Meditation Series: Healing Trauma Through Natural Elements – Part 4 – Earth

✨NEW MEDITATION SERIES ON INSIGHT TIMER

⁠This is the 4th & final part of the Healing Trauma Through Natural Elements series. This guided series is centered around healing trauma in a safe & healthy way as we channel earth’s natural elements. Today’s healing element is earth. Earth is about stability, strength & growth. It is here that you’ll find your footing & lay a solid foundation to rebuild your life & step back out into the world. This meditation will utilize visualization & sound healing. ⁠

⁠If you have not completed parts 1-3 of this series, where we focused on Air, Fire & Water as healing elements, I would highly suggest starting there first as these meditations connect to one another in order. ⁠

⁠I hope you enjoyed this trauma healing meditation series. Trauma healing is hard work, I know from personal experience, but you showed up and you did the work and I want you to take a moment to congratulate yourself for starting the healing process and completing this series.⁠

⁠Though these meditations connect to one another in order I would like to remind you that you can repeat these meditations as many times as you’d like. Naturally, there will be an element in this series that resonates more deeply with you than another. Trust that feeling and come back to it and any of the others in this series as many times as is necessary to help guide you on your healing journey.⁠

⁠Thank you for meditating with me! I thoroughly enjoyed creating this series and I can’t wait to create more meditations for you ✨

Listen to the meditation here.

⁠You can come back to these meditations for daily support on your healing journey.⁠ I can’t wait to meditate with you!

Book a session today! You may fill out our contact form, call us at 323-849-0039 or shoot us an email jenna@yoginest.com

Music: Kevin MacLeod⁠
Soundscape: BlueDelta⁠
Stock Photo: @outoforbit⁠

Meditation Series: Healing Trauma Through Natural Elements – Part 3 – Water

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⁠This is part 3 of the Healing Trauma Through Natural Elements series. This guided 4-part series is centered around healing trauma in a safe & healthy way as we channel earth’s natural elements. Today’s healing element is water, the protective womb stage of healing. Today you’ll mend & rebuild. You’ll go fully inside of yourself to provide love & protection, to heal & move forward with your life.⁠

⁠I hope these meditations have been helpful for you so far. I know from personal experience that trauma healing can be very triggering. I would suggest moving at your own pace through this series. You may even want to work through a single element multiple times before moving on to the next one. For example, if Air feels incredibly healing for you and you feel it’s helping you safely move through blocked feelings, focus on Air for a while before moving on to Fire. You can repeat these meditations as many times as you’d like. Think about it like watching a movie, every time you watch the same movie you see and pick up on new things you didn’t notice before, meditation is like that too. New feelings and emotions will come up every time you meditate. Allow these feelings and emotions to come up and flow freely. This is your body’s way of releasing trauma and navigating painful feelings and emotions that have been suppressed.  ⁠

⁠This meditation will utilize visualization & sound healing. ⁠

⁠If you have not completed parts 1 & 2, where we focused on Air & Fire as healing elements, I would highly suggest starting there first as these meditations connect to one another in order.  ⁠

⁠I hope you’re enjoying this series. The 4th & final part of this series will be released later this week 🤗

Listen to the meditation here.

⁠You can come back to these meditations for daily support on your healing journey.⁠ I can’t wait to meditate with you!⁠

Book a session today! You may fill out our contact form, call us at 323-849-0039 or shoot us an email jenna@yoginest.com

⁠⁠Music: Kevin MacLeod⁠
Soundscape: Tim Kahn⁠
Stock Photo: @thenata⁠

Meditation Series: Healing Trauma Through Natural Elements – Part 2 – Fire

✨ NEW MEDITATION SERIES ON INSIGHT TIMER ✨⁠

This is part 2 of the Healing Trauma Through Natural Elements series. This guided 4-part series is centered around healing trauma in a safe & healthy way as we channel earth’s natural elements. Today’s healing element is fire, where we’ll be free to feel anger & disappointment about our experience, as we focus on healing & clearing space for growth & transformation.⁠

⁠I know trauma healing can be very triggering, but as a trauma survivor myself I know the healing process is integral to moving forward with your life in a healthy way. Shoving it down, bottling it up, and pretending it’s not there will only make matters worse. I know, because I tried that first & it didn’t work. My best advice for you is to use these meditations as a safe space to allow feelings and emotions to come up without judgment or trying to change them. Don’t force them down, let them flow freely. This is your body’s way of releasing trauma, it’s detoxing.  ⁠

⁠This meditation will utilize visualization & sound healing. ⁠

⁠If you have not completed part 1, where we focused on Air as a healing element, I would highly suggest starting there first as these meditations connect to one another in order.  ⁠

⁠I hope you’re enjoying this series. Part 3 will be released early next week 🤗 ⁠

⁠Listen to the meditation here.

You can come back to these meditations for daily support on your healing journey.⁠ I can’t wait to meditate with you!

Book a session today! You may fill out our contact form, call us at 323-849-0039 or shoot us an email jenna@yoginest.com

⁠⁠Music: Kevin MacLeod⁠
Soundscape: Tim Kahn⁠
Stock Photo: @florianwehde⁠

Meditation Series: Healing Trauma Through Natural Elements – Part 1 – Air

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⁠I’m so excited to finally put this series out into the world. I had to practice what I preach and overcome my fear to make this dream a reality. You can now find my meditations on Insight Timer 🤗 This has been 5 years in the making & I’m over the moon 🌙 ⁠

⁠Trauma healing is the #1 requested meditation from my clients & followers. I put a lot of love and personal experience into this series and I hope you love it ❤️⁠

⁠Welcome to the Healing Trauma Through Natural Elements series. This is a 4-part guided meditation series that’s centered around healing trauma in a safe & healthy way. Each meditation in this series focuses on healing trauma by channeling earth’s natural elements. ⁠

⁠In Part 1 of this series, we’ll be focusing on Air as a healing element. Air healing is all about silently processing your experience. It’s a moment of suspension, where you’re just trying to make sense of it all. This stage of healing is about nurturing & protecting yourself. It’s about observing your feelings freely without judgment or expectations. I call this the “floating in the air” stage of healing, hence the use of the natural element, air.

⁠This meditation utilizes visualization & sound healing.⁠

⁠I hope you enjoy this series. These meditations are meant to be practiced in order. Come back to them for daily support on your healing journey.⁠ I can’t wait to meditate with you!

Listen to the meditation here.⁠

Book a session today! You may fill out our contact form, call us at 323-849-0039 or shoot us an email jenna@yoginest.com

⁠⁠Stock Photo: @tomterifx⁠

Music: @nightimegallagher⁠

Chimes: @mooncubedesign

Survivor Resources

Being a survivor of any trauma can be very lonely, scary & confusing. My healing journey was long, it was hard, but I persevered and today I am stronger than ever. I have my bad days, just like the rest of us. I have days when triggers are all around me and I have to dig into my healing toolbox and figure out what’s going to comfort me through my fears and doubts. Resources are EVERYTHING! Talk therapy is fantastic if you find the right therapist and have the means to pay for it. Support groups are incredible but from my experience it can take some time and courage to venture back out into the world. In this blog post I have provided some resources that don’t require you to leave your home if that’s not emotionally accessible to you at the moment. Of course if you’re further along on your healing journey these resources will be incredibly helpful for you as well.

If you have question or need to talk to someone please reach out. I am here for you, you are not alone.

Photo by Brooke Cagle on Unsplash
@brookecagle

National Sexual Assault Hotline

https://www.instagram.com/rainn/

Social Media Community & Support

https://www.instagram.com/rainnhttps://www.instagram.com/nsvrc/https://www.instagram.com/unapologeticallysurviving/https://www.instagram.com/itsonus/https://www.instagram.com/duvet_days/https://www.instagram.com/_weareher/

Books

Some of the books I’ve suggested here are not directly related to trauma, but they’re the books I found to be the most helpful on my healing journey. I hope the’re helpful for you as well.

Photo by I.am_nah on Unsplash – @i_am_nah

Please reach out to someone you trust if you’re struggling with a current or past trauma. There is a light at the end of the tunnel. I know from personal experience how hard this can be, but I also know that you can heal tremendously with the right support system. You have all the tools you need to survive inside of you, you just need someone to show you where they are and how to utilize them. I’m here to help too, book your free consultation today and start your healing journey now.

Book a session today! You may fill out our contact form, call us at 323-849-0039 or shoot us an email jenna@yoginest.com

From Victim to Survivor

❌TRIGGER WARNING ❌

I’ll start my story at 8 years old. I was living in Albuquerque, NM. My recollection is that we moved there somewhat suddenly from my hometown of Milwaukee, WI. I don’t remember much about New Mexico. I know it was warm, dry, everything moved a little slower. The dirt was red & you could make clay out of it. I remember loving the art & being interested in the culture. I have fond memories of Santa Fe & often think about going back for a visit, when I feel emotionally ready that is…

My memory gets foggy as I try to recall the incident…

I was at school. I was 8. There was a boy that was my age, maybe younger, that would flirt with me. I was totally grossed out, because I was 8 & boys have cooties. He did not take it lightly, there were obviously some issues there. He told his older brothers, at which point I’m assuming they planned their revenge. The rest is a bit of a blur. I remember waking up, somewhere outside on the ground near my school, alone, confused & scared. I felt pain but at the moment I didn’t know why or where it was coming from. I didn’t say a word to my mom when she picked me up. To this day it’s hard for her to talk about so I’m lacking details that only she would remember. We went from school to my grandma’s house, it became impossible to hide any longer as the pain was unbearable. I screamed while using the bathroom & my mom took me to see a doctor. This is the hardest part to talk about. I remember the doctors examining me & asking me questions. When they asked if anyone had touched me I turned & looked at my mom. The look on her face, I’ll never forget it. My mom describes me as catatonic at that moment, but it’s actually my clearest memory of the entire experience. I had been sexually assaulted. At 8 years old, by this boy & all of his brothers.

It would change my life forever. All of my relationships, innocence & stability. The way I trusted, or let’s be honest, my lack of trust in everyone from this day forward. I stopped eating, had horrible nightmares & had a total breakdown. The scar remains but today I am STRONGER because of it. I am STRONGER than my abusers. There was a time when they were winning, when they had full control over my life, but not anymore. Here’s the problem & why I’m now doing what I do for a living, it took from age 8 to my mid-twenties to seek & get the help I needed.

There were very few options presented to me outside of therapy when I was 8 & none of them were tools I could use to become stronger, to get my power back. It wasn’t until I was much older that I not only utilized therapy but also mindfulness techniques. Instead of pushing my feelings down & numbing them, I was recalling everything, every painful detail. I was talking to my mom, doing what I could to get details I so desperately needed to move on. Then I meditated like crazy, journaled about things I wasn’t ready to talk about but was definitely ready to process privately. I learned about how emotions, pain & trauma get stuck in our bodies & cause illness. Then I moved my body, A LOT! Sometimes I’d do yoga & cry harder than I’ve ever cried. It was working its way out of my body. I joined groups so I could talk to other women who had been through what I had. I bought workbooks & did the homework, it was hard but necessary. I listened to podcasts, read books about other people’s stories & just continued to process.

The thing, however, that helped the most, was talking about it with other survivors. There’s something about this process that makes you feel less alone, less foreign, less alien. You start to realize you have a place in the world, a voice, even though you’re “different.” In the last year or so I decided that my story can change other people’s lives. I’ve gotten so many messages from other women who have been through what I have, thanking me for sharing my story. Stories are the fabric of being human. They teach us valuable lessons. They need to be heard, they need to be shared & we need tools to process painful situations vs. stuffing them down or numbing them. We need to open the floor, as a people, a safe space to talk about our traumas & mental illness. No more stigma, no more victim blaming. Every story matters, it’s time to step up & hold space for one another. Over the next few weeks I’m going to share some tools that I’ve found to be incredibly helpful with processing this kind of trauma. 

Last but not least, talk to someone about your story. Someone you trust. A therapist, psychologist, help line, whatever feels safe for you. Message me, that’s why I’m here! Journal about it, get it out on paper, then rip it up or burn it. It feels good, trust me! Join a support group of women who have been through what you have & feel held. Buy workbooks, or just books about this particular trauma & learn how to process your pain in a healthy way. Just know you’re not alone, there are lots of people that care. You can get through this, you can come out the other side stronger, you can get your power back. Be gentle with yourself, it takes time, trust the process. Never hesitate to reach out when things get dark, you are not alone & it does it get better. It will heal, even if you can still see the scar ❤️Stay tuned for tips & stay strong, you are not alone!

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Photo by: @heidizumbrun