A traumatic event triggers a highly emotional response in our nervous system, pushing beyond its self-regulation ability. After a person has suffered a traumatic event, they often struggle to regain their mental and emotional strength to carry on to pursue their goals and dreams.
Myra Fordham is the founder of Myra Fordham Coaching and is Australia’s #1 Trauma Coach for women. She is also an Amazon International Best Selling Author in the category of sexual, domestic abuse. The book is titled “Hear Her Roar: Successful Women Who Experienced Domestic Abuse.”
As a result of domestic abuse at the hands of her boyfriend, Myra suffered a traumatic brain injury back in 2016 and had to learn how to walk and talk again. This left her with a severe injury, changing her life as she knew it.
She courageously shares, “I learned that I didn’t have to be a victim of my past and that I didn’t have to stay in an abusive, toxic, unhealthy relationship. Despite all the pain my trauma and child abuse caused me, I learned that I needed to go through it all so I could go on to reach my higher purpose in life.”
This traumatic incident had Myra in an induced coma for 11 days. Afterward, she underwent brain surgery and spent weeks in hospital rehabilitation. Throughout her rehabilitation and healing process, she overcame suicide, anxiety, and depression.
Myra Fordham shares, “I learned how to walk and talk again. I felt broken, like a baby, and had to be pushed around in a wheelchair. To heal from this traumatic incident, I have worked hard to heal my genealogical trauma and unlearn my toxic behavioral traits.”
As a result of Myra rising above her suffering, she now helps professional women overcome and heal their past trauma so that they can become happy and free. This includes women with anxiety, struggle with “people-pleasing,” and attracting toxic partners. She also teaches women to rekindle the flames and chemistry in their current relationship.
Myra Fordham shares, “When looking for a coach, ensure that they have the life experience to help you with your challenges, and they have solved their problems and display competency.”
Although some memories can thoroughly shake us, knowing that our past only exists as memories are essential. The past does not define who we are now and how we can move forward into the future. By taking back control over how a traumatic event affects your day-to-day life, you can return to normality, strive for a higher purpose, and go on to achieve greatness, despite your suffering in the past.