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Penelope Camarata, Therapeutic Life Coach
My name is Penelope Camarata and I am with Internal Consciousness as a Therapeutic Life Coach.
When we as First Responders, Veterans, or Frontline Workers experience traumatic events, there are different levels of trauma that have occurred. Physically, emotionally, and mentally, we can experience trauma in one instance.
After we physically heal if injured, we still relive that trauma. We also become mentally traumatized during the event when we are put into a dangerous situation where adrenaline runs high. If those two states are not healed, the act of reliving or developing a disability from that incident, we struggle with finding ourselves again due to the Identity Crisis.
Bio of Penelope Camarata:
I am a 6-1/2 year veteran as an EMT-Basic in Philadelphia, PA where I also dispatch for a private ambulance company. I started my business, Internal Consciousness, after I had to deal with a mentally traumatic event that occurred in my life just as I was finishing EMT school. A Philadelphia Police Lieutenant took his own life on my youngest daughter’s 17th birthday. I didn’t find out about his death until the day before I finished my EMT testing where I basically pushed it to the back of my mind for 3 years. I then spiraled down to the 8th gate of Dante’s Hell and realized I didn’t want to end up like my friend but was stuck on how to ‘fix’ myself. I started looking into alternative therapy because I could not find anything that focused on First Responders in Philadelphia. I found and worked my way through Reiki, Groups therapy for First Responders only, creative journaling, and somatic breathwork. I am currently working on my certification for Ayurvedic Medicine and Nutrition and finishing up another certification in Sound Healing.
The best place for people to check out what I do is at https://internal-consciousness.ueniweb.com
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