Breaking Dysfunctional Family Cycles

December 11, 2020
Hosted by Christi Anne Bela

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This episode addresses the topic of sexual abuse. If you or someone you love has been effected by sexual abuse, please call the assault hotline at 800-656-4673 or go to for support. Christi Anne Bela uncovered her family's history of abuse going back 3 generations. Through years of therapy, yoga, meditation, journaling & other healing modalities, she has been able to process the sexual abuse that occurred in her life as young as 18 months old. She talks about looking at the habits & patterns we create in order to cope as survivors. How to lovingly become aware of the ways in which we separate from ourselves, causing us to not be present to the joy of life because we are living in the loop of trauma. Walking you through the methods that she used to integrate her wounded child self into her adult experience as a part of healing. While her history doesn't define who she is, she knows it has inspired the work she does in sexual health & she is proud to speak out.

Unbuckled, with Intimacy Architect Christi Anne Bela

Unbuckled, with Intimacy Architect Christi Anne Bela

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Also included On Demand is Christi Anne Bela's previous program, "Intimacy Architechture Radio."

“Unbuckled” is where you will be seen and heard. It features world-renowned guests in the fields of spiritality, sexual health, wellness and coaching. No topic is taboo. These doctors, authors, speakers, teachers and healers want to hear your stories, so together we can get raw and real.

Christi Anne Bela and her guests are here to help you get out of your own way and gain the insight you need to build a life you love. The intimacy of understanding brings empowerment to all your connections. Get clear on what matters and make your boundaries your superpowers.

Anything we are too afraid to talk about is holding us hostage, and it is time to name it, claim it, lean in and do all the hard things, let vulnerability crack the heart wide open and let the light shine through.

“Unbuckled” gets to what’s underneath, past the fears of shame and up to the glory of sharing authentically. Christi Anne doesn't shy away from anything and empowers you to speak your mind.

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Christi Anne Bela

Christi Anne Bela

Christi Anne Bela, published author, keynote speaker, radio personality and Intimacy Architect. Her expertise is helping people discover the power of intimacy and how to harness it, opening themselves to living passionately.

Christi Anne began her work as a sexuality educator in 2008. She has an extensive background in Tantra, Yoga and wellness, including training at the Autism Center of America and the Kundalini Research Institute.

She is the founder of Intimacy Architecture, which combines self-growth and community building to create safer ways to enjoy and honor the power of our sexuality. The acronym she created, C.A.T.C.H., to teach boundaries to people of all ages and abilities is featured in the “Consent Guidebook” and was part of the talk she did at TEDx Lenox Village Women in 2020.

Christi Anne has spoken on the subject of consent and boundaries at the Sex Down South Conference, Mega Disability Conference and the Arc Conference for the last 3 years. She has run workshops for Sex Positive World, body positive Burlesque series, fundraisers for LGBTQ youth and outreach with the Nashville Pride.

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