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Hi! I'm Alana Palm and I specialize in help Christian women overcome the effects of complex trauma without spending years in therapy.

Do you want to stop spiralling downward in mental and emotional anguish?

Do you desire to wake up joyful every day, completely healed from the past?

How would it feel to consistently be a shining light for Christ in this world?

If you’re anything like me, this is what you desire.

That is exactly why I created The Set Free Method, which is a powerful and transformational program that helps you heal past pain and stop going into the downward spiral. Our mission is to do this in under a year (often it happens in as little as 3-6 months)

Statement of Faith
A Note from Alana
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Hello I'm Alana Palm and I help Christian women heal from the past by getting deeply rooted in their identity and worth in Christ.

Do you want to stop spiraling downward in mental and emotional anguish?

Do you desire to wake up joyful every day, completely healed from the past?

How would it feel to consistently be a shining light for Christ in this world?

If you’re anything like me, this is what you desire.

That is exactly why I created The Set Free Method, which helps you heal past pain and stop going into the downward spiral so you can be a shining light in the world for Christ.

Statement of Faith
A Note from Alana
“Do not light a lamp and put it under a basket, but on a stand, and it gives light to all the house.”
(Matthew 5:15)

Even though I was a Christian I was not bearing good fruit. I was not shining His light because I was marred by the pain in my heart and mind. I was so desperate to be set free from the past so I could spread His love, but I didn’t know how.

The negative thoughts in my head made me feel like I was spinning out of control.

My lack of self-worth made me codependent on other people to fill the void I had inside.

I desperately wanted to be loved, but the more I tried, the more they pulled away.

The pain hurt so much that eventually I closed off so I could protect my heart.

But I secretly wished someone would break through them and show me I was loved.

I was REALLY good at putting on an act that everything was fine….

I put a smile on my face

I tried to have a positive attitude because everyone else seemed so happy

I didn’t want to be a burden so I pretended everything was fine.

But I desperately wanted the brokenness to be healed.

After years of searching I finally found the answer.
It came through a combination of Biblical truths, Cognitive behavioural therapy and Experiential learning. I began teaching my ‘Set Free Method’ to Christian women who were in emotional pain - and the program was working for them too!

They were seeing amazing shifts and transformation in their lives!

One client gave her testimony after our first call, saying:
“I got more in one hour with you than in 20 years of therapy.”
Six months after we began working together, she said:
“I went to my psychiatrist to talk about my long-standing medication and in 24 years I have never scored so well on my depression and anxiety test. My psychiatrist was so amazed by my transformation that he asked for more information about The Set Free Method so could refer people to the program.”
Amazing right?! When I hear these testimonies from my clients, it makes my heart sing!
Now I’ve served hundreds of women across the globe, getting weekly messages about the transformation they have experienced through The Set Free Method. It has been such a blessing to know that the exact framework that worked for me has worked for so many other women to help them get free from their emotional and mental pain.
I am thankful God has allowed me to help Christian women stop the downward spiral and start loving themselves exactly the way God created them. My prayer for each woman is to be set free from the pain of the past and finally feel healed and whole so they can do all that God has called them to with courage and confidence.
So why choose The Set Free Method, and me as your Coach?
First of all, I get it!
I’ve been where you are, and I know how to overcome it.
I’m not afraid of going deep with you and loving you as you uproot the weeds that have been planted for decades (not always a fun process but I’m in it for the long haul with you.)
God gave me a gift to see the layers that are hidden to most people. I help you reveal your blind spots so you can bring what has been hidden into the light and give it all to Him!
I hold a Bachelor of Education and have been teaching through the lens of improving self-esteem and confidence in children for over 15 years.
I am certified in Cognitive Behavioral Therapy, Neuro-Programming, Life Coaching and I'm currently working on my Psychotherapy diploma.
I've been featured in numerous podcasts and radio shows explaining the work I do, and have helped women around the world to be set free from pain in their mind and heart through the love of Christ!
If you crave healing and freedom from the past, and are willing to put in the work, I can teach you how to end the downward spiral, abolish the negative thoughts in your head, and wake up joyful every day!
“The Glory of the Lord has Risen upon you. You are the Light of the World!”
(Isaiah 60:1, Matthew 5:14)
Work with me!
Her passion is to encourage women to grow in their confidence through biblical principles and holding every thought captive to Christ. Alana believes that mindset, more importantly fixing our eyes on Jesus, will result in the greatest amount of peace and freedom.
For years, Alana has been an elementary school teacher. She has always loved working with children, especially teaching them about how their thoughts and feelings affect their life. About three years ago Alana branched off into her ministry, Wake Up Joyful. This ministry was birthed from a place of finding her way back from pain and trauma. As she realized how far she was from God, Alana sought after Him, built a firm foundation based on her identity and worth in Christ, and experienced the abundant peace and freedom she had always dreamed of. Now she helps other women overcome their own pain and experience His greater plan and purpose for their lives.

Alana has written several guidebooks including ‘Counter-Intuitive Forgiveness: How to Forgive and Let Go so You can have Freedom,’ ‘How to Live Out the Fruits of the Spirit when You're Frustrated and Fed Up,’ and ‘How to Lower Your Walls and Let Love In.’.

She is an avid writer and has written articles for several publications over the last 5 years, including Publishious, Personal Growth, P.S. I Love You, The Ascent, Real Life Resilience and Better Humans.

Alana is certified in Cognitive Behavioral Therapy, Neuro-Linguistic Programming and Life Coaching. All of her teaching goes back to God's word, as it is truth and life.

Alana focuses much of her time on The Set Free Academy, the results-based transformational program she created to help women build a firm foundation on God’s word. Her program centres around the seven aspects of living a life of peace and freedom in Christ: Identity, Self-Worth, Transformational Love, Healthy Relationships, Navigating the Storms of Life, Vision/Purpose, and Release/Surrender. Each of these components work together to help each woman fully experience God's love, see herself as the beautiful, worthy woman He created her to be, and live confidently and courageously into her Kingdom Purpose.
The Real Deal…

My bio celebrates some of the accomplishments I've been able to have through Christ, however I want you to know that I am just like you. I have struggled and I've risen above. I have experienced deep heartache and also found true love. I have been In bondage and I've also lived fully in God's amazing freedom.


Most of my life I struggled with people pleasing, codependency and low self-esteem. After decades of self-improvement books and pleading to the ‘Universe’ to bring more positive things into my life, I finally found Jesus. This began a journey of healing and transformation that has been both difficult and beautiful all at once.


I've been through some pretty difficult situations in my life that have taken me out of the game for a little while, but God has shown me His protection and provision through it all. A few years ago he allowed me to live fully into my Kingdom purpose through creating The Set Free Academy. This program introduces women to a way of being that is centered completely around Christ. It helps them see that they are worthy and lovable just as they are. It helps them navigate difficult circumstances and communicate better in relationships. Ultimately it leads them to the greater purpose - the bigger reason God has them here on this earth. In The Set Free Academy, women get to a beautiful place of surrender, release, and ultimate freedom in the Lord.


On the home front, I’m married to Jason, a wonderful man who shares the same passions of travel, good food, quality conversation and most importantly, God. We are raising our beautiful 5 year old daughter, who brings joy (and craziness) to our life every day.


I want you to know that no matter what you're going through, you are not alone. Not only is God with you every moment of every day, but I am also here to support you with free resources on this site, and a more in-depth experience through The Set Free Academy if you feel that is the next step on your journey.


The truth I know is that God wants to heal you and set you free from the bondage of the past. He has amazing plans for you and I am here to support you in confidently and courageously stepping into all that He has for you!

My bio celebrates some of the accomplishments I've been able to have through Christ, however I want you to know that I am just like you. I have struggled and I've risen above. I have experienced deep heartache and also found true love. I have been In bondage and I've also lived fully in God's amazing freedom.

Most of my life I struggled with people pleasing, codependency and low self-esteem. After decades of self-improvement books and pleading to the ‘Universe’ to bring more positive things into my life, I finally found Jesus. This began a journey of healing and transformation that has been both difficult and beautiful all at once.

I've been through some pretty difficult situations in my life that have taken me out of the game for a little while, but God has shown me His protection and provision through it all. A few years ago he allowed me to live fully into my Kingdom purpose through creating The Set Free Academy. This program introduces women to a way of being that is centered completely around Christ. It helps them see that they are worthy and lovable just as they are. It helps them navigate difficult circumstances and communicate better in relationships. Ultimately it leads them to the greater purpose - the bigger reason God has them here on this earth. In The Set Free Academy, women get to a beautiful place of surrender, release, and ultimate freedom in the Lord.

On the home front, I’m married to Jason, a wonderful man who shares the same passions of travel, good food, quality conversation and most importantly, God. We are raising our beautiful 5 year old daughter, who brings joy (and craziness) to our life every day.

I want you to know that no matter what you're going through, you are not alone. Not only is God with you every moment of every day, but I am also here to support you with free resources on this site, and a more in-depth experience through The Set Free Academy if you feel that is the next step on your journey.

The truth I know is that God wants to heal you and set you free from the bondage of the past. He has amazing plans for you and I am here to support you in confidently and courageously stepping into all that He has for you!
A Note from Alana
Many of us are going through struggles and difficulties in life that seem like insurmountable mountains. We struggle to manage everything, to the degree that we feel we should be managing it. If you're anything like me, you desire a greater sense of peace in the middle of the storm. You want to live a full life and lay your head down on the pillow at night and know that you lived the day well. I've realized over time, and after trying many things to find peace and fulfillment, that the only way to have this in your life is to put your trust and faith in God.

What brings me abundant joy is watching women give their life over to God fully and completely. When they choose to trust Him in the middle of circumstances that make no sense and look to Him for their protection and provision, it it the most powerful experience they can have here on earth. I love helping women see but their life can take a 180 degree turn just by choosing to shift into agreement with God. When they can trust in His promises and believe in His character as truth, it can change their entire life.

My prayer for you as you move through this space on the internet is that you would be encouraged. I pray that you would know that you're not alone in the struggle, and more importantly, that you can make it through with Christ. I pray that you would “not conform to the pattern of this world, but be transformed by the renewing of your mind. Then you will be able to test and approve what God's will is--his good, pleasing and perfect will." (Romans 12:2) God has given you a beautiful purpose on this earth and I pray that you would step into that greater purpose by allowing God to transform your mind and let go of everything that holds you back.
~ Alana
A Note from Alana
Many of us are going through struggles and difficulties in life that seem like insurmountable mountains. We struggle to manage everything, to the degree that we feel we should be managing it. If you're anything like me, you desire a greater sense of peace in the middle of the storm. You want to live a full life and lay your head down on the pillow at night and know that you lived the day well. I've realized over time, and after trying many things to find peace and fulfillment, that the only way to have this in your life is to put your trust and faith in God.

What brings me abundant joy is watching women give their life over to God fully and completely. When they choose to trust Him in the middle of circumstances that make no sense and look to Him for their protection and provision, it it the most powerful experience they can have here on earth. I love helping women see but their life can take a 180 degree turn just by choosing to shift into agreement with God. When they can trust in His promises and believe in His character as truth, it can change their entire life.

My prayer for you as you move through this space on the internet is that you would be encouraged. I pray that you would know that you're not alone in the struggle, and more importantly, that you can make it through with Christ. I pray that you would “not conform to the pattern of this world, but be transformed by the renewing of your mind. Then you will be able to test and approve what God's will is--his good, pleasing and perfect will." (Romans 12:2) God has given you a beautiful purpose on this earth and I pray that you would step into that greater purpose by allowing God to transform your mind and let go of everything that holds you back.
~ Alana
Statement of Faith
I believe...
...that the Bible is the Word of God, verbally inspired and without error as originally written, and that it is the only infallible rule of faith and practice for the Christian. (2 Timothy 3:16; 2 Peter 1:21)

...in one God, existing in a trinity of persons: Father, Son and Holy Spirit (John 15:26), who are eternal and of equal dignity and power (Matthew 3:16, 17) (2 Corinthians 13:14).

...that God the Father is creator and sustainer of all (Genesis 1:1) (Psalm 104) (Isaiah 41:10) and His very nature is love. (Genesis 1:1; Matthew 6:9; Romans 8:14-1;1 Corinthians 8:6; 1 Corinthians 15:24)

...that God the Son (Galatians 4:4; Colossians 2:9): Jesus Christ, true man and true God, is the Son of God. He was born of the virgin Mary (Matthew 1:23). As our substitute, He shed His blood on the cross, bore our sins, and died our death (I Peter 3:18). For this reason alone, God freely forgives those who are brought to repentance and faith (Acts 3:19). He was bodily resurrected and has returned into the glory of God (Matthew 28:5; Acts 1:9). He sits at the right hand of God and will certainly and visibly return (Acts 1:11).

...that God sent His Holy Spirit into the world. He convicts the world concerning sin and righteousness and judgment (John 16:8-11). In His role as Comforter and Advocate (John 14:6), He glorifies and reveals Jesus, guiding God’s redeemed into all truth (John 16:13-15).

... God the Father is all-powerful (Omnipotent), all-knowing (Omniscient), and all-present (Omnipresent). He is the Creator and Sustainer of the universe.

...in the urgency of every Christian's responding to the great commission of Christ. "For God so loved the world that He gave His one and only Son, that whoever believes in Him shall not perish, but have eternal life." (John 3:16)

...that we are to follow the commandments ‘Love the Lord your God with all your heart and with all your soul and with all your mind and ‘Love your neighbor as yourself.’ (Mark 12:30-31)

...salvation is a gift of God's grace, received by faith and not works. I believe that salvation is through faith in Christ alone and given to those who put their faith in the finished work of Jesus Christ on the cross. Salvation involves repenting from sin, confessing with your mouth, "Jesus is Lord," and believing in your heart that God raised Him from the dead. Salvation is received through a personal faith in the Lord Jesus Christ. All who receive Him are regenerated by the Holy spirit, become children of God, and receive eternal life with God. (John 1:12; Acts 16:30-33; Ephesians 1:7, 2:8-9)