Skip to content

The Chakras and Sexual Trauma

September 4, 2013

Be sure to check out Lisa’s new book and corresponding web seminar, both of which are based upon the specifics of the feminine energy body and include sexual trauma healing information.

[Note: This post was first posted in 2013 after I attended the National Sexual Assault Conference, attended by over a thousand social workers, counselors, rape crises center workers, and more, all devoted to ending sexual assault and abuse, and to helping survivors through their legal and healing process. I was part of the Wellness track sponsored by The Breathe Network, founded by Molly Boeder Harris (whom I interviewed here) to support embodied approaches to healing from sexual assault and abuse. I was truly inspired and encouraged by the interest in the workshops sponsored by The Breathe Network – my own workshop on mindfulness and energy healing for sexual trauma and assault, Molly’s on embodied healing, and workshops on both yoga and biofeedback for healing sexual trauma. As in other healing fields, there is a groundswell of interest in incorporating alternative and complementary healing methods into programs for survivors. Since I believe in the power of information, I wanted to share a little more about the chakras and sexual trauma here, for use by anyone who can benefit, or who works with individuals who might. By necessity this is really just a small part of the overall picture when it comes to the chakras and sexual trauma.]

First, a few trauma-sensitive principles that are especially important to remember when working to heal from sexual trauma and abuse, or when helping someone to do so:

– Everyone’s healing process is different, and incorporating chakra work into a trauma healing process will be right for some, and not for others. Honor how you – or your client – feels.

– Always work with your chakras in a place that feels safe and healing to yourself and/ or your client. Our energy bodies are very sensitive, especially when we do this kind of work, and you want to feel as nurtured and supported as possible.

– Consider what triggers feelings of vulnerability or fear in you or your client, and adapt how you work accordingly. For example, much of the chakra work that I do utilizes guided imagery, and this is normally done with the eyes closed, which can be a trigger for some. If this is the case, you can try drawing images instead, or try visualizing with the eyes slightly open but relaxed in a soft gaze – this is easier than you might think.

– It is easy to get ‘spacey’ when doing chakra work, since our mind is initially not used to connecting with our subtle body in this way. Since trauma survivors can be prone to disassociating from their physical bodies, it’s important to begin with grounding visuals and exercises, and to check in with yourself or your client periodically to make sure there is still a body connection.

Below are the main ways that our chakras are impacted by sexual trauma and abuse, particularly women (whom I mostly work with). If you are entirely new to the chakras, check out the Chakra Page for resources. This is also a good place to find ways to work with each of the chakras, from guided meditations to books that might help (and check the Women’s Energetics page too.) Please also check out the resources at the end of the e-book for other organizations and books that approach sexual trauma healing in a holistic way.

First – Root Chakra:

This chakra is linked to our ability to feel grounded, safe, secure in our bodies, and connected to people around us. Our ability to access any of these is compromised when our root chakra is not strong. Physically this chakra is linked to our genitalia, and so it is very directly impacted by sexual trauma and abuse. Many survivors develop patterns of disassociation or disconnection from their physical bodies – a necessary survival mechanism to make it through abusive episodes or an attack. On an energetic level, this causes a ‘break’ from the root chakra, and so energy is not flowing upward from the earth in the way it ideally should. Working to gradually re-establish a healthy grounded connection to the earth and physical body are essential.

Our root chakra is also a crucial part of our ‘energetic inheritance’ from our family – physically we are rooted in the earth and our DNA, and so energetically we are rooted in earth energy and the energetic inheritance from our family. In situations where abuse has occurred within a family, and/or a family has been unsupportive, the root chakra may be very weak, and leave survivors with no sense of safety or security, regardless of circumstance. Working to help them disconnect from the dysfunctional energies and patterns they may have inherited, and to ‘re-root’ in alternative energies (nature, spiritual forces- both masculine and feminine) of their own choosing can help establish a new foundation from which to begin building a sense of safety and security.

Second – Sacral Chakra:

Disassociation often also manifests in the subtle body as a tendency to disconnect from the second chakra, which is linked to our emotions, creativity, sensuality, sexuality and fluidity/adaptability. This often means survivors have problems feeling their emotions in their bodies, but ironically this doesn’t mean they don’t feel others’ emotions. In fact, because the sacral energies aren’t fully integrated, and there isn’t a strong foundation in the root chakra, the sacral chakra is often unprotected, resulting in survivors feeling everyone’s emotions but their own. Focusing on boundary work, and on helping to sort out self-emotions and other-emotions is really key to ‘rewiring’ this tendency.

Shame and self-blame are also often held in this chakra, blocking its ability to flow and let go. Since a ‘blame the victim’ mentality is so prevalent in our culture, and often adopted by both abusers and family members, this is often one of the biggest challenges survivors face on an emotional and energetic level, and can play out in many different ways (including in self-destructive hyper-sexual behavior which may seem at first like an active expression of the sacral chakra, but may actually be rooted in feelings of unworthiness rooted in shame.)  Focus on self-compassion and self-care is so important to help combat this, although sometimes the first step is helping a survivor own and express their anger – something shame or self-blame may have kept them from expressing.

Third – Navel Chakra:

Our navel chakra is linked to our personal power, boundaries, sense of identity, and ability to act effectively in the world, so it makes sense that some survivors have great difficult getting by in the world, often caught in cycles of abuse and/or addiction. However, there is another counter-intuitive way that abuse often impacts the navel chakra, one that I find quite prevalent, and that is a hyper-reliance on the active aspects of the navel chakra, as a survival mechanism. These survivors often develop exceptional intellectual and organization skills, and attempt to power through life in order to never be vulnerable again. In both cases – whether someone seems lost in the world or is hyper-independent – there is usually a lot of mental activity and/or habits of escaping into mental worlds.

The issue with the power-through approach is that it is exhausting and unsustainable. From an energetic perspective, there is no or little flow upward from the root and sacral chakra – no sense of foundation or flow – so individuals are just left feeling like they are entirely on their own, always struggling and pushing through barriers. The most important thing in this case is actually to learn to let go, and to re-establish a healthy link between the first, second and third chakras. Then a focus on healthy boundaries emanating from the first and third chakra (root and navel) can help establish a sense of safety and filtering.

Fourth – Hearth Chakra:

In our daily lives, our heart chakra is most directly engaged in our relationships with others, and so this is where heart chakra damage from abuse and assault usually manifests itself. There are a lot of different variations however, including a tendency towards codependent relationships that deflect feelings of unworthiness or play out abuse dynamics in some fashion, difficulty entering into equality-based relationships, difficulty trusting or being vulnerable, or a disconnection from any sense of a spiritual support system. The work here then is mostly about looking at relationships honestly, and the dynamics that have developed. Self-compassion and self-care are again essential, as is facing any lingering feelings of unworthiness.

Fifth – Throat Chakra:

Our throat chakra is linked to our ability to communicate clearly, and especially to speak our truth, and feel our authentic self. Childhood abuse survivors often develop a survival strategy of filtering or ‘checking’  what they say, attempting to feel out what someone wants them to say, out of a fear of triggering a negative response. This prevents any real communication – any true expression of their inner lives through outer means, which is really what the throat chakra is about. There may also be patterns of swinging between over- and under- expressing. The healing focus here is on breaking these patterns by strengthening someone’s sense of connection between inner and outer. Sometimes doing this through non-verbal means – writing, art, etc. – is the most helpful at first.

Sixth – Third Eye Chakra and Seventh – Crown Chakra:

The third eye and crown are usually not directly impacted by sexual trauma and abuse, but they can become linked to disassociative patterns, if a survivor seeks to escape into dream worlds, astral dimensions, or pure imagination in such a way that it becomes dysfunctional (or the basis for addiction.) On the other hand, for those survivors who develop a hyper-reliance on their navel chakra (see above), there can be a fear of surrendering into the non-intellectual aspects of the upper chakras – a fear of the unknown. This can inhibit their ability to open to their spiritual nature, and to spiritual experience. So working with these chakras is really about attuning to the individual, and seeking to discover in what ways these chakras are open, in what ways they may have become an escape hatch, and in what ways they are closed down. Developing a balanced third eye and crown, that are grounded and connected to the lower chakras, is the most important goal. Usually, I would not work on either the third eye or crown with a survivor until the other chakras feel fairly solid and strong.

I hope you find this little summary helpful, although it’s just a smattering of what to consider. If you yourself are working to heal from sexual trauma and abuse, please know that you can, and be kind to yourself. You are brave! I welcome comments and additional suggestions on this topic. Namaste-

Be sure to check out Lisa’s new book and corresponding web seminar, both of which are based upon the specifics of the feminine energy body and includes sexual trauma healing information.

50 Comments leave one →
  1. Nikki permalink
    September 4, 2013 11:07 pm

    Thank you Lisa, this was a great reminder of what we did in the teleseminar. Do you have any more suggestions for working on boundaries? I feel like I am still taking on others emotions alot…

  2. September 4, 2013 11:47 pm

    Dear Lisa ,
    You never cease to amaze me.Never was interested on the chakra subject.Beginning to.
    Do you have an e-book ,I can download to start me gently on the chakra path?

    loong/normand joly

  3. September 5, 2013 2:42 am

    Hi Nikki, ah yes, boundaries! This is always a continuing process, for all of us. One thing that is helpful to look at when working on boundaries is what are the underlying emotional patterns that may be in play, causing you to drop your filter and take on emotions that aren’t yours in a particular situation? Usually, if it is emotions you are taking on, it is a second chakra issue, so it is usually tied to patterns of shame, self-blame and/or insecurity. If these are triggered at some level, and you have a pattern of taking on other’s emotions to compensate (say because you don’t think you are worthy enough of their affection unless you provide this ‘service’), that can undermine the boundaries you are visualizing and striving to set.
    Otherwise, it is just a matter of continuing to visualize a protective shield around yourself, in this case emanating from your root and navel chakras. It takes time to undo old patterns. Working on both the emotional and energetic levels will help you strengthen this over time. Stick with it!

  4. September 5, 2013 2:46 am

    Hi Loong, good to see you here! I have a chakra booklist here that you can look at if you like:
    But it’s not for everyone and may not be a necessary part of your spiritual and healing journey. Don’t overload yourself – with everything you have going on, another book may not be the right thing right now!
    If you want to try some guided chakra meditations instead, I have some basic ones here:
    And more in-depth ones at the Meditate Like a Girl series, also listed on the

  5. Joan permalink
    September 5, 2013 3:38 pm

    Thank you for this information, it is very helpful. I am actually an intuitive coach and healer and do have some clients with an abuse history (I assume domestic violence has a similar energetic imprint?) I am wondering if you can suggest more information along these lines for further study?

  6. September 12, 2013 5:57 pm

    Hi Joan, I’m so happy to hear of more and more intuitive and alternative healers working with abuse and trauma survivors (and yes, domestic violence often functions very similarly to this energetically.) I am a firm believer in therapy and counseling combined with energetic and/or emotional healing work, so depending on what kinds of services you offer, it will depend. In terms of trauma healing, I like the somatic work of Peter Levine – if you have not already read any of his stuff, I actually have a resource list at the end of my ebook if you want to check that out, and it includes his books. From an energy healing perspective, I have not found a lot of resources that directly address abuse and trauma energy healing, although both Donna Eden’s Energy Healing for Women, and Cyndi Dale’s chakra healing books, are both excellent resources.

  7. September 28, 2013 11:37 pm

    The Chakras and Sexual Trauma | Mommy Mystic

  8. Eefje Theeuws permalink
    November 18, 2013 9:25 pm

    Hi Lisa :)) You have crossed my mind several times these past few weeks so I am getting in touch to see if I can book a personal phone session w you one of these days… Do u have space? 9-10 0or after 4:30 is best for me but I can shuffle things if need be. Many Blessings ~ look forward to connecting. ~*~ Eefje

  9. November 19, 2013 8:23 pm

    Hi Eefje, wonderful to hear from you, I will email you to schedule:)

  10. Joanne permalink
    November 10, 2014 7:01 am

    Do you think having gone through three floods inside my house in the past decade … Hurricane Sandy … one a year before that … and one several years earlier. Each one worse than the previous with the last one (Hurricane Sandy) bringing 6 foot high flood water inside the house. Do you think that could cause symptoms similar to what you describe here for sexual trauma. I do not remember sexual abuse in my past but I have all the symptoms here … it is like I am reading about myself.

    Did the trauma of the floods bring up something that has been buried … or could hurricane’s flooding cause the same problems because it is a trauma to the same basic energy fields?

  11. Joanne permalink
    November 10, 2014 7:36 am

    One other question…

    You wrote …

    … a ‘blame the victim’ mentality is so prevalent in our culture, and often adopted by both abusers and family members …

    Is the trait of ‘blaming the victim’ linked to a imbalance or malfunction in a certain chakra. Is this tendency a sign that our culture as a group has a weakness in said chakra (whatever one would be connected to the symptom of ‘blaming the victim’ if in fact there is a chakra connected to this trait) …

    If so … does that then become a good indicator of where we, as a culture, need the most work (or much work)?

  12. November 11, 2014 6:38 pm

    Hi Joanne, I am so sorry for your experiences. But yes, many of the issues I am describing here are similar for all trauma survivors. Trauma disrupts our sense of safety, and this disrupts our root chakra energy, which ripples through our psychological and energetic system in many different ways. So there are many similarities in all kinds of trauma, although some will be more specific to sexual trauma or wartime trauma or natural disaster trauma etc. However, it is also possible (likely actually) that your trauma magnified unresolved wounds from your childhood. These don’t necessarily have to have involved sexual abuse, but we all have experiences in our developmental years that need surfacing and healing, and traumatic life experiences often highlight these. I hope you find the healing support that you need. – Lisa

  13. November 11, 2014 6:48 pm

    Hi Joanne (again), a great question. I do think the chakras can be used as a map for looking at the ‘psyche’ of our culture as well, although it’s hard to say exactly what energetic imbalance is specifically responsible for a ‘blame the victim’ attitude. I think it is a reflection of a larger imbalance between masculine and feminine energies – not men and women necessarily, although that is how it is often expressed in our culture. But we all have masculine and feminine energies, and culturally we are more comfortable with certain masculine energies – power, control, assertion – that when out of balance can cause a lot of problems. At the same time, we are very uncomfortable with female energies of creation and sensuality. All of this has been expressed in various cultural myths reflected in society, particularly in religion (that female sexual energy is dangerous and leads to sin, i.e. blaming Eve for being cast out of Eden) etc. And so this contributes to a blame the victim mentality. From a chakra perspective, I would say this is most closely tied to the repression of the sacral/second chakra energies, and a hyper-strength of the navel/third.

    I think also that a blame the victim mentality is fear-based. We feel if we blame the victim, something she did to bring abuse or assault on, then that means we can simply avoid doing those same things and be safe. We want to believe we can prevent bad things from ever happening to us. We want to believe we are 100% in control of our lives. But of course, we never really are. And it’s besides the point anyway, because nothing excuses the attacker or abuser. But fear is often a big part of blaming the victim, and from a chakra perspective, fear is often lodged in the heart, although we can lodge a lot of fear in our sacral (and really anywhere) too.

  14. Fidelia permalink
    February 9, 2015 11:40 am


    I just started reading your book about women’s energetic and sexual abuse. During the first exercise (root chakra) I felt myself wanting to cry. What do you make of this? Thanks so much.

  15. February 10, 2015 4:17 am

    Hi Fidelia, it is not uncommon for us to have an emotional response when energies are surfaced, shifted, or released through this kind of work. In many cases, it’s old emotions that are repressed and held in our bodies and subtle bodies as the result of trauma or abuse. It is similar to people crying during or after massage, as certain tensions are released from their body – the ‘knots’ are often linked to particular experiences or repressed emotions held in the body. The same thing happens in our subtle bodies, and as we do this kind of energy work, we are touching upon them, bringing them into the light of our awareness, releasing or transmuting them.
    So it’s really Ok to just let yourself have a good cry if you can, and then be gentle with yourself, engage in some soothing or comforting activity. Of course if the emotion ever gets to be too much, it may be a sign that you should slow down with the work, and/or seek some support in your process.
    Blessings to you on your healing, and please let me know if I can help you in any other way. Feel free to email me if you would like through the Contact page.

  16. March 5, 2015 4:18 pm

    Dear Lisa, I used your site before a few years ago but just did a search & found you easily which is wonderful.
    I love the chakras and need to work deeper. I will email you about courses & prices. So pleased to find my tribe & support group. In healing & recovery, Namaste

  17. Anonymous permalink
    March 18, 2015 1:38 am

    What about for men?

  18. March 18, 2015 11:08 pm

    Hi Anonymous, everything written in this particular article also applies to men. I mostly work with women (although I’m starting to work with more men), so I tend to use feminine pronouns, but in terms of the chakra themes here, it’s relevant to men too. There are differences in men’s and women’s subtle bodies, particularly in the second chakra and the role it plays in the overall subtle body, and I write about those in other places on this site, but those differences aren’t really relevant in terms of the info here. Thanks for your question. – Lisa

  19. Jen permalink
    April 14, 2016 1:53 am

    Major tears are flowing. The realization of how abuse has caused my chakras to become so out of balance is, well a relief. Now I know where I need help, and even just asking a healer to read this before hand will assist my journey.
    I am so very grateful to have found this. Thank you for being you, and the power work you do.
    Love and light

  20. April 14, 2016 6:56 pm

    Hi Jen, I’m glad you found this helpful. May you find healing and joy. – Lisa

  21. Anonymous permalink
    September 22, 2016 2:48 am

    Uuuh everything you wrote made so much sense. I’m thankful I saw this today thank you

  22. September 26, 2016 6:54 pm

    Anon, I’m glad it resonated for you.

  23. Ida Marie Sundelin permalink
    October 1, 2016 4:51 am

    I never had IT explained so god before!! Thank You. I feel uplifted that I now feel that this can heal!!

  24. October 19, 2016 5:22 pm

    This is beautifully written! I haven’t seen the connection to chakras before, but this makes complete sense to me. I linked your article to mine today. I’ll check out more of your posts. Thanks for the information.

  25. Ms Writer permalink
    February 6, 2017 11:10 pm

    This is excellent and I want to learn more. Helps me understand the things i over do .

  26. February 7, 2017 1:31 pm

    Hello.This post was extremely remarkable, particularly since I was looking for thoughts on this topic last week.

  27. February 7, 2017 11:16 pm

    Hi Marine, great I’m so glad it was helpful. – Lisa

  28. Ili permalink
    February 14, 2017 11:12 pm

    I have a hard time saying no. I am in a relationship, and have developed hypersexuality as a result of resurfacing sexual trauma. I was in a situation where casual sex was involved with friends, and at first I was okay with it. I have no idea what I was thinking. I wasn’t thinking. It’s almost as if I wanted to reaffirm that I didn’t deserve a be good relationship by thrusting myself into a bad situation. It made me so uncomfortable, and I didn’t end up sleeping with anyone because I was so triggered by all of it I had to leave. I immediately felt horrible for putting myself in that position while in a relationship. My partner was a little shocked, but he says he’s still here for me and loves me very much. He seems to understand what happened, and wants to work through it, but I have such a hard time forgiving myself. Now I don’t even want to be touched. Not by them, and unfortunately my partner too. Its not that i dont like the idea of being with him, my body is repulsed by it right now. Part of it is that im so guilty about all of it, i feel i dont deserve his comfort. Sometimes i have a hard time understanding why hes being so kind to me, i just know i love him and would never want to hurt him like that. Its so hard to work on self love and compassion when the situation feels this complicated. I feel like I really messed up. And I mean, I did. I really did.

  29. February 16, 2017 4:37 pm

    Hi flutter, internalized patterns of self-blame and shame are often the biggest wounds left from sexual trauma, and it sounds like you are gripped by them right now. I encourage you to forgive yourself, and practice self-acceptance. Everyone makes mistakes, everyone sometimes finds themselves doing things in situations that they later regret. You have a history around sexuality that makes it very complicated for you, and this situation triggered it. You are dealing with a lot. It sounds like your partner is already forgiving you, and I hope you can extend yourself that same understanding. It does sound like you could use some help dealing with all of this and processing it right now. Have you considered counseling or group support or energy healing? I do private session phone work or offer a 4 week teleseminar once a year, either may be of help to you. But really it is about finding whatever modality or person you relate to and can help you to surface and let go of some of these emotional patterns, so that you can allow yourself to love and be loved as you deserve to be. Many blessings to you on your journey-

  30. April 2, 2017 8:31 am

    You have no idea how much this all just resonated with me, and how badly I needed to read it. Wow.

  31. April 4, 2017 12:07 am

    Hi Marielle, good I’m glad it was helpful and blessings to you on your healing journey. – Lisa

  32. Devamitra Das Gupta permalink
    June 27, 2017 5:38 pm

    Hi i found the article to be really healpfil. I have started working on trauma patient and decided to help a rape victim girl out of her trauma. I am second degree Attuned. Thank you for your help.

  33. July 7, 2017 4:58 pm

    Hi Devamitra, I’m glad you found this helpful. I personally only work with rape survivors if they have or are undergoing counseling as well, as I’ve found it’s so important to integrate the energy work with psychological work. Many blessings to you in your healing work- Lisa

  34. Carlo Nayve permalink
    September 2, 2017 7:58 pm

    Hi there, my girlfriend suffers from a traumatic experience of getting raped when she was 15 and its been affecting her ever since, now she’s 22 and she slightly getting better but still has nightmares about it….I am wondering what I can do to free her from her traumatic experience….

  35. September 5, 2017 8:22 pm

    Hi Carlo, everyone’s healing process from sexual assault is different, but gentle and patient support from loved ones is always a huge help, so kudos to you for recognizing your girlfriend needs help and for wanting to help her find some. Has she participated in counseling of any kind for this? The organization RAINN has a couple of articles you (and she) may be interested in:

    How to Respond to a [Sexual Assault] Survivor

    How can Therapy Help? (Includes links for finding providers)

    Note that there are many free and low-cost counseling services around the country if that is a concern. If your girlfriend is more drawn to other kinds of healing modalities, or would like to try counseling and healing services, The Breathe Network is a great resource:
    The Breathe Network

    If she is interested in energy work like I describe on this blog, I am about to offer the next round of my Energy Work for Sexual Trauma teleseminar:

    Energy Work for Sexual Trauma teleseminar

    It takes time and support to work through trauma responses, such as the nightmares you describe. We store memories and associations deep in our psyche, body, and energy body, and these need to be gently acknowledged and dealt with through whatever modality she feels the most comfortable with. Thinking ‘it’s so long ago’ or ‘I’ll just move on with my life and it will go away’ doesn’t work for most people, as the repressed fears and other emotions will often surface later in more damaging ways. So I hope your girlfriend will seek and receive the support she needs, and that you will continue to support her in doing so. Many blessings to you both-

  36. don cook permalink
    November 4, 2017 11:02 pm

    As a psychotherapist who transcended his own PTSD, i guide PTSD sufferers toward transcendence. Please note; then”blame the victim mentality” is not, by and large societal. It is, indeed, what every survivor does to originates within themselves; just as kids abused by parents believe it is their fault, so do sexual abuse survivors. Charka work is indeed needed-and need not be named that in treatment.

  37. November 13, 2017 8:38 pm

    Hi Don, thank you for your perspective and blessings on your work. – Lisa

  38. Anonymous permalink
    January 16, 2018 5:48 am

    Thank you so much for this. I found it just at the right time. Ive been working on my chakras for a while now and after initial improvement i find im feeling considerably worse. I have major problems with dissociation and am aware that there are still issues i need to work through and this is amazingly helpful

  39. January 16, 2018 11:59 pm

    Anonymous, I’m glad it was helpful. Yes working with the body in combination with the chakras is often so important because of the disassociation factor – just doing chakra work itself can actually end up being disassociative. So hopefully this will help you to find the right balance and the right combination of modalities for your own healing. Every person’s healing journey is unique. Many blessings to you on yours-

  40. Ananda Tumsi permalink
    January 19, 2018 3:15 pm

    Powerful, supportive, acknowledging, accepting…. this is one timely post that completely confirms my own, individual self-healing work from Stockholm syndrome, generational FoO malignant narcissism, and with 100% nc, moving myself successfully through personal steps of healing, self identity creation, and self empowerment all through the grace of Infinite Oneness which I Am. Bless you, and thank you.

  41. January 23, 2018 8:42 pm

    Glad it is helpful Ananda, and blessings to you on your continued journey.

  42. May 9, 2018 12:30 am

    Admiring the persistence you put into your site and in depth information you offer. It’s great to come across a blog every once in a while that isn’t the same unwanted rehashed information. Wonderful read! I’ve bookmarked your site and I’m including your RSS feeds to my Google account.

  43. May 10, 2018 7:48 pm

    Thank you, so glad you find it helpful

  44. Sharon zwick permalink
    May 25, 2018 11:48 pm

    Thank u for sharing this as I have had terrible trauma sexually. Not sure about chakras?? But my root chakra reacts in a sick feeling at times.

  45. May 26, 2018 4:39 pm

    HI Sharon, I wish you well on your healing journey and hope you find the right resources for yourself. Everyone’s process is different, so different tools work for each person. For some, working with the chakras is tremendously helpful, and others find other modalities better for them. So I encourage you to see what works for you. In terms of the root chakra, as I mention in this article, a women’s ability to feel grounded and healthy in her body can be greatly damaged by sexual trauma, and this psychological function and energy is linked to the root chakra, so if you feel this has been impacted for you, you may want to experiment with some root chakra energy work. Blessings – Lisa

  46. Nathalie permalink
    February 1, 2022 12:48 am

    Thank you for your useful information. I do recognize your explanation, spot on. I’ve been doing a lot of energy work for the past 3 years, (for multiple trauma’s) and made very good progress! It brought me so much more than regular therapy (which for me personally, after many years still didn’t work at all, I thought I just had to live with it….). So for anyone who needs an extra little boost; you CAN heal 🥰

  47. Kei permalink
    February 26, 2023 7:54 pm

    I am looking to heal from childhood sexual abuse and this Summary was very helpful and eye opening. Thank you Namaste

  48. March 6, 2023 2:33 am

    I’m glad to hear this post is helpful


  1. Sexual Assault, Rape Culture, Healing from Trauma, and Anchoring Love in Our World | Tricia Barker
  2. Healing From Abuse Within Spiritual Communities | Mommy Mystic

I love to hear from you...

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in: Logo

You are commenting using your account. Log Out /  Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out /  Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out /  Change )

Connecting to %s

This site uses Akismet to reduce spam. Learn how your comment data is processed.

%d bloggers like this: