Sue Hasker, MS – Injury & Surgery Wellness
Helping You Heal Your Best
My passion is to help people to find healthy ways of coping with the emotional pain caused by a physical injury using tools from sport psychology, mind/body/spirit wellness, stress management, and grief recovery – and to get back to enjoying life. Having experienced a traumatic injury myself along with a complicated recovery, I feel drawn to help others during this difficult process.
My studies have allowed me to blend the theories and practical applications of wellness coaching, grief counseling, and sport psychology for the benefit of people from all walks of life. My motto has become,
“Sport psychology is not just for athletes anymore.”
Here’s my story…
For the past several years I have been recovering from a stubborn broken ankle – a souvenir from my trip to the Monteverde Cloud Forest in Costa Rica in 2007. It just so happened that I was in the middle of working on my bachelor’s degree in psychology when I fell, so my senior thesis topic became, naturally, The Psychological Effects of Traumatic Injury. These are some photos from my trip…Spending countless hours researching about traumatic injury and other losses has shown me that there are many mind/body/spirit effects that happen when a person suffers an injury, unexpected surgery, sudden illness, or other life transition.
I am passionately drawn to this topic and have studied it further in my Master’s program. I am also studying under some amazing professional coaching mentors and healthcare practitioners in order to learn how to help – guide, encourage, and gently nudge – people to be able to not just “get better” but actually thrive and grow during the healing process.
I look forward to meeting and helping people who have experienced a sudden change in life and may have become stuck, or just need a hand to move forward. If you think this is something you would like to know more about, just contact me and we will see if there is way we can work together.
Here’s a photo of my hubby and me standing on a glacier in Alaska just 2 1/2 years after my adventure in Costa Rica… thanks to my amazing team of healing professionals. I’m living proof that it IS possible to thrive following a traumatic injury and difficult recovery.
So let me ask you:
- Are you struggling through a difficult or disappointing injury or surgery recovery?
- Do you wonder if you’ll ever be able to do what you used to do?
- Would you like someone to talk to and bounce ideas off while you heal?
- What do you WANT for your life, and how can you get it?
I have dealt with all these questions during my recovery and I’ve found answers that fit my life and situation. Your answers will be different from mine, so I’m not here to give you a bunch of advice. But I can help you discover what it is you really want and need, help you find ways to create and reach your goals, and teach you some tools to improve your overall wellbeing.
Contact me to schedule a free introductory consultation.
- M.S. Psychology -Thesis: A Wellness Coaching Approach to Enhanced Healing of Orthopaedic Injury
- B.A. Psychology -Thesis: The Psychological Effects of Traumatic Injury
- Certified Performing Edge® Professional, Level 2 – Dr. JoAnn Dahlkoetter
- Certified New Life Story® Wellness Coach – David Krueger, MD
- Certified Grief Recovery Specialist® – The Grief Recovery Institute
- Certified Prepare for Surgery, Heal Faster™ Facilitator – Peggy Huddleston
- Certified Stress Management Coach – The Spencer Institute/NESTA
- Certified Uniquely You® DiSC Human Behavior & Wellness Motivation Consultant – Dr. Mels Carbonell
- Certified Biblical Health Coach – Jordan Rubin
- Certified Wellness Inventory Facilitator – WellPeople
- Creative Grief Support Coach (in training) – Creative Grief Studio
- Clinical Applications of Deep Imagination Levels 1 & 2 – Leslie Davenport at JFKU
- Fundamentals of Interactive Guided Imagerysm – AGI
- Coaching Transitions; Mind and Brain Science for Strategic Coaching – MentorPath®
- Change Your Brain, Change Your Body – Dr. Daniel Amen, CAMFT 2011
I am extremely impressed with her work, and I would highly recommend Sue Hasker to any college or to any of my colleagues or clients. Our work together involved education and rigorous training around the Your Performing Edge Coaching method and general coaching techniques for working with a variety of complex client issues.
As a performance coach to Olympians and CEO’s, who has been on the medical staff of Stanford University Medical Center for 10 years, Sue was absolutely one of the most advanced and creative students I’ve had the opportunity to train.”
Dr. JoAnn Dahlkoetter, Performing Edge Coaching International
Sue Hasker brings unique experiences in psychology, grief recovery, and performance coaching to the Professional Coaching field. She is well trained, including being licensed and specialty-certified as a New Life Story® Wellness Coach. Her engaging and creative coaching style makes her a most accomplished professional. I highly and unequivocally recommend her.”
David Krueger MD, Executive Mentor Coach, CEO MentorPath
Sue has reminded me what it means to accept life, with all of its challenges, and get up and do it all again the next day. Sue’s difficulties with her leg—from the initial accident, and through the current state of repair—are daunting to hear about. I can’t imagine living through it, and I hope I’ll never have to know what it’s truly like. But, in my wildest imagination, I can’t think that a harrowing medical saga would inspire me to help other people in a similar situation. Luckily, for the rest of us, there are people like Sue, who turn adversity into opportunity.”
Sue did a really good job of making us feel comfortable with the whole [coaching] process. Very patient with us if we needed more guidance.”
B.M., Group Coaching Client
Sue was tremendously helpful for me in recovering emotionally from injury. A lifelong athlete, I felt devastated after a knee injury which prevented me from participating in my favorite activities. Sue helped me identify the deeper issues behind this loss, which was critical for my being able to address them and begin the emotional healing process. Sue is an excellent listener and was able to gently guide and encourage me along this path.”
K.S., Private Coaching Client
“I met with Sue a few times after my husband was diagnosed with stage 4 pancreatic cancer. I was feeling overwhelmed by the addition of extra work, trips to the dr., medical bills, complications, medication, trips to the ER, and insurance, besides the obvious stress that comes with this type of a diagnosis. Through thoughtful questions, guided conversations, and practical ideas and resources, Sue helped me organize my thoughts and my schedule. She helped me discern what was truly important for us and focus on that. Through my sessions with Sue, I’ve been able to enjoy peace during a season of chaos.”
G.W., Private Wellness Coaching Client