Project Personal Freedom: Tips and Tools for a Liberated Life provides a year of insights and action steps for finding the freedom so many of us seek. Personal freedom is an overall liberated life experience. It's a state of being in which one is self-determined and self-directed. It s the ability to choose, to explore, to dream, to self-define, to be who one authentically is, and to be unapologetic about it. It's a state of mind. It's a way of life. The tips and tools contained herein are by no means one person's perspective. They are inspired by those with whom Kingsley has worked over the years. She has pinpointed the nuggets, packaged them up thematically, added insights from various schools of thought in psychology, and turned them into tips and tools for a liberated life. Project Personal Freedom is more than just a series of feel-good concepts; it's a collection of concrete, time-tested action steps daily pieces that will be a source of comfort and inspiration and a helpful companion on your own journey to personal freedom.
Kingsley Gallup, MA, LPC, NCC, DCC is a licensed professional counselor, nationally certified counselor, and certified mediator. She received her Bachelor of Arts from the University of Richmond and her Master of Arts in Counseling from Gordon-Conwell Theological Seminary. Kingsley lives in Kennebunk, Maine, with her husband, Les, and two children, Daisy and Zachary. Her current practice consists of private counseling, public speaking, small groups, and workshops. Authentic living and her signature focus, personal freedom, are the driving themes behind Kingsley's work. Kingsley reminds her clients that as human beings we can indeed heal and transform—there is always hope for a new beginning. Curiosity about the human condition and a passion for social service come naturally (or perhaps genetically) to Kingsley. Her grandfather, George H. Gallup, founded the Gallup Poll. Kingsley inherited a characteristic hunger that runs through the Gallup family—a hunger to know what people think and feel. She also inherited a deep commitment to meeting people precisely where they are and empowering and equipping them in that place. Over the last fifteen years, Kingsley has served diverse populations, including incarcerated women, to whom she taught self-esteem and parenting classes; victims of natural disasters, with whom she did crisis intervention work; clients with HIV/AIDS, on whose behalf she helped run a wish-granting foundation; addicts and their loved ones, with whom she facilitated interventions; and clients of all ages seeking freedom from inauthentic living. Much of Kingsley's professional experience centers on The Meadows, a world-renowned residential treatment center for addictive and affective disorders in Wickenburg, Arizona, where she trained with some of her heroes in the field. Her varied experiences and clientele continue to enrich her distinctive faith in human potential and in people's profound capacity for change.