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Hello from Dr. Caron Goode
Thanks for checking out this option. Here is a brief overview of my background and training, which started as a speech therapist and special education teacher in public schools. I moved through the ranks as Educational Diagnostician, who tested special education children and trained teachers. I moved up to a position of Educational Supervisor and Teacher Trainer at Education XI Service Center in Texas.
I then aimed for my doctorate in Counseling Psychology from The George Washington University to find a better way to make a difference. I was privileged to open a private counseling?practice, which quickly turned more into spiritual counseling, parenting coaching, and working with healing energies for women with health issues.
Pursuing the spirituality track, I completed post-doctoral work Transpersonal Psychology in the certifications for Women’s Wellness and Spirituality. I practiced as Licensed Counselor in Colorado for 6 years working with women with heath issues and spiritual awakenings. The next years were survival and to practice myself what I learned from my clients about resilience.
My husband Tom and I lost our parents between 1996 and 2000. Then, during a necessary emergency surgery, I had a near-death experience to light from a medication overdose by the anesthesiologist. We moved to the beautiful Tucson desert to renew our energy, but traumas occurred in that time frame also. The events of 9-11 wiped out Tom’s organization and trainings by the ?International Breath Institute for several years. As well, we lost our savings and financial backup.
The time has come to regroup, and we did. If we can do it, you can also… recover, regroup, re-energize and revivify!
Whatever you want achieve, you can do it! Whatever has brought you down can be lifted up, and you can breathe relief again. I will help you. Whatever goals you are reaching for, I have an open heart to guide you and hold you accountable with integrity and compassion.
I am the founder of the HeartWise? strategies involved in using inner wisdom to
arrive at self-acceptance,
and Iive with self-compassion.
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To borrow from Jon Haidt, self-awareness is our ability to be in touch with both our ?elephant? and our ?rider,? or both our thoughts and our feelings (Haidt, 2006). Self-awareness measures our ability to know our presence in the world and how we use it to operate. It allows us to be real,?even when our thoughts and feelings are in conflict, by discovering how we make?decisions. Self-awareness gives us the ability to trust ourselves.
Self-compassion is extending compassion to one’s self in instances of perceived inadequacy, failure, or general suffering. Dr. Kristin Neff has defined self-compassion as being composed of three main components – self-kindness, common humanity, and mindfulness.
“Happiness is more than just a feeling; it is something we can all practise on a daily basis. But people are better at some ‘happy habits’ than others. In fact, the one habit that corresponds most closely with us being satisfied with our lives overall — self-acceptance — is often the one we practice least.”