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Spiritual Psychology And A Holistic Approach To Life With Beverly Sartain

Beverly Sartain was barely 26 years old when she had a midlife crisis. She was in the helping profession helping other people but was unable to help herself with issues involving showing up, overworking, over-giving, poor relationships, substance use, mental health issues, unresolved trauma, and co-dependency. On today’s show, Beverly joins Christin Collins to share how she had to go through her breakdown to get to that place of breakthrough. Learn more about Beverly’s conscious awakening and how she developed a holistic approach to life that keeps her on the path to recovery and healing. Beverly and Christin also talks about Beverly’s book and company and dives into spiritual psychology.

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Spiritual Psychology And A Holistic Approach To Life With Beverly Sartain

I am incredibly excited to be having a conversation with my mentor, coach, guide and friend, Beverly. Welcome and thank you so much for being here.

Thank you. That’s such a lovely introduction. I enjoy spending time with you. I’m happy to be here with your readers as well.

I’m very excited to dive deeper with you on a couple of different levels. The point of hosting a conversation with people that I’ve walked with and learned from is to support others on their own journey to finding their spark within. As you and I know and have discussed many times, what we’re searching for is already inside of us. It’s to do that remembering or rediscovering of self and our higher purpose. There’s no one better to have this conversation with than you. With that being said, I would love for you to back us up a little bit, and then I want to get into your book and then your company that I’ve graduated from with my certification and coaching. I’d love for you to give us a little bit of a backstory about what brought you to your vision and lifestyle of finding your spark within.

FSW 3 | Spiritual Psychology

Spiritual Psychology: Even if you’re high-functioning and you get things done, you still have to nurture yourself and look within and see what’s really going on there so that we’re taking care of ourselves.

It’s been a journey as most people can say. It hasn’t always come easy, but it’s been an incredibly rewarding path. I was 26 years old when I had a midlife crisis. I was in the helping profession and helping other people, and then had the awareness that I was unwilling to help myself. That required a lot of looking at myself and how I was getting value and worth out of being of service to other people, but not being a service to myself.

That was showing up with overworking, over-giving, poor relationships, substance use, mental health issues, unresolved trauma and codependency. There was a lot there to unpack and a lot of people can probably relate to that. I had a bit of a breakdown to get to that breakthrough place. I’m forever grateful that for whatever reason at that point in my life, that’s when my conscious awakening started to happen. It was essentially stopping these behaviors long enough to start to have some awareness about what was going on deep within myself.

I started to do that through therapy because that was the mainstream and the only way I knew how to do it at the time. I was connected to other people through my work. That seems like the next best step for me. Furthermore, I was introduced to spiritual psychology at that time. That came in at the right time for me. My recovery and healing path was learning spiritual psychology, the practices and principles of it. I’ve always been somebody who’s good at application. I’m not just somebody who gathers more information.

I enjoy gathering information and then figuring out how I’m going to apply it. Furthermore, how I’m going to embody it. That’s what happened with spiritual psychology. I was at a point where I could no longer live my life the way I had been living it. I felt like there must be a different way to live life. That’s what spiritual psychology was. It provided a new way of being for me.

Thank you for taking us back a couple. If I may, the reactions that bubbled up for me. First and foremost, 26 is so young and that must have been super scary, though I’m jealous because mine was around 50. I lived my whole adult life unaware. I’m going to celebrate that you were 26 and applaud you. I can’t imagine how vulnerable and challenging that must have been.

The second thing I’d love for us to step into is spiritual psychology because for anyone who knows my journey and I dabble in it in my book, Her Phoenix Rising, without getting into detail or even listing all of the ways that spirituality bubbled up for me. I was very attracted to working with you because spiritual psychology is the lens through which you approach things. I want to dive into spiritual psychology. The way for us to do that is I like to introduce your book to the audience and to others who can also find inspiration to find that spark within, from what you’ve birthed, as far as your book.

Spiritual psychology is a language of loving and of healing.

Your book is called Transcending Trauma: How I used Spiritual Psychology to Heal My Life. I would love to read two paragraphs of your foreword, and then ask you to go ahead and take us through what spiritual psychology is to you and how that felt for you. In your foreword from Dr. Dawn Nickel, it says, “We are all recovering from something, our childhoods, trauma, relationship issues, grief and loss, perfectionism, mental health, and other behavioral health issues. The list is infinite and most of us can identify 1 or 2 or 10 that resonate for us. More than anything, many of us are recovering from living with the voices in our heads that invite feelings of low self-esteem, self-doubt and self-hatred. The voices whisper to us throughout our lives that we aren’t enough or worthy of being here. At some point in my life, these voices screamed. Now, I am recovered enough to tell them to shut the hell up.” I want to stop there. That was a beautiful foreword by your friend and colleague. How did your experience through spiritual psychology help you transcend?

One of the things about spiritual psychology is it’s a very loving language. Interestingly enough, this came up in one of the cohorts I was doing about how people are hearing my languaging when I coach and that they were invited in and felt good about the languaging. To me, languaging is spiritual psychology. It’s a language of loving and healing. One of the paradigms is that healing happens in the loving and that was the new paradigm for me.

I had spent much of my young adult and early teen years being very critical of myself. There was a lot of self-loathing and self-hatred. That would be perpetuated by poor choices and then I would feel bad again and beat myself up mentally. I didn’t have this language of loving. I only had this language of harshness, criticalness and self-deprecation. I couldn’t rectify that. That’s what was going on in my consciousness all the time. I didn’t know how to free myself of that.

One of the things that spiritual psychology gave me is this loving language but it was also compassionate and nonjudgmental. Those were all of the things that I was doing to myself. I was being very judgmental. I had no compassion for myself. Interestingly enough, I had a lot of compassion and empathy for other people. I was willing to be empathetic and compassionate to others but I was not willing to operate under the same standards within my own consciousness.

Going through the spiritual psychology, skills and starting to see how hard I was being with myself, I very quickly knew that I needed to resolve what was in my consciousness. If I didn’t do that, I already knew I would probably go back to drinking and poor relationships. I would go back to the ways that I was coping with life instead of heal and thrive, which is where I wanted to be.

As I interchange with community, I find connecting with a ton of people, both men and women, but a lot of women, particularly those who are phenomenal at excelling and being exceptional to others. The awareness of I’m not being good to self, I buy myself a massage or those fancy shoes, or I go on these great vacations. It’s that detachment from understanding that I’m not loving myself first. My question to you and follow up to that is when you were younger and experiencing self-loathing, were you aware of that, or was that an awareness that came in your twenties and then you reflected on that?

I probably wasn’t aware of it so much in the early teens, but there were a lot of traumatic things that happened in my life around sixteen. I was aware already of how much I disliked myself. I don’t think I could tie it all together of the fact that I was trying to get worth and value out of giving to other people versus giving to myself. That came in the mid-twenties when things came to a head. For me, there were a lot of consequences. I had a DUI, hospital stays and these very significant things that happened. My dad ended up dying when I was 24 of cirrhosis of the liver because of his alcoholism.

There were a lot of wake-up calls happening for me. The behaviors were so out of alignment with the potential that I knew I had inside of myself. That’s where a lot of the self-deprecation came from as well. It’s like living a life that felt so incongruent with what was possible for me. Spiritual psychology supported me and resolving some of the things that were in my consciousness so that I could connect with the potential that I knew I had. Now I’ve spent the last several years actualizing that potential.

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Spiritual Psychology: Don’t just acknowledge people when they accomplish things. You also need to acknowledge them when they talk about what’s really going on for them.

I appreciate all of your shares. I did not know I self-loathe. I did not know I had shame or guilt or whatever. Why I wanted to revisit that is I heard you say is that it was around sixteen, there was obvious. In your mid-twenties, there was obvious but still, that’s a span of almost a decade. What I want folks to hear, digest and see if that stirs something within myself is I had no idea I was self-loathing. The only way I could love myself was to earn my love through service. I couldn’t just love myself for breathing or being or screwing up, which we all do. An important awareness that I want to bring to a community is number one, this isn’t a light switch. Number two, I had no idea I was off. For you, it showed up through stuff in your twenties as you listed. For me, it showed up in my health and then I started putting the pieces of the puzzle together.

It did show up via my body, through mental health issues, anxiety in particular, and then through the behaviors. There were a lot of behaviors, consequences and that’s how it started to show up. There were a lot of breakdowns that were happening for me to do something differently. Part of the challenge was I was a helping professional. For me, there was some stigma. I’m like, “I’m supposed to be helping other people. I can’t ask for help.” Those types of things kept me from reaching out to people.

Another thing was I was very high functioning, which may be a lot of people that are reading can relate to. I always did well at everything. I always was promoted. I always was pushed forward because of my ability to take responsibility and over-give and overdo. People love that about me. Outwardly, I always appeared as doing well to people. That’s what’s very interesting about this. Inwardly, I was not doing well.

When I started to have these different consequences, then things became more apparent to people that I wasn’t doing well, but it was always pushed off as well, “She’s so smart. She’s so good at this and that.” Meanwhile, I was crumbling inside. That’s important for people to hear because even if you’re high functioning. You’re that doer and you get things done. You have all the accomplishments. We still have to nurture ourselves, look within and see what’s going on there, so that it feels good and we’re taking care of ourselves.

I’m going to weigh in again because what bubbled up was my traumas were young and acute for a long time. I am also high functioning and everything looked great on the outside. I want to bring this into this space for others, for self or those who care for others, especially children. I could say 2 or 3 people in my whole life that saw that maybe something was off. I was the actress of the century to be able to mitigate that. What you said about being high functioning, and then when the opportunities were come to draw attention so that you could break it down and rebuild it from a place of wholeness, love and healing.

People were giving you the benefit of the doubt. We all want to give especially the great kids or partners or friends the benefit of the doubt. My whole thing was trying to express. It was showing. I wasn’t owning it. I was blaming others for it. I appreciate your revisit of that so that we can all be like, “I’m not asking or diving into this because I don’t believe in you.” It’s the opposite. Maybe we can have open conversations that bring a healing space.

We’re not just acknowledging people when they’re accomplishing things. We’re also acknowledging them when they’re talking about what’s going on for them. They’re willing to communicate that and we can work through it together. Those things need to be acknowledged too.

Let’s talk about my coaching experience and some of the lessons you’ve taught me. Before we get there, I know it’s in your book and I was highlighting it. My husband’s like, “What are you doing?” I have to get my Master’s in Spiritual Psychology. Can you highlight for us some of those takeaways that you do share in your book? They’re very powerful.

In fact, my inner child has wanted to write that book for a long time. My inner child has always enjoyed writing. That’s who the book is dedicated to because writing the book for the purpose of seeing that accomplishment was for her. The reason I wrote the book is because I like applications. I wanted people to see how I applied spiritual psychology to my recovery process so that people could see, feel and experience one person’s way that they navigated trauma, substances and mental health for themselves.

Spiritual psychology isn’t the mainstream way that people resolve things for themselves. I wanted to showcase that to people. I like to break things down for folks. When people would ask me, “How did you have this transformation through spiritual psychology?” I started to think about how could I communicate that to people in a way that they could digest it and maybe apply it for themselves. It boiled down to these four different areas where initially it was about creating more awareness of what was going on for me.

I had to stop a lot of behaviors first for that awareness to come through but that was where it started. I always say, “When you do this, there might be a lot of awareness that comes forward that you don’t like to see.” That’s part of the process too. First, the awareness might be things that you don’t like to see, but it’s important to acknowledge those things so that you can get to a place where you’re being and doing in a way that’s in alignment with who you truly want to be.

It started with awareness. I had this quick thought in my head that if I don’t resolve how I’m relating to myself within my own mind, I’m never going to sustain all of these great changes that I had made. I knew the way I was talking to myself in my head needed to be worked on and healed. I knew holding on to things from my past needed to be made peace with so that I could move forward. There was a lot of narratives, story and beliefs like everybody have that were still up there for me. I felt like it was getting in the way of me moving forward in my life. That became a part of the process as new paradigms and perspectives. Spiritual psychology gave me a very loving perspective to be able to take on myself. Being able to take that loving perspective on myself started to open things up for me.

The next was it gave me a new loving perspective on myself, but I didn’t know how to be compassionate to myself. I didn’t know how to forgive myself. I didn’t know how to be more loving and kind to myself. I know that might sound silly but I didn’t know how to do it. Part of the process was that I didn’t want to do it for a long time. I had to rectify that so that I could allow myself to be loved. Allow others and the universe to love me, and so it took skills. It took learning a new way of being and some of those skills I mentioned about compassion, acceptance, self-forgiveness, but how to allow my heart to open, let love in and support in.

Healing happens in the loving.

That was part of the process and that might look different for everybody what those skills might be that you’d need to learn for yourself. That’s a great thing to step into. The last part is the practice piece, which I’ve always been good at. That’s the practice embodying not just this great information, but how can I apply this information at this moment so that I have experienced it. I can learn and keep growing from it.

People have a hard time applying things. We live in a society where it’s like more information and we’re constantly being provided more information. In the work that I do with people and even in the coach certification, application of it is important to me so that I’m not just another source of more information for people, but I’m helping people find a better way to live because they’re playing it or talking about it or working through it, what they’re noticing about themselves. I find people can access those deeper places within themselves. That’s how the process broke down.

Thank you so much for walking us through that. You can read more on that through her book, but I have to say this has come up twice now. I want to pause, especially as I went through your coaching certification. I was shifting from the answer has to be in the next book or the next course or that next conversation. I didn’t have enough information and I wasn’t there yet. It was a very big a-ha in the past couple of years for me.

I’m not going to find that answer outside of myself. I have the tools and resources. It’s within. I just have to sit here long and quiet enough and stop with all this madness to be able to get back in touch with it. Even as we were graduating from the cohort I walked through with you, it was cute because my partner is very much like, “So next.” I’m like, “Go, rock it out.” I want to point out, maybe we should digest everything we’ve experienced and then apply it.

It’s important to bring in this space that it’s great to learn, grow and get trained as you did with your Master’s in Spiritual Psychology, but you have the tools. We can’t keep just going. We have to find that spark within by embodying and trying it and failing, which will bring me now into working with you to get trained as a holistic coach that you hold such beautiful space. You do break down the process brilliantly.

I know that was many years in the making, to have your capacity to be able to help all folks get certified in holistic coaching. Before we dive into what occurs because it was transformative for me, take us through the past couple of years of you casting a grandiose vision. It wasn’t a light switch and you’ve worked very hard. Walk us through that process.

It’s remarkable. I always say spiritual psychology offered me the first transformation of my life and coaching has offered me the second transformation of my life. I was working at nonprofits for about ten years. At the very end, I was a substance abuse counselor and I was at these crossroads. I was always good at administrative work and direct services. I hopped into a job that was a bit more administrative to see if maybe that was something that I would like.

It didn’t quite line up the way that I wanted it to. I knew direct services needed to be in the mix. Interestingly enough, having my own business has been a good mixture for me of administrative and direct service. I hit that crossroads that I was like, “Is this it?” I don’t know if I could see myself working towards being somebody at the top of the nonprofit. I felt like I was at a crossroads with what was next for me. That’s when coaching came onto the scene.

I’ve always been an outside-of-the-box thinker. I was at these crossroads of, “Do I go therapy? Do I become a social worker?” That meant going back to school again, spending a lot of money, a lot of time to get to that place where I would even be licensed in those areas. Coaching came in. Coaching all doors open towards it, and then for the therapy and the social work stuff, all doors closed. It was very strange how it happened because when I say all doors closed, it was like everything that I tried to do towards those other two did not work out.

I was like, “I’m going to do this coaching thing and see how this is.” Within a few months of being in the training, I was like, “This is it. I am all-in on this. I’m doing this,” and I did. I energetically went all-in on it. That was a powerful thing. I have quickly hired a business mentor to work with for an entire year. I invested my energy, time and resources into doing it. I knew it was the right combination for me where I could use past experiences in my work to leverage and learn how to coach.

I loved the freedom of the coaching, meaning there is a lot of creative freedom in how you create your offers and programs. It was all these things I couldn’t do when there was the red tape and the bureaucracy of the systems that I was working within. I loved that I could have this creative freedom to create things that I felt would create a very good experience for people while giving them the value of what they were wanting to learn.

I started to coach individually a few years ago and within the first few years, that was for recovery coaching. I went with what I knew at that point and started to do some recovery coaching. It was alternative recovery coaching because I didn’t get sober through any of the mainstream ways. I wanted to be available to people that maybe wanted to use spiritual psychology or something else for their recovery process. Quickly, people started to come to me for business support. I ended up creating a mentorship program or helped people start their businesses.

I did that for a few years, but I never felt quite in alignment because I didn’t consider myself a business coach. I was good at breaking things down and taking initiative. These are things that I’m strong in. People wanted to learn how to do some of that. In 2019, I got an offer to purchase a recovery coaching school. This was completely out of the blue. The person knew me and said, “I’m done with this. You were the person that can do something with this.”

She said, “You have the business sense and the actual skill experience to be able to support people at this.” We didn’t end up landing on an agreement because I wasn’t fully aligned with the recovery. I didn’t want to create a recovery coaching school. I wanted to create a holistic coaching school, but that conversation or those conversations I had with her gave me the confidence to go for it. I had always been referring people to other coaching schools because that wasn’t the work that I was doing with folks. This conversation was like, “I’m going to do it all. I’m going to do the coaching with people, train them how to coach, do individual coaching with people, and help them start their businesses.” That’s how we created the Holistic Coach Training Institute.

When you’re on point and living your purpose like you don’t even know it, it’s like, “This can’t be it because it’s too obvious. I’m not struggling enough.” I hadn’t been walked through that whole history quite in that way. Thank you for walking me through that. One of the things I want to share is the irony because it’s not ironic. It was totally divine. I seriously do not even remember how we connected. I think it was LinkedIn. It doesn’t matter.

Anyone who’s in the healing space or even not in the healing space probably knows there are a lot of offerings, “Get trained in this and that,” what have you and there are a lot of options. I had been encouraged for many years to get certified. It was already happening. You don’t have to be certified. Taking that pause and going through that process who has time and money. I’m not a coach but then I had an experience that scared me.

I was like, “I need to get some training because I do connect with people.” I blab what I think is the right answer to them. I better figure out like, “Am I doing this right so nobody gets hurt?” You crossed. The word holistic 100% stood out to me, even though I didn’t necessarily even understand it. I was like, “I want to be holistically trained because I don’t understand spirituality.” I don’t have a lot of capacity to work with people from a spiritual lens, but it has affected me greatly. I want that to be a component. I connected with you and got to go through this six-month experience that has shifted me greatly.

The first thing I want to giggle about is this vision of coaching. Not just for folks who are coaches because they already probably know this, hopefully, or folks who might want to consider being a coach like I did, but also for folks who are interested in having a coach. The wake-up call for me that you had space for six months for me to learn how to do this is coaching isn’t about telling someone what to do. Walk us through what coaching is.

FSW 3 | Spiritual Psychology

Spiritual Psychology: We live in a society where we’re constantly being provided with more information but have a really hard time with applying things.

It’s very common. We even have therapists that think of coaching as one thing. When they do the program, they’re like, “I didn’t realize this is what it was.” Oftentimes, people think it’s about advice-giving or, “I’m doing well in this area, so I’m going to coach somebody out in this area.” What’s cool about the coaching is it’s about awareness and taking action on that awareness. It’s not about your awareness as the coach. It’s about facilitating a space for somebody to have their own insight.

You always use the self-discover word. We’re helping them through a process and self-discover their own inner wisdom, strengths and thoughts about this, and how they want to move forward with it. It’s not a strategy or a tool we got for them about how they should do it. It’s so empowering. When people learn the process, they’re like, “I’m so relieved. The responsibility isn’t on me as the coach.” My person is the one that came up with, their own solutions, their own answers. Therefore, they’re more likely to take action on it because it’s coming from them.

It’s this empowering process of also having a firm agreement for the cause. This is something people don’t always know about coaching. It’s like, “What are we agreeing we’re going to coach on? How are we going to get there?” That’s talked about. We can move into a waking awareness for people and helping them with actions, planning and accountability, or facilitating some growth for themselves. It’s cool to learn because there are specific core competencies that you get good at.

I feel like you have more confidence and there’s more credibility to the process than just like, “I’m winging it. I’m going to call it a coaching session because I’m calling myself a coach. That’s what I’m doing.” That’s what’s nice about doing an ICF, which is the International Coaching Federation Program because there’s ethics, standards and core competency. Honestly, providing that to somebody like the process and the session outline is very valuable. That’s what’s cool. The misunderstanding is that “I’m the coach and the one providing the value.” No.

I keep seeing a baseball coach in my head. Imagine if the coach is like, “I’m the expert. Let me go out there and play all the positions.” I love this analogy. Think about a time when someone told you what to do. I’m sure it was a brilliant idea and probably would have worked but you’re like, “I’m not doing that. It’s not what I want to do.” It’s the self-discovery of what I want to do. The self-discovery of the a-ha, that’s the sauce.

I was so blessed for five years to work under a gentleman at my former hospital who was a Psych Major as an undergrad. He was a genius at holding space to help me self-discover. I would go on these tirades and birth all of this stuff. He’s laughing at me because I’m discovering right in front of them. Whereas if he was like, “Christin, I’m your boss. Here are the five things you have to go execute because that’s the rule or that’s what I said,” or whatever. I had these five years of space holding that I had no idea was occurring because he was so brilliant that I didn’t even know it was my own idea.

That’s what coaching is. When you can help someone self-discover the answer that’s already inside of them, that’s the power. The shift for me and working with you of going from, I’ll call it immaturity or impatience or I don’t know what to call it, but I was like, “Let me hear what’s going on. Here are four things you should go do. Scurry along and go execute and have a nice day.” It’s a complete 180. With the coaching space, you offer a cohort. Walk us through a little bit about what that offering is in case there are folks reading who would be interested. By the way, not necessarily because you want to go coach at all or full time, but this is also incredible information on how to live a healthy life.

That’s always the most rewarding thing to hear is how people share their relationships improve because they’re communicating better or listening better to their partner, kids or even their boss or teammates at work. I always say it helps you be a better human being. Not just that you’re learning coaching skills and that’s why it’s cool because it’s personal growth and professional growth. You get all of that in doing this. It’s such a fun and transformative experience for people. The way we do it is we have an approved program. We’ve been accredited through the ICF, which a lot of people are looking for. We do seven different cohorts each year. There are different times that you can do it.

We’ve got weekend classes. We try to be accommodating the people who maybe don’t want to do it during the week or sometimes people want to do it during the week. The intention is that you learn the core competencies and we provide the session outline, discovery call script. There are a lot of applicable things that you would not normally get in a regular coaching program because they’re going to be hyper-focused on the skills. I’ve tried to make those programs applicable to you, you being holistic, and you look at the four levels of mental, emotional, spiritual and physical for yourself, how you can hold space for others around those levels, how you can use the information to start a side gig or coaching. You don’t have to want to jump into this full-time or something to get massive value from doing it.

We also have a lot of people that are leaders or managers. This is another way to support themselves. I consider you to be one of those people. I knew you would be speaking from the stage. When we had the conversation, this is another service to be able to provide to people if you want to. If you’re doing consultant work, you can do that and then provide some coaching to people. It’s a great skill to learn that there’s a high return on investment around versus going back to school for another degree and spending so much money and time on a Master’s degree or a PhD or something like this. More people are getting these types of professional certifications as a way of investing in their own education and are then able to stand out from the crowd because of having something like this.

You nailed it. In all aspects personally and professionally, this has deeply touched me. Consulting is not for me to go in and be like, “It’s for me to help the organization self-discover what it is they are trying to accomplish.” The work I’ve been able to do in the past few months, every day I wake up, I am giddy. I’m seeing pops everywhere all day because the lens now is this deep-seated why and the interconnectivity. On the flip side, the personal, especially during such a difficult time with COVID and all ages. Where my brain normally drills right down to resolve like, “How are we going to fix this? What are we going to try?”

Take action immediately with no research and no thinking. Intuitively, let’s go and then married to someone who could not be more different. He is processing and I’m listening. The old me would have been like, “What are we doing?” Now, I listen and nod my head or once in a while, ask the question. I said to him, “To be clear, I am not trying to solve this with you or for you. I eat like I normally have for many years. I’m trying to listen to you so you can hear your own self and come up with your own resolve when you’re ready if you’re ready.”

It’s been this freedom at home and incredible opportunity professionally as well. If readers are interested in going through this program, I’m only a party of one. I will have a few clients but that will not be my main offering. I would love to partner with others who are interested in being a certified holistic coach, and then being able to create a community of like-minded folks that some may be a better fit for, some may have availability, others don’t. If you’re interested, you can reach out to me. I can also give you a testimonial of my experience.

Bev, with that being said, if folks did want to connect with you directly to learn more, I know you have incredible offerings, a podcast, which I was wanting to be a guest on. You’ve got your book and other workshops. I know that I am signing up for one on spirituality. That’s a self-guided experience. I want to dive deeper into that with you. Where can folks get further information to learn and grow from you?

Allow yourself to be loved. Allow others to love you. Allow the universe to love you.

I appreciate you sharing those resources. The Holistic Coach Training Institute, that’s the website. That’s going to be the best place to go if you want some information. We do have many different programs that are available. Even if the specific coaching offering is not for you, there are other things there. The podcast is a great resource. If you’re curious, what is holistic coaching? What does it sound like to coach somebody? I do a handful of demos on there where you can hear me coaching somebody else. It’s nice to hear what it sounds like.

If it’s something you’d like to do, you can reach out. Our email is Info@HolisticCoachTrainingInstitute.com if you want to reach out because you’re curious about the program or you have some questions. Check out the website. I also have a free Facebook group, Holistic Coach Network. That’s our way to do the no-cost monthly training. There are lots of ways to get connected.

You’ve been busy the past few years. I appreciate all of that. You offer a directory on your website of other holistic coaches. A lot of folks that I connect with are going to be interested in the coaching opportunity to do that professionally, but also for the learning. Possibly more might be interested in having a holistic coach that can hold space and help them self-discover. I will be able to help guide or support that individually, but also you have that directory on your website as well.

Bev, with that being said, I cannot thank you enough for the transformation, growth and awareness that I’ve been blessed with internally from my short yet super upcoming long walk with you. Please, know how much you’ve helped grow me. I watched nine others grow in our cohort as well. You are touching and changing lives through your own authenticity, vulnerability and divine offerings. Thank you for that. Thank you for taking the time to connect. Please, keep shining bright because you are helping us all find that spark within.

Thank you.

Until next time. Thanks, Bev.

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About Beverly Sartain, M.A, CAP, PCC

FSW 3 | Spiritual PsychologyMaster’s in Arts Spiritual Psychology, University of Santa Monica
Certified Addictions Professional, Florida Certification Board
Professional Certified Coach, International Coach Federation
Holistic Coach Training Institute
Recovery Life Management
President ★ Author | Trainer | Mentor | Coach | Podcast Host providing coach development and application programs that take you from certification to working with paying clients. Teaching online business set-up for Holistic Coaches and Healers.
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