Candice Colgan β€” Being Attacked at 19 Years Old, Fighting Against Racism, The Benefits of Trauma Therapy, Making Time For What You Want and More – #11

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by Ellie Goode

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Candice Colgan - Breaking Free From Trauma

From growing up in a strict Filipino family…

To being attacked on the streets of Melbourne at 19…

To living in Manchester, UK and running her own trauma coaching business…

Candice Colgan has not lived an ordinary life.

Candice is a hurt recovery coach and has a huge passion for helping people come home to themselves.

She is all about breaking free from trauma.

Because when everything goes sideways in life, you often lose yourself 😡

You might shatter into a million pieces.

Become overwhelmed.

Experience intense panic attacks.

And end up drenched in tears on your bathroom floor at 2:30am wondering what to do.

Life can be rough.

In this episode we covered some heavy stuff.

But β€” it was inspiring.

Candice overcame her own crime-related experiences (starting at the age of five), so she gets it.

Candice has done the work on herself.

Which is the most important part of working with any coach or therapist.

Degrees are important, but life experience is the real deal.

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Candice now runs a thriving online coaching business where she tries to “run herself out of a job”.

She doesn’t want her clients to rely on her β€” she empowers them to stand on their own two feet.

Candice helps her clients re-create their identities by breaking free from trauma.

She helps them find their way through all this heavy stuff.


By using a combination of mind-mapping, exposure therapy, and neuroception.

Candice helps her clients identify their triggers and threat responses. This give them a sense of control.

Plus, Candice is a super genuine, down-to-earth, incredible human being πŸ€—

One who I’ve had the pleasure of being friends with for many years now.

Meanwhile, Candice is running around after her two young kids, functioning on virtually no sleep, and still kicking-ass at life.

Her secret?

When something is important to you, you will make time to do it.

There’s always going to be distractions.


Reasons to avoid doing something.

But you have to go out and make it happen anyway πŸ”₯

By giving 200% to her clients, Candice hasn’t needed to post on social media or run ads to build her business.

Candice is focused on creating value – and it’s working wonders for her.

As you’ll hear in this episode, you can let your past define you….


You can choose to overcome it and let it be your teacher.

We all make choices every day.

We all face challenges.

But it’s how we respond to those challenges that makes all the difference.

And it starts with listening to your body, and overcoming your mind.

That’s the key to breaking free from trauma.

Candice is dominating in business and in life — which is the essence of Sex Money & Rage.

So check it out – this episode was next level πŸ™Œ

Show Notes – You’ll Discover

  • What it was like being attacked and mugged in the streets of Melbourne as a 19-year-old
  • The power of listening to your own body and internal impulses, and how to build safety in your nervous system
  • How Candice manages her online business with two young kids (hint: she’s an expert multi-tasker)
  • Understanding your own neuroception – (i.e why you freak out in certain social situations)
  • The power of reviewing your past and the limiting beliefs that are holding you back
  • How to reclaim your body (and mind) after intense crime-related experiences

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