Who Am I?
If sensitive folks are familiar with one thing, it's overwhelm. That feeling that it's all too much, like we're doggy-paddling on a stormy sea — and at any moment we feel we're about to get dragged under the waves.
We know the feeling of overload well. The noise is too loud, the pain is too deep, people constantly needing something from you, everything feeling like sandpaper on your psyche.
I can relate.
I've spent my life as a sensitive, intuitively empathic person in a world that feels like it's screaming in my face. Like a lot of other sensitives I know, I've run the gamut of intensely unpleasant life experiences:
Family history of violence, addiction, and mental illness
Manipulative, abusive romantic relationships
Confusing, unhealthy friendships
Emotionally abusive in-laws
For years I felt like I was an unwitting drama-magnet. After decades of suffering with PTSD, anxiety, depression, codependence, and a parade of mystery physical illnesses that my doctors could not figure out, I knew in my bones there had to be a better way. So I've dedicated my life to finding the tools that will help us not only survive in this world, but feel amazing in our sensitive bodies and minds.
Here's the thing, though. There is no "one size fits all" strategy that works for everyone. Managing one's sensitive experience is a highly personalized process. That's where it's super handy to have an intuitive empath on your side, because understanding people's feelings is my thing. It's what I was born to do.
As an intuitive empath, I've got one foot in the scientific camp and another foot in the world of woo. While I feel things out using my empathic sense, I also work with a series of different methods that include cognitive behavioral techniques, body movement, somatic trauma work, and nervous system management strategies.
This is the point where some people ask me, "Are you psychic?"
The empathic sense is not necessarily about being psychic. Everyone has an empathic sense, just like they have the ability to see, hear, smell, taste, and touch. Some people have a more pronounced sense of smell, or they have sharp vision, or they can taste nuanced flavors. On the other end of the spectrum, some people can't see, hear, smell, or taste at all.
Humans evolved with an empathic sense, and some people experience it stronger than others. I fall into the camp of having a very strong empathic sense.
Professionally, I use my skills to help others find peace of mind in a world that continually knocks us off-balance. I can offer healing, clarity, perspective, and a personalized roadmap to feeling better. I'd love to help you, too.
I'm a Certified Life Coach through The Life Coach School, where I specialized in applied coaching, behavioral change, emotional processing, and urge work. I'm also a Somatic Experiencing® Practitioner in Training, integrating SE™ trauma management techniques into my practice.
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