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Twelve years ago, I was at my lowest. I knew that I was depressed and very unhappy. I had no idea that I would soon begin a journey to meet my true self - a journey filled with research, trial and error, prayer, tears, and importantly, the breaking of generational curses. I was able to fall in love with who I am, to experience peace and joy. 


I’m Cicilia, and this is my story of choosing the light over darkness. It is also the story of my progress to being able to help others find their way to the other side of their lowest, most doubtful, depressed and blocked lives using powerful tools, and profound empathy and support. I have been there, and I know how hard it is to find hope and a way forward. 


I know, that we each can move from darkness to the light, find peace and experience joy. I can help you on your journey. 


Over the years, my identity has included being a wife and mother, the president of the Newcastle Chamber of Commerce, the founder and chairperson of a charity Women’s Forte Organisation, and even a competitor in World Fitness Federation competitions! What I am most proud of, however, is repairing my life and those of my children. 


I believe I was depressed most of my life. I first attempted suicide when I was only 16 years old. I just didn’t see a reason to live, and I didn’t know what or who would help me. I was filled with guilt and confusion, anger and pain, and experienced insecurity and shame about myself and my feelings.


I realized I was focused on getting acknowledgment, validation and acceptance from other people, and trying to live a life I thought I “should” be living rather than an authentic life that came from my “inside to the outside”! I began to realize that no one could love me or make me feel whole if I didn’t not feel that way within myself. 


The first shift forward for me was renewing my relationship with God. Believing that we are each a divine being meant to be our full selves helped me surrender and let go of my fears, and to find hope. I developed self-compassion and the ability to forgive myself, an essential step in learning to love oneself.


Over time, I developed a model that helped me stay my course towards health and integrity, and that is now a powerful tool I use with my clients. Imagine your life is a chain of 20 interrelated links, all connected and interdependent, such as balance, reasonability, healthy body and knowing your true self.


Leading a full and satisfying life, and to make positive shifts forward, requires that we devote attention to understanding and strengthening each link so the whole chain is robust and serves us. We may think our issues are with a specific link or two but we often discover that the influence of another link is shaping our experience negatively. When my clients and I work the Twenty Link Chain model (TM) together, they experience both subtle and profound positive change. 


So here I am, twelve years after my own journey of discovery and evolution, ready to meet you where you are in your life, and to guide and support you. My passion as a mentor is to help you connect with the greatness and power within you! 


Cicilia is a Mentor. Mentoring is not therapy, counselling, mental healthcare, or treatment for substance abuse or any addictive behaviour. The mentor is not functioning as a licensed mental health professional, therapist or counsellor, and mentoring is not intended as a replacement for counselling, psychiatric interventions, treatment for mental illness, recovery from past trauma, professional medical advice, financial assistance, legal counsel, or other professional services.


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