tapping the intrinsic power of the mind in healing

Tapping the Power of the Mind in Trauma Healing

Comment(s) June 16, 2014

Tapping the Power of the Mind in Trauma Healing “Only to the extent that we expose ourselves over and over to annihilation can that which is indestructible in us be found.” ~Pema Chödrön Since surviving sexual violence, my body has long been my anchor. Even with the unpredictable volatility of its tremendous feeling and sensation – […]Read More

when the rape myth is your reality

When The Rape Myth Is Your Reality

Comment(s) June 9, 2014

When the Rape Myth is Your Reality  “Anything that’s human is mentionable, and anything that is mentionable can be more manageable.” ~Fred Rogers After a dozen years of researching, teaching and listening to private testimonies about sexual violence, I have heard the majority of the societal stereotypes (often referred to as rape myths) that silence survivors’ stories and minimize the […]Read More

Sexual Violence - A Spectrum of Pain and Empowerment

Introduction to Sexual Violence – A Spectrum of Pain and Empowerment Teleseminar

Comment(s) June 6, 2014

  Introduction to Sexual Violence – A Spectrum of Pain and Empowerment Teleseminar “We live in a culture where we are not encouraged to explore our pain, follow where it leads and perhaps allow the wounds of our experience to be teachers that show us where we are strong and assist us in uncovering our internal wisdom. […]Read More

understanding trauma and the body teleseminar

Understanding Trauma and the Body Teleseminar

Comment(s) May 22, 2014

Understanding Trauma and the Body “Neuroscience is now supporting what yogis have known for centuries: our sense of self is rooted in how we interpret our inner sensory experience. Given that, if trauma transforms the external violence into an internal enemy that then contributes to an inability to feel safe inside and causes negative beliefs […]Read More

slowly you will sink into the depths of my memory

Slowly You Will Sink Into the Depths of My Memory

Comment(s) May 22, 2014

Slowly You Will Sink Into the Depths of My Memory Slowly You Will Sink Into the Depths of My Memory by Molly Boeder Harris I am near the ocean now, I reluctantly step inside. I have dreamt of water so many times. Whales, orcas, and dolphins swimming deep — I enter their world. Sometimes a […]Read More

Travel and the Inner Compass of Healing

Travel and the Inner Compass of Healing

Comment(s) May 15, 2014

Travel and the Inner Compass of Healing “A fresh attitude starts to happen when we look to see that yesterday was yesterday, and now it is gone; today is today and now it is new. It is like that – every hour, every minute is changing. If we stop observing change, then we stop seeing […]Read More

Transforming Darkness into Gold - An Interview with Susan Page Tillett

Transforming Darkness into Gold – An Interview with Susan Page Tillett

Comment(s) May 13, 2014

Transforming Darkness into Gold – An Interview with Susan Page Tillett Introduction by Molly Boeder Harris How do we share the secret we were for so many years told to bury, whether overtly or more discreetly by not only the person(s) who harmed us, but also by those around us who simply could not bear […]Read More

The Anniversary of Loss

The Anniversary of Loss

Comment(s) May 8, 2014

The Anniversary of Loss This poem, The Anniversary of Loss honors the annual process of reflection and remembrance that for some, feels increasingly potent as the anniversary date associated with a traumatic event nears. It is an aspiration for how we might continue to cultivate the balance required to remain present with the truth of our most […]Read More

Remembrance and Resilience through Yoga

Remembrance and Reclamation through Yoga

Comment(s) April 30, 2014

Remembrance and Reclamation through Yoga “Yoga is the direct experience of your original nature.” ~Richard Freeman The records of my recovery always seem to surface in the weeks leading up to my anniversary through body aches, animal dreams, escalated emotion and a simultaneous mix of an anxious mind and the lethargy of sorrow’s memory. While not entirely productive, my natural release of endorphin […]Read More

Contemplating Forgiveness After Sexual Trauma

Contemplating Forgiveness as a Survivor

Comment(s) April 23, 2014

Contemplating Forgiveness as a Survivor “It may be that the part of us that was struck and hurt can never forgive, and that strangely, forgiveness never arises from the part of us that was actually wounded. The wounded self may be the part of us incapable of forgetting, and perhaps, not actually meant to forget, as if, […]Read More

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