Yes, that’s me… all zen-like… I came into the world like this. Nothing bad has ever happened to me and I have always had the most PERFECT life!
If you didn’t fall for any of the above congratulations! This is me… I have discovered some extraordinarily dark places within myself. I have and continue to shine the metaphorical spotlight upon them, faced them… didn’t want to face them, ran from them then was forced to face them (ha!) and continue to transmute them. I have touched and continue to heal some seriously embedded trauma that I carried around unknowingly for about 32 years of my life. I have been considered an “overachiever” by some and have faced the critic within that says I am not enough. I am flawed and scarred and have discovered how incredibly beautiful ALL of it is. In the spiritual sense of the word… yes, my life has indeed been perfect.
But this stuff isn’t easy. It isn’t easy to heal when we do not have the tools that we need to guide us through it. Some would consider what I do to be “shadow work”… I call it trauma healing. Trauma is something that affects all of us in some form or another and whether we choose to heal it or not is ultimately our own choice of course. But I have found that waking up involves looking at the trauma we were a part of and sucking the poison out of the wound so that it can finally heal. It’s not a quick fix and its not a one-size fits all approach. You are YOUnique and therefore your healing will be holistic.
I want you to know that I am nowhere near “enlightened” nor do I consider myself a guru. My goal is to give you guidance so that you understand and embrace your own guru within. You need not be dependent on anyone, but having a hand to help guide you through the darkness is something all of us could use.
That said… here are some things that make me “qualified” according to society.
Master of Science in Complementary and Alternative Medicine (October 2018)
Master of Science Clinical Psychology (In process)
200 Hour Yoga Teacher Certified (Yandara Yoga)
Reiki Level 2 Practitioner
Certification in Somatic Approaches to Healing Trauma