Welcome

Awaken Imagination

Awaken Imagination was created to do just as the title says, awaken our imaginations!   It is a place to imagine new possibilities and creative ways to heal from trauma and violence.

My name is Christy. I am the creator of Awaken Imagination but I am also a survivor of trauma myself, even to the point of living in a domestic violence shelter for five weeks. I understand the voices and weeping of victims of various types of violence, very personally.

I earned a Masters of Divinity with an emphasis in ethics and I am currently working on my Doctorate in Global Health and Wholeness.  My research is focused in holistic healing for women whose very bodies hold memories of violence.

I believe healing and wholeness is possible!  I frequently witness victims of violence take a deep breath for the first time in years, renewed and restored people. Because of the work you'll learn about on this site, victims begin to see who they really are and then imagine who they can be outside of trauma.  It is truly a beautiful thing!

One of my favorite stories is of a girl who suffered decades of physical violence.  After a little while of practicing some of the things I teach on this website, she started telling jokes for the first time in years,  And she was one who was quite skeptical that healing would ever be possible for her.  It takes time, it takes work, and it takes guts, but healing from violence is possible. 

This website takes a look at what is happening internally for victims and survivors of trauma of any kind, and also creatively dreams of how we might respond with love. 

I dare you to join us as we awaken our imagination together!