If you have listened to the podcasts below you may now understand that due to life threatening congenital immune deficiencies, heart complications, and systemic lupus I have embraced the walk I talk. Throughout my life I had to advocate for myself, acknowledge medical and childhood wounds, process the lessons, and let go of the pain and unhealthy aspects to heal my mind, heart, body, and spirit. I accomplished this by facing, feeling, integrating, healing, and changing the unhealthy to embrace a healthier way of existing. By doing so I was able to find my “truth” and embrace my healthy self [Authentic Self].
I believe self-actualization is a continual process for me, and I will continue to challenge myself to evolve until my last breath.
From birth, I have faced and walked through adverse circumstances that led me to a diagnosis of death at age fifteen, and a prognosis that I would never live past the age of nineteen and half -twenty. I did not succumb to the belief set forth by doctors, and at twenty chose to change my outcome even if it meant, “To live to live, or live to die.” In addition, as I matured childhood wounds presented themselves and I chose to face, feel, integrate, heal, and change them to move toward my healthy self.
My first step out of the hospital and into the world connected me directly with the entertainment and sports industries. I have been interacting with professionals within the entertainment, sports, news, and political industries for 33 years.
Additionally, through my pursuit of self-actualization I have found a passion for advocating for others. I have accomplished this by writing five books, speaking for RAINN and Verity, writing and directing a video for Vagina Monologues, and writing many articles to advocate, bring awareness, help uplift others, and support special causes.
Furthermore, through my educational quest I created a petition with the American Psychology Association titled: Entertainment Psychology with the aspiration to develop a new division during my first year of graduate school. I have also counseled and interacted with at risk youth, adults with dual diagnosis [mental illness], elders with Dementia/Alzheimer, Grief and Family support, and developed programs for caregivers within an organizational environment [Agesong].
Dr. Mimi Amaral, PsyD
Harbor Psychiatry and Mental Health, Newport Beach, Ca. 92660
Only You Are the Expert for Your Own Journey. May You Embrace the Courage to Truly Look at Your Life and Change Everything That Is Unhealthy and Restricting You from Your Highest Growth.
Presentation: Dare to Disagree
Voyage LA 2022
Voyage LA Feature 2022
Life Experience, what is Life, Self-Actualization
~ IF YOU ARE HAVING A MEDICAL EMERGENCY CALL 911 OR GO TO NEAREST EMERGENCY ROOM