Meet Trish McCall
Founder, Holistic Health Nurse Coach, Yoga Therapist, and Wilderness Trail Guide for Wild Haven & Co.
Considered by some to be the “Wild Haven Maven,” Trish is a different kind of “heart and brain surgeon” than most imagined she would be when she headed off to UNC-CH in 1995 to become a biology-medical student.
Trish is a 20+ year nurse, former collegiate and adult athlete and coach, as well as a survivor of multiple traumas, including medical, physical, and complex traumas experienced during her childhood and young adult years. Through extensive research and training, she was able to find mental, emotional, physical, and spiritual healing through a variety of paths.
Trish is certified as a GraceLife International lay Spiritual Counselor, YogaFaith -Yoga Therapist (R-YFMT / R-YFTH), and is a Registered Nurse in NC and SC with a holistic health and trauma foci as a continuous student of Dr. Van der Kolk, Peter Levine, and Dr. Caroline Leaf, in trauma release modalities and practices that lead to healing and relieves chronic disease.
Trish also has an extensive history of working with women and children in crisis who have experienced various kinds of domestic/sexual, religious/spiritual, medical/surgical, mental/emotional abuses and misuses, as a volunteer, a nurse, and a nurse manager in hospital and medical office settings, as well as shelters and outreaches in both for-profit and non-profit organizations. She is also HOPE trained (Healthcare Observations for the Prevention & Eradication of Human Trafficking) and is aiding in the rescue efforts of victims as well as raising awareness about the human trafficking epidemic.
As an avid outdoor adventurer, she studied wilderness survival alongside her youngest son, and received her Project Wild certification in 2018 (**Fun Fact: Wild Haven & Co. was initially birthed out of a family business to teach wilderness survival skills through classes and off-grid, primitive camping excursions. So, as you can gather.)
Trish is a wealth of knowledge and has been instrumental in guiding survivors of trauma and chronic pain/disease to restore and rebuild a life they love and are designed for that is more peaceful, resilient, joyful, and deeply rooted in grace and Truth. Beyond this, she hopes that her fellow Wild Haven Warriors are inclined to pass it on, creating a ripple effect of healing within their circle of influence, including their marriages, families, friends, communities, and workplaces.
In all of this, she gives God all of the glory for lifting her off that shower floor and directing her footsteps one baby step at a time to His open doors to healing.
WHAT WE BELIEVE
At Wild Haven & Co. we believe that EVERY person has a divine purpose and deserves to experience Love, Acceptance, know their innate Worth, and have a Safe place to land. To know that they are seen and heard, and that we sincerely desire to see them healed from the hurts and harms of abuse and misuse that continues to impact their spiritual, mental, physical, and relationships' health.
Through this healing journey, we anticipate that they will experience transformation as they explore a new, or renewed,relationship with creation and their loving Creator as they learn to love themselves better - as they are poured into by a community of fellow Wild Haven Warriors.
We desire each and every person to know and believe that they are “Designed Naturally Awesome” down to their very DNA, and created on purpose, for a purpose, and HOW to live WHOLE with Soul-to-Sole purpose!
We aim to be the reflection of Love, to bring hope and healing to a hurting world as we walk alongside fellow Wild Haven Warriors to traverse their "wilderness" and discover their safe "haven" as they scale hard, but Holy, mountains to impact a changing world with the nature of the unchanging God who brings Beauty from Ashes!
Reach out to us when you are ready to journey with us, too!
REALignment Migration Pathway to Hope and Healing Soul to Sole HIStory
Wild Haven & Co. was born out of Trish's own transformative "REALignment Migration Pathways" healing journey, which led to restoring her health despite a 3 inch thick medical chart filled with 19 medical diagnoses (including complex PTSD, anxiety/depression related to PTSD), 5 surgeries, 4 specialists, and medications galore. The truth is, dis-ease begets disease, and the key is dealing with the root causes in ways we are already equipped to heal naturally - from the inside out.
Through Trish's own "ashes to beauty" story, her life verse became Isaiah 61:3, which, in turn, became the verse behind Wild Haven's vision, mission, and promises. “To appoint unto them that mourn in Zion, to give unto them beauty for ashes, the oil of joy for mourning, the garment of praise for the spirit of heaviness; that they might be called trees of righteousness, the planting of the Lord, that he might be glorified.”
Furthermore, Acts. 17:28 says that "in Him we move, we live, we breathe, and we have our being." In everything we do, we are simply worshiping the Creator by living whole, soul to sole to soil, in and with nature as creation reveals His healing nature - how we are “designed naturally awesome” (DNA) to thrive!
At the soul core of Wild Haven’s mission is our persevering efforts to rescue, renew, and restore victims of human trafficking and end modern day slavery in this generation as well as to support foster/adoptive families to provide a safe and loving home without compassion fatigue and caregiver burnout from secondary and primary trauma they often experience with and from the children they foster and adopt.
Our mission trips, fundraising efforts, store products and event profits go directly to the efforts of raising awareness, rescuing victims, equipping frontline professionals and survivors, and empowering those who have lost their voice to change laws that protect survivors and seek justice on their behalf. Wild Haven & Co. is also passionate to grow and expand our outreach so that we might also eventually help the homeless, addicted, and recovering communities, as well as prison and hospital populations and the frontline agencies’ personnel who serve these populations.
So, here we are working better together so that we may live, love, and lead people out of darkness and into healing.