520. Beating Paralysis–A True Transformation
At 28, Maryam was coming into her own. Grad school was behind her and a promising career in psychology and marketing lay ahead. Then in an instant a drunk driver on a London street turned her into a paraplegic. Doctors told her she would never walk again. What did she know that they didn’t?
Personal transformation expert Maryam Webster is a popular San Francisco Bay Area inspirational speaker and multiple-published author whose books include the Amazon best seller, “Everyday Bliss for Busy Women.” She regained her mobility after years as a paraplegic, and turned a thirty-year psychology and marketing career into a joyous new business. “Every Woman Changes” empowers mission-driven women entrepreneurs with a healing and helping focus to “Be the Change” they want to see in the world by permanently transforming inner limitations and creating profitable movements for social good.
How Did You Start Using Your Talents?
In her quest to overcome paralysis, Maryam began learning, using, and earning certification in many energy healing methods. “Using all the techniques I had learned, I put together both the energy therapies and my coaching skills in a program called the Certified Energy Coaching Program. I also retrained as a coach in 2000. I ran that program for nine years at the Energy Coach Institute and for one year at The Graduate School of Coaching. During that time, I trained almost 1,000 people in those techniques.”
The Most Impactful Turning Point?
In 2008, Maryam introduced the ETHOS Method, which stands for Energy Transformation and Healing Open Source. ETHOS draws on Maryam’s experience as a psychologist, coach and energy therapist, as well as her extensive research, to determine what works. “ETHOS is predicated on how people worldwide encode what happens to us–good and bad, trauma and ecstasy. Wherever on that spectrum you are having an issue, you can use three simple cues—what we see, hear, and feel—to get rid of it. The method takes the sting out of the memory. You still have the memory of the pain or trauma, but the sting is gone. It helps you see that all the resources you’ll ever need to solve any problem are still inside you. This ETHOS work gets you back to that. It plugs you into the universe of solutions for whatever may be going on inside you.”
The Most Powerful Lessons Learned?
“It took me nine years to get my mobility back. I went from crawling on my elbows to crutches, to canes, to a walker, and then to no supports at all. Doctors said I would never walk again, but I walk today. If someone tells you that ‘you will never’ or ‘you can’t’ do something you really want to do, don’t believe them! Tell them where to go! They have no idea what you can do!”
Steps to Success from Maryam Webster
1. Don’t believe it when people say you can’t do something, especially if it is something you really want to do.
2. Recognize and believe that all the resources you’ll ever need to solve any problem are still inside you, despite any negative messages you may have accepted as true.
3. Train yourself to swing toward the positive. You can notice the negative and thank the Universe for showing it to you, then swing toward the positive.
On Her Bookshelf
There is Nothing Wrong with You: Going Beyond Self-Hate, A Compassionate Process for Learning to Accept Yourself Exactly as You Are, by Cheri Huber
Connecting With Maryam Webster
Download Maryam’s “Sacred Power Archetype” Branding Guide at: http://everywomanchanges.com. Maryam’s guidance helps uniquely brand you to stand far above the crowd using your own personal signature magic.
Get the ETHOS Method—the healing and consciousness-raising technique Maryam developed and describes in the podcast—at her website: everywomanchanges.com.
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