Nadia J Charles

Certified Trauma Recovery Coach for Survivors of Childhood Trauma

I help high-functioning women survivors of childhood trauma deepen their self-awareness, align with their values, and increase their emotional capacity.


Caribbean, Immigrant, Bisexual, Lifelong Learner, Personal Development Enthusiast, Analytical Thinker, Problem Solver, and Tea Drinker

Who I am

I am a survivor of childhood sexual, physical, and emotional abuse. In adulthood, the effects of my childhood abuse played out in love/sex addiction, intimacy avoidance, and high achievement. For most of my adult life, I proudly wore the badge of 'victim' because it provided a reason why every aspect of my life was falling apart.

Once I became ready to acknowledge that I was the common denominator in my dysfunctional life and realized that change had to come from within, I committed to learning about the subconscious effects of my traumatic past on my self-worth and relationships.

My personal transformation awakened a desire to help others so I decided to pursue a path of becoming a catalyst for the awakening and healing of other women struggling with self-worth and relationship issues.

Through my training in hypnotherapy and both personal research and professional training in trauma and addiction, I learned how trauma can deeply affect one’s emotional health and ability to live a full, happy and enriching life.

Healing requires courage and support to look at your inner pain and find the fuel to transform that pain into power, self-awareness, intention, confidence, self-trust, self-love, self-worth, happiness, joy, and inner peace.

Using personal experience and professional training to bring clarity, focus, and insight into the challenges of overcoming a traumatic past, I work with women to release past traumas, connect with their true selves, heal their personal and intimate relationships, experience emotional freedom, and live a joyful life.

What I do

I help my clients live courageously and authentically.  I create a safe, sacred space for healing to naturally happen and a supportive healing place for you to rediscover your strength, courage, and wisdom.

In working with me, you can expect to grow into a self-aware, self-loving, self-supporting, self-validating, and emotionally healthy creator of your life, able to find emotionally healthy partners, and create and sustain healthy intimate relationships. 

Through uncovering and resolving the underlying causes behind why you're struggling, you can expect to feel more self-aware and intentional.

Through identifying the emotional needs not being met in your relationships, you can expect to be able to articulate what you need and be able to enforce your boundaries.

Through connecting the triggers to the patterns of behavior that have sabotaged your growth and development, you can expect to feel confident and committed moving your life forward.

How I work

Who I can help

High-functioning women survivors of childhood trauma who on the outside seem to have it all together but who on the inside, feel anything but. You might be a woman:

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My Philoshophy

In the words of Dr. Gabor Maté, trauma is not what happened to you. Trauma is what happened inside you, as a result of what happened to you. Therefore, the challenges you may be experiencing in adulthood do not mean you are broken. You are having normal responses as a result of what happened to you. 

Trauma destabilizes your sense of safety, disorients your sense of belonging, distorts your sense of worth, disrupts your ability to healthily relate, dysregulates your emotions, and disconnects you from your body and your Authentic Self.

Trauma recovery coaching works to restore safety and your Authentic Self and dismantle trauma's toxic effects.

I believe that in order to heal individually, a combination of three things is required, psychoeducation (an understanding of the emotional, psychological, biological, and relational aftereffects of trauma), deep self-awareness, and healthy relating.

Psychological, biological, emotional, and relational aftereffects of trauma

Deep self-awareness includes:

Healthy relating includes:

I believe that in order to heal communally, we must acknowledge that culturally, abuse has been normalized, minimized, overlooked, ignored, justified, and perpetuated generation after generation and that we must bring care, compassion, consideration, courage, and curiosity into our relationships.

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