I grew up in a very loving home with lots of rules about how things “should” be, and with protection from “the world out there”. I became an adult with few skills on how to be “in this world”. I went along with what people thought I “should” be doing – studying, getting a job and having a family….even though not really knowing who I was or what I wanted.
After the birth of my second son (special needs) who did not fit into any of society’s boxes about how children “should be” or any of those rules I had grown up with….my journey to search for answers on how to parent and educate him started. On that journey I discovered so much more than how to parent my children, I discovered myself!
Not only was having a special needs child a huge challenge on its own, but my background of limited exposure to and understanding of the world made this even more difficult.
My journey started with how I was going to “fix” my son….. then, when that was done, I would be able to have the “happy” life I thought I was having. My determination and passion to find answers lead me to many, many different therapists, exercises, psychologists, paediatricians, neurologists, and while these all helped, we always seemed to reach a point of …what now? Once we had tried all that was available and still there was no sign of him going to a mainstream school, I came to a realization that this story was not going to change. …and that is where my true journey began. So often we think that it is our external environment, our physical circumstances and the people in our lives that determine our happiness. I realized that day that I had to find a way to be happy and successful in spite of my challenges.
Next I discovered EFT (Emotional Freedom Techniques) and NLP (Neuro-Linguistic Programming) which focuses on what drives human behaviour – our emotions and our needs. Everything we had tried up to this point focused on how to improve or fix the behaviour. I used these hand-in-hand and started to focus on and become aware of what was driving MY behaviour and his.
Using all that I have learnt and applying it on a day to day basis to find solutions has been a very rewarding experience. I have had great success personally and with both my sons.
Because of the huge difference this has made in my life, I decided to start a business as I am passionate about sharing this understanding and these solutions.
I finished my training in EFT(Emotional Freedom Techniques) levels 1,2 and 3. I am now a certified level 2 EFT practitioner. I have also completed my training in NLP (Neuro-Linguistic Programming) and life coaching and I am a certified NLP Practitioner and NLP life coach.
Through this jounrey I have taken all the valuable insights and learning from the many sources and consolidated these into an all-in-one training program/workshop to make it easier for parents and teachers to find the answers they are looking for. I have held workshops for parents and teachers and have had great feedback.