with MICHELLE GAZA
Michelle has developed a gentle, powerful healing style based on years of training as a Yogi and Shaman, combined with her training in the Internal Family Systems Therapy model. Clients benefit from her ability to bring healing light into any situation. She has experience addressing a range of traumatic issues, from everyday childhood wounds to the extreme trauma of ritual abuse and the challenges veterans face after surviving warfare. Many clients find that even years of therapy did not provide the insight, clarity, and resolution that a session with Michelle gave them!
During the session your Higher Self is invited to directly heal any Parts of you that are stuck in patterns that no longer serve you. Then those Parts are able to take on new roles and habits that are authentic, functional and joyful. Learning to love all Parts of you, even the "negative ones", and discovering the hidden gifts they hold for you is a liberating process that brings your Mind and Soul great peace.
The process is extremely effective because the client sets the pace, avoiding the resistance that arises when a healer tries to move too quickly or too deeply into a wound space. Any fears or concerns are addressed as they arise, with respect and gentleness, gaining permission to proceed from your Inner Protectors at every step.
The result is a realignment of your energy through all the various bodies (physical, mental, emotional, etheric, etc.), and an elimination of blocks that were depleting or misusing energy. After the session, clients feel refreshed and empowered to live in alignment with their true Self.
Ideally, schedule your session on a day where you have the opportunity to rest and enjoy yourself after this deep release. Sessions are 90 minutes.
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Michelle began her formal study of psychology at the age of 16, enrolling in a two-year college-level course offered at her high-school. She went on to get a Bachelor's from Yale University in that same field. This academic approach left her unsatisfied. She began studying yoga soon after graduation, and eventually she practiced in 8 different countries, spending four years overseas. This led to shamanic initiations in several healing traditions. When Michelle returned to the U.S. she began to teach yoga full time and eventually opened a private yoga school, "Higher Vibration Yoga."
Eventually she discovered Internal Family Systems Therapy (IFS) and was so impressed with its effectiveness, she soon completed all three levels of training offered by The Center for Self-Leadership. The IFS system proved to be excellent at healing trauma. The yoga community tends to focus on teaching asanas, which dislodge trauma in the body, without providing the tools to actually address and heal the trauma once it rises to the surface. Because of this, Michelle began to feel that she could no longer just teach asanas without providing trauma-healing tools as well. Thus Activation Coaching was born.
During Shamanic Emotional Clearing Sessions Michelle uses IFS techniques, along with a synthesis of Healing Arts from many shamanic traditions. This allows clients to clear out unfinished emotional business, traumas, anxieties, or any other inner dysfunctions. Michelle will travel with you to the places in your timeline where Parts of you are stuck. Her role is to remain anchored in her Higher Self and to guide you in your clearing process, getting to the root of the issue and releasing patterns that no longer serve you. Issues that seem insurmountable are transmuted and dissolved for good.
Once the trauma is released from your system, energy that was once trapped can be redirected to something positive and fulfilling. Your system can rejoice in the fact that there's more to you than your past, and that you can safely enjoy a future different from what you've always known. Instead of being overwhelmed by traumatized Parts of yourself, you can shift into Self-Leadership, allowing your Higher Self to lead the way.
"Michelle came to me at a very pivotal time in my life. I was struggling with a tremendous amount of inner turmoil and looking for a way to understand what I was feeling. We crossed paths through a friend and I came to discover she had a blog radio show. Curious and seeking some insight I began to listen and, mustering up all of my courage, called in to talk. Next thing I know, I’m having my first personal coaching session after the show! Michelle has a way of making YOU ask yourself the right questions. As a guide she exudes such a remarkable amount of intense and personable energy. Realize for me the most mind-blowing part of all of this with her was that this was over the phone! I never felt rushed, intimidated, or uncomfortable.
Since then, I have had more sessions. Each time I feel such an overwhelming sense of release and weight lifted, it’s breath-taking. I learn more about my SELF each time. I am always telling anyone who is having trouble in their life or simply needing the answers to questions we all ask ourselves to call her! The positivity you will hold in your heart after doing any work with Michelle Gaza is a gift well worth receiving."
- Ashli M.
"Michelle created a space in which I could safely access many painful feelings from an 18 year-old memory, and let them go. Since then my migraines are improved and I feel lighter and more able to access a feeling of joy."
- Magnus, London
"Michelle is a fast-results healer and coach. I felt a major relief of stress after our first session. She was able to dig deep and ask the hard questions and uncover where my blocks to creativity were hiding. She is also effective in helping me to love and accept my process and my current location which--much to my surprise--also speeds healing. Michelle has my highest recommendation as a coach. My only regret was not going to her sooner."
- Alex McFerron
"I am thankful to have been introduced to Michelle and her style of coaching. I was able to discuss specific things with her that hadn't come up with my psychotherapist. Her way of addressing the 'inner parts' of the individual is effective in that it directly addresses ways of coping, perceiving the world, etc. that are attached to personality aspects or 'inner selves'. For me these were self-sabotaging behaviors and perceptions that were really 'parts' that needed attention in order to release and to heal. I was able to listen to myself, with a witness, and offer tenderness and care, allowing those aspects of my personality to heal, develop, release, and move forward. I totally recommend working with Michelle; she has a special gift."
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