Mon, Jan 09|
United Methodist Church
Guest Speaker: Amy Willis - Sobriety & Mindset Coach
Amy will share her story and discuss the intersections of the LGBTQ+ community and substance use issues.
Time & Location
Jan 09, 2023, 6:00 PM – 8:00 PM
United Methodist Church , 9542 Co Hwy S, Mt Horeb, WI 53572, USA
About the event
Amy will be sharing her own story which includes growing up in a home with mental health and addiction issues, coming out and facing rejection by family of origin members, struggling with alcohol addiction herself, moving away from her hometown in search of community, the intersections of the LGBTQ+ community and substance use issues and ultimately, how she arrived at sobriety and supporting women and those within the LGBTQ+ community in entering and sustaining sobriety and living lives they love. This talk will also include how to show up powerfully in support of both the queer folks in your life and those who might be dealing with substance use issues using compassionate and non-judgmental approaches while also cultivating safe spaces and how these approaches can potentially prevent substance use issues down the road.
Amy C. Willis (she/her) is a Sobriety & Mindset Coach and founder of HOL + WELL. She supports women and LGBTQ+ folks in reclaiming their power and freedom through sobriety and designing alcohol-free lives they don’t want to escape from. Amy comes to this work after struggling with alcohol addiction for 15+ years and losing her dad to his alcohol addiction; Amy has been sober for 6 years and identifies as queer. Amy is a dual-certificated coach, a writer, a speaker and is also a certified meditation teacher and a certified EFT (Emotional Freedom Techniques)/tapping Practitioner, which are modalities she brings to her work with her clients. The foundations of Amy’s coaching practice are radical honesty, mindset transformation, habit change and resilience building.Prior to coaching, Amy worked in HIV prevention research at various academic and global institutions and earned a Master’s degree in Interdisciplinary Studies from York University. In addition to coaching, writing and speaking, Amy loves to travel, read, build community, move her body and cross-stitch. When Amy’s not working, she’s hanging out with friends, spending time outdoors, cycling or cross-stitching. Amy works with clients globally both in 1-on-1 and group coaching programs and calls Toronto, Canada home.
Amy will speak from 6 - 7 PM. The remaining hour is for confidential sharing and support. If you prefer to attend via Zoom, please RSVP and we will send you the link the night before the event. There's no need to RSVP if you're attending in person.