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Embrace Your Radiance: An Integrative Healing Journey using EMDR & IFS

In our quest to reclaim our authenticity and our true Self, it's essential to understand the therapeutic aspects that support this profound transformation. Let's delve into a few key insights from trauma therapy, Internal Family Systems (IFS), Eye Movement Desensitization and Reprocessing (EMDR), and transpersonal psychology:

  1. Trauma Healing: Trauma therapy recognizes that fragmented aspects of ourselves often result from past traumatic experiences. By creating a safe space to explore and process these traumas, individuals can gradually reintegrate lost fragments of their being. This process fosters healing and empowers individuals to reclaim their innate wholeness.

  2. Internal Family Systems (IFS): IFS posits that our psyche is comprised of different "parts," each with its own thoughts, feelings, and motivations. Through IFS therapy, individuals learn to identify and communicate with these parts, including the exiled and shadowed aspects. By fostering understanding and compassion for these parts, individuals can reintegrate them into their inner system, promoting harmony and balance.

  3. Eye Movement Desensitization and Reprocessing (EMDR): EMDR is a therapeutic approach that utilizes bilateral stimulation to process traumatic memories and associated negative beliefs. As individuals engage in EMDR therapy, they may uncover fragmented parts of themselves that hold unresolved trauma. By processing these memories and beliefs, individuals can release their grip on the psyche, allowing for greater integration and healing.

  4. Transpersonal psychology: Transpersonal therapies recognize the interconnectedness of mind, body, and spirit in the healing process. Through practices such as meditation, breath-work, and exploration of existential themes, individuals can access deeper layers of consciousness and reconnect with their authentic selves. This holistic approach facilitates the integration of fragmented aspects and promotes a sense of wholeness on all levels.

  5. Somatic Therapies: Somatic therapies focus on the mind-body connection and the way in which trauma is stored in the body. Techniques such as body awareness, movement, and touch help individuals release tension, process emotions, and reconnect with their physical sensations. By addressing trauma on a somatic level, individuals can experience profound healing and integration.

By incorporating these therapeutic lenses into our journey of self-discovery and healing, we can cultivate a profound sense of inner integration and authenticity. Let's embrace our radiant essence and welcome home every part of ourselves.

A Healing Journey
Radiance of Self

Embrace Your Radiance

In a world that often dims our light, it's crucial to reclaim every and facet of our being. Let's take a moment to acknowledge the parts of ourselves that have been exiled, shadowed, or left behind. It's time to call them back into the fold.

Using mantras, prayers, and presence, we can reconnect with the fragments of innocence, gifts, sensitivities, magic, vulnerabilities, talents, and heart that make us whole.

Powerful mantra (prayer): "May I call back all parts and fragments of me now"

Don't let anyone or anything hinder you from embodying your true essence. You were born to shine brightly and authentically. Let the energy of your authentic Self guide your path.

In the journey of trauma healing, therapies like IFS, transpersonal, EMDR, and somatic therapies offer powerful tools to integrate all aspects of our being. It's about welcoming home every part of ourselves, no matter how fragmented they may seem.

Today, let's commit to embracing our entirety, allowing our true selves to lead the way in our lives. Welcome home to yourself.

Still I Rise by Maya Angelou

A poem that beautifully expresses how to get through difficult times and find healing through our hearts is "Still I Rise" by Maya Angelou. This empowering poem speaks to resilience, inner strength, and the ability to rise above adversity.

"You may shoot me with your words,

You may cut me with your eyes,

You may kill me with your hatefulness,

But still, like air, I'll rise."

This poem conveys the idea that no matter what challenges or hardships we face, we have the power within ourselves to overcome them and emerge stronger. It encourages us to tap into the strength of our hearts and spirits to heal and rise above any obstacles in our path.

Prayer for Wholeness
Wholeness of Being

Meditative Prayer for Wholeness

May this prayer serve as a beacon of light and inspiration on your journey towards wholeness and self-discovery.

Divine Source of Love and Light,

In this sacred moment, I call upon your infinite wisdom to guide me on the path to wholeness.

I open my heart to welcome back all the parts of myself that I have exiled, shadowed, or left behind.

May the fragments of my being, scattered across time and experience, be embraced with compassion and understanding.

I call back the lost fragments of innocence, gifts, sensitivities, magic, vulnerabilities, and heart that make me whole.

Give me the courage to face the shadows of my past and the strength to integrate them into the tapestry of my being.

Help me release the chains of fear and shame that bind me, allowing me to step into the fullness of my authentic self.

Guide me on this journey of self-discovery and healing, illuminating the path with your light and love.

May I be a vessel of love, compassion, and healing, both for myself and for all beings.


With love,

Stacy Ruse, LPC

Stacy Ruse, LPC, is an esteemed Evergreen EMDR consultant, IFS-Institute consultant, and founder of Aglow Counseling. Stacy teaches a therapeutic style that is characterized by the art of EMDR & IFS therapies with a transpersonal twist, transcending the conventional boundaries of traditional therapy. Her holistic approach acknowledges the interconnectedness of mind, body, and spirit allowing individuals to tap into their innate resilience and ignite their personal transformation journey. As a trauma expert, national and international trainer, and clinical consultant, Stacy's approach is deeply rooted in trauma-informed methodologies.


AGLOW is a global hub for therapists and the world. Led by trauma expert Stacy Ruse, LPC, providing training, consultation, and counseling services. Specializing in EMDR, IFS, & Transpersonal therapies to inspire therapists and individuals alike.


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