Welcome. My name is Lisa Erickson, and I am a meditation teacher, energy worker, writer, and mom to three. My primary modality is chakra-based meditation and energy work, although I am also a certified mindfulness meditation instructor. My specialty is Women’s Energetics – women’s subtle anatomy, and practices and tools that women can employ to heal, empower, and awaken themselves. I draw on many different traditions in my work, including Vajrayana Buddhism, Tantra, Zen, gnostic Christianity, shamanism, yoga, astrology, and several energy healing systems, including the work of healer and author Cyndi Dale, with whom I have trained. I am also a second-degree black belt in Shotokan karate, and a member of several related professional organizations, including the International Association of Meditation Instructors, Institute of HeartMath, and the American Holistic Health Association.
Here at Mommy Mystic I write about these topics as well as many others, including interviews with contemporary women teachers and healers, historical women mystics, healing from trauma and abuse, spiritual parenting, and books on all of the above. I have two self-paced online courses available for women:
Fall in Love With Your Feminine Power: Offered through DailyOm, this is an 8-week course for healing, empowering and awakening your feminine energy body through chakra meditation and other energy work. It includes video, print lessons, and guided audio (mp3) meditations. More info at DailyOm. (Note that a portion of proceeds from this course goes to VDay, a charity devoted to ending violence against women and girls worldwide.)
FREE E-book and Meditations for Healing the Subtle Body Wounds of Sexual Trauma and Abuse: For women survivors of sexual trauma or abuse, this free e-book offers 10 self-guided energy work practices to aid healing and empowerment. They are particularly focused on the sacral, or second chakra, and free mp3 files are also available to accompany the guided meditations.
In 2013 I am also offering 2 teleseminars, Energy Healing for Sexual Abuse and Trauma, and Walking the Mystic’s Path.
I am also a regular columnist for Meditate Like a Girl, an interfaith website devoted to exploring meditation in all its forms. I write monthly on Women’s Energetics there, and post accompanying free guided meditation mp3 files. Many other amazing writers share insights and tools for meditation and spiritual growth there, so please join us!
Note that I also offer private energy work phone sessions, teleseminars, classes and retreats. If you are specifically interested in trauma healing work, you can read more about that at The Breathe Network.
I love to connect and share information on all of these topics, so please comment, and/or connect at Facebook or Twitter as well. I tend to write long, in-depth posts and so I only post here 2-3 times a month. Please subscribe by email or RSS to be notified when new posts are available. If you are interested in classes or private sessions, please go to my teaching website, The Maat Institute.
As for other places to find me, I am the Buddhism editor for BellaOnline, and write weekly columns there on all branches and facets of Buddhism. I maintain an Amazon store of my recommended books, as well as doing frequent reviews there. I’m on Twitter, Facebook, and StumbleUpon. You may also email me directly at lameditation [at] earthlink [dot] net.
DailyOm Course – Fall in Love With Your Feminine Power
Teaching and Private Session Info – The Maat Institute
Meditate Like a Girl – Monthly articles on Women’s Energetics
The Breathe Network – Info on Private Energy Work Sessions for Sexual Trauma Healing
Amazon Store – All my book recommendations, from both BellaOnline and here, plus more.
BellaOnline Buddhism Site - Weekly articles on Buddhism, with newsletter and forum.
Awakened Living Radio – Interview by Janice Lundy on Meditation
Evolving Beings – Interview by Evita Ochel on the Spiritual Journey
MeditationHow – Interview by Benjamin Dean at Meditation How
BlissChick – EmbodyTalk Interview by Christine Reid at BlissChick
ChatAboutIt.com – Interview by Michael Parness of Trend Success on Spirituality and Parenting(third of 4 interviewees)
BlogTalkRadio – Interview by Amy Jewell of Cirkla on meditation, spirituality and social networking
HealthyLife.net – Interview on radio internet show with Linda Koss on meditation
5 Minutes for Mom – Interview regarding Mommy Mystic blog
EzineArticles – Variations on some of the articles here are available for newsletter and ezine publication at EzineArticles.
Working Mother magazine – 10 Minute-Meditations to Beat the Stress
South Bay Woman magazine – Three part-series on Meditation for Busy Women