Jason was sexually molested from age 12 to 17 by his Boy Scout leader, who was also his youth leader at his church. Although Jason has identified at least 47 men who were abused by him in total, he was 1 of 3 victims who pressed charges, leading to him being sentenced to 30 years in jail. He has struggled with Complex Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder and believes in therapy and being an active participant in his healing journey.
“Once I admitted I had a problem, I entered into therapy with a dual focus on dealing with my abuse history and trying to integrate all the different compartments I had built up inside of my head.”
“Today, with thirty years distance between me and the trauma I mostly deal with the manifestations of [CPTSD]…I deal with that, and the way they personify my addictions, and how they impact the way I see myself, and how I interact with others around me.”
“Healing doesn’t happen unless I’m an active participant in the process.”
“I don’t find much value in living in the past or living in the future, yet my mind constantly moves me in those two directions. It is so much easier and healthier to live in the now.”