Dynamic Woman: Lisa Hillary Johnson Creates Healing Program For Anxiety And Depression

Lisa Hillary J + Yoga +Meditation +Healer + Detroit Mi
Lisa Hillary J + Yoga +Meditation +Healer + Detroit Mi
Lisa Hillary J, Yoga Instructor and Licensed Massage Therapist

Lisa Hillary Johnson, Licensed Massage Therapist and mom of 5, creates a healing program to combat anxiety and depression.

Johnson has served in the health and wellness industry for over 24 years, as a Healer, Yoga Specialist and Licensed Massage Therapist.

Inspired by her own battles with anxiety and depression, Johnson has created natural healing remedies and now shares them with people all-around-the-world. “I work at healing my family’s health and wellness everyday. Working to break generational curses to repair and mend my family’s bloodline,” Johnson says.

“I’m a healer. Prayer, massage therapy, sound therapy, chakra balancing, cranial sacral therapy, crystal healing and plant healing are all modalities used in the healing process that I use for my family and my clients.” Johnson says. Before her youngest son goes to school each day, Johnson practices massaging with essential oils to help with lower the risk of illnesses, like covid-19.

We asked Johnson what gaps have she noticed in the industry that her business helps to fill, and she shared that there are a lack of resources in the community for affordable healing techniques and massage therapy. This lack is what inspired her widen her program and position her classes in areas with the most need.

Johnson named her 5 children, ages 11-18, as the motivation behind expanding her business and creating healing products for her family and clients alike.

Johnson currently teaches at Irene’s School of Myomassology in Southfield, MI and is looking forward to bringing additional courses to the Metro Detroit area.

For our mom readers, We asked Johnson if she could hire help with cooking, cleaning, or yardwork, which would it be, and she answered, “Yes, yes, and YES! All of it. Doing laundry for a family of 7, 5 of whom play sports daily, it’s seems impossible to finish some days.”

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How Postpartum Depression Fueled My Passion For The Gym

Mom Going Through PostPartum Depression

Having twins changed my perpective on a lot of things. I used to think that the snapback was as simple as physically getting back in the gym to tone, but turns out, my journey was much different than that.

I had my twins by emergency ceserean. Not that this was my original birthing plan, but I was open to whichever delivery method that was going to get my girls here safely.

Postpartum Recovery

After the postpartum recovery period, i noticed some things that made me feel off. I was sad more than usual and felt an exteme guilt for wanting to get alone time too. I didn’t know how to express it. Instead, I held it in to myself and it toiled into this big fiery ball of resentment for everyone around me that had the life of flexibility that I once had.

I spent most of my day breastfeeding, pumping when they slept, and waging a war on house chores so that I could appear to have it all together. Ironically enough, it was this exact obsession with keeping it together that led me to losing it all.

Deciding to Make A Change

My mental health went to complete pits after I let go of myself. It wasn’t intentional. I just couldn’t separate the tasks of taking care of my children, taking care of home, and taking care of myself. Unfortunately, this isn’t a 3-for-1 special and while I was caring for one area, another was starving for my attention. Ultimately enough, I sacrificed anything that involved my personal needs and as a result, I could never really feel ‘alive’.

I caught myself staring at my reflection in the mirror with tears streaming down my face, bags under my eyes, in an old oversized t-shirt to realize that this is NOT what I want my story to be. It was that day that I made a firm decision that a change was needed and it was time to get really selfish about myself and my time.

I set 3 goals: to get back in shape, to start doing things that I used to love doing, and to put myself first so that my kids can have a happy mom and not one that always looked and felt like crap.

This decision changed my life forever and to this day, I keep these same 3 goals in mind. So to the mama who is battling with herself, her family, and the house… choose you. You cannot pour from an empty cup, and no one wins when mama is at war with herself.

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