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S8 Ep. 2: Anna-From Chronic Pain to Purpose

In this Beyond Surviving Podcast, I catch up with Anna Holtzman, who graduated from Beyond Surviving in 2016. 


In her previous career editing reality TV shows, she started to have severe migraines. These increased later on after she left this role and started graduate school. Anna shares with us how her pain points have led to self-discovery.


We also talk about how, following her work in Beyond Surviving, she was able to go on to help other survivors find relief from chronic pain through expressive writing.

Learn more at www.annaholtzman.com.


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S8 Ep. 7: Jen-How Art Transformed Pain Into Purpose

Jen and I talk about the deep healing work she did in Beyond Surviving that helped her tap back into empowered choice. This was critical when her Dad sent her a hurtful letter, but rather than feel victimized, she activated choice and turned it into a work of art. This led her to further explore art expression, which has become a significant part of her healing. She shares with us some pro tips on how to get started with art expression and use it in your day to day to support your own healing journey!EXERCISE:Take a moment to close your eyes and imagine a calm, safe place. This could be a place that you have in your life now, a place that you have been in the past, a place you hope to go one day, or a place that you can only imagine in your mind. Create your relaxing and peaceful place with any art medium you choose. Come back to this feeling any time you need to by visualizing this safe, peaceful place again. Writing prompt: I want to live in a world where…Connect with Jen at artandwellnesstogether@gmail.comJen is an ongoing advocate for survivors of abuse and trauma, and values people being seen and heard. She has found deep healing in her own journey as a Beyond Surviving graduate, and is reclaiming her life through writing and the creative arts. She now shares her process with others in several community based creative self-care programs, including ones for survivors.---Support our show! If you’d like to make a donation in support of the podcast, go to http://bit.ly/beyondsurvivingpodcastdonation - all contributions will be applied towards funding scholarships, the running of donation based & free programs, & making sure that those reaching out for support get what they need.