Mitzi Campbell, M.A.
When I was a young mom in my early 30's with three little ones all under 5, my mom started acting weird. At first she was just a little lost. Then, she started to get really anxious. Then paranoid. Then so depressed, it would take her all day to get dressed. She could not do simple things like wash dishes. It just kept getting worse and we knew she needed help. She needed in-patient treatment.
I knew my mom had a terrible childhood. She was born in 1945 and grew up in post-war England. She was dirt-poor and she was orphaned before she was 12. She never spoke about her life. I didn't know the horrible details, but she did. She carried unspeakable trauma with her and never let it out. It festered.
Although she made it back to a somewhat normal life, she was unhealed and it was only a year or two before the still unresolved trauma came roaring back, this time in the form of cancer.
She died when she was only 56 years old. The same age I am now.
I believe that if she had been able to confront and integrate her trauma, she might still be alive today. There is lots of research to show the connection between trauma and disease.
This is why I am so passionate about my work with Blessons Podcast and LIFE STORY SCHOOL COACHING.
But it doesn't have to be something as extreme as "Capital T" Trauma occurring in your life that causes problems for you now. It can be smaller things too. Things like mistaken beliefs around money, love or relationships are rooted in the life story somewhere. The effects of life events are profound and shape us in ways we do not even realize until we are brave enough to take a look.
Then we are freed.
It is amazing how the simple act of looking at your life story with stark honesty can change your life going forward. It's unbelievably powerful. I've seen people work miracles in their lives through this process. I want to help as many people as I can to become who they dream of being and I believe you can do this by working with the data, "the dots" you find and connect in your story.