[Heal for Real Podcast Episode 76] Interview With A Client - Amy Acker

This Week on the Podcast I have none other than the formidable Amy Acker. Amy is a Psychotherapist, integrative life coach, published author & poet. 


Amy has been a client of mine for over a year and it’s been such a joy to be on the journey with her. She is a beautiful and intelligent woman who holds so much wisdom.

In this interview Amy talks about:
Her experience being in a deep functional freeze during the beginning of her journey while also being VERY high-functioning.
Her journey of growing her nervous system capacity & some of the resistance that showed up along the way.
The difference between understanding the nervous system on a mental and intellectual level and connecting to your own nervous system and where it is in its own process.

Her experience inside The Embodied Healing Systems Certification 


I know you’ll enjoy this episode.

Follow Amy on Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/ofwhoweare/ 

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The Nourishing Food of Nervous System Education

I was about 6 years into my healing journey when I discovered the role the nervous system plays in healing from trauma and chronic stress. By healing journey, I mean healing from a childhood of abuse and neglect. Side effects of being raised by a mom whose unresolved childhood trauma led to paranoid schizophrenia, NPD and manic depression.

My journey started with therapy. At around 18, I found myself in the office of an angel who helped me understand that my home was not normal. That it was, in fact, abusive. She gave me a check list for abuse and I checked off almost everything on it.

It was her that helped me realize I needed to move away from my parents home.

After that, things were not all well and good. I was a mess - and chose to put myself in messy relationships with messy people. I was dysfunctional inside. But I worked hard at my retail job, I participated in church leadership, and I did well in college as an honour roll student.

I had a boyfriend who was dealing with severe...

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BONUS PODCAST EPISODE 75 - You're Invited to a Special Class Series



Entrepreneurial Stress - A Healthy & Holistic Way to Respond 


There is a push and pull to growth. We feel pulled to grow so that we can become people who do the amazing things we dream of doing and feel the amazing things we dream of feeling. And yet, the process of growth is a valley of internal obstacles. One of the obstacles that can show up in the valley is trauma. Life calls us to move through the trauma that has kept us coping rather than living, so that we can have space inside to make our dreams a reality.

As entrepreneurs - the wild animals we are - we choose an alternative path. Those of us who feel called to bring our gifts to the world through entrepreneurship choose a path of complex problems that become more complex with each stage of growth. We choose a path that requires emotional intelligence and leadership - a relational IQ that can allow us to meet the needs of the market, lead our teams and maintain our relationships with other people in our...

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[Heal for Real Podcast Episode 74] Interview With A Client - Louise Lewis

 

This week on the podcast I have another interview with an incredible client. Louise Lewis is a trauma informed Life Coach. She is an incredibly intelligent and wonderful person with a heart of gold! 

 

Prior to becoming a coach, she worked as a Tax Litigation Solicitor (Lawyer) in the Big 4 for over a decade.

 

In October 2018, Louise changed the direction of her life and has done the work to find out what was at the root of some of the stressful patterns that were creating cycles of burnout.

Louise has completed a diploma in transformation coaching practice, trained in positive intelligence, human design and she is also a student in the School of Embodied Healing Systems.

She has coached dozens of clients for over 1000 hours and has been accredited by the International Coach Federation.

In this conversation we talk about her journey of healing before meeting me, and how our work together has helped her at the level of the body. We also talk about my...

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[Heal For Real Podcast Episode 73] Trauma & Choice

In this episode of the heal for real podcast, I am talking about trauma and choice.

I discuss what trauma is - and how my understanding of trauma allows me to have a very pragmatic and optimistic view of healing.

I also discuss the role of choice in healing and why I believe that - for entrepreneurs and high performers - understanding trauma and healing makes life and business so much better.

Embodied Healing Systems Waitlist: https://www.shylacash.com/EHS1 

Work with me 1-1: https://www.shylacash.com/application
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[PODCAST EPISODE 72] - INTERVIEW WITH SARAH SHIOZAWA

 I’ve got another awesome conversation with an incredible client for you this week on the Heal for Real podcast!

This beautiful interview with Sarah really encompasses why I even do this work. To help AMAZING people with inherent gifts and skills heal their lives and soar in the world. Sarah certainly is one of those amazing people. Anyone who knows Sarah knows that she is an absolute shining light and a born leader.

Her optimistic spirit really shines through everything she does.

Sarah is a Certified Leadership & Management Coach. She holds a Masters in Public Administration & is a Project Management Professional. Her personal 16-year professional adventure has led her to share the lessons she has learned about resilience and change. She mentors leaders in ANY transition or stage of growth.

Sarah came to work with me 1-1 after realising she had some stored trauma due to complications she experienced during the birth of her twins. On this episode, she shares...

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Working at the Core

I'm about working with issues at the core.
Because it’s efficient and it works faster.
Deep Healing is physical and spiritual business. The pull to move back into old patterns is mental and emotional - but actually at the core it’s physical and spiritual.
Sometimes you’re fighting a spiritual battle but you think it’s in your mind.
In those moments it truly feels like otherworldly forces are holding you back from your destiny.
And you can’t claw your way out with your mindset tools because the issue is deeper.
This isn’t a scary thing. Because when you understand the core of the issue you are more equipped to solve it. You no longer are in agony looking for a needle in a haystack.
And you can reach out for help - ask for support from the Divine, from heavenly forces.
Strengthen your mind through tending to your spirit. It’s the shortcut.
Humanity is going through a big change in this moment.
While you may have felt...
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Managing vs. Healing

Driven, ambitious people are scrappy, super smart and willing to do what it takes. Entrepreneurs are resourceful.
That’s why I love working with them.
If you’re entrepreneurial and working to bring your vision to the world, then you are the type that will go the extra mile and push through! You’re made that way.
You have grit and tenacity and you’ll get back up and fight for your dreams. You’ll fight to build a better life for yourself and you’ll work hard to do it. (Ask me how I know darling!)
When you have trauma patterns in your nervous system and cells from childhood, or other life circumstances, this pushing through is a way to MANAGE something deeper. While it works as a temporary solution, over time it begins to take a greater toll.
Where pushing through body heaviness, anxiety, high functioning depression, chronic fatigue and pushing down memories to get things done was once very do-able - as we age it becomes less and less...
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Calling all Entrepreneurs!

As a fellow entrepreneur and high-performer - I know how important your business goals are to you. You want to bring your vision into the world and help the amazing people you serve in business.
I also know what it takes to do that: energy, health, stress management, and clear alertness that allows you to move with confidence and alignment in the marketplace.
If you’ve got trauma patterns, there is no better time to address them than right now. Why? Because if you’ve got trauma in your life and it’s going unaddressed, that’s an amazing LEVERAGE point that can help you meet your life and business goals with a LOT more ease and energy.
I believe so passionately in trauma work! Not because you need to go digging around in the past, but because your future will thank you for it!
Having specialised support to navigate chronic stress patterns and trauma patterns in your life is the best way to take care of yourself this year.
I’ve got 4 1-1...
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[PODCAST EPISODE 71] - A SPECIAL CLIENT INTERVIEW: DOREEN KORBA

On this episode of the podcast I have an incredible woman, entrepreneur, mother and shining star joining me for an interview! One of my beautiful clients - Doreen Korba!  Doreen is a life and business coach who became an entrepreneur after 15 years as a marketing executive. She also holds a Masters Degree in counseling psychology. Doreen helps her clients have time and financial freedom with mindset and business strategy tools. She is a wife and mom of 4 beautiful children.

 

She works with me 1-1 and is also part of the first class of my certification program, Embodied Healing Systems.

 
Listen to this episode to hear a little bit of Doreen’s story of grief and loss as well as what her experience has been like with the somatic, trauma healing work that we do in our coaching together. She shares how the work has helped her in her life and business journey. 

She also shares what she is getting out of Embodied Healing Systems that is helping her in her own...

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