I have to admit that I may look like a very serious person at first sight. It is true that I used to be a lot more serious about life. However, I am older now. The one thing that has remained the same is the child in my heart. The one who loved climbing up the trees, falling into rivers while trying get across, the one who sang out loud acting as if the mountains were his audience, and, of course, falling out of the trees. I am very thankful for that.
I love my life. It took me some time to realize that the paths I have chosen or did not choose, the people I met or did not meet, the places I have visited or did not, the things I thought I saw, and the things remained hidden from me, the songs I listened to, the books I read, the words which broke my heart, the hands that lifted me, the hearts that believed in me, and many more things have happened or may happen, prepared the perfect coordinations to land me where I am in my life at this time. I am very thankful for that.
I was born into a very big Turkish family; met some of the most wonderful people there, and I think that was where I learned that we were not alone. Growing up, I remember yearning for space of my own. I was a little stubborn kid who never let anyone put his fire out. I love my Turkish family and friends. They helped me to be here today. I am very thankful for that.
I was told several times about the Land of Opportunities, and after living in Europe and improving my English in England, I arrived in America. I met my beautiful wife at the Art Institute of Seattle. We now have three beautiful daughters. I am very thankful for that.
My desire for learning has taken me down very interesting paths. I have met wonderful teachers along the way. I also have learned to accept myself as a whole package. I am at peace with who I am. I know that we all are students and teachers at the same time. The magical part has something to do with following your heart. I sometimes think that I carry a detector inside. When I see someone looking lost, I like to lift that person up by helping them see how and where to look. I love empowering people and I believe that we all are equipped with the most wonderful and effective devices that can help us do and be all we dream about.
My desire to help others has been with me all my life. The road to living my passion has been a winding one but one full of highs and lows that better prepared me to counsel, not only by desire and book-knowledge, but from real-life experience. I have a degree in Labor Relations and I have continued to study with very gifted teachers in various modalities to improve my own gifts and skills. I completed my counseling and hypnotherapy program at the BodyMind Academy in Bellevue and became a certified counselor and registered hypnotherapist in the State of Washington. I have also served as the Vice President of the Washington Chapter of the National Guild of Hypnotists.
Remember, you are holding the key; use it to unlock your life.