Making peace with my past and accepting who I am have been vital to my recovery journey and helping me to find my sparkles.
Trusting your own intuition, you know that gut feeling when something doesn’t feel right but we do it anyway.
The anchor of hope. Its the symbol that gets us through. The tiny little speck of light at the end of a very dark tunnel!
It’s always tricky in most aspects of our life. Finding the right family/work/life balance is a constant struggle for most of us.
Feelings of low self-esteem, not feeling loved or even good enough to be loved, has been a way of life for some of us.
Learning to be your own cheerleader is a crucial life skill that I will discuss with you in some detail throughout our time together.
As an emotional wellness speaker, counsellor, trainer and facilitator I am absolutely passionate about human heart work and dedicated to the vision of showing up, being seen and living brave.
In 2017, I was offered a full time educator position at Chisholm TAFE teaching Certificate IV Mental Health & AOD. I am so excited to expand my teaching into the education system. Brene’s work is needed more than ever right now so I feel very privileged and honored to be teaching the underpinnings of the Gifts, The Daring Way and Rising Strong in my classes. In relation to Embrace Emotional Wellness Centre, Bron and I are still working away planning and creating some amazing workshops and look forward to rolling them over the next 12 months or so. Stay Tuned!
Our practice is devoted to supporting women to embrace their imperfections, find their sparkles, and celebrate what makes them authentically YOUnique. I wanted to bring women a YOUnique therapeutic opportunity to discover their self-worth, their inner strength, their values and personal resilience. I want EVERY woman to know that they are enough just as they are and absolutely worthy of love, belonging and deep connection.
By exploring, pulling apart and unpacking how the shackles of shame prevent us from connecting with ourselves and others. Shame shields like people pleasing, perfecting, performing numbing. Comparing all interrupts our ability to set boundaries with ourselves and often we find ourselves either hiding in the bedroom with a tub of ice cream or telling the world to piss off! You see the problem is the shackles of shame have two powerful forces ~ 1 – The voice that tells us “You are not good enough, smart enough, pretty enough, skinny enough, fit enough, professional enough and if we can fight that battle on the other side of the shame shackle is ~ 2. Who do you think you are? Look at you getting to big for your boots”. So my role is to empower you to understand and accept that you are enough. It is my passion to help you realize that you are so much more than enough, this work will set you free from the shackles, transform your thinking and put the sparkle back in your life.
You see I kinda know a thing or two about sparkles. I lost mine a long time ago to clinical depression & anxiety! What I realised was I was constantly being a peace maker by proving, pleasing, perfecting and performing for others. This inauthentic lifestyle led me to feelings of not being good enough and certainly not worthy of love and belonging. I was tired, overworked, overwhelmed, overloaded and pretty much OVER IT! Unpacking my story of struggle led me to start to understand and accept my story. All of the chapters of my story. The tears, the truth, the denial, the tantrums (mine & my families), the bickering and the blame, the sadness and sorrow. The Up’s and the Down’s. You see we get so caught up in our lives and our relationships as mothers, daughters, sisters, wives, girlfriends that slowly after time our sparkles fade because we haven’t nurtured them and we end up losing ourselves and wondering what the hell we are doing here?
But as the universe would have it my story of struggle, transformed into a story of Hope and only when I was brave enough to look within myself could I find the inner strength to recover. Only when I embraced self – acceptance, patience, reflection, being open to therapy, love, openness, self-forgiveness, and self-compassion along with putting on my big girl pants could I start to retrieve the sparkles that I had lost to mental illness. Fighting my way back I was able to embrace my body, embrace my imperfections, embrace my values, embrace vulnerability and shame riddled traits to make way for the most glorious healing of my tired and mean self. I sparkle brighter than now than I have ever before because I have embraced! Will you?
With Brené Brown’s guidepost shining the way through ~ The Gifts of Imperfection, The Daring Way™ and Rising Strong™ processes you will embrace new tools and skills that will support you to cultivate and nurture yourself. Your life will be filled with compassion, empathy, gratitude, authenticity, creativity, joy and connection.
So c’mon ~ Be brave with me…..Dare to journey with me and learn how to transform your story of struggle into your story of wholeheartedness. Find your true YOUnique self. She sparkles…………..…
If I’m going to ask you to share your journey with me, then it’s only fair I do the same.
Yay! Syndi has completed all the requirements and registration for the Daring Way™ and is now a Certified Daring Way™ Facilitator (CDWF)