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“What do I want to be when I grow up?”  After years of searching here and there, over and under, I finally know the answer to that question!

Rewind to 1983 — After the birth of my first child, I began attending a 12-step program for overeaters. I’d been overweight most of my life and now had this leftover baby weight to deal with, too. My first thought was, “Great, 12 Steps in 12 Weeks and I’ll be done!” Right? Wrong! I had a LOT to learn! Things like having the freedom to be real and talk about problems versus ‘being the problem’ if I bring up something unpleasant or uncomfortable, requesting help instead of being a lone ranger, seeking help from a Higher Power and really believing I would get it. It was very difficult facing truths about myself and the family I grew up in, and, painful as it was, the truth was setting me free! Over the next few years, I dealt with sexual abuse issues, surviving the suicide of a young family member, acquiring effective parenting skills and supplementing my recovery with dozens of self-help books, several types of 12-step meetings, seeing a variety of counselors and therapists and a bit of church shopping. I believed I was destined to spend the rest of my life recovering from my dysfunctional childhood and would never get to enjoy life like ‘normal’ people. Even though all I was doing was helping somewhat, I’d concluded that I’d probably be in therapy for the rest of my life! 

20 Years Later — In 2003, I started a personal Life Stress Reduction Program with a Counselor trained in Applied Metapsychology [the application of structured techniques within a generally person-centered context, designed to permit a person to examine his or her: life, mind, emotions, experiences (including traumatic experiences), decisions, fixed ideas, and successes, with the aim of resolving areas of emotional charge and returning to a more productive and satisfying life.] After 12 sessions, I was done! What a relief! There was nothing more that I knew of to address and life was going really well for me. I knew if something came up in the future, I could schedule a session, address it and be done with it. I was completely blown away by the effectiveness of the techniques used in my sessions and knew I wanted to become trained so I could help people heal and really live their lives.

“When I turn 50, I’m going to start a whole new life!”  That had been my mantra for several years and in 2010, I did just that! After 14 years in Human Resources and another 14 years in Healthcare Administration, I hung up my hat as the Executive Director of a non-profit volunteer hospice in Dover-Foxcroft, Maine to become an entrepreneur.  On January 1, 2010 my husband, Russell, and I opened what had been a life-long dream for us, Fresh Air Dogs (training, daycare and in-home lodging) at our Guilford, Maine home.

Another dream came true that year … in the fall of 2010 I became trained as a Traumatic Incident Reduction Facilitator and began seeing clients in my home office. In 2011, while completing an Internship toward Certification in TIR, I also became trained as a Life Stress Reduction Facilitator.

It has been amazing to see the results my clients get in their sessions, each and every visit. I knew I could help even more people experience complete and total healing, so continued my education to become a  Certified Trainer in 2012.

 

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