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I Get Your Struggle

It doesn't matter what you've been through or how far down you've fallen. There is help and hope.  I've walked a dark path and found a way out. Let someone who "gets it" gently guide you out of pain and into the light of a meaningful future; beyond your wildest dreams!

I suffered through years of child abuse, eventually leaving home and living on the streets at age 12.  I'll spare you the details. Let's just say I went from the frying pan into the fire.  Years of homelessness, addiction and pain followed.  By the time I began transcending my trauma, I had run the gamut of traditional mental health care; talk therapy, psychiatry, and medication. I found it impossible to find a therapist with the three necessary pillars for proper mental health care.  "Affordable. Accessible. Effective." Did you know the ratio of psychiatrists is roughly  1 per 13,000 US citizens?  The number of licensed psychologists per capita is about 1 in 3,000.  Even if you can access an appointment, many no longer take insurance.

Then there's the "Pill-Mill." Maybe this sounds familiar:

Try a new medication.

Wait six weeks to see if it works. 

Repeat doctor's visits to adjust the dosage.

Find out at week 12 that the medicine doesn't help.

Start the whole process over with another medication. 



When I couldn't find help in the traditional route, I began trying every alternative health method I could find.  Self-help books and positive affirmations became part of my daily routine.  Those things did take the edge off, but ultimately it was like putting a band-aid on a bullet wound. Then in 2001, I discovered the Emotional Freedom Technique, and it saved my life.  I learned the process from founder Gary Craig and found rapid relief from the fight or flight state I had survived in for years. It worked! It freed me from the mental, emotional, physical, and spiritual reactivity created from my traumatic experiences. 


Be wary of promises for an effortless, quick fix or full recovery guarantees. EFT is no magic pill. NO pill will relieve your pain and bring you joy. Reduce depression or anxiety? Possibly.  Some people find great success in medication for symptom reduction. Even then, pain reduction does not equal happiness.  When you're in so much emotional pain that you begin pursuing its elimination as a life goal, happiness and joy aren't even in the realm of possibilities.  I'm here to tell you that you can transcend your trauma and live a life far beyond your current vision of the future.  I had to put in the work and so will you. You don't have to slog through all your old trauma, but It does take courage, commitment, and persistence.  Together we CAN do it!

EFT and other mind-body practices are the cornerstones of the Empowering SHIFTS coaching program. You'll come to feel worthy of a support system and find your tribe, develop a mindset that supports a positive outlook without suppressing your true feelings.  Faking positivity is denial in fancy clothes.  Authentic positivity comes from processing your emotions instead of stuffing them down repeatedly.  By learning how to process your feelings, your self-esteem will grow in leaps and bounds.


Empowering SHIFTS is Supported Self-Help. You do your work, but you don't have to go it alone.  Learn to make better choices and significantly improve your quality of life.  


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