Hi, I’m Leanne and I’m here for people who want to stand and face their childhood wounds so they can live a full life and halt the generational passage of trauma. I’ve walked and still walk this path and I bring to you all I’ve learned along the way. My aim is to provide trauma-informed information, support, and a sense of like-minded community many of us have lacked.
Introducing the Creative Sanctuary
- For the price of one e-course, you’ll get complete access to all current and upcoming courses for one annual fee. These will guide you in bringing your body, mind and spirit back into alignment after painful experiences, such as childhood wounding, scapegoating, narcissistic abuse and/or family estrangement.
- Using your own creativity through words, images, photographs, collage, drawing, paint, clay, movement, dance etc, you’ll be able to work through activities on your own or together in our supportive private group that will NEVER question or minimise your experience.
- Private group access will also offer additional art therapy and therapeutic journalling tools to begin making sense of your experiences without the need for a one-on-one therapy session, for example working with your shadow, inner child work, trusting your intution, re-engaging with your creativity.
- You’ll also have access to members-only posts – articles, private journal entries, poems and other inspiration I don’t share publicly.
What Is Complex Trauma?
Complex Trauma differs from post-traumatic stress disorder in that it often occurs early in life when a child’s brain is still developing, and is rarely the result of a single incident.
Instead, complex trauma is the result of long-term multiple circumstances that are overwhelming, such as abuse and neglect, and that disrupt many aspects of a child’s ability to form secure attachments and a healthy sense of safety in the wider world.
As an adult with complex trauma, you may be experiencing some of the following:
- You long for close relationships but you tend to isolate yourself and keep others at a distance
- You blame yourself for everything that goes wrong
- You feel numb and may avoid situations that remind you of past painful experiences
- You feel lost and don’t know how to move forward with your life
- You find it hard to ask for help, say no, or prioritise your own needs
- You find it difficult to be discerning in relationships and find even friendships very painful and difficult to maintain.
Come home to your body and yourself
I have personal experience with complex trauma, misdiagnosed for years as anxiety, depression or just ‘stuck’, despite my deep commitment to healing and recovery. These experiences motivated me to stand against the mistreatment and dismissal of trauma survivors, especially those who have suffered at the hands of their own family.
This is a safe place for you to explore meaning and connection while living in a body that holds unfinished trauma. There are conversations, information, like-minded people, non-judgemental support and gentle invitations to try creative activities such as art therapy and therapeutic journalling.
Once you join you’ll have full access to all the supports on offer for one annual fee. New offerings are being added regularly alongside ongoing daily activities in the support group. Most importantly you will never be told how you should feel, what you should do, or that you should ‘get over it’ and ‘move on’.
This is a space for those who ‘get it’ because they’ve been there.
“This group is just wonderful. There is so much healing, acceptance, validation, being heard and being seen. What we’ve all never really had. Sharing the worst with people who really know. It was just what I needed and so much more. This experience has been priceless and irreplaceable.”
“What a beautiful, heartfelt time we had together in this incredibly special group. Recognition, support, understanding and so sharing, all help by Leanne’s gentle and limitless compassion. Thank you, Leanne and all the courageous, wonderful members of our group.”
“Every person in the forum reached their hands out to me. The safety, love and support in this group may very well have saved me from a serious nervous breakdown. What is going on in my life right now is more than most of my friends can bear..”
Rikki, New Mexico
“Thanks for this opportunity to dig deeper into life’s stuff! Doing all of this has helped me to cement my place in life where I am now. There will be no turning back. Everyone’s support has given me the encouragement that I needed. The course work was the very first time that I had the opportunity to get those feelings down on paper and out into the open. This group has been very helpful!! Still putting one foot in front to of the other and am moving forward.”
Carol, San Diego