My Story

Nice To Meet You!

Hey You,  

I'm Sue Seely; a Life Coach, Hypnotherapist & Reiki Master who helps those struggling with profound life challenges attain peace and strength

in the midst of chaos. 


Having healed from a debilitating illness while going through a horrifying divorce, I found changing my mindset and doing the "inner work" is the key to true healing. So is reaching out and asking for help.


Based on years of experience working with women, men, & teens, as both a professional and stay-at-home mom, I'm offering you a sweet little treasure chest of self-healing tools and skills that will help you through this crazy journey with ease & grace.

Here's my story in a nutshell...

In 2013, within 3 months time, my dad died, the wheels flew off the bus of my 26 year marriage, and I became severely ill. Three years later, I skidded into home, finally, exhaustively, and officially divorced...yet now battling Lyme Disease.

Despite the debilitating pain and fatigue of illness, and given very little choice, I took the reigns and managed the complicated details of the divorce on my own.


Broken down and overwhelmed, this lead to the eventual closing of Reiki Immersion, my beloved healing practice.


Let's just add in the realization that Empty Nest Syndrome is truly a thing. I was sorely missing my girl.


Feeling lost, alone, fragile, and no longer able to afford therapy, I wondered, "how I'm going to get through this?"  And, "do I want to get through this?" I was so so tired.

(Are you feeling me? You don't have to have Lyme to know

emotional overwhelm, right?)

So, putting my "affairs in order" was an eye opener.

I realized I not only wanted to get well and survive; for my kid,

dogs, my young friends who were like my own kids, and

for my family....


...I wanted to Thrive for myself. I wanted to be a part of my

own life again. I wanted to laugh, feel, breathe, become

a grandmother, fall in love, write again, and help others

on their own sucky journey.

And I DID Thrive. I've made it to the other side, intact & thriving...

As a Recreation Therapist in the field of mental health, addiction recovery, & stress management
(way back in '88), I taught many how to incorporate play and joy into their lives, as well as
how to calm themselves while healing through their internal struggle. 
I want you at peace with YOURSELF first and foremost.

What do YOU do in those 3AM Forehead-to-the-Floor
moments of overwhelm?
Do you call your best friend? Jump online to see who's up?
Eat? Pray? Snack?
I learned super quick & and easy techniques to calm my nervous system
I reached out for help.
And I practiced being sweet to myself.
Let me show you how


  • ​​Standing in your power is beautiful & sexy

  • Imagining the best case scenario soothes the troubled mind; focus on what you want to happen. Dream up a beautiful life and allow it to unfold.

  • We all desire to be heard, witnessed, and validated. And We have the ability to hear, witness, and validate ourselves​.

  • "Fall down 7 times, stand up 8". You can do this. I believe in you with my whole heart. 

  • Dog spelled backwards is God.

  I Believe:

 One More Thing...

I was raised by 3 big brothers, a stay-at-home mom and a firefighting police detective father. My brothers showed me how to hold my own (and throw a proper spit ball). My dad taught me how to pick a ripe berry off the vine and shoot a Dr. Pepper can with an antique 22 peashooter. And my mom introduced me to astrology, yoga, and progressive relaxation. So there ya go; I didn't get here alone. 


I love walking barefoot, deep belly breaths, being a Mama Bear, pulling weeds after a soft rain, dancing to good classic rock, feeling sexy, and dipping my toes in the sand and sea. Also soup.

Certified Life Coach 

B.S. Recreation Therapy

Certified Clinical Hypnotherapist 

Certified Master Retreat Coach

Reiki Master

 Certified Qi Gong Instructor

Certified Essential Oils Practitioner

"What if I fall? Oh, but my Darling, What if you Fly?"


~Erin Hanson

Do you want to create more

calm in your life?


Step into your truth, Rediscover your gifts,

& Move your life forward

Sue Seely, CLC, CCHT
Holistic Life Coaching
Capitola CA

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