Toni Mackenzie, Founder of Inner Depths
Specialising in hypnotherapy and transformational coaching to rapidly change people’s lives
At the age of 42, I was devastated to discover that my husband was having an affair. I filed for divorce and was later tricked by him into signing certain papers – leaving me with zero equity from the dream home we’d put up for sale. He then disappeared overseas – out of our lives for good. I became a single mother with two young children, no job, no money, no support and living in temporary rented accommodation.
I closed the door on my former life as an air stewardess who had married a handsome pilot and adopted two beautiful children together and embraced my circumstances. I went to college and studied psychology; then completed a three-year counselling course, followed by a qualification in hypnotherapy and psychotherapy. Fourteen years ago, I founded Inner Depths and built a successful business from the ground up.
In 2015, I decided I was ready to write a book but wasn’t sure where to start. I created a vision board and pasted an image of a book on it – saying: ‘Amazon best-seller by Toni Mackenzie’. Through a series of synchronicities my book became a reality and ‘Your Flight to Happiness: A 7-Step Journey to Emotional Freedom’ was published the following year.
I wanted it to be easy to read, straight from the heart and to share the seven most powerful lessons I’d learned on how to create happiness from within. It quickly became an Amazon best-seller – as I’d manifested – and I experienced an overwhelmingly proud moment only last week when I saw it on the shelf in the ‘Self-help’ section of Waterstones.
Earlier this month I delivered a workshop to 50 women in a tepee at the Happy Place Festival – organised by Fearne Cotton. I shared with them the first three steps in my book and did a book signing, which was a brilliant experience and so rewarding.
All of us go through challenges in life, but we have the choice to either remain as victims or emerge as victors. As I explain in my book, to achieve true happiness you need to learn how to FLY (First Love Yourself). Accomplish that and you’ll feel empowered enough to achieve anything you desire!