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.
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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 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.
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.
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: email@example.com .
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: firstname.lastname@example.org.
Juanita Puddifoot, Consultant
Juanita Puddifoot MBACP is a professional transpersonal counsellor, international lecturer and teacher who works with individuals, groups and organizations by providing her expertise for their bespoke programmes. Juanita’s interest in holistic approaches stems from her own personal childhood traumas that led her on a journey of self-development, healing and transformation. Her passion is to help others understand and explore how to connect with the deeper knowledge and power within to heal the wounded parts of their soul. Juanita has a ‘tool kit’ of approaches to work with clients – psychodynamic, transpersonal, CBT, NLP, mindfulness/meditation, nature connection based work, goal focused, DMP regression therapy, shamanic practices and ceremonies, energy awareness chakras, aura etc. integrating the fragmented inner child, resolving generational repeating patterns (ancestors) healing the dissociative effects of trauma, changing negative belief scripts to positive etc.
Sorrel Pindar, Steering Group - Project Educate 2021
Sorrel Pindar BSc (osteopathy), MPhil, is a Resilience & Well-Being Coach, and Registered Osteopath. Since 2007, she has worked with people suffering from anxiety, depression, ME/CFS and long Covid, many of whom have a history of trauma including Complex PTSD. Sorrel’s own experience of PTSD started with her years at boarding school, followed by the death of her first boyfriend when she was just 20 years old. After many years of counselling and psychotherapy, Sorrel was lucky enough to find a counsellor who offered EMDR which really kick-started the healing process.
Her training in the 3 Principles tradition and the insights it brought, accelerated her post-traumatic growth. She has since embarked on a project supporting those who have lost loved ones to suicide. Before training as an osteopath and coach, Sorrel worked in local government in the area of civil liberties and crime prevention. She has two grown-up daughters who are a constant source of delight and amazement.
Amit Shenmar – Volunteer Community Link Worker
Amit Shenmar, BA Hons (Sociology), accredited SMART facilitator and champion, substance abuse case worker, employed by the NHS to line manage and train peer group facilitators within a multi-disciplinary approach. Amit co-ordinates psycho-educative groups aimed at removing social and psychological barriers experienced by service users, helping them integrate into wider society.
Amit is well versed in building recovery in the community through client engagement and building links with external agencies such as educational training providers, CMHTs (Community Mental Health Teams) sports centres, schools, and the Job Centre. He’s given guest talks at colleges, Tier 3 Aftercare Services and the Job centre, to raise awareness of the challenges around employment and substance misuse.
He has a proven track record of complex case management when providing advocacy and support to people from a vulnerable service user community. His calm demeanour coupled with his own ‘lived experience’ inspires confidence and trust. Amit has run training programmes within statutory and non-statutory organisations and NHS services. His passion is to help vulnerable social groups and use his knowledge of BAME communities to develop evidence-based trauma-informed projects and programs with Recovery Code X.
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