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  • Karen Shirlow

This is Me!

This community is growing and I thought I would take a moment to re-introduce myself. My name is Karen, I’m a certified trauma release therapist, transformational coach, self love advocate & inspirational speaker. I’m a girlfriend to someone, a mum to my teenage daughter, and the besotted owner of 2 very fluffy sausage shaped hounds!

In this space I want to share my professional and life experiences, to help many more of you (more than I ever could reach with one-on-one therapy) discover the serene power of love that is available within every one of us.

Every day I feel grateful for finding what I believe to be my life’s purpose. But I’m not going to lie to you, it was born out of my own trauma and desperate need to heal.

I was a sensitive child, youngest of two siblings. My sister was beautiful and intelligent…everything I believed I was not!

I didn’t have the most positive experience at school, and as a result I believed myself to be inadequate and STUPID !

This unconscious lack of self worth continued to play havoc in my adult life. I experienced an intense fear of failure & authority, lacked motivation, avoided many challenges and responsibilities. Shame and procrastination prevailed.

To make up for my so called “inadequacies” I subconsciously mastered the art of “people pleasing. ” The joy of being liked by my peers made me feel really good about myself.

I spent many years suffering from anxiety, stress, insomnia and a list of many other debilitating physical symptoms.

Never once did I consider that the problem was me. I was always looking for excuses and people outside of myself to blame - my unreasonable husband, divorce, toxic “friendships” the list goes on. I was a good person, surely I didn't deserve this.

Until one day I had an epiphany! I realised that if I didn’t change my inner world then nothing in my outer world could change.

The truth is I had never really been taught how to love myself. And it has taken unwavering commitment & courage to love myself for who I truly am.

My posts are my love offering to you.

Thank you for being here with me.

Karen x




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Coleraine, BT51 3LN​​

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Email: karenhshirlow@gmail.com

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