My journey from Ballerina to EFT Master Trainer & Practitioner
My career started out originally as a ballerina and I danced principal roles with the Australian Ballet Company where I performed with many wonderful stars in the ballet world such as Margot Fonteyn, Rudolph Nureyev and Robert Helpmann. I later had the opportunity to appear on Broadway in “A Chorus Line” and “Dancin” working with Michael Bennett and Bob Fosse.
I went on to have a beautiful family of five kids and have been married to the same patient husband for well…many years now.
One of the reasons that I stopped performing, even when I had many agents calling me to come and audition for jobs, was that I experienced debilitating terror at the thought. Depending on who was in the audience I could have such fear inside even though I could cover it well, the stress was taking its toll on my body and I developed a chronic ankle injury. There was a part of me that loved being in the limelight but there were parts of me that felt I didn’t deserve this success.
I didn’t know until much later that I was experiencing Complex PTSD (post-traumatic stress) and that I had been for most of my life, due to childhood abuse. Unfortunately, all the therapies I tried at the time were not able to help me in any way, so thousands of dollars went down the drain. Perhaps I was just picking the wrong therapists but I do believe that everything is for a reason and my frustration and inability to find help back then led me along the path to learn the mix of transformation techniques and therapies I now know. These therapies have not only helped me to heal and have a wonderful quality of life but also for my clients.
At the time I gave up on my career out of sheer exhaustion. I thought that I would just have to accept being emotionally handicapped for life, as it seemed I had tried everything. I poured my energies into my family and sought out religion in the hopes that I would find what I was looking for there. Although I learned many wonderful and profound things, I also learned that religion has its limitations. I have a strong belief in God and in Jesus, they were present in my life when others couldn’t be but it seemed that religion has distorted much of who God truly is and wounded many in the process. When my youngest was about ten, I thought maybe I could try going back to performing again and that maybe, miraculously, things would be different for me. Unfortunately, that was not the case.
Still wracking my brains and heart, and having this undying belief that all things were possible, I kept searching. At this time I discovered EFT (Emotional Freedom Techniques) and Matrix Reimprinting. When I heard about Matrix Reimprinting I was so excited! The idea that you could go back to a memory, heal the traumatic aspect of it and re-imprint the memory with positive beliefs gave me great hope. This was what I was looking for. I had many traumatic memories, which I could not keep from cropping up, no matter what I did to keep them at bay.
Long story short, as I couldn’t find a practitioner near me, I ended up getting trained in it myself! Not only did I discover how effective it was, I knew that I would be good at this work and that I could help others to find freedom also. I ended up getting additional certifications. I am an EFT Trainer & Practitioner, a Matrix Reimprinting Practitioner, Destiny Coach, a Grief Recovery Method Specialist and Internal Family Systems (IFS), therapist. Internal Family Systems is sometimes called ‘parts’ work and Destiny Coaching is all about helping you to discover your God-given destiny. When we are living in alignment with our purpose (what brings us joy) everything seems to fall into place. Needless to say, I’m psyched and I totally LOVE my work that it’s even hard to call it work!
My training and certification includes Destiny Coaching, Emotional Freedom Techniques (EFT), EFT Trainer, Adv Level 3 Practitioner, Matrix Reimprinting Specialist, Matrix Birth and Health Reimprinting, Internal Family Systems (IFS) Lev.1, Grief Recovery Method, Christian Physical Healing through Prayer, Christian Prophetics, Transformation Prayer Ministry and PTT (Picture Tapping Technique).
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