My Story In My Words
I know what it feels like to be stuck. I was once an unemployed single mother with a beautiful nine-month old son having walked away from an emotionally abusive marriage. Although I was committed to personal growth, I was still trapped in negative cycles. I wanted a mental overhaul, but wasn’t getting the results I sought. I tried a variety of approaches that did not give me the changes I wanted. My dissatisfaction led me to create my own solutions. That is how I came to develop a distinct and effective approach for personal transformation that creates deep-seated change from the inside out.
I saw the benefits of my process immediately. They were so powerful that by applying my techniques I was able to complete three degrees—my undergraduate and two graduate degrees (M.Ed. and Ph.D. from the University of Toronto) in a record 6 ½ years all the while establishing my transformative approach to psychotherapy called Self-Imaging Therapy (SIT)™ and raising my son as a single mother.
I’ve discovered through my practice that people have the same ingrained self-defeating responses to fears and challenges. These are deeply embedded mindsets that they rarely know exist but that keep them stuck in the problem they’re trying to change. I originated specific techniques to generate change that everyone can use to succeed at everything they do.
Nicola Bird, Ph.D. is a new generation, visionary psychotherapist who pioneered a ground-breaking approach to personal transformation and brain retraining. After seeing the same patterns in herself and her clients, she created a powerful, fast moving, and effective system for healing and self-empowerment. During her almost 20-years of practice, she’s helped people to breakthrough negative tapes, liberate themselves from struggle, and triumph over obstacles. Her one-of-a-kind method gives people the tools to free themselves from limitations, fears, and past hurts and to empower their lives. Nicola received her doctorate from the University of Toronto. She is the author of “The Boomerang Effect: How You Can Take Charge Of Your Life.”