Let go of what isn’t yours to carry.
Support for spouses of partners
with depression or anxiety.
You don’t just help me feel better. You’ve taught me to help myself feel better. Thank you for everything.
You are in the right place.
If any of these often sound familiar…
- You often ignore your own needs and wants.
- You push down emotions that feel hurtful or inconvenient.
- You find yourself preparing for the worst that might happen.
- You sometimes feel frustrated and resentful followed by guilt.
- You are committed to your partner but often feel lost and alone.
- You feel like there is no one you can talk to about your partner’s illness.
- You find yourself dreading their possible relapse even when things are going well.
Are you ready to begin taking small, sustainable, steps to recognize and respond to your own needs? To develop a practice to move through difficult emotions and build resilience?
Using a unique blend of coaching and calming techniques, I support you as you move through stressful life events (past, present and, perceived future), helping you to find and maintain a calm sense of self. Even on “stormy” days.
We begin with a Free Listening call. Be heard, receive tools for centering that you can start using immediately and determine how we can best move forward together.
Free Starter Kit: Simple Tools For Finding Your Calm Center
It's easy to lose sight of ourselves when caring for someone we love. Too easy.
I can remember clearly the first simple practice that started to crack me open. That started to let the light in, started the healing.
Sometimes simple is best. I hope one of these practices is what helps begin to let a little light in for you.
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How we can work together.
Working with me is a calm, guided experience. I work with many different people however, I specialize in working with devoted carers of partners with depression and/or anxiety.
Here are some examples of what we might work through together:
- Unwanted Habits
- Feelings of Unworthiness
- Anticipatory or Ambiguous Grief
- Limiting Beliefs
Here’s a brief overview of the techniques I practice:
Personalized One on One Coaching
Using a unique blend of coaching and calming techniques, we work together to develop a personalized support plan for you. You’ll walk away from our sessions with tools you can use anytime to recenter and build emotional resiliency. Includes an optional workbook you can start immediately. Coaching sessions may be booked here.
Emotional Freedom Technique (Tapping)
Sometimes referred to as psychological acupressure, EFT involves tapping specific points (the Chinese meridian system) on the body, primarily on the head and the face, in a particular sequence. While doing this, we focus on the issue that you wish to move through. Helping you to relieve stress, balance energy, break unwanted habits, and reduce physical and emotional pain. Interested in just EFT? EFT sessions may be booked separately here.
Reiki Energetic Wellness
A Japanese technique for stress reduction and relaxation that also promotes healing, Reiki is considered a powerful form of alternative medicine. It works on your whole person including body, mind and spirit, resulting in many beneficial effects that include balancing energy, cultivating compassion and deep inner peace. Interested in just Reiki? Reiki sessions may be booked separately here.
Meditation + Breathwork
One of the simplest and most powerful self-healing tools, mediation looks different for each of us. We will work together to develop a meditation and breathwork practice that fits you and your needs. Starting with as little as one minute, meditation and breathwork can help you to relieve anxiety, recenter and cultivate inner peace.
Writing for Wellness
Allowing us to honor our need to feel heard, writing helps us to tap into our innate wisdom and discover answers to our hard questions. Focusing mainly on stream of consciousness or free writing, we uncover desires and limiting beliefs and then work to navigate through them. A proven technique to relieve stress, and uncover truths by connecting directly to our inner wisdom.
I offer private online Personalized Coaching sessions, Emotional Freedom Technique, and Reiki Energetic Wellness.
Private sessions are offered as single sessions as well as discounted packages. Our private sessions are done in a password-protected, private video platform. (I am happy to help you navigate the tech if needed.) If you feel like private sessions are something you would like, consider signing up for a Free Listening session first.
I also offer self-study courses. Self-study courses allow you to experience working with me at your own pace and schedule. Be sure to sign up for my mailing list to be notified when registration opens (and get your free Starter Kit).
I was struggling with everything happening in our lives. Carolyn helped me work through my sadness and frustration. Our lives are the same but how I feel about myself and our life is different.
Meet Carolyn Witt
I am a teacher, a vessel for light, and a quiet leader.
A Reiki Master, an EFT Practitioner and a Certified Life Coach, I am also a recent graduate of the Science of Happiness with Berkeley/X.
A little bit about the journey that has brought me here…
A child of sexual abuse and emotional neglect, in my early relationships I chose partners who were also broken, and abusive.
Despite all of this, I continued to see the good in the world. I recognized this resilience and always appreciated how this was not the case for some.
Then, after supporting my partner for many years as he navigated through trauma, chronic pain, anxiety, and depression, I found myself falling into spirals of depression. Struggling with a lack of focus, frustration, guilt, and even anticipatory grief.
Where had I lost my inner peace?
With this curiosity, I began to work towards regaining my resilience. This led to many challenging years searching, doing the inner work, learning from mentors, coaches and therapists. Ultimately leading me here.
Learning, healing, sharing.
On a personal note.
After getting married (for the third time…) and leaving a corporate career in Orlando, Florida, my partner and I moved to a small farm in Virginia. I started my first business in 2013 on an old laptop, while working a full-time job in retail. After several stressful years, I took the leap to become a full-time business owner. And now, I am the founder of two fulfilling businesses.
My partner, of 16 years now, is a loving human who has supported my journey without hesitation. Chronically ill, he inspired my early wellness curiosity as I searched for a way to help him navigate his healing journey and then, ultimately, my own.
I enjoy spending my time off practicing the tools above, earthing, listening to Audible and painting #kindnessrocks. We have two spoiled-rotten furbabies, our yorkie, Sasquatch, and our rescue, Bumble. I enjoy the smell of a campfire, summer rain, sunshine, any body of water, cozy blankets, and sleeping in.
I’m a delightfully imperfect human with an innate ability to calm souls, share clarity, and recenter energies.
Some of my training and certifications.
- Reiki I & II – Odilia Marie Forlenza, RMT, NC Reiki Training Center
- Reiki Master/Teacher – Lisa Powers, Reiki Master & Teacher, B.Ki, B. Ed
- Reiki and Acupressure for Anxiety and Depression – Lisa Powers, Reiki Master & Teacher, B.Ki, B. Ed and Dr. Jakob Bargak
- EFT & TFT Tapping Master Practitioner – Graham Nicholls, The Priority Academy
- Life Coaching Practitioner – Kain Ramsay, The Academy of Modern Applied Psychology
- Happiness Life Coach – Joeel & Natalie Rivera, International Academy of Life Coaching & Entrepreneurship
- Mindfulness Practitioner, Level I, II, III & Master – Kain Ramsay, The Academy of Modern Applied Psychology
- The Science of Happiness – Dacher Keltner and Emiliana Simon-Thomas, Greater Good Science Center at UC Berkeley
Working with Carolyn gave me a calmness I’ve never felt before. After just a few times I’m less stressed and really much happier.
Have a question?
I’d love to hear from you.
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*I provide this service as a personal development coach. I am not a doctor. Users take complete responsibility for their own health and agree to consult a qualified health practitioner for medical conditions. These methods are not to be used for emergency situations or to replace medical care.