Let Me Share A Little About Myself
Healing happens from the inside out.
Cherie's own life is a testimony to her motivation, determination and healing power. I knew her when she still carried her childhood sorrows and began to seek healing through meditation and other spiritual practices. Her transformation was profound. I could feel the light and joy around her as she grew so beautifully into her sacred purpose, which she now shares with many others.—Lisa
Cherie Doyen is a relentlessly passionate advocate for children (small and grown) who have been subjected to physical, sexual and emotional abuse, as well as for the prevention of domestic and child abuse by educating children on how to get help. The focus of her work is to help victims who have struggled through trauma move out of the reactionary mode of PTSD into the action of life.
Through her one-on-one and group work as a PTSD change agent, she offers tangible tools and personalized strategies to diffuse emotion around trauma and begin the process of rebuilding one’s life to not just survive, but truly thrive. Her unique approach supports personal responsibility and support through the healing of a client’s PTSD “timeline” while guiding the individual through the learning process of conscious choice making.
CHERIE’S PERSONAL STORY:
The mother of two daughters, grandmother of two and former mother of two foster children, Cherie’s personal healing journey through childhood trauma began in earnest after her children were grown. Flashbacks caused her tremendous internal torment and continuous overwhelm. She began a spiritual quest that led to unraveling the “old familiar voices” of her childhood. Reconnecting with nature and its healing wisdom, she grew stronger as she gained clarity and a higher perspective about her situation.
Cherie’s inner quest led her to experience a variety of synchronistic interactions with shamans from the US and Ireland. They facilitated a journey into her past from the beginning of her timeline when the first act of violence happened, and helped her establish a direct connection to the Divine. Through these interactions, Cherie’s deep mission began to emerge. “The shaman from Ireland spoke of his children and the menial value adults give them,” Cherie recalls. He said, ‘They are the ones. We need to heal moms so that our children can live the life of the Creator’s design.’ That was the spark that ignited my life’s work.”
Cherie’s personal transformation led her to study a variety of subjects with renowned teachers, including meditation and mind science with Dr. Deepak Chopra and Dr. David Simon (among others), Matrix energetics with Richard Bartlet and Mellisa Joy, medical intuition and emotional intuition with Mona Lisa Schultz and at Carolyn Myss’ Holos University. She was an entrepreneur and business owner for 20 years before transitioning into her current work. She has a degree in metaphysical psychology from the University of Sedona and is an ordained minister through Sedona University, as well.
CHERIE’S WORK AS A CHANGE AGENT:
Frustrated by the current standards for how our society deals with the struggles that women and children face, and the failure of the reactionary family law system to support and keep them safe, Cherie works directly and on a daily basis with women and children who are victims of domestic violence and have been displaced by the world of foster care, which constantly separates the family unit—specifically, mothers from their children. “Children are systematically placed with their sexual abusers,” she has witnessed. “Who is fighting for our children’s safety? This has to change.” In 2013, she completed CASA training in Columbia, Missouri.
Cherie diligently speaks out across various media platforms—including her public access TV show, nAkid trUth—to promote awareness and incite positive change. “Animals get fairer treatment and more concern from our society at large than the plight of our children,” Cherie says. “Our children are committing suicide. They are falling into the hands of predators and we are to blame—not the government or laws, but us as parents. We have to choose a different world, and that begins at home with the healing of ourselves and the nurturance of our children.”
Cherie is the founder of Women Rising, a nonprofit dedicated to gathering women to collaborate on initiatives that are changing the world for the better, and Women Rising Sanctuary. “We as women have birthed everyone here,” Cherie comments. “In the bigger picture of humanity, we are moms to everyone.” Her dream is to open Women Rising Sanctuary in Columbia, Missouri, a safe home for women and children in transition.
CHERIE’S PUBLISHED WORKS:
Cherie is the author of Junebug, a quasi-autobiographical childhood tale of surviving sexual abuse and emotional trauma by imaging an other-worldly animal guide who kept her safe from harm. Her illustrated children’s book, Spirit Animals: A Field Guide From A to Z will be released by StoryBook Genius Publishing in late 2017. Learn more about her writings here.
Today, Cherie’s life is filled with joy as she embraces her calling to share what she has learned and to guide others through their struggles so they can stand tall in their power and dignity.