Certified Resonance Repatterning Practitioner, New York City, NY
Interviewed by Nancy Martin, Certified Practitioner, Providence, RI
Congratulations on your certification, Beth! We welcome this opportunity to introduce you to your colleagues.
Please tell us about yourself—what you do for a living and what is your background?
My name is Elizabeth Polito and I became a Certified Practitioner of Resonance Repatterning® in April of 2010. I am a former Broadway Performer, and have been singing, dancing, and acting since the age of 6. I hold a BA in Theatre and Dance from the University of Buffalo. I am currently working as a healing practitioner and Yoga Instructor. In addition to offering Resonance Repatterning, I am a Teaching Assistant with The Reconnection, a new form of healing that accesses a very broad frequency of energy, light and information. I travel with the team helping to teach seminars worldwide. I am also one of only 6 Certified Reconnective Yoga instructors in the world, and am very involved in bringing this new type of Yoga, which combines these healing frequencies with a Yoga practice, forward and out into the world. You can learn more info about this work at www.TheReconnection.com.
How did you learn about Resonance Repatterning ?
I learned about Resonance Repatterning in 2007 when a friend/teacher mentioned the work to me. I was on Broadway at the time, and was working as a Life Coach teaching Higher Awareness to clients. I became intrigued, and felt like it was something I might like to study. All of the pieces began falling into place–I was thrilled to learn that Meryl Chodosh-Weiss was teaching the work right here in NYC, where I currently live, and I applied and was granted a scholarship from Career Transitions for Dancers to fund part of my training. I began taking the seminars, and I fell in love with Repatterning. I became a regular member of Meryl’s Monthly Practitioner Support Group, and I was able to easily transition my Higher Awareness Coaching clients into Repatterning Clients. The shifts they experienced were huge! Through the support of Meryl and our NYC group, I was able to follow the path toward Certification, fine tune my skills, ask lots of questions, observe fellow practitioners, and practice, practice, practice! I am so proud and grateful to be a member of that extraordinary group of NYC-based practitioners. It makes all the difference to have a support network, especially when you are starting out.
What does Resonance Repatterning mean to you?
I am very proud of my Repatterning work with a not-for-profit called Further Shore, based out of Flagstaff, AZ ( www.furthershore.org). I am part of a team of pracitioners offering pre-hospice healing support and education for terminal patients or those facing end-of-life concerns. We support the mission of living well and dying with dignity. I have had the great honor of doing sessions with terminally diagnosed clients and been the witness to shifts that have transformed them to new places of forgiveness, freedom, and peace before they leave their bodies. And I do all of my sessions with them on the phone! One particular client was able to truly forgive and release a grievance he had been carrying toward his brother for over 20 years! He was able to be in a space of peace and love as he transitioned. It was so beautiful.
I am also proud to have incorporated my love of Repatterning with my love for the Moon. Last May I started a Lunar Repatterning Proxy Group. I do 4 proxy sessions each month that coincide with the New Moon, First Quarter, Full Moon, and Last Quarter. The group is ongoing, and consists of healers, artists, mothers, film-makers, dancers, teachers, yogis, lawyers, and lightworkers. It has been an amazing experience, and I have gotten wonderful feedback from the members. The shifts are truly palpable, and I am always amazed at the depth of the sessions. Many Repatterning Practitioners are members of the Lunar Group, and I would be honored to have more of our RPA members check it out. My website is www.performingonpurpose.com.
What are some examples of a session that stand out in your life?
One of the most powerful sessions that comes to mind is one I received this past January. I was in the middle of grieving a death, had left my 10-year relationship, and had moved homes all within 6 months. My life was completely in transition, and I was non-coherent. I had not eaten in five days, could not stop crying, couldn’t sleep, and was just beside myself. Meryl Chodosh-Weiss did a session with me, and by the end of the session I immediately knew that it had a positive effect because I actually began to feel hungry! I can’t even remember what Repatterning came up, but the session literally moved me through a dark time and allowed me to move forward. I ate a meal that day, and actually became more emotionally calm. I also was able to sleep uninterrupted for the first time in weeks. That repatterning session was a turning point for me. It shifted me out of being “stuck” in my grief and allowed me to move forward toward my future.
What would you like to see RPA do for its newest members?
One thing I would love the RPA to do is to help us get the word out about things we are doing. I would love to be able to reach members to share events or activities that I am hosting or teaching. For example, I am teaching a Reconnective Yoga class in NYC, and I would love to share that with any locals who are interested. I also host a game called Ilumination, The Quest, which is a powerful tool of transformation based on the wisdom of The Tarot. I would love to be able to let people know what I am doing.
What five words would describe you?
Passionate, loving, spunky, sensitive, powerful
Do you have a motto?
A motto? Hmm…Speak your truth fully, gently, and lovingly. If someone has a problem with what you have expressed, that is THEIR stuff!
More information about Elizabeth Polito and her services may be found at the following:
www.performingonpurpose.com is my personal site
www.TheReconnection.com is about The Reconnection and Reconnective Yoga
www.furthershore.org is the not-for-profit I work with