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  1. Why did you write this book?
  2. What do you mean when you encourage us to “heal intentionally”?
  3. Your title is very intriguing. Share with us why you chose it and how we discover the value in violation?
  4. You mention that your goal is to decrease the number of people walking around wounded in the world. Where did your passion come from?
  5. You talk about the need to have a plan and then provide 8 steps in your book. Why is having a plan, even for ‘healing’, so important?
  6. Share one of the steps from your Heal Intentionally Blueprint© and why is it so critical?
  7. Why is it so important to create your own Heal Intentionally Blueprint?
  8. You wrote the majority of your book during the growth of the #Metoo movement. How is raising awareness about the pervasiveness of sexual violence and the #Metoo movement connected your book?
  9. Why did you feel the need to Heal Intentionally?
  10. You now provide coaching to people all over the world around your framework on healing after being wounded within relationship. Why do people come to you and what results are you seeing?


Being wounded within relationship is an all-to-common human experience.


Physical Wounds

  • 1 in 3 women and 1 in 4 men have been victims of [some form of] physical violence by an intimate partner within their lifetime.¹
  • 1 in 4 women and 1 in 7 men have been victims of severe physical violence by an intimate partner in their lifetime.¹

Sexual Wounds

  • According to the CDC, 1 in 3 women and 1 in 6 men were victims of sexual violence in their lifetime.²
  • Almost half of female (46.7%) and male (44.9%) victims of rape in the United States were raped by an acquaintance. Of these, 45.4% of female rape victims and 29% of male rape victims were raped by an intimate partner.¹

Emotional Wounds

  • According to the Institute for Family Studies, 16% of married people report cheating on their spouse while married.³
  • According to a survey completed by, 87% of respondents said they were fearful or uncomfortable in a past relationship.4



  • According to the CDC, 52% of female victims of intimate partner violence experience PTSD symptoms, 57% report a concern for their safety and 62% report feeling fearful²
  • Significantly more women and men with a history of sexual violence or stalking by any perpetrator, or physical violence by an intimate partner, reported asthma, irritable bowel syndrome, frequent headaches, chronic pain, difficulty sleeping, and limitations in their activities compared to women and men without a history of these forms of violence5
  • In a long-term study that followed more than 10,000 subjects for an average of 12.2 years, researchers discovered that subjects in negative relationships were at a greater risk for developing heart problems, including a fatal cardiac event, than counterparts whose close relationships were not negative.6

My book is a blueprint for how to heal after experiencing relationship wounds.

The book in a snapshot…

It helps readers:

  •  Learn exactly why some people cycle in and out of broken relationships and how they can avoid doing the same thing
  • Explore the eight essential steps of the healing journey and how to make sure they take them
  • Discover practical skills and strategies to process their pain so they can walk into their divine purpose

This book is a jaw-dropping and powerful memoir mixed with lots of medicine for the soul and infused with an inspiring message of healing.

I share my story of healing after being brutally raped by my brand new Pastor, while simultaneously healing an unresolved wound from when I was raped as a child by my father’s best friend.

While sharing the steps of my healing process, I teach readers how to be intentional about their own healing process.

I do this by synthesizing the wisdom I’ve gained throughout my career in the mental health and trauma recovery field into an 8-Step recovery process that I call the Heal Intentionally Blueprint©.  I also share the insight I gained from a few key scriptures that actually inspired the Heal Intentionally Blueprint©.

In a nutshell, this book helps readers turn their Pain into Purpose.


Chaena Hollist, LMSW is a licensed master social worker, minister, personal growth strategist, author and speaker committed to decreasing the number of people walking around wounded in the world.

As a transformational leader and prophetic voice, Chaena helps people heal, grow and develop into the best version of themselves. Those interacting with her appreciate her personable and practical approach to helping them extract wisdom from their wounds and passionately pursue their purpose.

Chaena is a graduate of the University of Texas at Arlington where she earned a Bachelors of Social Work as well as a Master of Science in Social Work and has many years of experience in the fields of mental health and trauma recovery.

Chaena has also earned a Master in Ministry from United Theological Seminary where her focus was biblical leadership and church renewal. She is currently pursuing a Doctorate in Ministry.

As a survivor of sexual abuse as a child and acquaintance rape as an adult, Chaena knows firsthand how it feels to experience pain, betrayal and brokenness.  After experiencing healing, restoration and being equipped for her divine purpose, she now has a passion to help others reclaim their significance and reach their highest potential

Chaena loves to sing and snuggle up for a good television show. She strives to live a lifestyle focused on creating impact and creating memories. Her favorite memories to create are the ones that involve her husband and best friend, Prince Hollist, and their two beautiful children.

I commit to helping you accomplish your number one goal of serving your audience.

I’m honored that you are interested in interviewing or partnering with me. I’m here to serve you, not the other way around. I have the experience, knowledge, and passion around the topics addressed in my book to add tremendous value to your audience.

I created this online media room to make interviewing or partnering with me easier. But if you need anything else, please email me at [email protected]




1 “Statistics.” National Coalition Against Domestic Violence. Accessed October 6, 2018.

2 “Facts Everyone Should Know About Intimate Partner Violence, Sexual Violence, & Stalking.” Center for Disease Control. Accessed October 6, 2018.

3 Wang, Wendy. “Who Cheats More? The Demographics of Infidelity in America?” Institute for Family Studies. Accessed October 6, 2018.

4 “Physically and Emotionally Abusive Relationships”. Accessed October 6, 2018.

5 “Findings from the National Intimate Partner and Sexual Violence Survey.” Center for Disease Control. Accessed October 6, 2018.

6 Carter, Sherrie. “The Hidden Health Hazards of Toxic Relationships.” Psychology Today. Accessed October 6, 2018.