Not me, I can’t dance!!! Are you sure? Is that really true? When frozen in fear, we relegate ourselves to the role of perpetual wall flower. It feels like we can't find the courage to risk, to learn the steps so we can join the world and dance in the heart of support together. Chained by abuse, we learn to expect hurt and to look away as if we are not worth being supported. We are silenced and isolated so we never learn the truth. The truth is a world of compassion is ready t
This time of year can fire difficult emotions for survivors. Each person has their own reasons for feeling stress, but seasonal overwhelm, difficult memories, and challenging family dynamics can all play a roll. A few days ago, I hosted a tele-seminar for members of my Meetup group, the Baltimore and Columbia Energy Healers. While the focus of the tele-seminar was releasing holiday stress, the easy to use methods have helped thousands of people gain confidence and balance to
Holiday stress is especially real and palpable for those of us with trauma in our history. For years, I've looked at the holiday season as an opportunity for radical self care practices, or I will crash and burn. Just like alcohol hangovers, emotional hangovers suck. When I have an emotional hangover, it makes me lethargic and depressed.
What is the cure for an emotional hangover? Self-care. My self-care ranges from a walk, nap, nourishing meal, hot bath, meditation, yoga,
Today Angela Clark interview's FREA Founder Robin Trainor about the beginning of FREA and her intuitive knowing, even as a young mental health professional, that we could heal from any trauma. Robin shares several stories of how energy medicine techniques have been a life-giving resource for members of her own family. Suffering is optional. Robin shares many personal stories about seeking new ways to heal. 1. Right in the beginning of her career she found herself in her own h
Today Angela Clark interview's FREA member Katey Gula about healing from sexual abuse using Emotional Freedom Technique/EFT. Katey's has a great story about how she was introduced to FREA and EFT all in one day and how life-changing EFT was for her. Katey and I identified some key steps for healing. 1. Ask for help - listen to how Katey used her Higher Power Box to ask for help. 2. Katey then chose to be honest about having PTSD. Being vulnerable is hard, but necessary. 3. Wh