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Navigating the Seasons of Self: A Call to Reflection and Healing

Navigating the Seasons of Self_ A Call to Reflection and Healing- trauma recovery

In the hustle and bustle of our daily lives, it’s easy to overlook the fundamental question that often lingers in the background: “What am I here for?” Whether you’re too busy to slow down or feeling the urgency without a compass, now is the perfect moment to give this question the attention it deserves.

We all carry the echoes of Mother Culture, family, teachers, and friends whispering (or yelling) in our ears, shaping our identities and influencing our pursuits. Is it any wonder we find ourselves torn and confused, jumping from project to project in an attempt to project an image of having it all together?

As we approach the end of the year, it’s a natural time for reflection and reckoning. Have you achieved the goals you set for yourself? Do they feel clear or murky? What lessons can be gleaned from the successes and shortcomings?

In the pursuit of dreams, I advocate for aiming high. If we aim for a 10, we might not hit it, but we’ll likely achieve more than if we settle for a safe 2. Consider the dreams of your inner child – the 4-year-old, the 10-year-old, the 15-year-old. Do your current ambitions ignite excitement in them, or do they wonder what happened to your adventurous spirit?

It is perfectly ok, perhaps expected even, to lose our way, become distracted, discouraged or simply give up, believing that we’re not enough.  The important thing is to meet yourself with grace in a space of honesty.  Until we acknowledge where we are versus where we’d planned to be, we can’t course correct.  Or scrap the plan and start over.  To do this though, requires a healthy dose of self-acceptance and tenacious vulnerability to heal through the emotions that will guide you.

The impending closure of the year invites us to create space for the endless opportunities that the new year holds. Amidst the holiday season, emotions may run high, anxiety may peak, and the body may signal distress. Despite the chaos, slowing down to reflect can provide clarity in the midst of confusion and unstick the stuck places.

Imagine knowing why your body feels like it’s falling apart and being empowered to heal and make healthier decisions. Envision evaporating the brain fog, bringing your mind back online, and truly knowing who you are. What monumental dreams could you chase with this newfound clarity?

As a Trauma Recovery Coach, I’ve undergone transformative trauma training that illuminated my challenges, dispelled the notion of brokenness, and empowered me to make intentional decisions supporting mind, body, and spirit. This training has revolutionized my life, leading to healing, growth, and happiness.

Excitingly, I’m now extending the opportunity to you through my Complex Trauma Training. This program derived from the transformative trauma training I originally took, is open for registration. It’s not just for coaches – it’s for anyone ready to be a Self-led leader and apply this knowledge to every facet of life.

Regardless of your interest in the trauma training, my hope for you is to allow your system to fluctuate with the seasons. Even if it means going against expectations, saying no, or causing discomfort – honor the season of slow, of reflection, and of processing.

To all things, there is a season. Embrace this season for yourself and embark on a journey of self-discovery, healing, and transformation.


If you’re interested in learning how the Complex Trauma Training will support your personal and professional goals, click here: Become a Self-led Leader


Amy Lloyd

Amy supports emerging individuals in designing and mastering their dream life as Self-led souls on heart-led missions. As a Holistic Life, Career and Executive Coach, a Certified Trauma Recovery Coach and an Accredited Trauma Instructor, Amy supports ambitious lovers of life, entrepreneurs and other big dreamers in living more authentic and meaningful lives by safely navigating the unforeseen obstacles of self-discovery.