Teresa Helgeson is a hypnotherapist, Power Partner coach, reiki master teacher, crystal and drumming practitioner, sound therapist, freelance writer, poet, musician, and energy healer.
Teresa’s world was thrown into a tailspin with the tragic double suicide of her mother and stepfather. This highly publicized event threw her into a deep depression. However, Teresa will tell you it was the best thing that ever happened to her.
Her journey from the deepest depths of darkness lead her down a path of self-discovery that forever changed her life.
She learned first hand how things that may appear at first glance to be tragic or horrific events that make us victims are experiences created to stimulate our growth and assist us in exploring our own inner power.
Teresa discovered everything she has ever needed or wanted resides within her inner being, her spirit, her higher self, and she studied techniques to tap into this vast stream of knowledge to embrace her own power partner. In doing so, she has developed the Power Partner Program to teach others how to tap into their own Inner Power Partner to live a miraculous life.
Her daily mantra is “Miracles abound so never leave before the miracle!” Her goal is to ‘BE’ of service in helping raise the consciousness of the planet one person at a time.
Alinka: You survived depression and are now a Reiki Master. How did you do that?
Teresa: Through the use of affirmations I was able to change my thoughts and beliefs about myself. As I progressed through each step of my journey I was guided to the teachings of some of the greatest teachers of our time. Zig Ziglar taught me how to use affirmations to change my thoughts and get me out of depression. Tom Hopkins taught me how to use affirmations and other skills to become a successful salesperson and have a very lucrative sales career. Louise L. Hay taught me how to use affirmations to improve every area of my life and how to take them to the next level. Through the teachings of Louise I was introduced to the teachings of Abraham and the Law of Attraction. Abraham taught me about the Law of Attraction which states that which you focus upon you attract into your life experience. Abraham also confirmed what I had learned all these years and that was how I create my life through my thoughts and emotions. Through all of these wonderful teachers and many more not mentioned I discovered my calling and purpose in life. I discovered the gifts I have as a healer and how to use them. All of this led me to become a Hypnotherapist, a Reiki Master, a Reiki Crystal Practitioner, a Reiki Drumming Practitioner and a Sound Healing Practitioner. My success using affirmations is why I have created guided meditation CD’s to help people experience positive changes in their lives too.
Alinka: You discovered positive thinking at Zig Ziglar’s seminar. Please tell us about the experience. How did you find out about it? What was your first impression of positive thinking?
Teresa: I had been suffering from depression for about a year and it was affecting every part of my life, especially my career. I was an inside sales rep and the bread and butter of my job was making sales calls over the phone but because of my depression I couldn’t do it. I hadn’t made a new sale in several months. The company I was working for offered to pay for the sales teams to attend a Peter Lowe Success Seminar in Denver and the first speaker of the day was going to be Zig Ziglar. I had grown up in Texas where everyone knew who he was. I didn’t really want to go but I thought if I went and sat by myself for the first hour or so I could slip out and get a paid day off work. Then I could just go somewhere by myself and be alone all day.
During Zig’s presentation he started talking about growing up in Mississippi and walked over to an old fashioned, chrome plated water pump placed at one end the stage. He proceeded to demonstrate how you had to prime the water pump before the water would come up from the well below. While doing this he explained that if you got tired and stopped priming the pump you would not get any water and you would have to start all over again. He then equated this to our lives and how we may be real close to accomplishing our goal and not know it but if we quit when things got tough we would have to start all over again. This story spoke to my heart and my current life situation so I decided to stay for the rest of Zig’s talk.
On break I decided to purchase a three set series of cassette tapes and a book. Included with the tapes was an affirmation card. The instructions on the card said to read the affirmation out loud twice a day while looking at yourself in a mirror you will change your life in 30 days. Now I had never heard of affirmations and was somewhat skeptical of the promised outcome but I was desperate to get out of the dark hole I had been living in for the last year. I didn’t have anything to lose because I was already at my lowest so I decided to give it a try.
The affirmation card was a laminated four by six card that read in part: “I (insert your name) am an honorable person who is truly grateful for the opportunity life has given me. I am respected, loved, happy, responsible, goal-oriented, successful, motivated, self sufficient, hard working and prosperous. These are the qualities of the winner I was born to be, and I fully intend to develop these marvelous qualities with which I have been entrusted. My convictions are strong, and I have a healthy self-image, a passion for what is right, and a solid hope for the future.”
I did exactly as instructed and after 30 days my life definitely changed. I was no longer depressed, I started gaining back my confidence, I was happy and I felt hopeful. I hadn’t felt any of these emotions for twelve months and I felt a weight being lifted off me. I was hooked on affirmation after this experience.
Alinka: You didn’t just go to the seminar and then fall back into your previous state of mind and habits. How did you manage to be persistent in your way of thinking?
Teresa: At the seminar I also purchased a sales cassette tape series from Tom Hopkins and as part of his kit there was a laminated affirmation card you hung in your shower. It read: “I’m alive, I’m awake and I feel great. I feel good, I feel fine, I feel this way all the time.” I was so happy with the way my life was changing, my sales career took off and I started making good money, winning awards and expense paid company trips. I was even entered into the Who’s Who of Professionals. I continued doing both Zig’s and Tom’s affirmation cards everyday.
Later that same year I was introduced to the queen of affirmations, Louise L. Hay. A friend of mine recommended I read her book titled, You Can Heal Your Life. Her book inspired me to continue working with affirmations and to take them to the next level. She had so many affirmations in her book that I loved, I decided to make a cassette recording of the ones I liked and then listen to them while I slept. So I recorded myself reading the affirmations, I even added a few of my own and I filled both sides of a 60-minute cassette tape with my own voice saying these affirmations. Then when I went to bed I would put on my headphones and go to sleep listening to my own voice say these wonderful affirmations.
Alinka: You are an expert on affirmations. Please tell us what your first affirmation was, how you discovered them, when were you convinced that they worked?
Teresa: For several years I used affirmations from famous successful people but when I started making my own affirmations my first one was “I am a beautiful, strong, successful woman and I am worthy of love.”
Alinka: What advice would you give to people who think that taking life into their own hands might work for others but most certainly does not work for them?
Teresa: Well I am living proof that the power to change your life is totally within each and every one of us. I had been taking anti-depressants for almost a year and was not getting better. At the point in time when I was first sitting in that auditorium listening to Zig I was at such a low point in my life I had even thought about disappearing or ending it all just so I wouldn’t be in anymore pain. To be able to get myself out of that deep of a depression and into a good place in 30 days was to me a miracle. Something so simple accomplished what modern drugs couldn’t accomplish and I have never looked back. So my advice to anyone questioning whether this would work for him or her is just to give it a try. What have you got to lose? What if it works? What would your life be like? 30 days of doing affirmations morning and night in front of the mirror is all you need to change your life dramatically. You have nothing to lose by trying it.
Alinka: If our readers were to remember just one thing from this interview – what should this be?
Teresa: I would have to say I want people to know that none of us are victims. We all signed up for this gig called life and as such we create our life experience every day with our thoughts and emotions but most of the time we aren’t even aware of what we are thinking. Most of us are so busy reacting to what our senses show us is happening and through our reactive thoughts we are mis-creating but if we deliberately chose our thoughts and focused on what we want we could live a miraculous life. Best of all is it’s not as hard as we have always believed it should be.
To learn more about Teresa and her products and services visit http://www.reikimiraclesabound.com/or contact her office at 303-870-1618.