WHAT'S YOUR STORY?
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THERE ARE STORIES WE TELL OTHERS...
AND THERE ARE STORIES WE TELL OURSELVES.
Story inspires, opens minds, touches hearts, connects us to people and places unknown and unexplored, and story lights the soul. Our story can also affect the way we live, love and work.
is the one thing you have that no one else has but is it the story you
Stories are handed down, given to us before birth and often, we think that's the only story we can run with.
DON'T BELIEVE IT!
You can edit it, adapt it, rewrite it and even create brand new chapters and stories
ANY TIME YOU CHOOSE TO
doesn't have to be made public. It's YOUR story! Maybe you just want to uncover and understand it for your own benefit, for healing and for change?
Maybe you have a message, a mission or want to leave a legacy?
Maybe you see yourself writing a book, speaking on stage, being interviewed, becoming a therapist, healer or mentor?
Maybe you just want to quietly and privately do the healing work you know you need to do to finally be able to live your life your way, walk your true path?
Whichever feels true for you, uncovering, understanding, editing, changing and connecting to your story is how you will do it!
BUT WHY EXPLORE
When you understand your story...where it came from, how it was created, the parts of it that serve you well and those that don't, you can OWN your story and that's powerful.
UNCOVERING & UNDERSTANDING
YOUR STORY WILL...
• Connect you to your true YOU.
• Identify, and give you confidence in, your own voice so that you can share your own thoughts and feelings without fear of judgement.
• Connect you to people and places you never imagined.
When you know yourself, you carry a beacon visible only to those
you are meant to connect with.
• Give you the switch that transforms things for you in your life,
love, work & business.
IT WILL ALSO
Identify those stories you tell yourself about...
• Why things never seem to work out.
• Why things seem so hard.
• Why people let you down.
• Why you experience so
much hurt and anguish.
• Why your life hasn't turned out the way you imagined it would.
When you learn what aspects of your story need editing and rewriting, you can literally
CREATE YOUR OWN STORY
AND OWN IT
THIS IS MY STORY
I'm the child of creative and chaotic parents. A jazz musician Dad, a beautiful and gentle but tortured soul, and an opera singing, champion Latin American dancing violent paranoid schizophrenic, Jehovah's Witness Mother, who I spent much of my childhood alone with and caring for in the best way I could.
I was an introverted (shy as they called it in the 1970's), loner of a child with a stress stammer. This incredible collection of things made me a natural target for bullies and boy did they hit the bullseye
I'm a Survivor...
of a childhood of physical and emotional abuse and fear, of disastrous and abusive relationships, of a 20+ year career as one of only a handful of female leaders in one of the most notoriously tough, male dominated industries; advertising and marketing, and of cancer.
That could be my story but it's not where my story ends. I dedicated myself to understanding my parents' stories and to understanding and changing my own. I'm grateful for the story I started out with. Some chapters are still a part of my story today, but there are many that are new and I'm still writing it with every day that goes by.
Books, writing, words and language literally changed the course of my life. Words and language, whether written, spoken, felt or expressed, showed me my true potential and helped me to understand that life isn't an endurance test but a beautiful adventure. From my early years, books have been my education and salvation. I would spend endless hours in my local library learning from and escaping into the pages that held the promise of adventure, inspiration and transformation. Writing gave this introverted, stammering traumatised child a voice when I didn't have one. As an adult, writing and therapy helped me change my story. If I can rewrite my story, I know you can!
I use a whole toolkit of practices and therapies in my guiding work: coaching, neuro linguistics, psychotherapy, clinical hypnotherapy, alongside my own very real lived experience and deep intuition and I don't shy away from my healing and witchy heritage when appropriate either. Words and language, written and in other forms, feature strongly and I even work deeply with nature. I am told that my approach is a beautiful and powerful combination of Words and Woowoo.
I want you to shape, create and own the rest of your story, because you can! Your story can guide you to a life; including work, business, relationships, money, that fills you with joy and that leaves a legacy for others, just the way I hope that my story will for YOU.
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