In this episode, we’re talking to Christine Gutierrez, LMHC, a Latina psychotherapist, love addiction expert, life coach and expert in trauma, abuse, & self-esteem, currently residing in Brooklyn. Christine’s mission is to empower as many people as possible to heal their pain and own their worth.
You’ll hear about how Christine lived a double life - having both the light and chaos, and how toxic relationships and love addiction played a role in leading to the work she does today. You’ll hear Christine’s advice for people who are bystanders or witnesses and loved ones of people who are in toxic, love addicted relationships... We talk about honoring rock bottoms, building trust, and Christine’s mission of adding depth & diversity to the soul reclamation conversation, and how the new age spirituality movements lacked representation of different voice especially of marginalized peoples.
Christine shares how she weaves tantra and Shakti-ism into her practice, and the critical work of sacred sexuality in her work for healing trauma. Both of us get really vulnerable in this episode and this is a great one to share with someone you love that might be dealing with similar challenges within their own relationships.
In this episode, we discuss:
How Christine started off as a mini baby therapist as a child and how her connection with spirit and the abuse and pain she experienced led her to the work she does today
Why Christine wanted to become a “doctor of the soul”
How Christine lived a double life - having both the light and chaos within her life
How love addiction played out in her life and how therapy supported her in looking at and healing her childhood wounds
Why standing up to her father was a huge breakthrough and how she did it
What to do when you feel that you are in a toxic relationship and want to get out of it
Christine breaks down what is love addiction and codependency, and how do you know if you’re in it
Christine describes love addiction as “An abandonment of self into the escape of another”
How to build trust in yourself to rise up from love addiction, chaos and painful patterns
The importance of continuously saying to yourself what you know to be true - There’s some part of you that knows the truth, even if you’re not ready to admit it
Christine’s advice for people who are bystanders or witnesses and loved ones of people who are in toxic, love addicted relationships - and a reminder that you can’t save anybody
The power of going through your soul journey without judgement and honoring the “rock bottoms”
Christine’s mission of adding depth & diversity to the soul reclamation conversation, and how the new age spirituality movements lacked representation of different voice especially of marginalized peoples
How so many of us are breaking intergenerational patterns and traumas, and why it’s critical to connect with others who share similar stories and lineages
The power of seeing others like yourself overcome challenges
I get vulnerable in sharing how the depth of trauma that was being revealed thru my own mom’s journey with breast cancer was healing for the whole family on a cellular level
Why Christine weaves tantra and Shaktism into her work, and the critical work of sacred sexuality in her work
Christine leads us through a beautiful meditation using breath and sensual creative primal energy for healing
What Christine has to say about shame, how to work through feelings of shame around sexuality and how to begin adding divinity to your sensuality
The importance of “Sacred self-pleasuring”
Connect With Christine Gutierrez
FREE GIFT: Check out her free video series, Fierce Love Now, on how to break free from negative love patterns and cultivate healthy love, and sign up for her weekly newsletter at: www.christineg.tv where you will receive a free e-book to determine your Love Archetype. Christine is currently in private practice in New York and offers sessions internationally via phone/skype.
Free Video Series (on how to break free from negative love patterns and cultivate healthy love): www.fiercelovenow.com
Free Diosa Virtual FB group: https://www.facebook.com/groups/freediosatribe/
Resources & Links
Women Who Run with the Wolves: Myths and Stories of the Wild Woman Archetype by Jungian analyst, author and poet Clarissa Pinkola Estés, Ph.D
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