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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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