Have you experienced abuse or a difficult childhood that never seems to let you go?
Do you suffer from C-PTSD, DID, anxiety or depression?
Do you believe you’re different from everyone else and feel alone in your own world?
Does it feel like nobody understands what you’re going through?
I know I felt like this for a very long time – many years in fact. Every day I woke up wondering if it made sense to get out of bed. I swung between anxiety and depression and was ruled by thoughts that would constantly tell me “everything is about to fall apart”. I spent endless energy trying to control everything around me; the slightest look and I would feel rejected, the smallest comment and I would feel criticized, and the idea of allowing people close to me was terrifying. I was in a constant state of panic and I was exhausted.
And to make matters worse, I was convinced that nobody would understand. When I had tried to speak out during my childhood, I was ridiculed, manipulated, punished and completely invalidated. Everything I said and did seemed to be wrong. I was told it was my fault that nobody loved me.
I was being punished for some defect in me.
I was alone in my pain.
Nobody else had ever experienced what I experienced.
There was nobody like me.
I was the most flawed and unworthy person on the planet.
If I told my story, nobody would believe me or support me.
Nobody had ever believed me before so what would be different now?
Can You Relate To My Experience?
I’m Elisabeth Corey and I’m a survivor of family-controlled childhood sex abuse and trafficking. I spent the first half of my life running what felt like an exhausting marathon obstacle course. I was pushing my way through life like I was at war every day, always waiting for the next shoe to drop, always expecting the next horrible thing to happen to me. I was living a life full of abusive relationships, emotional swings and fear-based decisions. I was sure that inner peace was not possible for me.
But ten years ago when my twins were born, I recognized that things needed to change. My traumatic childhood was ruling my life and if I was to create safety for my children and find peace for myself, I would need to muster the courage to face the shadows. I had to bring the darkness into the light. I had to commit to transformation even though it terrified me.
The past ten years have been hard, but I have to admit, they would have been impossible without my recovery from trauma. I know that. Through my recovery, I have freed myself of the constant inner turmoil that ruled my outer life. I have gained the ability to experience a peaceful presence that I never thought possible. Most importantly, I have stopped the manifestations of trauma that haunted my family for generations. I know that the cycle of abuse has stopped and that adds to my peace.
I have transformed myself.
I have discovered that within me is everything I need to set myself free.
And that by embracing the parts of me that hold my pain, I can help others take a similar journey to face their own shadows, to bring their darkness into the light, to leave their past behind them and find the peace they’ve waited a lifetime to experience.
Don’t run from it. Don’t bury it. Don’t ignore it. Face it. Feel it. Heal it – Elisabeth Corey
Through my work as a Life Coach for Trauma Survivors, I have discovered that many people relate to my story. I’ve discovered that I am not alone in my experience and my pain. And my Beating Trauma community has helped me to heal even as I help others to heal.
And that’s the great thing about community. It brings people together in a safe environment, breaking down barriers to the isolation so many of us find ourselves in and giving us the motivation to keep trying even when it seems impossible to take another step. Beating Trauma can seem impossible but there is strength and support in numbers.
That’s why I’ve put together a private Facebook group where we have the opportunity to come together in a new way. Over ten weeks, we can emerge from our isolation and find community support as we build awareness together. Building awareness starts with learning how to connect with yourself, discovering the parts of you that hold your pain, the parts who have spent a lifetime protecting you from any more, and the ones who want you to be free.
This truly is a journey to understanding and transformation
I would love for you to join me
in my 10 week guided and moderated private Facebook group to build awareness together.
You will discover that you are not alone in your pain.
You can take some simple steps towards safe interaction with others.
Community has the power to heal.
It doesn’t matter whether you have been in therapy for years or are just beginning your journey of recovery.
Together we will take steps to bring clarity, understanding, and awareness to your current reality.
If you’re ready to understand yourself on a completely new level, this is the group for you. I wasn’t sure I’d gain a lot of insight because I’ve been in therapy off and on for 10 years, but Elisabeth taught me so much more than I’ve ever learned and taught the tools I would need to better myself and my family’s life. I couldn’t be more grateful. It’s tough work, but very much worth it in the end. – Dusti Prioux
How Building Awareness Together works:
Each day, I will detail one awareness builder in the group.
Each week, we will discuss one theme of inner awareness building.
We will process each theme through Facebook posts and comments, live video discussion and supporting documents. You are invited to discuss, ask questions and share your own experiences with others as you feel comfortable.
You will receive supportive coaching from me and support from other group members as you navigate the steps to building awareness in your own life. You are also able to offer support to others as they take this journey with you. As we offer kindness to others, we have the opportunity to the practice empathy and understanding we need to give to ourselves.
Not everyone in the group will be on the same journey as you so avoid comparing yourself to others. You will only drive yourself crazy. Be open to other peoples’ responses, as what has worked or is working for you, may not resonate with someone else. Building awareness includes supporting and validating others even when you don’t directly relate to their experience.
This 10 week private group is designed to help you understand your own inner conversations through building awareness. As others share their experience, you will find similarities in your own inner world that can affirm your journey as well as the journey of other community members. There is relief in knowing you are not alone, that others share your pain, and can understand and accept you exactly where you are now.
There is healing in discovering our defences, connecting with our inner rebelliousness and communicating with our inner children. Only by building awareness can we begin to heal our lives and find the happiness we so desperately seek.
Each Facebook post is a baby step in the overall process of building awareness. As you take each daily step, which can be done with very minor changes to your daily life, you will begin to see how they can build to transformation over time.
You may even wonder how you’ve come so far in such a short time!
This group will be most effective for you if you are able to journal at points during the 10 week journey. It is not compulsory but the results of journaling are often life changing. Writing allows us to access our unconscious mind and the information and memories that reside there. As we write, those details can be brought to the surface where our adult conscious mind can make sense of them. Much of this information may previously only have been interpreted with a child’s mind.
Elisabeth gently walks group members through the steps of understanding why we may act, feel, and think a certain way. The benefit of the group having several members is you actually get to see you’re not alone. So many people understand what you’re going through and have been through that no one is judging, no one is hurting you more, but we’re united and on the same mission of healing. We all support each other. Elisabeth also understands that some days we aren’t up for the day’s challenge and some days we need a little more, but she cares so much and is there for you every step of the way for every single person. – Dusti Prioux
At the end of our 10 week journey together, you’ll receive my 90+ page eBook with the 70 daily steps so you can continue your personal awareness work. After the 10 weeks, you will have learned to connect with yourself in a grounded way that will transform your daily experience. Through practice and commitment you will grow into the person you were born to be.