Helping childhood abuse survivors discover their true story

Your next chapter begins here

Wherever you find yourself on the journey towards wellness, there’s support to help you write your tomorrow.

Helping you reCULTivate your true story

Wherever you find yourself on the journey towards wellness, there’s support to help you write your tomorrow.

Act 1

How to get out

The NEXT step workbook /  Leaving Strategy + Recovery Plan workbook

Purposeful de-brainwashing and intentional, empathetic escape can be an adventure. Let me help you navigate it from first thought, to actually stepping into your new life.

Act 2

After You’ve Left

The Reconnect to YES / Your Empowered Story mini-course

Now that you’re physically and mentally free, your emotional and spiritual healing can begin. Through getting to know (remember) ‘you,’ / your core self, you can shift your trauma fragments towards reintegrating into wholeness – which is your true story. 

Act 3

Enter your new story

ReCULTivate – story wellness after abuse / Self-study online course

12 week guide to Story Wellness using narrative therapy, cognitive narratology, neurobiological and CBT trauma-management tools. 

I'm Heidi, a survivor and thriver after abuse from a childhood cult

I’ve created three programs to help you on your journey towards story wellness. They can be done entirely online, and at your own pace, and they draw from techniques in cognitive narratology, narrative medicine, internal family systems (IFS), relational neuroscience, and lessons learned in Truth and Reconciliation commissions.


You don’t have to leave your cozy space or take off your PJ’s to start self-authoring your tomorrow. You can do this alone, on your time, without pressure. This is your story, your way. No one is watching or judging – what bliss! But I’ll be with you as you dive into your strategy – because the questions and exercises speak so directly to your experience that you’ll feel like someone out there really does finally get you (and there are more of us than you might think). 


Now it’s time to strategically plan the mind, body and spirit next steps to embody your new life and connect with the future you desire and deserve for yourself. Your plan is designed to match (and discover) your style and optimized to work – whatever your personalized success story and healing toolbox looks like to you. Doing the honest work isn’t always easy – but the only way out of trauma bonds and toxic cycles is through. 


We have used proven and cutting-edge techniques to develop a next-steps strategy unique to you. Now, with launch resources handy, boldly unveil your new story plan to someone you trust, in our private Facebook community, in an email to me (for full privacy or for sharing, however you desire), on your own platform, or even anonymously somewhere like Reddit. It will feel like an extension of you – because it is! This is your next chapter, with you as author, so own that new-found confidence. 

Helpful resources

Personally vetted and recommended by Heidi

Combating Cult Mind Control: The #1 Best-selling Guide to Protection, Rescue, and Recovery from Destructive Cults

Steven Hassan

From the publisher: “If you’re reading CCMC for the first time, please know that you’ve found a safe, respectful, compassionate place. This book can help you protect-or regain-your sanity, freedom, and health. It can also help you protect others from the use of mind-control techniques. In this 25th anniversary volume you’ll find: New stories of people who fell under the sway of cults and other forms of undue influence but who were able to break free. New information on the many sophisticated ways social media are now used for mind control. Updates on the many types of organizations that use mind control Information on the neuroscience behind mind control. A look at what legislators, courts, mental health professionals, and ordinary citizens can do to resist mind control and make our world a safer place. The techniques of undue influence have evolved dramatically, and continue to do so.”

Breaking Their Will: Shedding Light on Religious Child Maltreatment

Janet Heimlich

From Amazon: “This revealing, disturbing, and thoroughly researched book exposes a dark side of faith that most Americans do not know exists or have ignored for a long time—religious child maltreatment. After speaking with dozens of victims, perpetrators, and experts, and reviewing a myriad of court cases and studies, the author explains how religious child maltreatment happens. She then takes an in-depth look at the many forms of child maltreatment found in religious contexts, including biblically-prescribed corporal punishment and beliefs about the necessity of “breaking the wills” of children; scaring kids into faith and other types of emotional maltreatment such as spurning, isolating, and withholding love; pedophilic abuse by religious authorities and the failure of religious organizations to support the victims and punish the perpetrators; and religiously-motivated medical neglect in cases of serious health problems. In a concluding chapter, Heimlich raises questions about children’s rights and proposes changes in societal attitudes and improved legislation to protect children from harm. While fully acknowledging that religion can be a source of great comfort, strength, and inspiration to many young people, Heimlich makes a compelling case that, regardless of one’s religious or secular orientation, maltreatment of children under the cloak of religion can never be justified and should not be tolerated.

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