Sword of Trauma – from Survivor to Warrior

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photo by Takis Drossos in Greece

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I took this photo with my Iphone in Greece on the Island of Crete after I was presented with a real sword and 4 crowns for my humanitarian work. Fancy!!

If I had not become a model, I would have been a preacher. Whaaaa? All of the work I do is a ministry. Every movie I make is a sermon.

Don’t freak out – words have all been hijacked. It’s time to take words back and turn the pulpit upside down and reveal the hidden and erased parts, just like women are being erased and far too many people are stuck in fear and pain.

My goal was to have a PHD in theology. Instead, I became a model and a writer and then a filmmaker and superhero. For over a decade I went on the road getting to know humans on all sides, in every state, on every highway and from all sides of generational trauma from the victims to the perpetrators.

My ah-ha moments began when I went Searching for Angela Shelton and discovered that 70% of the women who shared my name also share a history of abuse and violence in their lives, it inspired me to go down the healing path myself and lit a fire in me to help others.

I use my life and my own process as my teaching so that you can see the results. I can only share what I personally have been through and gotten past. This work has made my life more fun, profound, and purposeful.

My life will never be the same after interviewing over 50,000 survivors, trauma informed care workers, therapists, healers, and Reformers, while trying every healing modality I could get my hands on.

The most powerful healing technique I discovered that worked the best for me is changing what you are saying to yourself in your head. (and that’s FREE!)

While on stage speaking to a self-mutilator I had an artistic vision (psst: I’m an artist) about how going through any trauma is like being like pierced with a sword! We can live wounded by the sword with it stuck in us forever (many people are) but you can’t fully live while in pain… so in order to elevate out of the repeated cycle you have to acknowledge that you are indeed wounded, remove the sword, heal the wound, then learn to use the sword (your life experiences), and then you take back playtime and have some fun. Imagine that.

I created these workbooks and course to help you do just that. Use them to purge your pain, get out of that stuck place, truly face fears by writing it down, and transforming the ending of your story. Yesss!

There is no rule that you have to end up like they said you would. I was told because of my past I’d be pushing shopping carts homeless in the city. I really was told that…

There is no rule that says you must follow the same routine as your family – especially when it’s a long line of generational abuse, shame, and silence!

There is no rule that says that because you experienced some really messed up things in your life that you can’t live happily ever after.

Yeah, YOU! Here’s a clue about me: I am a mirror for you. Don’t put me on a pedestal – put yourself!

Believe me, I know the stories. I continue speaking, hosting, and sharing this subject as I follow my own artistic dreams because I know the stories.

I’m tired of seeing people in repeated pain when there are answers, escape routes, and pathways to new levels of life.

To help the process of the workbook help even further and faster, I made a 52 week course with videos that take you through every step!

My Sword of Trauma materials can be used with any healing modality. Apply yours! There’s a reason the workbook and course are my most popular. Therapists, retreats, support groups, schools, and conferences use these.

Healing might not be easy at times, there are rough and easy party and I make the whole process more FUN!

Now it’s your turn.

How are YOU going to use this work in your own life’s work?

We have the NEW coloring book version that just dropped!

 

 

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Now it’s YOUR TURN!

How can you apply this concept in your own life and work?

Please share! There are more survivors than there are perps. As we all heal and break the cycle in our own lives, we dramatically affect the world in wonderful ways.

Use the song we made about it as well!

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