Lighter & Brighter Wellness - Susan Ahlstrom
Lighter & Brighter Wellness
Susan Ahlstrom, MS Counseling
Certified EFT Practitioner, Reiki Master
I help women manage the stress and overwhelm of everyday life with holistic self-care techniques. We’ve all engaged in wine therapy at one point or another and we know that it’s not really the answer. I teach you self-care techniques that you can use to reduce your stress and that you can also share with your family and loved ones to help reduce stress in the household. If every day you’re wondering WTF (What’s the Future?) and how you’re going to navigate your ever-increasing stress load, I can help.
What drew you to this profession?
I understand the challenges faced by working women and the toll that it’s taking on their health. I knew there had to be a better way. Through my own journey, I learned self-care skills that are simple, help you get immediate relief and relax without the use of pharmaceuticals. After earning an MS in Counseling, I became a certified EFT (Emotional Freedom Techniques) Practitioner in order to share this easy-to-learn, highly effective, self-care method with as many people as possible.
How does your work differ from others in your profession?
I focus on teaching women how to heal themselves because when you heal the women, you heal the family and you heal their communities.
What changes do you have planned for 2022?
I plan to focus on helping women navigate our transition out of this pandemic. Whether it’s returning to the office, pursuing a different path like starting a business or leaving behind toxic relationships or moving away from self-defeating behaviors like wine therapy and overeating. I am going to help women come out of this pandemic better off than she was when she came into it.
What is most important for Natural Awakenings’ readers to know?
We’re all doing our best to get it right. You are not alone if you don’t get it right all the time. Give yourself some grace and find a supportive community like the Lighter & Brighter Wellness