When I was a little girl I wanted to be a writer and travel to Caribbean Islands, drink coffee on the beach and live in peace.
I loved art and music and new age things. My mother raised me to be brave (although not in the way you might think) and my father raised me to be intelligent.
I remember watching them wondering if they knew what I knew. If they had depth of insight and higher level perspective. I think they did but they were afraid to use it.
I didn’t know it back them, but those two things would become my greatest gifts.
I hope you keep reading. I want to share what I know and how I can help you or a loved one simply by sharing my story.
I, maybe like you, grew up under some rough circumstances. I was abused by a priest beginning at a very young age lasting until my teens. I never told a soul because I was threatened I would be sent to an orphanage (Father Baker’s Children’s Home) if I ever disclosed.
I loved my mother and father and grandmother too much to shatter their world with news that I was being raped and made to view and do horrifying sexual things at the hands of my grandmother’s son. Disclosure was not an option except for when I found myself sick in a hospital bed with pneumonia or debilitating stomach ulcers. Even then, I could never get the words out.
Eventually the secret came out when I was about 24 or 25. It was messy and my relationships were forever changed. I don’t want to share all of it here. I am writing a book about it at the present time.
I share from my heart so you can experience what life can be like when we are allowed to just talk or write or cry. I have had a few good healers who have given me that opportunity. A gift actually. The healing was so profound.
I have many credentials. You can read them below. I achieved my dream of living in the Caribbean, drinking coffee and doing my writing. My life is still unfolding. I am in my early 50’s and just beginning to truly live!
Sexual, physical and emotional abuse will rob you of everything you have and we usually don’t even know it! It does not have to be that way for you or your loved one anymore.
Help is here. Complete the contact form, connect with me through the appointment pop-up link or pick up your phone. Don’t let money or people or your own thoughts stop you. In the mean time until I hear from you,
May you be healthy.
May you be happy.
May you find peace.
With Love & Respect,
MaryJo Briggs-Austin holds a Master’s Degree in Counseling from St. Bonaventure University and has extensive experience working with women and child survivors of sexual abuse.
A graduate of the World Renowned Institute of Integrative Nutrition, she studied directly with its founder Joshua Rosenthual before the program went online and has coached hundreds of the school’s graduates from around the globe to create healthy, happy and wildly successful lives!
Board Certified as a Drugless Practitioner with the American Council of Drugless Practitioners (AADP) and a graduate of The Arthur Ford International Academy of Mediumship and Delphi University of Spiritual Studies, MaryJo serves people who need to find a way where there seems to be now way.
A yogi and frequent visitor to the Sivananda Yoga Retreat Center on Paradise Island, Bahamas MaryJo has studies with world class leaders in the fields of medicine, yoga, spirituality, sound healing, trauma recovery, music therapy, vibrational medicine, dream healing and more!
Her interest in dreamwork beyond graduate school led her to study with Robert Moss, an Australian born expert and Shaman.
An Amazon International Best-selling author and a self published author, MaryJo writes a column for her local newspaper The Lexington Chronicle in Lexington, South Carolina titled “Live a Life You Love.”
A crisis therapist at Lake Shore Hospital in Irving, New York for two years and a child counselor at an after school grant funded program in North Collins, New York, MaryJo has extensive experience with a wide array of people and problems.
Her eclectic combination of experience and schooling coupled with her unique and magical way at viewing life allows her to support and empower clients with the biggest challenges imaginable!
Be sure to check out her blogs located at https://theathenacenter.com/blog/
- American Association of Drugless Practitioners
- Institute of Integrative Nutrition
- Certified Artbundance Practitioner & Presenter
- Toastmasters International Lexington County Club
- Arthur Ford International Academy of Mediumship
- Holy Order of the Dove