Academic and professional qualifications include:
• Diploma in Hypnotherapy and Neuro-Linguistic Programming NLP
• Certified Practitioner of Hypnotherapy
• Certified Master Practitioner of Hypnotherapy
• Certified Trainer of Hypnotherapy
• Certified Practitioner NLP
• Certified Master Practitioner NLP
• Certified NLP Trainer
• Certified Time Line® Therapy Practitioner
• Certified Time Line® Therapy Master Practitioner
• Certified Time Line® Therapy Trainer
• Certified Coach of Neuro-Linguistic Programming
• Certified Master Coach of NLP
• Reiki Master
• Current Working with children check
• National Police check
Professional memberships include:
Clinical Hypnotherapist Membership 2018-2021 – Australian Hypnotherapists Association (AHA)
Where does my passion and purpose come from?
Looking back over my life, I can see so many starting points, but I believe my passion and purpose became clear during the acceptance phrase of my Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD).
In 2017, I was diagnosed with Complex PTSD, severe depression and anxiety. I’d lost my short-term memory, and I was suffering from panic attacks, flashbacks and night terrors. The symptoms of PTSD had been intensifying since 2015. I kept thinking they would go away if I threw myself into my work, but they didn’t.
At the time, I was a sergeant in the police force. I’d joined in 2000 after a five-year stint as a retained firefighter. Between 2015 and 2017, I fought hard against it, but I was becoming more withdrawn, anxious, depressed and totally frightened to admit anything may be wrong. However, I feared being ostracised or transferred, so I pushed through.
Finally, in June 2017, I succumbed to the nightmares, the sleeplessness, and worst of all, the total short-term memory loss. I remember feeling so soulless and lost, that I believed I’d failed at life. I refer to this period as going through the ‘dark night of the soul’. It was a profound sensation of being swallowed up by a deep sense of meaninglessness that never ended. Nothing made sense anymore. There was no purpose to anything. I was fully disassociated from myself and my life.
It may have been a miracle, a Sliding Doors moment or universal intervention, but twice something stopped me from taking my own life. Eventually, I pulled my head, heart and soul out of the very dark and lonely void and begin to slowly crawl forward in life again.
Over time, I finally acknowledged the dis-ease, accepted it, let go of my old identity and became curious about what PTSD was. That’s when my life began to flow. It was a somewhat bumpy path, but nevertheless, it moved in a new and positive direction.
In May 2018, I walked into a Tony Robbins “Unleash the Power Within” weekend in a soulless state, and I walked out still with PTSD, but also renewed hope. My physiology and behaviour were changing, and I’d truly discovered my purpose in life, which was to use my experiences to help and guide others.
I began studying, learning and reading everything that intuitively connected and motivated me. My mind became a sponge. Whatever worked for me to heal I went on to study, which included becoming a certified international life coach and gaining my Master Practitioners and Trainers in Time Line Therapy. I also completed my Diploma of Hypnotherapy and NLP, as well as many other certifications, after experiencing transformation as a client. Every course, book, blog and spiritual speaker helped me see clearer, heal and reenforce my knowing of why I was here on earth.
My own positive transformation became my driver to learn everything and more, so I could help those who were going through the same dark emotions. Today, I know my true purpose is to reconnect lost souls back to themselves and life. I’m extremely grateful for the opportunity to have experienced everything I have, as it fuels my passion and purpose to serve.
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