THE VIVA STANDING FOUNDATION was founded on the idea of trauma survivors needing a hand up not a hand out. We believe the following:
There is no panacea, or cure-all, for overcoming the effects of trauma, also known as PTSD. It takes a collection of resources, healing methods, time and community.
TRAUMA CAN HAPPEN TO ANYONE.
Our current methods of supporting those afflicted with PTSD are outdated. Trauma survivors cannot heal, if being injected with prescription drugs, and repeating the same old story over and over, and not knowing how to construct and structure both life-giving, new, thoughts and revitalized healthy bodies.
TRAUMA IS NOT SOMETHING TO SHOVE INTO THE DARK AND WISH IT DIDN'T HAPPEN.
Both love for, and acceptance of, one's experiences is possible, no matter how shocking or daunting they are at the present moment.
THE VSF SUPPORTS THE RECOVERY PROCESS after the traumatic life experiences of both rape and war. Our well-being services neutralize the challenging experience of post-trauma so that the survivor may return to wellness, and eventually begin to thrive again in their daily lives.