About Karen Easter
Adversity is the state in which we most easily become acquainted with our self.
Our ability to develop rapport with people often comes from our ability to know another’s experiences. To feel truly understood provides a sanctuary in what can sometimes appear an uncompassionate world….
I believe my success in helping people to recover from their challenges and life traumas has been due to my own journey of discovery.
While my childhood presented experiences to overcome, it was enduring drought in a remote rural community that changed everything for me. The repercussions of this on my family and friends provided my passion for change and mental wellness.
Struggling in isolation with limited support for mental health, it became apparent we didn’t have the resources to cope.
An environment that grinds you down into self-doubt, frustration, helplessness, and hopelessness eventually moves you into anxiety, depression and true isolation. I was ultimately forced into choosing a new path, a new way or succumbing to repetitive patterns of the same destructive emotions, feeling trapped and under-resourced.
My decision to create strategies that empower and offer timely solutions, was founded in witnessing the suffering of others and through my own families experiences. Searching for solutions for anxiety, depression, relationship issues and coping in stressful environments was my ultimate goal.
My work embodies my passion to help stop people from suffering. Having endured a great amount of it, I really know how difficult change can be. But with adversity comes resilience, and an awakening of how much you can become given the appropriate support.
My first business, Resonate Hypnotherapy was opened in 2011 in Darlington Western Australia.
My journey into mental health really began after enduring a drought in a Midwest farming community. Married, pregnant with our second child we woke every day to dust, death and desperation. Struggling with helplessness, hopelessness and despair we desperately searched for solutions to our situation, to which there were none. Our desolated community was struggling to not suffocate under the challenges.
My passion to discover faster and more effective treatments began to evolve as I witnessed people who I loved, disappearing into depression. My studies in psychology appeared futile, compared with the dire situation. My anguish compelled me to search for alternatives which offered hope, as we were failed by mainstream mental health treatments.
To improve and increase my knowledge, I invested time and studied with international psychologists, doctors, therapists and teachers in Melbourne, Queensland, NSW, USA and Perth. Additionally I studied hypnosis, psychotherapy, neuro-linguistic programming, counselling, and other non-conventional techniques while continuing with to study psychology. I exposed myself to anything that offered a release, realignment or reprogramming.
Gradually I felt clearer, more in control of my thoughts and actions. I stopped anxiety and overthinking. I stopped overreacting! I then shared the most effective skills with my clients. This integrative medicine approach uses all appropriate therapeutic approaches—conventional and non-mainstream—within a framework that focuses on mental and physical health, the therapeutic relationship, and the whole person. It really worked!
Taking this integrative approach, I developed TraumaClear®, a technique which clears the emotions of traumatic memory in minutes. As my experience grew, I developed programs to support people to stop anxiety, AnxietyClear® and AddictionClear to stop addictions and Mind Matters, which focused on other mental health challenges such as stress and relationship issues.
Often as we heal, we begin to see our situation differently. I began to build confidence in myself. After enduring a co-dependent 20-year marriage it was beyond me how to change another person (and still is). We can provide solutions, support and strategies, but if they are not applied it is all futile. My devotion and commitment ended to save myself.
I understand about acrimonious divorces now and understand that within the darkest hours we learn our strengths and who are our closest friends. During the 42 months of battling to settle, somedays the only guarantee was that the sun would rise. My two daughters gave me the strength to keep going.
This painful learning allowed me to appreciate the importance of developing good relationships. Integral is a good relationship with yourself and then a relationship with others.
Dedicated to not reliving my past I developed knowledge and skills in communication, individual perspectives, presentations skills and reinforced my fundamental belief about the importance of a good relationship with yourself as a cornerstone to every good relationship.
All my lived experience and integrative techniques have helped me to support many people to change and succeed in their desired result. I feel privileged to do the work I do as I continue to develop projects, programs and on-line learnings to reach more people. I am grateful for my suffering as it is in these moment that we learn the most.
Thank you for your interest in my journey so far…
It makes little difference what’s happening out there.
It’s how you take it that counts – Denis Waitley.