In 1978, just three months after his second birthday, my only child drowned. Paramedics were able to resuscitate his breathing and heartbeat, but Robin remained unconscious. He was in critical care for two weeks and then his organs failed. When he died, I not only suppressed my grief, but also overwhelming guilt and shame. I didn’t know how to process grief or any of my emotions. I had never learned how; it isn’t something our western culture teaches. I buried it all deep inside me for 34 years and rarely acknowledged it.
Then, in 2012, my husband died, too. This time I was raw with grief and looked for help and support. When I discovered EFT tapping, my life changed forever. I learned how to literally “tap” into the deep, dark places inside me where guilt, regret and shame lived in the shadows, to bring them into the light of my own awareness, acknowledge them, and release them. Now, I can cherish the memories of both my husband and my child without the severe anguish and guilt I used to carry. When feelings of sorrow do surface, I simply tap until I move from grief to love and gratitude.
The immense amount of help I received from EFT tapping in being able to process my grief over the deaths of my husband and only child, as well as in clearing limiting beliefs developed in childhood, inspired me to obtain my EFT Intermediate Practitioner-1 and Energy Practitioner certifications. It is my passion and privilege to help others learn and benefit from these easy to use self-help tools that are so effective in reducing the emotional intensity we experience from loss and other life events.
As an EFT/Energy Practitioner, I have been trained and mentored personally by Dawson Church, PhD. I am certified through his organization, EFT Universe, to practice Clinical EFT, the science-based EFT method that has been validated by dozens of clinical trials.
I bring over 40 years of experience in personal spiritual practice and emotional growth to my EFT/Energy Practice, drawing from my prior experience as an HR manager/trainer and volunteer mediator, my meditation and mindfulness practices, and my participation in an ongoing bereavement support group. I offer private sessions in person, via Zoom or by phone.
Please note: I am not a medical doctor, mental health professional, or other licensed health care professional. I specifically do not offer or provide diagnosis or treatment of medical conditions or of mental disorders (as defined by the American Psychiatric Association in the Diagnostic and Statistical Manual of Mental Disorders). EFT Coaching is not a replacement for medical or mental health care from licensed professionals, and clients are urged to seek professional medical or mental health care whenever appropriate.
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