Do you experience:
✷ Anxiety ✷ Fear ✷ Sleep issues ✷ Feeling unsafe ✷ Chronic Bodily Tension ✷ Difficulty Concentrating ✷ Self-blame and self-loathing ✷ Being on the constant lookout for threats ✷ Nightmares ✷ Flashbacks ✷ Intrusive Thoughts or Memories ✷ Avoidance or Withdrawal ✷Relationship Issues ✷ Feeling Isolated/Alone
You are not alone!
Trauma–based symptoms can last for years, negatively impacting your mind and body, relationships, quality of life, and even lowering your work or school performance. A history of trauma, abuse, and/or neglect keeps your nervous system in survival mode even after the trauma has ended. The good news is that it doesn’t have to be this way. With the right tools and practices, you can learn how to reclaim your power, and your body can finally release the aftereffects of trauma.
We created this safe community that offers you expert guidance, the latest insights from the field of healing trauma, and the on-going support you need to feel safe, empowered, and more comfortable in your own skin!
✓ Safe and supportive community ✓ Leading-edge insights from neuroscience research and clinical practice
✓Proven tools to transform your struggles and pain.
✓ Learn how to manage states of fear, anxiety, despair, hopelessness, rage and overwhelm. ✓ Get live online expert support and guidance ✓ Practice skills and methods that help release your body and mind from the impact of trauma. ✓Improve sleep, performance, productivity, and concentration
While this is NOT psychotherapy or group therapy, nor is it a substitute for therapy, it is a complementary space to learn and practice methods for restoring calm, grounding, clarity, freedom, balance, and to offer an opportunity to connect with others along the path for support.
✓ Transform Limiting Beliefs ✓ Heal Shame and Self-blame ✓ Connect more deeply with yourself and others ✓ Live more consistently in the present ✓ Nourish healthy relationships ✓ Strengthen your Resilience ✓ Cultivate Self-compassion
Each month a new 20-30 minute video that covers a particular tool or skill and and guidance on how to incorporate it into your life.
Each month a new 20-30 minute Guided Meditation or Practice Audio for download.
A monthly 60-minute live Q & A, and where we can dive deeper into our learning and practice.
A bi-weekly 90-minute live Mindful Awareness Practice Gathering. Mindfulness is a powerful tool for meeting the challenges of trauma as well as daily life. Here we blend practicing mindfulness with exploration of how to reduce suffering in your life.
A monthly 90-minute Live Guided Expressive Arts Experience to empower you to Access, Release, and Transform your struggles so that you can live your life more fully.
A private Facebook group where we can share support, questions, comments, and how these practices are impacting our life.
Access to our growing library of skills and tools, including previous month’s Q&A sessions.
Additionally, all current members receive 15% discount on any course or training offered through The Sanctuary.
How it Works Each month our learning and practice will focus on a particular topic or tool. Because "one size does not fit all", we cover a wide variety of approaches and tools. We also bring you the best of cutting-edge brain research and brain-aware approaches, decades of experience with trauma and trauma survivors, and many powerful methods and techniques so that you will have an abundant toolbox and a deep knowledge of how to live life with a nervous system under your control. You can explore our program for 7 days free of charge and can cancel at ANY time. You get all this for the monthly investment of only $36. You can cancel your membership at ANY time! Try it for free for 7 days.
Jeffrey Rutstein, Psy.D., CHT, is a clinical psychologist, an expert in the treatment of trauma, a certified Hakomi Mindfulness-Centered Somatic psychotherapist, and a meditation teacher who has been in private practice for over 35 years. He has practiced meditation for over 50 years and that profoundly impacts every aspect of his work. He has devoted his professional life to helping people reduce their suffering and struggle while empowering them to claim their strengths, their talents, and their unique abilities to live a more fulfilling and rich life.
AnaLisa Rutstein MA, CHP, CHC For much of my life I have struggled. I struggled from a very young child until my 30’s with severe anxiety, phobias, OCD, chronic illness, chronic pain, depression, eating disorders (bulimia, binge eating, compulsive overeating, anorexia), self injurious and suicidal behaviors and impulses, and severe PTSD. This was all a response to, and management of, the experience of long-term Severe Childhood Trauma & Abuse (sexual, physical, & emotional) This emotional, physical, and spiritual pain drove me to seek help through so many avenues. I was engaged in several long-term intensive psychotherapies, I undertook training in various healing and therapeutic modalities (MA in Clinical Psychology, Hakomi Mindfulness-Centered Somatic Therapy, Expressive Arts, Imago Therapy, Sensory-Motor Psychotherapy for Trauma, Reiki Master Teacher Training, Eating Psychology Coach Training, and Mindfulness-Based Eating Awareness Training, Transformational Coach, Certification in Health Coaching from IIN). Additionally, I undertook studying and practicing various emotional and spiritual healing methods.You see my early experiences of pain and suffering became a catalyst for my life-long seeking of solutions for myself and for others. It was my pain and fear that was what ultimately helped me transform those experiences into doorways to freedom. Using every bit of my life, from my childhood experiences of abuse, to my graduate and post-graduate training in psychology, mindfulness-based body approaches and healing modalities, and my years of in-depth spiritual training , I bring to bear almost two decades of my experience and skills to help you find your freedom and connection. My calling is to continue to inspire, uplift, empower and teach all who are struggling so that they too can overcome fear and anxiety and be free to have a life that is not limited by their past or beliefs .