• Therapeutic/Relaxation Massage
  • Gifted Psychic Medium
  • Forensic Healing
  • Psychotherapy
  • Inner Child Specialist
  • Hypnotherapy
  • N.L.P (Neuro Linguistic Programming)
  • Aromatherapy
  • Member of International Institute for Complementary Therapists
  • Member of International Psychics Association


Karen Wlas psychic medium, forensic healer Venus Escapes Venus Escapes Holistic healings Karen and Ted Wlas Owners Venus Escapes

My passion is to empower others to find their truth by unlocking the blockages that have prevented them from being their authentic self.

From birth to the age of 6 my life was what every little girl dreamed of.  I was "welcomed to the world", my family were "glad I was a girl", "my needs were met" and I was so loved by my family. For the next 18 months my parents relationship was rocky. I remember hearing more yelling, more arguments and I would go to bed with my little hands over my ears to block out their voices. He did go away, it was November 1969. My world fell apart; Daddy's little girl no more. Who was going to piggy back me to bed? Who was going to read my bed time story?

Why did this man have such a massive impact on my life? 

I turned to my grandfather and my brother.......the only two men left in my life.....my new surrogate Dad's. These two would protect me and keep me safe. Looking back now my brother was only 15 (hardly a man really.....still a young adolescent finding his way, exploring his own sexual identity) not a role for a 15 year old to fill. That left Pa????? Not a good choice either because unfortunately he was wounded (not that I knew that at the time) and I became his victim of sexual abuse. I couldn't tell anyone; I was silenced. How could I live with myself by expressing my truth? I learnt to "SELF-SACRIFICE", to put the needs of others before my own. The abuse did stop when my grandfather died on 4th July 1976; funny that.....Independence Day!​

I always felt different, almost like I didn't know where I fitted in this World. Mum said I was very sensitive to people when I was young almost like I had this "knowing" whether they were nice or not. When I became a teenager I often had premonitions, I saw things before they happened, I heard voices, I saw shadows, I just had this "knowing". What do you do with this "knowing"?  Was I going nuts??? I HAD A KNOWING TO "TRUST IT"....WHATEVER THE "IT" WAS!

Life continued on........I married in 1983, had 3 wonderful sons, worked hard, I loved being a Mum BUT all my fulfillment and pleasure was on the outside. The family, beautiful home, entertaining friends, having money in the bank, security............I often thought "who am I"? Who am I when I'm not a wife, not a mother, not a daughter, not a grand daughter, not a sister, not a friend..........I didn't know. On the inside I felt empty, like there was some hole in my soul. I was relying on this "outside stuff" to fill the hole. I would keep busy to fill the hole, fill my day with my beautiful sons, prepare yummy food for my family (I loved to cook and entertain), go to aerobics to keep trim because I was obsessed with weight and how I looked.......this wasn't my truth!  


I was searching for the truth and there it was, right in front of me all the time....I just couldn't see it.

My journey begun "Heal The Child Within". I met my Inner Child, my Little Karen. I didn't know it at the time but she was my emotions, my needs, my wants and my desires.  I stopped filling my life with stuff and I embraced every emotion head on. I went back to my childhood and finished the unfinished business. I learnt to give my Inner Child what she needed and didn't get and I knew I had major "life-changing" decisions to make. 

One of those "life-changing" decisions was to end my marriage of 18 years. The pain leading up to that decision was indescribable.  I didn't want to subject my Sons to the pain that I felt when my Dad left but there was something inside me that kept saying "you will never grow while you stay here, you will never be free while you stay here, you must face your fear and leave". I have never been so scared in my entire life because I felt responsible for the lives that were about to change.  ​

My life changed dramatically, I changed, the people I attracted into my life were authentic, real, passionate, they were my mirrors for me.......I BECAME ALIVE!!!!!

I re-married in 2008 to the most beautiful Man, my Soul Mate, my best friend and my marriage deepens each day. Thank you Ted for loving me, for believing in me and encouraging me each day....I love you xxx​

In finding myself, I also embraced my passion, my calling and that is "to empower others to find their truth by unlocking the blockages that have prevented them from being their authentic self".​

Each day I continue to grow, heal, embrace and encourage others and myself.​


The 4th July again!!!! Not Independance Day this time.......Devastation Day. It was 2014 and my middle Son Daniel (D.J) was diagnosed with Acute Lymphoblastic Leukaemia.  WHAT????  The next 10 months was horrifying, challenging, painful, surreal, and at the same time the love and blessings that came out of that time glued us all together as a family.  It was the 11th May 2015 at 2.00am,  Daniel was called back home......his lessons in this life had ended. He was no longer trapped in a world that caused him grief, he was free. My life changed that day........I cannot explain the pain.......there are no words.​



1. I found an inner strength that was buried under my fear.

2. I had a better understanding of empathy and compassion.

3. I appreciated being alive.

4. I had a greater faith in humanity.

5. I no longer felt a failure.​

FOR MUM......... My beautiful Mum, I now know what unconditional love means. Thank you for always being there for me, you were my rock. If there were more people in the world like you the world would be a better place. No goodbyes for you as we will keep connecting in spirit.​

 I dedicate my work to my Son / Angel in Heaven.....I love you D.J. xxxx