10 Essential Truths for Women Healing from Trauma
Essential truths to combat the lies trauma tells us
Full color printable resource to review when your thoughts run wild
Gain insights into who you can become through the power of trauma recovery.
You’re in the right place!
If any of the following are true
You’re a woman who has experienced traumatic events or difficult relationships at any point in your life
You are parenting a child who has experienced early childhood trauma, prenatal drug or alcohol exposure, or other mental illness
You’ve been involved with an emotionally immature adult or a narcissist
You’ve lost your own sense of who you are and where you belong
Relationships are often stormy or short-lived and/or you keep repeating the same ones over and over again with different people
You struggle with low self-esteem and are frequently critical of yourself, your body, or your abilities
You’re easily triggered, quick to engage in drama or anger, or find it difficult to regulate your own emotions
You’re seeking support and are ready to make changes in your life
Trauma-Informed Life Coaching Services
Private 1:1 coaching to help you dig deep, gain understanding, practice what you learn, and create tools that work for your situation
Burnout Busters Academy
Weekly live group coaching program and membership for moms of kids who struggle with intense emotional and behavioral challenges
Courses & Workshops
Self-paced and/or moderated courses with action steps and downloadable materials to help you learn and practice new skills
Short videos on a variety of subjects to help you gain new insights, better understand trauma, and bring hope back to your life
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Trauma-Informed Life Coaching
What Is Life Coaching?
Life coaching is a forward-looking, solution-focused process of transformation and empowerment. It isn’t a treatment program and there is no assumption that anything is wrong with you (except that you’ve been through a lot!) Rather, life coaching is a partnership of support, direction, and action.
My job as a coach is to guide you through the process of discovering your own right answers and then support you as you take action and implement them in your family and life. I educate and train when needed, but I also firmly believe that YOU are the best expert on your own life and family…even if you don’t know it yet.
What Is Trauma?
The word “trauma” refers to a deeply distressing or disturbing event that overwhelms a person’s ability to process, cope or respond effectively. In short, trauma is unfinished emotional business and undigested life experiences. It doesn’t really matter whether it happened yesterday or several decades ago. The wounds and usually unhealthy adaptations we make around it will linger until they are healed.
Trauma can result from a single event such as a car accident or natural disaster or a series of repeated events such as war, or domestic violence. Generally speaking, the younger a person is when the trauma happens, the more significant and long-lasting the impact will be. However, adult trauma can be just as real, just as significant, and sadly, often rests on top of a lifetime of hidden traumas that are still alive and active.
Traumatic experiences can vary widely in their nature and intensity. Many of us have our own “little t” traumas that resulted from teasing, bullying, put-downs, or being ignored as kids. Others may have “BIG T” traumas such as abuse of any kind, neglect, prenatal drug or alcohol exposure, or abandonment.
The outcome of the situation and whether it imprints as trauma largely depends on the individual’s resilience and personality, but even more so on the amount of support from others they’ve had along the way to help them work through things. Unfortunately, most of us have never had nearly enough.
What Is Trauma-Informed Coaching?
Trauma-informed coaching is a specialized form of life coaching that recognizes the impact of trauma on an individual’s life. Both “Big T ” and “little t” traumas can leave psychological and emotional scars that can last a lifetime and interfere with every aspect of life.
Trauma-informed coaching seeks to provide a safe and supportive environment for healing and growth. It goes beyond traditional coaching methods by integrating trauma-awareness, sensitivity, and specific tools to address the unique needs of individuals who have experienced trauma. Though it isn’t therapy and doesn’t provide any form diagnosis or of medical or mental health treatment, it can have powerful, therapeutic benefits for those who are ready and able to do the work.
Hope is being able to see that there is light despite all of the darkness.
– Desmond Tutu