Today I want to tell you about three people in the community who have had a MAJOR impact on me, with deep love for their work.
There is nothing I love more than to share the teachers, healers, and resources that have helped me along the way. Enjoy!
1. Erin Telford
Erin is the breathwork teacher extraordinaire. Breathwork has become a scene, especially here in LA, and breathwork teachers are popping up left and right (that's amazing, because breathwork is truly a portal to God.)
Breathwork can help you access - with so much love - areas that you wouldn't be able to uncover with years of traditional talk therapy. We need this type of rapid, break-your-heart-wide-open medicine amidst a mental health crisis that is only going to get worse as we traverse collective trauma like never before.
Having been in the 'scene' for the past three years, along with receiving my own teacher training from David Elliott, I am pretty discerning with who I choose to learn from. But Erin has fully won me over.
Her work is the most pure, most powerful, and most timely that I have experienced. She is truly the healer of our time. And the best part about Erin is that she is as humble as it gets.
In two days, she's offering a group breathwork session over Zoom for the Full Moon Eclipse. It's sure to be potent and impactful. Check her out here.
Although we've both learned from the same teacher, I'm so much more comfortable referring people to Erin than I am teaching breathwork myself to people. She and I have spoken about this, and she'll be mentoring me in January so that I have the confidence to incorporate this powerful tool into my 1:1 sessions and work with couples. That's because I know how effective the tool of breathwork is to open your heart/soul/intuition wide, thereby speeding up the process of deep inner transformation. So ethically, I can't leave it out of my work any longer.
2. Kimberly Harrison
Speaking of breathwork, during one of Erin's recent groups, I received a very clear message that I needed to find a spiritual voice coach. No, I don't want to become a professional singer. But I'm still healing years of crippling social anxiety, and although I have come SO FAR from that place, I am now increasing my ability to speak to hundreds of people without one iota of self consciousness holding me back.
When I put the call out for this kind of teacher, I was looking for someone that would uplevel my ability to be seen + heard in a major way. I wanted someone to be able to not only guide me to deep levels of love for my own voice (both inner and outer), but someone who could help me expand my range.
On top of that, I needed a teacher who understands the energetics of sound healing and using the voice as a vehicle of that kind of healing from a more spiritual perspective. Kimberly is that teacher, and she is mind blowing. She works with professional speakers, singers, and anyone who may want to expand the use of their voice.
You can find her here.
3. Debbie Ford
Debbie is no longer with us, but her books have impacted countless people in a profound way. I highly recommend the Consciousness Cleanse to all of my clients because it is written in such an exquisite, authentic, high vibrational way. Her words are deeply impactful in a way that is reserved for the rare few who can deliver this type of transmission.
On days that I need a boost, I turn to any page and am instantly uplifted and grounded back in to my purpose. I read a lot of books, and this is one of just a handful that has truly transformed me.
She is also closely associated with shadow work, and does so in an amazingly loving and accessible way. Check out her book The Dark Side of the Light Chasers if you want to explore more about holding the wholeness of yourself - ALL of your parts - with deep love.
Who are your favorite helpers, healers, doctors, or coaches in the personal development community? Who's impacted you the most? I would love to hear in the comments below.