Welcome To My Medium Page — 2021

Here, I dive into my passion for Coaching and Psychotherapy, where I am today in my journey, and what the future holds.

Lisa Bradburn

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Picture of Lisa Bradburn, January 2020.

The following autobiographical interview is taken from the Medika.life health and wellness publication and repurposed for Medium.

Tell us a little about yourself. Where were you born, and do you still live in your birth country? Tell us a little about your family and what made you choose your current field.

Hello and welcome! My name is Lisa Bradburn; let me tell you a little about myself. I was born in the north end of Toronto, Ontario, Canada. Apart from living previously in London, UK, and New York City, I reside between Toronto and a beautiful old stone house on the south shore of Rice Lake in Southern Ontario.

Bradburn residence, old stone house, Rice Lake
Old Stone House, Rice Lake, Southern Ontario | Photo By Lisa Bradburn

My family dynamic is quite interesting and diverse — at last count, I have 15 siblings! Let me explain. At three months old, I became adopted. And as I’ve become older, I discovered many other half-blood siblings. In parallel, my adopted parents have divorced a couple of times, and step-siblings come included in the count. We are a large group, and I stay in touch with those I know.

In 2014 my uncle Donald, whom I was close to, passed away from terminal bone cancer. A few months before his death, I left my consulting job, moved into the family farm with him, and took care of my uncle in his time of need. The experience left a profound mark on me because I witnessed the fragility of life and the consequences of our actions — and inactions. After Donald’s passing, I went through a period of grief and underwent various psychotherapy modalities to help reorient my behavior and ways of thinking. During this time, I discovered the root cause of my internal strife related to my origin story of adoption and parental relationships, including Donald. After experiencing positive seismic shifts through deep therapy, I felt an overwhelming desire to pursue psychotherapy as a profession to complement the work I already do in my professional life as an Agile Coach. My vision is to be a lighthouse for others…

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Lisa Bradburn

Psychotherapist (RPQ) & Agile Coach at the intersection of technology, faith and the human condition. Let’s chat: lbradburn@gestaltmail.ca