Video Stories of Recovery

YOU ARE NOT ALONE... Others Who Have Suffered and Escaped Abuse

Sexual abuse, emotional blackmail, psychological intimidation against a young child bleeds into adult years of tormented memories. Dr. Carol Francis interviews Author Teresa Joyce about her personal experiences of being abused by her Step-Father from childhood and into adult years. 

These four women reveal the vulnerabilities and the efforts it takes to recover after abuse and trauma. Everybody’s story is unique and everybody’s recovery process is unique. This is to help you understand that your paths to recovery are going to be unique as well. 

One of the most traumatic moments of Rabbi Stephen Robbins childhood was being raped at the young age of 12 by a trusted friends older brother. As he explains, the most traumatic, confusing, and shameful part about the situation was how his body responded the way it did.



Donna Lafaurie is the Founder of Healing Octaves, Vibrational Sound Therapy (VST), which combines powerful vibration and tones to induce an immediate relaxed state. The induction of the sound waves directly into the body, along with soothing ambient tones, is such a strong treatment that clients report effects ranging from a meditative state to deep relaxation. VST is less physically intrusive than hands-on massage.

Claudia was born in Germany and has been exposed to Holistic Healings since she was a child and now integrates Reiki, Yoga & Young Living Essential Oils in her european healing services. She started practicing Yoga over 18 years ago and completed her 200 Hour Hatha Yoga Teacher Training with Julie Rader from Mukti Yoga Studio in Manhattan Beach, California in 2006.  

Carlos Caridad is a Reiki Master and Practitioner in the Los Angeles, California area and has over 25 years of training, waking up and energizing energy centers (main chakras along the spine and everywhere else in the body). He is also the Founder and Host of Healing Cancer In This Century, an online video summit bringing awareness about how emotional trauma and abuse can affect a person’s health. 

Angela holds certifications as an Angel Card Reader, an Angel Intuitive, a Reiki Master, a Crystal Healer and a Kundalini Yoga Teacher. She also specializes in Pranic Healing, Pendulum Communication, Guided Meditations, Sound Healings and Space Clearing. She has studied with Doreen Virtue, Radleigh Valentine, Eleonore Koury, Sat Devbir Singh, Guru Singh, Kari Samuels, Master Stephen Co, Kataka Gara & Antea Rood.

Dr. Jennifer Lisa Vest, born with the gifts of clairvoyance, clairaudience, clairsentience, and mediumship,  was able to develop these gifts through long study and practice at the hands of veteran mediums and healers at Cassadaga Spiritualist Camp in Cassadga, Florida where she took classes in psychic development, mediumship, healing, and trance.

Aleesha Jordan’s professional background includes Public and Government Affairs, marketing, and capacity building. She also has expertise in communication planning and personal/corporate wellness retreats.  Ultimately her goal is to assist others in achieving spiritual, professional and personal wellness. Her biggest strength is being a strategic planner and problem solver.