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A LETTER TO HER
It seems as if we have met. It seems as if I know you. I know who you are because I have met you hundreds of times. Even though your face, your hair, your skin color, voice, and demeanor are different every time, you are the same. Feeling lost, confused, discouraged. Spending most of your time ruminating in the land of the past and regret or troubled and worried about what is to come. Allowing your self-doubt and poor self-esteem destroy your dreams and rob you of your joy. Spiraling between panic attacks, anger outbursts, and shut downs, sometimes all in one day, or even within hours. Seeking isolation, refusing to be vulnerable, yet terrified of being all alone, abandoned.
You had some hard life lessons, you were hurt and betrayed by those closest to you. Perhaps you were swallowed by adverse life experiences and now you are wearing the lens of trauma. You see yourself as damaged goods, you see others as cruel and hostile, and you see the world as cold and dangerous. Your trauma has swallowed you and became you.
It does not have to be this way.
I am Dr. Denisa Millette and as a trauma professional and a psychotherapist, I believe that trauma is not a disorder, but an injury and that every human being can experience posttraumatic growth and live an amazing life regardless of the past experiences. I believe in you because in my twenty years of clinical practice, I have never met anyone who was unable to heal and experience posttraumatic growth. I have had the privilege to work with clients with very severe forms of Posttraumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD) and other trauma disorders, personality disorders, and clinical syndromes that have resulted from many types of adverse life experiences, such as childhood trauma, domestic violence, neglect, abandonment, and traumatic exposures.
Such experiences have created significant obstacles to my client’s well-being across all domains of their lives, including health, relationships, work, education, and their overall sense of purpose. I have been blessed to see much healing, restoration, recovery, rise in resilience, and posttraumatic growth in my work with them. However, healing is a process and a journey. It requires consistency and persistence. It requires the choice of growing pains as opposed to the pain of where you are right now.
I would like to invite you on a very special and a very personal journey of healing and recovery.
Her Journey Project has been designed for women of all ages and backgrounds, from athletes to executives and housewives, who are currently facing obstacles to enjoying a healthy life of contentment, success, and well-being due to past adverse life experiences.
Please join me and Her Journey membership community on this path toward healing and recovery.
Seeing yourself, others, and the world through the distorted lens of trauma
Struggling with creating and maintaining safe and functional relationships due to trust issues and poor boundaries
Engaging in self-destructive behaviors to numb the everlasting emotional pain
Practicing avoidance and isolating
Experiencing mood swings, hypervigilance, or states of hopelessness and helplessness
Losing a sense of meaning and purpose in life
Lacking clarity and focus, feeling lost, confused, and distracted
Struggling with physical health issues due to chronic stress and inflammation
Feeling disconnected and misunderstood