Lucy Grace Yaldezian from A Higher Perspective offers transformational healing and coaching. Her book “Someone To Watch Over Me” offers a door to making the intangibility of faith accessible and real to children; an avenue of spiritual comfort, protection and guidance. In this feature Lucy shares insights to her professional journey and key advice in self-healing and self-care.
Please share your background and what led you to help and guide others?
In 1991, I was a family law paralegal, wife, mother of two young children, and dealing with the demands of an ailing father and overwhelmed mother. I knew I needed help but conventional counseling – talk therapy – didn’t feel right for me. Instead I tried hypnotherapy and to my astonishment and delight, within two after the first session the depression I’d been in began to lift and I could feel inner shift happening. A few months I resigned from my paralegal position and was enrolled in hypnotherapy school. Transformation Healing and Coaching has been my heart’s passion and purpose for the past 30+ years.
Is there a mantra that you follow – or a philosophy that you live by?
I believe that we are spirits having a human experience and that our challenges invite us to rediscover our essential nature, to reclaim our inner Light.
Following on from the pandemic and the additional stressors attached do you feel there has been a strong rise in anxiety amongst people?
There is no question that the Covid pandemic has intensified anxiety to epidemic levels. What makes this period worse than, say, the increased levels of anxiety after 9/11 is that when the world shut down in 3/20 children were directly affected as well. I think that the respiratory illnesses currently targeting children are the direct result of their collective stress. The lungs store grief and so many children are grieving the loss of their more carefree, pre-Covid lives.
What are your thoughts on turning to self-healing in a holistic sense to manage these challenges as opposed to turning to medication?
Self-healing in a holistic sense has been the essence of my practice for over 30 years. Especially when it comes to children, non-drug solutions – of which there are SO many – are worth exploring as a starting point. If mind-body-spirit solutions don’t work, then reach for medication. I’ve worked with children as young as 4 using tapping (The Emotional Freedom Technique (EFT)), modified TAT (The Tapas Acupressure Technique), hypnotherapy/guided imagery to successfully resource them out of chronic and/or acute anxiety.
Fertility is one of my specialties and for a woman on a fertility journey, natural, non-drug solutions for anxiety can be game-changers.
Self-care is such an important aspect for us, do you have any routines to share to accomplish this?
My daily self-care is mindfulness meditation followed by a writing practice that taps into The Vimala Alphabet and System of Handwriting. This is the beautiful work of Vimala Rodgers who has brought ancient traditions of Letters of the Alphabet as sacred symbols into the 21st Century. Check out www.vimalarodgers.com or www.ahigherperspective.com/handwriting. Recently I’ve been ending my “morning practice” with Thich Nhat Hanh’s 9 Prayers which I feel in my body as I read aloud.