Creator of LifeWorks Coaching and LifeWorks School of Coaching
I grew up as an only child, adored and showered with Love. I first experienced trauma at age 7 when my Father was paralyzed with Polio in both arms and both legs. After returning from a full year of physical therapy at Warm Springs Georgia he was left paralyzed from the left knee down.
Having been a track coach and gymnastics coach he was traumatized by losing his Purpose and Passion thereby taking it out on my Mother and myself. Watching the toll it took on my Mother (who died of Cancer 16 years later), I became infatuated with how deeply our "emotions" play an integral part in our health and "well being". Clearly I began to see the direct correlation and connection between how our reactions to our "emotions" create enormous stress to our entire system. Feeling a sense of “dis-ease” - always the the precursor to “disease” - this stayed with me.
As time passed I realized I had been traumatized. And which in turn, wounded me much more than I had realized. After much training and introspection I came to the understanding that I was suffering from Everyday Trauma Syndrome TM.
How My Experience Shaped Me
I grew up as an only child, adored and showered with love, at the age 7 my father contracted Polio and tragically became paralyzed in both arms and legs. After returning from a full year of physical therapy at Warm Springs, Georgia, he was left paralyzed from the left knee down.
Having been a track and gymnastics coach, his experience and disability stole his purpose and passion in life and left him traumatized. His inability to process his situation created frustration and anger that was taken out on my mother and myself, deeply affecting our whole family dynamic. Watching the toll it took on my mother (who died of cancer 16 years later), I became fixated on how deeply our emotions play an integral part in our health and well-being. I began to clearly see the direct correlation between our emotions and our health, and how a feeling of “dis-ease” could be a precursor to “disease”-- this stayed with me for the rest of my life.
As time passed, I realized my father’s situation had affected me more than I realized. I too was wounded by those unfortunate events and was suffering with my own form of Everyday Trauma Syndrome™ -- a trauma that became a huge barrier in my life.
Fortunately, through my training in psychology and my deep desire to heal myself, I was able to process my trauma and remove it as a barrier. I am now passionate about making it one of my missions in life to assist others with their trauma, helping them process it, manage it and remove it as a barrier to their success.