With Carolina Kerridge
Ease Your Anxiety With EFT Tapping
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Empowering You to Live a Happier, Healthier
and Fulfilling Life!
Hi, I'm Carolina Kerridge the heart, soul and founder of Heartstream Wellness Centre and the powerful and transformative process called the Heartstream Process. To discover more about the Heartstream Process click here.
The Start of My Healing Journey
My healing journey began 22 years ago. I was a successful lawyer in the UK, married with a young child and on the surface, it appeared that I had it all together but underneath I was struggling and my health was suffering. I was admitted to hospital in a critical state. I was told by the cardiologist that my "heart has doubled in size as a result of having your foot down hard on the accelerator" and had I not been admitted that week, I would be dead!
This really was my wake up call. I had been ignoring my emotional issues and needs for so long my body got to the stage that it was screaming out for help! I had to admit and face I was suffering from serious stress, anxiety and PTSD (post traumatic stress disorder), which was not easy. I had turned to addictive behaviours such as comfort eating, alcohol and shopping to numb the pain that I was feeling inside.
By ignoring these issues it lead to me developing OCD (obsessive compulsive disorder), thyroid autoimmune conditions (Graves disease, Thyroid Eye Disease) and Chronic Fatigue.
As a sensitive, intuitive and empathic soul I found the world harsh, bleak and difficult. I kept thinking "all this striving and for what". I didn't fit in to the corporate/success driven way of living and I longed to live in a gentle kind and sympathetic world.
Nothing in mainstream medicine could help me to recover. I was told I would just have to get used to just managing my conditions and offered a variety of different drugs but I knew this wasn't the answer. I knew in my heart that I had to go deeper and discovered the field of holistic health. I turned to my Ancient Greek roots to discover that illness was a “dis” “ease” in the mind, body and spirit, this was a revelation to me.
The Road to Healing and Self Discovery
I began counselling, yoga classes, walking in nature, made significant changes in my diet, all of which helped but nothing seemed to shift permanently or consistently this deep discomfort within me or heal my physical issues. Quite by chance, I was told about Emotional Freedom Technique and despite my scepticism, I booked to see a Practitioner who was recommended to me. It felt scary at first as I didn't know quite what to expect but it turned out to be the best decision I ever made.
From my first session, I began to release with ease and joy the traumas of my past which unbeknownst to me lay at the very root of my anxiety and physical health issues. Each session was a beautiful revelation, where I gained so much wisdom and understanding about the body and mind's innate ability to release and heal.
I had no idea that my past traumas lay at the root of my anxiety and that it became the doorway to my recovery.
What was so surprising was the changes that happened remained. I never reverted back to my old state, with each session I felt more and more freedom. I was discovering a new happier, calmer and playful me!
I later began to train in the UK with Alan Morrison, who was then a certified trainer with AAMET (the International Association for Meridian and Energy Therapies) now EFT International and continued to train in New Zealand where I now live with my family.
The Benefits I experienced with EFT Tapping
The results I experienced in working with EFT and similar somatic therapies were many and included:-
A vast improvement in my physical health: my heart fully healed, my autoimmune thyroid markers returned to normal range, my eye disease vanished,
My addictions fell away, no longer needing to comfort or numb the pain that lay beneath,
My weight returned within a healthy range with little effort on my part,
A dramatic reduction in my anxiety and the lifting of my depression,
I began to live my passion and do what I loved based on my natural qualities, including heightened intuitive and creative abilities.
I became a much more relaxed, confident and happy mum and a much better role model for my daughters,
Most of all I was finally able to accept myself fully and completely.
I still have challenges that arise, but having the tools I can move through these challenges with greater ease and resilience. I was then able help other gentle, intuitive and empathic souls just like me to heal in the same way. I teach them how to navigate this world with greater resilience using these self help tools which I now teach in sessions and in my retreats and courses.
With all the emotional clutter out of the way I love to see my clients flourish, their creativity and natural talents emerge. I see them fully engage in life, their relationships improve significantly and they find love and peace with themselves.
In recent years I have been practising meditation and incorporating ancient Eastern wisdom teachings into my everyday life. These teachings have helped many of my clients create a regular practice for themselves so they can be stay calm and grounded even in these turbulent times.
I qualified as a solicitor in the UK (LLB Hons) in 1992 and practised family law in England for over 10 years. With marriage and two girls I chose to become a full-time mum. Travelling and living in different parts of the world and eventually settling in New Zealand in 2008, I gained many life experiences and understanding of other cultures. I value each person regardless of their background I see. I find myself in the role of a guide and a mentor to those on their own journey of healing and transformation.
I began training in EFT in the UK in 2006 and have continued my training in EFT, Matrix Reimprinting, and NLP. I have been in practice since 2013 working with clients here in NZ and around the world. I am a professional member of EFT International (EFTi) and the EFT & Matrix Reimprinting Academy (EFTMRA) and an Accredited and Certified Practitioner.
(These Associations require continuing professional development as well as regular supervision. This ensures that my competence, knowledge and skills are up to date and relevant to the services I provide.)
I first met Carolina when doing one of her weekend EFT courses. Her story was genuinely sad and touching, and yet to see the dynamic, happy, strong, empathetic woman in front of me was astounding - truly. She worked on herself using the skills she practices, and changed herself and her life, releasing past suffering, guilt, shame.
During my subsequent sessions with her, she helped me release many dark, old, twisted (and totally obsolete) experiences and memories that felt embedded and stuck. She did this with intuition, insight, empathy, sensitivity, humour and lack of judgment. It seems that those who have overcome their greatest obstacles in life and who understand what it is to suffer, often want to help others and Carolina embodies this.
If you’re even slightly curious that she could help you, get in touch. You will not be disappointed, and have your peace and freedom to gain.
R.J Nelson, NZ
"Words cannot express how much I respect, value and trust Carolina in her skills as a therapist, healer. mentor and human being. Her professionalism and confidentiality allow for a trustworthy relationship and her skills and life experience really truly helped me overcome and deal with stuck limiting beliefs from the past.
Personally, the Heartstream Process work was so powerful on clearing old patterns and pain, I didn't even realise I was still carrying. I understand now why it is called emotional freedom therapy, as the freedom, I now feel after only after a few sessions around past trauma and pain is a miracle.
I recommend Carolina to others and they too have had incredible results. Thank you, Carolina, for sharing your skills. knowledge and healing energy with me and others. Namaste"
Jeanette Ida Yoga Teacher, Kokoro Yoga Studio Nelson NZ