Susan Hough, a born healer, has been living her gift for over 35 years. She began her journey on the East Coast working with teens and families. The rites of passage from losing her mother, being diagnosed with breast cancer, and suffering through a divorce caused Susan’s life to shift. Having experienced so many challenging experiences, Hough rededicated herself to turn them into rites of passage which deepened her journey in healing herself.
Studying the teachings of Sobonfu Somé, Susan felt her life shifting in a new and profound way. After reading Sobonfu’s book The Spirit of Intimacy several times, she knew they had to meet. When she met Sobonfu, they connected on a deep spiritual level. Their lives became intertwined almost immediately. For 18 years after, Sobonfu mentored Hough in the practice of traditional African rituals. Through these rituals, Susan was able to expand the role Spirit played in her life. She vowed to share this wisdom; creating Living Your Gifts.
Susan has the rare perspective of having a background in traditional counseling, studying indigenous healing methods, and training as a life coach. With her diversity of education and experience, she has combined her teachings to develop a coaching practice that honors spirit while integrating traditional methods. Susan’s approach to Spiritual Counseling focuses on living your gifts and enabling you to share them with the world. She makes it clear that to grow, we all need to bring our authentic self forward even when it’s difficult. 108
Susan Hough is a CTI Life Coach, and has trained with Mietek Wierkus in energy healing, Mary Branch Grove in the healing arts, and Jennifer Halls in intuitive healing. She has over 35 years’ experience in traditional mental health working with teens and their families. She is also an ordained minister. Susan is the Youth Coordinator and President for Wisdom Spring, Inc., with a fundraising program “Walking For Water,” which has placed over thirty-five wells in isolated villages in indigenous communities throughout Africa and India. She has educated over three thousand children and teenagers both stateside and abroad.