"...sharing tools for the healing journey..."
I believe, and the work we are doing suggests, that trauma can be healed.
Why would we allow people to suffer needlessly
when we have these tools and this choice?"
— Robin Trainor, FREA founder
Robin Trainor is a psychotherapist who has treated abuse and trauma for over thirty years.
While she found mind-body techniques faster and more effective than talk therapy,
there is only so much one person can do. And so a Vision came to her:
to create an organization of volunteers dedicated to supporting and healing
survivors of abuse, using these tools for the Healing Journey.
On this site you will find resources: articles, videos, self-care techniques, case studies and success stories. We know that survivors of abuse are resilient; and given effective tools, information and support, can begin to heal themselves. Healing from abuse is a journey. While it can take time and effort, it is a journey you do not have to walk alone.
Many survivors meet with their therapists one-on-one, or attend 12-Step or other support programs. However, local meetings are not always available or convenient. More and more folks are seeing their coaches and therapists by phone or skype, or participating in meetings, chat rooms and discussion groups online.
The information and techniques presented in this website are proven to help. They are offered as tools to support you on your healing journey. While they can be powerful adjuncts to therapy, they are not a substitute for professional care by a skilled and experienced therapist.
WE WISH YOU MANY BLESSINGS AND MUCH LOVE ON YOUR JOURNEY TO HEALING AND WHOLENESS.
Our Mission is to teach self-help tools and skills to empower people in recovery from abuse. We educate survivors and caregivers in holistic, mind-body methods to alleviate suffering, recover full human potential, and flourish in all areas of their lives.
We see a world where people honor, respect, and support each other to thrive and flourish. While abuse, violence and trauma occur, they need not wound or limit us forever. There are many resources and caring people available on the Healing Journey.
Therapists talk about FREA
In this video three psychotherapists share their thoughts on what FREA offers therapists, community service organizations, survivors
of trauma and abuse, and those who care about them.
We are teaching survivors skills and tools
they can use to heal and empower themselves --
this is a new model in community health care."
— KRISTIN MILLER, PHD, PSYCHOLOGIST
MEET OUR COMMITTEE
STEPHEN W. CARTER, MA
HOLLY TIMBERLAKE, PHD
JULI STEINOCHER, MA, LMHC
KRISTEN MILLER, PHD
LINDA IRVINE SAPIANO
I hope that organizations dealing with survivors will find FREA to enhance the important work
they are already doing."
— HOLLY TIMBERLAKE, PHD, PSYCHOLOGIST