Welcome to Self Care for the Holidays!
Here’s the first of 5 short (10-20 minute) and empowering classes that address the 5 major struggles abuse survivors have around the holidays. In the lessons, you’ll get quick but powerful ways to take away the pain, frustration and overwhelm out of the holiday season.
You’ll be empowered to start the New Year refreshed. Plus, you can use these insights to create a more nurturing lifestyle throughout the whole year!
Here’s the first lesson.
You can scroll down for more details.
You can own all the lessons including a downloadable workbook for convenient access to all the tips and tools. You’ll get:
- 5 audio lessons that address the 5 major struggles abuse survivors have around the holidays.
- simple examples and tools for immediate application
- downloadable workbook for easy reference (you can type right into or print out)
The entire holiday series is available to you today for $9.
Lesson 1: Thrival Mode
I share the very real physiological reasons we stay stuck in survival mode, and the ways we play that out. In survival mode we tend to focus on what we don’t want rather than on what we do want, which keeps us in a survival cycle. I’ll show you some strategies for moving into thrival mode. This lesson asks the question: What if the way to thrive this holiday season isn’t to avoid what you don’t want but to pursue what you do want?
Lesson 2: Boundaries
Good boundaries are necessary for a healthy and happy life all year but never are they more vital than the holidays. I share the steps to move from a reactor to an empowered creator of your days and life. You’ll get the framework to decide your boundaries and a simple formula for communicating your boundaries so you can thrive through this season. This lesson asks: What action would someone take who had permission and power to change things? (because that’s you!)
Lesson 3: Recharging
Holidays are known to be exhausting and overwhelming. But that doesn’t have to be your experience. You can anticipate the extra energy draws and make allowances for it. I’ll share ways to keep an even level of energy by considering your unique needs, challenge you to monitor your energy and provide ways to recharge when you need it.
Lesson 4: Grieving
There are times when you can make the most of things and turn a tough situation around. And then there are times when the most loving thing you can do is to be sad. To stop trying to push down or run away from the pain and sadness and anger and to just sit and feel. And be there for yourself the way you need. I share ways to process the grief so you can let the grief transform you and your experience.
Lesson 5: Redeeming the Season
Traditions can be wonderful or they can be confining. They are a tie to the past–pleasant or painful. Do you need a fresh start in some ways? This lesson is a challenge to make the season exactly what you need to nurture you and to reflect the season of healing you’re in now. I share creative ideas and tools to help you make the season your own.
As a survivor of incest, sex trafficking and a 21-year long abusive marriage (now remarried to an emotionally healthy, loving and supportive man), I bring personal experience, empathy, and insight as well as professional training to help childhood sexual abuse survivors thrive.
I’m a Strategic Interventionist and Certified Professional Life Coach with a specialty Life Story certification. I’m the author of The Rescued Soul and the creator of empowering courses and masterclasses.
I love helping survivors find healing and hope after years of chronic abuse and I’m honored to walk alongside courageous people ready to do the work necessary to go from surviving to soaring.