The Courage to Listen: Bearing Witness to Adult Survivors of Child Sexual Abuse

The Courage to Listen: Bearing Witness to Adult Survivors of Child Sexual Abuse

Comment(s) October 4, 2014

The Courage to Listen: Bearing Witness to Adult Survivors of Child Sexual Abuse In our movement to end sexual violence and accommodate the complex and often life-long journey of healing that many survivors navigate, we have grappled with the chasm between the intense, lived experiences of survivors and the perspectives of outsiders looking in on something […]Read More

Secondary Survivor: A Personal Journey of Advocacy & Embodiment - Guest Post by Lara Veon

Secondary Survivor: A Personal Journey of Advocacy & Embodiment – Guest Post by Lara Veon

Comment(s) September 30, 2014

Secondary Survivor: A Personal Journey of Advocacy & Embodiment – Guest Post by Lara Veon Sexual assault advocacy in our society is changing a little each day. While the steps forward are much smaller than we’d like, more police departments, hospitals and courtrooms are trauma-informed than ever before. There are organizations like The Breathe Network helping […]Read More

Innovative Tools to Empower Students on the Yoga Mat - Guest Post by Alexis Marbach

Innovative Tools to Empower Students on the Yoga Mat

Comment(s) September 24, 2014

Innovative Tools to Empower Students on the Yoga Mat Introduction by Molly Boeder Harris The first time I was adjusted inappropriately in a yoga class I froze and held my breath. I wanted to run out but I felt so embarrassed that I stayed and simply wept my way through savasana (corpse pose). Unfortunately, but not […]Read More

the crystal pool of gratitude

The Crystal Pool of Gratitude

Comment(s) September 14, 2014

 The Crystal Pool of Gratitude The Crystal Pool of Gratitude I am drenched Covered in chaos Distilling feeling Filtering sensation Deciphering such Impossible meaning Through sweaty pores and metaphorical dreams Unabashedly I scream.   Cannot stop This total organism trembling Skeleton shaking Throat gasping Flooded By my own eyes Unbalanced I must Cease talking and make way for relentless […]Read More

Artful Healing: Understanding Art Therapy and Trauma

Artful Healing: Understanding Art Therapy & Trauma Teleseminar

Comment(s) August 28, 2014

Artful Healing: Understanding Art Therapy & Trauma Teleseminar “Creativity is a core part of the self. Tapping into our creative source can help us make sense of what we may not be able to understand cognitively and communicate what we may not be able to say verbally. The act of creating art can be both […]Read More

the re-wounding of healing

The Re-Wounding of Healing

Comment(s) August 15, 2014

The Re-Wounding of Healing “The wound is the place where the Light enters you.” ~Rumi It is early May and I am sitting with my best friend in an outdoor cafe in Cartagena, Colombia. I’ve dreamt of traveling to this city for years. It is hot and humid and even the 5pm sun can bake the plaza bricks and […]Read More

Somatics, Nature & Empowerment: An Interview with Maira Holzmann

Somatic Healing, Nature and Empowerment: An Interview with Maira Holzmann

Comment(s) August 10, 2014

Somatic Healing, Nature and Empowerment: An Interview with Maira Holzmann “Everybody needs beauty as well as bread, places to play in and pray in, where nature may heal and give strength to body and soul.” ~John Muir Introduction by Molly Boeder Harris Have you noticed the ways that trauma shows up in your body – however sharp or […]Read More

After Burn Out - Forging a New Path of Healing

After Burn Out – Forging a New Path of Healing

Comment(s) July 22, 2014

After Burn Out – Forging a New Path of Healing How do you know when you have crossed the delicate line in your professional life in which you need to make a drastic change? What needs to change – the work, the way you do it, the way you are running your life? Despite your passion for […]Read More

Color: An Unexpected Ally in Healing and Support

Color – An Unexpected Ally in Healing & Support Teleseminar

Comment(s) July 12, 2014

Color – An Unexpected Ally in Healing & Support Teleseminar “My vision is to help bring healing to those who seriously seek it, as well as my own healing. As we each heal individually, we can extend the benefits of that healing exponentially to others in our circle and beyond. My ultimate goal is to help […]Read More

Creating Trauma-Sensitive Meditation Classes

Creating Trauma-Sensitive Meditation Classes Teleseminar

Comment(s) July 3, 2014

Creating Trauma-Sensitive Meditation Classes Teleseminar “Meditation and mindfulness practices can have tremendous benefits for trauma healing, including for sexual abuse survivors. However, for mind-body modalities, and particularly meditation, to benefit trauma survivors, they need to be taught and practiced in a way that takes the potential impact of trauma into account.” ~Lisa Erickson In this […]Read More

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