Hi, I'm Nina Vasquez, a Certified Integrative Life Coach, dedicated to supporting women through a trauma informed healing and empowerment journey.
I offer my clients a safe, loving, and judgment-free coaching experience where they can truly break free from past traumas, release shame and guilt, self-criticism, disempowering beliefs, negative habit patterns, and anything holding them back from the life they want to live.
Through Integrative Change Work such as nervous system somatic regulation, internal family systems, the cognitive behavioral model, and other tools, I empower my clients to heal their mind and body, reshape their beliefs, and reprogram their unconscious minds to create wellness and thriving in every aspect of their life.
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Once upon a time, I was that girl, born into a life of instability and chaos, navigating the turbulent waters of childhood trauma, rocky parental relationships, and constant ongoing unpredictability. My early years were marked by parental abandonment, trauma, and challenges that left an indelible mark on my life.
I share this not to dwell on the past but to underscore the profound impact of early experiences on our lives. Those formative years, from womb to eight, shape our nervous system development and frame the lens through which we see the world and navigate our journey.
I, for many reasons, did not have the stable childhood I wished for. But here's the empowering part of the story: I'm living proof that transformation is not only possible; it's your birthright.
Despite the tumultuous start, my life's focus has become self-development, trauma healing, and personal growth. I wasn't always on this path, though. From 18 to 36 years old, I lived an unconscious life, driven by unresolved trauma and attachment issues. I even joined the Army at 18 as a means to escape my small hometown in Texas. I may have appeared successful to the outside world, with a career in the government and a beautiful family, but inside, I was drowning in guilt, shame, and self-doubt. To cope, I turned to numbing mechanisms that left me disconnected from both myself and others.
In 2016, I reached a turning point when I left my marriage, which unfortunately led to estrangement from my daughter. This was my metaphorical rock bottom, where I found myself contemplating ending it all. It was a dark and difficult period, but it also became the catalyst for my transformation.
I turned to fitness and, along the way, I found my way to self-development. I swapped out the numbing habits for self-improvement. But listening and reading alone couldn't break my patterns of functional depression. That's when I discovered the power of Life Coaching. It wasn't enough to hear and read about change; I needed to transform my subconscious beliefs.
I went from believing I was broken and unlovable to KNOWING I was worthy and enough. I shifted from self-loathing to self-love. I shed 50 pounds and finally broke free from two decades of yo-yo dieting. I learned to forgive myself and take responsibility for my unconscious choices. I began investing in the future I wanted and pursued Life Coaching Certifications. I left my corporate job to coach full-time, helping others overcome their limiting beliefs, lose weight, and conquer emotional eating.
In 2022 and 2023, I committed to healing and releasing the shame and stored trauma from my childhood sexual abuse. It was during this time that I realized my calling was not just about weight coaching but life coaching for women survivors.
In my own coaching practice, I discovered the limitations of the cognitive model and decided to invest in an Integrative Change Work approach to coaching, enabling faster, lasting change. I incorporated inner child work and somatic practices into my journey, knowing my clients needed these tools too. I'm currently pursuing my certification at Elementum Coaching Institute (graduating April '24). My journey is one of lifelong learning and dedication to supporting my clients through their healing and growth.
The turning point in my journey was discovering the book "The Power of Now." It showed me that I didn't have to believe everything I thought; I was the witness watching my thoughts. I want to share this empowering truth with you: You don't have to believe everything you "think." If you're resistant to this idea, I understand, and I'm here to support you on your transformative journey.
But here's what I want you to know deep in your heart: You are so much more than your past traumas. I've been where you might be now, feeling weighed down by the burdens of the past. I get it, and I want to tell you, you have an extraordinary power within you to break free from the chains of your history and to liberate yourself from any limitations. Just as I discovered my own strength and transformed my life, I'm here to guide you on your journey of healing, growth, and self-discovery. You don't have to be defined by your past, and I'm living proof that transformation is possible. Together, we'll unlock your inner potential, rewrite your story, and empower you to create the life you've always dreamt of. You've got this, and I'm here to support you every step of the way!
With so much love and light,
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