Sexual Trauma and Abuse Healing

Far too many women suffer some form of sexual trauma, abuse, or harassment in their lifetime. Many suffer in silence, as social and cultural support for their healing process is hard to find. Others do engage in therapy, counseling, or other mental health treatment. A growing awareness of the needs of sexual trauma and abuse survivors hasĀ  arisen in recent decades within the holistic health fields. This includes many different alternative medicine and energy healing modalities.

Lisa’s own work is focused on chakra and energetic release and healing for trauma and abuse survivors. Sexual abuse and trauma most directly impact the lower chakras in the chakra subtle anatomy, and for women, the impact of this may manifest in in any number of ways. While chakra and energy healing work is never a substitute for qualified mental health support, many women may find that guided energy work is a valuable part of their healing process. To that end, Lisa has created a free e-book with basic energy exercises any women survivor can explore:

Healing the Subtle Body Wounds of Sexual Trauma and Abuse

In addition, Lisa regularly offers a 4-week intensive energy healing teleseminar for sexual trauma survivors. You can learn about this offering and and when it will next be offered here:

Energy Work for Sexual Trauma and Abuse – 4 week Teleseminar

Lisa is also a provider with The Breathe Network, a non-profit resource and referralĀ  network connecting abuse and trauma survivors with holistic health practitioners. You can read more about her abuse and trauma private session work on The Breathe Network site, as well as look for other holistic practitioners that work with trauma and abuse survivors:

The Breathe Network – Lisa Erickson

Articles, Interviews, and Resources:

Identity and Empowerment After Sexual Trauma – Radio interview by Diantha Harris, with co-guest Molly Boeder-Harris. Discussions include retraumatization, healing modalities, the language of ‘victim’ vs. ‘survivor’, and the pros and cons of talking about forgiveness in the context of healing.

Radio Interview, with Diantha Harris of Life Potentials Radio, in which Lisa and co-guest Molly Boeder-Harris discuss holistic healing for sexual abuse and trauma survivors

Meditation and Trauma Sensitivity – Recording of free teleseminar offered by Lisa through The Breathe Network (part of an ongoing series of teleseminars offered by many different practitioners)

DailyOm Women’s Energetics Course – Although not specifically for abuse and trauma healing, the basics of women’s energetics covered in this course will help any women connect with her feminine power.

The Chakras and Sexual Trauma – article at Lisa’s blog

21 Ways to Care for Your Sacral Chakra – article at Lisa’s blog

Trauma-Sensitive Meditation

Mindfulness for Healing Trauma – article by Lisa at BellaOnline Buddhism site

Movement, Sacred Dance, and Sensuality as Paths to Feminine Healing – Lisa’s interview with Deonosea La Fey

Healing Sexual Trauma Through Yoga and Other Methods – Lisa’s interview with Molly Boeder-Harris