Certified neuro-linguistic and Time Line Therapy practitioner Connie Harris has more than 30 years of life-coaching experience under her belt, having helped everyone from kids to corporate CEOs overcome mental blocks and stress of all varieties. Armed with the brain-tapping strategies of the Emotional Freedom Technique, Harris assists clients in breaking through emotional pain, guilt, anxiety, and fatigue, paving the way to wellness and contentment.
A student of traditional therapies and modern science, Pama Vencill treats pain and promotes well-being through personalized care and attention. The energizing ions of PEMF therapy helps stimulate natural healing processes, reduce stress, and rejuvenate the body through electromagnetic pulses. Pama also helps individual and businesses reach new heights through life coaching that targets areas of physical, emotional, and spiritual growth.
Over her 20-year career, certified life coach Stacy Tucker has gathered knowledge specifically in the realms of family relations, parenting, love, and addiction by attending workshops. She's penned two workbooks, mentored children, and served meals to those in need. At Guidance Institute of Life Coaching, she pours her experiences and training into her clients. Through life coaching, she helps them plow through obstacles and seize goals that previously seemed out of reach.
Mentors pair up with children ages 6–18, who often come from low-income communities and underserved schools. Mentors learn to demonstrate a holistic concern for the children by helping them to deal with day-to-day challenges that may arise both at school and at home. The organization does not currently have enough volunteer mentors to meet demand, and must place many children on a waiting list until they can be matched with a suitable mentor. BBBS needs additional funding to expand its team of volunteers, which includes the costs of recruiting and screening new volunteers, and then training and matching them with children.
Youth and Family Counseling was founded in 1981 by the police chiefs of Lewisville, Flower Mound, and Highland Village, who initially created the first-offender program. With the hopes of diverting youth offenders from the juvenile justice system and becoming repeat offenders, the first-offender program incorporates family participation during counseling sessions, and aims to identify and address the root causes behind problematic behaviors. Through combined resources from the police departments, the community, and local schools, Youth and Family Counseling provides each family it serves with six free counseling sessions. Today, the organization also runs a community-referred counseling program for residents seeking affordable psychological treatment. Counseling sessions for both programs are led by master's-level therapists that are fully licensed or working toward their licensure. The professional services are comparable to private-practice treatment, but are available at a cost that is tailored to low-income families.
When Oprah Winfrey walked across a bed of smoldering coals, she hesitated for a moment before screaming, "Yes! Yes! Yes!" as she bound across the glowing path. Afterward, she seemed elated, shrieking happily and affirming, "I did it. I did it. I did it." Oprah's feeling of empowerment is a common reaction to the firewalking experience, according to Charles Horton, the man behind the Firewalking Institute of Research and Education. Horton, a self-made millionaire, began his career as an entrepreneur at 16, an age at which most kids are still in diapers. During firewalking workshops and seminars, he and his team of coaches encourage participants to set goals and overcome fears that might otherwise hinder them in business and personal life.