Sharon Ames, Esq.
Certified Advanced EFT and Matrix Reimprinting Practitioner
As an attorney with my own law office for over 35 years, I know what it’s like to be the boss, receptionist, bookkeeper, marketing director, i.e., the “person responsible” for anything and everything having to do with my law practice. To handle all the stress that comes with living life as a busy professional, I have always tried to eat well and exercise, being an avid runner for many years.
A few years ago I was diagnosed with an autoimmune condition. The diagnosis led me to completely change my diet. I had always lived for my morning coffee, a nice IPA with my friends after a run, my favorite cheeses and, of course, chocolate. For five months, without “cheating,” I gave up caffeine, alcohol, dairy, sugar, gluten and a host of other things I loved. I felt like most of the joy had gone out of my life.
What got me through that difficult time were techniques that I had learned over the previous ten years to reduce stress and process negative emotions. I used those techniques to get rid of my cravings, stick to the eating protocol and improve my health. Some of the changes have been permanent, such as eliminating alcohol, and others have remained but been modified; but the result of staying with that diet was improved health and I am now “in remission.”
Diet was, however, only part of my self-care toolkit. My condition also sidelined me from running and training for over a year and a half. As a lifelong runner who has had to start over many times after recovering from an injury or other life circumstance that derailed me from training, I once again realized how hard it is to get and stay motivated to exercise when my body and mind is screaming “No!” The same techniques that got me through a change in diet also helped me deal with the emotions around not being able to run, and later on, to put on my running shoes and get back out the door. I now feel healthy and balanced throughout the day and I manage my stress using the techniques I have come to rely on.
The biggest challenge I see with my clients (and what I experienced myself ) is sticking to the “program,” whatever that may be. I am passionate about helping anyone who has enrolled in, subscribed to, or otherwise started a “program” or other goal-focused strategy be able to stick with it to achieve their health and fitness goals, while managing the stress of their work lives.
Whether it be sugar cravings, getting motivated to exercise, or feeling like we can’t take that time for ourselves to mediate or do yoga, staying with any program through completion is so very hard to do when you are trying to run your business and practice law. I can help.
It’s possible to get your stress under control and be the attorney you were meant to be.
EFT International, Certified Advanced Practitioner
Matrix Reimprinting Certified Practitioner
Eden Energy Method, Certified Practitioner
EFT International, EFT levels 1, 2 and 3 (Advanced EFT)
Matrix Reimprinting; Matrix Reimprinting for Specific Issues
Tapping out of Trauma , 1.0 and 2.0
Eden Energy Method, Foundations Year 1 and Certification Year 2
St. Lawrence University, Undergraduate degree
Syracuse University College of Law, JD
While Sharon Ames is a Certified Advanced EFT and Matrix Reimprinting Practitioner, she is not a, psychologist, psychotherapist, or other licensed health care provider and her services are not licensed by the State of New York. Please refer to the Disclaimer for more information.