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 has 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:
In addition, Lisa regularly offers a 4 week intensive energy healing teleseminar for survivors. Her last one was offered in February/March 2014, and it will be offered again in the Fall or Winter. You can read about the course here:
Lisa is also a provider with The Breathe Network, a non-profit resource and referral 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:
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
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
Mindfulness for Healing Trauma – article by Lisa at BellaOnline Buddhism site
Trauma-Sensitive Meditation – article by Lisa at Meditate Like a Girl
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