Do you have any idea how much your life is holding you back from living?
Yeah, I didn’t either until it all started to unravel right there before my eyes.
At the core of my personal identity were overeating, overdrinking, overspending, overcompensating, shame, guilt, body hate and bag full of I’m not enoughs. It took hearing another person’s story of how her mother had berated, judged and belittled her to realize that I had to make change. I heard my own story in hers and realized too many of us have traveled that same path.
So, I began my journey of sludging through all the muck of my past. I learned how I was using food as love, alcohol to numb, people pleasing and caretaking to get people to love me. Always looking for outside validation because I never felt good enough, smart enough or just plain enough for self-acceptance and pure, honest authentic love. This was not an easy process, but it was worth every tear.
I stopped drinking alcohol because I knew if I stayed on that path, my family would suffer. Food and my other compulsive behaviors were still a part of me though. My healing journey began with talk therapy. For months and months, I met with a wonderful therapist rehashing my painful story week after week with no relief. I still hurt…I was still anger and I still hated myself deep down to my core. I was in so pain.
Then I came across the psychology of eating methodology. I learned how it wasn’t only the food and how much I was eating that was causing me to stay overweight, it was the WHY I was using food. Food was my friend, lover, comfort. Food made my life sweeter, it gave me something to do when I was bored. It numbed me from my childhood…it was so much a part of me. It gave me so much until it didn’t. I was very successful losing and maintaining my weight, but still I was not healed. There was still some more work to do.
And then I encountered Emotional Freedom Techniques (EFT)/Tapping. With the most supportive, knowledgeable, gentle practitioners God sent me, I finally let go of some of the pain and the disappointments from my chaotic, dysfunctional childhood. I know we all of pain in past – some worse than others, but, you see, I was letting mine define me. I never left home without it – for over 40 years. Don’t you think that was long enough?
So that’s why I do what I do. I’ve walked in your shoes…maybe not the same pair, but a very similar style. I know what it feels like to not be enough. I know what it’s like to carry that painful story day after day causing all that emotional and physical pain.
I want to leave this world a better place for future generations. I want everyone to know that they are important, they matter and they are worthy of love and acceptance. If I walked to my path to help others walk theirs then I am blessed and so are you.
So, as a certified coach and EFT practitioner, I want my clients to get relief and recover from trauma, co-dependency, weight issues, addictions, obsessive-compulsive behaviors, physical pain just like I did. I promise to compassionately, honestly and gently hold sacred space for them just like my practitioners did for me so they can HEAL (Healthy Empowered Authentic Living) just like I did.
Are you ready to do some Healthy Empowered Authentic Living (HEAL)? Fantastic! Book your session now.
Certified EFT Practitioner
Certified Eating Psychology and Life Coach