The Discovery of Self | Dr. Joan speaks with Tia Rucker Part 4

Life moves quickly. Learning how to begin self-discovery could be the last thing on your mind and sometimes you need to be removed from certain environments to tap into your true self: your values, your needs, and wants, with no societal influence and get clarity on your purpose.

In this episode of Hey, I’m Listening, Dr. Joan speaks with Tia Rucker about The Discovery of Self

Tia Rucker is a Certified Life Coach and Reiki Master who specializes in various healing modalities. She is a living testament to her motto- Exist to Purpose. Trauma, grief, and addiction caused her to spiral down and hit rock bottom on multiple occasions. Tia suffered from high achievers syndrome as she strived for society's vision of success. She had it all… "Perfect" job, home, family, and multiple degrees. Intuitively, Tia knew something was missing and went on a quest to find it

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What you can expect from this episode

00:26 What do you enjoy?

01:25 Tia speaks about a time she hit rock bottom 

03:44 Evolving spiritually

07:20 The Strong Black Woman Schema

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About Dr. Joan

Dr. Joan Samuels-Dennis, Ph.D., is an award-winning Canadian speaker and authority on trauma recovery, reconciliation, and forgiveness. Joan has specialized in promoting the mental health and well-being of individuals, families, and communities for over a decade through her groundbreaking trauma recovery strategy, The Forgiveness Method.

Her career as an individual, couples, and family psychotherapist has helped countless people heal from their past, transform their mental health, overcome challenges, and reclaim their lives.

In 2016, she founded Becoming Inc., and in 2020 she founded the Village of Peace not-for-profit organization. Dr. Joan is the author of 490: Forgive and Live Fearlessly, Forgive: Master The Art of Letting Go and Becoming the Journey to Love, and the mind behind the revolutionary new therapeutic modality and certification “The Forgiveness Method” launching in 2023.

Dr. Joan is a Jamaican-Canadian Toronto native who lives in the beautiful community of Kamloops, B.C., alongside her loving husband and family.

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