About Diane Linsley
I am a certified Law of Attraction life coach. I did a rigorous,
one-year training program with the Quantum Success Coaching
Academy. I also spent many years studying nutrition, meditation,
When I was 20 years old, I contracted Epstein-Barr virus during
my first pregnancy, which led to the development of autoimmune
diseases, including fibromyalgia, chronic fatigue syndrome, food
allergies and rheumatoid arthritis. I also suffered from severe TMJ.
I saw many doctors during my twenties, but their misdiagnoses and
the anitbiotics they prescribed just made things worse. At one point, I developed a Clostridium difficile infection after taking antibiotics. When I failed to recover, the doctor sent me home on antidepressants and said there was nothing else he could do for me.
Then I encountered a woman who knew about natural health. She put me on probiotics, supplements, and a gluten-free, dairy-free diet. I was back on my feet and off the antidepressants in just 3 days. It still took months to recover my energy, and I wasn't totally healthy. But it was a huge improvement.
Over the next 20 years, I kept busy raising children and running a home business. I also studied alternative medicine, and I did meditation and other spiritual practices.
In 2012, I had a near-death experience in which I encountered the Light at the end of the tunnel. That altered my map of reality, and it took a couple of years to make sense of the experience and assimilate it. Around that time, I began having frequent lucid dreams and OBE's (out-of-body experiences). In 2013, I started doing chakra chants by Jonathan Goldman, in addition to my daily Holosync meditation. I also did energy work by Robert Bruce and Voice Dialogue by Hal and Sidra Stone. By the end of that year, all of my chakras had opened, and I experienced a full kundalini awakening with all the associated phenomena, including an out-of-body vision. That was a life-altering experience!
When my kids grew up and left for college, I decided to become a life coach. I was already informally coaching people with health problems and spiritual questions. But my husband didn't support my new career plans. That was the last straw for an already strained marriage, and we eventually got divorced.
I started my life over in a new city. That was very challenging after being married for 26 years, but the new beliefs and self-confidence that I had gained from my spiritual experiences gave me courage.
Then I suffered a shocking setback. I suddenly became extremely ill, and I was diagnosed with Graves disease, a life-threatening autoimmune disorder. The doctor wanted to destroy my thyroid with radioactive iodine, but I knew there had to be a better option. To buy time, I requested treatment with Methimazole. Then I started looking for a cure. I read 4 books while I was bedridden, and I found a naturopath who prescribed supplements. I also went on an anti-inflammatory diet. After a few weeks on the diet, supplements and drugs, my thyroid levels were normal. After another 2 months, I was able to go off the Methimazole completely.
One of the symptoms of Graves disease is severe anxiety. I don't know how I could have coped with the panic attacks without my meditation program and other practices, which I describe on this website.
There's a good side to being diagnosed with a life-threatening illness: I figured out what is most important to me, and I stopped caring what other people thought. I formed a stronger connection with my higher self, and I got clear about the purpose of my life.
I saw that I was on the right path - exactly where I was supposed to be. Nothing in my life was a tragic mistake, as I had previously thought.
Why Self-Compassion Coaching?
Three years after deciding to become a life coach, I was still trying to figure out my coaching niche. In the summer of 2017, I listened to the Self-Acceptance Summit by Sounds True. I enjoyed the talks by Martha Beck and Kristin Neff, who explained the difference between self-esteem and self-compassion.
One day, as I was taking a shower, I received a "download from the universe." I was scratching the soles of my feet, stimulating the acupressure points and blissing out, when I felt a pulsation in my crown chakra, and a voice in my head told me to rename my business Self-Compassion Coaching.
When I got out of the shower, I was inspired to write down the ideas that came into my mind. As I wrote, I came up with ideas for lots of new articles and guided meditations. My website is always evolving as I get more inspiration.
Over the years, I have coached many people in a variety of areas. Each person has their own unique path, and I don't impose my beliefs or my way of doing things on anyone else, no matter how well it works for me. I respect each individual's journey. I have lots of resources and processes that I share with others to help them on their path.
If you are interested in coaching with me, click here to schedule a free consultation.
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