Guest, Tom Seaman is not only an author but a major overcomer of setbacks, physical disability and addiction. it's an incredible story that has to be heard. From elite athlete to completely debilitated by Dystonia and gaining 150 pounds while relegated to live on his back on the floor for years, his journey back to health, wellness and inspiring others is amazing.
Tom Seaman earned his bachelor’s degree in education and psychology in 1994, after which he partnered in private business ventures in health education. While pursuing his master’s degree in counseling in 2001, he developed dystonia, a painful neurological movement disorder that completely changed his life. He lost everything. After numerous ineffective treatments and years of debilitating physical and mental pain, Tom learned and applied a combination of techniques that greatly improved his quality of life. In addition to better managing his dystonia, he lost 150 pounds he gained due to his sedentary lifestyle with chronic pain.In 2012, Tom became certified as a professional life coach and has continued this passion ever since. His focus is helping people better manage the challenges of various physical health conditions, stress, anxiety, depression, work/life balance, and relationships. Tom has had the pleasure of working with clients 11 to 75 years old worldwide. In 2015, Tom wrote his first book, Diagnosis Dystonia: Navigating the Journey, which was recognized by the Michael J. Fox Foundation and added to their suggested list of resources. This book chronicles life with a chronic health condition, providing numerous living strategies and coping skills for the physical and emotional aspects of life altering events. In 2021, Tom published his latest book, Beyond Pain and Suffering: Adapting to Adversity and Life Challenges. This book is broader in scope and provides strategies for managing difficulties we are experiencing in the moment, and for the unpredictable stressors in life, such as financial distress, trauma, pain, diseases and other illnesses, relationship issues, fear, depression, anxiety, and grief, to name just a few. This book offers tools and strategies for how to cope and manage these situations and move beyond the pain and suffering they bring, be it physical, emotional, or both. It teaches how to not make the most difficult parts of our life the most significant part of our life.In addition to his books, Tom has written numerous articles that have been published around the world about strategies for living with chronic health conditions and other life challenges. Tom has also been a guest on international radio shows and podcasts, and his work was featured in various pain magazines such as Pain Free Living and Pain Pathways. He was also the keynote speaker for the first ever National Dystonia Symposium in Canada.Tom is also a health and wellness blogger, aspiring motivational speaker, volunteer for the Dystonia Medical Research Foundation as a support group leader, and is a member and writer for The Mighty, Patient Worthy, The Wellness Universe, and Chronic Illness Bloggers Network.
Tom has been faced with major challenges throughout his life. What helps Tom jump over hurdles is his belief that everything has a solution. There is nothing that can't be altered to improve one's quality of life. Every obstacle provides an opportunity to become better people. To sign up for a free life coaching consult, visit www.tomseamancoaching.com Tom Seaman links: Website: GO HERE Books on Amazon- CLICK HERE Published Articles: FIND HERE