Hi there! I am Lisa Hilton
and this is my story…
You may be wondering how I came to be a certified Trauma Recovery Coach.
When I was growing up, there was little to no understanding of the impact of childhood trauma and intergenerational trauma on a child, let alone the life-long impact. Trauma was not an everyday word. Emotional literacy and emotional intelligence were not discussed.
I grew up in a middle-class, strict, and, sadly, critical environment that used corporal punishment. My parents did their best with what they knew; they ensured we had food, clothing, shelter, and play activities. However, the ‘soft skills,’ the interpersonal skills, the relationship-building skills – not so much. I don’t recall experiencing warm affection. Praise and commendation were rarely given. To my demise, I suffered through terrifying events and endured sexual, physical, and emotional abuse – at home.
Throughout adulthood, I sought out mental health support. In 2018 a new awareness of my childhood trauma surfaced. Emotional flashbacks began to shut me down. I was developing agoraphobic tendencies. The emotional pain was intense. I was struggling with burnout – a physical and mental collapse. These were dark times. I felt I was unraveling.
I felt hopeless and wondered if I was always going to be like this. I was diagnosed with Complex PTSD. Being curious, I noticed symptoms of Developmental Trauma and PTSD too. Therapy started me on the healing path. I became a voracious reader so I could understand what happened to me and its impact. Healing brought new insights, perspectives, and glimmers of freedom. Even with the struggles, I felt fortunate to be alive because of neuroscience and traumatologist findings, thereby validating neuroplasticity and offering hope! Now I believe healing and trauma recovery are possible….. today!
I chose to invest in myself and have worked hard to recover from my own childhood trauma. I have gained insight and grown so much since that pivotal year. Trauma recovery is ongoing; there is no magic pill. It is taking one baby step at a time.
In time I put the pieces together and came to understand
- The abuse isn’t my fault.
- How far-reaching the damaging effect of childhood trauma is – in all its forms.
- There is hope – Childhood Trauma Recovery IS possible
- With self-compassion leading the way, I can change my thinking, beliefs, and future.
- I can heal my nervous system and become my own hero
- Interpersonal trauma needs safe, healthy, attuned interpersonal relationships to accelerate healing
Sibling Abuse Support
Sibling sexual abuse happens globally. It is estimated that 1 in 20 children are its victims. This means there is a victim in every classroom and perpetrators in many classrooms. It is staggering.
Sibling abuse has been happening since humans have been on the planet. My webinar entitled Sibling Rivalry or Sibling Abuse will be uploaded soon.
Some excellent online resources are linked below if you’d like extra information or support if sibling abuse happened to you or someone you love. There are FB groups and other online forums that are available. I strongly encourage getting professional mental health support if sibling abuse touches your life in any way.
I am here to support your healing
Wanting to utilize my lived experiences to help others, I became Certified in Trauma Recovery Coaching through the IAOTRC (Internation Association of Trauma Recovery Coaches). I have recently become IFS* Informed. *IFS – Internal Family Systems, inner child / parts work
There is nothing more rewarding than seeing positive changes in individuals as they heal.
I am privileged that I get to live my passion by offering hope by being a compassionate witness, a partner in another’s healing journey. I believe that we all have inner wisdom, we just need someone to support making that connection to it and relight that spark.
I am excited about my membership web site because it is designed to provide a safe place to support fellow survivors in their Trauma Recovery and allows me to share my passion for education and coaching. My dream is that all childhood trauma survivors recover from the experienced atrocities that seep into current life so they can live life shackle-free.
You are in the driver’s seat. I am beside you as we explore the final leg of your healing journey together. I will support you to become your own hero as you regain your power and your voice. Are you ready to embrace living truly alive and feeling free?
Yes, you CAN experience Childhood Trauma Recovery now, today.
YOU Matter and YOU’RE worth it.
You are not alone
I was experiencing a lot of anxiety and feeling sad and lost. I had heard about Lisa’s work and so I reached out to her for help. Lisa shared scientific info about trauma, its impact and how trauma recovery works. I found her to be very understanding and non-judgmental. Her confidence in the coaching process was what I needed and it gave me hope. My goal was to feel calmer and happier, and I achieved that goal with her support. I learned healthy coping skills that I use now and will continue to do so because they work.
My name is June. I started my trauma recovery sessions with Lisa in March, 2021. I heard about this form of treatment at a time when I was experiencing emotional flashbacks that were disrupting my ability to function on a day-by-day basis. Lisa created a safe environment and quickly gained my trust. She is up-to-date on the latest scientific research about complex-PTSD. She is understanding and compassionate. She makes sure I’m in a good place before ending a session and gives practical suggestions as to what to work on between sessions. I see definite improvement in my coping skills and changes in my core beliefs.