I grew up in a small village in France and I was not a confident child. I was also overweight as a child, and I struggled with feelings of shame and guilt. I became a virtuoso in negative self-talk.
At 23 I became hairdresser and I experienced that I (yes, I!) was good at something. I could make people look in the mirror and feel amazing about themselves. It was so rewarding and still is!
As I thrived in my work I started to look at myself with more appreciation. As a result my physique changed too. I saw how loving what you do and loving who you are inside reflects our your outside. I became aware of the connection between mind and body and fascinated how they influence each other.
But then life continued to happen to me. I had moved from France to England and I experienced a time when set backs, heartache and loneliness stockpiled on me. I started to doubt myself again. I felt that the confidence and connections I had built up with others were mere illusions. I started to use drugs in social settings.
I had recognised how positive circumstances had made me flourish and glow, but I knew nothing still about how I could handle hard times and challenges. I didn't know how I could influence my situation or assert control over how I responded to it. I self-pitied excessively and directed my thoughts to how unfair it was that life had dealt me such a “rotten hand”. My only attempt of a “solution” was to avoid social life more and more and I started using drugs also on my own to numb the pain.
The short form presentation of my coaching qualifications is that I am a trained Law of Attraction Teacher, a certified hypnotherapist trained in Rapid Transformation Therapy (RTT) and a Reiki master.
But I am also a hairdresser, and I find that this profession combined with my personal experiences have been important tools in my coaching practice - as a coach I take the position of a hairdresser to the next level - to make people feel good from the inside.
... and how cutting peoples' hair led me to also become a coach
One day I got a harsh wake up call from a dear friend. She was angry and frustrated with me and and she eventually broke up with our friendship.
I was crushed, but it started to dawn on me that I had become too negative and "toxic" for others to be around...Today I am grateful to her, because the painful loss of a friendship was ultimately also the catalysts for change that made me take action and step onto the path towards a happier life.
First I went into therapy...
I started to work on breaking up a downward spiral of self-pity and instead take responsibility for how I dealt with the challenges in my life.
Then I trained to become a Reiki Master. I continued to train and also became a certified Rapid Transformational Therapist (RTT). Later on I extended my training further still and became a Law of Attraction teacher.
My childhood experiences has shown me the anxiety and pain we can build up if we compromise our inner self-approval and love to gain the approval of others.
One of the most significant lessons from my training and from other wonderful spirituals teachers, has been to connect with the magic I was born with and find love for myself to regain my sparkle.
I now use all theses tools to maintain a balance for an healthy life filled with love just for been in love with life.
Don't get me wrong, I still face difficult situations and challenges, but it helps me to navigate through life with more peace and to keep growing and moving towards my goals.
Sabrina Picot, 2020