Lora De’Vore is an incredible role model for grief and rebirth. She is an author, a therapist, an educator, and a catalyst for transformational change for both health care individuals & institutions. Her wisdom comes from the inside out, from facing the darkest aspects of human experience and mining the dark for the treasures that can be found. Born into poverty and violence, Lora was prostituted at the age of nine and she suffered unspeakable treatment from those who should have protected her. The impact of this early trauma led to her institutionalization soon after she started college, and an incarceration she would not have survived but for a courageous nurse, who fought for her release. Fifty years later, Lora has had a long career as a successful mental health professional, she is recognized as a leading educator, and she is also a sought-after public speaker.
IN THIS EPISODE, YOU’LL HEAR ABOUT THINGS LIKE:
- Lora’s spiritual epiphany at the age of 9 when her neighbor told her that she loved her.
- Lora’s attempted suicides and the dark history of psychiatry.
- The angels wearing human skin who helped Lora change the course of her life.
- The wisdom Lora gleaned through the study of psychology, transpersonal development, and spiritual psychology.
SOME QUESTIONS IRENE ASKS LORA:
- How can facing the darkest aspects of human experience transform a person from the inside out?
- In what ways does your memoir Darkness Was My Candle promote a shift in consciousness and speak to transformation and redemption?
- Why is cultivating self-love as well as unearthing early beliefs formed at the time of traumatic events, critical to helping us heal?
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