I am honored to be a part of the While We Were Silent teleconference. I was invited by Debra Graugnard of Joyfully Living Wellness to be one of 12 trauma experts to discuss some of the reasons women have silenced themselves in regards to abuse. This is a FREE online event that begins on Monday, April 23rd, 2018. My interview will air on Thursday, May 3rd. Once you register you will have the chance to view the interviews at your leisure. Please see details and register below:
Why do People Question Accusations of Sexual Assault?
“Why are so many people coming forward after such long periods of silence?”
“Why would someone stay silent for so long?”
“Could this all be true, or is there an ulterior motive?”
To address these questions and much more, twelve (12) leading trauma experts from around the US, Canada and Australia, will share their personal stories of abuse, silence, and healing in a new free series entitled, “While We Were Silent.”
While We Were Silent is a can’t miss series if you:
• Suffer in silence and wish for a fuller life
• Are on a healing path and want to learn more about what others are doing
• Seek to understand what is happening in this movement
• Have a personal journey of triumph that you wish to share to support others
• Want to be a part of a community of love, acceptance, and respect
This ground-breaking event opens the conversation to the 1 in 4 women and 1 in 6 men who have been sexually abused to understand themselves and the possibilities for transformation in their lives if they choose to seek healing.
Over the course of the series, we will discuss and share insights on:
- Why people stay silent after abuse
- What happens during the periods of silence
- Significant breakthroughs that lead to healing
- Keys for healing that can help you break through your walls of silence and live into the fullness of your being – when you are ready
- What is possible for our cultures and our world when enough people shift out of the pain and into relationships of compassion, mutual respect and harmony
No matter where you are, you are not alone. We’re here for you.
I look forward to taking this journey with you,
P.S. April is Child Abuse Prevention Month and Sexual Assault Awareness Month. Please help us spread a message of hope and healing. Forward this email or share the link: http://bit.ly/whileweweresilent.
I have studied with master teachers of depth and Jungian psychology, Kabbalah, mythology, and mysticism. I am a Next Level Practitioner as a member of NICABM, studying with experts in the field of trauma. I am certified as a Kaizen creative coach, Metaphysician through Lao Russell's Science of the Cosmos training, somatic body worker, emotional intuitive, breath worker, and intimacy trainer under the guidance of Doug and Naomi Moseley.
Maureen Murdock’s Heroine’s Journey, Linda Leonard’s Meeting the Madwoman, Clarissa Estes’ Women Who Run with the Wolves, Savina Teubal’s Sarah the Priestess and Lost Civilizations of the Matriarchs, and Charlotte Kasl’s Women, Sex and Addiction have had major influences on my work with women.
I am an expert in women’s issues, family issues, trauma, abuse, addiction, and recovery. As an artist, writer, and healer I advocate/pioneer work with feminine spiritual and creative processes to evoke women’s voices, visions, and healing. As a teacher, I taught children right hemispheric and creative processes to bring passion, heart, and soul into the learning process.
My signature process, Writing Like A Madwoman™, is a life changing, creative, and emotionally charged healing program. I use story, memoir, and truth telling as the container to evoke your voice, explore trauma and healing through deep, dark and daring writing.
I have written five books: The Calling, Heart of a Woman, Little Book of Consciousness, Conscious Companion, and Cry Kali, Voices From My Soul. I had two staged productions, Breathing Under Water in 2000 and Vows of Love in 2004. In addition, I produced a docudrama Primal Urgency. I've published articles on woman's issues and creativity. I am President and founder of Give Her A Voice, Inc, a 501c3 nonprofit producing multi-media plays called The Telling, showcasing woman’s gutty, gritty stories of recovery from abuse. www.giveheravoice.org Visit her website at www.writinglikeamadwoman.com.
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