(Author of Want) Julie Peters has a collection of audio/guided meditations to choose from on Insight Timer.
I am a writer, yoga and meditation teacher, and co-owner of Ocean and Crow Yoga studio in Vancouver, BC. I am a staff writer for Spirituality and Health Magazine and the author of two books, Secrets of the Eternal Moon Phase Goddesses (SkyLight Paths) and Want: 8 Steps to Recovering Desire, Passion, and Pleasure After Sexual Assault (Mango). I take a trauma-informed approach and I specialize in hypnotizing guided sleep meditations. Learn more at my website.
8 Steps to Recovering Desire, Passion, and Pleasure After Sexual Assault
Have the courage to heal. We know, increasingly, how common and devastating sexual violence is for women, but we don’t always talk about how survivors can recover from the trauma and return to desire, sexuality, trust, and pleasure. Want is the story of how Julie Peters did just that―and how you can, too.
Move past the fog of trauma. In the years after the assault, Julie was in what she calls the fog of trauma: the colorless, tasteless experience of barely getting through the day. No one―not counsellors, support groups, or other survivors―could give her any advice about how to find the desire that could bring her back to joy, intimacy, and connection. She had to make it up on her own. In Want, Julie tells the story of getting from the devastation of trauma to living a full life in eight sometimes challenging, often bumbling, and occasionally delightful steps.