The Invisible Hero
I’ve worked for over 20 years as a professional counsellor and Hypnotherapist in Canada and now in my home of Australia. I love what I do. I love people and I’ve always been fascinated by human behaviour, what makes us tick, why people get stuck and the interesting ways people perceive things. I am especially passionate about THE MIND and how powerful we really are and yet aware how very little of us really understand we possess this extraordinary gift. A gift that allows us to completely change and reinvent ourselves and our lives, in any moment, in spite of our circumstances.
Most Therapists chose this profession because they too have a “history” of trauma, dysfunction or family mental health issues and found the power in their own wellness through deeper insights into Psychology, behaviourism, spirituality and Philosophy.
I was fortunate many years ago when I was in my very early 20s, my training included experiencing Therapy for myself. The idea was to sensitized me to my client’s experience but also resolved any of my own unconscious stuff .This encouraged my authenticity in the work I do as how could one convincingly , authentically , sell a product they themselves would never use?
Therapy all those years ago combined with 10 years of study formulated the foundation of the work I do now but even more importantly, moulded and completely changed the course of who I was set up to be, to who I became.
My work, is so much more than a job, it’s my passion, it’s a deeper spiritual commitment I carry as my mission in life, to guide as many people as I can, for as long as I can, toward their own sense of inner worth, toward their path of healing, mental, emotional, physical, spiritual wellness,to teach the MIND TOOLS I know can significantly alter their perception , their reality, but most importantly the way they IDENTIFY.
I have witnessed so many people on my couch, look down when describing how they feel about themselves. I’ve heard the stories of addiction, anxiety, depression, shame, embarrassment, confusion, wrong turns, stories of crime, abuse, bad decisions, failed marriages, failed careers, failed lives.
But did you know
“FAILURE IS NOT THE OPPOSITE OF SUCCESS
IT IS A PART OF SUCCESS”
I look into my clients, I see their right to be here, I see their courage in coming to my office and exposing their vulnerabilities, I see their pain and sit with them so they don’t feel alone and help them sort through it, I hear their stories and teach them how to transform them, heal and rewrite a new chapter, I challenge those areas that only serve to drown them and keep them stuck, I help them find that part of them that is perfect in all their imperfections, and I tell them about the greatest human gift we all received, and that is, no matter who you are or how old you are, we all have the ability to reinvent ourselves.
I NEVER tell my clients “YOU NEVER GET MORE THAN YOU CAN HANDLE”.
Life can be cruel, horrendously challenging, devastating, and you can
” GET MORE THAN YOU CAN HANDLE”.
What matters, isn’t how many times you fall, what matters is that YOU GET BACK UP!
My favorite toy as a child was a Weeble. It was an ugly little egg shaped toy with a poorly drawn face on it, and a weight in the bottom base. The idea was you could flick it, hard, with your fingers, and it wobbles all the way to the left side, the right side, front or back, but it always came back up. The jingle was “weedless wobble, but they don’t fall down”.I loved it, and little did I know then just how much that became my internal mantra.
WEEBLES WOBBLE BUT THEY DON’T FALL DOWN
So to ALL my clients who have ever wobbled, no matter how many times, and yet still got back up….yes bruised, a few chunks taken out, BUT … YOU GOT BACK UP
THAT IS THE WIN.
THAT IS THE WIN
And to me, YOU ARE THE INVISIBLE HEROS
YOUR ARE THE INVISIBLE HEROS
You have been to war, you have battled, you have felt defeated, you have been wounded, but always fight for you, you are worth it, you are perfect in all of your perfection,
I SEE YOU
I HONOUR YOU
YOU ARE THE INVISIBLE HERO
THANKYOU FOR BEING ALIVE