Rob wasn’t always so put together. When his father died over ten years ago, he was flooded with memories of both sexual and physical abuse. This realization led Rob to a dark place, and even though he went to counselors and psychiatrists, they couldn’t help him move past the anger and shame.
Two and a half years ago, Rob sat on the couch feeling hopeless. “I lay there going, ‘Is this really all there is? Is this who I want to be? Am I really going to stay in this place where I am filled with all this anger?’ And […]