Becoming an Emotional Health Practitioner
Years ago, I embarked on a personal development journey that changed my life. I was in a marriage that wasn’t healthy and needed some personal direction (that’s the coles notes version). I just needed SOMETHING. Have you ever felt that way? Like you weren’t sure exactly WHAT you needed but you knew it was something? Without getting into the down and dirty details of my life history, there was a pattern of emotional addiction (attracting to you situations that create the same emotional reaction) that I recognized and just couldn’t break out of. I actually was stuck in a freeze mode (think flight, fright, or freeze) and wasn’t functioning at my best. I was so embedded in the freeze mode that I must admit that I took a program that takes a few months to a year and stretched this out to THREE YEARS. Yes. Freeze mode. I might hold the record for the length of time to go through this process.
My personal journey was so transformative, I knew at some point I would have to include it in my ever growing collection of skills. EHP goes well beyond traditional talk therapy. This style of counselling DIGS DEEP and GETS THINGS DONE. As my friend and mentor says “If all you want to do is talk, that’s what friends are for.” I love it! And it’s true! How many times have you talked about the same situation OVER and OVER and yet…..it never really goes away.
In my professional life, I was already teaching about health and wellness, educating people on how to break bad eating habits, and lifestyle coaching. I also became a holistic health practitioner to complement my business and to create lasting physical change in my clients health and wellness but I knew there was more to it than that. I wanted to share my experience with my clients and provide this for them as I knew other factors were hindering their healing process or fitness goals.
Along the way my friends would hear me talk about “footsteps”, “pillows”, and “bliss list” but now I am so happy that I get to teach it! After years of implementing my skills in my personal life, I went on to get a degree in Psychology and training as an Emotional Health Practitioner.
If you want to learn more about how I mastered the Energy of Emotion, got rid of my pillows and followed my footsteps to create positive change in my life, check out www.ehpcentre.ca for more information.
It’s not to say that I am perfect, none of us are! I still have my crazy mom moments, my days of worry and those days were the stress gets the better of me but what I don’t do is let it drag me down for any length of time. The skills I learned empower me to create the change I need to, to pick myself up, dust myself off and go out and create the life I want.
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