About Cynthia

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“Every person has the capacity to transform his or her life and awaken to the new possibilities and potential that lie dormant within.”

 

As Founding director of Awakening Heart, Cynthia promotes healthy growth and transformation to families in crisis.  It is her desire that all families be given the proper tools to aid them during those times of crisis to prevent trauma.  Cynthia teaches families practical, recovery-focused lessons and life skills.

Cynthia is a mother of four, stepmother of two and grandmother of four. Life experience, the sudden death of her son Joe, coupled with over 37 years of focused psychological research makes her an invaluable resource in the field of family training and coaching. “I certainly understand the challenges and blessings every family can experience. I do this work because in my day there wasn’t much offered for families in crisis, in school or otherwise. Two decades later, little has changed as families continue to struggle to find support and assistance.

Cynthia’s has blended her background in Nursing and Crisis intervention along with her experiences as a Traumatic Incident Reduction Facilitator and Trainer , Anxiety Management Coach, Reiki Master Teacher, making her an ideal resource to assist all families in crisis. Her passion and knowledge lies in providing assistance to families burdened by grieving, addiction and trauma.

When combating the demons of addiction and grieving Cynthia holds to the philosophy of “The Lighthouse Within”. She believes that the lighthouse of strength and compassion found in every parent’s heart must continually burn “so that our children can find their way back home when they are ready.” She further outlines this passion in “My Name Is Addiction“, a poem Cynthia penned that addresses her personal family struggles with addiction, trauma and grieving. Her poetic words seamlessly detail the many facets of addiction within the family unit.