Kess is a Nationally Certified Personal Trainer through the National Exercise & Sports Trainers Association (NESTA). Kess is also a Wellness Coach, Yoga Instructor for Trauma/PTSD, TACTIX Group Fitness Martial Arts Instructor, and is a Certified Holistic Nutritional Coach. Kess loves to stay up to date on the latest trends. For example, her most recent obsession is a training program led by Tara Brach, Ph.D., approved by the National Institute for the Clinical Application of Behavioral Medicine (NICABM), on the topic of radical self compassion.
On a personal note Kess develped this program after having spent years of healing from her own Traumas and with a ACE score of 10 she is proof, that the brain can be rewired and you can have hope, healing and find joy. Everyday is a journey but Kess says that the work is not easy and its a daily practice, you get out what you put in. Her favorite verse is Galations 6:9- Let's not get tired of doing good. At just the right time we will reap a harvest of blessings if we don't give up. Kess can attest that she has trials but seeing the harvest in her family friends, and those she is around is worth all the work. Knowing God uses all things for His good if we give it to Him!
SEEDS strives to be the hands and feet of Jesus, teaching people how to fill their cups and to finally experience joy and the feeling of being cared for. It begins with looking at Jesus' life. He walked, he rested, he worked, he spent time with his Father, he spent time by himself, he experienced anger but did not act out on it. The SEEDS method leads with that exact model of grace, balance, awakened compassion, patience, self awareness, and satisfaction with exactly where we are in any given point in time. It is one that actually changes the neuroplasticity of the brain which helps us to actually enjoy permanent change.
The "SEEDS" in SEEDS FOR CHANGE stands for Self Care, Exercise, Eating, Doctors and Spirituality. It is a training tool that was officially established by Kess in 2019 with the goal of changing the way we deal with our inner struggles, the way we think about ourselves, and the energy we then pass on to those around us, including our own kids and everyone else. Instead of only taking medication and performing light exercises to check it off some list, learning and then living the SEEDS method helps you to finally feel safe sitting with our triggers and our fears, so we can figure out how to move past them.
Although so many of the programs out there are just nothing short of excellent, Kess still felt that something was still foundationally missing when it came to giving people the tools and coaching they needed to both experience and keep growing that sense of true healing within themselves. So many of us are living in emotional pain and with stored trauma... so many of us are numb to our emotions... so many of us unconsciously or consciously do not acknowledge our feelings or don't have strategies to deal with triggers that have found their way into their lives, and there needs to be a way to safely and completely exhaust those stressors that are just eating away at so many of us every single day. It is the mission of SEEDS to change each person one at a time!
Clients are led to implement strategies in their daily lives to overcome and heal from emotional trauma, inner struggles, and lead a more balanced lifestyle.