A private membership group for Christian women
on a healing journey from the trauma of
spiritual and covert emotional and
psychological spousal abuse
Are you wondering if you can ever heal from the
emotional and psychological spousal abuse
that’s devastated your soul, your heart, and your life?
Are you wondering if you’ll ever trust yourself again?
The first step is to understand why you're feeling so
overwhelmed and hopeless.
The reason why you're stuck (and a solution)
When you understand how trauma has affected you, you can learn how to manage your overwhelming feelings and find self-compassion and emotional stability again.
Teachings on topics relevant to covert psychological and emotional spousal abuse survivors and trauma healing.
Daily support from other survivors as well as online gatherings. Isolation amplifies our suffering, but an understanding community diminishes it.
A guided journey designed to calm and heal your heart, your mind, your spirit, and your trauma-reactive brain and nervous system.
We have all known the long loneliness, and we have found that the answer is community. ~ Dorothy Day
Arise is a monthly subscription based community.
The cost is $24 a month or $240 for a year.
Nobody can “treat” a war, or abuse, rape, molestation … what has happened cannot be undone. But what can be dealt with are the imprints of the trauma on body, mind, and soul: the crushing sensations in your chest that you may label as anxiety or depression; the fear of losing control; always being on alert for danger or rejection; the self-loathing; the nightmares and flashbacks; the fog that keeps you from staying on task and from engaging fully in what you are doing; being unable to fully open your heart to another human being.
~ Bessel van der Kolk, author of "The Body Keeps the Score"
“When I began using to tools that Helena teaches, I was super skeptical. I’d never heard of anything like them, and they seemed a bit far out to me. I’ve never been too open minded that way. Now I’ll be the first to tell you that since I started learning about the science behind these techniques and using them in my life, they have changed everything for me.
What I’ve learned from Helena is priceless. She taught me how trauma, PTSD, and triggering was affecting my brain and body. I was struggling with so many things and then blaming myself for how I was feeling and reacting. Helena helped me see that those were physiological responses from years of repetitive emotional abuse, and not reactions I could control by just changing my thoughts. They were causing the disregulation of my nervous system, and wreaking havoc in my mind, emotions, and body. I was desperate for healing.
Since I left my husband a year and a half ago and started working with Helena, I understand the reality of what was going on inside of me, and practice the techniques she teaches. They have changed my life. I’m no longer the shell of a women I used to be. In fact, I'm a completely different person. I’ve stepped out of the effects of abuse and into a life I never knew possible. My future is bright and my heart is alive. Healing is possible and the evidence has proven it - and I owe it all to Helena’s coaching and what she has taught me.”
— Tanya S.
I’ve survived a lifetime of abuse– childhood sexual abuse, being in a Christian cult for years, and being married to a covert psychological abuser for 19 years. I’ve also survived several suicide attempts. My life is amazing now- really, I still can hardly believe what it’s like to be fully healed and at peace.
Sometimes, reaching out and taking someone's hand is the beginning of a journey. At other times, it’s allowing another to take yours. ~ Vera Nazarian
When we experience our inner life with compassion, love, and acceptance, it changes us and we are less frightened of our self and our life.
“Before Helena taught me this technique I was confused and really felt out of place in my own skin. As a Christian, I’m very wary about what kinds of help I receive, not wanting to fall into something dishonouring to God. So I was cautious, but I do know the effects trauma can have on the brain and I understand how much stress affects the body so what she was explaining to me made perfect sense.
When she started to walk me through the technique I felt a little goofy at first but every time we got to a certain spot in the technique I felt something and pretty soon breakthroughs were coming. My brain and my body were connecting and revealing issues I had stuffed that were causing emotional distress. After the technique I felt more like myself, I felt lighter and I didn’t feel confused anymore. It was like I had just been released from my emotional prison.
This technique is not a one time magic cure however. I did sometimes slip back into those negative feelings. But that’s when I would continue doing it on my own with the same positive results. It’s so simple yet such a game changer for me!”
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Our capacity to destroy one another is matched by our capacity to heal one another. Restoring relationships and community is central to restoring well-being.
~ Bessel van der Kolk