In early 2014, I had just de-matriculated from an MSW clinical social work program because I was being pulled in multiple directions and finding it impossible to “do it all.” I was not willing to put my family in second place. Maintaining my desire and interest in pursuing a career change from dental hygiene to a counseling career, I signed up for two consecutive on-line coaching courses. As I completed the first course and began the second, I needed surgery and was diagnosed with appendiceal cancer. I was able to complete the second coaching course before a required second surgery and chemotherapy treatment were undertaken.
During recovery from the chemo, I joined the on-line Self-Publishing School in September 2015 and set off on a book writing adventure in the world of independent publishers thinking it would provide positive focus while I healed and anticipating the use of my book as a business card for my coaching business pursuits.
I will be releasing my book in February 2017—Reframe Your Viewpoints. The book lays out behavioral strategies and techniques to transform stress and anxiety into confidence and peace. Supporting theories and concepts are presented along with educational information on the impact of stress on the human body.
Throughout Reframe Your Viewpoints, I present the significant impact that the reframing technique has had on my recovery from latent PTSD, depression, obsessive thinking, anhedonia, and body dysmorphic disorder. Woven into this self-help guide I incorporate personal examples to demonstrate the techniques and provide numerous examples of reframing that demonstrate the effectiveness of reframing in reducing stress and anxiety along with a tool for measuring that claim.