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

Relating to Time After Trauma

Relating to Time After Trauma

Comment(s) April 2, 2014

Relating to Time After Trauma “People like us, who believe in physics, know that the distinction between past, present, and future is only a stubbornly persistent illusion.” ~Albert Einstein How does sexual violence change you? Can we actually quantify an impact that is ongoing? How do you measure injuries that move and change like tides, ebbing and […]Read More

Pegasus the Horse: An Affirmation of Healing

Pegasus the Horse: An Affirmation of Healing

Comment(s) March 1, 2014

Pegasus the Horse: An Affirmation of Healing Our founder crafted this poem after experiencing an incredible coincidence which occurred while being being tattooed. She had chosen the tattoo after being inspired by a passage within Waking the Tiger written by Peter Levine, the creator of a revolutionary trauma resolution method called Somatic Experiencing. The carefully selected intention of the Pegasus as the […]Read More

The Physiology of Resilience

The Physiology of Resilience

Comment(s) January 31, 2014

The Physiology of Resilience “Wear your heart on your skin in this life.” ~Sylvia Plath The unanswerable mysteries surrounding my “story” of surviving sexual violence, like many survivors, I imagine, are far too many to count. Over the last decade though, it is the miracles that have accompanied my healing that increasingly stand out. While […]Read More

Gravitating Towards Wholeness: An Interview with HoloBeing

Gravitating Towards Wholeness: An Interview with HoloBeing

Comment(s) December 18, 2013

Gravitating Towards Wholeness: An Interview with HoloBeing Introduction by Molly Boeder Harris It is impossible to quantify the myriad ways in which sexual violence impacts all survivors since we respond uniquely to trauma based on our life experiences, our identities, and other factors specific to the event(s) itself that might influence our response. However, we […]Read More

sexual violence and eating disorders

Sexual Violence and Eating Disorders: Making Connections to Promote Holistic Healing

Comment(s) December 1, 2013

Sexual Violence and Eating Disorders: Making Connections to Promote Holistic Healing Introduction by Molly Boeder Harris In my experience working within the field of sexual violence, I have often noticed that issues of food, appetite and body image arise at some point in my conversations with survivors. These topics or concerns will emerge with both […]Read More

Therapy and Qigong: Good for Clients and Therapists - Guest Post by Peter Gold

Therapy and Qigong: Good for Clients and Therapists – Guest Post by Peter Gold

Comment(s) November 27, 2013

Therapy and Qigong: Good for Clients and Therapists – Guest Post by Peter Gold “Dissociating from the body is one of the hallmarks of surviving any traumatic experience. Splits between body and mind occur as a result of intensely shocking events. The moving meditation of Qigong is ideally suited to repair these splits in a […]Read More

Holistic Arts for Healing the Trauma of Sexual Violence - Radio Interview

Holistic Arts for Healing the Trauma of Sexual Violence – Radio Interview

Comment(s) November 12, 2013

Holistic Arts for Healing the Trauma of Sexual Violence – Radio Interview “Where does the body end and the mind begin? Where does the mind end and the spirit begin? They cannot be divided as they are inter-related and but different aspects of the same all-pervading divine consciousness.” ~BKS Iyengar Tune into this pre-recorded 30-minute radio […]Read More

Supporting Survivors of Military Sexual Trauma with Yoga

Supporting Survivors of Military Sexual Trauma with Yoga – Guest Post by Alexis Marbach

Comment(s) November 11, 2013

Supporting Survivors of Military Sexual Trauma with Yoga – Guest Post by Alexis Marbach Veteran’s Day is an annual call to pause and give gratitude for the individuals who serve our country. On this holiday we, as citizens, military families, and veterans often spend our time posting Facebook comments thanking people for their service, attending […]Read More

Healing the Wounds of Sexual Violence through Coaching: An Interview with Rachel Grant

Healing the Wounds of Sexual Violence through Coaching: An Interview with Rachel Grant

Comment(s) November 9, 2013

Healing the Wounds of Sexual Violence through Coaching: An Interview with Rachel Grant “I came to explore the wreck. The words are purposes. The words are maps. I came to see the damage that was done, and the treasures that prevail.” ~Adrienne Rich Introduction by Molly Boeder Harris In her poem, Diving Into the Wreck, Adrienne […]Read More

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