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  • Writer's pictureKerry Tidman

Title: From Shadow to Light: A Woman's Journey to Self-Discovery and Empowerment

In a world that often whispers "never mind," it's easy for a woman's voice to fade into the background, especially when navigating challenges like deafness in a hearing world. I know this struggle all too well. Growing up, I was repeatedly told to shrink myself, to quiet my dreams, to never mind. But deep within, I knew there was more to me than the world saw.

A mother looking down on her child

My journey to self-discovery didn't begin until I decided to break free from the suffocating grip of a toxic environment. In 2018, I made the courageous choice to leave behind my mentally draining job in the NHS, despite it being a childhood dream. The stress was literally causing my hair to fall out, and I knew I had to prioritize my well-being.

Stepping into the unknown, I immersed myself in self-development books and sought guidance through coaching. It was through this process that I began to unravel the layers of self-doubt and insecurity that had clouded my existence. With the help of a supportive coach, I learned to embrace my disability as a unique strength and to rewrite my narrative from one of shame to one of empowerment.

But it didn't stop there. Fueled by my newfound confidence, I embarked on a journey of self-discovery that led me to explore various modalities of therapy. Through martial arts, coaching, and shadow work, I delved deep into the recesses of my soul, confronting the parts of myself I had long kept hidden. Shadow work, in particular, became a transformative tool in my healing journey, allowing me to cultivate a profound sense of self-love and acceptance.

Shadow work is a deeply introspective process of exploring the hidden aspects of ourselves that we often suppress or deny. These "shadows" represent the parts of our personality, emotions, or experiences that we find uncomfortable or shameful. Through shadow work, we courageously confront these aspects, bringing them into the light of awareness with compassion and acceptance. By acknowledging and integrating our shadows, we can cultivate a deeper understanding of ourselves, foster self-love, and embark on a journey of holistic healing and personal growth.

A woman content with who she is
Content with who you are

Today, as a holistic therapist specializing in shadow to light transformations, I am living proof that investing in oneself is the greatest gift a woman can give herself. I stand taller, speak louder, and radiate a confidence that stems from knowing my worth. I've shed the shackles of perfectionism and embraced my authenticity, attracting opportunities and connections that align with my true self.

At 42, I am finally living—not merely existing—for the first time in my life. And I want every woman reading this to know that she, too, has the power to step into her light, to embrace her shadows, and to rewrite her story.

So, if you're ready to embark on your own journey of self-discovery, if you're tired of living in the shadows of your potential, I invite you to book a consultation call with me. Together, we'll shine a light on the path to your empowerment, guiding you towards a life filled with courage, confidence, and boundless self-love.

It's time to step into your light. Are you ready?

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Apr 22

What a wonderful journey you are on!

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