Incorporating Contemplative Energy Practices for Sexual Trauma Survivors Into Therapeutic Work

  • Fri, September 23, 2022
  • 11:30 AM - 1:00 PM
  • A Zoom Presentation



Incorporating Contemplative Energy Practices for Sexual Trauma Survivors Into Therapeutic Work

(Q&A Will Follow this Presentation)

Presented by

Lisa Erickson, CMT

A Zoom Presentation

Friday, September 23, 2022
11:30 am–1:00 pm

1.5 CEU

Presentation Description

Energy healing traditions from around the world have provided mappings of subtle energy centers that intersect mind and body, linked to both physical anatomical locations and emotional energies. Contemplative energy work involves guiding individuals in exercises for connecting to these centers, aiding access to challenging emotions that may be difficult to process, and bringing forth empowering ‘wisdom’ energies to help.

Sexual trauma survivors in particular may benefit from such practices because they provide a non-invasive, self-paced tool for connecting to the body, emotions, and transformative power. Energy center, or ‘chakra’ work, can also be particularly helpful for addressing certain disassociation tendencies, boundary empowerment, and disconnection from sexual and sensual energies.

In this workshop you will learn a basic energy center/chakra mapping along with how sexual trauma tends to impact a survivors’ energy body and their relationship to it. Particular themes are boundary issues, disconnection from body, holding of shame, and relationship to internalized feminine/masculine.

You will also be guided through 3 introductory energy tools that are particularly helpful with sexual trauma survivors — one for grounding, one for boundary development, and one for reconnecting to and empowering sensual connection.

Measurable Objectives

  1. Understand what contemplative energy work is and how it may be incorporated into mental health care
  2. List 7 main energy centers and the ways they are impacted by sexual trauma
  3. Guide clients/patients through 3 contemplative energy center practices particularly relevant for sexual trauma survivors.

Presenter Bio

Lisa Erickson, CMT, is an energy worker and meditation teacher specializing in women's energetics, and sexual trauma healing. She is the author of Chakra Empowerment for Women and The Art and Science of Meditation, both published by Llewellyn Worldwide. Lisa is certified in mindfulness meditation instruction and trauma sensitivity, and has trained in a variety of energy healing and somatic modalities. She is a certified facilitator in Feeding Your Demons created by Lama Tsultrim Allione and a member of The Breathe Network, a non-profit dedicated to supporting holistic healing and healers for sexual trauma survivors. For more information on Lisa's work, visit

Registration closes on Thursday, September 22, 2022 at 8pm. A link to this Zoom presentation will be sent in a confirmation email. Reminder emails are sent to all registrants who register by September 22, 2022.


$25 Desert-CAMFT Members
$30 for Non-members
$10 for Prelicensed


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