Recovery Code X is an association 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/Co-ordinator Survivors Hub


Anna 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 fifteen 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 apply a holistic approach that could help people with Complex PTSD, and with this vision brought together a team to start the Survivors Hub. In 2020 she earned a Foundation Certificate in Psychodynamic Counselling Skills and Theory. Anna also has a Subtle Body Anatomy Diploma from the Centre of Excellence. She co-ordinates the Survivors Hub and is working with the team to develop further projects at Recovery Code X. Email: a.bragga@recoverycodex.org



Sarah Harris, Treasurer


Sarah set up Abacus Bookkeeping in 2007 and studied for her Institute of Certified Bookkeeper qualifications. She passed her AAT Level 3 and is part qualified ACCA. Her clients have varied from a sole trader to a limited company and she has experience of various sectors. She oversees the financial affairs of Recovery Code X, approving budgets and financial statements, and advising on funding and investment policies.




Juanita Puddifoot, The Survivors Hub Facilitator

 

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.

 

 

Liz Sorbo, Project Development Officer


Liz is our new Project Development Office here at Recovery Code X. She joined us at the start of October 2020. She comes to us with a fresh new vision in helping put Recovery Code X at the forefront of holistic approaches towards treating complex trauma. Her background is a varied one, starting off as a single mother of one working as a Teaching Assistant for over 14 years. Her strengths are organisational management and thinking outside the box when approaching a situation or problem solving. She brings with her a lifetime of personal experiences that have led her to understand that healing trauma is a journey that involves mind, body and spirit. Liz, therefore, bases her interaction with people, both personally and professionally, on the basis of recognising this holistic philosophy. Email: el.sorbo@recoverycodex.org


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