Hello and welcome! My name is Lisa Sidorowicz.
Lisa Sidorowicz, M.A., B.Ed.,
Core Belief Engineering Counselor & Instructor
I am a Core Belief Engineering counselor. I specialize in helping successful, motivated people resolve their emotional issues, break through their mental blocks, and set themselves free.
Lisa Sidorowicz is a counselor specializing in Core Belief Engineering – a transformational technology that helps people make positive, lasting changes in their lives.
After personally experiencing the results of CBE, Lisa made a complete career change from teaching High School to becoming a Certified Core Belief Engineering Counselor in 1998. She has been in full-time private practice ever since. In 2001, she became a CBE Instructor with the College of Core Belief Engineering, and began teaching the first level of practitioner training. In 2011, she became a Master Practitioner and the Lead Instructor of the Ontario Chapter of The College of Core Belief Engineering. In 2015, she was certified as a CBE Practitioner Evaluator. Lisa received all of her training from Elly Roselle, the creator and founder of CBE. Lisa holds an M.A. from Queen’s University, and a B.Ed from The University of Toronto. She lives in Oakville, Ontario, Canada with her husband and her son.
“What do you do?” has proven to be a challenging question for me to answer.
I’m not a psychotherapist or a therapist or a coach.
When I say I’m a counselor, people ask me, “Like in schools?” Nope. I’m not a guidance counselor. Not even close.
I’m not even a traditional counselor.
It’s not always appropriate to say: I’m a counselor with super powers. I help people actually change their automatic thoughts and emotions, and that sets them free.
Sometimes I say:
I’m like Nancy Drew, but in the psychological sense. I help people solve the mystery of why they’re still stuck despite considerable self-awareness and attempts to change.
But more importantly than finding out why, I help people actually get unstuck. (Certain women’s eyes sparkle when they hear this.)
But what I really want to say is:
I help people resolve the mental and emotional issues that have been tormenting them for years, and come back to life.
I have the privilege of witnessing people break through the limits of what they’d previously thought was impossible and blossom into the beautiful fullness of themselves. I see stress melt off faces. Dim eyes brighten. Tension softens in the light of newfound inner peace. And I witness the restoration of self-love and all of the miracles that brings.
What I want you to know about me:
I’ve been called to do this work
Literally. I answered a full- blown spiritual calling to devote my life to helping people with Core Belief Engineering in 1997.
I’ve come through my own journey
I grew up in a loving but deeply troubled alcoholic codependent home. The threat of violence loomed in the background whenever my father would drink, which was every weekend.
From a very young age, I could see clearly that something was very wrong in our family. I wanted my mother to do something about it, to get help, to leave – something. I didn’t get why she looked at me like I was hurting her when I would say this.
I remember the first time I called my father the “A” word – alcoholic. To his face. In the living room. The day after one of his weekend benders. It was like I had detonated a bomb and blew up the house. The aftershocks lasted a long time.
I remember once, after a huge blowup one Christmas or Easter, begging my mother to take us to live with her parents. When she looked at me full in the eyes and told me to go pack my suitcase, time stopped. I couldn’t believe we were actually leaving! My heart was beating through my chest. I felt alive. Determined.
When I ran back into her room with my packed suitcase, I’ll never forget the look on her face. She looked at me confused. Not understanding why I had my suitcase there. My heart dropped. Time stopped. I don’t remember what happened after that.
I became a textbook example of an adult child of an alcoholic (ACOA). I struggled with constant nervousness, hyper responsibility, hyper-vigilance, over-analysis, constant worry, non-existent self-worth, post traumatic stress, issues having to do with control and codependency, criticism, perfectionism, anger, and rage, and fears of intimacy, abandonment, and engulfment. I also suffered from chronic IBS (irritable bowel syndrome).
My journey of personal transformation started in my early 20’s. While successfully completing my Master’s degree, my level of emotional dysfunctionality was threatening to destroy my relationship with my boyfriend (who later became my husband). I was so frustrated by my inability to change, and I vehemently refused to live the rest of my life crippled by my reactions to my upbringing. I was hell bent on finding something that could help me resolve my personal issues so I could become the person I felt I was capable of being.
I thought I’d have to travel the world to find solutions, but thankfully I didn’t have to look far. I found an ad for Core Belief Engineering in a magazine in Toronto that said: “Are you sick and tired of repeating the same irrational reactions and self-sabotaging behaviours?” My appointment was booked before I remember making the call. My first CBE session resulted in such real, tangible change that I never looked back. I began a journey of extensive Core Belief Engineering work until every last one of my biggest blocks had been resolved. The me I am today is night and day compared to where I started, including my bowels! Being guided to find Core Belief Engineering has been one of the biggest blessings of my life.
I am committed to my ongoing personal work
I am comfortable with emotion
Mia Hollow wrote:
Bring me your suffering.
The rattle roar of broken bones.
Bring me the riot in your heart.
Angry, wild and raw.
Bring it all.
I am not afraid of the dark.
I am not afraid of the dark. I am not afraid of your dark. I can help guide you to calm your inner riot and illuminate your inner darkness and resolve the feelings and behaviours that no longer serve you. Whatever they are.
I am no stranger to pain, grief, loss, and awakening
I know what it feels like to watch my beloved, energizer-bunny mother deteriorate and die from a progressive, degenerative, heart-breaking illness over the span of four years. I know the shock and grief of having my only cherished brother, Rick, die instantly of an aneurism two and a half years later. Rick’s death brought me to my knees, cracked open my consciousness, and catalyzed me to re-evaluate all of the life and spirit-limiting beliefs I had been clinging to so tightly – perspectives that I’d been denying, rationalizing, and justifying with all of the strength, commitment, and stubbornness of my conscious mind. Thank you, Rick.
I chose to end my first marriage
I am blessed to have known the cushiony ebbs and flows of loving an extraordinary man for two decades. And I have known the defeat, the heartbreak, and the unwavering certitude of the necessity of a self-initiated divorce.
I am happily remarried and I became a mother later in life
I also know what it feels like to have been unequivocally guided by spirit into a beautiful new life. My heart has found its home and created a family with a truly compatible, devoted, wonderful man. And I’m blessed to have known the joy and empowerment of having had a natural, ecstatic birth experience with my adorable son.
I used to be significantly overweight
I know what it feels like to have been 60 lbs overweight from my early 20’s until my early 30’s. And I know what it feels like to have lost and kept off that weight and transformed my relationship with food.
“An awake heart is like a sky that pours light”.
My mission is to help increase and expand the levels of Consciousness on the planet, one person at a time. I believe that when we heal ourselves, we contribute to the healing of the world. Truly resolving our most deep-seated issues means that we live anchored in a solid foundation of self-love, self-respect, self-worth, and self-trust. We are connected to the light at the core of ourselves. We are happier and healthier, more authentic, confident, peaceful, and present. We lead more fulfilling, creative, empowered lives. Our transformed consciousness not only has a ripple effect in our immediate family and close circle of friends but also contributes to the expansion of the collective consciousness on the planet. The more darkness that we can transform within ourselves, the more our light can flow throughout the planet. As Marianne Williamson eloquently states, “As we let our own light shine, we unconsciously give other people permission to do the same. As we are liberated from our own fear, our presence automatically liberates others.” I feel honoured to play a role in this planetary liberation and expansion. (Yes – I’m an Aquarius.)
About My Clients
“It takes courage…to endure the sharp pains of self discovery rather than choose to take the dull pain of unconsciousness that would last the rest of our lives.”
– Marianne Williamson
My clients are successful, motivated individuals with a passion for personal growth and development. Most are professionals, business owners, and entrepreneurs.
What do my clients have in common?
They understand that their mind can be their greatest enemy or their greatest ally and know that they have the power to determine which reality is so. They understand that for transformation to occur, they need to delve beneath what they consciously, rationally think and excavate the embedded, emotional roots of their blocks.
Belief in Change
They absolutely refuse to settle and live a life of advanced coping. They want to get to the source of whatever is causing their unproductive patterns and resolve things once and for all. Permanent resolution is their priority.
They have the courage to face their issues full out and head on, and this strength rewards them with increased conscious choice, freedom, and empowerment.
They are dedicated to investing the time, energy, and money to take care of unfinished business and clear out old emotional baggage. They appreciate that this type of precise, individualized, intensive breakthrough work is not a quick fix but a real, lasting fix. Self-mastery is their highest ROI.
They appreciate that this level of transformational work is not do-it-yourself. They trust in my experience, expertise, and ability to guide them to achieve their desired results.
If you are ready to get to the root of what is holding you back and solve it once and for all, I warmly encourage you to schedule a complimentary consultation right now.