I want to say Thank You for your patience in waiting for information about me and how my business will move forward in this post-COVID world.
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Over these past twelve months, countless people have asked what I plan to do about offering Hypnosis and Coaching after having to close my wellness clinic at Tiny Needles. The truth is, I really didn’t know. I know how uncomfortable that is for most of us. We want things to be wrapped-up, neat and tidy. We want to have something secure and steady in our lives, particularly when so much is not. We can be like little kids in the backseat of a car, crying out:
“ARE WE THERE YET?!!”
More and more these days waiting is an unfamiliar concept in our culture. Forever rushing and putting one foot in front of the other on the rat wheel is the norm. The modern meaning of the English verb “to wait” (in its most banal sense, ‘to remain stationary’) derives from a trio of Old English verbs: waeccan, ‘to keep watch’; wacian, ‘to be awake’, and wacan, ‘to become awake, arise, be born’. Ellen Wayland-Smith writes: “there is a larger waiting…It tells us that our puny power to do and to be in this world is the exception, not the rule. Waiting is not the suspension of human business-as-usual, but rather the oldest and most elemental form of time.”
I felt odd (to put it mildly) doing Hypnosis over Zoom and by sharing over YouTube and Instagram. Plus I had recently restructured my offerings to focus more on Hypnosis as I loved the one-on-one contact that I was able to provide at Tiny Needles. Some of you may have worked with me over the phone back when I first launched my coaching offerings over 10 years ago. It was never my favorite way to work - I’m a touchy feely kinda gal after all.
Against the tide of businesses which raced to re-open, I waited. I did look at potential new spaces to use but I also watched COVID-19 continue spreading as people left their quarantine bubbles. I observed that face masks and social-distancing became political statements, which many refused to abide by. I’ve witnessed customers verbally assault business owners for enforcing the CDC’s safety guidelines; fellow healing arts practitioners struggling to stay afloat amidst a decline in clients; a steady stream of establishments shuttering their doors. I’ve sat in long, frustrated, sad, and impatient hours as I worried about what could cause harm to the people I care about…and what kind of control I have over that.
My coach reminded me that “things take the time they take” so Paul and I moved to the Russian River from San Francisco and we enjoyed a glorious summer together, in nature, swimming every day and enjoying each other’s company. It was wonderful and bizarre all at the same time. I’ve never been so “stationary” for so long. It actually completely discombobulated me and when the weather started to turn colder and the days got shorter I went into a deep depression. I have spent most of my life hating Winter, avoiding it the best I could, but this year living in a house that was built for people to enjoy a Summer on the river in, one that was never meant to have people living in it during the coldest, wettest parts of the year; I fully experienced it. All the grey bleakness of it.
But as the first breaths of Spring came I started to feel my mood lift and my optimism returning. The garden I put so much effort into during the summer pause started to come to life too - it was glorious to watch. Strangely, the deep depression I endured was exactly what I needed, I felt stronger and more focused. I was once again ready to serve you… But like Bridget we must emerge slowly from our winters.
“We must test the air and be ready to shrink back into safety when blasted by unseasonal winds, we must gradually unfurl our new leaves. There will still be the debris of a long, disordered season. These are the moments when we have to find the most grace; when we come to atone for the worst ravages of our conduct in darker times, when we have to tell truths we’d rather ignore". Sometimes we will have to name our personal winters, and the words will feel barbed in our throats: grief, rejection, depression, illness. Shame, Failure, Despair” Excerpt from the book “Wintering” by Katherine May. Read it!!
Which brings me to now. I have “re-launched” my offerings. Embracing the virtual world all sessions are now held over Zoom.
I am also returning to my roots - the reason I went into Coaching in the first place. My mission is to serve you by offering support and empowerment for Queer Folx and People Living with HIV to Accept, Embrace and Live their Fabulous Truth. My offerings are a combination of Coaching and Hypnosis Techniques. My sessions are always client-centered and incorporate a lot of me listening to you combined with hypnosis, accountability check ins, guided meditations, visualizations, suggestions for rituals and other exercises and my no-nonsense, sometimes, potty-mouthed guidance.
I can also incorporate nutrition and up-to-date medical knowledge and suggestions as necessary.
So while I'm a little late for my birthday picture this year - better late than never!
I feel fabulous for 50(ish) and for someone that hasn't set foot in a hair salon for over a year!! Those of you that know me would know what a "struggle" that has been for me. And who knew that my natural hair color was a strawberry blonde this whole time?? The money I could have saved on colors. I started dying my hair at 16 - every 6 weeks - Ouch!
Paul told me recently that it is acceptable to be 50 at least 5 times so I'm "just" over half way through my 50th birthdays.
To celebrate I'm offering 50% of all my coaching and hypnosis services if you book your curiosity call before the end of March.
The curiosity call is a 30-40 minute call to see if we are a good fit.
To schedule a free curiosity call, the link is below.