Embodied Healing | Resources

The Breathe Network strives to provide a range of information for survivors of sexual violence and their supporters related to understanding how the holistic healing arts can facilitate healing. We also share a list of trusted emergency resources available both over the phone and online. Our recommended organizations and books below can provide information to support your journey, enhance your knowledge of the innate capacity to heal, or connect you with local options for action or activism. These resources also benefit those who support survivors whether as friends and family, or as healing arts practitioners who want to engage more specifically with the movement to end sexual violence. If you have a recommendation for a book or organization that has been a resource to you in sexual trauma recovery, please visit our Contact Page. We continue to update our this list as we expand our connections with organizations, allies and experts in the fields of sexual violence and trauma resilience.

Emergency Resources – Phone and Online

The Rape, Abuse and Incest National Network (RAINN)

RAINN provides live help for survivors sexual violence that is free, confidential and secure. Operation is 24 hours a day. Volunteers and staff at this call center are trained on issues surrounding sexual violence and can provide support and information about individual or group counseling, medical attention, reporting a crime to law enforcement as well as many other services.

Hotline/Online

Telephone: 1-800-656-HOPE (4673)
Online Support

Medical & Legal Advocacy and Counseling

Locate the sexual assault crisis center nearest to you.

International Resources

International resources available here

Military Personnel

Safe Helpline services are provided by RAINN through a contract with the Department of Defense’s Sexual Assault Prevention and Response Office — however, your information will remain confidential. RAINN will not share your name or any other personally identifying information with SAPRO or your chain of command.

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FAQs and Other Information

Frequently Asked Questions From Survivors

On this page you will find information about the resources we provide and both the rationale and the research behind our mission and vision. We include information about what, in our perspective, constitutes an embodied approach to healing, how holistic healing practices differ from and also complement conventional health, wellness, and medical practices, understanding resilience and non-linear healing, describing trauma-informed care, the spectrum of sexual violence and sexual trauma, and more. For a summary of our services and information about our work, you are also welcome to download this pdf copy of our brochure.

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Frequently Asked Questions From Practitioners

Are you curious about joining The Breathe Network and curious as to how being aligned with our organization might complement your existing practice? Would you like to learn more about our work of connecting survivors across the country to sliding-scale, trauma-informed, holistic health and healing practitioners? Perhaps you are trained in more conventional medical practice and you hold interest in bringing a more trauma-informed approach to your work?

We have compiled a list of questions from health and healing professionals that we have received with the most frequency. Read on to learn more about the application process, experience and education expectations, trauma training, and support we offer our practitioners.

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