Hi there, I’m Maryam Webster
My job, my joy and my ninja skill in this life is helping motivated people to Do The Impossible when faced with what look like insurmountable odds.
Why? Well, I’m good at consistently succeeding where the odds have been a thousand to one against me. Like healing a broken back and years of paralysis to walk, dance and be fully functional again (read that whole story here) and losing over 100 pounds and keeping it off easily for years (that’s here)…things like that.
In the process, I’ve learned a lot of extremely cool tools to roto-rooter through stubborn mental blockages, self-sabotage and “yeah-buts” I had, and even kick excruciating daily pain to the curb, permanently. I even learned how to change my own personal history and recode former failures into stupendous successes.
I have the greatest job in the world because I get to share these cool, easy to learn and use tools with good folks like you who are facing a project that stretches into forever, a nagging physical symptom, are fat & fed up (let’s whittle it off together) or tired of your life and long for a change. You just need a helping had from someone who’s been there and knows the way back.
But I digress as this is supposed to be more about the innards of who I am.
Right off the bat I’m going to tell you that I’ve been steeped in numerous different alternative cultures: herbal and hands-on healing, shamanic counseling, Islam and clergy-level paganism to name a few. am crazy about my cat and post photos of “aww!” inspiring cats on Facebook. (yes, I’m one of those)
But there’s a method to the magic here and a secret I’m happy to share. Getting into that “aww, isn’t it darling?!” space stimulates love and wonder inside you. That feeling is the generative, creative energy that super-powers healing, wealth creation, divine inspiration, superior mental health and all things good. Get there, then create. Heal yourself. Generate the next million dollars or projects. Live your Bliss – all the time.
And that is why I post pictures of cute fluffy animals.
Outside of helping people change their lives and get super happy, my main passions are writing, reading (all sorts of things) vinyasa yoga, and hiking my beloved redwoods on the San Francisco peninsula where I live.
I grew up in America’s Heartland in Columbia, Missouri where I got undergraduate and Masters degrees in education and educational psychology, clinical and counseling psychology. My undergrad specialty was how we learn, and learning design to maximize effective teaching.
My post-graduate work was focused on how people encode experience, especially trauma, and how to help people re-program themselves for happiness.
This is a focus I have maintained throughout my life as I’ve seen there is no problem that cannot be solved with sufficient Consciousness, or AIR applied to it: Attention, Intention and Repetition. Give anything AIR – a human, a puppy, an idea, a goal – and it lives.
Home Sweet Home
Speaking of living, I live in the San Francisco Bay Area and am absolutely in love with this piece of Mama Earth. We have soaring and majestic redwoods that are my cathedral, beautiful oceans that cleanse body and soul and a metista culture that takes all the good stuff from around the world, throws it in a pot and brews up the most lovely elixir imaginable.
I lived in Paris a few years ago and while that was cool, I find every bit the ambience here that people go there for. I’m a homebody, an introvert (though people swear I’m not), gourmet ethnic cuisines/gluten-free chef, and former professional jazz singer.
When I still fit into that little black dress. (I mean tiny, Jack. Know what I mean?)
Books & Media I’ve Authored
Latest on the stage in 2011 is my 3-DVD set Love Your Life Again (ISBN #0-9761085-5-0) which was recorded in Paris at a charming assortment of very cool Parisian grannies houses, with my in-town energy therapy community posse. This DVD set includes an entire 6 week online companion program that is live, online here.
Earlier works in the same vein are: The Twelve Keys To Bliss CD (ISBN# 0-9761085-4-2) -which contains twelve audio journeys through each of the Bliss Blockers and guides you through how to employ each of the Bliss Keys to bust them. A bonus “Emergency 911!” track helps out when you’re in immediate upset.
Everyday Bliss For Busy Women (ISBN# 1-57224-567-9), which was the first mass marketed book by a major publisher (New Harbinger) to highlight energy therapies for the women’s spa and healing center market. My five minute AM Energizers and PM Harmonizers “energy hygiene” routines are what keep me and my energy coaches strong, healthy and with a notable lack of illness when all others are catching every cold and virus out there.
These and a set of other very easy to implement practices are highlighted with the 12 Keys to Bliss and a guided self-coaching program to ease you back into a wonderful life. It’s been on women’s “must have” lists for four years now, available at Amazon.com.
Quantum Flow Bioenergetics: Be Your Own Healer (ISBN# 0-9761085-3-4) – was the first ever book to highlight all the recent new energy therapies in 2004, bringing them to public attention beyond the realm of psychotherapy and the alternative healing mileu. This is a classic, available now as an ebook in the shop and you’ll find here some of the branches and twigs of the energy therapy world no longer mentioned, but still sound and useful techniques worthy of study. Written for the general population, but quite usable by the therapist and specialist.
With 19 other EFT masters, I co-authored Freedom At Your Fingertips (ISBN #0972767134), which highlighted Gary Craig’s Emotional Freedom Technique, soup to nuts, with each chapter written by a master of the technique in that area. I wrote the coaching chapter covering how to use EFT to deal with Blockages and Obstacles to success and productivity.
I’ve also authored and recorded a few dozen other CDs and booklets on how to deal with various health and emotional issues.
Trainings & Processes I’ve Developed: Energy Coaching & ETHOS
After many years as a successful psychotherapist and business psychologist, I retrained in life and business coaching with Coach U, then creating and directing the (former) Energy Coach Institute, which served an international student body from the USA to Croatia, Russia, France, Japan, Canada, Germany, the UK and other countries.
I merged cutting edge bioenergetic self-management methods like EFT, Educational Kinesiology, Neurolinguistics and others with a high performance coaching format to create the entirely new profession of Energy Coaching for removal of stubborn personal blockages, and taught it through my Certified Energy Coach Program.
I taught the Certified Energy Coach Program for the first time in 2002 for Thomas Leonard’s Graduate School of Coaching and continued teaching at ECI through 2009.
As my focus was shifting back to teaching people to love their lives again, I closed the Energy Coach Institute in 2011. I now maintain a tighter focus on serving people who need to deal with physical or emotional health issues and find their bliss.
Wondering about that yourself? Get in touch. I have magic to spare.
The Ultimate Cookie: Infinite You
My question has always been how to get more happiness into people’s lives. The key to Happiness, is Consciousness. In 2008, I developed The Energy Transformation and Healing Open Source (ETHOS) Method, the culmination of over twenty years research in the healing and spiritual development fields. Raising consciousness is its primary goal and it functions as a personal enlightenment method.
ETHOS features healing of issues and physical symptoms as the way to consciousness, and is free for personal and business use and teaching worldwide.
Simple, quick, ETHOS uses “problems” as doorways to the ultimate goodie bag life has for you, and is uniquely usable by people from all cultures, in all parts of the world. It’s a reall no-brainer method and its permanent home is right here, on this site.
I’m passionate about teaching energetic self-transformation methods to parents and children, so that the next generation can grow up well and happy as their natural state.
What would the world be like if all our kids were balanced, healthy, had no reason to hate or fear?
That would be paradise and I’m all about creating paradise for you, me and everyone else.
That’s the cookie I leave you with. It’s free, no-calorie, (I’ve used it to lose over 117 pounds so far), and feels just great. I hope you like it!
Tell me what you think when you’ve had a chance to take a nibble of ETHOS and sweeten your life with it, won’t you?
Ok, that’s enough to give you a flavor of who I am and what I stand for. If you managed to make it all the way to here, I hope you learned something cool and useful.
If you want to know EVEN MORE about me personally, here are 8 Random Things about Me that should prove interesting.
A Final Piece of Good Advice:
The one thing I can look back over my whole life and leave you with is “never let anyone stomp on your dreams” and “be extraordinarily kind and loving to yourself. Cut yourself a break, a thousand times a day”. As my mentor d. deLarm often said:
You are Love
You are Loved
and You are Loving
Your True Essence Is Love
If you’re NOT having the life of your dreams, set new groundrules for how people have to treat you and enforce them without exception.
If you are your own worst problem, do what it takes to treat yourself always with love.
Get help if you need to. Seek out those who are unconditionally supportive.
Keep reaching for that thing that is a little better than where you are and tomorrow, a little better than that. Keep going.