Building Healthy Connections- Healing in Community, part 1
Misa Leonessa is a life coach and spiritual director specializing in trauma recovery, relationships, communication and spiritual growth. She has walked the path from surviving to thriving herself, and has a passion to help people heal from childhood abuse. She loves to work with individuals who are committed to pursuing greater relational, emotional and spiritual wholeness. She created Living from the Heart, a 14 week course and group coaching experience to help people grow deep, authentic intimacy. As host of Beyond Abuse Radio where she shares the wisdom gleaned from her own journey of three decades of healing, as well as interviewing other survivors, helpers, and experts in trauma recovery, providing support and encouragement for those on their healing journey. She facilitates workshops and conferences for people ready to break patterns of fear and self-protection to find their new inheritance of life, love and joy. Misa has BA’s in Sociology and Non-Profit Administration from University of the Pacific, is a graduate from Life Skills International and holds a certificate from Mercy Center’s Spiritual Director Institute in Burlingame, Ca. a member of Spiritual Directors International. She also volunteers for the Survivor’s Healing Center of Santa Cruz and is a TEDX speaker trainer. Misa has 2 beautiful daughters whom she homeschooled from kindergarten through high school and has been married for 28 years. She lives in the Santa Cruz Mountains of central California with her husband Lou. Misa loves to write, walk in the Redwoods, and kayak.
You Are Not Alone! Abuse isolates and healing from abuse requires relationship. “Just as despair can come to one only from other human beings, hope, too, can be given to one only by other human beings.” — Elie Weisel