Recovery Code X is a community organisation set up in 2019 to run peer-to-peer support groups in Bedfordshire, UK, that incorporate holistic strategies for managing the effects of Complex PTSD, also known as complex trauma and Disorders of Extreme Stress (DESNOS).  We believe that recovery from life-transforming trauma is possible with the appropriate knowledge, guidance and therapies, and tends to happen incrementally, in small steps.  We hope in future to be able to provide trauma-informed complementary and holistic therapies and psycho-education workshops to those seeking safe, natural routes to better health and happiness. We promote individual and collective knowledge of Complex PTSD together with an understanding of its causes, symptoms, healing and recovery modalities.


Recovery Code X - it's the mystery solution to your recovery, the elusive equation.

 

 




Our Vision

Our vision is of a trauma-informed society in which holistic healing methods are available to all survivors of prolonged abuse whether experienced in childhood or adulthood.







Our Mission

Our mission is to inspire and empower people who have experienced repetitive, ongoing abuse and trauma to find the keys to unlocking the codes of their own recovery.  We aim to provide a safe environment with tools to support them on their journey to wholeness and harmony in mind, body and soul.




Our Philosophy

Everyone has a right to good health and happiness.

Everyone is entitled to be treated with dignity and respect regardless of income,

disability, age,  gender,  race or religious belief.

We are each born with a unique purpose to fulfil, gifts to share, a dream to live.

We have a right to live in alignment with our soul’s purpose.

Our challenges do not define us; they refine and make us who we are today.

We all have an innate capacity to heal.

It’s never too late to begin the journey to wholeness.

Self-expression in a safe environment builds confidence, self-esteem and resilience.

Compassion is balm to the soul.

Love overrides trauma.

Wounds can heal.

A better life is possible.



 


Meet the Team



Anna Bragga, Chair

Anna L. Bragga, Chair, Project Manager - The Survivors Hub


Anna L. Bragga BA Hons (Business and Marketing), PG Cert (Journalism Studies) comes from a career background in marketing, public relations and journalism for the consumer and not-for-profit sectors. Her interest in Complex PTSD began around sixteen years ago when she came across a survivor's website and identified with the author's descriptions of PTSD. This moment marked a turning point in her life, initiating a journey of self-discovery and healing, in which holistic therapies were to play a significant part. She founded Recovery Code X after being involved in a local peer support group and seeing the positive difference it made on people's lives. She saw an opportunity to share with others how a holistic approach could help people with Complex PTSD, and with this vision brought together a team to start the Survivors Hub.

   Anna felt it was important to build a professional foundation in her skills and knowledge to support others, so she studied, researched and experienced various methods which can aid recovery from trauma. She completed the online course, Subtle Body Anatomy Diploma with the Centre of Excellence in 2019, and then in 2020 she gained a Foundation Certificate in Psychodynamic Counselling Skills and Theory from the Counselling Foundation. Now, in 2022, she's committed to her professional practitioner training in Deep Memory Process (DMP) with Woolger Training International School which teaches how to transform the residues of soul trauma. Her priority is to develop the Survivors Hub project to address the needs of marginalised groups. Email: a.bragga@recoverycodex.org .



Sarah Harris, Treasurer


Sarah Harris is a professional self-employed bookkeeper with membership of the Institute of Certified Bookkeepers and part qualified with the Association of Chartered Certified Accountants (ACCA). She has many years’ experience in the corporate and not-for-profit sectors, and in 2007 set up Abacus Bookkeeping. Her clients vary from sole traders to limited companies and the education sector. She joined Recovery Code X in September 2019 as Treasurer, as she passionately believes that recovery from life-changing Complex PTSD is possible, and innovative holistic therapies and peer support should be accessible to all, regardless of age, status and income. 

    Sarah oversees budget setting and expenditure at Recovery Code X, as well as payroll and account management. Her quick mathematical brain helps ensure we stay one step ahead when it comes to planning for the future. You can contact Sarah directly by email: s.harris@recoverycodex.org.



Jacqui Finnigan - Clinical Support Advisor


Jacqui is a Chartered Counselling Psychologist, HCPC Registered Psychologist and Associate Fellow of the British Psychological Society.  She is well trained in CBT, ACT, DBT, CFT, mindfulness and EMDR. Jacqui specialises in Schema Therapy and is certified as an Advanced Schema Therapist, with the International Society of Schema Therapy.  

    She has 16 years’ experience of working with clients with psychological difficulties including complex trauma, anxiety, chronic depression, eating disorders and relationship difficulties. 

    She has worked across the NHS and private settings in trauma services, specialist eating disorders and staff psychological services, this includes working as a therapist and in senior management positions.

    Jacqui is passionate about mind and body integration. She has practiced yoga intensively for over 28 years. She uses this to listen to her body, increase her awareness of physical sensations and be more attuned to how her body responds to emotional triggers. She is completing teacher training on embodied yoga.


We would like to thank all our supporters, donors and sponsors for helping us to make a difference.