"Life has been my practice. I do my best on any given day, but there is always room to do better. There is always an opportunity to learn, grow, and change.”
I have been working with and coaching people one-one-one to overcome life’s challenges and difficult times for over ten years. Through a combination integrative life coaching and various traditional and non-traditional approaches, I am able to channel my most fundamental values of integrity, compassion, and courage to help my clients reduce stress and create positive change so they can enjoy healthier, happier, more meaningful lives.
I believe that each of us enjoys a life that is distinctive and remarkable, with challenges, adversity, and opportunity around every corner. Throughout my life, I have always been curious and inspired to see the possibilities inherent in every moment and choice, and to intentionally foster positive change for myself, my friends and my community. This work has been by far the most rewarding challenge and responsibility of my life.
None of us are immune to life’s challenges. Like everyone, I too have had to endure and work to overcome many trials in my own life including the pain of being bullied as a child, the loss of loved ones, the isolation and uncertainty of changing schools and leaving friends, battling breast cancer, eating disorders, and a host of other personal struggles.
With each new experience and opportunity, I learned to recognize the challenges I was presented with and how to make more thoughtful, compassionate choices. I learned to be more sensitive to myself and more intentional in my choices. Slowly, estranged and despairing feelings softened, and surprising occasions for growth and fulfillment invariably presented themselves.
My journey has taken me from Baltimore to Missouri, New York City to Vermont. From alternative schools to social activism; community radio projects to working with disadvantaged youth, to the unparalleled privilege of producing and directing a documentary film about the extraordinary life of blues singer Koko Taylor.
Koko modeled everything and more that I believe one can do to confront a life oppression and adversity, and succeed and thrive in spite of it. It is that spirit of courage, dignity, and self-awareness that I bring to the work I do with my clients every day.
To learn how I can help you work to overcome life’s challenges, contact me today.
“Blues is my life. It's a true feeling that comes from the heart, not something that just comes out of my mouth. Blues is what I love, and blues is what I always do.” - Koko Taylor
Sherry is certified through the International Association of Therapists and Counselors, the National Guild of Hypnotists, and certified Level One, Level Two, and Advanced Level Course - Usui System of Reiki Natural Healing Certification.
Sherry received lay vows in 1992 through the Bhavana Society in West Virginia, a Theravada Buddhist community, in mindfulness studies, and is in the process of receiving certification in Jon Kabat-Zinn’s Mindfulness-Based Stress Reduction Program.
Sherry Rhynard is a member of the:
Vermont Reiki Association
International Association of Counselors and Therapists
National Guild of Hypnotists, Inc.