do hard things
– Glennon Doyle
Kindness, Courage & Integrity, and in that particular order. Kindness because it is at the core of what I believe to be my truth; Courage to accept the things I can and cannot change; and, Integrity to continue to choose courage over comfort. To choose what is right over what is fun, fast or easy, and to practice my values, rather than professing them.
Making peace with our past and accepting who we are is vital to the recovery journey and living a fulfilled and Wholehearted life.
Trusting your own intuition, you know that gut feeling when something doesn’t feel right but we do it anyway.
The anchor of hope. It’s 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.
I’m Syndi, as an emotional wellness speaker, dual diagnosis counsellor (Mental Health AOD), teacher, facilitator, wife and parent I am absolutely passionate about human heart work and dedicated to the vision of showing up, being seen and living brave™.
I am a qualified and full practicing registered member (PL1) of the Australian Community Workers Association (ACWA) after completing her Bachelor’s Degree in Community Mental Health Alcohol & Other Drugs (AOD). I have been supporting local community mental health organisations for the last 14 years in both group facilitation & individual support sessions.
My passion lays with the research, books and curriculum of the Daring Way Model developed by Dr Brené Brown and I am a Certified Daring Way™ Facilitator (CDWF). I am a qualified and practicing Vocational Education teacher (VET) teaching Mental Health, AOD, Counselling and Youth Work.
I completed the Certified Daring Way training in 2016 in Sydney. With Brené’s 10 guideposts shining the way through ~ The Gifts of Imperfection, The Daring Way™ Rising Strong™ and Braving the Wilderness processes I can support you to embrace new tools and skills that will cultivate and nurture creativity, empathy, compassion, authenticity, gratitude and joy.
“My opinion first meeting and getting to know Syndi the face behind Embrace:
Syndi, from the moment you meet her she will calm all of your worries, concerns or anxiety you may hold. She is gentle, caring and just beautiful inside and out. She makes you feel so comfortable you can’t help but want to be in her company. She is a great passionate teacher who is striving to get her message out there to inspire and help as many women as she can on their journey.
Syndi is not only a wonderful mum to two girls and a loyal wife to a supportive husband she is an entrepreneur who is completely dedicated to spending quality time ensuring your needs are truly met whilst holding a safe space for you to share your journey with her and to guide them and inspire them to make change for a positive outcome.
Her complete devotion to helping others is her specialty. To embark upon Syndi’s workshops and group meetings is a truly special and magical experience, one that every woman should attend at one stage or another.
She will find the sparkle in your darkest days, she will make you see the light when all seems dark and she will help you find your way when you feel lost. Syndi will not give up until you find your inner most purpose and acceptance of every part of your being and life.
If you’re ready and I mean truly ready to meet and work with one of the best, most passionate and inspirational women on this planet then you have not crossed her path by accident, she is more amazing than explained in this passage.”
Christy J – Sparkle Collection Participant
“I walked out of that room feeling a sense of self-confidence that I haven’t felt in a long time. It was wonderful to watch and see other women feeling the same, and your speech was truly inspirational and so well spoken. I would highly recommend your workshops. They are fantastic and so uplifting and I personally have gotten so much out of them.”
Marnie A – Empower Collection Participant
“I went to my first workshop with Syndi today and I must say what a wonderful, warm, embracing atmosphere. The workshop she delivered had the perfect balance of warmth and depth and I can’t wait to do another workshop with her. Thank you for a wonderful experience X”
Carolyn K – Enlightenment Collection Participant
“The Self-Compassion workshop was so powerful. I couldn’t believe that is how I talk to myself many, many times a day. It showed me how damaging negative self-talk can be. It was so great and eye-opening! Thank you for being brave and sharing your experiences with us. It was so, so valuable and precious to me.”
Rachael G – Enlightenment Collection Participant
“Syndi will find the sparkle in your darkest days, she will make you see the light when all seems dark and she will help you find your way when you feel lost. Syndi will not give up until you find your inner most purpose and acceptance of every part of your being and life. So if you’re ready and I mean truly ready to meet and work with one of the best, most passionate and inspirational women on this planet then you have not crossed her path by accident, she is more amazing than explained in this passage.”
Christy J – Embrace Kindness Collection Participant
“Where do I start when thinking about what was most helpful with this workshop? Syndi was wonderful, engaging, and knowledgeable. Syndi allowed the right amount of interactive talk, she listened and validated each participant in our small group. My only feedback is – You need to run more of them – Every woman needs this! I just loved it and so blessed to be here! Can’t wait for the next one!”
Ann Marie F – Enlightenment Collection Participant
“The things that I really loved about the Wholehearted Workshop was the Permission Slips – Awesome! I also loved the reframe “Vulnerability” as courage rather than a weakness. There was such a lovely vibe from Syndi and Bron and I really could feel the trust in the room.”
Emily A – Enlightenment Collection Participant
If I’m going to ask you to share your journey with me, then it’s only fair I do the same. You see, I kinda know a thing or two about sparkles. I lost mine a long time ago to clinical depression & anxiety!
THE DARING WAY™
Yay! Syndi has completed all the requirements and registration for the Daring Way™ and is a Certified Daring Way™ Facilitator (CDWF).
WORK WITH ME
Are you ready to dare greatly and embrace who you are? Are you ready to be brave, show up and be seen? Join me for a consultation or an individual or group session to explore how I can support you.