Lisa Erickson joins Kristin to talk about empathic women and how chakra empowerment can help us heal!
Lisa is a chakra-based energy worker, writer, and teacher specializing in women’s energetics and sexual trauma healing. She has trained in multiple energy healing modalities and is certified in both mindfulness meditation instruction and trauma sensitivity. Lisa is a member of the International Association of Meditation Instructors, the American Holistic Health Association, the Energy Medicine Practitioners Association, and The Breathe Network, a non-profit dedicated to supporting holistic healing for sexual trauma survivors. She is also the creator of a popular DailyOM course Awakening Your Feminine Chakras.
Lisa’s interest in the chakras and energy healing began over 30 years ago, when she began meditating as part of a yoga class soon after graduating from Sarah Lawrence College. She went on to study chakra and kundalini meditation seriously with a formal teacher for many years. During this time she was a technology executive in New York City, and her own meditation practice helped her to thrive within the high demands of her career. She also studied Shotokan karate, achieving a second-degree black belt. She pursued certification as a mindfulness meditation instructor, including trauma-sensitivity, and taught both mindfulness and chakra meditation at corporate retreats, community centers, and rape crises centers.
As she pursued more energy healing training, she migrated to private session work. She draws on many different energy healing traditions, including the work of world-re-knowned intuitive healer and author Cyndi Dale, with whom she has trained. She is a certified Feeding Your Demons facilitator through Lama Tsultrim Allione. She has done extensive research on the subtle body mappings of multiple traditions, and combined this research with her own private practice experience to develop her Women’s Energetics work. As part of this work Lisa offers both regular classes and private phone sessions to help women release limiting conditioning and draining energy patterns in order to fully own their personal power. She also provides meditations and tools women can use for support during crucial life transits, including pregnancy, motherhood, perimenopause and menopause.
A major focus of Lisa’s work is energy work for women sexual trauma and abuse survivors. She has published a free e-book on this topic: Healing the Subtle Body Wounds of Sexual Trauma and Abuse: 10 Practices for Self-Healing and Empowerment. She also is a practitioner with The Breathe Network, a non-profit organization dedicated to connecting survivors of sexual violence to healing arts practitioners who offer trauma-informed, mind-body-spirit techniques to support integrated and sustainable healing. Much of her private phone session work centers on supporting sexual abuse and trauma survivors in their healing process.
In addition to teaching and private sessions, Lisa also writes for her popular women’s spirituality blog, Mommy Mystic, where she has long shared insights and resources on sexual trauma healing, energy work for women, chakras, women mystics, and women’s spirituality. She was the Buddhism editor at Bellaonline.com, and a founding writer for the former online magazine MeditateLikeAGirl.com.
Lisa regularly speaks at conferences and is available for speaking engagements. Past workshops include sessions at the National Sexual Assault Conference and the Women’s Spirituality Conference.