Private Coaching

For Personalized Healing Help and Guidance


What is Private Coaching?

Were you abused as a child?  Do you feel stuck as an adult? Have you read all the right books, tried everything you can think of, and the same negative things keep happening again and again, in your life, your career, your relationships? It’s a depressing hamster wheel and sometimes you need help to make it stop.  

Svava offers private abuse survivor coaching for those stuck in this frustrating cycle.  Experience the freedom and validation of connecting with someone who understands the pain of child sexual abuse, has walked this challenging path before and found healing, and knows what tools will work for you.

What Are the Benefits?

Clarity about how the past is still impacting your life, a better understanding of “why” you feel, think, and act the way you do, options for the current stage in your healing journey, tools to manage overwhelming emotions, worries, and fears, plan for the future that highlights your strengths, strategies to determine your true needs, new skills to create a balanced life, physical, emotional, and spiritual wellness suggestions, tools to identify and eliminate unhealthy coping beliefs, a step-by-step process to rebuild yourself in a healthy way, a self-care plan that fits your life and lifestyle, mindfulness and/or meditation practices to support your healing.

How Does It Work?

A Note From Svava Brooks

My clients usually find me after they have tried many other things and are desperate for a solution. After getting to know each other and establishing a safe connection, we begin the deep work of feeling safe with our emotions, reconnecting with our bodies, and practicing self-compassion and self-care. It is a multidimensional process that takes time. The most important part of the process is the relationship you have with the person helping you. It is a partnership of equals, built on deep respect, love, kindness, and trust, the survivor learning how to trust themselves and the healing process.

I empower survivors to see that they are not broken. That they are a textbook example of an adult that was neglected and abused as a child. I walk them through the process of understanding what trauma does to our bodies, our nervous system, our feelings, our thoughts, beliefs and values, and how that shows up in our outside world, our relationships, and how we take care of ourselves, learn to love, and our ability to trust ourselves and others.

The healing modalities that I use and empower my clients to use (depending on where they are on their healing journey and what the most urgent problem is for them) to heal themselves include:

  • Understanding the science of trauma and resilience
  • Understanding the impact of stress on our biology and nervous system
  • Emotional regulation, learning how to safely express our feelings
  • Inner child work, becoming the parent and protector that you needed
  • TRE® (Tension and Trauma Releasing Exercises)
  • Mindfulness and meditation, learning to silence the mind, connect to the body, find stillness, and be present
  • Reiki energy work, opening yourself up to receive the love that is available all around you, to help you heal yourself
  • Self-compassion and self-acceptance
  • Self-love, vital in being able to set boundaries and limits with yourself and others
  • Self-care, with exercise and healthy eating as a top priority. Healing is an endurance practice/sport. You need to be rested, well-fed, hydrated, and flexible. Self-care is also a sign of progress. When you take care of yourself first, you have more to give to others.

Here is an example of some of the questions I ask my clients during our sessions and some of the exercises we go through together:

1. “What is challenging you today? As you talk about it, where do you feel this in your body? Slow things down and become grounded and connected with the awareness of your body and what it is trying to tell you with your words, thoughts, feelings, or sensations.

2. As we connect with the felt awareness, we can get curious. What is it trying to tell you? Does it just need to be heard or/accepted to let go? What story has it made up about who you are and why you are bad/shameful/not good enough/nor worthy?

3. Where did it come from? Is it true? Do you want to continue believing this or do you want to change it? Write a new script, followed by loving kindness and self-compassion.

4. Take daily action steps of gratitude, mindfulness, self-care, choosing to live out what you want now. Journal with what comes up and express the feelings/resistance as they come. Are the feelings from your younger self? How can you hold him/her and assure him/her you both are okay now?"

We work on staying grounded in our bodies through this process, practicing self-regulation as you learn to accept your truth as it rushes forward to be seen heard and validated. And finally, feeling a sense of belonging is achieved. Healing is not an isolated journey. It occurs between two people or between two parts, you and a part of yourself that has been hidden, denied, shunned, shamed, or repressed. The journey is about allowing each part to have their turn to come back into the light and to the knowledge that they were loved all along. You learn that all those parts belong and you belong to them. You learn that you belong amongst your fellow survivors, people that love and accept you for who you are because they understand your pain. Your pain is their pain. And you learn that you belong to yourself, always.

Between our sessions, my clients have the ability to email and check in, to share and ask for additional support. I have found this to be invaluable support for them. They are able to go about their lives every day knowing that they are not alone, that they have someone around that has their back and understands their pain. They get to feel a sense of community, knowing they are being supported by someone that has been through and is still on their own journey too. The additional support also teaches my clients the vital skill of finally being able to ask for what they need and to reach out for help when they need it. No more suffering in silence and being “too strong” for help. They learn that healing IS asking for help.

Is This Your First Private Coaching Session?

Before your first session, Svava will conduct a FREE 30-minute online consultation with you to assess your needs based on your level of trauma and current state of healing.

Pricing Options

*If you haven't had a session with Svava, please schedule your free consultation first.

Single Session



Private One-On-One Support

  • Phone support from a fellow survivor and life coach
  • Schedule support as you need it
  • Get self-help tools to practice to move you towards your next goal
  • Receive validation and support when you need it most
  • Feel seen and heard with someone safe, who truly understands

3-Session Bundle



3 Sessions to Dig Deeper

  • Create a healing plan with Svava, using tools you will learn
  • Demonstration ofTRE® exercises 
  • Nervous system regulation tools & practices for trauma healing.
  • Introduction to Inner Child Work
  • Create a more in-depth self-care plan based on your needs
  • Dig deep over three sessions to get unstuck or to truly start your healing

Long Term Coaching



24/7 Personal Healing Coach

  • Two private 60 min. video sessions per month (videos recorded for your own healing library)
  • Unlimited email support and additional peer support
  • Personalized attention and text support when you need
  • Use healing tools like TRE®, Mindfulness, Meditation, and Inner Child Work
  • Access to private Facebook group (peer support group)
  • Personal guide as you take your time through your healing journey

Find Out How a Private Healing Coach Can Help You

You can finally feel empowered to heal and restore your life, with the right tools and the right guidance from someone who has had to do the hard work of healing too.

Before You Start working with Me!

To best prepare you to start working with me as your trauma recovery coach, here are a couple of e-courses that I recommend to my clients. One is my 8 module mindfulness course, and the other is the audio version of the Journey to the Heart - 365-days towards healing after trauma. Both these courses will provide you with the information, language, and practices that you will find helpful as we start working together. To learn more, please select the buttons below.


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