Hi, I’m Iris Higgins.

I have been coaching womxn for the last 10+ years. If there is one thing I have learned, it is that we live in a society that has taught us many stories that don’t support our wellbeing. I help womxn unlearn these old stories and create new stories that allow them to make personal wellbeing and happiness a priority.

I graduated from New York University with a master’s degree in psychology and am a certified hypnotherapist. My original intention when getting my master’s degree was to pursue a PhD in social psychology. As a biracial (black/white) woman who looks white, I wanted to study race and appearances. But life led me down a different path – a very long and winding one! – that ended with a hypnotherapy certification from Bastyr University outside of Seattle.

On this site, you’ll notice a few things:

  • I use the term womxn with an x to intentionally include transgender women and non-binary folx (here again, the spelling of folx is specifically inclusive of all genders and marginalized groups). I believe that without acknowledging and upholding the most marginalized among us, their stories often get ignored.
  • My services are offered at a radical sliding scale so that I can support womxn at all income levels while still allowing my business to thrive. Almost 50% of my client sessions are held at a sliding scale price, which is made possible by clients who are able to pay full price.

 

A little bit more about me: I am an INFJ, complete introvert, gluten-free foodie, and love to curl up with a good romance novel. I live in Arizona with my boyfriend and our two daughters, work out of my office closet, and often dream about taking solo vacations (ahem…introvert).

I believe:

Your value is inherent.

I believe you have inherent value as a living being, separate from what you do for others. This means you are worthy of a stable income, rest, joy, love, quality food, and so many other things that our society might tell you that you have to earn.

 

Your intuition is your greatest power.

I believe that you are the expert of your own life and that your intuition is your north star. I trust your lived experience and your ability to determine what is best for you.

 

You matter.

I hold space for all womxn, including those who don’t fit the gender binary and whose identities are marginalized in our society. I own my privilege and consistently seek to understand, uphold, and learn from marginalized voices.

 

Your differences are your superpowers.

I believe that the things that make you different – and that the world may have tried to get you to change – are your superpowers. I believe in helping my clients to reframe the stories that marginalize them and to create new stories that make them the heroes. I believe in being more you than you have ever been.

 

Education:

Current member of The National Guild of Hypnotists

Co-author of The Essential Gluten Free Baking Guides

Bastyr University, 2010-2012

Certified Hypnotherapist

Past Life Regression Specialist

2 Years of Graduate Nutrition Coursework

New York University, 2005-2007

M.A. in Psychology with thesis on eating disorders in men

Tufts University, 2000-2004

B.A. in Psychology and Child Development

Giving Back: 

I donate a portion of my profits each month to non-profits that support racial equality and gender diversity. Included below are the non-profits I currently donate to monthly: 

The Marsha P. Johnson Institute: The Marsha P. Johnson Institute protects and defends the human rights of Black transgender people. We do this by organizing, advocating, creating an intentional community to heal, developing transformative leadership, and promoting our collective power.

Gender Diversity: Gender Diversity increases the awareness and understanding of the wide range of gender diversity in children, adolescents, and adults by providing family support, building community, increasing societal awareness, and improving the well-being for people of all gender identities and expressions.

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