WHO is Terri Mitchell?
How do I sum up who I am, in a concise way that captures the 50+ years I've "spent" on Earth?
Let me start with who I was. Or, at least how I once thought of myself:
A chronic under-achiever. A victim of all forms of child abuse, perpetrated by the very people I was supposed to love and feel safe with: my family.
Through my teen and early adult years, I was frequently anxious, incapable of real communication, speaking at people about myself, and rarely stopped for air. I was desperate to be heard, yet so often felt dismissed, ignored, bullied, and overlooked. I suffered detachment, dissociation, and disconnect, driven to suicidal thoughts and, after acting upon those thoughts, I failed in my first attempt, compounding the feelings that I was a failure in all of life.
I sought help.
Through the following decades, I trained as a psychiatric nurse, and also explored healing modalities such as re-birthing, hypnosis, non-dominant hand expression, and energy channeling. I've found my extensive lived- and professional experience and knowledge are strong foundations for my coaching, and now I am bringing that help and support to you.
The fun, light-hearted side of me:
Painting on canvases, creative and professional writing, previously involved in the media as a paid "extra". I've walked hot coals, participated in a fund-raising quest, hosted a Speakers platform (the pic with the balloons), spoken on stages and at front of rooms; I loved cycling, qualified with a trade-cooking certificate and enjoy making up my own recipes, loved restoring or refurbishing vintage furniture, and vegie gardening. Cat-parent to George. *Partially disabled after a car accident and botched knee surgery in 2018.
With Fabiola Campbell, founder of
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