Prior to raising my children, I taught elementary school in
Florida and was a guidance counselor in an elementary/middle school setting in
the Florida Keys. More teaching experience was gained in the states of Montana,
Kentucky, and Texas. After teaching and counseling I worked in international
business, primarily in semiconductors, for a number of years and grew to
appreciate between private business and the public school system.
In 2001, my daughter, then a senior in college, became a random
victim of violent crime. She was given a five percent chance of living at the
time of the incident and was able to survive those odds. This event impacted my
family, goals, resources, and existence.
This moment marked a turning point causing ripples in every
direction. Counseling helped mend and transform many of the situations
surrounding the act.
Stress was available in abundant quantities during and following
these years. How the body and the immune system intertwine was noticeable.
Training and certification in Biofeedback brought a clear understanding of the
body’s responses to stress and how to be less reactive.
Chronic pain, which means pain that does not remit after a
period of time, was researched along with its effects on the body. This
interest in the body’s response grew to how the brain and body interact under
stressful or painful conditions. Neurofeedback and Low Energy Neurofeedback
expanded my previous knowledge base. I became particularly impressed with Low
Energy Neurofeedback because of how quickly individuals respond positively.
In 2008, I returned to school to complete coursework that would
allow me to work as a Licensed Professional Counselor. While attending school,
I worked at a local pain clinic doing biofeedback with the patients. One of my
counseling practicums was completed at Brookes Army Medical Center in San
Antonio working in the Pain Clinic with the Wounded Warriors and their
families. The other practicum was at Western Kentucky University Lab School
where I worked with the children of the faculty of that college.
Since then, I have received certification in EMDR, which helps
with traumas that are small and large in impact on a person’s being. Counseling
offers the ability to transform and grow from a stuck position. It opens doors
that were closed.
Aggie Beasley ReachesAustin TXLakeway TX