Liberate Yourself - Sherman Oaks
13323 Ventura Blvd, Sherman Oaks, CA 91423


Jun 17 2024


7:00 PM - 8:00 PM

Emotional & Spiritual Resilience After Trauma Talk



Join us for this empowering and educational talk with Artist and Practitioner Abigail Kochunas, found/creator of Sacred Healing Art, where she’ll share her journey from trauma “survivor to thriver” and the wisdom gained through the recovery process. Discover how past trauma can become a superpower leading us to live full, joyful and harmonious lives with open hearts.

Abigail will cover the benefits of various energetic modalities, offer spiritual insights and practices to:
– Restore a sense of self-trust
– Repair psychic damage
– Reconnect to intuition
– Reclaim your spirituality and Divine Self.

She’ll get into the deep work of:
– How to navigate the darkness (shadow work)
– The importance of speaking out
– The dynamics of when trauma leads to spiritual awakenings
– Tips on how to find the right trauma-informed practitioners and professionals to work with

If you’re seeking a safe, judgement-free and empowering environment to get support with your recovery, please join us.

This class/event takes place in our covered outdoor garden that’s equipped with space heaters and blankets, please dress accordingly. Events will take place rain or shine.



Abigail is an Artist (actor/painter/author) and Crystal Reiki Practitioner. She is trained and attuned in Usui Reiki I and II, Energy Medicine, Core Wound Healing, Shamanism and has been working with crystal healing for over 25 years. Her artwork was recently featured in the Emerging Artists Gallery in Los Angeles and she is the creator of Art Alchemy workshops. She holds monthly Reiki drum healing circles and a variety of meditation classes and workshops throughout LA.

As a cult whistle-blower and trauma “survivor to thriver”, Abigail is 100% committed to creating a safe space for healing, spiritual growth and awakenings with a focus on consent, boundaries, and honoring the client’s sense of personal agency and empowerment. She understands the delicate nature and importance of both trauma recovery and spiritual awakening at a human scale – having the wisdom of that lived-in experience.

Abigail offers trauma-informed energy work, psychic readings, sound healing, custom aromatherapy and art alchemy designed to Awaken you to your life’s purpose and fullest self. She also works with pets, providing Reiki and Animal Communication to address the needs of your cherished fur family alongside your own!

While sessions will leave the client feeling relief, Abigail’s work tends to go to deeper layers that address root cause issues in lieu of treating spiritual “symptoms.”

With a deep reverence for Mother Earth and growing up in Buddhist, Pagan and Christian traditions, Abigail recognizes the harmony and interconnectedness of all things. She is naturally attuned to the plant and animal kingdoms, having spent a lifetime speaking and communing with wildlife, plants, trees and the ocean. As such, she offers Reiki to both humans AND their pets (and many beloved rescue animals at a local sanctuary) while incorporating plant spirit medicine (and crystals) into her custom aromatherapy for clients and premium organic aura sprays – Aura Clear & Divine Rose.

An artist and healer have the responsibility to assist society in their awakening, to shine light into the darkness. As such, it is Abigail’s purpose in this lifetime to AWAKEN, HEAL, EVOLVE and UPLIFT humanity. She is the hopeful optimist who still believes in the good in this world, and that ART has the power to transmute and transform the collective, to fuel the movement of LOVE…because LOVE is louder. She wishes you love, healing and an ever expanding consciousness.


www.sacredhealingartla.com, IG: @sacredhealing_art


More than a yoga studio, Liberate Yourself is a community created for spiritual and magically curious peeps like you! Everything we offer in our space – from infrared saunas to soundbaths, from classes to psychic readings, energy healing and crystals – is dedicated to helping you heal, transform and feel empowered to live your greatest life.


W e have an incredible number of amazing events on our calendar every month beyond our Wellness Program. Full Moon Circles, Sound Baths, Acupunture Meditation, Cacao Ceremonies, Past Life Regression Journeys and lots, lots more. Check out our full calendar here:



Coming to class? T ry our gorgeous, top-of-the-line Infrared Saunas before or afterward for just $35/hour (includes shower time)

Learn more about our infrared saunas here: https://liberateyourself.com/wellness/infrared-saunas/

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We often hear that the leading cause of our problems is within ourselves. But so is the solution.

It may seem far-fetched, but the power to solve all of our physical and emotional issues, whether it’s health, relationships, career, finances, self-esteem, or something else, is in our hands.

Metaphysical counseling helps us uncover the root of our suffering and address it accordingly. Let’s find out how!

Great for: Transitions, getting to the next level, breaking free of limiting beliefs or blockages, empowering one to believe in themselves, having accountability through your goals

what is metaphysics

Metaphysics is the most abstract branch of philosophy that deals with the first principles of existence. In Greek, the word metaphysics means “after the things of nature”.

Metaphysics examines the very nature of reality. It offers explanations for phenomena that cannot be explained by “natural” science or that are “beyond the physical”.

This science studies the individual as a whole, as a physical and spiritual being.

Certain types of chakra healing and other holistic, spiritual healing practices, personal development, and even business coaching are based on metaphysics. They typically include working on physical, mental, and spiritual aspects of one’s being to resolve issues that person is facing.

The fundamental law of metaphysics is that every action or decision causes a reaction or an effect. Everything that happens to us (positive or negative) results from past actions or decisions in this lifetime or before the present life.

Similarly, everything we do now will have an effect on our life in the future. This law is better known as karma (action).

It is also believed that we must resolve our life’s issues in this lifetime.

What is metaphysical counseling?

Metaphysical counseling is based on the principle that everyone is sent by the Soul (higher self) to grow at all levels of their being through their life experiences and the lessons they learn in life.

Sometimes referred to as spiritual or transpersonal counseling, it represents a whole person approach – body, mind, and spirit. This type of counseling helps us better understand our life experiences by explaining aspects that our senses cannot perceive.

To put it simply, metaphysical counseling is a form of therapy that empowers us to empower ourselves.

There are many ways metaphysical counseling can take place. This will depend on the practitioner you choose, the kind of spirituality they practice, and the specific issues you may be looking to address.

Some counselors will advise you on the use of crystals for healing, while others will stress the importance of prayer.

This is why it is essential to find a counselor whose beliefs align with yours. Otherwise, your counseling might not have the desired effect.

What can metaphysical counseling help us with?

Metaphysical counseling is a type of holistic-approach therapy based on spiritual principles. This psycho-spiritual approach helps people live a more authentic life by making conscious choices.

It is a self-empowering therapy that gives us the tools to identify and address the imbalances in our belief system that cause conflict and prevent us from achieving success and happiness. These beliefs are so subconscious that we aren’t always aware of them.

With the help of a therapist, people can discover the fundamental causes of their suffering and reach a solution through self-discovery.

It is all about learning to utilize our own self-healing power to reinstate harmony.

This can apply on multiple levels – physical, emotional, mental, or spiritual. Good metaphysical counseling will address all of those.

What does a metaphysical counselor do?

A metaphysical counselor is capable of healing not only the human mind but the body as well. They can help with various mental issues, including depression, anxiety, and loneliness, or any physical illness, by offering guidance and support to their clients.

A metaphysical counselor can help us navigate our way to health, success, strength, or anything else we desire. They also help clients understand their spiritual nature in this lifetime and beyond.

Each counselor will have their own approach; some will focus on the metaphysical properties of the things around you and how to use those to your benefit, while others will prefer working on your own inner world.

We are all exposed to various positive and negative influences that shape our daily actions, thoughts, and reality. Negative impacts lead to issues like anxiety, negativity, and close-mindedness.

Metaphysical counseling aims to free people from these negative influences and their effects.

Gaining a better understanding of ourselves and our connection to the physical and spiritual world surrounding us with the help of a metaphysical counselor gives us the ability to recognize these harmful influences and build a defense mechanism.

The root of these problems lies deeper than the physical, mental, or emotional sphere. To find a solution, we must target the source. And that lies at the deepest and wisest level of our being – the level of the Soul. Many life situations can only be addressed through the metaphysical laws, and the soul factor is always present. Metaphysical counselors teach us numerous powerful techniques and spiritual principles we can utilize to find the greater good in any challenging situation.

They give us the tools to find a solution to our life issues without a struggle, using less energy in the process.

What to expect from your first metaphysical counseling session

During the first session, the client answers a series of questions regarding their life and the issues that are troubling them.

The counselor listens attentively to understand not only the surface issue but also the stressful beliefs and patterns that are causing the problem.

Further steps depend on the specific type of counseling and the counselor you choose. But after a counseling session, the goal is for clients to experience a greater sense of inner peace and well-being.

Not a one-size-fits-all approach

Metaphysics is a versatile form of therapy, so it can be adjusted to the client’s changing needs as the sessions develop.

Therapists use a variety of counseling skills and techniques. They usually determine which method is the most suitable, depending on the client’s condition at that moment.

For example, you may focus on meditation to prepare yourself for success but turn to more conversation-based therapy to deal with anxiety.

As you and your counselor work together, you will find what works best for you personally. This is one of the significant benefits of metaphysical approaches – they are highly flexible.

Metaphysics can be applied to almost any condition and is incredibly helpful with issues regarding:

mental health
challenges in the workplace
relationship issues
dealing with stress and anxiety
understanding emotional reactions
unlocking habitual patterns