Ways of Renewal: A Guidebook for Women – Natural Methods of Clearing Sexual Trauma, Balancing the Emotions and Resurrecting the Spirit

Newly published book for survivors, written by a licensed acupuncturist approaches rape trauma from a fresh perspective – that of a treatable injury. Just as a broken arm will heal correctly if the bones are set and the arm is immobilized for a period, the trauma suffered by rape or sexual assault survivors also requires intervention, but of a different nature. This concise book leads the reader to a basic understanding of the ancient art of Acupuncture and Oriental Medicine, offering specific acupuncture point prescriptions to use specifically selected for sexual trauma, with detailed explanations. The book also describes other related healing modalities which are effective for treating this “invisible injury”.  

Life as a survivor, is a step beyond life as a victim, but life as a thriver is even more fulfilling.

http://www.lulu.com/shop/krisztina-samu/ways-of-renewal-a-guidebook-for-women/paperback/product-23956575.html

Somatic (body centered) therapies for sexual abuse survivors

Incorporating body-centered therapies in the healing process is important for trauma that affects the body, emotions and spirit in the way that sexual abuse does.  An acupuncturist talks about a variety of techniques that have helped survivors.

 

Taking a Vision Quest…an Old Way to Recover from Challenge

Soul Surrender, collage by Licia Berry 2006

Soul Surrender, collage by Licia Berry 2006

I feel this is an important message for survivors ..one of the ways I recovered and empowered myself was to revisit the old tradition of Vision Quest.

Excerpt from my blog:

“I traveled the southwest, camping in the desert under the stars and in my car, purposely avoiding contact with people, my only companion my journal.  What did I do with myself for 10 days?  A lot of sitting in the dust and on the rocks, a lot of looking at the simple horizon of sky and land, a lot of listening to the wind.  I was searching for guidance, but of course what I was really searching for was myself.

“The result of that journey was a tremendous breaking open of the dam in my heart and the resulting flood of tears, the bliss of knowing in every cell that I am part of something larger than me and my little mind, and the quiet reinstatement of my center as the thread of my life.”

 

Do you feel the calling of your soul? Perhaps a Vision Quest is in order!

Read about the wild cast of characters I encountered on mine…and what I discovered.  Read more here!  

http://www.liciaberry.com/2013/05/14/vision-quest-mapping-the-story-of-our-life/