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It is never too late to recover from abuse and take charge of your life. I wish I had met Rachel 50 years ago. I am eternally grateful for her wisdom and presence in guiding me safely through this journey. Her positive spirit will live with me for the rest of my days.  ~J.G., California
Rachel is a gifted coach and is undeniably devoted to her clients. Her guidance and unwavering belief in me helped me get through some of the most difficult times in the past four months.  ~J.S., Colorado
Rachel is an amazing coach. I struggled with the effects of childhood emotional and physical abuse for years. Rachel provided a structured program for understanding the impact of this abuse on my behavior as an adult and helping me find ways to address it. Her coaching style is warm, understanding, and non-judgmental. At the same time, she has an ability to dig deep on issues that really matter and not let you off the hook until you've addressed them. The tools she equips you with are life-changing.  ~D.F., California
I feel privileged to have benefited from Rachel's support. She is experienced and talented, perceptive and intuitive. I'm sure she is touching the tip of an iceberg in terms of helping survivors of abuse and/or trauma and in a great position to be part of a movement of people wanting to be part of that process. She is adaptable, non-judgmental, objective and rational. Also she is able to share snippets of her own life in a comfortable way which allows more engagement; this breaks down the barrier of coach-client professionalism whilst remaining totally professional!  ~D.W., London
Rachel is great not only in trauma recovery, but also in helping you get out of a vicious cycle. So if you always end up dating the wrong guy, or you always break up and come back with the same guy - if you have any repetitive pattern that you want to change - Rachel will give you the tools to change your beliefs and then naturally and very quickly your behavior. After about 3 months of coaching, I got results that I had not seen in my 26 years of life. I am so glad that I reached out to her.  ~D.M., Chicago
Rachel Grant's coaching message can be the firm reiteration you seek of teachings you've come across time and again, yet still struggle to apply. Her exercises and assignments will bring greater understanding to your everyday experience.   ~J.S., Pennsylvania
Although it is possible to help yourself heal and acquire the knowledge necessary for personal growth through reading books, the best way to accelerate your progress is to reach out for the help of a coach like Rachel Grant. Having Rachel as my personal life coach provided me with that extra human support, compassion and understanding that I needed. She gave me the tools and the encouragement that enabled me to finally start seeing myself clearly as a capable, confident and strong person. Knowing that I had someone I could count on to listen without judgment and be able to help me gain insights about things that I was going through was very valuable to me on my journey to improving my quality of life. If you work with Rachel, you will not be disappointed. I highly recommend her.   ~F.G., California
I am so glad that I finally got the nerve to contact Rachel Grant coaching this past Fall. She has taught me so many things about my life that I can now go forward and live beyond survival. When I first called and learned that the sessions were over the phone, I was very skeptical. After doing the telephone sessions with Rachel, I am truly amazed with her ability to connect with me over the phone.   ~D.O., Kentucky
Rachel is great! She provided me with not only really good insights but also approaches to take action on those insights. I would highly recommend her.  ~J.W., California
Rachel has helped me come out of the shell I went into after I was severely injured in a motorcycle accident. I'm very grateful for Rachel's patient, professional and enthusiastic help on my difficult personal journey.   ~J.S., California
My coaching sessions with Rachel, combined with reflection and effort of my own, have clarified my perspectives on family, relationships, money issues, and my own identity. Her approach is both lively and deeply intelligent and I believe that this combination has helped retire my most deeply rooted negative thought patterns and accompanying actions. Rachel has given me space, momentum, and challenges to assist me in articulating my fundamental identity and standards of integrity. From this strong base, I have the grounding to enjoy daily life and also meet future challenges--my way. In tangible terms, I have lost weight, overcome depression, made clear job decisions, and enjoyed a wonderful family vacation.   ~E.H., California
I wanted to learn how to focus and obtain my goals on my own, and to get help with ideas and how to get unstuck with
where I was at. [Rachel] did help me in this aspect. I was spinning circles and had lost total direction - trying to do too
many things at once. [Rachel] helped to focus me on the more important items in my life, teaching me about "clear
requests" was a very big tool that is still helping me on a daily basis...
The best I have ever had! Growing up in the foster care system, I have had tons of counselors. (Even as an adult I have seen a few more doctors and counselors)... but [Rachel] was engaging, not just an ear. [She] actually gave do-able advice and tools to keep me moving forward. (NO ONE has done this before for me). She not only focused me in my business goals, but the best thing [she did] for me was to help me end my nightmares of abuse. I was so stuck in my past with the first rape ... [she] helped me to end that. Thank you!  ~R.B., California
She could listen to what I said and pick up things from what I said - she has a certain understanding of how people operate - and can reflect back so that I can end up looking at the situation differently. That was one of the really valuable things - being able to see a situation I was locked into with a fresh perspective.  ~L.D., California
- Firm when she needs to be, but also gentle and caring, Rachel is both good and bad cop in one, which, when dealing with trauma, is exactly what you need to shake some sense into you, while experiencing acknowledgement for where you've been.
- She asks the questions that seem so simple and obvious, but when you stop and think about them, a paradigm shift occurs.
- She patiently helps you sort between fact and fiction.
- Cleaning out the bones in your closet is a lot of work. It's a hard commitment to make, and at the end of the day, you are the only one who can keep it.
Changing your life and becoming the version of yourself that you prevent yourself from being.   ~L.W., California
I discovered that I was really hurt and I didn't really know that before - that was invaluable to see it and get it. I haven't been in that much pain since. I've learned to set goals for myself that were reasonable. I have gained a sense of letting go of crippling judgments of myself when I'm unable to accomplish something, reminding myself to look at it as a place to learn and that's all. Also, to take the steps that I feel ok with, not the stuff that really hurts or makes me panic. I could hear these lessons many, many times, they are like music to my soul.  ~R.B., California
Sometimes life circumstances make you feel stuck as if there are no solutions for your problems. I was lucky to have found Rachel at such a moment in my life. Her objective perspective helped me see the situation from a different angle. Using tools that Rachel provided for me, I found myself at the new point at my life. I feel ready to take life on life's terms and move forward thanks to Rachel's help.  ~N.D., California
Rachel is very skilled in her coaching. I have tried other coaches and have not had the insights or growth that I did with Rachel; she is not cookie-cutter... Using her broad range of skills, knowledge and on-target intuition, she truly listens to what you're saying and figures out what is best for you; her exercises and tools for change are innovative and effective. She kept me on track in a way that felt like she had my best interest in mind at all times which made me feel very cared for. She is warm and thoughtful and smart; I would highly recommend her to anyone looking to make positive change in their life. I am grateful for the time we worked together.  ~A.B., California
Loved [her] good humor, perseverance, skill bank and creativity. I found [her] undauntablility (which I know is not a word) helpful. I could say my negativity and not be worried about [her] reaction, or at least not very worried! [Her] big heart, creativity, ability to stay on task are inspiring!  ~A.P., Oregon
[Rachel] is a fantastic reframer! [She] also has a great ability to draw from past conversations and make connections that I would have never caught on to. I try to be a very present person. Coaching encourages that "presentness" while becoming even more conscious of the past, present, and future. I am very grateful to have broadened my life experiences with coaching. I am a better person for having branched outside of my comfort zone.  ~M.W., Oregon
At the time I approached Rachel, I was being very successful with my career. I was finishing my second masters, starting an internship in a major company of which I ended up getting a job offer. I felt very accomplished in many aspects of my life. I had great relationships with my family and I had really good friends with whom I kept meaningful relationships. However, I had never been in a romantic relationship, and I did not know what the problem was. After only 5 sessions with Rachel I became aware of false beliefs that I held for all my life and were keeping me away from romantic involvement. In that amount of time, I replaced my false beliefs for positive beliefs and noticed a change within me. Now I am ready to observe the behavior that my new beliefs will create.  ~D.M., Texas
Today, I'm feeling my old self again, the way I remembered me to be: self-confident, enthusiastic and smiling. Rachel shifted my perspective and it really took hold after hearing the same thing over and over from her and other people as well. She is very skilled at asking the right questions, so that I had to find the answers for myself and discovered along the way where my thinking was colored by negative experiences. I'm now in the right place to conduct a positive job search.  ~R.A., California