“Being able to feel safe with other people is probably the single most important aspect of mental health; safe connections are fundamental to meaningful and satisfying lives.”
Bessel van der Kolk - The Body Keeps the Score
Navigating complex trauma recovery can be overwhelming and isolating.
Finding the resources that work for you and integrating those tools into your daily life is really challenging. We need relational support, understanding, and encouragement. Survivor Wise Mentorships offer education and resources within healing relationship and community.
WHat is a survivor wise mentorship?
Mentorship is a survivor-driven program that provides access to trauma-informed, science-backed recovery tools delivered through the lived experience and story of a person who has used them herself to heal - the mentor.
A mentorship is a healing relationship between two complex trauma survivors where trust and safety can be developed through sharing compassion, strength, wisdom, and hope together.
What Mentorship Offers:
Trauma education offered in an accessible and relatable way
Survivor insight around trauma recovery modalities
Holding space for self exploration and understanding
Building support and resources around the ways trauma affects the present
A compassionate lens around the impacts of trauma
Guided Parts Work
Connection to a survivor community
What Mentorship DOES NOT Offer:
Licensed clinical diagnosis, practice, or cure
An expectation or requirement to retrieve or revisit past traumas
WHat is a mentor?
A mentor is an experienced and empathetic guide. The mentor survivor is a survivor who has more experience on the path of recovery who can offer options and choices to other survivor's who are getting started and in need of support. A recovery mentor provides guidance, perspective, compassion, emotional support, and witnessing as one who has walked the path too. A recovery mentor empowers other survivors to own and direct their recovery journey.
Meet your mentor
Hi! I'm Sara, and I am a complex PTSD survivor and have been in recovering from complex trauma for over 15 years. Without an official diagnosis for complex PTSD in the DSM (the diagnostic tool for mental health professionals in the USA), I had to carve out my own recovery plan based on personal research and discovery. Utilizing my degree in biology, I have spent over a decade deepening my understanding of complex trauma, its effects on the brain and body, discovering effective treatments, and putting those tools and resources to work in my own recovery journey.
I can honestly say that I am experiencing healing in ways that I never thought possible, and because of this I want to share my lived experience with other survivors to empower them to heal and find hope.
survivor wise Mentorship
A 14-Week Programs for Women
What mentees are saying about Recovery mentorship?
each 14 week Survivor wise Mentorship Includes:
14 Weeks of online learning modules on complex trauma recovery topics
A program workbook designed for self-discovery and reflection
Weekly exercises to help you build a recovery toolbox
Weekly one hour Zoom mentoring calls with Sara
Weekly meeting reflection notes and healing tools to consider
Support throughout the week via instant messaging
3 support group Zoom calls with other mentees in the program
Access to previously completed mentorship learning modules
Priority access to Survivor Circle workshops held outside of mentorship
stage 1 survivor wise Mentorship options
Complex PTSD Recovery Essentials
Are you new to complex PTSD recovery?
Are you having a difficult time finding trauma-informed resources for CPTSD recovery?
Are you in need of a foundation of safety and stability to begin your recovery journey?
Are you feeling overwhelmed and isolated as you begin healing?
The Recovery Essentials Mentorship could work for you.
Reconciling the Ruptured Self
Do you have a solid support network and are interested in learning how to navigate your internal landscape?
Have you been in recovery for a while but feel stuck in certain areas?
Are you experiencing levels of safety and regulation and want to find ways to connect to yourself more deeply and feel more whole?
The Reconciling the Ruptured Self Mentorship could work for you.