Trauma & PTSD

Two people can witness the exact same event, and one can experience it as trauma and for someone else, it’s just an event.

Trauma is different for everyone.

Sometimes, the loss of a loved one is traumatic. Or for some, it’s their childhood, the way in which they grew up or a relationship with a parent or an intimate one.

For others, it’s their job - day in, day out.

Each person decides what trauma is for them. And that decision is how your brain codes it - files it away.

And often unknowingly, that trauma effects our every day lives, even though we try our best to put in a box at the back of the closet and carry on. I know, it’s what I used as a coping strategy for many years.

I used to be a traveling sales rep working in schools. And then trauma happened to our family. And some people could pretend better than others that they were ok.

I couldn’t sleep. Had nighttime anxiety and insomnia. I remember crying in my car between appointments and forcing a smile on my face when I got to the next school.

It only worked so well for so long. It caught up to me.

And then the exact same trauma happened to out family again. And that time, I couldn’t fake it any more. I went looking for answers and found help, and healing.

I found an NLP coach in Peru and after many, many sessions with all kinds of coaches and different modalities, I found the thing that made the greatest difference.

And the healing process really started. And now I can think of my worst days and it’s just neutral. I still don’t like to think of those day, but I can without getting emotionally hooked.

Trauma NLP, TLT & Hypnosis Coaching


The mind is divided between the conscious and unconscious (or as some call it, the subconscious).

Our unconscious mind accounts for 90%. It is super powerful. It’s main job is to preserve and run our body. We don’t have to consciously think, heart beat, lungs breathe, cells divide and multiple. When you get a cut, your body heals it. When you’re pregnant, you don’t have to think - ok, today I need to grow my baby’s heart.Your mind and body know what it needs to do.

Your unconscious mind also organizes all of your memories. It’s where your beliefs, values and your behaviours reside. 

Most people approach change by making a conscious effort. The conscious mind is 10% and is either working with or against the other 90% in the unconscious mind.

If you’re having trouble making a change, it’s often not about more effort, more willpower. There’s something in your unconscious mind - a negative emotion, a pattern of behaviour or a belief that’s not serving you anymore.

I use a number of tools, including hypnosis with my clients to make the changes they want at the unconscious level so that it’s easy, healthy and permanent. 


Have you ever zoned out while driving or watching a movie? That’s trance. It is a state of relaxation and heightened imagination. It is most often compared to daydreaming or very deep mediation. You are fully conscious, but you tune out most of the stimuli around you. You focus intently on the subject at hand, to the near exclusion of any other thought. 

Your sense of safety and morality remain entrenched throughout the experience. A hypnotherapist can't get you to do anything you don't want to do.

It is very effective for accessing your own inner resources such as confidence, self worth, happiness, etc. making it easier to get through the everyday and get in touch with your ability to heal yourself.


  • I’ll ask you some questions and do detailed personal history to discover not what you think - but HOW you think. We’ll get to the ROOT of the problem.

  • Unlike therapy where you can spend years talking about the problem, this is the ONLY time you’ll talk about it and only for about an hour.

  • And then we'll start to release stuff that’s keeping you up at night. We don’t park it, we dissolve it.

I put you in touch with your own inner resources so you can heal yourself.

Unlike therapy or traditional life coaching, I use the most transformational tools that creates change at the neurological level.