Welcome to this installment of The Wellness Universe’s ‘A Conversation With …’ interview series! Each week, we will feature interviews from some of our amazing WU World Changers so you can learn about who they are as a person, their profession, mission, and their why!’
A Conversation with Desiree Holmes Scherini; Author, Award-Winning Hypnotherapist, and Life Coach.
The Wellness Universe directory is a resource and community filled with Change-Makers, we call WU World Changers (Wellness Universe World Changers). Today we want to introduce you to WU World Changer Desiree Holmes Scherini, the Author of Journey to Joy – The Written Path, an Award-Winning Hypnotherapist, and Life Coach.
Hello Desiree, will you please tell us about yourself?
Hello! I am a hypnotherapist and Life Coach, and my focus is on helping people build and use their intuition in their lives. My personal story of how I came to be doing what I’m doing is primarily based on my own life experience of going through a really tough time and coming out the other side better. Although my background had been in helping people, working as a group facilitator with a degree in Psychology, it was the personal experience that catapulted me into really wanting to expand my reach and help others. During that time, I learned to trust my own voice and intuition and it changed my life for the better. My process of getting in touch with my intuition was through writing, and those writings are the basis of my book, which I put into a format for others to use for their own “journey.” I am also a professional artist and art instructor, so I keep myself pretty busy with that, my life coaching and I also am always interested in learning, so throw online courses and reading into the mix too!
Desiree, what is it that inspires you?
I think I am most inspired by learning something new. I love to share information that can be useful, or that answers a mystery. I feel like there is so much that we don’t know that could make our lives better! So, I just get excited when I learn something useful that I can share!
Will you please tell us what you call yourself and explain what it is that you do?
Oh dear, what I call myself is difficult! I struggle with that one whenever I am filling out a title! I have not come up with one, or even two “titles” that cover it all… Author, Artist, Mom! My main focus here on the Wellness Universe, however, is as a Life Coach and Hypnotherapist, specifically a Certified “Transpersonal Hypnotherapist.” This specifies that my training and practice goes beyond just hypnosis, as it also includes a spiritual element. As a Life Coach, I use multiple modalities which include hypnosis, NLP, Soul Link, and many other ways to help my clients resolve their issues, reach their goals, and find spiritual and emotional wellness.
How exactly does that help someone?
Hypnosis is a fantastic tool for getting to the source of problems! It can bypass the superficial reasons and thoughts and find what is under it all. I have extra specialty certifications in Hypnosis to help with more specific goals, like Smoking Cessation, Sports Performance and I particularly enjoy helping clients with Past Life Regression! Hypnosis is just such a powerful and far-reaching modality for so many things!
The NLP (neuro-linguistic programming) is useful in helping clients re-frame and change their perceptions with the use of words. For example, choosing positive self-talk is one way. Soul Link is an energy-based process that is a really simple and amazing tool to release emotional distress associated with an event. I have had quick and powerful success using it with clients suffering from PTSD!
Why are you so passionate about helping people find relief from emotional pain?
I am passionate about helping people find relief from emotional pain because I know how it feels from both sides, and I know there is a way out of it! I experience such a thrill when I see one of my clients succeed and when they get to that place. It’s just so rewarding for me!
Did any specific life experience prompt you to follow this path?
As I mentioned before, I was already working in the helping field, but what really intensified my goal to help others was experiencing the withdrawal of my husband’s affection after 25 years of marriage. It took me years to navigate my way through, and out of my emotional trauma and what turned out to be the experience of narcissistic abuse. So, what I like to say is I offer others a short-cut with what I learned from my journey.
How long have you been doing this?
I began as a group facilitator in 1987 and after some years, stayed home with my children and focused on my art. Then I was certified in Hypnosis and NLP Life Coaching both in 2012. So, 2012 is when I began doing what I do now, specifically.
Will you share a story of how you have made a difference in someone’s life?
One of my favorite experiences as a coach was working with a woman who was facing a major change in her life after 40 years. When she came to me, she was tearful and afraid. As we were working together other issues came to the surface (which is quite normal), and we were able to address each of them with success. While working with me and dealing with these changes, she had a horrible car accident that kept her in bed for 2 months! What makes this really special is that she is great now! I have other client stories that were single session successes, but this was extraordinary. I was so grateful that I could help her work through all of that and facilitate the transformation that took place from tearful and fearful to confident and secure, despite the many challenges!
What’s next on the horizon for you?
I’m always up to something. I am working on creating more online programs in the future (I have one out on Building Intuition now) I have plans to create an audiobook from “Journey to Joy …,” and have another book simmering in my mind. I am enjoying creating my Podcast/Video show “Intuitive Journey with Desiree” which is on episode 7 at this time! The podcast is on Apple iTunes and the video is available on Transformation TV.
Thank you so much for sharing today, Desiree! Do you have any final thoughts?
I would like to encourage everyone to take the time to learn and respect your OWN voice and intuition! We often forget to give our own feelings and thoughts the respect we should! Don’t be afraid to be yourself!
If you would like to connect with Desiree please visit: https://www.thewellnessuniverse.com/world-changers/desireeholmesscherini
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