When you are most vulnerable it is difficult to ask for help.
Building a trusting relationship with you is my first priority –
so I would like to share something about myself and my journey.
Greetings and Welcome Dear One,
I am Betsy Mills and I’m heartened that you have found me here. I work with women who are at a turning point in their lives where they have come to realise that they want to live life empowered to live on their own terms and express their beautiful gifts and talents.
- Has your life changed significantly that you no longer recognise it?
- Do you feel a deep sense of loss and are confusied about where you are heading now?
- Have you lost your identity – feel confused about who you really are, what you want out of life and what gives you joy?
- Are you overwhelmed by your emotions and finding it difficult to respond to situations with integrity?
- Have you lost sight of your hopes and dreams and want to re-ignite them and live them to the full?
If you relate to any of these questions, you have found the right place. I understand where you’re coming from as my life’s journey has taken me through many life changes and overwhelming emotions!
My life journey was always meant to be one of change. I was born in England after the second world war. My Dad was a gentle man who was sent to boarding school in England; a long way from his parents who at that time lived on a small Pacific Island where he was born. It was because of this that my life became one of changes, moving to Australia, New Guinea and then to boarding schools in Australia, as my father searched for his place of ‘belonging’.
In retrospect, these changes challenged and tested me and grew strengths within me. I have three older sisters and each of us have dealt with change in different ways, each building her own unique strengths and ways of resolving situations. For me, change has become an essential part of life that makes life interesting and engenders personal growth – but that doesn’t mean that it has been easy. Overwhelming emotions, dealing with losses both great and small, feeling confused and totally losing my sense of self as I tried to navigate the different cultures, rules, expectations and values that came with each new situation.
The turning point came for me when both of my parents passed away within three days of each other. I had been applying for Deputy Principal positions because when you are a teacher that seemed at the time to be the progression for that career path. What was I thinking? It was the last thing that I wanted to do! So my parents did me a favour as I took bereavement leave and then all other leave and never returned to teaching in schools.
Unknown to me at the time, this was to be the biggest change and loss in my life as I not only lost my income and role in life but I was totally stripped of what I had perceived as being my sense of myself and who I was. The great news is that once stripped of the masks of the roles I had played in life and lifted the armour I had put in place to protect me, I found the real me.
At first I dealt with my loss of role by looking for another and qualified and worked as a clinical counsellor. However, I knew I needed more and explored alternative therapies and modalities; all the while, exploring deep within and reconnecting with my inner self – the spirit of me. This inner connection is essential for me to know and be me. I found that Shamanic Practice resonated with my core as I explored and reconnected with nature and Mother Earth and learnt how to show gratitude, create rituals, read symbols, honour stories and ancestors. I felt my creative genius awaken and I began to remember my hopes and dreams of freedom, creativity and travel. And once I remembered, I began to live my dreams.
This voyage of discovery has been one of enlightenment and is ongoing as it is the path designed for me. I know this because I have great joy and sense of excitement as I meet each new challenge and I know that this is the way to be.
Betsy Mills is Personal Guide. With over thirty-five years of counselling, teaching and management behind her, she specialises in guiding people who are navigating the crises of life changes.
She works with women who have experienced life-changing crises – such as relationship breakdown, loss of career and children leaving home. They are women who want to create a new life path; one that is aligned with their gifts and talents.
Betsy supports women by creating a safe space while she gently guides them to journey within – with guided meditations and fun, creative workshops – to find a place of calm and safety within themselves, to come to know themselves well and remember their hopes and dreams, as they connect with their heart, divine feminine and Mother Earth. She helps them to understand and manage their emotions through simple techniques; to feel clear, confident and empowered in their daily lives.
Your divine being is waiting to be discovered. Let me guide you on your journey to your fulfilling life path and happiness.
Things I love!
Time with grand-children and my family
Being at one with nature – walking and dreaming
Connecting with other like-minded people
Taking people on Life Healing Journeys
Meeting with my friends Reading and researching
Sharing what I have learnt and what works for me.
Shamanic Path and Practice Practitioner.
Inner Voyage Meditation Teacher.
Healing Touch Level one.
Grad. Dip in Counselling (ACAP)
Bachelor of Education.
Graduate Diploma in Education (Teacher-Librarianship).
PACFA Registered Clinical Counsellor until 2016