HI I am Karen Manton-Prosser, I am the youngest child born to a caucasion British father and mother of Romanian decent. My early years hold many memories of stories told to me by my mother or family loss and time spent in concentration camps where she sadly lost her youngest brother. I was always amazed at my mothers empathy towards others and ability to forgive those that had so wronged her and her family and I believe that was the start of my own abilities to empathise and recognise those that may be struggling within their own life journeys for whatever reason. Having eventually found the strength to leave my emotionally abusive marriage I became a single parent to my only birth son and worked hard to carve out a career in the finance world dealing with people in financial difficulties. Whilst doing this I also decided to become a foster parent and 17 years later my two foster children still call me mum and are an important part of my daily life. My life journey saw me meeting my husband Paul and becoming a full time mother to his daughter. Through the years there have been many ups and downs specifically when we became long term foster parents to new children with very demanding special needs. Whilst trying to bond with the children I had to recognise that both my own mental health and that of Paul’s was greatly affected by having to deal with both verbal and physical abuse from foster children.
I felt very unsupported from the various agencies responsible for both the children’s and my own well being and after only having 2 days of respite in 4 years, I knew that I needed to find a way of managing my own feelings of self worth and finding a way of bringing balance and joy back into our lives. At this time I met, by chance, at a dinner party Alison Ward, an author and life guidance mentor who for over a decade has helped people just like myself overcome their deepest demons, teach them the tools to fully live their life purpose with clarity and self acceptance. I was so moved and my life changed so much for the better through what Alison shared with me. I would love to share all have learnt with you and to bring light into your lives when you might think no one understands or cares or could ever help you. I know that I can help you, there are NO WHAT IFS / NO MAYBES, just ABSOLUTE BELIEF that what you will be shown will change your life for the better and you will be living as I do, a life that has balance and love for the most important person in it, YOU………….