I grew up in a small village in rural England. A shy and introverted child; my mother will tell you I “wouldn’t say ‘boo’ to a goose” until I left home and went to Uni in London. Even when I first went to Thailand aged 22, I was scared of my own shadow.
I struggled with depression and anxiety through my twenties.
I didn’t know who I was or where I fit in.
I travelled all over the world in search of something, someone... I wasn’t sure what exactly I was looking for, I just knew I didn’t want to continue feeling the way I did.
Brief reprieves came in the form of new experiences, losing myself in different cultures and new places. I saw doctors and healers almost everywhere I went: Ayurveda and Human Design in India; Witchdoctor in Lesotho; Shaman and High Priestess in Bali; Hypnotherapy, NLP & EFT in London; Astrology and Past Life Regression in Australia.
No one seemed to be able to ‘fix’ me.
It took me a while to realise there wasn’t actually anything to be fixed.
Only to be accepted.
LIVE IN YOUR POWER
The first step towards living in your personal power is to stop giving your power away.
The second step is to accept that you are powerful beyond all measure. You have the power to control your reality, no one else.
And the third? That’s the really exciting part. What are you going to do with your personal power?
Use it well. Create an intentional life.
— Sophie Dubus
My journey to reclaiming my power began with studying Past Life Regression.
It was through my reconnection to spirituality that I found a reconnection to myself.
As a child I was fascinated by energy, magic, crystals, healing. I disconnected from this as a teenager. In a bid to ‘fit in’, I only alienated myself.
Neuro-Linguistic Programming (NLP) followed, and was instrumental in developing a deep level of self-awareness and responsibility.
Every thought you think and every word you speak is creating your future.
I was totally unaware that I had been unintentionally creating my own suffering.
This was a game changer.
I studied hypnotherapy to deepen my knowledge of our most powerful tool: the mind. Your subconscious mind can be your best friend, or your worst enemy, depending on what you put into it.
And the icing on the cake? Shamanism.
If there is anything that teaches you to live in your power, for me, it is this.
We give our power away all - the - time. Every interaction we have with another human being involves and exchange of energy.
If we are not power-filled, we can become drained, depleted, exhausted.
We lose our connection to our source and we lose our sense of self.
WHERE AM I NOW?
I currently live in Phuket, Thailand, with my partner Sam, and our 7 cats.
Since I first travelled to Thailand 16 years ago, it was my intention to live here. And to be surrounded by animals.
In hindsight, I could have manifested less mosquitos. You live and learn.
TRAININGS & QUALIFICATIONS
Quantum Healing Hypnotherapy Technique (QHHT) - Dolores Cannon
Shamanic Healing Practitioner - Foundation for Shamanic Studies (FSS)
NLP Practitioner - Sue Knight
Diploma in Intuitive Healing - Complementary Medical Association (CMA)
Certificate in Ericksonian Hypnotherapy - Sussex Hypnotherapy Centre
Diploma in Transpersonal Psychology - Complementary Medical Association (CMA)