Marcy first coined the term Female Empowerment Therapy in 2010 after witnessing the patterns she saw in numerous women. It has been being refined since that time and a book is currently being written to outline the steps. The basic information is addressed below. If some of what you read resonates with you, consider how it impacts your life and how restructuring your thinking could help you.
If you try to make yourself "not a bother," you might have been conditioned to not take up too much space, diminish your needs, be super-independent or reject offerings made to you by those around you. YOU ARE IMPORTANT. Start by acknowledging and reclaiming your importance being a "bother" if necessary.
Do you yield to others and let them speak, first, even when you are compelled to assert your opinion? Maybe you don't think that you have anything to say. Maybe that is conditioning. You have a unique perspective on the world that this world might need desperately RIGHT NOW. Maybe it is time to reclaim your voice and speak loudly about what you know. The habitual thinking might be the only thing that is in the way to your sharing your unique thinking with the world.
Do you reject offerings from others, because you diminish your needs? If you behave in ways that are overly independent, sometimes, people react to you as though your needs aren't as pressing or important. You maybe have been telling them this is subtle ways for too long. You have to value both your contribution from your effort and your presence. Simply being you in this world, you deserve to receive and your loved ones deserve the joy of giving to you. Don't let old patterns get in the way of what you can receive.
Some women have learned to stay out of the way of others. They move around in the world to yield to others and not take up too much space. People do reinforce that belief and before you know it, you don't know what space is yours. You yield so much that you don't know how to inhabit ANY space. It is time for you to believe that you deserve your space in the world.
I work with both men and women. Men have asked, "Can I get some 'Empowerment Therapy'? This was developed because of tendencies in our society to teach women to be smaller, less obtrusive, quieter, less bothersome, and take up less space. Just because you are male, doesn't mean that you didn't receive or internalize any of these same messages. This therapy addresses females directly, because of society's tendencies. If you are a man or know a man who knows that they need to address the above specific issues, please use any of my literature to support your healing. I am happy to consult with people of any gender about empowerment for themselves and their loved ones.
You might diminish your worth a myriad of ways. Maybe none of the above categories quiet fits for your unique situation, but when it comes down to it, you know that you need to value yourself more than you do. If we could empower everyone around us to believe in their innate human worth and make decisions from an empowered place; our world would change for the better. Feel free to contact me to see if we can understand what it is that you need to do to claim your power.