welcome back to your path…
returning to your true self
welcome
back to
your path…

returning to
your true

self

For years I had the mistaken belief that any lasting freedom from suffering was just beyond my grasp. I thought that if my circumstances were different then I would be able to feel more peace and joy. I just needed a different job or to travel more. I needed my kids to be ok and my marriage more stable. But over time I started to realize that even if my circumstances changed, I would often come back to a state of being miserable. The income was enough, kids were good, travel extensive; but still


I felt trapped in suffering even in the most beautiful places in the world. I began to understand that finding true peace and joy was not something that happened outside of myself.

I went on a quest to change what was broken on the inside of me. I spent years in traditional therapy, while also reading and studying many self-help books. When that didn’t alleviate enough pain, I turned to alternative healing from around the world. More and more I turned in towards my wounded shadow side, and pull together my fragmented past. This eventually lead to profound healing and being able to let go of the devastating effects from the trauma of my childhood.

Although healing was essential in helping to feel integrated and with more ability to access deeper levels of peace and joy, I still felt like I was in a frustrating cycle of endlessly trying to escape suffering. I was given advice to be grateful and meditate. And so I entered ashrams and joined others who were looking for enlightenment to transcend the pain body.  I found temporary relief but still found myself struggling with going in and out of inner angst. Out of desperation, I left all advice behind and turned inward. At some level, I knew the answers had to be inside.

As I moved deeper into the stillness and essence of my true self, I stopped running and faced my fears, and began to sink deep into whatever was presenting itself at the present moment. Through embracing and pulling in the rejected aspects of myself and any woundedness, while staying still and grounded in the present moment, I discovered deep healing and a feeling of complete wholeness. This knowing is what ultimately set me free from my own suffering.

For years I had the mistaken belief that any lasting freedom from suffering was just beyond my grasp. I thought that if my circumstances were different then I would be able to feel more peace and joy. I just needed a different job or to travel more. I needed my kids to be ok and my marriage more stable. But over time I started to realize that even if my circumstances changed, I would often come back to a state of being miserable. The income was enough, kids were good, travel extensive; but still


I felt trapped in suffering even in the most beautiful places in the world. I began to understand that finding true peace and joy was not something that happened outside of myself.

I went on a quest to change what was broken on the inside of me. I spent years in traditional therapy, while also reading and studying many self-help books. When that didn’t alleviate enough pain, I turned to alternative healing from around the world. More and more I turned in towards my wounded shadow side, and pull together my fragmented past. This eventually lead to profound healing and being able to let go of the devastating effects from the trauma of my childhood.

Although healing was essential in helping to feel integrated and with more ability to access deeper levels of peace and joy, I still felt like I was in a frustrating cycle of endlessly trying to escape suffering. I was given advice to be grateful and meditate. And so I entered ashrams and joined others who were looking for enlightenment to transcend the pain body.  I found temporary relief but still found myself struggling with going in and out of inner angst. Out of desperation, I left all advice behind and turned inward. At some level, I knew the answers had to be inside.

As I moved deeper into the stillness and essence of my true self, I stopped running and faced my fears, and began to sink deep into whatever was presenting itself at the present moment. Through embracing and pulling in the rejected aspects of myself and any woundedness, while staying still and grounded in the present moment, I discovered deep healing and a feeling of complete wholeness. This knowing is what ultimately set me free from my own suffering.

Book

Freedom from Trauma is an innovative holistic guide to help you heal from trauma and support you in moving into the wholeness and fullness of who you are. In this book, Kristina Lea and Heather Ensworth, Ph.D. have combined their personal and professional experiences (of over 50 years) to share their ever-deepening understanding of the process of healing. They present an approach that is called the ARCH model that consists of four primary components for the recovery from trauma:

  • Alignment: Connecting with inner stillness and aligning with your true self
  • Relationship: How to find and develop healing relationships in your life
  • Consciousness: Bringing into awareness the hidden and lost aspects of yourself
  • Healing: Practical ways to heal on all levels and how to integrate a new sense of self

This model includes many aspects of psychological approaches to trauma therapy such as the importance of a healing relationship, as well as how to increase emotional self-regulation and how to work on the developmental impacts of trauma. It also incorporates ways to regain a strong sense of self and heal patterns in relationships.

Order Online

Book

Freedom from Trauma is an innovative holistic guide to help you heal from trauma and support you in moving into the wholeness and fullness of who you are. In this book, Kristina Lea and Heather Ensworth, Ph.D. have combined their personal and professional experiences (of over 50 years) to share their ever-deepening understanding of the process of healing. They present an approach that is called the ARCH model that consists of four primary components for the recovery from trauma:

  • Alignment: Connecting with inner stillness and aligning with your true self
  • Relationship: How to find and develop healing relationships in your life
  • Consciousness: Bringing into awareness the hidden and lost aspects of yourself
  • Healing: Practical ways to heal on all levels and how to integrate a new sense of self

This model includes many aspects of psychological approaches to trauma therapy such as the importance of a healing relationship, as well as how to increase emotional self-regulation and how to work on the developmental impacts of trauma. It also incorporates ways to regain a strong sense of self and heal patterns in relationships.

Order Online