Today we’d like to introduce you to Charlotte Eléa.
Charlotte, can you briefly walk us through your story – how you started and how you got to where you are today.
I have been on a journey of healing my self-worth for the last five years. But it actually all started 17 years ago when I decided to become a psychotherapist. I have always been highly intuitive, sensitive and empathic and I believed I needed to help people.
But three years in, I burned out, overcome by the heavy emotions I was experiencing from my clients and the steady stream of toxic lies I told myself about how wrong, too emotional, too sensitive, and so unworthy I was. I switched to a whole different career, which after nine years almost killed my soul–it was so counter to who I was.
And I finally woke up to the fact I needed to learn how to love myself and discover who I really was. The inner healer awakened, and for the first time in my life, I began using my deep, intuitive gifts on myself to discover how to begin trusting, loving and believing in myself.
Over the next several years, I developed my ability to both guide others and myself through massive breakthroughs and realized I had a tremendous gift of bringing truths that are hiding to the surface. I am now dedicated to a life as a Healer, knowing that self-healing is an ongoing practice.
I guide others in healing their core wounds, discovering their gifts and breaking through to their purpose. And I mentor others healers who are dedicated to a self-healing journey.
Great, so let’s dig a little deeper into the story – has it been an easy path overall and if not, what were the challenges you’ve had to overcome?
Ha! Healing is never a smooth road. It is challenging work to face all the parts of you that you would rather not even acknowledge, let alone join the party. But that was part of the process–letting in all my self-judgments, all the shame I felt, all the worse things I told myself.
I had to honestly acknowledge it all. It is painful to pull the curtain and see in the bright of the day all the ways you are cruel to yourself and even others and learn to be okay with these ways because we can’t change it unless we accept it first. I needed to learn to love myself not despite my darkness but because of it.
My darkness was how worthless I thought I was. I put myself down. When I was in pain, I would criticize myself for feeling bad. And so, I began by simply softening and leaning in, rather than toughening up and powering through. I treated myself like a little child, which was exactly what I needed.
This is really what healing is, and I learned that through the process: just holding space for myself to be okay when I’m not okay. Healing is allowing ourselves to be whole, and when that happens, the prickly dark places don’t feel so prickly and dark anymore. With love, everything transforms.
Please tell us about Big Beautiful Breakthrough.
I have a private client practice, working with others who are dedicated to a self-healing path. I offer healing sessions, Soul Purpose Activations, and Healer Mentorship. To me, a Healer is anyone who is self-healing, regardless of whether they do it as a profession or not.
I specialize in helping others to heal self-worth and childhood/core wounds while also being able to transform these wounds into beautiful and profound gifts. We cut off a lot of amazing aspects of ourselves through childhood conditioning and wounding experiences. And so one of the wonderful aspects of this work is helping people awaken to their most genuine, unique and powerful selves.
My work is spiritual and intuitive and utilizes abilities I thought I needed to ignore or hide when I was young, in fear that others would think I was a freak. I channel as a daily part of my work with clients and self-healing practice. I also help others come out of their psychic closets and embrace their gifted natures.
Do you look back particularly fondly on any memories from childhood?
Playing make-believe with my best friend, who lived just three short blocks away, in bare feet in the summertime, running between her house and mine. Totally free, lost in our own laughter, imagination, and fantasies, parents an entire world away.
This was back in the eighties when kids got to have that kind of freedom. Our parents would even sometimes kick us out of the house and tell us not to come home until dinner time! We’d only interact with our folks when we needed 50 cents for the ice cream truck, or we wanted them to turn on the sprinklers or drive us to the public pool.
- Website: www.bigbeautifulbreakthrough.com
- Phone: 323-432-0481
- Email: firstname.lastname@example.org
- Instagram: instagram.com/charlotteeleacoach
- Facebook: facebook.com/char.elea
- Other: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCDg9Q_CUYCyp4YtwToueEzA