Why Heart Fire? Why Lyn?
Learn More About Lyn Delmastro-Thomson, MA, CBP, BAT
My business and my work with clients has been inspired by my own healing journey. Diagnosed with a significant health condition in 2004, I was faced with a great deal of fear and overwhelm. As I began to emerge from the dark cloud that hung over me, I began to seek alternative ways of healing my body.
At that time, I returned to getting weekly biofeedback sessions, something which I had been exposed to at the age of 12 when horrific migraines took over my life. I began attending a "yoga for healing" class at a local studio in Santa Barbara, where I was living at the time. I dove into therapy to help me process my grief, fear, and overwhelm.
At the time when I got sick, I was a graduate student pursuing a career in academia. The thing was, though, that I had never felt happy or at home in my program. From the very beginning, I looked around me at my fellow students and saw how passionate they seemed to be about the program and the classes and all I felt was frustration and disappointment. While I had loved studying history in college, delving into academia wasn't what I had expected.
I saw my getting sick in 2004 as a wake up call. I had been in my program for 3 years and was miserable but afraid to quit because I didn't know what it was that I DID want to do... Well when I got sick and then when my best friend passed away suddenly the following year, I realized how short life really is and that I could no longer pursue something that brought me no joy. I quit my program and got a job (any job with health insurance would do!) while I set up about figuring things out.
It was during the course of one of my weekly biofeedback sessions that I realized what I did want to do... I could see myself learning this approach and helping others! And then, as I came to enjoy my yoga for healing class more and more, I became excited to train to teach therapeutic yoga as well.
My path had found me....
I went back to school, getting a master's degree in somatic (mind-body) psychology and pursuing training in biofeedback and therapeutic yoga.
I moved to Portland and started my business and I began focusing on helping clients with anxiety, stress, and illness.
Then, in 2012, BodyTalk entered my life. At that time, I was having a persistent pain in my left knee that nothing seemed to help... I had met someone who was a "BodyTalk Practitioner" the year before and decided that maybe now was the time to try a session.
I was so amazed when after that first session, my knee showed significant improvement! And not only did my knee feel better but I noticed that there were shifts in other areas of my life- like my emotional state. I was fascinated by this approach and after a few more sessions, I decided I needed to take the Fundamentals class that was happening locally a few months later.
BodyTalk has become the primary healing modality that I use in my work with clients now because it brings amazing, powerful results to a wide range of physical and emotional issues.
I continue to take new courses regularly to expand my knowledge and skill set in this healing modality that I have become so passionate about.
This work continues to amaze me in its depth and potential and I can’t wait to share it with you.