Welcome to my virtual nook. I'm Karla Kueber, an evidence based EFT (Emotional Freedom Techniques) practitioner, health coach and heart whisperer. I help guide Heart-Centered Influencers, leaders, educators, entrepreneurs, (and those aspiring to be) to reconnect with their highest and best self; so they are experiencing freedom from the emotional blocks that have been restricting them from thriving in health, wealth and happiness.
What is Free the Soul?
Free the Soul is about healing into your destiny. It is about letting go of all that you needed to be and stepping into the Heart-Centered leader that you truly are. It is about reconnecting with your body and intuition, re-learning to listen to your heart for guidance. It is about learning to love, accept and thrive as the leader you you on this journey called life.
My childhood was all butterflies and flowers until it wasn’t. The truth is, like many others, I had a really tough childhood. My mom battled cancer for years and eventually lost that battle. Leaving my family ultimately broken. My father was busy trying to play multiple roles while also trying to escape his own grief. I was forced to grow up real quick, becoming a strong, independent, resilient child on the outside, but suffering much grief on the inside.
I continued to be put on my game face, achieving much outward success in life. I had a career with many accomplishments as a teacher, financial comfort, and I was contributing positively to society, but it was costing me my life. I was exhausted, physically, emotionally, mentally. I was a workaholic, disguised as a martyr teacher, meaning I gave all of myself to being a teacher. This was the only way I knew I was a valuable good person in the world. I was in constant judgment of myself, feeling nothing was ever good enough. I was battling unhealthy relationships with food, others, and myself. I was putting on a great face, but I was living in constant stress and misery.
I set out in search of a better life, I knew there had to be more to life than the way I was living. Little did I know at the time, this journey is precisely what would guide me to step into my destiny.
I started searching for more and what that meant to me. It took me on a journey inward, to a place I hadn’t ventured too much over the years- as I was too busy focused on my external world.
I began journaling, reading personal growth books, learning about health and wellness, developed my spiritual practice, attended workshops, went to therapy, practiced yoga, and more.
All these things help tremendously! I share much about these on my blog. But what I found was that no matter what I did, I still had lingering blocks (traumas) that were keeping me stuck. With that, core beliefs of being broken and not good enough, hung on as well.
I searched for ways on how to free myself from this. I learned that trauma can reside in our bodies until it is healed using a mind-body therapy. Trauma can be described as an overload on the nervous system. We all have experienced trauma in some ways, it is a part of life. Traumatic events can be an embarrassing incident as a child that has left you feeling scarred as an adult to experiencing grief over the death of another.
One thing that deterred me from healing (and often shared by others) is that others have it much worse. The belief that my experience isn’t trauma because… Trauma is subjective; it’s how our individual nervous system responds to the incident(s). Something traumatic for one person may not have been traumatic for another.
Through the recommendation of a friend, I started working privately with an evidence based EFT practitioner. I found freedom from the core beliefs, wounds, and traumas that had been living in my body and restricting my life. This trauma had kept me playing safe, disconnected from myself and others, it also manifested as back pain and other symptoms in my body.
The more emotional freedom I found, the more freedom and openness I found in other areas of my life; mind, body, and heart. I found freedom from restriction. Ease and empowerment in my body. Freedom to give and receive love without fear of rejection, to see myself and others more from my heart and less from my head. Most importantly, I discovered inner peace, a place that is always waiting for me regardless of what’s happening in the world around me.