The Impact of Spiritual Bypassing
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In this episode, we delve into the topic of spiritual bypassing and its impact on individuals dealing with chronic health issues. Our guests, Brooke and Tay, share their personal experiences and insights on how well-intentioned but misguided spiritual responses can affect those who are struggling with serious health conditions.

We discuss:

  • How people with chronic illness has impacted our personal lives, as well as our deconstruction
  • The need for boundaries and self-care rituals when you have a chronic illness
  • What Spiritual Bypassing is, sounds like, and how it affects people
  • How to create a supportive environment for someone with a chronic illness

About our Guests:

Tay Francis is more than a brand consultant - she is also an award-winning researcher and a human design expert. A Caribbean native with advanced degrees in psychology and population statistics, Tay has dedicated her career to understanding how people behave and communicate.

During the global pandemic, Tay left corporate market research and launched her own consulting firm: The Empowerment Axis Consultancy. Today, she uses her unique background and human design expertise to help coaches and entrepreneurs build better relationships with their clients and themselves.

Brooke Gurrad is a liver transplant recipient, wife, mom, and chronically ill human. After a diagnosis of autoimmune hepatitis in 2005, she received a life-saving liver transplant that same year. She has a Bachelor's in Music, Vocal Performance from Lee University and a Masters in Teaching from St. Martin’s University.

Brooke has accumulated quite the repertoire of jobs, but they all come back to teaching, coaching, and helping people. With experience using tools of EQi (emotional intelligence), Strengths Finder, Myers-Briggs, and Enneagram, she developed a 2-year Self Awareness curriculum to coach clients as they go through job transitions, discover new dreams, navigate relationships, and dig into emotional health. Brooke is now honored to use those same tools to support my community with chronic illness, focusing on transplant patients.

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