Who Is Angela Symonds

MY RISE

From a young age, I had experienced significant trauma; when my parents divorced at the age of 7, all of our lives changed. I felt like my life was thrown into the depths of hell. I became highly skilled in creating a place of safety for myself in the dark corners of my mind while my body was violated. I learned to be the protector of my family before I hit my teens, I learned to shut my emotional self off, this was less painful and a coping mechanism that just seemed to kick in.

I spent years self-loathing, I entered some incredibly dark and volatile short-lived relationships in my young adult life, because it’s what I knew, it’s what my self-worth allowed me. I had some great experiences with people but they never really penetrated the coat of armour I had built.

I had seen and been in some of this life’s most horrific and dark places; it was there that I learned so very much about survival, and, what it takes to get up and begin again.

As a young woman I always wanted more, always dreamt of being and doing more than what I was, I knew it was within me, I knew I was capable, even in the darkness that feeling never left me. Hope and dreaming kept me in a place of safety within my mind.

In my 20’s I decided to travel the world, I met my husband and fell pregnant, yes, that very night, that was my moment, that was my change, I knew this baby would be my strength my courage my future, I felt it instantly, and it was then I decided.

I decided to RISE up and find my Inner Roar; this is where those words became etched in my soul.

I believe we decide in an instant; it is the follow-through that is the hard part, staying the path.

I looked into her hour old eyes, leaned into her and whispered the words; I am here for you, forever, I will rise and be the greatest I can be, I will change everything, I promise, this is my vow, my word of honour to you. I spent hours writing to her of my intentions; I knew this was how to change my minds pathways. To change everything I thought I was I had to believe it myself, it had to go deep, beyond just the ‘thinking mind’ it had to change from a cellular level. And just like that, the change within me started.

It was the hardest thing I ever had to do; years of trauma had to be undone, and the storytelling in my head reversed.  I had to learn to love my body, a body that I believed had let me down, BUT, at the same time had just given me the greatest gift in this world.

My journey had taken another shift when my second daughter came into the world I took her newness in my arms, they were now stronger. I made another promise, another vow, which I would continue to keep rising I would make myself even stronger. Every time I’d fall I’d get back up and go at life again and again. I would do better and be better, for them; I would never give up.

I met my third daughter; I was now completely invested within myself and felt the power I had, I was at my strongest, it was easy for me to make her a promise, one of protection, a home and always being there whenever she needed me, no matter what.

I knew there was nothing my girls and I could not face together. Family, well, that was everything to me, and although I had no clue what I was doing, I knew I could keep my promise to them all.

I started to re-educate myself as I’d left school early I didn’t have much of an education, I was more concerned with having a safe place to be, back then.

While I was a young mum I went on to learn so very much; my mind expanded my body became strong, self-defence at the top of my list, that was the discipline that I needed. My life completely changed direction, and I didn’t stop. I loved learning.

Many years on, I went to work in Health Services, I ended up working with people for over 20 years in various areas of the Health Service system, I became focused and climbed to the top of my field.

I was on a path to my soul work. This was what I was born for, built for, NEEDED to do, this was crystal clear to me, I just had to keep going it felt like there was a driver from within me driving me to dig deeper, continue to step forward.

My RISE has always had focus; it has always had a purpose; I learned to tap into every part of me and became my best and strongest self.

 

MY ROAR

I help people rise to a place of ease and flow within their minds and lives.

Being able to help create a positive difference in the lives of others, is my passion.

I help people understand and change their thinking to feel less trapped in a particular state of mind.

I believe we need to forget who we have been told to be and create who it is we want to be.

I believe we get back what we put out into the world. So I say put out as much good, kindness, and positive energy as you can.

I’m a writer and love everything about writing, from the way it captures your imagination, whisks you away to another time and space, right through to the power and impacts the written word can have to create a different type of thinking and challenge our interpretation of the world around us. 

I love writing programs that evoke and transform a mind into moving, shifting, growing and being able to impact a person’s life positively. I have been writing programs for a variety of Mental Health and Youth Services for the past ten years and have developed over 80 published works to date.

My most significant ability is to be able to work across the board in many disciplines. 

 

I have numerous years of life experience and hold qualifications in:

  • Mental Health (Dip)
  • Forensics (AdDip)
  • Intervention Counselling (Dip)
  • Crisis Management (AdDip)
  • Cognitive Behavioural Therapy (CBT) (AdDip)
  • Mindfulness Practioner (level 1, 2, 3)
  • Trauma Response  (Dip) 
  • Behaviour Change Therapy (Cert)
  • Body Language (AdDip U.K)
  • Self Protection (Cert)
  • Violence and Aggression in the workplace (Cert)
  • Conflict Mangement (Cert)  
  • Identifying Family Violence (Cert)
  • CRAF Risk Assesment (Cert) (Domestic Violence)
  • CRAF Specialist Training (Cert) (Domestic Violence)
  • Clinical Supervision (Cert)
  • Neuro-linguistic Programming (NLP) (Cert)
  • Single Session Counselling (Cert)
  • Acceptance & Commitment Therapy (ACT) (Cert)
  • Nutritional Health Coaching  (Dip) 
  • Nutritional Therapist Certification (AdDip U.K)
  • Fitness Instructor (Australia) (Cert)
  • Reiki (Dip)  
  • Life Coaching (Cert)  
  • Wellness Coaching  (Cert) 
  • Story Coach (Cert)
  • Precision Nutrition Certification (Cert)
  • Body Transformation Specialist (Cert)
  • Antigravity Instructor (Cert)
  • VQ Fitness (AdDip U.K) 
  • Beauty Therapy (AdDip)
  • Make- up Artist (AdDip U.K)
  • Photography ( Dip)                                                                                                                                                           

I hold current Level 1 & 2 First Aid Certificate; I have a current Working With Children check and a current Police Check.

Once again I’m thirsty for more knowledge, I am currently studying Criminal Psychology. 

I deeply believe that being invested in your Mind and Body is what will drive you forward in your life to be anything and everything you want, need and desire.

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