In 1998, when I was 19, I went through a big transformation. I call it my awakening experience because it felt like my awareness had been blown wide open for the first time, I was suddenly awake, aware and conscious - a completely different person!
After this experience I became deeply immersed in spiritual and personal development and explored and read everything I could get my hands on!
I became really good at navigating my inner world and bringing healing to myself. I also became really good at talking to my guides and channelling.
I was filled with a deep purpose and calling, a calling to transform the lower aspects of myself, to share my journey with others and to help others to grow and heal and shine.
In 2004, I had my first child. I was very under prepared for birth, not knowing at all what to expect, and I swore to myself if I ever had to go through childbirth again, I would learn hypnosis - as I had heard it was really effective in childbirth. Less than 2 years later I was pregnant again and I discovered HypnoBirthing. I had a very smooth, easy second birth using this method and decided to become a hypnotherapist and a HypnoBirthing Practitioner.
Gradually I moved more into general hypnotherapy and leading spiritual development groups.
I started co-running my own healing centre in 2013 and was bringing lots of people together for beautiful experiences of growth and development.
In 2014, I realised that I needed to separate from my husband of 12 years, as I could no longer deny the parts of myself that I had to put aside in order to make our relationship work. It was a wonderful new beginning for me and I was thriving and successful and producing some wonderful workshops and blogs and videos for people.
In 2015 I met my new love and we became pregnant in 2016. This baby, my only daughter, took me deep down into myself and made me question everything. The first 2 years of her life were some of the most difficult for me as I had to let go (reluctantly) of the old and create a new me, and a new direction for my purpose and business.
I had to use all the tools that I knew, and all the F.I.E.R.C.E strength I could muster to get back to my vibrant, positive, confidently intuitive self after 2 years of severe sleep deprivation! My daughter taught me not to be afraid of hard times as they are all opportunities to rise from the ashes and be more than you thought you could be.
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I live in Christchurch, New Zealand, with my beautiful blended family.
Susan gained her first Hypnotherapy Diploma through The Robert Shields College in 2006.
In 2007 she received her HypnoBirthing Practitioner qualification.
Susan started facilitatiing spiritual / personal development workshops in 2007.
In 2008 she was awarded a Level 2 Certificate in Counselling Skills by the CPCAB in the UK.
In 2009 she began working as a professional channel.
In 2011 Susan completed an addition Hypnotherapy Diploma, this time with the NZ School of Professional Hypnotherapy.
She also became a Certified Practitioner of Neuro Linguistic Programming (NLP) in 2011.
Between October 2013 and February 2015 Susan was co-manager of the health and wellness centre, Spirit Talk, in Christchurch.
From 2015 onwards Susan started working internationally and travelling around New Zealand teaching her workshops.
In 2018, Susan is currently doing a Life Coaching qualification with NZ Life Coaching and Art of Optimism.
Susan Harrington-Baker +64 220 130 979 firstname.lastname@example.org Christchurch, New Zealand