"BodyTalk answered a question I didn't even know I was asking."
When I look back at my life, there is nothing particular to blame for how I began to feel as an adult. I grew up in a loving family, went to school, met a man, got married, bought a house, had two kids. Everything seemed perfectly fine and normal.
And then one day when my kids were very young, I realized that I was very very angry. (Actually, someone close to me pointed it out. In my anger I didn't speak to them for a while, but am I ever glad that they said something!) It turned out that the anger was hiding a very deep sadness and a whole range of other emotions that I did not know how to feel or express. Because I didn't know how to do otherwise, I blamed others for how I felt and took out my emotions on whoever was closest to me.
As these emotions became more and more intense it was getting harder and harder to hide them and keep living life as usual. I realized I had to find a way to deal with myself. I knew that talking wasn't the solution; I had a sense of how these emotions were being held in the body and talking wasn't the way to release them. I also knew I wanted to find a way to address the root cause of whatever I was experiencing - I didn't want a way to merely cope. So I went searching, and eventually, through a series of chance meetings and conversations, found BodyTalk.
BodyTalk answered a question I didn't even know I was asking.
My overwhelming emotions were masking a question I was too guilty and ashamed to ask: "Is this all there is to life? Really?"
The theory and philosophy of BodyTalk gave me the answers to that question and a tool for self awareness and resolution. I began letting go of long held beliefs, emotions, and patterns that no longer served me. I gained an understanding of myself and the world around me that inspires me to show up for myself and be grateful for every moment and experience that comes my way.
Since then, lots of things have changed in my life, my profession for starters since I decided to become a Certified BodyTalk Practitioner. I have a different, healthier relationship with my family, my body, the world around me, and myself. I am more at peace because I now have the answer to my question.
I am committed to continually deepening my own understanding of BodyTalk and consciousness, which always extends into my practice. I use many Advanced BodyTalk modules as well as the Conscious Living Investigation process in my practice. I also hold a Masters degree in International Development and have various leadership and facilitation training and experience.