Hi I'm Lorraine LaPointe,
Although Life can be seriously challenging, it can also have a lighter side. So for expression with greater FUN and creativity, I've scattered around a few self-emoji's.
Yep... that's the "emoji-me" hanging out with the Seagull!
Who Am I?
A Personal Leadership Coach & Hypnotherapist based in Quinte West, Ontario, I understand the importance of STORY.
I engage with story everyday in-person and all over the world online.
After years in the classroom, it was easy to see how much everyone loves 'Story'. Actually, we have for millennia. It's how human beings maintained history, knowledge and wisdom, sitting around the campfire. Today we have streamed movies, Youtube videos, podcasts and other social media... all full of wonderful 'stories'.
Stories of past events and varied perceptions; present day challenges and celebrated victories; future expectations, unknowns and worries. It's ALL Story. Comprehensive. Adaptable. Transforming. Always deeply personal.
My story, like that of author Laura Doyle, includes times when I ran myself ragged, complained bitterly about being overstressed, overworked, overwhelmed, and collapsed in a heap at the end of the day. In those times, I just hoped things would 'get better' and didn’t know how or when.
Today, I AM living better. More calmly, easily, purposefully, with the confidence that leads to greater health and happiness... and YOU can too!
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My story includes a time when, years ago, I found perverse pleasure in NOT indulging in too many enjoyable things.
It felt 'efficient' knowing that I wasn’t wasting time being frivolous. Unfortunately, I was prickly and hard to live with and felt the need to control everything. I was afraid that delegating meant things wouldn't get done properly. I was run off my feet, and just didn’t have the time or energy to handle even one more problem!
I felt unappreciated for all my self-sacrificing— which nobody asked me to do — and felt that nothing I did was enough.
There I was, wishing someone would take care of me for a change. But, I acted like a Hedgehog, all prickly and self-protected, to keep people away.
I was stressed out, constantly frustrated, often resentful. Overtired. Over-committed. Over-giving! Unknowingly, I was sending the message, “I don’t appreciate the simple pleasures, so don’t waste your time giving any to me.”
But, really... I'm getting a little ahead in my story.
My life began as a 'normal' little one, with two 'normal' parents, living in a 'normal' home in England - until everything changed. At age 7, my family boarded a big ship, sailed away from my home, and eventually landed in a new place they called, "Canada". I felt displaced and grew up feeling that I no longer FIT. Lonely, unworthy, and empty now seemed “normal”.
To make matters worse, I watched my Mother compromise what she wanted in order to support my Father's dream of a ‘better life’. Of course, at the time I wasn't aware that this was the training to become an "Over-Giving, People-Pleasing, Perfectionistic, Always-Too-Busy, Nice-Girl." Since Mum always seemed upset, and Dad was always working, I believed that I was responsible for looking after everyone and everything!
I know that the adults around me did the best that they knew how. However, their inner turmoil created the beliefs that I lived as Truth. As a child, I had already accepted the core-beliefs that would influence my adult-decisions - the inner structure that would lead to many painful behaviours and self-rejecting choices. Like most of us, the wounds I received as a child festered deeply hidden, under the brave face I showed the world. (Ask me about a 'Face Reading' sometime, as many aspects of your life's story are written for all to see right there on your face!)
Even though my early life appeared to be "all good" on the outside, it clearly wasn't.
The effects of my early years, took me down dark, difficult paths with lots of anxiety, frustration and depression. I was stuck, spinning my wheels, entrenched in the 'muck' of poor decisions, harmful habits and self-sabotaging behaviours.
I fell into familiar role of caregiver, peacemaker, people-pleaser, perfectionist, resulting in the feeling that no matter how much I did, it wasn't 'enough'. Life was passing me by and I felt that I just didn't 'get it', like everyone else. I felt hopeless and helpless.
A doctor prescribed medication which predictably just masked my feelings, so I became "dumb & numb". The medication reinforced the belief: "There's something wrong with me" and masking the symptoms did nothing to resolve the real issue. The medication was a false numbness. I felt... NOTHING - that wasn't 'better'!
It was clearly time to do something different!
With an insatiably curious mind, I was driven to search for the root of my constant over-giving. I studied philosophy, biology, spirituality, psychology, and became aware of some particularly harmful beliefs - like "I need to be fixed."
Eventually, I met a wonderful, non-judgmental Coach. She helped me to release limiting beliefs and alter my perspective. I found ways to feel GOOD on purpose.
I found the courage to heal. Drawing on my expertise, I discovered the Path to Better Living.
Now, I enjoy my life. Now, I work with body, mind, spirit, energy and emotions because I enjoy the inner peace of knowing how to create self-empowerment and take positive actions to move my life forward. Today, I show others how to collaboratively, playfully use inner detective work to powerfully align their thoughts (Head) and feelings (Heart) to thrive!
YES! Now, I know what it's like to be on the other side!
I know how it feels to have brighter, more positive perspectives. A life where I wake up energized, eager to face the day. Understand I'm on the right path with the freedom to choose. I OWN my life, instead of my life owning me.
YES! Now, I want that same sense of FREEDOM for others!
I work passionately with people - like you? - who ask the bigger questions about who they are and how to get what they want and do more of what they love. People who are ready to discover a healthier, happier, next best version of themselves.
YES! Now, I make my life count!
Because... all we have is NOW. This life is not a dress rehearsal. There are no 'Do-Overs’.
So, do you, or anyone you know, want to find greater meaning, purpose, peace or personal power? If so, share my offer of a FREE clarity conversation to get unstuck and start moving ahead. Go ahead... use or share, this link:
Seven Key Advantages of Working with Lorraine
- Knowledgeable, Experienced & Professional – Formerly a teacher and leader in Education, with additional certification in coaching, clearing inner beliefs and hypnotherapy, she has extensive knowledge about motivation and the transformation needed to achieve your best results.
- Member of National Guild of Hypnotists & Fully Insured – She's covered and accountable, She's recognized for 'Excellence in Client Results.'
- Client Centered Service – Her uniquely customized programs are delivered in a caring, secure, private, confidential way, with on-going support available between sessions.
- Free Consultation – She first establishes whether you're a good match for working together, so you can have confidence in your desired results.
- Session Recordings – When working one-to-one, sessions may be recorded. Also, additional audio recordings for support between sessions, may be available.
- Flexible Hours – Online programs offer flexible hours and are presented in bite-size modules. Your time zone and personal schedule are never a problem!
- Relaxed Pace – The sessions are well designed to suit a busy lifestyle and maximize your results.
No obligation. No Risk. Nothing to lose. Everything to Gain. It's FREE!