Healing Through Hope and Humour (Triple H)
Healing through Hope and Humour (Triple H) was founded in July 2012 by Joyce, June and Paula Kavanagh. Following the successful launch of our number one bestselling biography ‘Click Click’ in Ireland on September 14th 2011 and the UK launch of the book in April 2012, we were invited to undertake a series of talks to men and women in Ireland, Northern Ireland and the UK around our own personal experience of abuse and how we overcame its impacts.
‘Click Click’ detailed our abusive childhood in Ballyfermot, Dublin where we each were sexually, emotionally and physically abused by our father. We wrote a brutally frank and honest account of our experience which culminated in the successful prosecution of our father in the Irish courts in 1989.
The book differed from the other personal accounts of abusive experiences because ‘Click Click’ provides other survivors with real hope that it is possible to overcome these experiences. People connected with our story as we spoke about it in both the Irish and British media with honesty and humour. It was following these media appearances that we were contacted by various groups in Ireland and the UK who wanted us to share our story of healing and recovery with their members.
These groups were made up of practitioners working in the field of child protection, those working with abuse survivors as well as survivors themselves who were all eager to learn how they could assist in the healing processes from our experience. Our unique style of honesty and humour in tackling such a serious subject empowers survivors to rid themselves of the shame they feel and carry around with them as a result of their abusive experiences and to place that shame firmly where it belongs, with their abusers.
This approach to dealing with abusive experiences is what Healing through Hope and Humour aims to brings to as wide an audience as possible. We believe that as long as survivors continue to hold onto this shame their own healing and development will be stunted and survivors everywhere are then prevented from real recovery and reclaiming their lives.
One of our dreams for the future is to meet Oprah who has played a big role in our recovery.
The Kavanagh Sister's
We are currently working on a second book, a tool kit that will support victims and those who care for them.
Please go to contact us page to leave any comments or suggestions that you feel would be useful to include in the second book.
Eamonn Holmes presented the Kavanagh sisters with the 'Best Magazine Bravest Women of the Year Award' in London.