NaCole's Candida & Emotional Healing Journey
The stars and the planets lined up perfectly and my path intersected with Elicia’s. I was fed up with my Candida and posted about it on Facebook. Immediately, I got a message from a friend giving me Elicia’s information and informing me she helped people with Candida. I immediately looked her up and signed up for a free 30 minute consultation. Less than 12 hours later another friend messages me telling me about Elicia as well. The Universe was speaking loud and clear to me and I was hopeful I found the right person.
Elicia and I met on Zoom to have our 30 minute introduction and I felt very excited to meet her and comfortable with her. I related to her experience a great deal. After she heard what I had been experiencing with Candida symptoms and the emotional roller coaster I had been on my entire life she recommended her 60 day online core emotional healing program. I signed up as soon as I was able and was excited to start the work in the beginning of October.
In August, (2 months prior) I had pulled myself off all of my psych medication and had changed my eating lifestyle to Paleo and Keto. I was still always bloated and dealing with a lot of anger. I was better than I had been, but knew I wasn’t where I was meant to be.
The first couple of weeks of the 60 Day Program I had quite a bit of resistance to doing the work. I would procrastinate and feel like I wasn’t doing a good enough job because I wanted to do it perfectly. Elicia reassured me with lots of love and compassion it was okay and gently made me aware it was my defenses. I was struggling with my eating a little bit with craving sugar and wanting to eat chips. I would “treat myself” with healthy organic raw chocolate or organic chips.
I also was noticing on my days that I had planned on doing work Elicia had assigned, which included journaling and meditating with my inner child that I would run my errands and find myself sitting in my car on the phone and Facebook in a parking lot of Whole Foods for 3 hours at a time.
I was wondering why the hell I wasn’t taking the time I needed to do the work? I brought it up to Elicia who helped me see I was emotional eating and I was using distractions to avoid my true feelings. I had no idea I was an emotional eater.
She told me when I had a craving for anything at all whether it was food, sex, shopping, etc., they were forms of addiction and ways I avoided something deeper going on within me. This opened up my eyes a great deal. I was ready to hear and accept this information as truth. Elicia gave me tools to help myself when these things occurred.
Over the course of the 60 days, with the support in the secret Facebook group, I slowly transitioned to doing the work with ease instead of putting it off. I was open and vulnerable from the beginning because the space Elicia and the other women created together was very safe. I was releasing old anger and pain.
I like to compare Elicia to Mr. Miagi from Karate Kid because she would suggest we do something that didn’t really make sense to me. For example, talking to my inner child. Talking to her at the age of 3. I didn’t understand how this would help me, but I did it anyway. In return I started being nicer to myself and for the first time in my life I felt unconditional love for myself. I cried when I shared this with the group on one of our video calls. It was so beautiful. I spent my life hating who I was and never knew it was possible to love myself.
I started Elicia's Candida Home Study during the 60 Day Program because I was struggling tremendously with yeast and bloating. I was reading one of the recommended books, got some suggested supplements and got some great insight on the root cause of my Candida being emotional. Emotional!! All these years I struggled with Candida trying to get rid of it through a rigid Candida diet.
The worksheets and information in Elicia's Candida Home Study were and still are helpful to what needed to be addressed. I could listen to the Zoom videos recordings and relate to other people who shared their experience. Their successes and struggles. It was nice to relate to others and not feel hopeless and alone as I had for years.
I was really starting to see a shift happening in me that I hadn’t ever had in 30+ years of therapy. This inner child stuff really works!
Then, I felt my marriage was falling apart and I thought I was ready to leave him and made a decision to join Elicia and Doug's Couples Workshop. I had a huge shift and awareness of how I had been projecting my fear of abandonment onto my husband. My husband also sees Doug individually and I have seen many changes in him with how he reacts and speaks up for himself. He sets better boundaries. Elicia and Doug are such a gift. I say this to people all the time.
The 60 day group ended at the end of November and because it was holiday time we didn’t have the finances to sign up for Elicia’s Level 2 group. I desperately wanted to join. I knew I still needed guidance and was having a lot of breakdowns and depression. I felt very alone and was struggling to remember the tools I had learned in the 60 day program. I learned that this inner child stuff isn’t a quick fix. I never thought it was. I mean, I had 38 years of repressed emotions and traumas that were finally being processed and after 60 days of intense work to suddenly stop was a shock to my healing process.
So I joined Elicia’s Level 2 Group Program and it’s been so helpful. I had decided to go completely Raw Low Fat Vegan right as I had started the group. I noticed I was no longer afraid of fruit and had a breakthrough with my Candida.
I was in so much fear around my Candida and all of a sudden I wasn’t. Sharing with the women in Level 2 and continuing to use the tools from the very beginning from the 60 day program, I have been healing in ways I never imagined. I’m seeing more being revealed to me that needs to be processed and see that I still need Level 2 and one-on-one’s with Elicia for guidance because my blind spots are so engrained.
I can’t say enough great things about the past 6 months. My life has changed so much. This week I worked out Monday - Friday and I’m loving it. I have stuck with whatever eating lifestyle I have chosen for myself the past 7 months. I’ve never lasted this long with eating healthy. I equate it to doing the inner work and loving myself enough to not put toxic crap in my body. My connection with plant based raw foods has become a spiritual journey for me. It’s not what Elicia suggested I do at all. This isn’t a requirement, but she does help each person listen to and trust their intuition.
What has happened is my intuitive voice has awoken. I hear myself and know and trust generally what I want to do. The Universe has been giving me exactly what I need and I feel so light and free. I’ve lost over 40 pounds! My relationships are all improving and the toxic people seem to have naturally fallen away. I’m loving myself daily. I’m a better mother and am teaching my children on a spiritual level.
I compare myself to the Lotus flower. I have blossomed from mud and I feel amazingly beautiful. I wish the entire world would do this work because we’d all be so much happier and at peace with one another.
Your symptoms are a gift! ®
Your symptoms are showing you what's in your unconscious and needs to be addressed. Your body is always talking and is the only thing that doesn't lie! Are you listening?
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Your unexpressed emotional responses from your childhood are internalized and held in your body resulting in various physical illnesses.
As a result of interactions in your childhood in which you did not receive what you needed or were mistreated, you internalized emotions such as grief, sadness and anger that are held in your body. Other layers of emotion such as hopelessness and despair maintain negative patterns in your life. The chronic nature of these unexpressed emotions result in physical symptoms.
By understanding and appropriately interpreting the physical conditions, the original emotions can be addressed and expressed. In other words, your physical symptoms are a gift that you can refer to and that can help you heal the emotional wounds of your childhood. As this occurs, your physical symptoms can also be healed.
I have been searching for some kind of "answer" my whole life.
I have been searching for some kind of "answer" my whole life.
The most significant improvement was to be able to recognize a trigger (still working on that), journaling about it and knowing that EVERYTHING has a cause.
I realized that it is those rock-bottom moments that we all need in order to get up again. It's like keeping dust and trash under a rug, it can hold so much. But at some point, all that trash will come out, we had no clue it was still there, and then we have to face it. Working with Elicia allowed me to "clean the rug" before it totally exploded, it was wonderful.
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