IMAGINE FEELING LIKE
THE BEST VERSION OF YOURSELF
WITH ENERGY, CLARITY, FOCUS, FREEDOM &
THE ABILITY TO
BE THE TRUE YOU
There is no quick fix, shortcut or magic bullet in healing trauma. You have to be responsible and accountable and, above all, do the work. Period.
When you're ready to get relief from unwanted memories, stop embarrassing outbursts, restore your self-respect, regain control over thoughts and behaviors, re-energize your focus, reboot your recovery, create emotional freedom, and rediscover what it feels like to be connected to and expressing your true self you need an approach customized to your lifestyle, your comfort level and your desired pace.
Calm, Confident & In Control
A 3-Phase Customized Approach to Feeling Better After Trauma
Read on for a full description of the framework I designed to:
guide your consistent and propelled forward momentum
hold you in a solid and dependable structure
facilitate the necessary and challenging deep work
Essentially, everything you need to change how you feel about the past, alter how you experience the present, and step fully into the future you've been waiting to achieve.
(Additional fun fact: I've woven into this program all of my pet peeves from 10+ years of my own trauma recovery. It's my intention that you have an opportunity to avoid the slow downs, stalls and loneliness that I endured.)
Your life has been out of your control for way too long. If you're ready to reclaim control read on to learn what kind of process is available to you.
Complementary support elements for each of the phases outlined below can include any of the following: my published books, customized audios, training videos, recorded expert interviews, assessment tools, and formatted templates.
Many clients in the program experience immediate shifts and share feedback like this:
"This is what I noticed in just the first 8 hours after our first session..."
comfort and ease in social situations
deep and restful sleep
reduced anxiety and fear
increased sense of wellbeing, happiness and hope
And the really fun part: family members, friends, and colleagues often comment on the perceptible changes, too.
For an inside peek of how it feels to benefit from the program for three full months, listen to one clients' reflections as she chats with Michele...
Phase One: CONTROL
You start creating the ultimate shift from powerless to powerful
Step One: MOTIVATE YOUR ACTIONS
Step Two: COMMIT YOUR RESULTS
At the beginning of any major change process it's normal to worry about the amount of work involved, lack belief that you can achieve the outcomes you desire, and feel less than emotionally strong. Now, that all begins to change. In this step you learn to face, frame and control the past, present and future with language while also connecting with and exponentially activating your inner resources so that you strengthen your mental processes, identify your fully expressed healing intention, and begin activating daily measures that move you from who you are today to who you want to be tomorrow.
Step Three: FOCUS YOUR PROCESS
When you struggle with trauma it's normal to experience nine core intense negative emotions: fear, grief, sadness, loss, anger, blame, shame, regret and guilt. Such powerful emotions can cause your thoughts to race and your mind to feel out of control while your body either reflects those feelings or disconnects altogether. It is time to create slow, balanced and organized mental processes that allow you to settle your mind and positively reconnect to your body. In this step you will learn science-backed, evidence-based methods to begin your process of reclaiming control so that you learn to work with your mind and body rather than against them.
When you feel confused, out of control and don't know where to begin it can be difficult to access your desire for change, clarity to prioritize actions, and the accountable responsibility to create a process that brings results. All of that changes in this first step where you begin resolving those significant problems and fears that impede your ability to move forward. Through a well-defined, linear framework designed to ignite momentum you will launch the development of a strengths-based, present- and future-focused approach that incorporates all areas of physical, emotional, mental and spiritual realms to create change at deep levels.
Phase Two: CHANGE
You resolve and release trauma and its effects
Step Four: IDENTIFY ROOT PROBLEM(S)
Trauma symptoms express in different ways, but they are just that: symptoms of the real problem. In this step you learn to name your biggest struggle(s) in mind, body, and soul; trace them to their origin (this means we address meaning and emotion rather than symptom); and easily prioritize the (most powerful) negative habits that need to change. This sets you up to understand the sequence of how these problems operate automatically, plus feel more calm and in control knowing that you can feel better with less analysis and more brain change while activating deep unconscious resources to make this phase as smooth and comfortable as possible.
Step Five: DESIGN SPECIFIC SOLUTION(S)
Your brain's job is to keep you safe. After trauma your brain puts in place survival mechanisms that create habits: automatic and uncontrollable actions and thoughts designed to keep you safe that can be tough to interrupt. In this step you learn to efficiently locate problem triggers and habits, identify how the habit neural network operates, define which neural networks need to be neutralized and/or eliminated, and draft a blueprint of how problem behaviors, thoughts, emotions, need to be rewired and resolved. In short, this is your opportunity to deliberately explore, discover and choose how to end your trauma response.
Step Six: INSTALL NEW PROGRAMS(S)
Feeling comfortable with feeling good happens more easily when you develop a healthy sense of urgency, an advance plan and increased self-trust. We’ll do all of those things through laser-focusing change at the origin of the problem, releasing pain, struggle and suffering (without diving more deeply into the content of it), creating change in the deep structure of the mind where traumatic memories are actually held, using science-backed processes to install new automatic responses, beliefs, and perspectives, and collaborating with your brain's natural design to build in healthy and supportive habits so that you develop outcomes that train your brain to create new responses to old triggers.
Phase Three: CREATE
You implement a lifestyle strategy to sustain results
Step Seven: CHOOSE YOUR NEW IDENTITY
Trauma hijacks who you are – but The True You is still at your core. This step addresses how to upgrade your identity by leading you through processes to explore, discover, develop and refine your values, mission and purpose so that your identity possesses depth, structure and texture. Plus, you’ll solidify a framework in which you want your identity to function; develop a clear and actionable vision for stepping forward with clarity, vision and groundedness; and make deliberate choices about who you want to be through deliberate actions and behaviors in all four realms (mental, emotional, physical and spiritual).
Step Eight: STRATEGIZE YOUR NEW LIFE
Activating your identity shift means learning how to express what is true in and about you, plus proactively managing your response to the changes so that you can comfortably relate to yourself, others and the world from this new perspective. This step’s purpose gently facilitates your identity transformation by chunking down actions into a comfortable flow and process. Planning the ‘how’ in advance helps you minimize overwhelm, create opportunity to take quick action, and resolve unanticipated road blocks. By proactively assessing the strengths, weaknesses, opportunities and threats to your identity embodiment, we’ll create an implementation sequence designed to maximize control and expand calm.
Step Nine: LAUNCH YOUR NEW SELF
This final step is all about making sure that you sustain the outcomes you've achieved. To feel confident you need a practical, well-paced, productive plan that holds you in a manageable strategy. Here, we’ll design a process around manageable actions so that you access continued resilience and results. Working in a 90-day structure, you’ll develop a concrete timeline with milestones; learn a tool so that you have a solid and refined step-by-step process to follow (over and over again); troubleshoot common implementation problems; and increase successful momentum by activating subconscious resources and installing new neural pathways for your chosen post-trauma identity.