DiscoverRise From The AshesA Beacon of Hope for Survivors with Anissa Hudak
A Beacon of Hope for Survivors with Anissa Hudak

A Beacon of Hope for Survivors with Anissa Hudak

Update: 2024-04-01


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When Anissa Hudak walked into a yoga training session, she encountered a moment of awakening that reshaped her life. As your host, Baz Porter, I'm honored to share our profound discussion with Anissa, a Reiki master and yoga therapist who emerged from the depths of personal trauma to become a beacon of strength for women with PTSD and traumatic brain injuries. Our conversation navigates the fragile intricacies of healing from sexual assault and the significance of a supportive community in this tender journey.

The path to reclaiming one's life after trauma is seldom walked alone, and this episode underscores the transformative power of solidarity. I open up about my own battle with trauma and the subsequent discovery that therapy, while crucial, is just one piece of the recovery puzzle. Together with Anissa, we explore the importance of creating non-judgmental spaces for survivors and the pivotal question of "What do you want to do next?" This simple yet powerful inquiry can shift the paradigm from victimhood to agency, lighting the way to resilience and empowerment.

Our conversation culminates with an impassioned endorsement of "The Gift of Fear" by Gavin de Becker, a guide that has left an indelible mark on my understanding of navigating fear. Anissa and I delve into the profound lessons this book offers, particularly for women's safety and empowerment. As survivors of violence, we both recognize the challenge such material presents, yet advocate for its invaluable insights and the sense of control it can restore. Join us for a journey through darkness towards light, enriched by wisdom that could redefine your own path to empowerment.

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Friends, our time together is coming to a close. Before we part ways, I sincerely thank you for joining me on this thought-provoking journey. I aim to provide perspectives and insights that spark self-reflection and positive change.

If any concepts we explored resonated with you, I kindly request that you share this episode with someone who may benefit from its message. And please, reach out anytime - I’m always eager to hear your biggest aspirations, pressing struggles, and lessons learned.

My door is open at my Denver office and digitally via my website. If you want to go deeper and transform confusion into clarity on your quest for purpose, visit and schedule a coaching session.

This is Baz Porter signing off with immense gratitude. Stay bold, stay faithful, and know that you always have an empathetic ear and wise mind in your corner. Until next time!

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A Beacon of Hope for Survivors with Anissa Hudak

A Beacon of Hope for Survivors with Anissa Hudak

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