Are You Depressed?

In the U.S alone, about 15 million people suffer from depression annually. Although majority are women,

almost two-thirds do not seek help.

  • Are you among the two-thirds?
  • Are you wondering if you are depressed?
  • How do you know if you are depressed?

Given the scary statistics on women, you can understand why I feel the need to do a post on depression and women.

WOMEN AND DEPRESSION

Women are twice as likely to develop clinical depression as men. Almost up to one in four women is likely to have at least one episode of major depression at some point in life.

Meaning that

between you and three of your close girlfriends, one of you is going to have a major depression episode at some point.

Depression is common, depression is real and no it doesn’t just happen to ‘other people.’

Depression can happen to anyone, including you and me.

So then, what exactly is depression?

WHAT IS DEPRESSION?

According to Webmd,

clinical depression is a serious and pervasive mood disorder.

It causes feelings of sadness, hopelessness, helplessness, and worthlessness.

Depression can be mild to moderate with symptoms of apathy, little appetite, difficulty sleeping, low self-esteem, and low-grade fatigue. Or it can be more severe.

WHAT ARE THE SYMPTOMS?

In women, symptoms of depression include:

  • Persistent sadness, anxiety, or a sense of ’emptiness’
  • Little or no interest or pleasure in activities, including sex
  • Restlessness, irritability, or excessive crying
  • Feelings of guilt, worthlessness, helplessness, hopelessness, pessimism
  • Sleeping too much or too  little, middle of the night wakings
  • Loss of appetite &/ weight loss or overeating & weight gain
  • Decreased energy, fatigue, feeling ‘sluggish’
  • Contemplation of death or suicide, or suicide attempts
  • Trouble concentrating, remembering or making decisions
  • Persistent physical symptoms that do not respond to treatment, such as headaches, digestive disorders, and chronic pain

WHY DO WOMEN GET DEPRESSION MORE OFTEN THAN MEN?

  1. BIOLOGICAL/PHYSICAL/HORMONAL

I. Women’s Hormonal Fluctuations

The fluctuations of hormones level throughout a woman’s life have been believed to be a major factor. Hormones changes are most evident during significant periods in a woman’s life.

  • Premenstrual stress can also cause depression, anxiety and mood swings one week before menstruation.
  • Pregnancy, infertility, miscarriage, unwanted pregnancy
  • Postpartum depression
  • Perimenopause and menopause

II. Health Challenges

  • Chronic illness
  • Injury
  • Disability
  • Dieting
  • Quitting vices/addictions (e.g. alcohol, drugs, smoking)
  • Medication side effects (E.g. birth control medication, hormone replacement therapy.)

2. PSYCHOLOGICAL

I. Feelings

Women are more likely to ruminate when they are depressed. We cry to relieve our emotional tension, have negative inner dialogues and confide in friends about our depression.

The thing is,

rumination reinforces depression
and can make it worse.

II. Environmental stressors

Stress from work, school or at home can affect women more than men. Studies have shown that women are more likely to develop depression from stress, as compared to men.

Also, the female physiological response
to stress is to produce
MORE stress hormones.

The female sex hormone progesterone does not turn off the stress hormone system the way it does in men.

III. Body Image Issues

Ah, this is the bomb for women. And often, it already starts in puberty. Not only does a young girl experiences the challenges and confusion that comes with puberty, she would have already been exposed to the implicit and explicit expectations of society about women, by  observing her environment and the female figures in her life. And of course,

the impossible perfect body.

3. SOCIAL

Social factors, lifestyle choices, relationships and coping skills can become potential breeding grounds for depression as well.

  • Marital or love relationships, balancing the demands of romance, home life and career.
  • Family duties, such as caring for the spouse, the young and the aging.
  • Work challenges or discrimination at work such as skipped for a promotion or even retrenchment.
  • Death and sickness of loved ones.

4. OTHER FACTORS

Factors that can increase the chance of depression in women.

  • Genetic
  • Interpersonal
  • Psychological or personality characteristics
  • Being a single parent
  • Family history of mood disorders
  • History of mood disorders in early reproductive years
  • Loss of a parent before age 10
  • Loss of social support system or the threat of such a loss
  • Ongoing psychological and social stress
  • Physical or sexual abuse

HOW TO COPE WITH DEPRESSION

As you can see, depression is common for women,

you are not alone.

While it is challenging to be enthusiastic about resolving your depression issue while in depression, you can start with baby steps.

Here are some suggestions on what you can do to slowly move yourself out of the black vacuum that you are feeling.

I will keep this short because I would like to do a separate post on techniques to cope with depression.

  • Find a friend who can be an open and non-judgemental listener for you.

    If there is none, there are always counselors and therapists near you whom you can seek help from.

  • Physical exercise

    Be it a slow walk by the park or a vigorous kick boxing session, exercise releases endorphins, that can make you feel good and better about yourself.

  • Quality sleep

    Have at least 6-8 of sleep. Do not shortchange yourself on quality sleep that can help you to rest, repair and rejuvenate.

  • Meditate

    Make time for stillness to centered yourself back to your core again. Breath works is great too. My favorite tool is Insight App.

  • Gratitude

    Just for two minutes every night, list down the blessings that still abounds in your life. Breath and expand the sensation of gratitude in your heart.

  • Hydration

    About 60% of the human body is water. Make sure you drink enough water everyday to stay hydrated and to minimize disruptions in the bodily functions/processes. Avoid or minimize alcohol or dehydrating fluids like coffee.

  • Spiritual guidance

    Whatever is your spiritual or religious beliefs, seek constant inspiration and draw strength from it. There must be a reason why this is your spirituality, anchor on it.

  • Sunlight is your friend

    Get outdoors, breath in the fresh air, and soak in the sunlight. It will do wonders for your body, mind and spirit.

    Better still, book a session of Open-Hearted Walk with me and you get counseling plus a refreshing outdoor walk, all in one! 🙂

  • Socialize

    Be involved in social activities, meet up with your friends.  Join a new social club or interest group!

  • Get therapy

    Explore psycho-therapy, energy healing. For example, Aroma Freedom Technique is known to be a quick process that helps you process past negative feelings and memories, so that you can let go of the past and move your emotional energy into a positive direction.

  • Challenge your thoughts

    When that negative voice starts again, challenge it. Don’t just accept it. Ask for evidence for what it’s saying and think of times/evidence when it was not the case.

  • Keep going!

    Even when you don’t feel like it, still get up and moving. Continue to meet friends, walk the dog, show up for work. Keep going!

So, are you depressed?

What jumped out at you from this post?

Use this depression quiz to determine where you are.

It is important to seek support and even professional help if you are depressed. First thing first, awareness. Use the depression quiz to gain awareness.

REFERENCES:

  • https://www.webmd.com/depression/guide/depression-women#1
  • https://www.helpguide.org/articles/depression/depression-in-women.htm
  • https://www.nimh.nih.gov/health/publications/depression-in-women/index.shtml
  • https://www.health.harvard.edu/mind-and-mood/4-fast-mood-boosters-

Be kind to yourself today dear one.

Grab your depression quiz here.

*** If you would like to book for a coaching / counseling / Aroma Freedom Technique session with me, here is the link.

Namaste.

Story SMASHer,

Joy

~ Nurturing Resilience, Vitality and Self-love in Women ~

 

Aroma Freedom Technique (AFT)

The Aroma Freedom Technique (AFT) is a simple process designed to help you get from where you are to where you want to be.

  • Do you have dreams, hope and goals that you would like to achieve?

  • Do you sometimes feel stuck, confused, or hopeless about ever reaching your goals?

  • Have you ever encountered fears and resistance towards reaching for what you want and you did not understand why?

AFT can help you with all of the above.

The founder of AFT, Dr Benjamin Perkus is a psychotherapist in practice, trained in multiple psychotherapeutic approaches since 1995.

He has been using and teaching about essential oil since 2001. He is the author of the book ‘The Aroma Freedom Technique: Using Essential Oils to Transform Your Emotions and Realize Your Heart’s Desire’.

While the process will appear deceptively simple to you, it is firmly grounded in the practices of many schools of psychotherapy, such as

  • Jung,

  • Freud,

  • Cognitive Therapy,

  • Behaviorism,

  • Body-Centered Psychotherapy and

  • EMDR/EFT/NET.

AFT is also intergrated with

  • energy psychology and

  • aromatherapy.

The heart of AFT is to guide you to use

  • Awareness combined with

  • Essential oils and

  • Taking positive action.

The main premise for AFT is that the response to smell is powerful and automatic.

I will elaborate more on the mechanics behind AFT in another post.

There are 12 steps to the AFT process. Here I will explain briefly the first 10 steps.

BOOK YOUR AFT SESSION HERE.

FIRST 10 STEPS OF AFT

  1. Set your intention. Rate its likelihood (0-10).
  2. Listen to the negative voice that says why this cannot happen.
  3. Notice how you feel when you hear the negative voice.
  4. Notice where you feel it in your body.
  5. Drift back to your earlier time when you felt the same way.
  6. Focus on the snapshot while you smell the essential oil.
  7. See what happens to the image, thoughts, and feelings.
  8. Notice the new beliefs starting to emerge. Identify creative ideas related to your intention.
  9. State your original intention aloud. Rate its likelihood (0-10).
  10. Create an affirmation that expresses your new, positive belief.

If this is your first time doing AFT, you are strongly recommended to do it with a facilitator. Even for myself, I find it easier and more powerful to do my process with another facilitator.

Alternatively, you can read up on Dr Perkus’ book and follow the instructions in it.

The key here is to get started.

BOOK YOUR AFT SESSION HERE.

All feelings are messengers of love,

here to tell you something that you need to do to heal and empower yourself.

Receive the message, process your emotions so that you can set yourself free and clear the space to make way for more positive and empowering manifestations in your life.

All it takes is less than an hour

for you to release negative feelings, memories

that do not serve your highest good.

And the good news is, yes, it can be done face to face or via online platforms such as Skype/Zoom.

So book an AFT session today.

Let the beginnings of your Shakti life commence here.

BOOK YOUR AFT SESSION HERE.

SPECIAL INCENTIVE

Book your AFT session and get a FREE e-copy of my autobiography book, From Zero to Shakti, a woman’s path to self-healing and empowerment. 🙂

P.s. Do note that Young Living oils have been recommended by Dr Perkus for the AFT process.

P.P.S. ~ Get your free Step 1 of Let’s Step! Goal Setting Program and my latest kick ass updates here.​ ~
~ Free coaching series for women at Shakti on Fire Podcast! 🙂

Namaste.
With all my Shakti love,

 

 

 

 

 

 

~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~

AMAZON ALERT!

Check out my brand new book ‘From Zero to Shakti’
A woman’s path to self-healing and empowerment.
Now available on Amazon and here.
Review on Amazon –
‘The author is very brave, disclosing her personal challenges and the solutions she created. I admire her unselfish sharing, and her courage in undertaking her personal quest.
She traveled a long distance to a special place, and even braved a fire walk–something difficult to imagine. She tells her story in an absorbing way. This book is charming.’

– Shearon B (Australia)
~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~

*** Take the first step to your GOALS here!

 

My Aroma Freedom Technique Story

The Aroma Freedom Technique (AFT) is a simple process designed to help you get from where you are to where you want to be.

I found AFT accidentally when I signed up for an online wellness summit where Dr Perkus was interviewed. That was when I was first introduced to AFT. I was intrigued and skeptical at the same time.

I have always had a deep love for essential oils and I used them for myself, and my home on a daily basis. For a while now, I have been looking for a modality that can manage the blockages that are submerged in the client’s subconscious level that, as a life coach, is beyond my reach.

That desire came from my observation of several clients, who seemed to be unable to fulfill their commitment to follow up tasks, despite successful coaching sessions.

My instinct told me that there are some hidden barriers, that were also beyond their conscious awareness, that was hindering what would had otherwise been meaningful and sustainable progress.

I was reluctant to include energy modalities such as Reiki and EFT because it is not always accepted by the masses, and can sometimes be considered too intangible for clients to feel a sense of credibility and validity to their healing/empowerment process.

I attended a free webinar, where AFT was used to heighten intuition. I was blown away by my own experience. In a very short time, I felt a painful memory that had been my companion for a long time, fade away.

I even tried to ‘catch’ back the intensity and the pain of the memory that I was so familiar with, and was very surprised to find that, that was hard to do. That was when I felt a sense of excitement, that this could be the modality that I was looking for, to complement my life coaching work.

What I most appreciate about the process is how fast, how elegant and how non-intrusive it is. Unlike other modality such as psychotherapy where you need to have all the details in order to assist the clients, you can still facilitate an effective AFT session, no matter how much or how little was shared by the client.

That is just invaluable, especially to reach out to people who are not so prone to sharing too much, either out of fear or personality.

Having since my course, I have added AFT to my coaching work and I found it to be a beautiful match. Now the client not only can work through their goals and challenges with the conscious mind, they can at the same time, clear whatever barriers from the past that could hinder their active attempts in getting what they want.

Personal alchemy at its best!

There is also a sense of satisfaction, that I did the right thing to take the certification, since I took the course more out of impulse, instinct and excitement, rather than on deliberate contemplation and planning.

I am grateful to have encountered AFT in such an unexpected manner, even though I had been ‘waiting’ for it. I am looking forward to use this new modality to help women clear their blockages, that has been keeping them from feeling whole, and from celebrating all that it means to be a woman.

One thing that I especially love about AFT is how accessible it is in everyday life. All you need is the process and the oils. With just that you can already help someone in need anywhere, anytime.

So thank you Dr Benjamin Perkus for creating such a wonderful modality to help people who want to help themselves, and for people who want to help others.

Simply wonderful. Thank you.

BOOK YOUR AFT SESSION HERE.

BOOK YOUR AFT SESSION HERE.

SPECIAL INCENTIVE

Book your AFT session and get a FREE e-copy of my autobiography book, From Zero to Shakti, a woman’s path to self-healing and empowerment. 🙂

P.s. Do note that Young Living oils have been recommended by Dr Perkus for the AFT process.

P.P.S. ~ Get your free Step 1 of Let’s Step! Goal Setting Program and my latest kick ass updates here.​ ~
~ Free coaching series for women at Shakti on Fire Podcast! 🙂

Namaste.
With all my Shakti love,

~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~

AMAZON ALERT!

Check out my brand new book ‘From Zero to Shakti’
A woman’s path to self-healing and empowerment.
Now available on Amazon and here.
Review on Amazon –
‘The author is very brave, disclosing her personal challenges and the solutions she created. I admire her unselfish sharing, and her courage in undertaking her personal quest.
She traveled a long distance to a special place, and even braved a fire walk–something difficult to imagine. She tells her story in an absorbing way. This book is charming.’

– Shearon B (Australia)
~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~

*** Take the first step to your GOALS here!

Shakti on Fire Podcast Ep 002 – From Zero to Shakti

  • What the book is about
  • How the book has become a powerful tool for healing and empowerment
  • Warrior Goddess Training with Heather Ash Amara
  • My experience with various psychotherapy tools for healing

BOOK DESCRIPTION

Grab your free book chapter here at

www.fromzerotoshakti.joyleng.com

How would you like to be interviewed on Shakti on Fire Podcast?

Hi there,

I have started this new podcast, Shakti on Fire Podcast, healing and empowerment for women. 😍

This podcast is an extension of my book, From Zero to Shakti, a woman’s path to self-healing and empowerment.

I would like to use it as a platform to continue to explore further the universal themes running in the book because these affects everyone and we don’t always know what to do &/ how to go about it.

OPEN to –

1. Professionals/Practitioners/Authorities in the field of

– Healing and empowerment (e.g. mental health, psychotherapy, healers, etc)

– Women empowerment (e.g. different types of coaches in women wellness, etc)

2. Inspirational/exceptional women

In terms of showing authenticity, courage, power, divine feminine)

ADVANTAGES of being on my podcast –

1. Worldwide exposure to your products and services.

2. Add value to your branding

3. Positioned as an authority in your field

4. Your contact details will be made available in the show notes for listeners to contact you.

5. You are allowed and encouraged to give an incentive to the listeners to capture database.

Priority given to –

1. Authors with books in their specialized field.

2. Individuals with an attractive incentive for the listeners.

3. Individuals who have read my book and can bring that into the discussion.

4. Individuals open to be each other’s affiliates &/ joint products/services.

5. Individuals who is open to an extended second written or podcast interview (situational basis)

Let’s make this podcast a powerful platform, for women to find resources, to heal and empower themselves.

Send your message to iamshaktionfire (at) gmail (dot) com.

Please feel free to share it with anyone you deem suitable for the show.

Please note that selection will be based on my discretion.

Thanks with blessings.

Namaste,

Joy

~ Igniting Shaktis on Fire ~

http://www.blogtalkradio.com/shaktionfire

Kick Ass Shakti – Coaching for Women

‘Empowering heart-centered women since 2005’

~ Igniting Shaktis on Fire ~

BRAVO!

Welcome my brave Shakti.

Shakti means goddess in Hindu and it symbolizes power.

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I am so thrilled that you are here, ready to spread your glorious wings and fly!

That means you are thinking of

  • Igniting your Shakti on Fire,

  • Activating your natural gifts as a woman and

  • Reclaiming the kick ass life you are destined for.

Hell yeah!

                                     photographer. www.kceng.me

~~~~~~~~~

“Joy helped me to become a more confident person.
She also equips me with the required skills
and support to achieve my desired outcomes.
She is genuinely concerned and interested in her clients
and definitely goes the extra mile to support them.”
– Trina Wong
(April 2016)

If you believe

  • You are more than just your mind, or your body
  • You can do more with the natural intuition you are born with as a woman
  • You can have more joy and PL@Y! in your life
  • You can manifest your true power by owning your authentic self

It’s playtime! 🙂

IF YOU BELIEVE IT IS TIME TO PLAY ALL OUT, THEN KICK ASS SHAKTI IS YOUR GAME.

For KICK ASS SHAKTI, you will get –

– 1 (1.5hrs) Kick Ass Jumpstart Session

– 12 (1.5hrs) coaching sessions

– 6 (20 mins) Weekly Check In Sessions

– Free copy of my latest book, From Zero to Shakti (eBook worth US$4.99)

– Free 7 Days Self Compassion Challenge (eCourse format worth US$25)

– Free Let’s Step! Goal Setting Program (eCourse worth US$99)

– Free DiSC Psychometric Profiling and Debrief (Worth US$120)

– DiSC Psychometric Profiling and Debrief at half price for another person
(Not included in package price, retailing at US$120)

– Free 20mins coaching for another person

_______________

“My dearest Joy,
thank you for making me into a beautiful phoenix
when I most needed a change.
You are one of the most amazing woman I know
who would want to make another woman feel empowered and beautiful
regardless of age or size.

– Charlotte Lee (May 2013)

COACHING PACKAGES

Check out all the coaching packages here –

SHAKTI BABY

SHAKTI ABLAZE

KICK ASS SHAKTI

NO. OF SESSIONS 1 (1.5hrs) 12 (1.5hrs) 12 (1.5hours) AND
SPECIALS 1 Kick Ass Jumpstart Session (1.5hrs)
6 Weekly Check In Calls (20mins)
BONUSES
– FROM ZERO TO SHAKTI EBOOK (US$4.99)
– 7 DAYS SELF COMPASSION CHALLENGE (US$25)
– DiSC PROFILING/DEBRIEF (US$120)
– LET’S STEP! GOAL SETTING PROGRAM (US$99)
HALF PRICE DiSC PROFILING FOR YOU
HALF PRICE DiSC PROFILING FOR ANOTHER PERSON
FREE 20 MINS COACHING FOR ANOTHER PERSON
VALID FOR 9 MONTHS 9 MONTHS 9 MONTHS
INVESTMENT (US$) 140 1,440 1,745

Note –

  1. These sessions can be conducted via Skype, Facetime or face to face in Singapore.
  2. If you want to do a package (Shakti Ablaze / Kick Ass Shakti) after you finished your Shakti Baby session, you have a top up option for 7 days. 🙂
  3. You can purchase it as a gift for someone.
  4. All packages are valid for 9 months from the date of purchase.

    BOOK YOUR PACKAGE HERE

OUR COACHING PROCESS

CLEAR —> CLARIFY –> CELEBRATE!

1. CLEAR

First, we clear the blockages trapped in your body, your mind, your spirit and in your energy force (‘qi’). No amount of planning serves any purpose if you do not first clear the obstacles in your way.

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2. CLARIFY

  • Next, we clarify and confirm your intentions.
  • We also examine what self limiting beliefs you might have that is hindering you or what ‘masks’ that you have been wearing to protect yourself.
  • Then we explore what options are available for you
  • To expend your focused effort
  • For the best possibility to reach your desired outcomes.

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3. CELEBRATE!

Having cleared your path, declared your intention and established the right course of action for your goals, it is time to celebrate and express your victorious path with your beautiful goddess body.

~~~~~~~~~~~~~~
“Joy has helped me to build my confidence.
She brings out the unexplored outer beauty in me
and urges me to seek my inner beauty.”

– Christine Lim
(March 2012)

BOOK YOUR PACKAGE HERE

EACH SESSION CONSISTS OF

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1. BREATH WORK/MEDITATION/INTENTION SETTING

Using breathwork to ground you into the present before we start our session together.

Using meditation to channel your focus into the intention for the coaching session.

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2. MIND MAP COACHING (WHOLE BRAIN CONVERSATION)


Using my training from my psychology degree and as an International Coach Federation coach,

We will have a fun, yet meaning session

Using colours and our conversation,

To create a masterpiece of our conversation

We will focus on –

  • The goal for our coaching time together ,
  • Challenge your thought processes and
  • Clarify your highest values
  • Establish what action needs to be taken
  • Propel you towards your desired outcomes.

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3. MOVEMENT GROUNDING

Being one of the first to start a pole dancing studio in Singapore in 2005, I have seen and experienced personally, the power of movement as a potent self-revitalizing tool.

While intellectually, you may have engaged in the conversation, and logically came to your conclusions, these precious insights are not grounded in your body .
Mentally you ‘get’ it, but your body don’t.

Ever ‘understood’ something and yet, did not feel it or lost motivation for it afterwards?

Hence, we need to involve your physical being, into the coaching conversation.

This ensures that the insights, the commitment and the inspired action are now in complete alignment with your entire being.

That’s when true personal Shakti happens.

We will use your natural movement

  • To celebrate the awakening of your Shakti-self and
  • To ensure that what you have explored during the coaching session is also acknowledged and affirmed by your body.
  • To cements your body*mind*spirit alignment to your goals.

P.s. NO dancing experienced required. Your body will surprise you how it comes alive. Stay receptive. 🙂

“I was immediately struck by Joy’s vibrant energy.
She is a compassionate person with a quick mind,
and I found her coaching to be skillful and intuitive.

If you ever need coaching, I would recommend her:
not only will she help sort you out,
she will be your cheerleader every step of the way!”

– Rimi Yoshida
(March 2016)

BOOK YOUR PACKAGE HERE

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Shakti Ablaze – Coaching for Women

‘Empowering heart-centered women since 2005’

~ Igniting Shaktis on Fire ~

BRAVO!

Welcome my brave Shakti.

Shakti means goddess in Hindu and it symbolizes power.

302500_236515166404223_122512481137826_649477_1884219947_n

I am so thrilled that you are here, ready to spread your glorious wings and fly!

That means you are thinking of

  • Igniting your Shakti on Fire,

  • Activating your natural gifts as a woman and

  • Reclaiming the kick ass life you are destined for.

Hell yeah!

                                 photographer. www.kceng.me

~~~~~~~~~

“Joy helped me to become a more confident person.
She also equips me with the required skills
and support to achieve my desired outcomes.
She is genuinely concerned and interested in her clients
and definitely goes the extra mile to support them.”
– Trina Wong
(April 2016)

If you believe

  • You are more than just your mind, or your body
  • You can do more with the natural intuition you are born with as a woman
  • You can have more joy and PL@Y! in your life
  • You can manifest your true power by owning your authentic self

It’s playtime! 🙂

For SHAKTI ABLAZE, you will get –

– 1 1.5hrs coaching session

– Free copy of my latest book, From Zero to Shakti (eBook)

– Free 7 Days Self Compassion Challenge (eCourse format

– DiSC Psychometric Profiling and Debrief at half price
(Not included in package price, retailing at US$120)

COACHING PACKAGES

Check out all the coaching packages here –

SHAKTI BABY

SHAKTI ABLAZE

KICK ASS SHAKTI

NO. OF SESSIONS 1 (1.5hrs) 12 (1.5hrs) 12 (1.5hours) AND
SPECIALS 1 Kick Ass Jumpstart Session (1.5hrs)
6 Weekly Check In Calls (20mins)
BONUSES
– FROM ZERO TO SHAKTI EBOOK (US$4.99)
– 7 DAYS SELF COMPASSION CHALLENGE (US$25)
– DiSC PROFILING/DEBRIEF (US$120)
– LET’S STEP! GOAL SETTING PROGRAM (US$99)
HALF PRICE DiSC PROFILING FOR YOU
HALF PRICE DiSC PROFILING FOR ANOTHER PERSON
FREE 20 MINS COACHING FOR ANOTHER PERSON
VALID FOR 9 MONTHS 9 MONTHS 9 MONTHS
INVESTMENT (US$) 140 1,440 1,745

Note –

  1. These sessions can be conducted via Skype, Facetime or face to face in Singapore.
  2. If you want to do a package (Shakti Ablaze / Kick Ass Shakti) after you finished your Shakti Baby session, you have a top up option for 7 days. 🙂
  3. You can purchase it as a gift for someone.
  4. All packages are valid for 9 months from the date of purchase.

_______________

“My dearest Joy,
thank you for making me into a beautiful phoenix
when I most needed a change.
You are one of the most amazing woman I know
who would want to make another woman feel empowered and beautiful
regardless of age or size.

– Charlotte Lee (May 2013)

READY TO GET YOUR SHAKTI ABLAZE?

OUR COACHING PROCESS

CLEAR —> CLARIFY –> CELEBRATE!

1. CLEAR

First, we clear the blockages trapped in your body, your mind, your spirit and in your energy force (‘qi’). No amount of planning serves any purpose if you do not first clear the obstacles in your way.

EC-Identity4-7

2. CLARIFY

  • Next, we clarify and confirm your intentions.
  • We also examine what self limiting beliefs you might have that is hindering you or what ‘masks’ that you have been wearing to protect yourself.
  • Then we explore what options are available for you
  • To expend your focused effort
  • For the best possibility to reach your desired outcomes.

We-Should-Be-Dancin-2-27

3. CELEBRATE!

Having cleared your path, declared your intention and established the right course of action for your goals, it is time to celebrate and express your victorious path with your beautiful goddess body.

~~~~~~~~~~~~~~
“Joy has helped me to build my confidence.
She brings out the unexplored outer beauty in me
and urges me to seek my inner beauty within.

– Christine Lim
(March 2012)

BOOK YOUR PACKAGE HERE

EACH SESSION CONSISTS OF

Namaste-6-2337

1. BREATH WORK/MEDITATION/INTENTION SETTING

Using breathwork to ground you into the present before we start our session together.

Using meditation to channel your focus into the intention for the coaching session.

Statuesque-3-2368

2. MIND MAP COACHING (WHOLE BRAIN CONVERSATION)


Using my training from my psychology degree and as an International Coach Federation coach,

We will have a fun, yet meaning session

Using colours and our conversation,

To create a masterpiece of our conversation

We will focus on –

  • The goal for our coaching time together ,
  • Challenge your thought processes and
  • Clarify your highest values
  • Establish what action needs to be taken
  • Propel you towards your desired outcomes.

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3. MOVEMENT GROUNDING

Being one of the first to start a pole dancing studio in Singapore in 2005, I have seen and experienced personally, the power of movement as a potent self-revitalizing tool.

While intellectually, you may have engaged in the conversation, and logically came to your conclusions, these precious insights are not grounded in your body .
Mentally you ‘get’ it, but your body don’t.

Ever ‘understood’ something and yet, did not feel it or lost motivation for it afterwards?

Hence, we need to involve your physical being, into the coaching conversation.

This ensures that the insights, the commitment and the inspired action are now in complete alignment with your entire being.

That’s when true personal Shakti happens.

We will use your natural movement

  • To celebrate the awakening of your Shakti-self and
  • To ensure that what you have explored during the coaching session is also acknowledged and affirmed by your body.
  • To cements your body*mind*spirit alignment to your goals.

P.s. NO dancing experienced required. Your body will surprise you how it comes alive. Stay receptive. 🙂

“I was immediately struck by Joy’s vibrant energy.
She is a compassionate person with a quick mind,
and I found her coaching to be skillful and intuitive.

If you ever need coaching, I would recommend her:
not only will she help sort you out,
she will be your cheerleader every step of the way!”

– Rimi Yoshida
(March 2016)

GRAB YOUR PACKAGE HERE!

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What’s Your Story Workshop based on Choice Theory and From Zero to Shakti

I cannot be more thrilled that my book was given a chance to have a smashing start. To be invited once again by Young Women Leadership Connection (YWLC) to do a talk for a women shelter is the most perfect beginning for my book.

One year ago, when I was invited to do a motivational talk for the same shelter, I was a brand new baby life coach. I was nervous about sharing my personal story and I did not know where to begin.

So I decided to share the three precious truths that I have learnt in my path to self-healing and empowerment. I had a powerpoint and a very able friend/trained counselor to back me up.

It was messy because of the various interpretations required due to language barrier. Otherwise,

it was a soulful success.

Everyone got something valuable out of our time together.

Fast forward one year later, same story. This time, backed up by Choice Theory, role plays preparation, another able assistant/trained Choice Theory practitioner and my book, From Zero to Shakti.

Wow, how things have changed.

Same story,

more powerful storytelling style.

We got off on a nice start, with everyone warming up at the self introduction segment. The atmosphere had a nose dive from the moment we showed the book video.

It was intentional.

This is not going to be a feel-good ra-ra talk. It was designed to be

a tough love, reality check workshop.

It was challenging, as we navigate through the emotional ups and downs of our audience.

But it worked. Sure, there were some tears, even mini breakdowns. But it was clear,

the message hit home.

All that was suppressed and hidden rose quickly to the surface.

To be healed and in time, addressed.

Based on the feedback we got and what was shared on the success board, there was no shadow of doubt, it was another impactful session. This year,

more potent than ever.

We left

with our hearts overflowing.

Proud of our work and most of all,

proud of the women who showed up and

showed their broken hearts to be healed.

Pure magic this morning.

FROM PARTICIPANTS IN THE WORKSHOP

From a thoughtful mother

From the youngest participant, a 15 years old who wrote,

‘Today I learnt to manage my emotions.’

FROM THE WOMEN FROM YOUNG WOMEN LEADERSHIP CONNECTION

I am grateful. For the work that I do. And I will do it more passionately from henceforth, for the priceless abundance I receive, every time I stepped into the arena. In the name of love.

  • Check out my book site here.
  • Check out Choice Talk, What’s Your Story? Workshop here.

~ Igniting Kick Ass Lives ~

Namaste,

Joy

 

From Zero to Shakti Foreword by Dr Mel Gill

http://bit.ly/buy-fromzerotoshakti

I am deeply honoured to have my foreword written by Dr Mel Gill, a well-known psychologist and the president of the American Association of Master Trainers.

He has been my role model in my growing up years and was a leading influence in my interest in human psychology and mental health.

His radio talk show ‘Uncommon Sense’ on 93.8FM was my constant companion. His own personal story that translated into a bestseller The Meta Secret is an inspiration.

Thank you Dr Mel. I cannot think of a better person to write my foreword for this book. 🙂

Namaste,

Joy

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FOREWORD

When I read Joy’s ‘From Zero to Shakti’, it put a

broad smile on my face.

This book is a

joyful read.

It brings to the fore many of the laws from The Meta Secret.

Having met Joy personally, I can only imagine her going through all the events she described in her story.

She

took control

of the limiting stories in her head, that had mentally and emotionally paralyzed her, for most of her young adult life.

And

with great audacity and verve,

she took a look at her own shame and guilt, she

took full responsibility

for it, and

initiated specific steps

to turn her life radically around.

A most remarkable example of the Law of Correspondence;

as within, so without.

She has demonstrated how

anything is possible,

especially when you choose to replace a problem-focused consciousness with a solution-focused consciousness.

Every step of the way,

her clarity and her determination shines through,

smashing through pain, regrets and hurts.

I am a deep advocate of selfless-giving, as you would have noticed with my life’s work. Here, we have

a woman of grit,

who had decided to rise up, in spite of her past, to heal and empower herself and others, through this book and more.

What moved me was when she confided that this book was not about her sharing her story. She knows her own truth. This book was to

show what’s possible for all women,

who are hurting and hiding from themselves, as she had done for so many years.

‘The soul of this book is to ignite in all women’s hearts,

the desire to take inspired action,

to heal and to empower themselves.’

The savior they were waiting for was always within.

However your life has been until this moment, all you have control of, is just the here and now.

If you can be here, fully conscious, fully aware, fully present with this book, then you can truly begin, what’s possibly,

the first kick-ass day of the rest of your life!

Ultimately it is

up to you to make the right choice.

Thank you Joy for providing clarity through that process!

 

Dr Mel Gill,

Bestselling Author of The Meta Secret

www.MetaSecret.com

Available at http://bit.ly/buy-fromzerotoshakti

Get your free chapter here

Shakti on Fire (SOF) – Radical Sacred Life Summit

When was the last time you felt TOTALLY in sync with your
– Intuition,
– Love,
– Sensuality and
– Sense of peace?

Have you been betrayed, feel lost or anxious?

Are you ready for some “taboo topic” talk?

You might be feeling unloved, broken or stuck, right this very moment.

You probably have experienced life transitions and situations that have weighed on you.


When was the last time you put YOU FIRST

and really took care of

your body, mind and spirit like THIS?

I can help, and I’m not alone. I’ve just joined up with a team of experts and we are going to make a difference.

I was recently called to be on an event with world-wide reach; with over a dozen incredible life-thinkers and problem solvers who’ve come together at the request of my friend Michele Paiva, a licensed psychotherapist and coach who has taught and guided hundreds people on every continent.

Catch me on Day 4 as I speak about women empowerment and how you can use inspired action to bring life to the next level.
Join us!
http://www.michelepaiva.com/Joy

The Radical Sacred Life Summit: Awaken Intuition, Experience Love, Stop Anxiety
http://www.michelepaiva.com/Joy

Begins April 30th (totally FREE ~with Certificate of Ascension Option!)
Click here to get connected to your truth again!
http://www.michelepaiva.com/Joy

Namaste.
With all my Shakti love,

Joy
~ Igniting Kick Ass Lives ~

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AMAZON ALERT!

Check out my brand new book ‘From Zero to Shakti’
A woman’s search for rebirth and redemption.
Now available on Amazon Kindle!
Review on Amazon –
‘The author is very brave, disclosing her personal challenges and the solutions she created. I admire her unselfish sharing, and her courage in undertaking her personal quest.
She traveled a long distance to a special place, and even braved a fire walk–something difficult to imagine. She tells her story in an absorbing way. This book is charming.’

– Shearon B (Australia)
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*** Take the first step to your GOALS here!

P.S. Why did I describe my life as a blank canvas? Check out my 10mins podcast interview at The Tao of Confidence. 

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‘Empowering heart-centered women since 2005’

“I met Joy and was immediately struck by her vibrant energy.

She is a compassionate person with a quick mind, and I found her coaching to be skillful and intuitive.

If you ever need coaching, I would recommend you see her: not only will she help sort you out, she will be your cheerleader every step of the way!”
– Rimi Yoshida

Check out coaching with Joy.
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10% of my net profit goes to support For Our Children (FOC).