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.
What Messages Are We Sending Our Children
Is there a negative impact to anonymity?
We would like to respond to yesterdays sentencing of a 30 –year- old man who received two life sentences for repeatedly sexually abusing and raping two young children from Athlone. We wish to extend our deepest sympathy to the families who must be in turmoil and hope they receive all the support they need to move on with their lives as we understand this is both a confusing and painful time.
It was very interesting to hear that there was no consideration given to the perpetrator for his cooperation and guilty plea, and rightly so. However, shouldn’t this same thinking be afforded to perpetrators of adult survivors that come before the courts, as the reality is, their victims were also child victims.......continue reading