As a child I was bullied. I loved school so much, to me learning and reading books was (and still is) an absolute joy, but at the age of 8 a teacher hit me so hard with a wooden spoon that I peed my pants right there in the classroom infront of the kids (I still have the scar on my leg). The following year, another teacher picked on me, she called me names and laughed out loud, encouraging my classmates to join in. School was never the same after that. I spent break times trying to find new hiding places to get away from the kids. I felt unsafe at school, the place I loved to go to learn and be with my friends.
At home, I had a similar problem. My older brother loathed me, I seemed to spend my time running away from him. Three times while growing up he tried to kill me. Once he threw a wardrobe ontop of me, another time he strangled me and another, he tried to stab me with a pair of scissors. Added to that, I grew up in a religion that taught it's followers to hit their children and that threatened us with 'burning in hell' if we didn't comply. This meant that I never ever felt safe at home.
As a result of all of this, I suffered severe anxiety which resulted in chronic health problems; IBS, shingles, migraines, tension headaches, etc.
At the age of 15, I dropped out of school as I just couldn't cope anymore. Even though I was in a different school, the bullying seemed to have 'followed me.'
At the age of 17 I got married to a man who loved me, but who also abused me. I had 3 more abusive relationships after that before I was able to break the cycle. I broke that cycle when I discovered Emotional Intelligence and learnt to understand myself, my mind and the people in my life. I learnt that other people's bad behaviour was not my fault and that having emotions was normal. I was able to heal, to let go of the past and to forgive.
Today my life is vastly different to back then. I'm in a very loving relationship with a man who adores me for who I am. My brother and I are now friends. I realised that his behaviour towards me was due to his own emotional and mental health issues.
When I opened my EQ Training and Coaching Practise, I realised that all my adult, child and teenage clients all had the same problems. The trauma and problems they were experiencing in their lives, was due to them also not having Emotional Intelligence Life Skills nor did they understand themselves or the people in their lives.
I have been helping people, young and old, to develop their Emotional Intelligence since 2003 with the most incredible life-changing results. Now I would like to take this to the next level by getting these incredible life skills out to children all over the world through this Edutaining TV Series. No child should ever have to feel unsafe being themselves, at school nor at home. Not only will this EQ TV show change children's worlds, but it will change the world as well.