I spent years of my life on the trauma train, dealing with all the emotional and physical pain that comes from being a victim of child sexual abuse, rape and domestic violence.
Even though I was on the cover of magazines, made loads of money, owned a house in the hills, and was “the tall drink of water” in the TV commercials -
I was attracted to jerks, found myself repeatedly in abusive situations, hated myself and thought I was ugly and stupid.
I did not know if I would ever get to a “Happy Healed Place.” I did not know what healed looked like, certainly not happily ever after!
I thought you were just stuck with weekly therapy and just had to “deal” with your life and grin and bear it.
After I drove around the country making the documentary Searching for Angela Shelton I discovered that 70% of the women I interviewed had been victims of child sexual abuse, rape and/or domestic violence as well.
That awful discovery propelled me into a mission of healing and moving on!
I didn’t think it was fair for so many of us to go through abuse and violence and then NOT get a happily ever after ending! Totally not cool!
I wanted a happy ending, complete with really cool credits and a good poster too. Luckily, the documentary has a wonderfully happy ending – and a pretty fold-out DVD.
But I wanted LIFE to have a HAPPY ENDING! Don’t you?
So I went on the road and spoke to over 30,000 survivors, advocates, therapists, heads of organizations and everyone I could in the trauma and recovery world. I’ve since lost count of how many people I’ve interviewed.
I asked about their trauma, how they healed, how they helped others, what worked and what didn’t and how they moved on. If they had not moved on, I wanted to know what was holding them back.
Then I researched and tried every possible therapy and healing technique I could find so I could share what worked with others, and I tried EVERYTHING!
Then I discovered the Sword of Trauma – that trauma is like being pierced with a sword.
The SIMPLE 5 STEP PROCESS of seeing and then removing the sword, healing from the wound and learning to use it is what switched my pain and repeated trauma forever, and brought me peace and joy.
Now I am living happily ever after, free of all those past panic attacks, anger issues, emotional roller-coaster moments (including those crazy ‘freak-outs’) along with that old feeling of just “surviving.”
I share healing techniques on my blog for you to use and share!
Now I’m creating an easy, user-friendly (YAY!) video series for you to use to help yourself and others heal.
Because of how many awesome service providers I’ve met and become dear friends with over the years, I set up a whole system for you as an exec director, therapist, social worker, teacher, etc to use to help you and your team help others heal. It’s called HealingSurvivors.com
I believe that when YOU heal and move on in your life, you break the cycle of crap (trauma/drama/violence) for the next generation – and everyone around you.
My mission is to inspire you to live a joyful life no matter what you’ve been through (and we all have a story).
As a Funny Public Speaker, I share Happy and Humorous Healing to inspire people to lead joyful lives no matter what they’ve been through.
I also am Safe Side Superchick from the wonderful Safe Side Series (for which I won an Emmy, yay!).
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