Interested in starting your own entrepreneurial journey in wellness but unsure what to expect? Then read up on our interview with Debora Cohen, Author, Speaker on Kundalini, Energy Health Practitioner, located in Santa Cruz, CA, USA.

What's your business, and who are your customers?

Are you a Highly Sensitive Person HSP? So am I! I love working with the HSP personality type as a Transpersonal Coach and Nutrition Coach. I have 30 years of work in wellness and Healing Energy. You will get a holistic approach toward health and remove unwanted energy sabotaging your goals. Together, we will work with the biofield or aura, meridian system (acupressure), mind, body, spirit, nutrition, and the chakra/kundalini system. Results are FAST!!

Techniques include: Acceptance and Integration Therapy (AAIT), Enneagram and Personality Coaching, Logosyntheses (integrating frozen energy back into the flow and removing "Non-Me" energy out of the system), spirit work, soul detective work, past-life, Thought Field Therapy (TFT), Emotional Freedom Technique (EFT), Comprehensive Energy Psychology (CEP), Eden Energy Medicine, Yoga, Qigong, Meditation, Reiki, and Integrated Energy Therapy (IET).

Learn skills to utilize trials and tribulations of life towards wisdom, empowerment, strength, health, and success. Our work together is a sacred joint relationship. Whatever you might be struggling with, you are not alone! Relief and transformation are possible! I offer to coach and consult locally and internationally.

Tell us about yourself

When I was a child, my life was challenging, and I had no role models. I was plagued with low-self esteem, attachments, negative thinking, and learning disabilities. I grew up with a strong spiritual disposition, very active in church, and I even have a one-year bible degree. However, that did not protect me from having MANY difficult life problems and making many embarrassing mistakes! At 27, I needed to figure out how to be internally happy and not look for it from external life events. In my 20's, I became a fitness professional and full-time dental assistant. I learned I had a unique way of calming patients, and it was my destiny to be a helping professional. In my 30's, I became a yoga instructor while I was a full-time university student and utilized yoga philosophy and meditation in my counseling techniques.

I intuitively became interested in energy therapy even though I had no idea what it was. One of my yoga students introduced me to the technique of Integrated Energy Therapy (IET), and I became a Master-Instructor IET therapist teaching levels 1 through 3. I went through so many changes in my early to mid 30's, including discovering my guru Amma and having a Kundalini awakening. I eventually authored my book on Kundalini: Empowering the Mind, Body, Heart, and Soul. I learned Reiki and enrolled in the transpersonal clinical psychology program at Sofia University in Palo Alto. Even though my own grandfather had a mental illness, I decided I did not wish to complete my Ph.D. and work with the diagnosis of mental illness as a licensed therapist. Instead, I focused on the Association of Comprehensive Energy Psychology (ACEP) and became a Certified Energy Health Practitioner (CEHP) and Consultant.

To be honest, I cannot believe I do this amazing work! I just kept wanting to learn, and I believe in the human potential to heal. I find the mind so fascinating, and we are all so unique regarding how we process life. I just LOVE teaching people self-empowering energy techniques using the power of words and self-acceptance. I have had so much healing through these methods, and I'm so thankful to share them with my clients and students. Every client I work with, every class I teach, every speaking engagement, and each book I author is a deeply fulfilling achievement. I am amazed at how much love I have for the work I am spiritually called to do. I have overcome so much! This is why I know you can also achieve any and every goal your heart desires!

What's your biggest accomplishment as a business owner?

Developed a Kundalini Awakening Transformation Therapy Training, Authored a book on Kundalini, and spoke to my peers at the International Association of Comprehensive Energy Psychology Conference (ACEP).

What's one of the hardest things that come with being a business owner?

Helping people find me.

What are the top tips you'd give to anyone looking to start, run and grow a business today?

  1. When you follow your Divine Inspiration/Heart, synchronicities will happen, and doors will open!
  2. Trust in yourself! If something doesn't feel right about any detail, don't dismiss it! Explore it and find out what the message is, or just move on to something that resonates with you.
  3. Enjoy yourself! It takes work, but enjoy the process. Sometimes people focus on the end goal and forget that life is to be lived moment by moment. We make so many connections and relationships by starting and running a business. Focus on these relationships and make connections.

Is there anything else you'd like to share?

I have a free YouTube channel of several wellness videos, including meditation, yoga, energy, Kundalini, tapping, and fitness. You can subscribe to my YouTube page.

Where can people find you and your business?


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