My name is Stephanie. I am trained as a Peer Facilitator through A Door of Hope and am a certified Real Healing Life Coach. I am completing my C-SASI Certification and my APSATS Training in early 2023. I find joy and fulfillment walking with other women on this journey of recovery and healing.
My whole life I’ve lived with an addicted person; my home growing up was full of shame and secrets. I have been on my own journey healing from betrayal trauma for 18 years and I know what it’s like to feel stuck, helpless, and hopeless. The first 15 years of my journey felt like a cross country trip in a wagon. I call that time in my life the dark ages. Now by creating safety and stability, learning about my emotional capacity, focusing on self-care and compassion, and committing to experiencing my reality, I have felt like a rocket taking off into my post traumatic growth and power.
I wasn’t able to do it on my own! Every lightbulb moment, every boundary creation, every commitment to myself to work and heal was created in community with women sharing their journey and helping me brainstorm how to keep moving forward. Knowing I’m not alone and finding women who were thriving not just surviving has given me the courage to continue fighting for myself and my relationship. Their bravery to share their stories has also empowered me to share my experience and growth to help other women who are ready to break the chains of helplessness, abuse and disempowerment.