Debbie Emick is a survivor of multiple chronic illnesses/autoimmune diseases that took the long road to learn her path to healing was through accessing the mind-body connection to disease and health. Through addressing and releasing repressed emotions and past trauma, she’s been able to experience a life of greater health, ease, and fulfillment by living out my authentic purpose.
She has a unique, first-hand perspective in discussing:
The trauma and perceived helplessness of diagnoses of rare and serious diseases with poor prognosis.
*Trial and error navigating the more superficial aspects of healing--advice from medical experts, pharmaceutical interventions, etc.
Coming to a more holistic approach toward healing (nutrition, exercise, etc.) that finally led to an internal search for mental/emotional health (meditation, energy/somatic work, calming my nervous system, etc.), ultimately creating less physical illness and pain.
Learning to move beyond the coping mechanisms and personality traits (like perfectionism and people-pleasing) she’d attached to for survival that no longer served me or my health.
Living a less fearful life from a place of power that allows me to create the life she desires today, regardless of diagnoses, because none of us have a guarantee of tomorrow.
This is a brutally honest and revealing peek into the life of a woman whose multiple diagnoses and bleak prognosis would be the surprising source of her ultimate liberation.
After trying everything she knew to recover from the physical damage of autoimmune diseases–medication, nutrition, fitness, reducing stress–Debbie found her health continuing to deteriorate and in the deepest depths of depression she’d ever experienced. In her desperate attempt to claw her way out of hopelessness, this people-pleasing perfectionist stumbled upon her greatest source of self-healing yet–resurrecting the past to heal the future.