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I've worked in the construction industry for over 25 years and before I began working with my current employer and Dig Deep, I seemed to have the same issues where ever I went. I felt undervalued, not heard and therefore defensive. Although successful, these issues always kept me from really reaching my goals. I didn't realize that those issues started with me and how I view myself. When my employer gave me the opportunity to explore these issues I did it through the philosophy of Dig Deep. Embracing vulnerability and connection are the keys to helping me understand why I react(ed) a certain way in certain situations. I am still early in the process, but I've seen and felt the difference in myself and how others react to me at work and at home. It has helped me understand that it all begins with how we view ourselves, our worthiness. I am grateful for this opportunity that my employer has gifted to me.
— Cami Cervantes
I started to dig deep at the age of 47. There is a lot of stuff that can pile upon a person after that many years. I had become completely depressed and didn't know how to get out of it. All of the things I used to enjoy no longer brought me any joy. I was lost and didn't know what to do. All I knew is that something had to change. Dig Deep offered an opportunity to go and talk to a counselor to help me feel better again. I reluctantly started to talk to a perfect stranger about things that had happened over my lifetime that I had no idea would play a role in how I was feeling. It was amazing to find out how I was hard wired as an infant and young child to allow things that happen in the present to affect my happiness now. We can't control how others treat us and make us feel bad, but we can control how we react to it and what we do with it. We have that control. We all need to feel love and worth. I used to think the harder I worked and the amount of extra time I dedicated to my work, the more I would be loved by all. It wasn't true and was a weight that I could not get out from under but now I know that my worth comes from being loyal, protective, consistent, caring, understanding and compassionate. That is why I am loved.
— Gavin Washburn
Dig Deep has given me the opportunity to explore and heal life-long wounds I've carried from childhood trauma. It not only has affected me personally, but my family, friends, and coworkers have seen the change in my life and are inspired to take the steps necessary to begin their journey of self healing.
— Casey Veldkamp