By Olivia Beardsmore, Jenny Lynne Session (Jen-ix), Sarah Nicholson, Laura Exton & Selkie Wild
‘Phoenix Rising’ brings together five women’s transformational and inspirations stories into the wild flames of transformation, reclaiming their power, rising from the ashes to soar in limitless skies.
These untold powerful stories of overcoming sexual abuse, childhood trauma, life-altering car accident, abusive relationships, sexual addiction and becoming your own medicine have been gifted to you as inspiration and knowledge that through the darkest of times, the set-backs and failures, we can look back upon these challenges as a life-defining moment, setting us on a new course to empower our lives.
Olivia is a Fire Walking Instructor and Empowerment Coach with an unbridled, enthusiasm for life! Beneath her positive, infectious demeanour lies a burning fire of passion to empower others. She has guided hundreds of people through experiential workshops to witness their power and transform their lives.
Olivia is the founder of Burning Woman, a movement to bring woman together to share and support each other throughout life’s journey. With over a decade in the events industry, Burning Woman Festival was created, and women gathered from across the country to share an empowering and magical weekend, bringing an innate, wild happiness to their lives.
Olivia lives on a narrowboat with her two youngest children. She cherishes living a simple and uncluttered life on the water, surrounded by nature. Olivia loves feathers and art and is often found painting on swan feathers that she finds.
Jenny Lynne Sessions (aka Jen-ix)
Jenny is a truly unique expression of life, a creative catalyst for change and transformation, with over 30 years in the healing arts. Jen-ix is widely recognised as a natural-born, song-led shaman, spiritual teacher, visionary, healer and transpersonal therapist. She runs international workshops offering one-to-one and bespoke group sessions. She is an author, radio presenter, poet, singer songwriter, channel for higher guidance and spiritual advancement, a transformational speaker and fire-walk instructor.
Honouring the interconnectedness of all life, the profound healing power of nature and the glorious gift of humour, she uses drum, voice and sacred song to harmonise discordant energy – A sonic process that activates and liberates healing within the land, a person or an animal’s energy field, opening multi-dimensional doorways through which to journey and heal.
She has journeyed with many spiritual leaders and carries a sacred pipe (Canupa). The wisdom of the elders underpins her work.
Facing death in 2009, with a severely fractured spine, Jen-ix chose to re-commit to life with a new frequency, becoming her own medicine and turning trauma to treasure. This is what she teaches with passion, compassion and gratitude. Magic always surrounds her.
Sarah’s calling as Somatic Coach is to improve your quality of life by reminding you of your own unique and glorious self.
Where will your greatness lead you, if you give yourself permission to fuel your life with ever more unconditional self-acceptance and self-love? The accelerator to a more alive, connected and authentic life is shame free and unmanipulated communication of your truth.
Sarah provides the space for you to be courageous, to face shame and become clear on who you are, through both individual and group work. Her powerful combination of somatic coaching, energy healing and creativity unlocks your inner wisdom.
On life’s journey, sometimes we want to travel alone and sometimes we need a guide. Sarah’s transformational development circles are a safe space for women to share their experiences, grow and connect. Her passion is guiding women to awe, joy and authentic greatness.
Sarah lives in York. She loves adventures and resting by the campfire.
Laura is the Creatrix of Sacred Sister Gathering, passionate about bringing women together, to support deep healing of the sisterhood wounds that can hold us back from showing up to be our true authentic selves.
Through many life lessons and a career in the wellbeing industry spanning over 30 years, Laura has met many women, and listened to thousands of stories. Every woman needs a chance to be heard and to be encouraged to bring their voice into the open.
After more than a decade in the events industry, it was time to give every woman an inclusive platform to show up and be themselves, supporting women to recognise and own their unique and awesome self.
Laura is the proud co-creator of Sunnyside Retreat, where she lives in the countryside, and creates bespoke retreats and workshops. She lives with her soul mate Chris, two kids, and lots of rescued
At a glance she is a mermaid, in our world she is a writer, artist, Ayurvedic yoga teacher specialising in pre/postnatal Ayurveda, women’s circle keeper, Cacao ceremonialist, and ectopic pregnancy survivor. Dancing makes her bloom. Selkie thrives along quirky edges, roving with the rippling rhythms of shadows and light that we call life.
As a High priestess she teaches of the sacred feminine and goddess archetypes in her workshops and she facilitates women’s wellbeing and writing/poetry retreats across Europe and beyond. Additionally, Selkie is an editorial & social media assistant for Burning Woman Festival, and the Good Goddess Project.
Selkie is a published poet with Hecate Magazine’s BIRTH & DECAY Anthologies, Poetry Undressed, The C Word Mag, Wandering Autumn, Pressure Cooker Literary, and has articles published with Rebelle Society, We for Women Stories, Kindred Spirit Magazine,Yogi Approved and Elephant Journal.
She lives in London with her beloved. Her poetry collection is soon to be published.
“At once peaceful and stirring, this fantastic and honest book urges us all to break old patterns and instead, step into the comfort of joy and miracles. In sharing their authentic truths, the writers have created a clarion call for women who want to own their awesomeness. It is also a journey of forgiveness, inner peace and spiritual awakening that lights a way for self-love and empowerment. Like a shell being cracked open, we can all see that our imperfections can be transmuted into the most amazing pearls within.” Rosalyn Palmer – Award-winning author, transformational coach & therapist
“When women come together in our divine feminine power, we lift up the planet. Phoenix Rising shows us how to set aside the shadow aspects of our inner cave woman and rise as one.” Catherine Carrigan – Medical intuitive healer, Amazon bestselling author, host of the Natural Healing Show For UK Health Radio
”…a powerful collection of stories where women share stories of trauma and healing. This book is a window into the survival mindset needed to make positive life changes.” Dr Sarita Robinson – Survival Psychologist
“Magnificent memoirs written with such strength and power. May the Phoenix rise high.” Sunny Angel – Author of Wings
“Phoenix Rising speaks of what it means to embrace life, to choose to rise, vulnerable yet empowered. Here, the magic lies in the depth of the personal stories which offer doors to walk through, touch our own essence, reignite our inner flame and allow us to be reborn into who we were always meant to be.” Natacha Dauphin – Author of Letters from the Wound and You Are the Medicine
“Phoenix Rising is a powerful, emotion invoking collection that shows women in their true power. The call to our inner strength, and the activation of the divine feminine power we all possess is impossible to ignore while reading the passages within. A true masterpiece of what it is to be woman.” Isabelle Call – Editor in Chief of Literature Undressed
“Read the Phoenix Rising in one breath: a tribute to the power of storytelling whilst delving into the brutally honest journeys of women. The wisdom that resonates through these pages amplify the empowerment that can be obtained through honesty, sharing, empathy and the interconnectedness of the feminine being.” Melissa Hekkers – Author & Journalist