Bloom from the Dark
Trauma Recovery Coaching
I am an imperfect, yet brave warrior. I survived 55+ years of intense childhood and adult abuse. I want to bring hope, peace, empathy, and healing to our world. One trauma survivor at a time.
As a Certified Trauma Recovery Coach, I work with women and men. I provide my clients with voice and choice in their trauma recovery. This means they are seen, heard, validated, and their boundaries respected. I offer nonjudgmental emotional support to each client.
Dear Survivor, you are not alone in your trauma recovery. You are so worthy of processing your past abuse and traumatic events in a nonjudgmental way.
I am a passionate Certified Trauma Recovery Coach who is also a trauma survivor. I have a BIG heart for survivors. I offer Wise Women Rise Healing Circle in a sacred community for women to support them on their healing journey. Women | My Site (danaarcuri.com)
A lotus flower is a metaphor for trauma recovery. The lotus flower symbolizes inner strength, purity, spiritual awakening, and wisdom. It takes courage and strength to keep growing from the darkness and emerge into the light.
The conditions that produce the lotus flower are dark and harsh, but it never gives up. Despite the fierce opposition and darkness, the lotus flower blooms most beautifully from the deepest mud. It is a positive reminder that just like the lotus flower, you can break free from your trauma wounds to wonderfully flourish.
There is no single pathway to the trauma recovery. Instead, there are many different holistic modalities to pave the way from barely surviving to fully thriving. Similar to a garden, healing trauma requires removing the weeds in your life that keep you stuck. An old mindset. False beliefs. Toxic relationships. Physical and emotional pain that are blocking you from fully healing.
Together, we can weed out what no longer serves you. With nurturing, insight, and practical tools, you can embrace your true essence, which brings you back to wholeness.
While I am not a therapist, nor do I give advice, I am more like a gentle guide, mentor, and teacher. We are equals. In harmony, I walk beside you in a nonjudgmental way, as I offer you practical tools to process and heal your trauma.
The Body & Mind Connection
According to psychiatrist, researcher, educator, and author of The Body Keeps the Score, Bessel van der Kolk said, “Trauma is not just an event that took place in the past. It is also the imprint left by that experience on the mind, brain, and body.”
Trauma is stored in your body. When you suffered trauma, your nervous system began to dysregulate in the midst of overwhelm. You didn't feel safe. You may have disconnected to yourself. You disconnected to your body, mind, and soul. You disconnected because your pain hurts badly. If you’ve experienced this, you are not alone.
Trauma survivors may experience medical conditions, physical pain, flashbacks, triggers, emotional dysregulation, nightmares, insomnia, brain fog, memory loss, anxiety, auto-immune conditions, depression, hypervigilance, dissociation, and a variety of common reactions to trauma, such as the fight, flight, freeze, or fawn response.
Somatic embodiment and emotional regulation can bring you home to yourself. To release your negative sensations; physically and emotionally. To become more aware of your body sensations, including chronic pain, tightness of muscles, stomachaches, migraines, heart palpitations, rapid breathing, unconsciously holding your breath, maladaptive coping mechanisms, triggers, flashbacks, and being slammed with the fight, flight, freeze, and fawn response, etc.
There is a body/mind connection to trauma. Science has proven that it isn’t only in the brain. Trauma is emmeshed within the DNA; epigenetics and cellular memory. This is why recovering from trauma requires getting back into touch with yourself, your body, and your mind.
The subconscious mind is powerful! What you think, believe, speak, and your silent thoughts dramatically impact your overall quality of life. For example, if you speak negative words saying that you cannot heal, you are sending a message to your subconscious mind to not heal. Even if you are not aware or don't believe in this theory.
Therefore, it is vital to shift your mindset, your thoughts, and start speaking words of positive affirmations out loud. To affirm that you are healthy, you are healing, you are safe, you are divinely loved, supported, and protected. To shift your beliefs about relationships, your self-worth, your boundaries, and your mindset.
What you dwell on will become your conscious reality. Consider it like a garden. What are you feeding your mind? Stink'n think'n with negativity and pessimistic words? Or are you feeding your mind goodness, kindness, compassion, love, wholeness, empathy, and hope?
Despite the unspeakable things that you have suffered, there is always hope for healing, happiness, and peace of mind. Healing your trauma means that you reconnect to yourself; physically, mentally, emotionally, and spiritually. We will take a deep dive into your belief system, perception, and determine what is no longer serving you and your highest good.
As a Certified Trauma Recovery Coach, I work with women and men, one on one, in private coaching sessions to help them gently unpack their trauma. It’s therapeutic and empowering when you give voice to your inner child. It’s like you are coming home to yourself; beautifully blossoming!
My Trauma Coaching Specialties:
Child Neglect & Abuse
Chronic Pain & Autoimmune Disorders
The body-mind connection to trauma
Holistic Modalities (Herbs, Essential Oils, Natural Wellness)
Spiritual Trauma/Religious Abuse
Somatic Embodiment & Emotional Regulation
Certified Trauma Recovery Coaching Options:
Single Coaching Session: 60 minutes
One Month Coaching: 4 coaching sessions/60 minutes each
Three Month Coaching: 12 coaching sessions/60 minutes each
Here is what you will receive:
Private one-on-one coaching with me via Zoom
Emotional support by me
A good listener who validates you
Safe space to unpack your trauma without judgment
Explore a body-mind connection to recover; physically, emotionally, spiritually, & relationally
Set realistic recovery goals to increase your quality of life
Inspiration and motivation from me; your coach & mentor
Professional resources to support you and your healing journey
Sign up for Certified Trauma Recovery Coaching: To sign up for my coaching services, you need to send me a message on this website. Please follow the directions in the steps to sign up for coaching with me down below.
Steps to Sign Up for Coaching:
1. Provide your electronic payment name. I accept Zelle, Venmo, and Stripe.
2. Provide your full name and email address linked to your electronic payment.
3. I will send you an invoice.
4. Pay the invoice.
5. After I receive your full payment, I will email you the client forms to complete.
6. Complete the client intake forms and email them to me.
7. After I receive all of your completed documents for coaching, I will schedule your first one hour session with me on Zoom.
8. If you don't have Zoom, you will need to create a free account.
Prices: Prices | My Site (danaarcuri.com)
Dana offers 3 types of Coaching Services:
1. Certified Trauma Recovery Coaching
2. Life Purpose Coaching: Life Coaching | My Site (danaarcuri.com)
3. Writing Purposely Book Coaching: Book Coaching | My Site (danaarcuri.com)
Wise Women Rise: Women's Trauma Healing Circle
We heal in a safe community with compassion, unity, and support.
COACHING HOURS: Starting in April 2022, I will have new business hours for my coaching services. In effort to focus on improving my time management, I am providing my coaching services on Mondays, Tuesdays, and Wednesdays. I am available from 11 AM EST to 5 PM EST. If you need evening hours, inquire with me.
IMPORTANT: After you send me a private message here, please check your spam in your emails. Sometimes, my responses to people are landing in their spam box.
Discovery Call Price: $25 (Paid in full before your Zoom Call.)
The Purpose: For a potential client to get acquainted with me and vice versa. The goal is to determine if we are an ideal match to work together.
A Discovery Call is Not: A 30 minute Discovery Call is not a time to rehash your past abuse. It is not meant for discussing graphic details about your trauma. It is not intended for lengthy conversations about your abuse story, your toxic relationships, your mental health, nor is it meant to unpack your trauma. A Discovery Call is not for asking me for advice; personal, legal, nor medical advice. I am not a consultant, nor a licensed therapist, psychiatrist, doctor, nor pharmacist. This isn't within my ethical scope of practice. Rather, I am more like your mentor, guide, and a good listener who offers you safe space.
Ready to get started? To reserve your 30 minute discovery call with me, it requires a payment.
Electronic Payment: I accept Zelle, Venmo, and Stripe.
How this works: I need your FULL NAME and EMAIL ADDRESS linked to your electronic payment.
Invoice: I will send you an invoice for $25. After you make your payment, I will schedule your 30 minute Discovery Call and give you the Zoom link.
Discovery Call Policies: Honesty and transparency is essential. As an abuse survivor and Certified Trauma Recovery Coach, I have firm, non-negotiable healthy boundaries for myself; professionally and personally. During each of my Zoom Discovery meetings, it is my policy that each potential client is transparent in their true identity. It’s vital to create a positive, safe environment built on trust, transparency, and authenticity. Each person must reveal their true identity and who they are in by using the video and audio share button to show themselves. This way, we can both see one another. It's how I attune to clients. Lastly, if anyone in disregards my Discovery Call Policies, you will not receive a refund for breaking my policies and you will be terminated immediately.
To learn more about a Discovery Call versus a Coaching Session, read this important information. Discovery Calls Versus Certified Trauma Recovery Coaching Sessions (danaarcuri.com)
Medical Disclaimer: I do not give advice. Not mental health advice, medical advice, taper advice, drug withdrawal advice, legal advice, or any medication advice. My coaching clients are offered voice and choice. It can empower them in their healing journey. If you're inquiring about my coaching or speaking services, please complete the contact form.
All written contracts are binding. I do not offer refunds on coaching services. I am here to coach you to your highest level of success. A significant part of that requires a commitment from you. It is important that you are invested in your healing journey and coaching package with me. It is to YOUR benefit to decide BEFORE purchasing your coaching package that you will be all in and 100% committed to doing the healing work and showing up for coaching sessions. It is vital for you to be committed to yourself and your recovery process. As your Certified Trauma Recovery Coach, I am 100% committed to your healing journey and trauma recovery.
Client Praise Reports
"I found my coaching sessions with Dana Arcuri very helpful. As a childhood trauma survivor, I have had extensive therapy, ministry, and coaching throughout the years to be healed from its devastating impact (psychologically, emotionally, physically, and spiritually). Surprisingly, the residual effects of trauma can also impact the survivor's finances years later. If you were abused, you question your intrinsic value and feeling "worthy" to be financially successful. Dana was so helpful with encouraging me to use daily positive affirmations to say aloud to renew my mind and to replace negative thinking. She exhorted me to push past my comfort zone to go a step further with a revenue-generating idea that she and I brainstormed together. She had creative, inspired ideas for this. The ideas resulted in a live, local speaking event, which was successful and so fun for all attending. Dana is faith-filled, encouraging, motivating, brilliant, and professional. She is a joy to work with in coaching and I highly recommend her." ~ Beth J.
"I have prayed and asked God to really help me find a solution. I have really needed help. It feels like your help is what I have been praying for. Thank for your support Dana. I am truly grateful for you." ~ Mirna G.