I only went out for a walk and finally concluded to stay out till sundown,
for going out, I found, was really going in.”
~ John Muir, John of the Mountains
Lynn’s decision to work in the field of helping others had a lot to do with her own personality traits and life experiences.
As a highly sensitive child and, later, as a young mom the fear of speaking up for herself led Lynn on a journey that exposed her to many frightening and life-altering experiences. At the same time, these experiences also offered her an insight into the world of others who were going through difficult times due to circumstances beyond their control.
Through her struggles, she learned first-hand how to muster up the personal courage that it takes to remove oneself from a difficult situation and to heal the wounds left behind by living through those challenging times. She learned what it is like to walk in someone else’s shoes and to recognize that, given any set of circumstances, we are always doing our best, even though most often, looking back, all we can see is our mistakes.
Sculpting is one of the creative outlets that Lynn chose to help her process and give a voice to some of her innermost feelings that she was unable to communicate during those difficult times. Her healing journey was a “process of becoming”, as described below:
“Through sculpting I am able to find a way to describe something that I cannot grasp in my hands or see with my eyes, to offer a shape to the invisible. Like the hands of a child, my hands are able to access a deeper truth. Transformation occurs when we step out of the way and allow this creative energy to shape us. This is where the layers that we held on to so closely begin to fall away and our vulnerability is exposed. We are becoming real.
There is a great strength in vulnerability. With the support of a capable practitioner and a safe haven, it is possible to face our worst fears and begin to let go of the past, of whatever is no longer serving us. Only then, can we begin the process of healing, of getting back to our “truth”. Living in alignment with our truth allows us to begin the process of becoming real.”
Lynn works as a Transformational Coach with an NLP background. Her practice as a Certified Havening Techniques® and Emotional Freedom Techniques Practitioner has provided her with a highly effective set of tools that allows her to work much as she would as a sculptor.
These powerful healing modalities enable Lynn to help her clients let go or transform anything that does not belong or add to the whole, helping them to rediscover and empower their “Angel in the Marble”.
To schedule an in person appointment, choose from two locations: VICTORIA or SALT SPRING ISLAND British Columbia.
“Living a life you love, a life with purpose; starts on the inside.
You can’t just change your circumstances, you have to change yourself.”
Lynn Demers at Havening Vancouver is a certified practitioner of Havening Techniques. Havening Techniques is a registered trade mark of Ronald Ruden, 15 East 91st Street, New York www.havening.org