Why Life Coaching?
CUTV Interviews with Dineen
Hi, my name is Dineen Carta and I am a mid-life woman, a mother, a relationship partner, a Psychosynthesis Transformational Life Coach, a Practitioner of Energy and Healing Touch Therapies and a spiritual devotee.
I have a 20-year old daughter, have spanned careers ranging from banking to human services, and have studied voraciously the topics of psychology and spirituality via The Awakened Heart School, Albany, NY and The Synthesis Center, Amherst, MA, where I received my board certification.
My path has led me to serve others in their pursuit of Self-Love, Self-Mastery, Inner Fulfillment, Outer Manifestation, and Spiritual Practice.
Having practiced prayer my entire life, meditation for 20 years, yoga for 15 and qigong for 7, I have developed a wellspring from which to draw to assist my clients. In addition, I have explored techniques in healing expression from acting and improv comedy, dance, and singing to writing in the form of poetry, prose and journaling. I have just completed my first book of autobiographical story poems about the challenge of single and romantic life and its lessons for all of us, especially women.
It is entitled “Loving The Ache” and is available through the link on the above menu.
My Story About Voice
About 17 years ago, when my daughter was four, I lost my voice. I didn’t just lose it for a day or 2, or even a week. I lost my voice for three entire years. In fact, I went to doctors and specialists at the time who said, “You’ll never get your voice back. At the very most, we may be able to give you some sound if you take botox injections into your throat. But there are no guarantees,” they said. So, here I was, a mother of a young child who couldn’t yell!!
I joke but you can imagine the difficulty of living life without being able to speak. My voice would sometimes come out in a whisper, which would allow me at times to read stories to my little girl. I was a single mom needing employment. However, finding jobs where you don’t need to talk is more than a feat. I couldn’t be heard on a phone, let alone at the helm of any customer service desk. I couldn’t negotiate. I couldn’t participate at meetings….
I went back to the specialists who told me once again that I would never get my voice back. They explained that this “kind of thing” just happens to people and nobody really knows why. What they explained was that the muscles around my vocal chords were tightening spontaneously, not allowing my vocal chords to vibrate which was required to make sound. The Botox injections ( which they said were really my only option if they even worked) would be administered through my neck via a long needle that had to strategically avoid the chords themselves and somehow reach the stiffened muscles beyond them. Botox they explained was actually a toxin from snake venom that in small doses could possibly relax the muscles. As you can imagine, there was great risk of permanent damage and I was not only un-intrigued, I was scared.
Dineen is a gifted listener and truth seeker. Her own courageous journey taught her how to see and hear what’s beneath the surface of the constructed self. Her sensitivity and willingness to be vulnerable come through in her coaching, creating a safe space within which you can access and express your authentic voice. Whether you are seeking fuller expression as a human being or as an artist, Dineen is a potent ally you can trust to guide you on your journey.—Kyle, New Hampshire
It was clear from our first session that Dineen is very gifted, and is accessing some very powerful energy. My sessions with Dineen are usually in anticipation of some personal growth work I am doing. We begin each session discussing the work I am engaged in so that she can set a clear intention. The results I have experienced are beyond expectation, and have been a great boon to the work I have been doing.—David, Albany, NY
Dineen has been coaching me once or twice a month for six months. She has a true gift for helping others through this modality. It amazes me how much she remembers about everything I have shared with her. She takes all this information I share and gives me back magical insights I could have never reached all on my own. By the end of each session, I am left feeling at a higher vibration than when we started. I often take with me something to work with until the next time we meet. She has coached me through more practical issues, such as expanding my business, to more personal issues. ….more
— Nicole, Brooklyn NY
…Continued, She has also helped me form a meditation practice in a way that works for me (guided visual meditation, once a week), since a goal of mine was to be in touch with a more spiritual practice. Dineen is the kind of person that makes me feel completely comfortable. I can share any struggles or triumphs with her. She has a great capacity for understanding, empathy and patience. In my busy life, working full time, I’m always so grateful when I make the time to have a Skype session with Dineen. It brings me balance and peace and reorients me to what is important in my life.— Nicole, Brooklyn NY
Dineen is a wonderful healer. Even more important to me is her caring nature and spiritual insight. She truly helped me see beyond my limits and offered me ideas to consider. Very valuable ideas. She demonstrated sensitivity and warmth in her approach and I am in a much better place because of her.0
Dineen has a very gentle, unassuming way about her that made me feel comfortable right away. During one particular session, I had a profound experience while Dineen was using a technique she later told me was called magnetic clearing. I was quite literally feeling the pulling of energy over my abdominal area and down through my legs where I had been holding tension before. For a few days afterward, I felt grounded and at peace in general. The feeling of underlying anxiety as we move through our busy lives was gone and I felt very clear and calm.-Tammy, Castleton, NY
Dineen’s healing touch has altered the course of my life in a very profound and lasting way. I went from skeptic to believer after the first session. She has set me on a path to freedom from the pain and stress that I was unconsciously bottling up inside. Now I feel much more relaxed and balanced, physically, emotionally and spiritually. This can help anyone and everyone and I recommend it highly!-TJ, Clifton Park, NY
You Deserve It
Support For Women
“The challenge is to be yourself in a world that is trying to make you like everyone else” –U.K.
I am a woman’s woman. In other words, I don’t bash, I build up, other women. I encourage, inspire and support women to live according to their ideals and their vision. I know what it’s like to live alone and face challenges that require determination and self-discipline. I raised my 21-year old daughter myself and forged a path that I was told I wouldn’t be able to. I did it anyway. And it wasn’t always easy. But I kept at it. I also have really positive, fulfilling, communicative relationships with men today and a wonderful romantic partner that have also been the result of a lot of dedication and work. I believed it was possible and I found those who wanted to put in the amount of effort I did. You can have all this too.
Let me start at the beginning:
I made a series of choices early on that led to even more pain. I married the wrong guy, forged the wrong career and found myself in the throes of depression. I reached a point where I knew that if I were ever going to be happy again, I had to dig myself out of the hole I had dug.
I explored any means of healing and self-expression I could find to discover my joy again. This spanned the arts and immersed study of spirituality and psychology. My life experiences and explorative study led me to realize that many women suffer from this same or similar life trajectory.
Your Personal Reset Button
How Do I know if I need Healing Touch?
Many times what we are going through emotionally, mentally or spiritually shows up in the body. That bodily manifestation is our warning sign to to hurry up and start taking better care of ourselves. This is what was going on for me when I lost my voice (See “My Story About Voice”).
Some people have chronic headaches, or neck pain. Sometimes our mind might feel “fuzzy” or unfocused. We might feel depressed or tired…. While some of our aches and ailments are from injury, some are the cumulative results of repeatedly denying what we know deep inside we need to move, change, or heal in our lives. Trauma is often lodged this way.
Healing and energy work is wonderful on its own and as a complement to life coaching, as it allows for this lodged energy to be moved, not only through airing it through speaking, but by giving it the proper channels to move through and be released energetically, instead of moving in circles, around and around inside our bodies.
What is Healing Touch?
Dineen Carta of Unveil Your Voice Life Coaching Presents: An Integrated Theater Therapy Event
Black Underwear | A Feminine Empowerment Theatrical Performance
Saturday, January 27, 2018, Spirit Tree Connections, 987 New Loudon Road, Rte 9, Latham, NY, 7pm
We can’t begin to create change in our lives simply by being told how. Real change is ignited only when you can experience alignment in your body, your heart and your mind.
– Dineen Carta
Dineen Carta is the creator of Black Underwear – the Integrated Theater Therapy Event: a dynamic one-woman show of what can be accomplished when we engage all aspects of our essential selves.
“I’m taking my life coaching, my energy healing work, my poetry and my performing arts background and putting it all together in a one- of-a-kind stage performance,” says Dineen. “It’s something I’ve never seen done.”
Integrated Theater Therapy is a fresh new format that combines theatric performance with therapeutic approaches to unlock personal, emotional, and spiritual development.
While most life coaches focus on public speaking, Dineen is turning the format on its head by making it more creative, more performative and interactive, so people can see growth in action.
The performance is divided into two parts: a stage play and an interactive coaching opportunity.
“I’m showing through my performance in real time how women can do this with their lives,” says Dineen. “It’s about embracing all of ourselves and living from that place as best you can.
Dineen says she believes the key to change is to access the inherent wisdom and creativity that you alone possess.
Black Underwear | A Feminine Empowerment Theatrical Play & Performance explores the challenges of all women through its main character, Sunny. Her inner world is brought to life through three characters that represent her heart, mind and instinct. We see these characters grapple with the events in Sunny’s life.
This Integrated Theater Therapy Event is based on Loving the Ache: A Woman’s Journey, a collection of Dineen’s poetry and prose that explores the connection between women’s sensuality and their spirituality. Poetry from the book is featured and used to punctuate scenes in the performance.
“I want women in the audience to come in with their individual stories and leave feeling like they are part of a community,” says Dineen. I’m hoping there will be a sense of empowerment and shared experience.”
Dineen’s ITT event is adaptable to many sized venues and she is interested in bringing Sunny to many audiences. To host a show, use the contact page on this website to contact Dineen directly.