In the beginning
I have always had big dreams and goals for my future. I wanted to be the next Jacques Cousteau or David Attenborough and create award winning nature documentaries. I wanted to write a best selling novel that would be adapted into a wildly popular movie. I wanted to create and sell beautiful paintings that would hang on walls around the world.
I wanted all of these things...
...but something kept getting in my way: my inability to manage my own stress. For years, while finishing my bachelor's degree in biological sciences, and training and working as a wildlife guide, I quietly suffered from debilitating anxiety, worries and fears that I tried to hide from the world. I finished my teaching degree with my mental health in the toilet, but I was too ashamed to tell anyone about it. Then, as I kept pushing myself harder and harder, teaching high school and writing a novel, my physical health began to suffer too. I developed a frustrating collection of autoimmune conditions that stumped every doctor I saw and made my days (and nights) truly miserable.
...to make matters worse, I got injured. I had a bad crash on a ski hill and ended up in chronic pain. I had thought things were bad during the worst days of my autoimmune misadventure, but that was a garden full of rainbows and unicorns compared to this. I had significant physical limitations and was uncomfortable every minute of every day. I had to stop working, had to stop all of the activities that brought me any joy, and was terrified that the pain would never end... and this went on for 3 long, awful years.
I thought I had tried everything. I really did. And then I discovered 3 different therapies that changed everything and helped me manage my pain and anxiety. Not only that, they allowed me to begin to imagine I could have a life in which, instead of just surviving, I was actually thriving.
Where I am today
I feel so fortunate that hypnotherapy, EFT and BCST gave me the chance to transform my own life, and I am thrilled when I can offer the same to others. I have such admiration for people who commit to a path of growth and change and it feels truly amazing to help fellow sufferers rewire their brains and bodies so that they can pursue the things that matter to them most.
I am committed to continuing my own growth and development as a craniosacral therapist, hypnotherapist and clinical EFT practitioner so that I can offer my clients the most effective tools and techniques. Thus far, I have completed the following trainings:
Body Intelligence - Biodynamic Craniosacral Therapy 2 Year Foundation Training Diploma
Canadian College of Advanced Hypnosis and Hypnotherapy - Certified Clinical Hypnotherapist
Alliance Self-Empowerment Inc.- Certified Parts Therapy Facilitator
Mike Mandel Hypnosis Academy - Neo-Ericksonian Hypnosis, Advanced Hypnotherapy Techniques
Quantum Journeys Hypnosis - Quantum Journeys Hypnotist Training
EFT Universe - Clinical Certified EFT Practitioner Training
During my hardest, worst days, I made a promise to the universe. I vowed that if I was ever able to find a way out of the mess of stress and anxiousness and panic and pain that had become my life, I would help other people do the same. And that's how Sea Change Wellness was created.
I was a tough case. I was negative. Miserable. Full of limiting beliefs. Riddled with fear. Convinced I was worthless. Determined it was hopeless. But then, things started to get better. And as my life changed, my beliefs began to change too.
What I believe now is simple.
Pain and chronic illness can be managed.
Stress, fear, worry and anxiousness can be managed.
Suffering really can be optional.
It's never too late to make a sea change happen in your life.
I am just a person, a human like you. I found a way to be joyful, relaxed, comfortable, peaceful and at home in mind and body. You can, too. You are only one decision away from a completely different life.
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