Dr. Kathie Mathis, Psy.D, D.D. is a true warrior. A former victim of domestic violence, she knows the pain, suffering, fear, despair, and loneliness that accompany emotional addiction. Yet, she’s more than a survivor of a grotesquely broken marital covenant, she is a leader, an advocate, an inspiration, and a true beacon of light. Even at her lowest points, Dr. Kathie never lost hope, and never lost her faith. After escaping her situation, she found herself alone and penniless, with a six-year-old daughter to raise. As she moved through her healing process, she worked three part-time jobs to put herself through college and grad school. In the end, Dr. Kathie transformed tragedy into triumph. Her ability to see the blessings in her story allowed her to find a self-worth and self-love that ignited a passionate calling that is now saving and changing lives.
(Dr. Kathie on holding on to your joy.)
Domestic violence is prevalent in the United States. The National Coalition Against Domestic Violence (NCADV) states that, “on average, nearly 20 people per minute are physically abused by an intimate partner in the United States. During one year, this equates to more than 10 million women and men.” During the COVID-19 pandemic those numbers increased in both developed and undeveloped countries by at least 8%.
Many people know a person represented within those statistics. We certainly do. Far too many are that person. The negative emotional, physical, and mental toll domestic violence can have on a victim is exponential. The experience can leave victims feeling depressed, lost, and unworthy – not knowing where or how to pick up the pieces. Dr. Kathie Mathis, a survivor of domestic violence herself, has dedicated herself to changing that narrative.
Having felt called by the Spirit to share her story to help other survivors, Dr. Kathie has become a prolific advocate for both male and female victims of abuse. Through her work she helps restore self-worth, self-confidence, and spiritual and emotional healing.
We found ourselves riveted by Dr. Kathie’s story, appalled by the callous treatment of her abuser, in awe of the magnitude of this global problem that affects both men and women. We are inspired by the strength and resilience of one woman’s spirit and willingness to help herself first and then others. While Dr. Kathie’s story possesses moments of unimaginable darkness, it is her light that predominates, beautifully exposing a woman who personifies purposeful, vibrant living.
IN TODAY’S CONVERSATION WE DISCUSS:
…And, much more!
Enjoy the “Tea”,
p.s. If you’re in an abusive relationship and want to understand why you’re trapped in this emotionally abusive cycle, we recommend reading “Emotional Addiction: The Bittersweet Truth.”
“And just as the Phoenix rose from the ashes, she too will rise. Returning from the flames, clothed in nothing but her strength, more beautiful than ever before.” – Shannen Heartz.
VIRTUAL WORKSHOP INFORMATION: This workshop is designed to assist victim survivors and/or their domestic violence advocates, in their family court/child custody cases WITH tools necessary in proving they are “victims” of abuse: to provide Judges and attorneys the information needed through use of the “Mathis Matrix” system.
WHEN: August 28, 2021
TIME: 9:00am to 12:00am
WHERE: Live Virtual Workshop. Once you have registered and paid information link will be sent to you.
TRAINER: Dr. Kathie Mathis, Psy.D, DD, CBIF, CDVA, CSAC, CSOF, CAMS-IV, CPI, CCAC, Master Trainer and Nationally recognized expert in Domestic Violence, CEO of California Cognitive Behavioral Institute. Dr. Mathis has provided expert testimony and court advocacy in over 500 court cases across the country, including a Hague Trial.
(Click link below for more information.)
Positive Living During Negative Covid, https://theccbi.com/positive-living-during-negative-covid/
When Emotional Breaks Fail, https://theccbi.com/when-emotional-brakes-fail/
A Guide to Rational Living Therapy, https://theccbi.com/a-guide-to-rational-living-therapy/