Mary Cordelia Myers, Somatic Therapist and Empowerment Coach
My work has changed a lot over the years, and my main focus at this point is helping people feel happier and more empowered, and teaching them how to take the steps that will create a rewarding, challenging, delightful, fulfilling and joyous life.
For many years I worked as a therapist, and I loved my work! I was able to really help a lot of people, so it was very rewarding. But one day I had a brainstorm.
I realized that my colleagues and I were working almost exclusively on the lower half of the emotional scale, dealing with depression, anxiety, fear, worry. And while we did help people feel better, all we ever really did was help get them to neutral! We almost never focused on joy, enthusiasm, and — most importantly — on the tools people need to move up higher in the top half of the scale.
So I decided to turn that around and began studying thriving, joy, success, aliveness…
Eventually, I realized that what it all boiled down to was Empowerment!
Because life is life! Life is complicated!
It’s full of contrast: Joy and sadness, delight and disgust, hope and despair. And all that contrast is normal and manageable when we can meet it with empowerment.
Truly this is the difference between the people who feel trapped and hopeless in a lousy job, or a terrible home environment compared to people who find a way to what they truly want. The people who feel anywhere from miserable to just ok, and the people who feel truly alive, engaged, and excited about life.
So that’s when I began my quest to bring together all the tools I had — from all my training in healing techniques from Neurobiology, Somatic Experiencing, Mindfulness-Based Cognitive Therapy, then add in all the coaching skills I’d developed, and weave in all the powerful teachings it had been my privilege to receive from some of greatest teachers alive, and use all this to create accessible, easy steps to help people reclaim their natural birthright of empowerment, choice and freedom!
On this site, you’ll find a series of tools including free resources and support groups you can access any time, as well as info on a 21-Day Empowerment Challenge that serves as a powerful introductory course, plus Continuum, an ongoing support program to help people do the real day-to-day work of creating the life they really want.
“Dear Mary, The term “life changing” is thrown around a lot, but your class has really changed my life in ways that are both subtle and extremely profound.”
I feel honored and privileged to do the work I do. I am beyond lucky to have found this path of wellbeing, and I’d love to share it with you.
Peace, joy and empowerment to you!