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 come 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. My "silent voice" attempted to control me, making me feel less than, and eventually tried to destroy me. Once I broke ties with my physical abusers, I still needed to heal from an emotional enemy, which turned out to be me.
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 the support of others, I became a healed survivor.
Becoming a healthy survivor afforded me a genuine peaceful life. I no longer had to pretend to be happy, because I authentically was happy.
Years later 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 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.
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.
Eventually I decided to attend school to study Spirituality and earn my credentials to become a counselor.
Throughout my years of healing, from being abused, I became a skilled Motivational Speaker, inspiring others suffering from any type of abuse to know they are not alone, and there is help available should they want it.
I also have experience speaking 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.
One of the most valuable lessons I've learned in my life is that I can't make people do anything. I am not that powerful.