By Brynn A. Souders
Do you mind if I tell you a story?
I am an NLP Practitioner and I was first introduced to Neuro Linguistic Programming to some degree by my parents, both of whom are also certified in NLP. At the beginning I didn’t take much notice of it until I attended The Secret of Creating Your Future® seminar (I have to admit at my mother’s insistence).
Attending NLP Practitioner Training in December 2014 changed my life. My goal now is to assist & empower as many Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Transgender, and Queer individuals as possible with the tools & techniques I learned as a certified Practitioner of NLP, Time Line Therapy®, and Hypnosis.
Way back before I ever got here, I suffered from major depression and generalized anxiety. I was diagnosed with both disorders, and I went through so many methods of coping and taking care of myself the best I could. Some were more obviously overall harmful, while others were truly just me trying to do the best I could with the resources I had. And those resources obviously got me through okay enough, but they almost didn’t.
See, I was in a job where I was miserable. I was living with a group of friends who were supportive enough, but I just didn’t feel like I really connected with anyone. I had built up my walls and pulled myself so deep into my bubble, I couldn’t even think of a way to draw myself out, with or without help.
It all came to a head one night, as things often do. I don’t want to go into the really dark stuff, but I will say that it was a near thing, me staying in the world.
In this particular situation, it was my partner who helped me heave myself up to at least the edge of that big cliff I’d tumbled from. And there I stayed. And stayed.
Like, you know when you try to pull yourself up on one of those things, and you just can’t quite do it, and maybe you’re supporting your weight, or maybe you’re on top, or maybe you’re just dangling?
Well, that was me. For years.
And now I’m here, and I’m vibrant and alive and full of possibilities. More importantly, I know that I am, and I know that everyone else is full of possibilities, too.
I won’t claim that all my problems with depression and anxiety have all magically disappeared. Maybe others have had that happen, I personally haven’t.
But the important thing is that I’m in control now. Even when I start feeling myself fall into that old anxiety or depression, I have the tools now to pull myself out and into a positive, productive mindset.
So that’s my story, and that’s why I’m so determined to share the gift of NLP and Time Line Therapy® with others.
Brynn A. Souders
Personal Success Coach