Take a moment and really think about this.
If you could create your own story, your own beliefs about who you are and how you operate in this world, what would that story look like?
What would change in your personal life? Your work life? Your money life?
What stories are you currently living that you’re ready to throw out the window?
(Hint: When you find yourself complaining about the same thing to your friends over and over again, that’s a sign there’s a story you’re ready to let go of. But it’s not always the story you think it is.)
I help womxn unlearn the old stories that are keeping them in near constant burnout and create new stories that allow them to finally exhale and start thriving.
As a certified hypnotherapist with a master’s degree in psychology and 10+ years of coaching womxn, I use a number of tools to help you get clear on the stories that are holding you back AND help you release the trauma held in your body from those stories.
Then I help you to create new and improved stories, stories that are perfect for you and you alone, and anchor in those stories through breathwork, hypnosis, affirmations, and homework assignments.
Now let me be clear: I do not believe in toxic positivity or the old manifesting BS that tells you that you are to blame for your circumstances because you’re not trying hard enough.
You can change your story all you want and you will still live in a world filled with systemic racism. You will still live in a world where we have to fight for LGBTQ+ rights and wait for the Supreme Court to determine your rights. You will still have to fight for Black lives in a world that harms and tries to diminish them. You will still have to fight in a world where your needs may not be accessible.
But that does not mean that you have to believe in or take on the stories – and the trauma behind them – of everyone around you.
You no longer want to believe in the story that thin white bodies with perky breasts are the female ideal? Awesome! Let’s change that story!
You no longer want to believe in the story that you don’t deserve an abundant income because you don’t fit into society’s able-bodied narrative? Yes! Let’s change that story!
You no longer want to believe that you have to work yourself to exhaustion just to feel worthy? Sweet! This is my favorite type of story to help womxn unlearn.
Story coaching with me means we’ll be:
- Throwing off the weight of everyone else’s stories
- Figuring out what’s theirs and what’s yours
- Releasing your trauma
- Imprinting a new and improved story onto your body, mind, and soul
Ditch any story that asks you to change who you are in order to succeed. Create stories that honor who you are, exactly as you are.
How to Work With Me:
Your first step is to hop on a free 30 minute Story Consult with me. This will be your opportunity to share everything you’re struggling with in your life. I’ll be listening and making connections. By the end of your call, I want you to have a sense of what the core stories are that are getting in your way.
At the end of your Story Consult, I’ll ask if you’d like to book your first 90 minute Story Coaching call with me. All Story Coaching is done over the phone. If you’ve had a coach before, this will be a little different. There will be some discussion but more meditation, hypnotherapy, and breathwork. We’ll spend most of your session in a meditative state where we can really access your subconscious mind and release the trauma stored in your body. You’ll end your session feeling renewed and ready to move forward.
Price: $350 *Income-based sliding scale available*
After your first session, I’ll let you know if I think we’re a good fit (if not, I will share resources and next steps with you), and if so, what working together could look like. After our first 90 minute session, future sessions can be anywhere from 30-90 minutes, and we could meet weekly, bi-weekly, or monthly. Every client has different needs and I don’t have a one-size-fits-all model. I consider your unique experiences and goals to help us create a plan that’s just right for you.
Ongoing price: $225/hr *Income-based sliding scale available*
*I work on an income-based sliding scale. Clients who are able to pay full price help to supplement the price for clients who need to pay less. If my full price is more than you can comfortably pay, please ask me about my sliding scale during your free 30 minute Story Consult.
Client Success Stories:
“I’ve seen my business income increase by more than $25,000 over last year, and all I did differently this year was work with Iris.
When I first started my work with Iris, I was recovering from major business-meets-existential burnout. I was also grappling with the overall purpose with my business, what I was building, and how I could better structure it for scale.
Within one session, I walked away with answers to problems that have plagued not just my business, but my life for years. Like, why I’m so prone to working myself to death, why scaling my business elicits so much fear inside of me, why saying “no” is so hard… and more. Within days and months of our monthly sessions, I’m discovering the direct results of our work together, from finding it’s easier to say “no” without the guilt, FOMO, or shame, completing projects that are transforming the business I have into what I really need to thrive, and more. In the 6+ years I’ve been in business, I’ve never been this happy or fulfilled, and have already surpassed my most profitable year ever and it’s only November. I’m so grateful to have her with me on this journey, and I can’t recommend her enough!”
– Natalie McGuire
Web Designer and Digital Strategist
“Working with Iris is one of the best things that has ever happened for me – our work together helps me stay in tune with what really matters in my life and my business.
I am a ridiculously driven person, and I set nearly unachievable goals for myself that sometimes (okay, a lot of the time) leave me feeling depleted, defeated, and exhausted. Working with Iris helps me succeed more at my goals, but more importantly, helps me to identify which goals are *actually important* so that I can use my energy and time more wisely and resourcefully.
I tell my friends that they should reach out to Iris because she is able to ask just the right questions that draw out, from your own heart, just the right answers to your problems. Sometimes it’s uncomfortable, sometimes it’s silly, and sometimes it’s just a relief to let the hamster in your brain take a break from running on the wheel for a minute. Every time I finish a session with Iris I know I am stronger, braver, and more patient than before.”
– Rebecca West
Author, Speaker, and Interior Designer
“Working with Iris helped me work through all of the fears that came up when I got my first book deal, which felt like both a huge gift and an invitation for total failure.
As someone who lives with chronic illness, I had fears around physically being able to do this. What if I wrote a horrible book?! Or just couldn’t do it at all? In order to have the energy to write, I was going to spend three months in the woods in a house alone — what if I was horribly lonely or afraid? What if I was sicker by the end? What if I failed at everything?
We envisioned each circumstance so I could better plan the journey. We pulled out emotional and practical tools I already had, or created new ones I could tap into. I envisioned my ideal book-writing scenario, seeing myself working in joy and love and confidence. And so when I was finally alone in the woods, I knew to take a dance break or do a meditation or whatever to get me where I needed to be, day after day, as pages unfolded. I had so much more fun writing, because of that! I was far more creative than I would have been otherwise! I reveled in my weirdness! I was a braver writer! I was kinder to my body, too.
During sessions while there and since I’ve come back home and continued to edit and now market the book, Iris has continued to help me nurture my body and fortify my confidence. New experiences are scary, especially when you live in a body that asks you to play it safe. But because of hypnotherapy sessions with Iris, I’ve been able to truly be present for this experience and enjoy it, too.”
– Jacqueline Raposo
Author, Freelance Writer, and Podcast Producer