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Healing From Abuse is Possible

Introducing Your Guide Sandra Rytting

As a survivor of severe childhood sexual abuse and ritual abuse as well as an abusive first marriage, I know firsthand the struggles of overcoming abuse. I spent years trying every therapy I could find to relieve the seemingly bottomless pit of anger and pain I dealt with. I journeyed from victim to survivor and finally to thriver. Now I help others become thrivers as well. My passion is to speak out for victims of sexual abuse in any of its forms as well as educate to prevent further victimization, particularly of children. I am the founder of Rise to Thrive, where we empower abuse survivors to achieve deep and lasting healing. I am also passionate about advocating for those with disabilities, speaking, and writing my own books of both fiction and non-fiction. I am a writing coach at Calliope Writing Coach and on the team that runs the Calliope Writer’s Conferences and Retreats run by New York Times bestselling author and coach Angie Fenimore. I live near Salt Lake City, Utah with my husband, children, and a beautiful red goldendoodle named Ginger. I have been published in two books, one newspaper, and am currently working on four books. My mom says I live life with my hair on fire. My writing coach says I choose to do hard things to make the world a better place. My husband says I can do anything I set my mind to. That translates into a busy, yet incredibly fulfilling life. One I wouldn’t trade for anything.