Uncover your joy where survivors of abuse find joy peace and prosperity

Tame Your Inner Critic with this Free eCourse

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Struggling to break free from your past? Here, you will learn to live a life you love, not the life your abuser left you with.

I too have felt my joy taken by past trauma. I was left with PTSD and a dissociative disorder, both disabling conditions. But, I worked hard and dug deep—transforming the pain of my past into a life I love.

This inspired me to create Uncover Your Joy—a company focused on helping all of us survivors find joy, peace, and prosperity after abuse.

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Arien Inspires: Transforming Trauma into Joy with Weekly Online Videos

Learn how to transform past trauma into fuel for your dreams. The Uncover Your Joy blog is a collection of videos and written articles to help you overcome the abuse that you face. Each blog incorporates personal experience, trauma recovery techniques, and personal growth strategies.

Private Mentorship: Personalized Healing for Survivors

Through dynamic and transformative holistic mentorship, you’ll no longer feel held back by past abuse. You will uncover your individual version of joy, empowering yourself to reach all of your greatest dreams. Book your free intro session here.

Embrace Your Purpose: Creating the Confidence You Need to Thrive Strategy Series

This comprehensive 8-week program will inspire you to embrace your life’s purpose by following your authentic heart-centered path. Each week focuses on a different skill set, culminating into a two month long enriching program that will take you from feeling lost in life to confidently walking the perfect path for you.

Latest Blog Posts

  • Sabotaging relationships? This is How to Find Peace in Love

    Do you ever start to love someone too much, then get scared and push them away? Sabotaging relationships like this is super common for us survivors. And, unfortunately, we end up losing some of our closest relationships because of this. Why do we push away love—something we want so much? Because abuse made love scary. Uncertain. All you’re trying to...

  • Everything You Need to Know About Boundaries in Relationships

    Boundaries in relationships are notoriously difficult for us survivors of abuse. What if setting a boundary ruins our relationship? What is the difference between a boundary and just a desire…a want? Because of past abuse, setting boundaries in relationships seems unsafe and intimidating. After all, sometimes our abusers hurt us more when we tried to set a boundary. When you...

  • Dissociative Amnesia: What to Do When Life is Only Partially Lived

    Life is lived in the moment. This is the most important truth for us survivors of abuse—especially those of us with dissociative amnesia. This condition causes us to forget a lot of things. Sometimes it’s just traumatic memories. At other times, amnesia can spread to even everyday things. Ranging from why we walked into a certain room to forgetting entire...


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