My mission: Help women find their self-confidence again and live their life with purpose, clarity, determination and joy.
Hi! I'm Caroline, mother of two wonderful children, dedicated yoga practitioner, and registered and certified Yoga Therapist. Before I discovered yoga in my early forties, I was crushed by a negative self-image, low self-worth, and low self-confidence.
Raised by a mother with undiagnosed PTSD, her outbursts of rage and uncontrolled emotions left me feeling unloved, unwanted, and uncomfortable with myself. I felt like I wasn’t worth anyone’s time. Right up until my early adult years, I had no self-confidence and didn’t like myself. I thought everyone else was better than me and doubted myself in every area of life. I had no purpose other than getting through each day. This underlying emotional state combined with raising two children made my lack of self-confidence worse. As a full time mum, I thought I never had anything interesting to say, and I felt uncomfortable socially. Life was not very much fun and I spent it hiding behind my children.
After being diagnosed with depression in 2007, I decided to take matters into my own hands. Feeling depressed and not good enough was no longer bearable. I wanted to change for myself, my children, and my husband. I started psychotherapy and yoga. The results were astounding. Through psychotherapy I began to understand and accept the past that led me to think and feel that way about myself. Yoga gave me the time and space to notice how my past was playing out in my mind and behaviours on a daily basis: my negative mental patterns and deeply ingrained negative self-beliefs became obvious. A few months into the practice of both yoga and psychotherapy, my thoughts of worthlessness were dimmer, I felt lighter and enjoyed life more. Physically, mentally and emotionally, I felt better than ever, and for the first time in my life, I had a sense of purpose.
Fast forward to 2015: I took on a 200 hour Yoga Teacher training and two years later a 750 hour Yoga Therapy accreditation course. After working with women, especially mothers, for five years I decided it was time to help women on their way to self-confidence and self-worth. I built this three month coaching program and partnered up with an LSI (Life Style Inventory) coach and the "Confident and Empowered” program was born.
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