What is Trauma? Webster describes it as a deeply distressing or disturbing experience and/or physical pain.
That is, trauma can be physical or emotional, to me, it is always both! We all to varying degrees experience trauma throughout our lifetime. One all-too common type of trauma is that which arises from health conditions and surgery.
Often times, people who experience a health-related trauma feel long-range effects—both physically and mentally. When our bodies hold onto trauma, it stunts or inhibits healing, and interferes with your ability to live a quality life.
Healing, both physically and emotionally, from trauma, takes work.
Based on my own personal experience healing from a significant, health-related trauma, and my studies that followed, I’ve designed a program to help you heal from trauma and feel your best again. You deserve to live a life full of love and abundance, regardless of the obstacles thrown
This program is for you if:
Life presents challenges. Everyone experiences challenges. Understanding how to overcome those challenges with love and gratitude is what it is all about and I want to help you get there!
Hi I am Bethany and I am a Certified Holistic Health Coach. I received my certification through The Institute of Integrative Nutrition, in New York City. I am passionate about helping individuals heal after going through a health trauma.
This program was created after I went through my own health trauma and learned how to heal my own body from the physical and emotional pain in order to feel myself again. In 2015 I was living a fast-paced, exciting lifestyle in New York City and working in the fashion industry. Suddenly, very suddenly, I started to not feel well. I started having neurological symptoms such as frequent headaches, numbness in my limbs, fatigue, vertigo, stomach issues and overall feeling ill. After over a year of misdiagnosis and no answers, It was finally discovered I had a cavernous malformation in my brain that had slowly been bleeding. Two weeks after this discovery, the canvermona burst and I was rushed into emergency brain surgery to save my life.
Truth is, my road to recovery was a challenging one (as I now know is the case for most similarly situated people). My entire life changed the day of my (proper) diagnosis, and although I’m so grateful to have had such a successful surgery (and frankly, to be alive), the adjustment to everyday life thereafter was slow and challenging. I needed a lot of support and someone to teach me how to release all fear and anxiety related to my surgery, educate me on how to change my diet and lifestyle to support my healing and hasten my return to “normal.” I quickly realized that everything changes with brain surgery, and extra support made all the difference for my recovery.
During my recovery, I started working with a health coach who helped guide me through my recovery, offering advice about nutrition and lifestyle (and just about everything else). Once I started working with her, my body (and mind) started feeling so much better. She helped me set goals and motivated me to get back doing things I loved, and soon after I started working with her, I found I was making progress much faster than I had been previously alone.
It was my time working with her that inspired me to quit my job, return to school, and become a health coach myself. I knew, from personal experience, a need for this existed—especially for those like me who had brain surgery (or other health traumas which led to elongated recovery). I found that support and knowledge on how to heal on a deep level is everything
It’s now been a year since I graduated and I have been working one-on-one with individuals who have undergone brain surgery or a health trauma to help guide and support them through their recovery. It has been amazing and rewarding. The progress my clients have made is inspiring and the need for a program was created.
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