About Danielle... Healer, Teacher, Crazy-Actualizer, and Life Adventurer!
Rewriting the Story
"What the HELL is my purpose?"
Those words echoed in my head for years.
It all started with a seemingly innocuous visit to the doctor at the ripe ol' age of eleven.
"You'll have this disease for the rest of your life."
Diagnosed with Crohn's disease - a mysterious autoimmune disorder that causes severe digestive issues, I recall where I was at that time in my life... a little girl, unsure of who she was, but determined to be herself and help others.
What followed was years of bathroom runs, abdominal pain, rolls of toilet paper (I know the BEST brands, btw) and a variety of "shit-storms," treated with steroids, anti-diarrheal pills, and a litany of prescriptions.
Nothing was working.
I would go to sleep at night, praying to God for a miracle.
I was finally given a heavy immuno-suppressive medication that caused my disease to go into remission. Phew! Relieved, I went about my life as any "normal" gal would. To be honest, I kind of forgot about God/Source/Something Bigger than Me. But in the back of my mind, I knew I wasn't "normal." I still feared the reoccurrence of the disease. I still felt like something was missing from my life.
In 2010, my father died. It cracked my world wide open.
They say that the adventure doesn't begin until things fall apart.
So apart I fell. Spiritually, mentally, emotionally, and physically. My self-esteem plummeted. My symptoms returned with a vengeance.
And so did my question.
That flare would last five years and take me around the world, searching for answers.
I immersed myself in natural healing remedies and processes. I would try a 30-day juice fast and numerous special diets, to the point where I feared anything I ate. I would hurl myself into healing and personal development trainings, trying to figure out what my gosh darn purpose was. I turned over every rock looking for the damn thing.
Why was my body doing this? Why wasn't I healing? What was the reason I was here on earth? What in the heck is WRONG with me?
But the question wasn't really about why or what...it was about who.
Who am I?
I couldn't run from myself any longer. It was time to step into my true path, to be who I really was and to do what truly called to me in life.
So I started breaking the rules.
I started to do my own thing.
And then, when I decided this, when I decided to BE ME...
...to connect with something larger than myself
...my symptoms gradually disappeared.
The more I accepted myself, the more my body healed. The more I chose to be myself, the more I helped others.
The more I helped others heal, the more I healed.
The dis-ease that was supposed to last a life-time gave me a life-time of purpose.
I found out later that this phenomenon is called "shaman sickness" and it was a part of my hero's journey.
The miracle didn't happen overnight for me like some of the spontaneous healing accounts I have read. It was and continues to be truly a journey. But one night I did realize it was over. And just beginning...
Because I am ALWAYS healing.
And so are you.
To heal is to recognize that we are already whole. When you know this, not just in your mind, but in your heart, your gut, your Soul, then you experience the healing that has been there all along.
This is my mission...to help us all accept ourselves for who we truly are, right here and right now.
Life is full of twists and turns. That's what makes the journey heroic - to rise above, move through, dive deep, and bumble sometimes very messily through this experience. But I believe no matter how much you or I may doubt ourselves at times, you can always find you way home to yourself.
When you align with your true purpose, you Heal.
My healing work is based on a foundation of three core beliefs. These form the paradigm that I teach and live from, and contribute to the space necessary for radical miracles.
1. You are Source.
As in you are the Creator of your own experience. You are always connected to Source. When you realize this, you also realize miracles.
2. You are your own Healer.
You heal when you live your purpose. When you heal yourself, you heal the world. What calls your Soul Heals You.
3. The World needs the Real You.
Being You is the most valuable gift you can give to the world and the highest form of making a difference.
In my down-time...
I love to travel...Inside and Out! You can find me bumping around places like Chaing Rai Thailand, Mysore India, Moab Utah, and my own backyard.
I love hiking, cooking, baking, reading voraciously (I read a book a week!), journaling, dancing, writing silly poems, and practicing yoga and hand-standing whenever I get the chance!
And I love spending time with my loved ones...like my partner, Jonathan :)
My Soul Calling of Healing the World...
My Soul Vision
To create a world where we accept ourselves for who we truly are and are connected to God-Source-True Self.
MY Soul Mission
My mission is to empower you to Heal and be the Real You.
My Soul Why
Because to Heal the World, we must first Heal ourselves.
My Soul Philosophy
When you are being the Real You, you are aligned with your purpose, and you Heal.
I used to say..."In my seven years of being a healer"... But now I realize healing is a lifetime journey. No one has it all figured out. But we can create space for this process for ourselves and others. I've taken an integrative and whole-hearted approach to working with my fellow soulsters on their healing journey.
I am continuously adding to my healing "Tool-belt," not only with modalities and practices, but by studying with, who I believe, are the best teachers out there. I believe healing is more than a technique, it's a way of life.
The trainings that have supported my expertise have been life-changing for me and my Soul Family.
In addition to my M.S. degree, I am a certified:
- Trainer and Master Practitioner of Mental and Emotional Release® Therapy
- Trainer and Master Practitioner of Neuro-Linguistic Programming
- Empowerment Mastery Coach
- Heal Your Life® Coach and Workshop Leader
- Klemmer & Associates Personal Mastery, Advanced Leadership Seminar, and Heart of the Samurai Graduate
- Awaken Your Practice® Graduate
- Reiki Healer Level 1 and 2
- Huna Energy Work Level 1
- Registered Yoga Teacher 200-hour
- Licensed Massage Therapist
- Bonafide Crazy Person
- Dog lover
- Passionate baker who dances in the kitchen
- Winner of writing award in the 6th grade :)
My "Snazzy" Bio
Danielle LaRock has been called a “visionary empath” and a “small but mighty powerhouse.” As a transformation coach, healer, and change leader, she empowers people to heal themselves by dissolving inner blocks and negative patterns that trap them in suffering. She works with individuals and groups who want to make a big difference in the world, answer their true calling, and be themselves! She is also founder of The Haven, a community of authentic living and leadership.
She overcame a chronic illness through this transformation work and built her life around reconnecting with the Soul. She believes “when you be you, you heal!” Her vision and life’s work is creating a world where we see each other for who we truly are and live as our Real Selves.
She believes that the world needs the Real You, and when we Discover the Haven Within™ ourselves, we are truly able to live our life of purpose and impact. Her practice and teaching are inspired by the empowering suggestion that we are our own Leader, and we can find love for every part of ourselves. As a teacher, she encourages her students to have fun on their journey, let go of limitations that are not serving them, and reconnect with their own power.
When she’s not “working,” she loves baking, writing, being outdoors, playing with her puppies, and doing handstands.