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Transforming Your Life Through Releasing Patterns and Valuing Understanding with Christina Woods | EP 2067 min read

January 29, 2024

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Do you feel stuck in your own life? Does it sometimes feel like no matter how hard you try the same things always happen? What can you start doing to reconnect with your inner strength and let go of damaging habits?

In this podcast episode, Christina Woods discusses her offerings and provides resources for listeners to explore. The main question she often receives is why people sabotage themselves and why certain patterns keep recurring. Christina emphasizes the importance of going to the root cause of these issues rather than just addressing surface-level symptoms. Overall, the conversation highlights the need for real help in overcoming struggles and living a fulfilling life.

Meet Christina Woods

Christina is a licensed RTT Therapist®, Clinical Hypnotherapist, Coach and Energy Healer, and the CEO and Founder of Wise Woods. She combines her background in corporate leadership, along with her life experiences in dealing with trauma and abandonment to empower other women to trust their intuition and set themselves free of self-doubt.

She has been honing her intuition and spiritual and energy practice throughout her entire life, and it is this experience, knowledge, and wisdom that she brings to every client. Through deep hypnotherapy and coaching work, she empowers women to shed old programming, so they can live the life they deserve.

Christina wants everyone to stop looking outside for what they need and instead look inside themselves so they can live a life full of deep meaning, and potential.

Connect with Christina on her website. Follow her on Instagram and LinkedIn.

Summary

  • Uncovering harmful patterns
  • The power of truly practicing spirituality or religion
  • The greatest lesson from childhood into adulthood

Uncovering harmful patterns

Christina was at a place in her life many years ago where everything looked great from the outside, but on the inside she was suffering immensely.

She was always complimented for her great job, her nice car, her kids and family, and how successful she was. However, her marriage was falling apart, she wasn’t taking care of her physical or mental health, and she felt constantly stressed and overwhelmed.

It was really just at that point when everything was just falling apart [that] I had to think hard about the patterns I saw in my life. I just went deep into these patterns and I realized that so much of what I felt were these invisible barriers and beliefs that I never knew I had because I covered them up with perfectionism. (Christina Woods)

Christina came to realize that her perfectionism was running her life into the ground. After all, it would never matter how successful she was or how much money was in the bank because, with perfectionism, it could always be “more”.

She knew that to change her life, let go of the intense pressure that she was putting on herself, and release herself from feelings of shame and guilt she would have to face up and let go of that perfectionism.

The power of truly practicing spirituality or religion

I didn’t even allow that in, that I hadn’t healed. Things that I had buried. I have a partner now and I had to practice for quite a bit on being vulnerable to ask and allow to be nurtured and supported! I’m worthy of that, and what does it feel like? Because, I have to be honest, it was completely foreign to me. (Christina Woods)

Christina always considered herself to be a spiritual person, doing yoga retreats, reading self-help books, and meditating every now and then. Although she came to realize that she was just appeasing herself with it and that she was afraid to actually look deeper into herself and her life, because that meant addressing the problems that were there, so she practiced spirituality superficially.

Many women (and men) shy away from therapy because they are nervous about finding something out about themselves – or their partners – that they don’t like, so they avoid it, but that just makes the problems last longer.

I skirted around going deep within myself, and I was afraid to do that. I was afraid of therapy, I know a lot of people feel that way. (Christina Woods)

The greatest lesson from childhood into adulthood

Every person has had something happen in their childhoods that has impacted their adulthoods, and part of therapy is seeking it out, addressing and healing it, so that you give yourself a good shot at not repeating it in the future in your family.

What is something difficult that you went through as a child that you have now healed and transformed into pure wisdom or understanding in your adulthood?

My intuition is something I could walk into a room and know exactly how my mom was, what was going on, the vibe … What to do … That was honed very early, that’s a gift … So now, I know. I can tune in very quickly. Now I can ground myself, I know my nervous system now very well because of my childhood. (Christina Woods)

A part of life is learning about yourself. You learn how to love yourself, you learn why you used to do certain things a certain way, and you learn how to do them differently so that you can let go of disruptive habits.

You can take the gifts that you had in childhood that struggled in the pain, and soothe the pain so that you can learn to use those gifts again in your adulthood.

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Meet Veronica Cisneros

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Hello, my name is Veronica Cisneros, I am a Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist, Marriage Coach, Course Creator, Retreat Host, Mother of 3, married for 23 years, host of the Empowered and Unapologetic podcast, and owner of a group private practice called Outside The Norm Counseling.

A lot of couples struggle with setting aside intentional time to connect and communicate. They yearn for meaningful conversations that don’t lead to arguments.

1 month away from divorce, I realized I had to do something different. For years I had compromised myself to meet the needs of my husband and my child, I lost myself and was about to lose my marriage. After years of personal growth and self-reflection, I not only reclaimed my identity, and celebrated 23 years of marriage but also helped hundreds of couples transform their marriage from feeling like roommates to experiencing a deeper love.

I am on a mission to help couples reignite the fire by providing them with the skills to have the relationship they deserve.

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I’m Veronica, your new Boss Woman Mentor with no filter and no BS. 

I'm a licensed marriage and family therapist, women’s coach, course creator, and retreat host. Married for 23 years, raising three kids, and I'm also the host of the Empowered and Unapologetic podcast. My jam? Helping high-achieving women thrive both at home and in the hustle of work. 

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