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About Emmalou

Emmalou Penrod is a wife, mother, grandmother and great-grandmother, retired schoolteacher, and owner of the business, Healing Your Families.

She earned a Bachelor of Science in Elementary Education with an Endorsement in Special Education from Weber State University.  She also earned a Master of Arts in Educational Counseling from the University of Phoenix.

Emmalou ended her 24-year career as a teacher at a residential treatment facility for youth at risk.  Most of her career was spent as a special education teacher.  She saw a need to bridge the gap that is sometimes formed between parents and the public-school system.  She wrote the book, "Navigating the Educational System, 5 Strategies to Get the Best for Your Child" and started a podcast show, “In Support of Families” to provide useful information and support for parents.

She completed training through the National Guild of Hypnotists in November of 2018 and was Certified through them as a Consulting Hypnotist.  She completed the training offered through HpnoBirthing® International and their certification process to become a Gold Seal HypnoBirthing® Childbirth Educator.  She has also completed training in the Simpson Protocol, a client-centered approach to hypnotherapy.


Think about the messages you give yourself.  Your self-talk—that constant chatter in your head—it’s programming your subconscious mind.  You may not even be aware of it.  Listen in sometimes to the things you tell yourself.  Would you talk to someone you cared about like that?  Notice what you do right for a change.  You are worth it.



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