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The Healing Sexual
Trauma Course

A 6 Month Online Course for Survivors
                    comming soon

Facilitated by Erika Shershun, MA, LMFT,
Somatic Coach, and author of the
Healing Sexual Trauma Workbook



 

About The Course

Sexual trauma is intensely wounding to the body, mind, and soul. It's a physical and emotional boundary violation, a devastating betrayal that robs us of our ability to trust, our sense of safety, our health and our wellbeing. It's no wonder that healing doesn't come easy. No matter how deep we bury it, the trauma remains in our cellular memory waiting to be integrated and healed. We cannot "just get over it" and "move on".

 

Erika Shershun knows just how hard it can be to find the resources needed to heal from sexual trauma. She's an experienced licensed therapist and coach specializing in treating sexual trauma, and understands it's not always easy to find someone skilled in this challenging, yet rewarding work. Erika's passionate about helping survivors on their journey to heal, and brings a wealth of knowledge, understanding, compassion, and support to the course.

 

The Healing Sexual Trauma Course is a six-month online somatic-based training that includes weekly recorded videos and four 30 minute private 1 on 1 coaching calls with Erika. The Healing Sexual Trauma Course welcomes and values diversity, including all races, sexualities, genders, body sizes, and abilities. The course curriculum is carefully curated, each week building upon the previous with insights, reflections, and practices that will aid you in your healing and growth. These are teachings you can return to again and again if needed for grounding, guidance and support as you move forward on your healing path. Whether you're just starting your healing journey, deepening into it, or are frustrated that nothing has seemed to help, this course is for you.

The Healing Journey

Healing from sexual assault is a journey that takes time. There will be twists and turns along the way. You may have a breakthrough, followed by a time of reprieve; then a new discovery, detail, or memory will surface. This can feel devastating, like a big setback, and when your nervous system is in a depressed state, you may lose hope of ever healing from sexual trauma. But the journey’s not linear; it’s not about crossing a finish line. Each time you encounter what feels like a setback, another piece of the trauma is stepping into the light of day to be healed. It’s your preceding success, however small, that allowed for this new challenge to be faced.  (Healing Sexual Trauma Workbook)

These successes build upon one another until one day you'll look back and realize how far you've come - the flashbacks have ceased, the triggers diminished, you feel safe in your skin and present to fully experience life. The Healing Sexual Trauma Course is designed to help guide and support you on this courageous and transformational journey.

What You Will Learn
Module 1
Module 2
Module 3
Module 4
Module 5
Module 6
Your Facilitator
What's Included
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Bonuses
Testimonials
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Questions

Frequently Asked Questions

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Is this course for female-identifying participants only? 

No, the course is open to survivors of all gender and sexual identities. I welcome and value diversity, including all sexualities, genders, body sizes, abilities, and races. 

Who is this course for?

This course is open to survivors of sexual trauma, whether the events were recent, long ago in the past, or somewhere in between.  

Is the course open to participants outside of the USA? 

Yes, part of the motivation for creating this course is to reach survivors who may not have access to someone specializing  in treating sexual trauma, survivors who will benefit from the material, wherever they reside. 

What's included in this course?  

The course includes 18 recorded hour + instructional video modules broken down into shorter more digestible segments, and three private 1 on 1 thirty minute coaching calls with Erika scheduled within a six month time frame. All designed to teach you about your body's relation to trauma and somatic (body based) skills to help you connect with a felt sense of safety/presence in your body, to learn to identify and set boundaries and to live with resilience. This course is made up of a combination of didactic and experiential practices. You will come away with a wealth of practices and techniques that you can return to again and again as you continue your healing journey. 

Questions
Questions

I’m afraid of what I’ll discover if I do the work to heal. Is this something you see a lot? 

Yes, in fact this is the biggest reason people are fearful of turning inward and doing the work to heal. Having named the fear is a great first step. Naming it helps to diminish fear’s power over you. It’s natural to resist change, our brains are wired that way – to fear the unknown. Yet most everything you’ve ever accomplished, including taking your very first step, brought up fear or anxiety before you took that leap; and trauma symptoms tend to lurk under the surface, affecting us more than we realize in our day-to-day life.  

 

I'm not going to mislead you, the work of healing from sexual trauma is not easy. It takes courage and determination to improve the quality of your life. And with the wounds of trauma, sometimes you can feel a little worse before you feel better. Yet you can move through the course at your own pace, strengthening your capacity to do the work as you practice the techniques and connect or reconnect with a felt sense of safety/presence. I can assure you from first-hand experience and countless client feedback, when you get to the point of symptom relief it will all feel well worth it!  

 

It has been said that our essence, our soul, is ever present like the sun, yet like the sun, it can become obscured by clouds. These clouds represent the wounds and trauma you've experienced throughout your life, along with the defenses that have helped you survive, yet these defenses (dissociating, people pleasing, rage...) may no longer serve you. Together we can bring awareness and begin to relax these defenses allowing more of your true self, your gifts, your ever-present essence to shine through. 

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Does this course include homework? 

Each module will include prompts, handouts, and invitations to practice what you’re learning between sessions. For best results, I'll ask you to practice some of the techniques as “homework,” which will take no more than about 12 minutes per day. Every 4th week is a week of practice and rest, a time to review, catch up, and schedule one of your coaching calls. 

 

Practicing these techniques for 12 minutes a day will help you access a more consistent state of grounded presence, and will make the practices easier for you to access and more effective when you find your nervous system becoming activated. This in turn decreases the frequency and severity of activation. 

Do you offer refunds?  

I'm unable to provide refunds once you begin the course, so please follow your own best judgment when making the decision to register. I am confident that this course contains a wealth of high-quality content, but you are the best judge of what is right for you at this time in your healing.  

Do you offer a payment plan? 

Yes, I hope to make this course accessible to as many participants as possible by offering an interest-free payment plan of 6 equal monthly installments of $200.  

 

It is important to me that participants who elect to use the payment plan are not penalized with any additional fees, so I'm absorbing the extra processing costs involved in offering a payment plan rather than passing them on to the customer. 

 

The monthly cost for the course is significantly less than what I charge for my weekly online group, Surviving & Thriving; Healing Sexual Trauma (for female identified survivors residing in CA).  

Questions

How long will I have access to the course material? 

As long as I continue to offer this course, which I expect to be for years to come, you will have access to the recorded modules and live call recordings. The coaching call portion of the course ends after you have received all 18 weeks of course content. 

How will I access the course? 

Content will be uploaded to the membership area, 3 weeks on, one week off for 6 months. Upon registration you will receive an e-mail containing login details to access the course materials in the membership area. 

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