About The Hurt Healer

Carolyn Hughes

Carolyn Hughes

Having reclaimed my life, ‘The Hurt Healer’ today is combination of faith, love, healing, serenity, joy and creativity.

However, for 20 years I called alcohol ‘The Hurt Healer’. It numbed me from being abandoned as a child by my mother and abused by my father. It gave me confidence to deal with the present and took away my fear of my future.  But it also kept me trapped in depression and hopelessness.

It is nothing short of a miracle that I am alive today but I was given the opportunity to heal and I grabbed it. By reclaiming my life I have found  the freedom to live life in sobriety and to recover from chronic depression.


Your past doesn’t have to define your present. So join me on an inspirational journey to live life as the person you were meant to be.

If you would like to connect further regarding The Hurt Healer or to request information regarding my availability for freelance writing, talks, workshops or one-to-one counselling, please contact me;

by email – thehurthealer@btinternet.com


on Facebook https://www.facebook.com/TheHurtHealer

on Twitter –https://twitter.com/TheHurtHealer  – @TheHurtHealer

on Pinterest – http://www.pinterest.com/TheHurtHealer/

or use the contact form below.

I look forward to hearing from you.

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90 thoughts on “About The Hurt Healer

  1. You are a living inspiration! Great subjects, wonderful style, beautiful! You have me on inspiration journey 🙂 Love Catherine

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  6. I discovered your lovely blog through a guest post you wrote for Jenny Alexander of Writing in the House of Dreams. On your post there, I commented, “I have found that I have been most receptive to the unconscious (including synchronicities and moments of creative or intellectual epiphany) when I have been going through the most difficult emotional times. It’s as though the negative emotions reduce my focus on the material world and sharpen my perception of what lies beneath. I’m grateful not to be in a place of constant hurt today, but sometimes I do miss the clarity that seemed to come with it.” I wonder if you’ve had a similar feeling.

    • That’s very interesting that you find clarity during difficult emotional times. I know exactly what you mean because like you I have found that through the most painful of times I have experienced a different level of creativity. I don’t do much artwork usually but I did go through some art therapy to help me deal with my childhood abuse and the work I produced would be impossible for me to recreate today. Also, like you I am glad not to be in that place of hurt. Thank you for your insight Sharon.

  7. This is a very inspiring short profile 🙂 Your blog will do a lot a lot of good to those who think they cannot break free from one ”act” that they have been struggling with. Thumps up for you Carol 🙂

  8. Just found your blog via Paul from Carry the Message and his most recent post. I too was abandoned by my mother as a child, and it created years worth of coping to various things and addictions, that all eventually led me to inpatient and rehab and almost losing my own kids at 33. I’m now on the journey of recovery of 1 1/2 years and finding grace through it all. So glad I’ve found your beautiful blog.

    • Congratulations on your recovery! You have an inspirational story and it’s wonderful that you have the support and love of your own family now. Keep strong and thank you for connecting 🙂

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  11. Instantly I liked you and I loved you
    you are so great a human being, I love you my friend

    Nice reading about you.
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      • Great for me too, to have visited your blog you have such a lovely blog, the way you share is beautiful.

        I being a senior have to learn a lot from you
        Thank you very much

  12. I’m so happy to have found you in this giant blogging universe, Carolyn. What a treasure you are!

    Thank you for making a difference,

  13. Your ‘about me’ section give me goose bumps. I wanted to write you an email but I don’t see one listed. I think you’re amazing. And thank you for what you are doing to make a difference.

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  15. Hi Carolyn,
    I am blessed to have found your site. I was in an abusive marriage for 29 years to an East Indian man. I totally conformed to his culture and I have three beautiful grown children, all graduated from college. I have left for the third and final time. I am on the mend and God is my guide. I have my path planned for me with the love and support of my family. I will finish my degree in Religious Studies and be a mentor for abused women and children, using my experience and faith to give them hope. It has only been three months since I left but I am getting stronger each day. I have my good days and bad days but with time, my wounds will be healed. I look forward to your inspirational quotes each day! Praise God that He heals all and is our Father and uses good people like you to touch the hearts and souls of others.
    With sincere appreciation,
    Marilyn Sinatra Gill

    • What a courageous story you have shared Marilyn and I was so delighted to read that you are on the mend with God as your guide. It takes tremendous strength to leave an abusive situation which impacts so negatively on self-worth. I’m so sorry that you have had to go such trauma but what a blessing you will be others as you share your experience and faith. Thank you for your encouragement and beautiful comments. You have touched my heart and soul too.
      Love and blessings to you Marilyn.

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