I met Elvira at the bottom of a 10 year roller coaster ride constructed out of anxiety and powerless. The ups and downs were getting more extreme and the end of the ride was starting to look more and more like a fast descent into depression.
I knew I had to find a way out of the cycle of temporary ups and increasingly deeper downs once and for all. But, I didn’t know how. I really didn’t feel there was an answer apart from taking the medication my GP was so quick to offer, which would only patch things up – not change my mindset – was that even a possibility? In my view, I was stuck on this scary ride for the rest of my life.
Elvira and I were not meant to meet. I attended an event at the last minute on the suggestion of acquaintance who had given me her invitation. Elvira had stepped in as a presenter at the last minute too.
It was the last day of February 2015. Mid January through February had been my lowest times ever. Dangerous days of doing no more than getting my sons off to school, returning home to bed and wallow in everything that hadn’t turned out “right” in my life, and be enveloped in my duvet and feelings helplessness and worthlessness. Even en route to the event, I had had a horrible outburst at my husband, angry as hell about old grievances that I had been angry as hell about a million times before.
Distracted and demeaned by myself, I took my seat and listened to each presenter’s opening remarks. I was thinking ahead to lunch with a friend (I wasn’t going to stay at this thing all day.)
And, then Elvira spoke. It was as if I had stood up there and started talking myself. That rollercoaster of stomach churning anxiety and depression. The trials of life that left her showing up as a victim in the world. The vicious downward spiral of negativity that created more negativity and disappointment.
It was my story, but the twist in the plot was – Elvira had found a way off the rollercoaster and had found another way to live. She was having the ride of her life. She exuded such joy and positivity, grounded in an “If I can do it, you can do it too” attitude – I realized at once I had to talk to this woman, that her coaching techniques were my way out.
I dashed off to meet my friend for the pre-planned lunch insisting we return to hear Elvira’s presentation. Elvira talked clearly and animatedly about not just her personal journey, but shared with clarity her techniques for high vibe living that combat the demons of depression, that project and attract the positive, and lead to happiness, peace and fulfillment.
We talked, connected and immediately planned to meet and review my needs. During the follow-up over coffee it was immediately evident that Elvira possesses a gift for intuition, perspective and wisdom. She instinctively knew some of the issues and actions with which I was dealing. It was obvious there was only one way to show up with her – with honesty and openness about the good, bad and ugly in my life. But, the overriding impact of that initial meeting was all encompassing empathy for my situation and a commitment to get me through the darkness and into an enlightened mindset.
Despite Elvira’s belief in me, her professionalism and expertise, I still doubted that I could do it. That I could change my mindset from a lifetime’s cycle of feeling inadequate, of people pleasing and victimhood. Elvira simply needed to know I was not completely closed, and I offered up the small amount of faith I had retained somewhere in the recesses of my mind. Our series of weekly calls began.
Six months later I hardly recognize the person I am now and the person I was back then. And, it’s due to Elvira’s patient, committed guidance and drive that I am a more confident and happy person. She listened to my story without judging and with understanding. She provided cleansing perspective and most importantly gentle (and occasionally tough) guidance and techniques to move ahead.
Her approach is founded on a belief that the energy of the Universe impacts everything – that positive attracts positive and similarly negative attracts negative. There is both spiritual and scientific “proof” for this foundation. And, that is where the faith comes in – a willingness to believe that there are forces beyond our control. Just a little bit of faith and Elvira adjusts the context to whether the science or spirituality resonates more with you.
From there, the coaching is practical with context based on real life situations and applied to individual needs. There is always momentum forward with everyday actions and activities that gradually retrain your mind to react in new and more positive ways. Slip ups are inevitable, but the techniques and change in thought processes make it possible to avoid falling too far behind and get back on track quickly with a fresh new attitude.
While Elvira’s teachings and daily activities are invaluable, it is her personality that truly makes this work (and it is work) achievable. From her devotion to your personal growth, her in depth knowledge and wisdom, openness and kindness, sense of humour and huge heart, vibrancy and vision, she is truly there with you every step of the way, and in the way you need, until you gain the confidence and consciousness to go it alone. She is totally in your corner, fighting for you and believing in you (even when you doubt yourself.) This is what makes the difference and makes Elvira so special.
For myself, I cannot believe the personal transformation through which Elvira has guided me. The depths from which I have emerged given the skeptism with which I started this process. It’s not always easy and there’s still a ways to go, but thanks to Elvira and her unfaltering belief in me, I have found the real me and I am looking forward to what more will be revealed, the new opportunities life is now affording me and the peace and contentment that is becoming more of my being everyday.
I have joked that Elvira is my fairy godmother and in the words of a famous one “even miracles take a little time”, but thanks to Elvira they happen. She truly can work magic and uncover your miracle mindset. And is she can do it for me, she can do it for you too.