As Ralph Waldo Emerson states, “The only person you are destined to become is the person you decide to be.”
Carol: What would you say your special gift is?
Christina: As a result of a challenging and, at times, traumatic life, my special gift is the gift of empathy. I am a good listener and a compassionate encourager. My desire is to educate, empower, and encourage other women with the wisdom I have attained by continuously getting back up and moving forward with positive determination and an optimistic mindfulness. My gifts have been further strengthened by my unwavering faith in God and trusting in Him to provide the opportunities for me to lead other women to Him. My desire is to be a Light of love to women by sharing my knowledge, spirituality and friendship. Many women are like me and have felt a sense of hopelessness and have needed a new direction to follow to restore a joy in life that has been absent.
Carol: Delving even a bit more specifically into Joy Coaching®, what inspired you to become a part of the Joy Coaching® America program?
Christina: I was inspired to become a part of Joy Coaching® America because of my positive personal experiences with essential oils and Joy Coaching® America’s faith-based program that focuses on helping other women to heal their emotional wounds. The “rest and relaxation” therapy of Joy Coaching® America that focuses on the five senses with aromatherapy and music, helps to bring healing to the body, heart, mind, and spirit.
With Joy Coaching®, I am able to bring the Lord’s presence into the healing experience by sharing and teaching about the healing arts of essential oils and aromatherapy. As a Certified Regional “Joy Coach,” I am excited to be able to offer Level 1 and Level 2 classes in the Joyful Living Series. This includes the following four modules under the Joy Coaching® America program:
I. The Healer’s Touch: Nine Point Method™:
1) Acknowledges the hidden wounds of the heart
2) Nurtures the inner child
3) Supports overcoming sadness and grief by accessing all five senses with song, scent,
and compassionate therapeutic touch
II. The Lullaby Connection Night-Time Nurturing Method™:
1) Brings a sense of peace, tenderness and comfort for the child within; and
2) Facilitates a deep relaxation therapy method combining lullabies, guided
visualization, scent and compassionate, therapeutic touch to nurture,
bless and minister love, joy and peace
III. Divine Essence™:
1) Assists in the process of remembering and renewing a sense of one’s Positive Core Identity
2) Awakens the spirit to a restored sense of dignity and divinity by honoring and reverencing one’s divine essence with music and aromatherapy duets combined with compassionate, therapeutic touch
IV. The Ancient Legacy™:
1) Assists the faith-centered woman of modern day in creatively and consciously connecting to her Divine Creator
2) Provides Morning Meditations and
3) Encourages scripture study with songs and aromatherapy that bring awareness to women of the roles of Ancient Women in the Old and New Testament
Carol: How has Joy Coaching® America benefitted your life personally and/or professionally?
Christina: My personal and professional life have both greatly benefited from Joy Coaching® America. I have a newly defined purpose supported by my passion for the results derived from using aromatherapy. As well, I have been blessed by the deep friendships that have developed inside the Joy Coaching® America community. The education and materials within Joy Coaching® America have helped me address emotional wounds and have given me new tools to increase my level of self-care and they have strengthened my sense of self-worth and purpose. I have also experienced a deeper and more fulfilling spiritual walk.
With Joy Coaching® America, I am able to use a multitude of resources I have learned and been able to share my healthier self-awareness and compassionate outlook on life with other like-minded women in service to them. As part of a nurturing community of loving women, I am grateful for the opportunity to serve with them in an intentional movement of helping others move from grief and loss to healing and serenity in order to experience the higher vibration gifts of love, peace and joy.
As a “Joy Coach”, I am able to provide the compassion and empathy of an understanding and wise mentor. This relationship helps women establish a cornerstone for their transformation by way of my guided counsel, compassionate support and nurturing encouragement. With the focus on intentional self-care for the participant, joy coaching® improves the quality of one’s overall health and well-being through consistently focusing on mind, body and spirit balance.
Carol: How do you feel the Joy Coaching® America program, as it focuses on reducing stress, through deep relaxation, accessing the five senses, music and aromatherapy can be beneficial in anyone’s life?
Christina: Through a personal practice with this method, one is able to learn how to cherish and nurture their own body, heart, mind and spirit. With the repeated daily practice of setting aside a quiet time for prayer and/or devotion, basically a “Divine Appointment” with God or one’s Higher Power, and incorporating “The Healer’s Touch: Nine Touch Point Method,™” one has an opportunity to heal past suppressed emotions.
This “rest and relaxation” method involves all five senses by supporting the sense of scent with the smelling of the oils through aromatherapy, the sense of touch with the physical application of the oil on the nine touch points and light feathering touch, and the sense of hearing and vibration with the use of beautiful music that provides faith-based, guided visualizations. The use of a light feathering touch supports an emotional-clearing and relaxation response for the participant. Through this process, lower emotional vibrations can be raised to higher vibrations.
Carol: What made you choose a faith-based program of study?
Christina: I knew I wanted to be involved with a Christian-based group of women using essential oils to teach and encourage self-care. I also knew I wanted to focus on identifying and dismantling self-limiting beliefs with a focus on personal growth and development. Joy Coaching® America has been the vehicle for bringing all of that together for me by providing a program for sharing and empowering women to address self-care for themselves as well as the needs of their home and family.