I am a "Find Your Voice" Coach and writer who has experienced the pain of not being able to say what I need, or what’s important.
I grew up with family alcoholism, where I learned that it wasn't always safe to say what I thought. Later on in life, I didn't seem to have the boldness that I wanted. Maybe I'm just a “B-minus” student, I thought. I wondered if something was wrong with me. I trained as a chemical dependency counselor and later became a professional biologist.
Throughout my professional career, I felt disappointed. Either life wasn't giving me the opportunities I craved, or I wasn't seeing the ones that were there. Or didn't have the courage to act on them. Whatever it was, I felt like I had an invisible ceiling over me that limited my ability to shine and sapped my strength to step up. I set out to change this.
I learned to set boundaries. Through my job, I took every training I could find: conflict resolution, mediation, dealing with difficult people, crucial conversations, and so on. I knew how to do it, but every time it came to facing someone and speaking up, I felt like running. Just hearing a passionate argument (that didn’t even involve me) made me anxious.
I was learning the tools to use, but I still felt like I was too dependent on the approval of others. I tried all kinds of self-help groups, teachers, therapies, and programs. They all helped. What helped even more was EFT (also called Emotional Freedom Techniques or "tapping") and Matrix Reimprinting (another form of EFT).
I now know I lost my voice as a very young girl. Today, I have it back, and I want to share the powerful tools and ideas I have found with other women who, like me, have suffered from swallowed words.
If you want to make it easier to ask for what you want, set boundaries with others, or do public speaking, I can help. You may feel that the most difficult thing for you is to find and use your own authentic voice, which is often hidden behind all the obvious and subliminal messages all women receive. Having found my own voice, I can be a support and mentor to you, too.
Oh yeah. That "B-minus" feeling I used have? Gone.
By the way, in my past, I'd never think of highlighting what I've done on the internet. Way too much visibility! But since we're talking about visibility, here's mine:
I’ve been an EFT Coach in private practice since 2012, doing:
Types of workshops I’ve facilitated:
Introduction to EFT
Trainings I’ve attended:
Healing Inherited Family Trauma, 2018.
Picture Tapping Training, 2018.
EFT Level 3, 2017.
Matrix Reimprinting using EFT for Specific Issues, 2016.
Resolving Emotional Trauma and PTSD with EFT, 2016.
Crucial Conversations, 2013.
Matrix Reimprinting, 2013.
40-hour Professional Mediation Training, 2012.
EFT Level 1, 2 and 3, 2011.
Here are my Certifications and Degrees:
Certification pending, Picture Tapping Practitioner, 2018.
Certificate of Completion, Matrix Reimprinting Practitioner, 2016.
Certificate of Completion, EFT Intermediate Practitioner, 2012.
Master's Degree, Environmental Studies, The Evergreen State College.
Associates Degree, Alcohol and Drug Abuse, Pierce College.
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