I’m an award winning therapist, an Amazon best-selling author, a professional speaker, and an expert in the field of spirituality and healing trauma for over 20 years.
Years ago I was nicknamed the “Joy Doctor” and it stuck. And I’m glad. Because it’s truly who I am.
But it wasn’t always this way. I suffered debilitating anxiety, depression, post traumatic stress and panic attacks in my 20s. It could have been something that ruined my life forever but it didn’t. After crying out for help during meditation I had a “peak experience” which healed me completely. After that love, joy and peace filled my being.
I have always been interested in a more whole person approach to healing than my traditional counseling degree advocated. I wanted what I had found for my clients. I wanted them to feel whole, free from their diagnoses and empowered to be their best selves so that their past did not hold them back at all!
One of the life-changing and empowering things I learned when I received my Doctorate in Transpersonal Psychology was how to engage the 3 levels of consciousness in my clients. This is incredibly effective for long-lasting healing because we’re working from a whole self perspective. Understanding these 3 levels and thinking “out of the box”, my clients became more empowered, awakened and tuned in- not to mention clearer and stronger!
What I found is that most therapies engage 1 level of consciousness and, occasionally, 2 but 3? Wow! And the 3rd level - the superconscious self - is the most creative and healing part of the client.