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IT'S NOT SAFE TO FEEL!
My grandmother passed away when I was 11. With my grandmother gone and my sister at boarding school in Los Angeles, I felt lonely. After my grandmother’s death, I locked myself up in my room and cried and cried. My mom thought it would be best for me to leave Iran so I wouldn't be reminded of my grandmother. So, she sent me to Los Angeles to be with my sister at Flintridge Sacred Heart Academy, an all-girls boarding school.
Honestly, I don’t think my mom could bear to see me crying all the time. This was when I learned it wasn’t acceptable to feel my grief - do whatever necessary to distract from feeling deep sad feelings!
MOVING and changing my environment became my way of dealing with challenges in my life.
My Self-Healing Journey…
The loneliness continued and led to depression at age 16. Didn't realize at that time what had hit me, other than there was a deep sense of loneliness in my heart. I remember lying in bed at boarding school feeling like my heart was going to explode.
My twenties were a big blur. I moved about 40 times, and then I didn’t realize moving was my way of running away from my feelings.
At 32, my daughter was born, and I was in love.
I was so intrigued and committed to learning about the mind and body that I continuously took classes and workshops - 3 years of life coaching school with Debbie Ford, 3-4 different yoga certifications, Ayurveda at the Deepak Chopra Center, Pilates, and more.
I participated in workshops to improve my mental state so I could be the best mother I could be. Some things helped, but most didn’t mainly because I would read a book and forget most of it.
As I discovered more modalities, I understood that trauma is not only in the mind, but imprinted physically in our cells… “our issues are in our tissues”.
Breathwork and a journey to feeling safe inside!
At 49, I got a divorce. I had spaghetti feelings - peace, pain, sadness, and relief. I still didn’t know how to process my emotions. I would end up ruminating for hours, days, and weeks. I would try to make myself feel better by BLAMING OTHERS and FIXING THINGS outside of myself.
After my divorce, when I wanted to stay home to feel my sadness, my friends wanted to drag me out and would make comments like, “You will find someone better. It’s not good to feel this way. You need to get out of this funk.” Once again, this message is that we need to quickly get rid of our unpleasant feelings.
Three years later, my daughter came back from college with severe depression, and once again, I went into depression, survival mode, and was sometimes suicidal. My mother tried to be supportive, and although I loved her, I was constantly triggered by her actions. I couldn’t help but be reactive and filled with immense guilt.
Although this was by far the worse time of my life; it led me to TRANSFORMATIONAL BREATH, BIOENERGETICS, and MOVEMENT THERAPIES that RELEASED TRAUMA PHYSICALLY, and for the first time in my life I saw progress in becoming the person that I wanted to be.
Transformational Breath allowed me to peel away so many layers of unprocessed emotions, especially the abandonment I felt when my grandmother passed away and I was sent away to boarding school.
The difference between all the talk therapy, books, workshops, and breathwork was that breathwork moved unprocessed emotions from a cellular level. When using breathwork, my entire body would feel how it felt to lose my grandmother.
I no longer needed to TRY to change, I was just showing up differently. I felt spacious and peaceful in my mind; it was easier to be present with others and enjoy simple things in life. For the first time, I started being kind toward myself and most importantly my mother. ALL MY RELATIONSHIPS STARTED SHIFTING, and some I just let go of. I started loving my daughter unconditionally - and I truly mean unconditionally, no matter if she did or didn't do what I thought was best for her.
I now combine all the modalities I have experienced to create breakthroughs for my clients.
MY QUALIFICATIONS INCLUDE:
- Deep Tissue, Fascia Release, Sports Massage Certified since 1985
- Masters in Exercise Physiology 1987
- Yoga Therapy, Pranayama Certified with 7 master teachers since 1995
- Ayurvedic Massage Certified since 1996 from Chopra Center
- Pilates Certified since 2002
- Life Coach Certified by Debbie Ford since 2008
- Flexibility Trainer Navy SEALS in San Diego 2013/2014
- Transformational Breath Facilitator/Trainer 2015
- Sound Healing 2018
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