JILL WOLK GREAT STORY MASTER COACH JILL WOLK GREAT STORY MASTER COACH MY STORY My story is a journey towards emotional authenticity, discovering who I am, what I want, knowing that I have value and claiming my voice in the world. Jul 28, 2017 1957 If my life were a book the title would be My Search For Connection.I grew up the youngest of three never feeling like I belonged. My siblings were six and nine years older, my parents involved in their own lives and I felt left out. On top of that I was a highly sensitive child who was always being told that whatever I was feeling wasn't appropriate. By the time I was 12 years old I had learned to stuff my feelings so far down that I couldn't tell you what I was feeling if my life depended on it. Well, it turns out that it did. Jul 28, 2017 1992 Wake-Up CallI was 35 years old I was diagnosed with Crohn's disease, fibromyalgia, chronic fatigue and a host of other auto-immune issues. I had been working in a high stress job that wasn't honoring my integrity or values. I was in a marriage that lacked emotional intimacy, mainly because neither of us were intimate with our own emotions. My doctors told me that if I didn't drastically change my lifestyle I wouldn't see my 40th birthday. And so began my inner journey toward healing, wholeness and a deep connection to my divinity. Jul 28, 2017 1994 Between 1994 and 1997 I experienced the loss of my job, the betrayal of a spiritual teacher, the death of my mother, bankruptcy, a move across state and then my fathers death. The structures of my life were rapidly dying and, like it or not, I was being called to make some radical shifts. Jul 28, 2017 1996 Following the Inner CallAs part of my healing and a way of sharing with others what worked for me, I became a Certified Holistic Health Educator, a Yoga Therapy Teacher, and in 1998 a Reiki practitioner.In 1996 I sought the help of a life coach, and that's when my inner world began to transform at an accelerated pace... by slowing down. When I became ill and after I had left my job I still thought I had to keep busy and be productive in order to prove my worth. Working with a coach allowed me to give myself permission to take care of myself. To heal my body. That I deserved to be healthy. This is when my true healing process began. Jul 28, 2017 2008 Coaching had such a profound impact on my life that in 2008 I became a Certified Professional Co-Active Coach through the Coaches Training Institute, the world’s leading accredited coach-training program. I also became accredited with The International Coach Federation.I was passionate to share with others the powerful changes that can happen with coaching. Jul 28, 2017 2012 Courage and DeterminationAt 55 years old I made a huge and scary decision to end my 30-year marriage. It took every ounce of courage I had. Many, including myself called me crazy, but I knew I needed to open to another level of healing and it wasn't going to happen while in the relationship. We had married early and I had recreated my early family life where I was not able to express my authentic emotions. I had been hearing whispers in my body and heart for years and trying to ignore them. I wasn't happy and I knew that continuing on the way I was, those whispers would turn to shouts and lead to more health issues. So, I followed my inner wisdom and took a leap of faith. Jul 28, 2017 2014 Struggle and OverwhelmTwo years later, I found myself stuck in a story of overwhelm and unhappiness. It turned out that I had brought all the patterns of my marriage with me into my relationship to myself and to life.I got to the point where I couldn’t stand to listen to my story any longer. You can imagine how my friends and family felt! I had spent more than 20 years on a sacred journey of reconnecting deeply with my body, my emotions and my spirit and helping others do the same. I recovered a great deal but life was still a struggle. Frustrated that I hadn't moved beyond my current level of happiness, I was determined to break through and to claim my place in the world.Great Story Coaching is the vehicle that allowed me to acknowledge and unlock the emotions I refused to feel. It helped me see the limiting stories I was telling and to find out why I was telling them. And it gave me the tools to shift them. AND THE STORY CONTINUES During my 3-year training to become a Lucid Living Great Story Master Coach I learned that early on in life I created a law I lived by that said I was not allowed to be happy. While unconsciously created, this law protected me in many ways as a child but as an adult, not so much. It controlled my beliefs, my emotions and my choices. It controlled my health, my relationships and my work. I was functioning as a damped down version of myself. Being joyful was not allowed! When I became comfortable feeling and expressing a full range of emotions is when I broke free from the story I had created. Emotional fluency allowed me greater access to my vulnerability and my truth. It opened up pathways to move beyond the patterns I had been stuck in. Using the Great Story process I began to heal. Now I am stronger, healthier and happier than ever. I am deeply connected to myself and to my divinity. I have greater self-love, value and greater belonging. I live each day knowing that my future is mine to create, however I choose. It is a continually evolving process and one that I am deeply committed to. I am excited to discover what the next chapter of my life will be titled. Freedom, Joy and Passion! GET STARTED WITH A COMPLIMENTARY IDEAS & INSIGHTS SESSION.