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The Ripple Effect of Dance: Pam Heffler’s Mission as an Artist and Coach

The Ripple Effect of Dance: Pam Heffler's Mission as an Artist and Coach
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With the rise in global crisis and conflict, the need for peace and understanding is more urgent than ever. It truly starts with the individual. If we each do our part to bring light, compassion, understanding and love to ourselves, then we can do the same for the world-at-large. 

The pandemic revealed a lot of divide and unrest, as well as an epidemic of loneliness, depression and anxiety. 

As a Spiritual Life and Embodiment Coach, Pam Heffler is on a mission to help her clients and community harness that sense of self-love, compassion, truth and empowerment to help transform the lives of individuals and those of the collective. 

Pam is also an actress and dancer with over 20 years experience working in films, television and theater. She is credited on NBC’s Heartbeat opposite Dave Annable and Melissa George, NBC’s Love Bites, the Danny Glover feature film The Shift, the upcoming film Austin and leading roles in NYC and LA theater.

Her passion and training as an artist infuses her coaching work with empathy, intuition and the ability to help her clients be fully self expressed. 

Pam is the creator of DANCE YOUR LIFE, a powerful movement journey that helps her clients release limiting beliefs, trauma and blocks—emotionally and physically. 

Her work emphasizes a deeper connection to self, personal freedom, freeing stuck energy, and trusting your intuition. She hopes to bring a profound sense of joy, inner peace and more pleasure that guides individuals to manifest their dreams, and say “Yes” to a bigger life.   

Pam says, “We must start with ourselves. It can feel overwhelming with what’s happening in our world to make a difference. If we can each do our part, the ripple effect will be felt.”

As an actress and dancer, Pam always knew the power of allowing feelings to be revealed as a tool for healing. 

The Ripple Effect of Dance: Pam Heffler's Mission as an Artist and Coach

Photo Credit: Pam Heffler

She adds, “We all know the healing that happens when you listen to a beautiful uplifting piece of  music, or see a powerful piece of film or theater. Revealing your true feelings opens you up to personal healing.” 

In her signature “Dance Your Life: AWAKEN” coaching program, Pam holds a sacred, safe place for her clients to listen deeply to their desires, release limiting beliefs and stories, and heal old trauma. They can find true joy, aliveness, sensuality and pleasure in their bodies, heart, and spirit.

The cultural pressure to impress, feel the need to prove oneself or be “perfect enough” creates internal struggle. Starting out as a professional dancer early in her career,  Pam knows the  challenge and heartbreak of “trying to be perfect.”  She believes perfection is “poison to the soul, as well as poison to any artistic life.” 

She states, “When we let go of perfection, miracles happen.” 

Recently in her own life, Pam had the opportunity to put her own “medicine” into practice. 

Performing in a powerful evening of theater earlier in 2023, she had her own feelings of self doubt, nerves and anxiety—even after 20 years as an actress and performer on stage and screen.  

Allowing herself to deeply feel, move the energy through creative movement, and express herself fully, she was able to get to the other side of the fear. The result was a spectacular, profound, raw acting performance. 

Pam calls this power, “The Ripple Effect of Dance.”

As Pam explains, “When we allow our truth and humanness we realize that what we perceive as imperfect, or not measuring up, is actually a gateway to our freedom. As you allow the cracks, the messiness and all of the experiences you go through, you can set yourself free. When we don’t have to hide or feel shame we are free. When we can experience our deepest pain and our ecstatic joy we are free.”

As an actress and dancer in mid life, Pam stands for the motto, “It’s never too late to live your Dream.” 

She is currently writing a film that she will star in. This film explores what happens in people’s lives who don’t allow themselves to live their dreams but instead get trapped by society’s status quo. 

Pam is passionate about inspiring her clients to live the life of their dreams. She currently offers her six-month one-to-one program for private clients. She will also be opening the doors to a women’s group early in 2024. 

She was recently a guest on the podcast “Rekindle Your Light” and will be a guest on the top 2.5% podcast, “Empowerography,” airing in March 2024, as well as “The Power Hour” with @DJ_LarryJones.

Whether serving her clients, leading workshops, acting in powerful projects or simply supporting her friends and family, Pam’s mission is to uplift, heal and inspire.

Always wanting to give back, Pam is currently offering complimentary virtual Embodied Wisdom Breakthrough Sessions as a way for women to experience her powerful work. 

For more information on Pam, visit her website.

Published by: Martin De Juan

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