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What a Beautiful Day to Fly

Aug 18, 2021

It was 1999.  I was in Austin for my first EMDR Basic Training.  Without thinking my hand flew up when the trainer (Andrew Leeds?) asked for a volunteer the first day.  That one session with a follow up the next day changed my life.

Up until that weekend flying had generated deep fear and severe somatic experiences. But after the two EMDR sessions, fear dissipated. I walked away with the Positive Cognition What a beautiful day to fly and a body that was ready to fly!

As a psychotherapist my specialty became EMDR with trauma as the focus.  As an EMDRIA Approved Consultant I traveled around the world working with clients.  It always seemed a beautiful day to fly!

One Christmas Eve night as I came back from the Psych Unit after seeing clients for the third time and my Mom asked, “Is this truly the life you want to live?”  I realized, it wasn’t.

I left my well established psychotherapy practice of 20+ years to become a full time credentialed coach.  I have never looked back.

Six years ago I created The Mindfulness Coaching School for professionals who are ready to make a change in their careers and lifestyles.  The School is fully accredited through the International Coach Federation.

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Testimonials

Business Alchemy helped me grow into and clarify my purpose in coaching. I was able to create the story of me that brought me to where I am and my passion to inspire others on their journey. Ann-Marie’s guidance through understanding service marketing was heartening, powerful and inspiring. Sarah’s encouragement and gentle way of pulling the essence of us to the surface was spectacular! Thank you both, as well as my fellow students, for an incredible experience! And I’m getting clients!
Brenda FaganStudent CoachNew Orleans, LA
I loved this course [The Art of Engaged Mindfulness]! It brought me strength, understanding and joy at getting to know myself in a different and more substantive way. I am already using my learning to be a better coach for my clients. My gratitude for this course overflows!
Karen SidesStudent CoachKerrville, TX
Ann-Marie is a great coach and instructor. Watching her coach others and myself was a great way to learn the coaching skills. Loved the energy and atmosphere she has created during the course and maintaining the focus on learning and growth of each end every one of us. Fun, playful and full of interaction and great content.
Srdjan VukcevicFounder and CEO, Blue Coach Business TrainingPodgorica, Montenegro
Great starting point for anyone who would like to see how coaching works and how to stretch yourself to achieve more!
Srdjan VukcevicFounder and CEO, Blue CoachPodgorica, Montenegro
Body Electric gave me more confidence in the mindfulness and somatic tools I was using in my coaching as well as added a whole new dimension of tools to my toolbox. Having access to effective somatic tools has deepened and enriched the coaching experience for me and my clients.
Victoria FontanaMCS Graduate (PCC, MWSC)Grand Island, NY
Business Alchemy is the perfect class to complete your prerequisites for certification. I was able to draw from the work that I developed in my other MCS classes and bring it all together into a concrete vision of my business as well as the layout for my website. Not only did I solidify my mission and vision statements, polish my elevator pitch and build the foundation for my website, to name a few, my confidence in who I am as a Professional Coach grew profoundly.
Sue ShibleyACCDallas, Texas
All of the courses at the Mindfulness Coaching School take a student deeper into meaningful skills and personal growth. I am not the same person I was when I began this program. As a coach, the school has given me ways to own the skill set needed. As a person, classes like The Art of Engaged Mindfulness deepen my commitment to a lifestyle of awareness and centered gratitude. I am grateful.
Amy RitchieD. Min.Richmond, IN
It is important to practice what you preach. This course [S-T-R-E-T-C-H!] can offer the student an opportunity for goal setting, agenda achievement, self reflection, re-evaluation, clarification and, most importantly, pushing forward in a stretch to the next level!
Veronica ElzeStudent CoachThornton, Washington
What an amazing journey into the human body and being present within yourself!
D. Paul WilcoxSenior MCS StudentFountain Valley, California
This class [The Dynamic Trio] is not only something that will help you bring more light into others’ lives but will also be beneficial for your own. The content was priceless and made me a better person.
Milo MiserlianStudent CoachSanta Rosa, CA