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Helping you heal and thrive after abuse...

Becoming the Light from the Shadows of Abuse Sarah Griffiths

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Helping you heal and thrive after abuse...

    Love Shouldn't Hurt with Kellie Carter-Bell

    Love Shouldn't Hurt with Kellie Carter-Bell

    https://youtu.be/c6fHqCEcGlw



    I have overcome and broken the cycle of 23 years domestic violence including my ex husband trying to kill me. Today I am a thriving survivor with a passion to pay my 23 years forward. I am a mother if 5 and and a grandmother of 4.



    Contact Kellie



    email: kcb232323@gmail.com



    Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/kellie.carterbell



    Linkedin: https://www.linkedin.com/in/kellie-carter-bell-107416104/



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    More About Kellie's Story



    Falling for one brute is a mistake, two violent men suggests a pattern but four? Should she take some responsibility?



    Before you pass judgment let's look at her story.



    The scars on Kellie's face have finally faded and while the psychological ones remain she is determined they will not define her.



    When her husband finally came to kill it was no surprise. For weeks he had been telling her what would happen, even down to the clothes he would wear on the day he planned to be their last on earth. By then she was so defeated she couldn't even run – and so she waited at the bottom of the cliff for the inevitable avalanche.

    Domestic violence survivor Kellie Carter-Bell talked to crime reporter John Sylvester about years of horror at the hands of her former husband, who is now dead. Photograph Paul Jeffers The Age NEWS 6 Apr 2016





    In one way she didn't have a chance. Kellie was one of six sisters. Three of them are now dead – one from suicide and two from drug overdoses. And she was dragged into a world of murder, corruption and drug trafficking when one of her sisters married the notorious Melbourne gangster Dennis Bruce Allen.



    Her "father" was a crook who disappeared when she was young and for much of her early years she was left to fend for herself when she was locked out of the family's Carlton Housing Commission flat.



    By the time she was 13, and desperate for affection, she fell for a local boy a few years older who was the brother of a star AFL footballer.



    By then to her violence was not an aberration. It was as routine as a morning cup of coffee. Such as when she was punched at a local park because she passed the footy back to the star brother rather than her jealous boyfriend.



    "I was beaten regularly and would go to school with two black eyes," she says.



    "When you come from that sort of life any man who shows you affection you think you love." And a punch in the face was part of the package, or so she thought.



    A series of men eroded her self-belief to the point she felt so worthless she believed what they told her – that it was somehow her fault and she deserved to be bashed.



    And little wonder when in 1981 her elder sister Sissy (by then a heroin addict) married the seriously unhinged Dennis Allen inside Pentridge Prison.



    Once released Allen became one of the biggest drug dealers in Australia making between $70,000 and $100,000 a week while on bail for a staggering 60 offences.



    He kept out of jail by providing information to police and bribing those who would cop a brown paper bag filled with cash.



    The Allen family used schoolgirl Kellie as a drug courier to smuggle heroin to Sissy, by then an inmate at Fairlea Women's Prison.

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    Navigating No Contact with Toxic Parents - Tracy Principi

    Navigating No Contact with Toxic Parents - Tracy Principi

    https://youtu.be/d4d0Aey4ElI



    Tracy Principi is a trauma informed mentor and Somatic Experiencing Professional helping men and women navigate no contact with toxic parents. She provides 1 on 1 somatic work and nervous system regulation work as well as Group Programs focusing on healing from Toxic Parental abuse and Narcissistic Mother Abuse.



    Contact Tracy



    FB group Navigating No Contact with Toxic Parents https://www.facebook.com/groups/1736978839924820/



    A Podcast of the same name on iTunes & Spotify:  https://anchor.fm/tracy-principi



    Website: www.tracyprincipi.com



    Take a look at Sarah’s existing podcasts by clicking the link, https://www.sallyg.com/podcasts



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    More About Tracy



    Her own unresolved childhood trauma and the most shameful secret of having a narcissistic mother led her to her own freedom by finally talking about this subject of not having perfect parents. Once she did that, the flood gates opened and hundreds of people confided in her that they have suffered the same thing. The decades of guilt and shame, pretending things are fine were finally released.



    Tracy is passionate about this topic and coaches and speaks on this subject to spread the message that you are not alone in this.



    She is currently in training to become a Somatic Experiencing Practitioner and continues to learn and be part of the most cutting edge trauma training and education models. She is passionate about trauma informed coaching for everyone dealing with people.

    • 1 hr 12 min
    My Journey to Worthy with Vanessa Haldane

    My Journey to Worthy with Vanessa Haldane

    https://youtu.be/QqdoaK0HT3I



    The Journey To Worthy movement was born out my own personal journey and recovery from childhood trauma, a DV relationship, teen motherhood and subsequent mental health issues and disordered eating.



    Contact Vanessa



    www.journey-to-worthy.com



    email: v.haldane@bigpond.com



    Instagram: #vanessahaldane



    Facebook: Vanessa Haldane 



    Podcast: https://journey-to-worthy.com/podcast/



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    More about Vanessa



    When I began to heal, it was hard – I had to ask for help, put in the work and make the decision to NOT give up – no matter how hard it got. But it WAS hard and the journey was lonely, I felt like no one else was experiencing what I was. I had this perception that the world had it all together and that I was battling these demons all by  myself. I remember the day I first felt the need to share what I was going through, I was anxious and nervous but I clicked publish on that first blog and Instagram post.  I had no direction for it – I just wanted to share and , hopefully, help other women feel less alone. The response SHOCKED me – women started reaching out and sharing their own stories and a real sense of community was starting to form.



    I was at lunch with a friend and discussing my growing desire to help women after being on my own “journey To Worthy” – the words came out of my mouth and the hashtag and movement was born. It began as searchable hashtag that women could use to connect, however I wanted something more – something they could physically touch and wear as a declaration of love for themselves. The “I am Worthy’ tees were created and it further extended the community – people were purchasing the tee from all over Australia and overseas and sharing ,with pride and love, their own stories and photos in the tee on, social media. I knew in my heart that all my experiences in my life had led to this – my purpose was to help women and without the trauma, and subsequent healing, of my past – I would not be in the position to help today.



    I sold my business to study counselling and I started planning a JTW podcast but I still felt there was more I could do to connect women and their stories.  The feedback from the Journey To Worthy army was “when are you going to bring the movement to us?’  Journey To Worthy the events was born from this and the plan is to do an Australian tour bringing inspirational speakers and community to women Australia wide. An event where EVERYONE is welcome without prejudice and without judgement, free to be themselves, connect with others and begin important conversations surrounding self love and worth.



    Journey To Worthy started off as a personal healing story and has grown to become an entire ARMY of worthy women, learning to love themselves and change their mindset to lead a happier more fulfilled life.



    Through the events and merchandise sales WE – the Army –  have been able to support The Butterfly Foundation, The Salvation Army and Baby Give Back and will continue to give back to organisations and charities that support women



    Every woman is WORTHY – I believe in you – let’s get you believing in yourself



    Ness xoxo

    • 1 hr 18 min
    From violence to finding Your Real Self with Renee Mayne

    From violence to finding Your Real Self with Renee Mayne

    https://youtu.be/ZMc9APy4GEg









    There is a remembrance in our journey to back to self, a moment where everything that has happened to you dissolves, where you remember who you were born to be without being the by-product of your life experiences.

     

    Contact Renée

    www.reneemayne.com.au

    renee@reneemayne.com.au

     

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    When you willingly sit in the fire of our fear completely unafraid, holding the permission you granted yourself to be yourself firmly in your grasp. 

    Always cultivating a state of being of your pure soul self. 

    As we enter into the house of hedonism we move beyond knowing that we are "of the universal one mind", and activate how to be, move and take action as the universal one mind. We transcend our consciousness entering into this paradigm of our hedonistic evolution. Where we end all recycling of fear and step into and unleash our omnipotent, transcendent Intuitive Dominatrix. 

     

     

    Renée is an unorthodox and freakishly gifted visionary and Intuitive Guide, who leads a hedonistic evolution for women who called to disrupt the status quo and make sense of their existence, to be initiated into a new way being, and connect them to their divine self.











    A poetic and transformation Speaker, Teacher, Guide, Dominatrix, lover of lingerie and spoken word has been leading in the areas of self, service, spirit and sex for over two decades.











    The ascension of this hedonistic evolution opens you up to world of no separation and for the first time in their life it’s the end of all pursuits because they are complete in every. single. way.











    A womxn who has had this remembrance will inhabit Heaven wherever she happens to be standing. 

    • 1 hr 8 min
    Quieting your mind to find out who you are with Eloise Skye

    Quieting your mind to find out who you are with Eloise Skye

    https://youtu.be/TX0m7cemJdc



    Eloise is a movement and meditation teacher, and intuitive worker. She found this path after leaving an emotionally abusive relationship, and is passionate about helping others to connect to themselves, to find their purpose and live a life they love. She runs courses, workshops, events, and retreats and believes the starting point of this work is meditation.



    I am a multi-passionate movement and meditation teacher, energy healer, sound immersion performer, and intuitive worker, based between Brisbane and London.



    Coming from a corporate background, I like to keep one foot in the material plane!! You will find that some of my events and courses are really practical, covering topics such as movement, meditation, confidence and empowerment, while others dive into the power of crystals, Tarot, energy, and manifestation.



    Everything I do it centered around helping you to connect with yourself and remember who you are.



    Contact Eloise



    Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/LunaApogeeInfo



    Instagram: @luna_apogee



    Website: www.lunaapogee.com



    Insight Timer: http://insig.ht/eloise_skye



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    ABOUT ELOISE



    I’ve always been drawn to crystals, magic, Tarot, and Astrology for as long as I can remember, but took a little (10 year) detour down the corporate path after University to try that whole thing on for size. 



    As it turns out, it didn’t fit! Sooner or later I decided that I wanted to work on my own terms, and actually help people!! I was growing increasingly interested in the balance of taking care of our bodies as well as our minds to save us from our modern lifestyles of constantly sitting, and mental overdrive, so I trained to teach Pilates, Meditation and Sound Healing (I prefer to call it sound immersion TBH).



    By 2018 I was living in central London and teaching “full time”. That was going well, variety has always been key for me and along the way I started to get more into other healing modalities; Yin Yoga, as well as returning to my roots of Tarot, Astrology, crystals, spells, manifesting. In hindsight it makes total sense to make workshops around these because I’ve been studying them for most of my life!



    While I was teaching, I started to notice that being around so many people all the time- students in classes, catching the tube all over town, really started to mess with my energy. I’d go from feeling normal, to extremely anxious to super drained, with no rhyme or reason. I went off to do my Reiki training to learn more about energy and how to manage it, which was a total game changer for an empath like me. 



    Fast forward to the Pandemic of 2020, offices closed, studios closed, everything moving online. A pivot was needed. But with everything that was going on, giving people nice bums didn’t seem like the best use of my skills. I felt called to work more from my heart, and while I continue to teach my existing clients (and love doing it), I have taken the opportunity to further develop my meditation offerings, courses and workshops. And so Luna Apogee was born. A little space to allow all of these things to flourish.



    I am here to help you to connect within and remember who you are. I believe the starting point is through quieting out minds with meditation, and my meditations have been featured on the Insight Timer Meditation App.



    A few random facts:



    I love Seinfeld, 90s grunge, 00s RnB and disco



    I studied Business Management, Psychology,

    • 57 min
    Living her best life with disabilities - Lisa Cox

    Living her best life with disabilities - Lisa Cox

    https://youtu.be/fkhGnTrSi9s



    Hello! I’m Lisa Cox.



    You’re probably wondering who I am and what I’m all about, right? I should probably warn you I kinda go on about my own stuff for a little bit here. The reason being, I write and speak about it but never retell the same story every time… Sometimes I’ll just give people a link to this page which might be how you got here!



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    Contact Lisa



    info@lisacox.co



    https://www.facebook.com/lisacoxwriter/





    https://www.instagram.com/lisacox.co/



    https://www.linkedin.com/in/lisa-cox-217588a/



    https://twitter.com/lisacox_co



    Now, where was I…



    If you’ve seen my Facebook feed, you’ll know my life is anything but perfect. But I still love it #becausewhynot



    I’m an optimistic realistic who knows that gratitude is so much more than a hashtag.



    When people ask me what I do, I tell them I’m a writer.



    The next question is usually, “what do you write?”



    I was a copywriter in advertising agencies around Australia for years and absolutely loved it. But then I acquired multiple disabilities (I’ll tell you about that later) and all my plans went out the window.



    These days I’m a freelance writer and contribute to national and international publications like the Huff Post (formerly The Huffington Post) and The Sydney Morning Hera;d.



    I’ve had two books published and also write about observations from my own life, resilience and mindset, body confidence and self-esteem, fluff-free motivation, women’s and disability issues and other topical matters. My blog is here and I’m also a I’m also a public speaker and presenter.



    If you want more nitty gritty work info, you can always connect with me on LinkedIn.



    I speak and write about overcoming challenges, failure, resilience and things like that… anyone who does even a minute of work in the personal development industry or has worked as a motivational speaker will have a story or two in their toolkit to share.



    So what is mine?



    Well like I mentioned before, my life is anything but stereotypically ‘perfect’ – take my  Instagram feed for example. Sure, I love messing around with filters but no matter what filter I use I can’t cover up my wheelchair – and nor would I want to.



    I firmly believe that we all have challenges but we also have choices. My challenges might look different to yours but often the principles are similar.



    I never planned to have my world turned upside down, I never planned to be disabled and I never planned to lose a lot (including some body parts!). But I did choose to always make the very best of what I do have. Doing this in your life can make the difference between merely existing and truly living with purpose.



    I’ve spent many years climbing.



    At first it was rock climbing in Thailand and then it was climbing my way out of a massive health crisis. I’m still climbing today, failing then trying again – but that’s life! This doesn’t define me but my stories, scars and disabilities are such a huge part of who I am today that I wanted to share it with you in a bit more detail here. Plus, it will give you context to some of my work.



    I can’t really explain what happened in a sentence except to say “I got really sick and became disabled”.



    But if you’re interested, the longer version goes something like this…



    At age 24 I had a brain haemorrhage, like a stroke.

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