Today we’d like to introduce you to Keira Poulsen.
So, before we jump into specific questions about the business, why don’t you give us some details about you and your story.
I am a mother to five children, first and foremost. I love being a mom and am lucky enough to work from home, so I can be present for my children.
I have always been interested in healing work and have been a part of the healing world for as long as I can remember. I began as a massage therapist 17 years ago. This led me down the path of learning how to heal the physical body. But, I began to be aware of there being “more” in the body than just tight muscles. And so, I began to learn “muscle testing” which is a form of emotional energetic healing. This proved to be a deeper way to help heal my client’s physical and emotional issues. I then was trained in Energy Mastery, which allows me to now do physical and emotional healing work remotely for my clients.
As I have been led down this path of healing, I found myself in my own turmoil and facing my own need to heal. A few years ago, my memories of being sexually abused as a child returned. It was in this moment of pain that I began to really dig deep into my own personal healing and restoring my spiritual and emotional self.
I took a break from working and focused on my own healing.
What came of that experience changed my life forever. I was awakened to my own gifts and became very clear on my purpose and mission.
Which is to awaken others to their own divine gifts and purpose. As well as freeing survivors of sexual abuse from the silence that most survivors experience.
I wrote a book and published it in August 2018. The book is called, “The Hidden Gifts Within the Trauma of Sexual Abuse.” This book is my own personal account of healing. But, it is also a workbook for the reader and it is filled with the healing principles I learned along my healing journey.
I am currently working on my second book, “Warriors of Light.” This book will be filled with stories of other survivors of sexual abuse. Not their stories of abuse, but their stories of HOPE and HEALING. A book of light. A book to bring light to even the darkest topic possible.
Statistics show that 1 in 4 are survivors of sexual abuse. This is the stats for the cases that have been reported. There are so many cases that go unreported. Which means the stats are ever higher than this!
Meaning… there are many who struggle in silence.
My hope is to spread the message that healing is possible from trauma. As well as stop the silence that plagues this topic.
I believe that everyone has trauma. It may not be sexual abuse trauma, but trauma exists for most everyone. I also believe that when we can address our trauma, it can awaken our divine gifts. Moving through the pain and not numbing the pain is what refines us. This allows our purpose to become clear and make the space for us to live into the greatness we were created to become!
To help assist women in awakening their gifts I have created an online digital curriculum and coaching program.
The Awaken Program.
This program teaches women a daily 10-minute practice of cleaning out and restoring their energetic chakras. This program is not just for survivors of sexual abuse. Although- this would be amazing for survivors. It is for everyone and anyone who is ready to break through life’s patterns and awaken their own ability to heal themselves.
I believe that everyone is a healer. They just haven’t been taught how to heal or how to awaken their gifts.
I believe that it is our trauma and our pain that can lead us to our greater self. I am a stand for women all over the world to be freed from the oppression of trauma and pain and find liberation within their own gifts.
It is an honor and privilege for me to teach, speak and share what I have learned with women.
I recently was one of the speakers at the WomanSpeak International Festival. This was an extraordinary space for me to share my message and connect with so many women.
I also host the podcast show; “The Awaken Podcast.” On my show, I interview men and women about their own stories of how they have awakened to their gifts. I have been blessed with influential guests who have powerful stories. I am always amazed at how it is a moment of pain that has catapulted the guests on my show to really awaken and begin living extraordinary lives.
I believe that when people face their pain and learn how to move through it and heal they awaken. As they awaken, the world will not only awaken but become so much more connected allowing us all to live powerful and bold lives.
We’re always bombarded by how great it is to pursue your passion, etc. – but we’ve spoken with enough people to know that it’s not always easy. Overall, would you say things have been easy for you?
No! This road has not been smooth! It has been guided and I have been very inspired- but there has been so many hurdles and struggles. I have had to deal with severe feelings of self-doubt and numerous fears. They come up very strong right before I step into a big project or a greater version of myself. I have had huge influencers reach out to help promote my work, and then disappear soon after- leaving me feeling very defeated. I had some people write horrible things about me online after I published my book. I have had to deal with financial worries and stress. There has been the learning curve of raising 5 young children and running multiple faucets of my business.
But… my purpose pulls me forward. My belief in what I am called to do overpowers ALL of these struggles.
What I have found is that I have to be very adamant about having a spiritual practice and having a self-care ritual; daily.
I nourish myself with praying, chanting, meditation, and having a healing practice is essential. I have learned to listen to my body and follow what it needs. My self-care is rooted in baths, going out into nature, and having a daily writing practice. I believe creating a spiritual and self – care practice are the greatest ways to keep going, especially in the midst of the struggles.
I believe when your “why” is deep enough, you can push forward through all of the hardships that come your way.
Please tell us more about what you do, what you are currently focused on and most proud of.
The Awaken Program is my main focus. I love this program because I can teach women how to heal themselves! The Awaken Program is a 6-month program. It involves a 12-week digital curriculum, 6 months of weekly group coaching calls with me, and a private FB group to connect in. The students in The Awaken Program have had amazing results with their physical bodies healing as well as having huge breakthroughs in all of the areas of their life. You can learn more about this program by visiting my website- www.keirapoulsen.com or email me directly at firstname.lastname@example.org.
I am very proud of The Awaken Podcast show. I recently launched in February 2019, and I have been blessed to have a TEDx speaker on my show as well as another one coming out June 26th! This podcast is pure joy for me to host. I love having conversations about awakening to our own purpose and gifts and the stories that go along with that!
You can listen to this show on any podcast platform.
I am also very proud of my book- “The Hidden Gifts Within the Trauma of Sexual Abuse.” It took a lot of guts for me to share my story. And I have had amazing experiences with helping other survivors through this book.
You can purchase this book on Amazon:
I cannot wait to finish my newest book- “Warriors of Light.” I am still looking for more survivors to share their stories of hope and healing within this book. If any readers would like to be a part of this book- they can email me: email@example.com. All proceeds from this book will be donated to non-profit organizations that help survivors heal.
I also, share daily on Instagram and I can be found -@keirapoulsen.com
or FB- @createyourself.keirapoulsen.
I love to speak! I recently spoke at The WomanSpeak International Festival in Sedona. I spoke about my own experience with awakening and the pain it took for me to wake up to healing through my trauma pain. That speech can be found on my website.
I look forward to speaking at more events and have one coming up on August 17th in Gilbert, Az- “Mom’s Who Stick Together.” You can get tickets to this event at their website: www.momswhosticktogether.com and use my promo: LoveU for a discount!
I want to share my knowledge of healing with everyone. And since most everyone struggles with stress and anxiety; I have created a healing meditation just for that!
Click here to get access to it for free!
I believe that each human has the ability to awaken to their own gifts and deepest purpose. It is my honor and privilege to guide and teach women on how to do that.
Do you have any advice for finding a mentor or networking in general? What has worked well for you?
I believe you need to follow your gut instincts. When looking for a mentor or a network, start talking to people you know who are in your industry. Ask them who they know as a mentor and what their experience has been like with them. Take as many free “discovery calls” from mentors as possible. Get to know these mentors. Ask yourself how you feel when you work with them. Ask yourself if you are inspired, motivated, and if you feel comfortable. I would suggest only signing
up with those you feel inspired to work with.
I have followed this method and have had amazing mentors and networks that have really catapulted me forward in my business and goals!
- Website: www.keirapoulsen.com
- Email: firstname.lastname@example.org
- Instagram: @keirapoulsen
- Facebook: create yourself.keirapoulsen
- Other: http://theawakenpodcast.libsyn.com/the-magic-of-being-present