Hi! I'm Georgia Barnwell, mindset & emotional success coach, whole-food teacher, and eternal optimist living in Nova Scotia.
What a Journey!
I have had a lot of adventures on the way to now. I started out as an optician and then went on to explore a few more professions before finding what I wanted to be when I grew up. One common theme in my life was that I was always looking for ways to fix myself. I decided to study nutrition, thinking that if I knew what to eat, I would be fixed! And perfect! But I was still a mess! Then I studied energy work. That must be the secret! And then.... you get the idea.
I loved each new experience and technique but there was always a nagging feeling underneath that I wasn't getting where I wanted to go. Self-judgement, self-sabotage and a deep feeling of undeserving were always perched on my shoulder. Their message was ‘it’s all my fault’ so I have to carry the load and not ask for help.
Me and EFT
Emotional Freedom Techniques (EFT/Tapping) finally opened the door for the change I needed. Tapping helped me find a safe space to look at my life. I realized I didn’t need to carry the load of self-judgement and I certainly did NOT need to be fixed! I needed to accept that each fearful, critical part of myself was doing the best it could to keep me safe. This helped me re-write those debilitating messages, and surround myself with self-compassion, courage and joy.
And it helped me let go of the load of unreasonable expectations and unhealthy coping mechanisms I had collected.
Conscious EFT™ has helped me understand my early challenges as a journey towards wholeness. I continue to learn how to nurture and nourish myself more deeply each day – with more ease and joy!
Most of my life experiences seemed to nudge (sometimes shoved) me towards clarity on how to hold myself with more respect and compassion. I started my working life as an optician, helping people see clearly. Then I studied nutrition, public policy and different forms of Energy work and realize that my work has always been about helping people to focus on what's in front of them. I help people see clearly where they are now, where they want to go, and work with them to figure out how to get there. I am a long-term student of Energy Medicine techniques and all kinds of Tapping. I combine Conscious EFT™ a variety of energy healing techniques along with Emotional Success Coaching to help clients move through limitations to navigate life with curiosity, confidence and joy!
- Certified Master Conscious EFT™ Practitioner & Certified Emotional Success Coach – National Emotional Freedom Techniques Training Institute (NeftTI)
- Certified Advanced EFT Practitioner – EFT International
- Certified Havening Techniques Practitioner – Havening Techniques®
- BSc, Biochemisty/Nutrition – University of Ottawa
- Master of Health Administration – University of Ottawa
- Diploma in Holistic Nutrition – Edison Institute of Nutrition
- Member: EFT International & International Institute for Complementary Therapists (IICT)
- Certified in Body/Mind & Raw/Living Nutrition
- Reiki Master
- Quantum Touch Practitioner
About Our Tools for Change
Energy Medicine (EM) works with our subtle energy fields to re-balance energetic blockages, bringing the body's systems back to homeostasis. Many of us have experienced various versions of Energy Medicine. Seemingly diverse practices such as hands on healing, Reiki, acupuncture, acupressure, tai chi and yoga are all energy medicine. We add a number of energy medicine tools to our sessions as needed to bring grounding and balance to these electromagnetic vehicles we call our bodies.
Energy Psychology (EP) focuses on the relationship between our thoughts, emotions, sensations, and behaviors, and helping us process distressing events and patterns that hold us back in life. Learn more. Using Energy Psychology techniques can increase our capacity for self regulation, stress reduction and experiencing life through joy rather than limitation. EP and EM work together to improve our Quality of Life!
Emotional Freedom Techniques (EFT), also known as Tapping, is the primary Energy Psychology tool that is most researched and understood. Over 300 peer-reviewed, scientific studies show how it can provide quick, safe and effective relief for anxiety, overwhelm, depression, trauma, addictions, chronic health issues, pain, athletic performance and challenges around money, relationships or career, and much more! We can tap on anything!
Conscious EFT™ builds on what we have learned through research and experience over the last decades. The approach integrates the wisdom of EFT, polyvagal theory and neuroscience into a trauma-informed and phased approach that meets the client where they are today. It is a a fully developed transformational therapy/coaching framework integrating the EFT energy psychology modality within a trauma safe, systems informed, and neuroscience package. It helps clients grow and make sustainable change that makes sense for their lives today.
I use Conscious EFT™ on a continuum. I first invite clients to use tapping without words to manage symptoms of upset providing emotional first aid. I also invite them to tap even when they don't have anything distress. This has been shown to 'tone' the nervous system and make us less vulnerable to the inevitable ups and downs of daily life. These practices, when used regularly create a more grounded state where we have the capacity to address and change challenging and unwanted memories and behaviour patterns that limit the possibilities in our lives.
Havening Techniques® is also a highly researched, evidence-based Energy Psychology practice that literally means "to put in a safe place'. Like it's close cousin, EFT, Havening Techniques are based in neuroscience and evolutionary biology are helpful for disturbing memories and limiting behaviour patterns. For an official registry of Certified Havening Practitioners go to www.havening.org
About Making Change that Sticks
We use cutting-edge and evidence-based tools to create powerful change.
- Our nervous system is the key. We shift fear-based patterns and move into a connected, creative space where we have choice and control. This is where change comes from power instead of force. We are calm and centred while we create new possibilities.
- We break down our desired change into small steps that help us build new habits that support the changes we seek. These practices rewrite our neural networks. We literally leave our old selves behind and become new.
- The small steps we choose are be meaningful and motivating to YOU! Not to someone else who wants change FOR you!