Become An Author

This website continues to inspire and empower others because of contributors like you.


  1. Article must be original work of your own
  2. Article must be as grammatically correct as possible
  3. Article must not include incorrect or excessive use of using ALL CAPS, hyphens ( — ) or periods (…)
  4. Your article will be reviewed and edited. The Survivor Manual has permission to edit your article for grammar/spelling, inappropriate content, or to improve aesthetic/formatting

Being Approved and Writing Posts

Just email survivors at angela shelton dot com and let us know you’d like to become an author. Once you read the guidelines we’ll set you up with an Author Login.

You just sign in as you would to a blog and “Add a Post” on the left side.  On the right side at the bottom are a list of categories. On the right side at the bottom are a list of categories. Just choose whatever fits your post.


You may review books, movies, shows, provide resources around the world, highlight survivor networks, talk about your own organizations and what you’re doing, promote healing and networking events that are taking place (outside of political rallies), and provide the answers to the many questions that come with surviving sexual and domestic abuse and violence.

Focus on:

  1. Healing-oriented topics
  2. How-to Questions from how do I get out of a panic attack to how do I find a lawyer?
  3. Emphasis on resources available to survivors/loved ones/field workers
  4. Inclusive and unbiased non-judgmental language
  5. Recognition of diversity and related issues (ethnic, racial, gender, GLBTQQ, etc.)
  6. Books, movies, shows and theater pieces that have to do with surviving or that could help someone


  1. No Debating
  2. No Debating News stories or getting political
  3. No Sharing details of Survivor stories
  4. No “Victim”-based content (it is triggering)
  5. No Political or other biased slants

Questions to Answer

In addition to providing resources, reviews, networks, events etc here are some of the many questions that have come in about surviving.  Please post and comment about any of them and bring in your own questions that you and/or your organization has heard.

The Sword of Trauma Healing Course

Hi! I’m Angela Shelton, introducing the Sword of Trauma Course.

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The SWORD OF TRAUMA yearlong healing course of trauma informed care.
There are two different memberships, each with a year long program.
Are you a Service Provider healing other survivors heal and work through their trauma? Click HERE!
Are you a SURVIVOR working on your own or with your therapist? Click HERE!

Welcome to the Survivor Manual


This site is the brainchild of me, Angela Shelton, after years of traveling with the documentary Searching for Angela Shelton.

After speaking with thousands of survivors, non-profits, activists, advocates, and partners of survivors I saw three main things survivors are affected by after experiencing trauma:

1. Mental Issues

2. Health Issues and Physical Pain

3. Financial Crisis

Not only did I want to heal from my own past of sexual abuse and trauma, I wanted to discover all the healing techniques out there to help with those three main issues.

Survivor Manual was born.

This is a place where survivors who have moved on to thriving can share what worked for them under all aspects of healing – so together we can inspire and empower survivors of any kind of trauma to heal and move on too.

When I discovered how many non profits do not work well together because they are competing for the same funding, same ad space, same spots on TV, radio etc. we set up the Survivor Manual to also be a Non-Competitive place for non-profits, healers, therapists, supporters, artists, authors, and survivors who are thrivers to share:

Healing Resources

Books – Movies – Art

Recovery How-Tos

Pathways Out of Pain

Healing Techniques

Spotlights on Survivors who are Thriving



and Good News!

Please search this site at length. Start with the Blog Posts up top or use the Search Bar to the right or click on any of the links.  There are years worth of content.

If you or your organization would like to become an author on this site, please contact survivors @ angela shelton dot com with Survivor Manual in the subject and you will receive the guidelines.

This site is not a non-profit. It is a non-compete platform to help non-profits and those working in trauma and recovery. Some of the book links are affilate links and the money goes to the annual server costs to keep this site running.

If you would like to donate to a cause to help end child sexual abuse, there is a donation link to the right to give to Darkness to Light. Help those who are helping!

Thank you for healing.

By you healing, you break the cycle for the next generation – and you help all of those around you too!


Angela Shelton's Sword of Trauma

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