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  • 1-on-1 Coaching

    After working in the mental health & trauma field as a counselor and crisis worker for over 13 years, and being a survivor myself I (Desi) decided to use my skills & knowledge to help other survivors get on the right path to healing. In this program I work with you individually and create a unique personalized program for each person to help you to break through any barriers or thoughts that are holding you back from true healing. We do a mix of therapeutic techniques & life coaching. I help you discover the power within yourself to take YOUR power back from your perpetrator or any persons who have hurt you from the past. You dive into your inner child, & negative thoughts & beliefs you have about yourself. We break through & heal the unknown & unresolved emotional traumas that are holding you back from the life you want and the life you deserve. We work on finding the root causes of your emotional wounds, then we break it all down for a true breakthrough. You will have your program personalized as everyone is different & no one heals the same. All of us have different ways that our bodies & mental health react to trauma. No one’s healing journey is the same, so we work on figuring out what's best for YOU & your journey together. We dive into your past, your current state & your plan for what you want your healing to look like in the future. This program is for ANY person that has been through trauma & secondary trauma. Everything from child sexual abuse, sexual assault, domestic abuse, & everything in between including those that suffer with mental health (which most of the time comes from a form of trauma.) If you think this program is for you, please fill out an application. An initial meeting will be set to make sure that we're the right match. Being the right match with your coach is most important so there is full trust and honesty, or unfortunately no one would benefit from it. I only choose up to 5-7 private clients at a time so I can guarantee full focus & attention. Hiring a coach can be hard financially but investing in yourself & your healing is so important, or you will not live the life you want & deserve. I myself invest in a coach so I can stay healthy & to provide the best support for each of you. Add my 7 wk Finding Purpose In Your Trauma group course 8 wks- $1,200 not including group 8 wks- $1500 w/ course ($500 value alone) PAYMENT PLANS AVAILABLE Take the leap and do this for YOU. You deserve to finally put YOU first.

  • Speaking Gigs

    Do you need a speaker for an event? Desi LOVES speaking and inspiring others! She has spoken at rehabs, a women's prison, retreats, in front of law enforcement, collages, AND she's apart of RAIIN's speaking bureau. She has also spoken on the radio, news and podcasts. Desi is the perfect key note or guest speaker for any event that involves sexual and physical trauma, healing after trauma, the neurological and physical side effects from trauma, forgiveness, being re-victimized, the problem is our justice system, mental health (she has D.I.D PTSD & more), self love/self hate, eating disorders and other self harm, and most importantly her story and how she found light after the darkness of abuse and trauma. Desi has been a counselor and crisis worker for over a decade and she recently became a certified sexual assault counselor as well. Desi has many years of experience and wants to continue to share her story, her knowledge and experience, as well as raise awareness and give hope to all survivors. She has been through the darkest of darkness and still found her light. Let her help other so they can find there. Email or message us to book Desi to come speak. She will go anywhere around the country. Price depends on location, length of time, and topic. Desi does offer ONE free speaking engagement a month (locally). Contact us for any questions and inquires.

  • "Finding Purpose In Your Trauma'' course

    This is our 7 week “Finding Purpose In Your Trauma” course. This course also includes one private 1:1 “get to know you” zoom call with Desi, an hour to an hour and a half weekly meet up groups (over zoom). The weekly zooms will be joined by other survivors, and we will go through this course together. You will have weekly assignments to keep you on track with your healing and so much more! This is a small group coaching program with a mix between coaching and therapy. Desi has been a counselor and crisis worker with over 12 years of experience. In this course we will get to the root of the emotional wounds that are holding you back from your true healing, while figuring out and working through the things that are holding you back from your true healing. We will talk about the Neurology of how trauma not only mentally affects us but the physical effects it has on our bodies. We will learn how to rewire our trauma brain which affects our emotional, somatic and mental system. This is just a few things we will be doing and working through with this 7 week course. One of the sessions will be led by the incredible speaker and sensuality coach Marlee Liss, who will do a workshop on "How to find and connect with your sensuality after trauma." I will only be taking 10 people at a time per course so it fills up quick. This group isn’t for everyone, but if you have some emotional wounds holding you back from your true healing, then I know you could really benefit from it! I know it’s hard to invest in yourself and in your healing because I've been there too. I was scared the first time I hired a coach and took some course, but honestly it was the best decision I made and i don’t regret it at all! If it will help you get that peace and healing you need to get you to the other side of your healing journey, then why not? Now is the time. Zoom calls will be every Tuesday @ 7pm mst. All sessions will be recorded so if you miss the live chat, you can still be sent the video. The full price for this course is $499 for the full 7 weeks Pay with: (Put "group course" in the caption) Venmo- @candleinadarkroom Paypal- Don't forget to REGISTER in the link below along WITH your payment to reserve your spot

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  • Light Warriors Healing Club | Candle In A Dark Room Foundation | Salt Lake City

    Welcome to the Light Warriors Healing Club An affordable monthly membership to get you on the right path to healing, turning your mess into a message and finding a supportive community. Owned and run by The Candle In A Dark Room Foundation NOW LIVE!!! For a limited time only subscribe to be a Light Warrior for only $22 a month! This offer is only valid for the month of March, and then the subscription will rise to $27 a month starting soon. ​ ​ ​ ​ ​ ​ If you need help getting access to the membership - scroll to the bottom of the page for step-by-step help! Join now to assure you don't go through this healing journey alone. Click Here To Join The Light Warriors Healing Club The Light Warriors Healing Club is a survivor led trauma informed membership platform that offers coaching, therapy tools, somatic tools, safe connection, trauma informed education, and a loving survivor community. When you become a member you get an all access membership with all that our foundation offers to work on at your own pace throughout the month. We will have a different topic each month to focus on, with content specifically supporting that topic. We will have private events just for members, examples are our support groups, group courses, live workshops, guest speakers, live and virtual meet ups, AND early access to biannual healing retreats. We will also offer other in person and virtual events, pre recorded meditations and so more. Light warriors will have early access to everything & all events before they are announced & open to the public. Being a member also gets you a 15% discount on everything we offer including group courses, events & merchandise. Join The Light Warriors Healing Club Here Some of what the membership includes: Our monthly newsletter will offer updates, upcoming plans & events, as well as current promotions, and what content to expect within the membership for the month. A vault full of resources to guide you in your healing journey. Monthly pre-recorded audio and/or videos of guided meditations guided by Desi & other coaches. Everything from inner child to Emotional Freedom Techniques (tapping). A live call with Desi where she will offer some group coaching, support, do a Q&A, etc. This is offered bi-monthly. Monthly check-in group calls with Desi, her team & other Light Warriors. Members-only workshops with Desi, her team and some other amazing, experienced coaches, healers and/or experts. Join The Light Warriors Healing Club Here The Step by Step to access the membership. ( AFTER purchase) STEP 1: Sign up for the membership. (create a username and password and purchase subscription) ​ STEP 2:Then find the Light Warriors Healing Club at the top of the page and hover over it. It should have a drop down list of the Light Warriors membership and the March content. STEP 3: Click either the march tab or the Light Warriors membership tab and it will give you the membership. STEP 4: Check weekly for updated content ! Subscribe to get exclusive updates Join the Light Warriors Mailing list for monthly updates, events, and the new month content release Email Join Our Mailing List Thanks for subscribing! Up

  • Events/Retreats | Candle In A Dark Room Foundation | Salt Lake City

    UP COMING EVENTS & RETREATS: Tomorrow - FRIDAY, MAY 13th Bend Not Break - Suicide Prevention Past Survivor/Trauma Retreats and Events : 0 DAYS TO THE EVENT "Rise Up" Healing Retreat Mar 30, 1:00 PM MDT – Apr 03, 11:00 AM MDT Airbnb (address will be sent in email), Orem, UT, USA Details Still I Rise Healing retreat 2021 RSVP Closed 0 DAYS TO THE EVENT Still I Rise Retreat When Jul 22, 2021, 7:00 PM MDT – Jul 25, 2021, 3:00 PM MDT Details Light Up The Night banquet 2021 RSVP Closed 0 DAYS TO THE EVENT Light The Night Banquet Details Reviews from Light Warriors that have attended the event: Up

  • May | Mysite

    May Hello Light Warriors!! Welcome to the month of May. This month is Mental Health Awareness Month! Week 1 This week we are going to be talking about Anxiety. Anxiety is something that most people have experienced. Some experience it more than others but it's something important to talk about. We want you to know you are not alone in this and we are here to help. What Is Anxiety? Anxiety is an excessive, intense and persistent worry and fear about everyday situations. You could have a fast heart rate, rapid breathing. You could even start to sweat and feel tired. What are some symptoms of anxiety? Fast heart rate, rapid breathing, sweating and even an overwhelming feeling of tiredness. Here are some techniques that could help ground you in those situations when you do start getting anxiety Breathe !! Breathing can help focus your attention on something else that is not your anxiety. Take it slow and use this method- In 2, 3, 4 hold 2, 3, 4 out 2, 3, 4 5, 4, 3, 2, 1 method: 5 things you can see 4 things you can touch 3 things you can hear 2 things you can smell 1 thing taste Journal Prompt: Let's set our intentions for this month. What are some things you are looking forward to? What are some things you are hoping to learn? I AM PATIENT: Be patient with yourself. This healing journey will take time. Give yourself grace. Week 2 This week's topic we are going to be talking about Depression. I AM A FIGHTER: You are a fighter. You are you not alone in this! Trauma can be a huge effect on mental health. So that's why it is important to talk about it. This is a safe place to share a feel what you have to feel. For this week's journal prompt, I want you to write 5 words you need to hear right now. Depression is something that not a lot of people talk about. But It's something more than 264 million people struggle with. You will have your good days and you will have your bad ones. BUT remember sometimes it's ok not to be ok! Just take it one day at a time and focus on the now and getting yourself better. Week 3 PTSD: What can this look like? Well, it's going to look different for everyone. Maybe for you it could look like this- avoiding people, or places, you could have flashbacks, and nightmares, it could be triggered by smells, objects and a number of other things. Some people just assume that PTSD is something only Veterans struggle with or someone who's been an accident. BUT that's not the case. Yes, people who are vets and those who have been in some sort of accident could have ptsd BUT so can people who have endured physically or sexually trauma OR any other trauma. Such as being abandoned, lived in crazy situations. But overall, you don't have to be in a certain category to have had ptsd. Journal Prompt: What does PTSD mean to you? I AM no longer available for things that make me feel like shit. Write this down on a posted note or save the image and put it as your screen saver. Read this out loud every day!! Week 4

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