EP13: Heal Sexual Trauma and Reclaim Pleasure with Rachael Maddox


If you’ve been following the media in the States, there’s been a big and important conversation going recently on about sexual abuse against women.  Rachael’s work on healing sexual trauma speaks directly to this issue and peels back the curtain on how to move through it.

I learned SO much in this interview with Rachael.  She’s smart, passionate, and deeply committed to helping women heal.  She tells her story with honesty and courage.  And loads of hope, which I so appreciated.

In my previous career as a school counselor, I had the profound honor of supporting several teen girls through sexual trauma.  Helping women speak up in all areas of their life is my heart’s work.  I wish I’d had these resources to share with them at the time, but I’m so grateful to at least be able to share Rachael’s valuable tools now.

*DISCLAIMER: If you’ve experienced sexual trauma, or this conversation triggers you in anyway, take care of yourself.  Stop listening to it, take some deep breaths, get help if needed.*

We talk about:

  • Her definition of trauma (“embodied violation hangover”)
  • The ABCs of trauma resolution (there’s hope!)
  • Her personal journey with trauma and how she healed
  • Building a “wide base of support”
  • Waking up from “trauma spells” and tools to release
  • Returning to sensuality after trauma (and her new book Sex After Trauma)
  • The #metoo movement (and being careful with it)

More about Rachael and her work:

Rachael Maddox is a trauma resolution educator, coach and guide who dedicates her days to helping women who’ve experienced sexual trauma unshame and reclaim their pleasure, power and wholeness.

In her first book, SECRET BAD GIRL, Rachael tells the story of her return to wildness, sensuality, health and embodied safety. Her next book, SEX AFTER TRAUMA, is publishing February 2017, and the KICKSTARTER goes live in December.

On a fierce mission to help as many women as possible who’ve experienced trauma, Rachael offers one-on-one support, groups, and courses for women who are ready to dance hard with life.

Want to get involved and help?

The world of sex can be intimidating in general, but if you’ve experienced sexual trauma, it can be downright terrifying. In Rachael Maddox’s new book, Sex After Trauma, she demystifies a safe and sacred reclamation process. Stories, strategies and science for life between the sheets when you’ve been through the worst of it.  Rachael’s kickstarter campaign is now OPEN. To learn more and be part of the grassroots movement and you can contribute at bit.ly/sexaftertraumabook

Also, you can check out her FREE resource below:

“Becoming a Grown Goddess” is a free 8-part video series to help you heal your trauma in practical but gentle ways.  You can get it here.

Each of the following videos includes deep insight, practices and tools for reclaiming your pleasure, power and purpose.

  • Do I even have trauma? What happened to me wasn’t that bad.
  • Trauma 101. What’s happening below the surface.
  • Reconnecting with your sensuality when it scares you silly.
  • Emotionally safe sex after trauma.
  • How re-parenting your inner-kid changes everything.
  • The power of embodied healing.
  • Boundaries and belonging. A best buddy game.
  • What life looks like when you break your trauma spell.

More resources and information about Rachael’s work is found at www.rachaelmaddox.com

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