So I recently quite another job. I like to think of myself as “unemployable” rather than unemployed. I am empowered, which can come across as headstrong and disobedient. I have strong opinions and enjoy voicing them, especially when I am concerned that the actions of the company I am working for may have a negative effect on my clients/customers. I am not very good at keeping a regular 9-5 schedule, and although I enjoy being a part of a team, I also like being in charge, which is easier to do when I work for myself.
When I was 11 years old I began crafting delicate braided leather bracelets, dream catchers, and a variety of related items. I sold my first bracelet for $10 and it only took me 30 minutes to create it. I was hooked. I continued creating artistic items and selling them up until the birth of my first child. I then dove into childbirth (I became a Doula – childbirth support person). When I had to work on potty training, I became an advocate for Natural Infant Hygiene. Once my kids became a bit older, I began offering child care and alternative parenting classes/workshops.
At some point, my daughter developed night terrors. It was awful to see her going through something so terrifying. I learned that Hypnotherapy helped with her issue. After a brief session with an amazing Hypnotherapist, our lives seemed to transform practically overnight…so I spent a year training in Hypnotherapy and eventually became a Certified Clinical Hypnotherapist. A woman who was taking the course with me talked me into opening a Hypnotherapy studio with her. We achieved a great deal of success.
At some point I noticed that my clients were lacking human touch and connection. I had always loved massage, so I began teaching myself massage techniques. I created what I referred to as “Hypnotic Hands Bodywork”, which combined my love of Hypnotherapy with my love of massage. It was incredibly successful. A few years later I finally took an immersion massage course and learned some basic Thai Fusion massage techniques.
As a teen, I began practicing Tantra in my personal life. I spoke about my love of Tantra in my bio on my website and was immediately flooded with requests for “Tantra Sessions”. I responded to this apparent need by offering “Taste of Tantra” sessions to people who seemed like they had a legitimate desire to learn what I had gained from my 20+ years of practicing Tantra on a personal level.
Along the way I learned Neuro Linguistic Programming, Emotional Freedom Technique, Energy Healing, and a variety of additional alternative healing modalities. More recently I have found myself intrigued by the dance between the Divine Feminine and the Divine Masculine…so my journey of self development, alternative education and professional development continues.
I am currently getting coaching from Yaro Starak because I am interested in expanding my offerings to include audio programs, webinars, and workshops. I am finding this part of my path both engaging and intimidating all at once. It’s not like I am new to product development. In fact, my computer is filled with partially finished products, books that need to be published, videos, instructive photos, etc.
So what holds me back? I hate to admit it, but the answer is simple. FEAR. It is possibly a fear of failure, or a fear of success, or some combination of the two. It is possibly a fear of being even more vulnerable and exposed…I am not sure, but I have made the conscious decision to overcome my fear and begin launching products under my brand, Tantrachick. To begin with, I am going to create a simple audio program teaching my sensual relaxations…
I am however open to other ideas. If there is something you would ike to experience…that you think I could provide, let me know! I hope to also publish some of my erotica stories and possibly record them as well…(the cover below is for my first to be published short story). Samantha Lunn is my pen name. Now you know! I am excited to share this journey with you. From my heart to yours, Joy