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Cindy Battino is the founder and owner of Transformational Healing, and in the past 26 years, she has become a life coach, energy worker, and happiness expert. She has always strived to help people find their happy place. She began in the fitness industry as an aerobics instructor, then became a personal trainer. She also danced professionally until she was 21 years old and held a position as a high school training and conditioning coach.
On the outside, Cindy appeared to live the perfect life. She lived in a beautiful home with two amazing children and a loving husband who had a successful real estate career. Yet she struggled to get out of bed every morning. “I realized there was a disconnect between how I felt and my true reality,” she says. “I was the common denominator in my miserableness, but that gave me such hope. And it gave me hope because if I’m the common denominator in my miserableness, that means that I’m the common denominator in my happiness. And I just had to figure out how to go from miserable to happy.”
Cindy grew up with a similar picture perfect life on the outside that was miserable on the inside. Her parents were well-respected teachers, but inside the home they were abusive. One day, Cindy caught herself hitting the kitchen table angrily in a way that was all too familiar to how her father used to hit the table at dinner before becoming violent. She quickly left the room and was reminded of the promise she made to herself when she was a child that she would not become her parents. “When you have that kind of motivation – when you say, ‘I will not do ____ ,’ I think that’s…that’s what is really helpful.” She continues, “and sometimes people have to hit bottom as they talk about with addiction, but I didn’t want to hit bottom. I wasn’t going to hit bottom.”
Say Goodbye to Falsifying Beliefs
Our experiences shape our personal realities, and our relationships create this mold of what our expectations for relationships become. The heavy duty molding of these perceptions is created at a very young age, but it is never too late for those molds to develop and grow. Contrary to popular belief, “you can have the relationship of your dreams,” Cindy argues. “Here’s the problem: it’s all imperfect because we’re imperfect. But you don’t have to have pieces of a pie or pieces of a relationship that’s really super important to you not exist in a relationship.” You may have grown up surrounded by abusive or disappointing relationships, but that certainly does not mean you are doomed to continue tolerating relationships of that same caliber.
In order to grow past toxic relationships and form new healthy ones, Cindy understands the importance of her clients to cultivate love and respect for themselves first. The highlight of running Transformational Healing has been watching her clients excel to a place of empowerment. “When I can get people to embrace their uniqueness, embrace their imperfections, to allow them to have choices, rather than it’s A or B…all of that empowers people,” she says. “And everyone comes in with either a lack of self confidence or never feeling good enough or shutting down in some way or acting out in some way.”
“One superpower that I have is that I can see through all people’s bad behaviors, all their stuff, all their fear and terror, and I can see their truth – their heart, their potential, their highest self, and I can mirror that for them,” Cindy explains her ability to lead clients to a happier mental state. Another superpower she yields is her “intuitive nature in being able to guide people in the right direction and give them choices in where they want to go and how they want to get there.”
For anyone stuck in a dark place who may not be quite ready to reach out and talk to someone, Cindy recommends a book by Fabien Fredrickson called Embrace Your Magnificence: Get Out of Your Own Way and Live a Richer, Fuller, More Abundant Life. Even more effective than reading self help books are journaling and meditation in Cindy’s opinion. “I think journaling is huge,” she explains. “It allows people to get in their heads, in their bodies, in their emotions and write it all down…get it all out….It’s really one of the ways to get to know you and why and ask yourself questions without having to have anybody else look at it.”
A certified second-degree Reiki worker, Cindy strongly believes in the power of energy and its impact on the emotional, physical, and mental. Meditation allows for the practice of focusing energy to work for you in positive ways.
For those of you who are ready to open up and talk about what you think may be holding you back from a life of abundance and happiness, Cindy’s doors are always open. Visit her website at www.transform-heal.com for more information.