Hello beautiful soul over-brimming with limitless potential you have yet to discover and believe in but worry not – I’ve got a panacea for that.
I’m Rebecca D’Amato, Emotional Painkiller, teacher of soulful literacy, obsessive list-compiler, expert gym avoider and collector of unwanted animals.
…and I know you want to know;
- Will I understand?
- Can I help you in a way that is tangible, meaningful and hopefully, permanent?
The answer to both is a resounding yes
Apologies for the cliché but I will understand because I’ve been there and had the proverbial T-shirt.
At the start of my own journey I felt like I was stood naked, in sub-zero temperatures at the foot of the world’s tallest mountain and somebody saying to me “off you go, no rope, no tools, climb to the top”.
Getting from where I was to where I wanted to be felt that impossible, I had zero self-esteem, I was so desperate for approval, acceptance and validation I was unable to say no even to people I didn’t like and who I knew didn’t like me, as for a personal boundary – it was all double-dutch- I thought it was a fence around my house.
A Permanent Solution
A permanent solution to your unresolved pain and soulful disconnect lies at the heart of my signature program – because I understand the frustration, disappointment and exhaustion that comes with the experience of renting temporary relief via self-help books, talking therapies, new age healing modalities and throwing the contents of your kitchen cupboard at your significant other – only to then have to face the pain of the realisation that when it comes to ‘the big stuff’ you are no further on than when you started.
The dynamic in my family growing up was the wrong way around – I was the parent to my abusive and emotionally juvenile parents and they were the children, I inevitably emerged into adulthood the archetypal rescuer, attracting needy partners and friends who were never looking for love and friendship, they were looking for help and a mother figure.
My life was spent in a perpetual cycle of exhaustion, depression and people-pleasing, I was an inauthentic person living an inauthentic life, I often wore ten masks before lunchtime.
My journey began as a client in Person-Centred therapy, I later went on to study the model myself, eventually qualifying as a Transpersonal Psychotherapist and Emotional Freedom Techniques Practitioner.
…but I took a detour for many years down the New Age rabbit hole of great expense and even greater exhaustion where I learned to give my power away to healers and psychics who colluded with me to reinforce what I had been taught in childhood – that my miserable emotions were to be feared and needed to be gotten rid of as quickly as possible.
The Path To Where I Am Now
After almost two decades I found myself in what I refer to as ‘A spiritual no-man’s land’ – I’d given up trying to heal and there was no going back but I had nowhere left to go that I’d not already tried.
…and so I did nothing, it wasn’t a conscious choice, I didn’t plan it, I was simply exhausted to the depths of my soul, aware that I had two choices, one was to take my own life the other was to live hoping that something would turn up that would finally resolve my pain, and it did, I tell you all about it in more detail here.
Prior to teaching the Panacea Program, I was employed in the public sector working with the homeless, addicted and unloved, I have also previously fostered teenagers and completed eight years of clinical practice in psychotherapy where my specialisms included treating adult survivors of narcissism and co-dependent relationships.
Going even further back, before it all started to hurt enough to journey inward, I owned a beauty salon for many years.
Among my most loved influencers are; Osho, Ganganji, Anne Lamont, Iyanla Vanzant and Caroline Myss.
“All in all it was an incredible experience which came to me at exactly the right time, through exactly the right person, and my life keeps getting better and better I can’t recommend you enough Rebecca”
“The lovely Miss R…. Refreshing…. Radical….. Revolutionary…. Revelatory…. wonderfully irreverant, but always professional”