Marilyn Redmond is a counselor and an author of self-help books; here is a link to her website:
Q: What made you interested in being a counselor?
A: A woman taking my college class asked if I did counseling. I responded yes, because as a teacher, I did counseling with my students for many years. Over the years, countless clients have come for help.
Q: What kind of training have you had?
A: I took a course that ordained and trained me for a spiritual minister as a counselor and a reader. I have taken beginning and advanced courses for learning to do Past Life Regressions. I am a member of the International Board for Regression Therapy. After several classes for hypnotherapy, I became a member of the American Board of Hypnotherapy. I am a lifetime member of Edgar Cayce’s Association for Research and Enlightenment. I have taught for them and other programs for over 20 years. I have taught in colleges, wellness centers, and metaphysical groups.
Q: What do you offer to clients that a psychotherapist or a psychologist can’t?
A: I am able to find the root problem of the situation and resolve it from the beginning at a subconscious level. This removes the symptoms, the need for medications, or repeated problems. Most people just superficially discuss the current situation and nothing changes.
Q: Your Amazon page says you had a syndicated column. What was the name of the column and how did you obtain syndication?
A: I wrote for the Pacific Northwest Spirit my column was, “Living in the Light” which went to the western United States and Canada. There were other newspapers for Edgar Cayce’s organization in the rest of the United States and they picked up my articles and published them in their papers, too. Currently, I am an international columnist for “The Sussex Newspaper” on the internet.
Q: What kind of day job do you have and how does it affect your pursuit of counseling?
A: I am a retired teacher and have devoted my current time to helping others find the truth in their lives while carrying the message of love, as an international award winning writer, speaker, teacher, counselor, columnist, consultant, and artist.
Q: What is Paradigm Busters about?
A: It is the “ultimate how to book”. My self-help book has the actual steps to change your life from the old unbalanced foundation into one that grows, prospers, and is sustainable. Each chapter is a principle for a productive loving life. It addresses the physical, mental, emotional, and spiritual issues. It explains the subconscious and spirit parts that we do not see. This really runs our lives. It is about raising your consciousness into a higher consciousness of love that people call heaven on earth.
My latest book just out is “Road to Success”. It is an inspirational book for people needing support to move into their dreams and purpose.
Q: How can it help people to reveal who they really are?
A: “With the book, “Paradigm Busters, Reveal the Real You”, a reader finds it a workbook to apply the principles in their lives. It is only through application that change can happen. My poems, pictures and work sections allow for right brain action as well as written knowledge. When a person is able to get honest to release their negative thinking, words, and actions, and then substitute a positive comportment of grace, their real loving self can emerge, and their lives become happy, balanced, and free of their ego. Each chapter is a step into changing from the old into the new you.
“Road to Success”, offers lots of tools, new thinking, and support to move into a place that offers reality, happiness, and inner victory. When a person knows it is possible, they have the choice to overcome their most difficult circumstances and come out on top; anyone can. It is a choice to follow your heart.
Q: You say you are recovering from ten different addictions; what are they?
A: I was addicted to alcohol, prescription drugs, smoking, working, overachieving, and several people, mother, stepdad, half sister, ex-husband, son, and daughter. People addiction is often called co-dependency.
Q: What are some challenging problems you have come across as a counselor?
A: I released dark energy/entities. One said it was Satan, several said they were the devil; two women had a huge snake inside, and I have released more benign entitites. It took several years, helping a woman get off marijuana and stop drinking. Right now, I am helping a domestic violent couple.
Q: What are some reasons people stay in abusive relationships?
A: I found from my experience that I was emotionally 3 years old, insecure, and unloved. I had to hang on to someone to make it. We look to others to make us okay, because we are not okay with ourselves. The abuse is discounted for security. When I grew into self-esteem, trust of God, took steps of courage, I was able to leave, even though I was still 3 years old emotionally. I have spent the last years growing into an adult. Growing up is not for sissies.
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