who i work with
I WORK WITH TRAUMA SURVIVORS, AND SPIRITUALLY-INCLINED, HIGHLY SENSITIVE, EMPATHIC AND CREATIVE TYPES. MY SPECIALTY IS HELPING MY CLIENTS RECOVER FROM ADVERSITY AND TRAUMA (OF ALL KINDS,) NAVIGATE TRANSITIONS, IDENTIFY THEIR NEEDS AND INNER GUIDANCE, BUILD THEIR SELF-ESTEEM, CONFIDENCE & SELF-WORTH, AND WALK AWAY (SAFELY AND AT THEIR OWN PACE) FROM ANY ASPECT OF LIFE THAT IS HURTING THEM. IT'S CROSSING THE BRIDGE. I OFFER SUPPORT AND COACHING TO HELP THEM CREATE A LIFE THAT FEELS SAFE, STABLE, FULL OF HOPE, WELLBEING AND FULFILLMENT. FOR MORE INFORMATION ON WHAT HEALTH AND WELLNESS COACHING IS CLICK HERE.
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Where I'm Coming from, a deeper dive
My 1st goal is to help you embrace that the answer is YOU.
The right path is your path. What is missing is YOU. What you are looking for will come from within you. You are the best teacher, you know what is best for you. Don't give your power away to others, to your family, your friends, kids, parents, authority figures, work, church, me, or any other hired help. You are the Boss.
My 2nd goal is to help you understand that while you did not create what happened to you, once safe, you are creating your reality now.
Empowerment is the realization you are responsible for your own life. You did not create what happened to you. You did not create your past adversity and true victimization. We've all suffered traumas, some of us unthinkably so. But once you are safe from harm and in a stable environment, healing is possible. After a certain point it becomes a choice. Do you want to heal? You create your internal world. You are generating your experience now. Once you realize you are in the driver's seat of your mindset, you can move out of survival mode, reacting to and feeling victimized by your circumstances. You are in charge of your mindset and value system, generating positive thoughts, emotions and expectations. Honoring your story and your pain is part of how you heal. In order to move forward, EMPOWERMENT is about living in the present and taking responsibility for your thoughts, feelings and actions.
My 3rd goal is to help you be honest about what you want, take decisive action and to REALLY LIVE.
Because it is not just about healing, right? Do you want to really live? Life is about more than doing your beeping inner work, hehe. Many of my clients, as I did before them, get lost in the healing/analyzing/understanding stage. There is such a thing as too much therapy! It can be just as crippling and re-traumatizing to over-focus on healing, as it is to avoid doing inner work, and just let your old conditioning run your life. Be honest about where you are on this spectrum. For instance, most of my biological family has avoided doing inner-work, where I was overdoing it! This is not a moral judgement, neither side is better or worse, both sides are out of balance. It's about finding balance and compassion from every standpoint.
In order to identify what's most beneficial and loving for YOU, consider where you are at this point. Empowerment is just as much about LIVING as it is about healing. It is embracing what you want and need NOW, and taking real world, concrete action towards that. It is about letting yourself have what you need, not gaslighting yourself or denying yourself. It's letting yourself be worthy to receive RIGHT NOW. We never actually 'get there'. Getting there is an illusion. My goal is to help you actually live while you are alive. You're a work in progress, we all are. Honey, you'll never be done! So why not actually enjoy and revel in your life by making it exactly what you need?
My whole life is under construction! I am feeling blessed and some grace under pressure, hehe. I changed my name, became an Aodha, and am on the road until September 23rd, 2023, the Fall Equinox. I am offering a handful of Late Summer Grace Sessions during this sacred time of travel. Sign up for a session here. Subscribe below to follow me on the road. Join me on this adventure!
*I do not take the place of a qualified therapist, medical practitioner, domestic violence advocacy center, mental health center, or any other expert resource. Many of my clients choose to work with me in addition to their existing support system, or they are in a place where they do not need the above resources listed. We can all benefit from a strong support network, authentic connection and a personalized team of integrative practitioners.
*If you are unsafe you deserve the best, most qualified help life could give you. Please get expert help, you don't have to do it alone. We all need help sometimes. I would not be where I am without an entire team who helped me put myself back together again. All my love and prayers. <3 Aodh