For too many years of my life I lived quietly struggling to manage all the “not easy” stuff while presenting myself as doing just fine. Actually, better than fine. This façade began to show cracks as I got older and found myself losing interest and energy in engaging with others while pouring all I had into being a wife and mother. I struggled to reconcile how much my day to day reality differed from what I was presenting to the world outside the four walls of my home. I was feeling inadequate, alone, exhausted and insecure in my efforts. I was overwhelmed. About this time, I discovered Jan Luther and The EGO Tamer® Academy.
Life began to shift to a more positive direction as I worked with Jan and had her work with my daughters. Even my husband who I expected to be a sceptic supports and believes in the healing power of this work. We each benefitted from individual sessions with Jan and I became passionate about learning the techniques to identify and release emotional blocks and even physical aches and pains these trapped emotions can cause in the body.
I was outside my comfort zone at the beginning so I started slow but quickly realized incredible positive changes in my outlook and energy. It had been ingrained in me throughout my Southern and Christian upbringing to keep private matters private and not burden anyone with my “stuff” as everyone has something they are dealing with and mine is somehow less hard or important than theirs. I’m beyond grateful to have shifted out of this unhelpful EGO mindset into a grounded, inner-calm space through my work with Jan.
In 2004, Jan became one of only nine U.S. EFT Founding Master Practitioners trained and certified by EFT® creator, Gary Craig. Since 2016, I have attended several of her training seminars and in 2018 completed a 6-month intensive training course on recognizing and taming the “EGO” or “inner-critic” voice that speaks in every person. When the COVID-19 global pandemic struck, I realized the perfect opportunity to delve into a year-long certification program through Jan’s Ego Tamer® Academy.
When opportunities came to Train, Certify and Mentor with Jan, I accepted each without hesitation! I dreamed of sharing the gentle, non-invasive techniques with other moms and teen girls struggling with anxious thoughts and stuck emotions.
I founded Coaching to Calm to fulfill this dream. My desire is to help moms and teenage girls release emotional upset and quiet their “inner-critic” (EGO) voice through the use of EFT with TET Tapping methods. I feel blessed to help clients find greater personal peace in body, mind and spirit.
I’m not a medical professional or trained, licensed psychologist. I’m a former employee of “corporate America,” a wife, mother of two teenaged daughters, aunt, friend, and pet-owner. I grew-up the youngest of four in a suburb of Birmingham, Alabama, was graduated from Vanderbilt University with a BA in English and worked in health care marketing, product development and consulting before choosing to work full-time in my most important and humbling role to date, mom.