Don’t be ashamed, speak up when traumatised, therapist advises victims


Lara Kudayisi, a relationship expert and therapist, has advised individuals undergoing any form of trauma to speak up and seek help.

Kudayisi, Founder of Lara Kudayisi International, gave the advice at a news conference ahead of the maiden edition of ‘Finding Love After Trauma Fiesta’ (FLAT), on Friday in Lagos.

According to her, keeping quiet while going through trauma can be risky.

She said to encourage the culture of speaking up promptly, ‘Finding Love After Trauma Fiesta’ would be hosted to help traumatised individuals in the society to recover.

Kudayisi said the programme was targeted at singles, married and divorced individuals who are trying to recover from one form of trauma or the other.

She said the programme slated to hold on June 29, at Muson Centre in Lagos, would be an avenue to address sensitive issues, particularly marital and relationship trauma.

According to her, certified relationship therapists will be engaged during the fiesta to offer professional help.

She said that the fiesta wo
uld feature panel sessions where individuals who had healed from traumatised relationships share their experiences for others to learn and recover as well.

She said that the programme would also provide an avenue for people to understand the essence of maintaining sound mental health in relationships.

‘FLAT is meant to bring traumatised individuals to their safe spaces. We are looking at the singles, married and the divorced for this maiden edition.

‘From this programme, people will get to learn effective communication techniques to enhance their connections with others.

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‘People will also learn strategies for navigating challenges and conflicts in a healthy and constructive way as well as gain inspiration from real-life success stories.

‘We will have Omowunmi Akinnifesi; Sandra Eze; Morayo and Femi Afolabi-Brown; Chiamaka Obuekwe; Oladotun Ojuolape and many others speak on the panel.

‘This is going to be a celebration of love, learning and connection for al
l; we want to debunk the narrative that being single means going into prostitution, ‘ she said.

Speaking on the entertainment segment of the fiesta, Teddy Don-Momoh, co-founder of Lara Kudayisi International, said the programme would not only feature healing and therapy sessions.

Don-Momoh said there would also be comedy session, musical performances, dance session, games and networking session.

Source: News Agency of Nigeria