The Sacral Circle

22 Jun The Sacral Circle – Shadow Side of Sex

“The shadow side of sex happens because we don’t talk about it in open positive ways.” 

Dr. Martha Tara Lee candidly shares how her exposure to explicit sexual content as a child, and the sex trauma she faced, shaped her outlook on sexuality and her career. She breaks down the shadow side of sex, and discusses how Orgasmic Yoga helped her reconnect to her body, sensuality, and sexuality in a healthy way.

Dr. Martha Tara Lee is a Clinical Sexologist and founder of Eros Coaching. She is a certified sexologist with ACS (American College of Sexologists), as well as a certified sexuality educator with AASECT (American Association of Sexuality Educators, Counselors, and Therapists). Martha holds a Doctorate in Human Sexuality as well as Certificates in Sex Therapy, Practical Counseling and Life Coaching. She is the author of Love Sex and Everything In Between, and currently hosts the weekly radio show Eros Evolution. She was recognized by her home country of Singapore as one of the ‘Top 50 Inspiring Women under 40′.

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08 Jun The Sacral Circle – A Personal Story

Host Janie Terrazas opens up about the sexual trauma she faced as a child and as an adult.

“I am on a mission to break the silence of shame and help others recognize that trauma impacts us emotionally, mentally, spiritually and physically. We must face our pain head on if we want to be 100% liberated.”

Janie also breaks down the chakras and takes the listeners through a guided healing meditation to help restore the mind, body, heart and soul.

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04 May The Sacral Circle – Losing the Stigma of Mental Health Issues

“I was on the path of self-pity, but I was sick of feeling sorry for myself and I knew there had to be another way to take what I went through and allow it to empower me.” ~ Courtney Cumberland

Courtney bravely shares her battles with anxiety, depression, and suicidal thoughts which haunted her for years after being raped by a teenage boy at eight years old. She discusses how the suppressed memory began to emerge and take over her life. She also talks about her brush with death during the birth of her daughter and how the experience led to wanting to pursue a career in the medical field. Courtney is on a mission to help break down the stigmas around mental health issues and passionately encourages others to take back their personal power post trauma. (Warning: There is some explicit language.)

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Journal entry from Courtney:

I have been selfish for 25 years, almost a decade of that wallowing in self-pity, neglecting myself, yet acting with the most selfless intentions I was capable of. I cherished those who doubted me, the ones I called “friends”, and then I woke up. Today I stand firm to define myself as something more than the hand life dealt me and the wounds my past scared me with. Today, I am selfless. I may still neglect myself, but for the sake of handing off strength to someone who is weak or passing courage to someone living in fear. I know my path, and as much as I try to fight it, I am led back to what I know I am here to do. My life may expire but I intend to continue to save lives from my grave.


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23 Mar The Sacral Circle – Childhood Trauma

Nidia Valadez candidly discusses with host Janie Terrazas the childhood trauma she endured at the hands of her family.  This trauma led to suppressed shame and led to her drinking as a way to cope with her severe anxiety attacks. The trauma also impacted her ability to trust others. Nidia shares “If you don’t pay attention to the signs you won’t have a fulfilling life.”

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Nidia Valadez is a Licensed Professional Counselor and is trained in Trauma-Focused Cognitive Behavioral Therapy. For the last five years, she’s been helping children, teenagers and adults overcome traumas, anxiety, depression and relationship issues. She’s worked in a variety of settings including a children’s shelter and a psychiatric hospital.

She recently worked in a children’s advocacy center where she counseled children, mainly those affected by sexual abuse. Nidia enjoys helping them heal so they can move forward with self-confidence. She now owns a private practice and continues to help survivors of trauma overcome their past.

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Call (956) 628-4082 for a free consultation. If you mention our show you’ll receive a special discounted rate.


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09 Mar The Sacral Circle – Self Destructive Habits

“Healing begins with you, but you don’t have to do it alone.”

Dr. Triana bravely shares the discomforts she faced after her intuitive gifts ignited at 13 years old, and major confusion set in. She openly talks about the self destructive habits she used to numb the feelings of isolation, and the pain from the abuse she faced at home, and with her partners. These painful experiences lead to her personal healing journey, and the desire to study psychology.

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Dr. Stephanie Triana has ten years of experience in clinical psychology, and uses an integrative approach in developing interventions that are specific to each client’s needs. She was motivated to pursue a career where she could help others recover from emotional and psychological pain due to her own diagnosis of depression as a teenager.

She’s currently trained in EMDR – Eye Movement Desensitization and Reprocessing,an efficient, effective, and evidence-based practice for trauma. Her passion for treating trauma survivors led to her role as co-leader of, The Trauma-Informed Leadership Team at the Center for Healthcare Services in San Antonio, TX. You can learn more about her services


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23 Feb The Sacral Circle – Pain of Incest and Physical Abuse

Monica Ibarra, an ordained minister of the Gospel of Jesus Christ candidly unveils her stories of physical abuse at the hands of her alcoholic father, and the family incest she faced. She bravely exposes her past pain and how it impacted her adult life.

We also cover the sacredness and the healing power of our sexuality, and why it’s important for us to heal our bodies of trauma, as well as the mental distortions left behind.  Monica says, “Our eyes are like a window that come into our soul.”

In closing, Monica takes us through a prayer of healing.

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Monica Ibarra is an ordained minister of the Gospel of Jesus Christ. In 2011, Monica was led to birth HisGirl Ministries. Through this ministry, many women’s lives have been impacted in profound ways.

Her first book, Take Your Position Daughter” is based on Monica Ibarra’s teaching series, “Take Your Position, Daughter of the KING.” This God inspired series has proven to be an effective tool that brings women healing from emotional pain and propels them toward a deeper intimacy with the LORD. Monica also hosts a weekly radio broadcast called “Lighting UP the Nations” on Radio Air Jesus ( 


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09 Feb The Sacral Circle – Heal from Traumatic Stress

Heal from Traumatic Stress.

As a healed survivor who has taken a deep journey into early traumatic abuse, Susan Pease Banitt acts as a compassionate guide for those struggling to free themselves from the effects of traumatic stress.

In this episode, host Janie Terrazas and Susan discuss how the systems of the body are impacted by trauma and how true healing occurs.  “There is no separation between the brain and the body. Everything that happens to us happens to our bodies….our body and mind will heal itself if given the right environment.”

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Susan Pease Banitt, LCSW is the author of The Trauma Tool Kit: Healing PTSD from the Inside Out. Susan is a therapist and social worker in the rigorous Harvard medical system and has over thirty-five years experience in mental health work. She has worked in a variety of settings with hundreds of diverse clients over the years.


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26 Jan The Sacral Circle – Survivor to THRIVER

Survivor to THRIVER.

Cross over from being a trauma survivor to a THRIVER with host Janie Terrazas and her guest Victoria Moran.

Victoria candidly discusses her healing process and how she came into her own power after confronting her perpetrator.

Victoria shares her daily self-love rituals and mantra to help those who are looking to regain their wholeness. “The last leg of my healing has been about sharing and being present with those who are ready to face their trauma” Victoria explains.

Victoria Moran, M.S. is a clinical psychologist working on her doctoral internship at Stanford University. She specializes in trauma and health psychology. She is a spiritual advisor and a poet.

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12 Jan The Sacral Circle – You Deserve Wholeness

You Deserve Wholeness.

Welcome to The Sacral Circle where we are healing sexual trauma collectively and lovingly.

Join Host Janie Terrazas and Dr. Thema Bryant-Davis as they explore thriving in the wake of trauma.  Find out why silence is not healing and busy is not healing.

Enter a non-judgmental self-love haven where women safely share and heal shame and pain associated with the emotional, mental and physical effects of sexual trauma and receive inspirational support, words of comfort and empowering, healing advice.

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11 Jan Sacral Circle – Show Title Meaning and Symbolism

A person with an open Sacral Chakra is passionate, present in her body, sensual, creative, and connected to her feelings.

The circle symbol is universal, sacred and divine. It represents the infinite nature of energy, and the inclusivity of the universe. It represents the notions of totality, wholeness, original perfection, the Self, the infinite, eternity, timelessness, all cyclic movement, God.

The Sacral Chakra is your passion and pleasure center and it is located in the pelvic area. The gift of this chakra is experiencing our lives through feelings and sensations.

The second chakra is the center of feeling, emotion, pleasure, sensuality, intimacy, creativity and connection.

The energy of this chakra allows you to let go, to move, and to feel change and transformation occurring within your body. It allows you to experience this moment as it is, in its own fullness. Sexual trauma and/or relationship heartache can cause energetic blockages in the sacral.

The main challenge for the second chakra is the conditioning of our society. We live in a society where feelings are not valued, where passion and emotional reactions are being frowned upon. We are being taught not to “lose control”.  We get disconnected from our bodies and our feelings.

As if this was not enough, we also experience the wounds of our collective cultural struggles over many sexual issues of our society. On one hand sexuality is magnified and glorified, and on the other hand, it is rejected. This results in either blocked or excessive second chakra issues.

Passion is the fuel of creative energy. Everything you create, a poem, a drawing, or a website, originates from the energy of second chakra. It is also where your fertility originates.


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11 Jan Sacral Circle – Janie Terrazas

Janie Terrazas is a Mindfulness Coach & Intuitive Healer.

A multi-talented, inspiration igniter who has dedicated her life to helping others learn how to live a more balanced, mindful, love-filled life. Her personal journey of self-discovery led to an awakening and the igniting of her coaching/wellness career. Prior to answering her calling as a coach and healer, Janie worked in the broadcasting and entertainment field in Los Angeles.

Certifications: Mindfulness Based Stress Reduction Instructor, Life-Optimization Coach, Reiki Master Practitioner, Spiritual Advisor

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