Ellen Friedman: Grace & Ease with Pain & Disease
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My mom is a guest on the podcast! Ellen Friedman is my mother and physical therapist turned spiritual life coach. She's a special human being. Our relationship has been such a source of growth and learning... it feels like a big leap in healing and connecting to share this conversation with her.
We talk about many things, from form to formless. We didn't get so much time to talk about what Ellen is truly passionate about these days, supporting individuals in navigating their life and health with grace and ease. But that being said, I trust this conversation will give a solid taste of how Ellen is able to connect with humans and support the deepening of their understanding of life, health, and dis-ease.
Some highlights include...
- Ellen's journey through physical therapy and into spiritual coaching
- Her experience witnessing miracles of people healing multiple sclerosis and other neurological conditions
- The "Ellenisms" that her clients began asking for
- Where to focus to cultivate a healing mindset
- How understanding the nature of thought supports our experience of health
- How to experience less suffering physically and emotionally
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Ellen enjoyed her career as a physical therapist specialising in neurological rehabilitation for over 30 years. Over time, her patients began asking for “Ellen-isms”. As the requests for Ellen-isms increased, she began to appreciate the significance of her presence and the wisdom she shared about the mind-body-soul connection.
In 2010, she received a Masters in Spiritual Psychology with an Emphasis in Consciousness Health and Healing from the University of Santa Monica. She commuted to Los Angeles monthly for eight years as a student, assistant and, ultimately, faculty member. During her studies, Ellen was introduced to Holoenergetic Healing, the work of Dr. Leonard Laskow. She became a certified facilitator of Holoenergetic Healing, which is a healing model of guided processes using intention, imagery, and insight, energy and unconditional love. Ellen was also trained in several other alternative healing modalities.
Ellen followed an inner calling and began coaching in 2011. Then, in 2013 she heard something new, simple and profound while watching a video of a Three Principles practitioner. The new understanding guided Ellen to be mentored by many of Sydney Banks’ original students and in 2019 she became a Three Principles Practitioner. She is grateful for the impact of this understanding on her own life. She experiences deeper peace and fulfilment as well as improved physical health. Witnessing her clients awaken and discover their own peace, well being and freedom is a gift she cherishes.