Dr. Carol Peters-Tanksley: Healing from sexual trauma for women

Online Coaching Intensives are for women and men who are seeking help on a specific issue or who have completed one or more Online Book Studies and are looking for their next step. 

Time and Dates: Mondays, 7:30-8:45 p.m. ET, October 23 –  December 4 (7-weeks)
Cost: $350 per person

Description: Taught live by licensed OB-Gyn physician and ordained minister Dr. Carol Tanksley, this 7-week master class is for women who have experienced sexual harm recently or at any time in the past. Dr. Carol brings both academic expertise and years of experience as a practitioner to this sensitive topic. She incorporates neurobiology, inner healing, and spiritual formation into this experience in which you will:

  • Develop a deeper understanding of trauma’s impact on your body, mind, and soul
  • Experience caring connection with others in the group
  • Feel less crazy as you explore your own sexual story with honesty and compassion
  • Discover tools to experience healing from Jesus where you need it most
  • Learn the path to rebuilding intimacy in your future regardless of your relationship status


Deadline to apply is October 10. After this date you will be notified as to whether or not you were selected to join this group.

Online Coaching Intensive Outline

Week 1: Lies, Wounds, and Empty Places in Your Soul Around Sex

  • Identifying how you’ve been sexually harmed
  • How the assault on your sexuality impacts your body, mind, and soul
  • How sexual trauma impacts your ability to be in relationships (marriage and others)
  • The power of your sexual story
  • What to do if you get emotionally triggered during this coaching intensive
  • Q&A

Week 2: The Brain, Trauma, and Sex

  • What neurobiology tells us about trauma
  • What healing from trauma looks like
  • The role of other human beings in healing from trauma
  • Honoring your “gut” while not letting feelings rule you
  • Telling your sexual story
  • Q&A

Week 3: Making the Choice for Healing

  • What you may have already done in moving toward healing
  • Dealing gently with the internal resistance
  • What are you saying YES to when saying Yes to healing?
  • Common emotional responses along the road to healing, and what to do about them
  • Q&A 

Week 4: God and Your Sexual Story

  • How trauma, especially sexual trauma, affects your view of God
  • How inviting Jesus into your sexual story can change its meaning and change your brain
  • How to begin inviting Jesus into your sexual story, and tools to do so
  • Caution against over-spiritualizing trauma healing
  • Q&A

Week 5: Triggers, Slips, and Setbacks

  • The uneven journey of healing and finding wholeness
  • Being prepared for setbacks
  • Learning from slips and setbacks
  • Tools for dealing with triggers
  • Rebuilding new brain pathways
  • Q&A 

Week 6: Relearning God’s Design for Sex and Sexuality

  • Patience, honesty, compassion, and grace
  • God’s design for intimacy – more than sex
  • Sex as the picture of the intimacy God desires to have between us and Him
  • The ongoing process of letting who God is heal and reframe your sexual story
  • Q&A

Week 7: Rebuilding Intimacy (not just sex!)

  • Periodic rounds of healing needed
  • Choosing safety after you’ve experienced trauma
  • Married? How to handle married sex during healing
  • Not married? How to know when you’re ready to consider relationship/marriage
  • Non-sexual intimacy regardless of relationship status
  • Q&A

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Connect with Others in Similar Situations

Gather Resources

Online Coaching Intensives Details

Guided Materials
  • Live weekly Zoom meetings
  • PDF of resources from the expert
Safe & Confidential Groups
  • Private online group
  • 11 people max, 8 people minimum 
  • Available to anyone over the age of 18
  • Authentic Intimacy is committed to creating an environment where people can grow in their faith in Jesus Christ and pursue wholeness and healing. To keep this God-honoring space safe and welcoming to our community, Authentic Intimacy, in its sole discretion, reserves the right to cancel a membership or remove someone from a group if they exhibit behavior or language deemed inappropriate.
  • Price: $350 per person
  • AI members receive a 10% discount (Be sure to use your member code at check-out.)
  • Sales of Online Coaching
    Intensives are final and not refundable unless the group does not reach the minimum number of participants.