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Learn How to Break the Cycle and Be the Parent You Always Wanted to Be

 

Discover a step by step process on how to be the best parent you can be. Course Begins 1/15.

 

Welcome to our program, Trauma Aware Parenting, TAP! We are so happy you found us. This course will help you to shift your own automatic pilot from old scripts to new awareness, creating clear paths to recovery for you and your children.
 
We are Celeste Mendelsohn and Aurora Heinemann. We both grew up with childhood trauma. We’ve spent years unpacking and working with own issues and knitting the pieces back together. This is reminiscent of the ancient Japanese art of Kintsugi - but the gold that we use isn’t metal. It the gold of mindfulness, breath, movement and introspection. These valuable tools bound the broken pieces so that we could heal, and also help our kids to heal, from growing up in homes affected by Intergenerational as well as our own childhood trauma.
 
As parents, we all want the best for our children, but when we have our own issues with trauma, it can be challenging to be the parents we want to be. Old scripts, and our own fear and anxiety prevent us from creating the safe space and connected relationships that we dream of. Aurora’s specialty is Grief Integration and Celeste is a certified yoga therapist with a focus on clients with CPTSD. She also teaches yoga teachers how to make their classes trauma aware and has been mentoring people with C-PTSD for the past seven years. Beginning January 15th, for the next three months we’ll guide you through the LIVE coaching modules and publish course material and homework that you can access online, in between meetings.
 
Childhood Trauma is rampant in the world today, with the Centers for Disease Control (CDC) estimating that 90% of children have some trauma in childhood that can negatively shape their lives and impact their physical and mental health over their lifetimes. Because childhood trauma doesn’t just affect our minds. It affects the whole person. In a study originally released in 1989, the CDC estimated that traumatic events in childhood (adverse childhood experiences or ACES) are responsible for physical illnesses like cancer, diabetes, heart disease, addiction, eating disorders and more, as well as emotional dysregulation, dissociation, mood disorders and insomnia. It has also been postulated by Drs. Gabor Mate and Bessel Van der Kolk as being the root of most mental disorders including dissociative identity disorder (DID), bipolar disorder and schizophrenia. This may seem unreal and horrifying, but it’s only the tip of the iceberg.
 
Even more concerning are recent scientific studies proving that experiences that WE lived through, can actually affect our children by changing their genetics. This is called Intergenerational Trauma. But it doesn’t mean that there’s nothing we can do. Quite the contrary. We CAN make a difference in the level of triggering our children are subjected to and we can also teach our kids ways to easily release and move through stress dysregulation so that they can more quickly return to a state of comfort, ease and balance.
 
The awareness of the trauma we’ve lived through and it’s effects can overwhelm us if we stay small and isolated. Only in community can we create the change that we want to see - in the world that our children will inherit. Only in community can we heal.
TAP Begins 1/15 and Space is Limited. Questions? Email Us!
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The course every survivor of childhood trauma needs  begins 1/15

If you are a survivor of childhood trauma, ready to break the cycle and do the work for your children and their children, this course is for you. Limited to 11 participants.

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What is Intergenerational Trauma?

 

Intergenerational trauma is passed from generation to generation, until someone BREAKS the cycle. Dr. Nicole LaPera says that, "unresolved trauma within families is so common, we consider so many emotionally unhealthy behaviors “normal. We inherit things like eye color + height. We also inherit coping mechanisms, emotional maturity levels, relationship dynamics + core beliefs."

Even more concerning are recent scientific studies proving that experiences INTERGENERATIONAL TRAUMA, CAN actually affect our children by changing their genetics. WE have also been subjected to this same effect from our parents and our parents have been affected by it as well through their parents. In fact, in a study done on mice (while we do not like animal testing, it was done unfortunately) in 2014, showed that the offspring from mice who had been subjected to a traumatic event showed reaction to the stimulus, even when the event never happened to them. And that effect continues in the offspring for 7 generations. We don’t yet know for how many generations these genetic changes persist in humans, but we DO know that they persist. These changes to our genetic code is our body’s attempts to keep us safe from danger, but as our society has changed, often the triggers from a past generation have no correlation to our current situations, yet we are still triggered by the same stimulus.

This doesn’t mean that there’s nothing we can do. Quite the contrary. We CAN make a difference in the level of triggering our children are subjected to and we can also teach our kids ways to easily release and move through stress dysregulation so that they can more quickly return to a state of comfort, ease and balance.  

  The awareness of the trauma we’ve lived through and the damage it’s done to us can sometimes feel overwhelming. There is often a feeling of loss and even anger that accompanies the realization of the lack of tools  we come into adulthood with. It makes some people swear they will NEVER have kids. For others, it creates a strong desire to learn and grow so that they can shift the script and be the change that they know needs to happen in the world. TAP is here to create the sacred space for YOU to rewrite your stories and scripts. Let's break the cycle together!

 

TAP Begins 1/15 and Space is Limited. Questions? Email Us!
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Trauma Aware Parenting Includes:

  • 12 Weeks of Support, Compassion, Tools & Community
  • Discover a step by step process on how to be the best parent you can be
  • LIVE Support Group that meets once a week on Zoom
  • A sacred and confidential space dedicated to your transformation
  • Private membership site
  • Private PARENT'S LOUNGE
  • Everyday tools to manage, alchemize and break the cycle
  • Schedule:
    • Saturdays 10:30-11:45 am PST, 1.15.2022 - 4.2.2022.
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 Childhood Trauma is More than Physical, Sexual and Verbal Abuse

 

Many of us have experienced childhood trauma and are not even aware of it. Outside of physical, sexual and verbal abuse, that one typically associates with child hood trauma, according to Dr. Nicole LePera, childhood trauma is also:

NOT BEING SEEN OR HEARD: Our core human needs are to be seen, heard, + authentically expressed as we are. If we had stressed, overworked, distracted parents (who were deeply struggling themselves) these emotional needs aren’t met. We begin to deny/betray parts of who we actually are in an attempt to get love or approval. As adults this creates a fear of criticism, disconnection from intuition, + confusion around who we actually are.

HAVING A PARENT FIGURE DENY YOUR REALITY: As children, we experience events very differently than adults. When we share our experience with parent figures + they tell us “it wasn’t that bad” or “that didn’t really happen,” we begin to no longer trust ourselves. We start to outsource our reality to people around us. As adults this manifests in relationships where we feel “crazy” or unsure or what’s real.

BEING TOLD DIRECTLY OR INDIRECTLY YOU CAN’T OR SHOULDN’T EXPERIENCE CERTAIN EMOTIONS: Sounds like— “man up’ “don’t cry” “don’t be dramatic” “stop being so sensitive.” We become conditioned to believe emotions are ‘bad’ + need to be denied to repressed in order to make others comfortable.

HAVING A PARENT FIGURE WHO CAN’T REGULATE THEIR EMOTIONS: looks like— a parent figure who becomes easily overwhelmed + screams, engages in “ghosting” or silent treatment, or uses substances/food/romantic relationships to cope. As children, we need our parent figures to model how to feel ‘big’ emotions. If we don’t get this, we adapt similar coping mechanisms they did.

HAVING A PARENT FIGURE THAT’S FOCUSED ON APPEARANCE: Our parents body image becomes our own internalized body images. The way they speak about their own bodies + our bodies becomes our intently voice. We unconsciously believe our appearance is the way to gain (or lose) love/approval.

HAVING A PARENT FIGURE WHO DOES NOT MODEL BOUNDARIES: we only learn boundaries by witnessing them. If our parent figures didn’t have boundaries or violated our boundaries, we don’t have them as adults. This manifests as relationships where we feel taken advantage, guilty for having our own needs,or resentful. We also don’t understand how to honor others boundaries.

So, how do you know if you are experiencing trauma and possibly unresolved trauma?  Here are some symptoms to look for:

  • Brain fog
  • Feeling scatter brained
  • Insomnia
  • Feeling withdrawn, depressed and/or anxious
  • Low energy and lack of motivation
  • Physical pain: headaches, back pain, neck pain, nausea, etc
  • Feelings of shame, guilt, unworthiness
  • Weakened immune system
  • Anger and/or rage
  • Lack of self care
  • Not wanting to wake up and face the day
  • Sadness and/or grief
TAP Begins 1/15 and Space is Limited. Questions? Email Us!
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Meet your facilitators Celeste Mendelsohn and Aurora Heinemann! Both Celeste and Aurora are certified life coaches and trauma certified yoga instructors. Celeste is a yoga therapist and specializes in trauma, breathing dysregulation,  substance use disorder, insomnia, anxiety and mood management.  Aurora specializes in grief integration, grief movement, pet loss & grief and trauma awareness. They have led 200 hour trauma aware yoga teacher trainings together for years. Together they have created their own modality of "coaching" using breathwork, movement, witnessing, exploration, awareness and knowledge. They believe that YOU are YOUR own healer and are passionate about creating and holding space for that!

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LL

"Thank you so much! I needed our yoga space that you facilitated - it was the gateway to all this healing. I’m so grateful for the sacred space you carefully crafted and tended. It was everything I didn’t know I needed. And I’m so grateful for it and you"

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Janet

"Wanted to take a moment to thank Aurora and Celeste for such great classes. I have learned so much already that I’m brimming with enthusiasm. I thought it might be difficult spending so much concentrated time on Zoom, but it wasn’t at all. The three of you have given me much to think about. I had had an epiphany about teaching, too. It involved making the class for students- not the teacher. I’m also relieved to know that I do NOT need to do headstands! They hurt! I could go on and on here, I won’t. ‘Just wanted you to know how excited I am and how much I’m looking forward to more classes. Thank you, thank you, thank you!"

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Kathy

"Aurora and Celeste have poured so much love, support and grace into their YTT that it’s palpable with every step in the journey. This incredible deep dive into Yoga has been life altering in the juiciest of ways. I’m experiencing So much joy during and after this YTT💜. And I can only thank Aurora and Celeste for taking such great care in this training. I’m so excited to see where this leads and I know that wherever it does lead, Aurora and Celeste will be there, cheering me on!"

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You are not alone! Navigating parenthood, as a trauma survivor can leave us feeling alone, overwhelmed and isolated. We are here to change that. Join our compassionate community TAP and break the cycle NOW!

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