Sunday, 3 March 2013

Understanding The Other 

In April 1997, Camilla Carr and her boyfriend, Jon James went to Chechnya to set up a rehabilitation centre for traumatised war-children. Three months later they were taken hostage by Chechnyan rebels. Their ordeal lasted 14 months, during which Camilla was repeatedly raped by one of her jailers.

"Rape is a terrible violation of a human being. I will never forgive the act, yet I can forgive the man who raped me; I can feel compassion for him because I understand the desperate place he was coming from, [...] the desperation that caused them to do the things they did. 

This was the toughest situation I had ever faced but I chose to find the positive rather than the negative but I still had to deal with my emotions because that is part of what being human  is. I asked for guidance and felt waves of energy pouring over me.Camilla Carr

"He can never touch the essence of me; my body it is only a part of who I am. My spirit will always be free." CC

Here, Camilla Carr and Jon James share their incredible story with Iain McNay on Conscious TV. 

Part 1

Part 2

Part 2 of the interview is available on Conscious TV at:,AAAAAE7B3aU~,DSQ0D72IolKGACFzxCsTm9ot3xYuCpSC&bclid=2368232001&bctid=2224106125001

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  1. Hi, I understand that their work help to recovery from the experience (drama), but, i wonder if they have a unique way to deal with their personal trauma?

    Best from Thomas in Sweden

  2. Thank you very much Thomas - we'll definitely explore that angle in the interview.

    All the very best,
    Conscious TV