Meet Neecy Jones
I'm Neecy Jones, a Spiritual Motivational Speaker, Counselor and Group Facilitator in Essex County NJ
I'm also a Domestic Violence, Me-Too Victim and Healed Survivor, as well as a Recovering Drug Addict, 31 years clean.
When I was a little girl, I often wondered how I could read and talk to myself, and nobody could hear that voice but me. Later in life, I learned my internal voice could be my friend or my enemy.
I lived through my abuse, but it wasn't until years later did I learn I was simply a survivor. I wanted more for my life.
With hard work, help and support from others, I became a healed survivor.
Becoming a healed survivor afforded me a genuine peaceful life. I no longer had to pretend to be happy, because I was authentically happy.
As a result of my life turning out well, I knew I wanted to help others find their own peace and happiness.
In 2004, a year after my husband of 30 years died, a friend opened a Women's Shelter. She asked if I could volunteer some of my time to help out. The women who would live in the shelter were victims of domestic violence, sexual abuse and drug addiction.
I found myself at the shelter all the time, wanting to spend as much time as I could with these women.
The women were able to cook their own food, and boy did they cook scrumptious meals for me. There's no better way to bond with others than breaking bread.
I fell in love with those women. I held them in my arms as they cried and told me their stories of abuse. I felt every drop of their pain, because it was the same pain I felt years ago.
Eventually, I decided to attend school to study Spirituality and earn my credentials to become a counselor. During that time, I also became a skilled Motivational Speaker, assuring others suffering from any type of abuse they are not alone, and there is help available should they want it.
I also have experience speaking and working with families and friends who many not understand why Domestic Violence victims stay, why those who have been sexually assaulted don't tell, or why people who abuse drugs just don't stop.