Guest Post by Michele Rosenthal, Author, Speaker, Post-Trauma Coach
Host, CHANGING DIRECTION, a weekly radio program
Author, BEFORE THE WORLD INTRUDED: Conquering the Past and Creating the Future
Have you ever felt like something that happened long ago still defines you today? Sometimes the smallest stress or the largest trauma moves you into situations that imprint so deeply they become a part of who you are. Sometimes, too, those events change who you are: Consequent beliefs, assumptions, interpretations and perceptions alter how you see yourself, others and the outside world.
I know how easily all of this can make you be not such a good friend to yourself! For over twenty-five years I was actually very unkind to myself as the negative events in my life shaped and distorted my inner self connection. Then, I went on a healing rampage. I knew that life was so much more than simply existing or struggling to exist and I wanted to feel better and be happier. It took years to find what process would set me free. Finally, I learned how to shed the past and now have dedicated my life to helping others find healing (much more quickly than I did!) after life’s big and small traumas.
What I’ve learned through education, training, countless conversations, direct interactions and coaching others is that simply finding a path to healing is not enough. As individuals we want to move in a direction that is positive, proactive, and productive. Figuring out how to do that can be challenging, which is why I’ve decided to expand (and retitle) my radio show to talk about how we go about “CHANGING DIRECTION.”
Beginning the week of April 29th, CHANGING DIRECTION will air twice every week: Monday’s and Wednesday’s at 2pm EST/11am PST. The shows will be thirty minutes in length so that you get in-depth, concentrated content in a timeframe that adapts to your on-the-go lifestyle. In addition to the healing support and information we currently provide our dedicated audience, we will also begin providing expert insights on how to reclaim yourself and transform your life in the areas of personal growth, career, health and fitness, finances, relationships, fun and recreation, and family life. Interviewing experts in all of these areas CHANGING DIRECTION offers ideas for how you can change the direction of your life day after day.
In celebration of this shift, we’re offering all of our new listeners a complimentary ebook gift: “52 Ways To Transform Your Life After Trauma” gives you one idea per week to discover new ways to be a friend to yourself by deepening your internal connection and challenging you to explore what it really means to be you. To claim your gift, click here.
You have enormous healing potential; the goal is learning to access it. You can do this. Dig deep. I believe in you!
I thank Michele Rosenthal for her guest post today, her courage to invite us to team with her in this this and her transparent beauty of character.
Michele Rosenthal is a keynote speaker, award-nominated author, post-trauma coach, and radio show host. To learn more about how you can be a friend to yourself by healing your past visit, ChangeYouChoose.com.
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My quick scan produced “how to move the furniture” until I re read, but actually it is the same thing, eh ?
@Carl, Yes, I agree! Always have to rearrange things to make them fall into place the way you truly want.
Michele, this is so cool. what a great turn in radio direction.
BTW, I don’t know if you remember, but Carl was the “caller-in” during the last radio show we worked together in! 🙂 He’s such a support and wise man. Blessed to have him on our team.
I’m so glad u r keeping us up to date on this exciting developing in your practice. Looking forward to more. Keep on, Michele!