Christina Sessums, MSW, CNHP, CAHP
Integrative Health Coach, Autoimmune Specialist
4 LEGGED FURRY CHILDREN SPECIALIST
My passion for research and advocacy started as a young adult. I have a Bachelor’s and Master’s degree in Social Work, 20+ years in supporting both children and adults with special medical and mental health needs and 8+ years of large business sales experience focusing on cultivating relationships and uncovering unmet needs. While I have worked in several industries I was focused on two things- EDUCATING and EMPOWERING MY CLIENTS.
In 2001 my life was turned upside down. I became very ill after a surgery. I had to use my advocacy and research skills as well as trust my faith in God to help save my own life. For 15 years I was the "autoimmune medical mystery" that did not fit any text book cases. Many times I was told to go to hospice, that there were no more options left. I refused to give up. I have always looked at the word “NO” and believed that it means, “Not yet”.
I had lost my ability to participate in the daily life activities I wanted to be a part of. My self-image was fairly close to the bottom of the scale, my marriage was struggling, my energy level was non-existent and I was losing hope that life could ever be "normal" again. My life revolved around prescription drugs, medical tests, doctors’ appointments and hospitalizations.
On my 4th trip down the holistic wellness trail I found a Dr. of Naturopathy (ND) who was willing to not only help me but also teach me how to become an Integrative Autoimmune Specialist so 6 years later I could fire her. (She isn’t really fired she just took a promotion; she is now one of my mentors).
Not surprisingly, I naturally integrated my skills from my social work and sales career into my life calling: Integrative Holistic Health Coaching. I use my interpersonal skills and training in social work to continue to provide coaching and empowerment to my client’s; my research skills into becoming an avid student of holistic health; and my teaching skills into creating and delivering online and in person workshops and webinars. This stuff is not my passion, it’s my life!
7 Reasons to Work With Me
1) Empowerment- Finding the Root Cause- Not Another Band Aid
As an integrative Holistic Health Coach I can help you create and implement sustainable lifestyle changes by understanding that your whole body (mind, body and spirt) works together as one flowing system and can’t be patched together with mismatched supplements. Together we will identify the root causes that are preventing you from obtaining your optimum health goals. We will develop a plan to create free flowing pathways for better internal body communication by creating a modern day email system within your body without a junk and clutter box for signals to get lost in. I want to help you do more than just survive, I Want YOU to Thrive.
2) Assessment- I Will Help You Create A Concrete Plan Without Judgement
As a Health Coach who specializes in Autoimmunity and someone who lives daily with Autoimmune Issues I will help you cut through the overwhelm and confusion of all the fad diets, rows and rows of nutritional supplements, the Face Book and TV ads that seem too good to be true and the google self-diagnosis websites. I will give you exact steps to follow and you will leave with a written plan, knowing exactly what you need to do, how, when and why you need to do it.
3) Research Skills- Old Skills and New Technology
Many of the most effective tools from the past in supporting the human body have become a lost art. My quest for knowledge motivates me to read a vast amount of journal articles and research studies form around the world; as well as attend many conferences and online trainings. If you ever wish you could call a concierge service, at an affordable price, and get 1:1 help to navigate your health maze you need to call me. I have the ability to empower you by helping you determine your options are so you can decide how to navigate the maze you are in. Knowledge is power. When you are provided the options available I am confident that you can make the best informed decisions for you and your loved ones.
4) People Skills- Therapy or Coaching
I don’t do therapy, I am a coach. I can you help you identify obstacles you might want to change and create strategies for forward movement. I live the same lifestyle I am sharing with you; I can really answer the nitty gritty details of everyday life and how to make it work long term.
"Nothing paralyzes our lives like the attitude that things can never change. We need to remind ourselves that God can change things. Outlook determines outcome. If we see only the problems, we will be defeated; but if we see the possibilities in the problems, we can have victory."
- Warren Wiersbe
6) Creativity- There is No “Normal” and There is “No Box”
What is “Normal” anyway? Who lives in a box? I believe that the only boxes are built by us therefore we can destroy them or change them. We also have the power to open our minds to creative solutions and open our hearts to God healing. Let’s work together to create a creative and sustainable plan for your health goals.
“Normal is an illusion. What is normal for the spider is chaos for the fly” Monica Adams
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What You Might Not Know About Me
1. I won the TCU Human Rights Award in 2010. As a result of advocating for myself and others, students with disabilities will be able to successfully complete an off campus internship with the same support they receive on campus
2. I love baking; cooking and we have a gluten free house……. My meals will never taste the same way twice, I don’t follow recipes and I don’t write it down. My house is known as the “go to place” for home cooked meals and yummy treats.
3. My favorite healing spot is the beach. I can sit for hours listening to and watching the waves. My husband always has to drag me away at the end of a trip.
4. For years I was the “kill a plastic plant lady”. Somehow I could walk by a dying plant and never think about watering it. Now thanks to a wonderful friend and a new planting system that requires only minor work after planting and no watering, which I can share with you, I can grow anything.
Who I Can Help
I help men and women over 30 with Autoimmune Disease who are committed to feeling their best, learn how to restore their health naturally through a transformative process of reconnecting with your body so you can have the energy to do what you want to do every day!
If YOU are READY to START YOUR HEALING JOURNEY, are confused or overwhelmed about the latest internet interpretation of Autoimmune disease then you are in the right place!
Nature intended you to be unique- let me help you learn how to uniquely support your own needs.
Confused Men and Women: Who have a diagnosis list with names on you can’t pronounce or stack of lab work and tests but NO ANSWERS; who need clear step by step NATURAL way to start the JOURNEY to FEELING GOOD again.
Frustrated Health Consumers: Who just want to be able to LOOK and FEEL their best and have a life that doesn’t revolve around PAIN and PILLS.
Worried Family Member: Who wants their loved one to FEEL great again and be an ACTIVE part of the family events but doesn’t know what to do to or WHERE TO START.
Feeling Scared: Who have never worked with a professional outside of traditional medicine and just want to ask some questions BEFORE you have to pay for it.
Feeling Hopeless: Who think that they have done and tried everything but nothing can be done to help them.
Feeling Overwhelmed: Who are so stuck or overwhelmed by all the information they don’t know where to start.
Heath Conscious Men and Women: Who want to FEEL their best and work hard to make healthy choices so they can be the best parent, spouse and employee but need some guidance or have questions?
Worried Men and Women over 40: Who realized that staying HEALTHY takes more than just going to gym or walking around the block, who wants to be PROACTIVE about their HEALTH.
Sensible Men And Women: Who know that they only have one body, they want to be HEALTHIER the NATURAL WAY, and they need help sorting out what the best way is for their UNIQUE BODY.
Christian Focused: Who want to receive SUPPORT from a CHRISTIAN BASED Holistic Clinic that is aligned with CHRISTIAN beliefs?
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I have both a Bachelors and a Master's degree in Social Work. I am a Certified Natural Health Professional (CNHP), a Complimentary Alternative Health Care Practitioner (CAHP) and a Certified AFT Practitioner (Aroma Freedom Technique). I have completed over 1500 hours of training and certification: Bach Flowers, Emergency Preparedness, PH Balancing, Herbology, Essentials Oils, Integrative RBTI, Functional Lab Results, Face/Tongue/Nail, Functional uses of pharmaceutical supplements, Homeopathy, Evox, Detox protocols, Zyto Elite and many classes on Autoimmunity and Internship with Dr. of Naturopathy for 6 years.
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