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Meet Gwen Dittmar

Today we’d like to introduce you to Gwen Dittmar.

So, before we jump into specific questions about the business, why don’t you give us some details about you and your story.
I know exactly how my clients feel when they come to me because I was where they find themselves. I was a deep, introspective, empathic, attuned child. I was born to be a healer but followed a safer path in corporate life. I experienced a lot before turning 30 years old, from disease to healing, alcohol to sobriety, always seeking more to finally knowing I was enough.

As a child I was good. I was an athlete. I got excellent grades. I continued the pattern and graduated college. I climbed the corporate ladder. I lived my dream life in California. But I felt unhappy, unfulfilled, chaotic inside and disconnected with my purpose and emotions. I was operating on overdrive and autopilot.

While working full-time in pharmaceutical and biotech research, I serendipitously discovered, started and completed a masters in spiritual psychology at The University of Santa Monica. Upon graduated, while working full time, I started coaching the physicians, nurses and colleagues in my field. I started to tap into my purpose. I started to bridge the gap between the self I showed the world and who I truly was. I started to integrate my practical and spiritual worlds. I had two businesses – research consulting and life coaching.

I did this for approximately ten years and in that time I became a single mom, met my husband, became a mom again, and got married. It was during that time that I discovered Breathwork and entered into an awakening and repurposing of my life. It was a big risk to leave a lucrative, flexible and comfortable business in research, as the breadwinner of my family, to pursue healing full time. Nonetheless, I knew I had to do it.

This is one of the many reasons why I love Breathwork. The active breathing bypasses the mind and takes you straight to your heart. After enough Breathwork your heart, versus the mind, starts to lead your life. Breathwork meets an individual wherever they are in the level of stress, pain, overwhelm, fear, insecurity with the same level of intensity as their feelings. It is why people feel so much relief, peace, and light afterward. As a result of tapping into an infinite resource, my business has shifted into holding that amount of mastery and space for my clients to wake up and rise also.

We’re always bombarded by how great it is to pursue your passion, etc – but we’ve spoken with enough people to know that it’s not always easy. Overall, would you say things have been easy for you?
Moving from employee to consultant to entrepreneur has not always been smooth and easy. There have definitely been struggles along the way. I think for myself in the past, and most of my potential clients currently, the biggest challenges are related to money, mindset and faith.

The reality is that most families rely on two incomes. Unless you come from wealth, or you have made a lot of money in your former career, or you have a partner that can cover the bills while you build your business, it can be challenging to build because there are costs that go into creating a company, and/or taking that business to the next level.

There are so many beliefs and patterns that keep us financially stuck, that typically stem from childhood ages 0-14 years old. Unless we shift those beliefs mentally, emotionally, and physically at a cellular level, you can stay stuck over processing and analyzing or pushing and driving, thinking that will make things to happen. Both of these ways are old and antiquated and will eventually leave us exhausted. Once I realized that the old way of doing things was not working I had to create a new way of operating.

Having a clear vision and a realistic expectation of how much time, effort and money it will take to invest in and create a business is as important as having faith in something greater than you. No matter how much money you are making, or how much success you experience, when you take your business to the next level there will inevitably be fear because you are doing something new, stretching new muscles.

So, as you know, we’re impressed with Gwen Dittmar, Inc – tell our readers more, for example what you’re most proud of as a company and what sets you apart from others.
I am a coach and guide for successful people who are stressed, out of balance, and unfulfilled and want to have inner peace. A majority of my clients come to me because they have achieved some level of success that they thought would fulfill them but they are still not happy or have inner peace.

I teach my clients how to truly love and accept themselves, to reconnect with a resource that is bigger than them, gain mastery of their inner world and outer world, and experience inner peace, sometimes for the first time in their life. I also support clients in addiction and sobriety, moving from employee to entrepreneur, singlehood to parenthood to marriage, disease and healing in relatable, authentic, realistic ways because I have experience in each of these.

I specialize in integrating the mystical and practical into everyday life. I bridge my training in western medicine and eastern approaches to physical healing. I incorporate mental processing and emotional healing to coaching. I encourage my clients to work on all levels of consciousness through my spiritual psychology masters degree training. I bring a wealth of experience from my former professional career in academia to corporate to small startups.

I am most proud of myself as a company in less than a year of going to coaching full time for moving from a solopreneur into hiring two team members, being a guest on four podcasts, being interviewed for several online publications, writing my first published article, collaborating and speaking. I have two big projects that will be launching this year. The first will be launching in June 2018 and the second will be launching in October 2018.

So, what’s next? Any big plans?
I am excited to be expanding my team, collaborating on more workshops and speaking engagements, offering more Breathwork Workshops and launching two big projects this year. I will be launching online courses for Self Love, and Wealth, in June 2018.

My second project will be launching October 2018 which will allow me to serve more clients. Both of these projects are part of my core value of serving more clients with these life-changing skills. The inner peace and freedom that comes from accepting and loving yourself, knowing you are enough, and feeling that in your bones.

Pricing:

  • Full Moon & New Moon Circles (120 minutes) $30
  • Breathwork Classes (60 minutes) $30-$45
  • 1:1 Breathwork Coaching (90 minutes) $250
  • 1:1 Reiki Session (60 minutes) $125
  • 1:1 Coaching (3 months)
  • 1:1 Coaching (6 months)

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