About Lisa Matthews
Here’s the thing.
I never knew what being a Highly Sensitive Person (or an HSP) really meant growing up. I’d heard the term before and thought “oh yeah that sounds something like me,” I and left it at that.
It wasn’t until the depths of burnout and breakdown that I realized how pivotal it really was to learn sacred self-care for my Highly Sensitive self.
You see, I used to be a Registered Nurse. I loved being an emergency nurse in particular, (ironic I know).
Yet I just had no flippin’ idea how much the crazy shift work (and the crazy environment of the hospital) was overloading my nervous system and energy body past what it could handle…day in, day out.
I lived in such a deep state of overwhelm for years before my body, and my mind, finally said…enough.
I went through some pretty intense and prolonged pain (aka chronic pain) and anxiety for a time, with many strange symptoms showing up that the medical community couldn’t explain. Trust me, it is a very weird experience to go to your own ER and ask to be checked out.
I didn’t realize that some of these symptoms were the prelude to a Spiritual Emergency, also called a Spiritual Crisis (I share more about my challenging spiritual awakening here).
As difficult as it was at the time, these experiences taught me more than any book or training ever could about the Unseen Realms, Helping Spirits, and sensing subtle (invisible) energy for healing.
I thought I was sensitive before my spiritual awakening, afterwards, it was like sensitivity on steroids.
To make a long story short, I had to take a 2 year medical leave to learn how to heal my body (both physically and energetically), my mind, and my soul from the years of overwhelm that I’d lived.
I dove into learning about the nervous system during my Biodynamic Craniosacral Therapy Training.
I deeply explored and read everything I could get my hands on about the trait of High Sensitivity.
I learned more about subtle energy and plant communication (not as crazy as it sounds, trust me) from wonderful Elders and teachers as they taught me about Flower Essences.
The path I’ve walked in life, from the mountains to the valleys, have greatly enriched my life. I now share what I’ve learned with other HSPs, so that they can learn to thrive with the gifts of their sensitivities, instead of being overwhelmed by them.
Ok so that’s a little about my personal journey, here’s a more ‘official’ kinda bio for you (written in third person of course, because, that’s how you’re meant to do these things ;)
Lisa Matthews supports Highly Sensitive People (HSPs) who are on a conscious journey of discovering their gifts and building an intentional life.
She helps those who feel overwhelmed in their everyday life to nourish their nervous system & soothe their spirit by accessing their grounded intuition.
Lisa is a Highly Sensitive Person (HSP) Coach, a Registered Craniosacral Therapist, and a Flower Essence Practitioner.
She is the host of the Highly Sensitive Soul Podcast and is the Creatress of Highly Sensitive Soul School: an online center dedicated to helping HSPs learn nervous system tools & intuitive practices so that they can thrive in life with the gifts of being Highly Sensitive.
When not holding circles, teaching, or in session, you’ll likely find Lisa on her skis, her bike, or in the forest, happily talking to the trees.
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Pieces of Paper:
Bachelor of Nursing Degree
Emergency Nursing Postgraduate Certificate
Biodynamic Craniosacral Therapy Diploma (2 year training)
Somatic Psychology & the Potency of the Psyche Postgraduate Certificate
Flower Essence Services (FES) Professional Course