Dr Lydia Taiwo

Dr Lydia Taiwo

Published Author & Public Speaker

http://lydiaolataiwo.ampbk.com/
Lydia.taiwo48@gmail.com
07412103484
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Audiences

Age 11 to 14, Age 14 to 16, Further Education, Age 16 to 18+, University, Adult

Book types

Any

Awards

  • Clinical Trauma Specialist
  • ACEs Specialist
  • DSc

Organisations

  • Trauma Informed International Centre

Details

When you have been abused, you do not know what love really means. All you know is abuse and terror. When people do eventually show love, it is difficult to understand why. Love does not make sense to an abused child. Did you know that? Trust is another challenge; it is so hard to trust anybody. Having been abused myself, I found it very difficult to trust anybody, even my parents. Not being believed was another concern - I was afraid that I would never be believed. This fear grew even more when I had to give evidence in court. Even the lawyers did not believe me until I exposed all the injuries on my head, having to remove my wig. There were over eight of them. It was shocking. But there is hope for an abused victim. You can live again…

I am a survivor of horrific, grievous bodily harm and child abuse. I have over sixty injuries and scars all over my body. There are six on my face and eight on my head which are visible to the naked eye, all at the hands of my parents, most especially my mother.

I have been very resilient over the years, carrying the wounds, the pain and heartache, but through it all, I have been able to forgive my parents and move on with my life. I don't consider myself a victim but a victor. My faith in God has played a major role in my recovery from abuse. 'Having suffered abuse doesn't mean you have to be an abuser yourself' is my motto.

I have written other books and raise awareness about child abuse and its impact later on in life. Many lives have been damaged and broken as a result of child abuse. Many have, sadly, even lost their lives.

I am still alive. I have been able to get an education and study up to Doctorate level, thus proving that it is possible to move on with life, despite being abused.

I pray for this book to help millions of people all over the world, to rise up from broken and shine again. I am happily married to David, and we both have six children.

I am also responsible for Adverse Childhood Experiences-ACEs recovery workshops, helping build resilience and emotional regulation in young people. These workshops can take place within school or within the after school curriculum. It takes place for two hours a week, where recovery is step by step. It is great to see positive results.

I have had a few radio and TV interviews:

2011

Dr Lydia Taiwo will be interviewed on Premier Radio tomorrow at 11.20am for the Woman to Woman show - she'll be talking about the second installment of her memoirs A Broken Childhood and her campaigning work around child abuse issue.

2015/16 BBC

https://www.bbc.co.uk/news/av/uk-england-london-33689761/child-beating-cases-go-to-court-unnecessarily

 

2018 BBC

https://www.facebook.com/djamedia/videos/uk-lydia-taiwo-secures-convictions-against-her-parents-for-years-of-abuse/311399153041088/

 

2019 UCB

 https://hi-in.facebook.com/ucbmedia/posts/have-you-experienced-child-abuse-ruth-speaks-to-dr-lydia-taiwo-to-find-out-her-s/10156689311408264/

 

Books by Dr Lydia Taiwo

I have written 4 books with emphasis on abuse, recovering from abuse and mental health and well-being. I am writing my next book to help young people who have been through abuse and want to escape their abuser.

978-1528914550
A Broken Childhood: How To Overcome Abuse: A Recovery Guide

A Broken Childhood: How To Overcome Abuse: A Recovery Guide

When you have been abused, you do not know what love really means. All you know is abuse and terror. When people do eventually show love, it is difficult to understand why. Love does not make sense to an abused child. Did you know that? Trust is another challenge; it is so hard to trust anybody. Having been abused myself, I found it very difficult to trust anybody, even my parents. Not being believed was another concern - I was afraid that I would never be believed. This fear grew even more when I had to give evidence in court. Even the lawyers did not believe me until I exposed all the injuries on my head, having to remove my wig. There were over eight of them. It was shocking. But there is hope for an abused victim. You can live again… 

Upcoming events

Saturday, 12 Oct 2019: break the cycle of abuse recovery

Break The Cycle of Abuse/ Recovery

Abuse must stop, but how?

Saturday, 12 Oct 2019: abuse must stop

Abuse Must Stop

Parents can't continue to abuse their children and expect good results.

Thursday, 10 Oct 2019: world mental health day

World Mental Health Day

Tell my story about abuse and recovery

Videos

Keywords

ABUSE ADVICE CAREER DROP-OUTS EDUCATION EMOTIONAL REGULATION EMPLOYMENT GANGS GUIDANCE HEALING MENTAL HEALTH PARENTING PSYCHO-EDUCATION RECOVERY RESILIENCE SAFEGUARDING TRAINING TRAUMA UNIVERSITY