what people say

Alison

Be Playful, February 2020

A fabulous course that my 10 year old daughter and I attended. So valuable to have a space to think about how we react and how to manage emotions, crucial life skills in my opinion.

Anonymous Parent

Be Playful, February 2020

Not only was it a fantastic experience to be able to participate along with my daughter, it left us with life- long strategies which we now implement on a daily basis (sometimes without even thinking about it, as it’s ‘routine’)

Anonymous Child age 10

Be Playful, July 2019

The course has helped me think about trying to calm or distract myself using crafts or breathing. I remember to do my deep breaths.
It’s changed because I would usually get quite cross at that moment but now I feel I can control it more. I feel like I used to kick off a lot when I got angry but now I feel like I can clench my fists or something to
calm down.

Parent of teen

Be Yourself, January 2021

Amanda was patient and helped her see things in a different light, especially during these times of uncertainty. Having to do sessions via Zoom didn't hinder their effectiveness.

George age 28

Be Yourself, January 2021

She has helped me develop an amazing toolkit that has given me the knowledge and power to move forward with great confidence, positivity and clarity. I can’t thank or recommend her enough. Amazing!

Anonymous, teen, aged 17

Be Yourself, December 2020

Amanda really helped me to feel better about myself. She is very calming to talk to and her sessions are both unique and effective.

Alexandra age 30s

Be Yourself, December 2020

She really helped me deal with anxiety and stress reactions to a difficult personal situation.

Sally, age 51

Be Yourself, October 2020

She explained the mechanics and impact of the menopause beyond hot flashes and grumpiness and how to embrace this important time of my life. She gave me breathing and relaxation techniques, and highlighted the importance of self-soothing and quietening my mind.

Josh age 18

Be Yourself, October 2020

As a young male adult, approaching the start of my university life. I found Amanda’s sessions did a world of good for me. She is very warm, welcoming and extremely easy to talk to. She has helped me learn an impressive amount about myself and my thought processes

Sam age 30s

Be Yourself, February 2020

It has been really useful to get a better understanding of how physical and emotional health sit side by side.

Katie age 28

Be Yourself, February 2020

I have learnt how to regulate my emotions and how to properly relax. I have learnt so much that I now use everyday.

Kate, B

Be Yourself, February 2020

It was fabulous - it's opened my mind to the possibilities of how I can influence and deal with what life both offers and throws at me.

Kate age 30s

Be Yourself, August 2020

The course provided me with space where I could reflect on my own personal and professional journey and my own values and beliefs. I was able to think about who I am and where I want to be.

Female, age 24

Be Yourself, August 2019

The course has made me more aware of my mind and body, especially the stress I was carrying without even realising it. 

Amanda has given me tools and techniques that I now use everyday to reconnect to myself, using the breathe to become calm. I have learned to see things, from an entirely new perspective, I am more positive and compassionate with myself and more in control of my emotions and responses to situations.

Most importantly the courses has enabled me to simply 'be'.

Male, age 22

Be Yourself, August 2019

The course was carried out superbly, very detailed explanation and examples. Notes were shared out with the group with an option to take photos and go over anything you were not sure on again.

 

The props that were given were very handy and have become part of my day to day, I really enjoyed my experience.

 

It's changed everything for me, I feel I can speak more clearly and openly, I've found myself thinking before taking actions, whereas in the past I would of done things without thinking about it. 

Anonymous Parent

Be Responsible (1-2-1), July 2020

Our Zoom meetings with Amanda have worked really well. We immediately felt very comfortable in Amanda’s company and it almost felt as though we are all in the same room. I thoroughly recommend these sessions  

Anonymous Parent

Be Responsible, July 2019

I feel much more aware of the low level stress that I was carrying without noticing; my jaw isn’t as tight now, my breathing is better and I’m more in tune with myself. I’ve been really reflective on the times when my lid has flipped and quick to apologise when it’s been ‘the straw that broke the camel’s back’ that bore the brunt of it .

Anonymous Parent

Be Responsible, July 2019

The course has really reminded me and reinforced that my daughter just needs support to calm down and when she's very cross it's not her fault. I'm thinking more about how she can have more quiet time; I think she gets sensory overload and her brain over analyses everything so sometimes not having quiet is the last straw. It has given me a deeper understanding of my daughter's emotions and when to talk or when to give her the appropriate tools to calm down and regulate her emotions. 

 

I feel that we have been noticing situations before they reach a heightened state more and more as the weeks have gone on. I think we have been much more positive about natural reactions to things, more accepting of our emotions, and have been able to be clearer with each other about what we need.

Anonymous Child, age 10

Be Playful, July 2019

I think better of myself now. I used to listen to people and what they said about me and take it in and believe them. Now I know it’s not true. I think that I used to make people sad with my words but now I think I try harder not to.

Anonymous Child, age 10

Be Playful, July 2019

Thank you for teaching me all of the different breathing techniques, I will not forget them and they will help me a lot.

 

Also thank you for showing us those crafts, they were so creative. I've loved all of them, so I cant choose my favourite. I look at them and remember the things we learnt. I think mummy learnt a lot too.

Richard and Son

Be Together, November 2020

Working with Amanda has been a revelation, increasing my knowledge and understanding of the importance of early intervention for my son, leading onto the modelling and parenting I can offer to improve both of our mental health and well-being.

Susie and Tara

Be Together, September 2020

Our time all together has been enriching in so many ways. I’ve definitely found my “still” and feel empowered emotionally and mentally. 

Tara age 19

Be Together, July 2018

Amanda's sessions are very informative and interesting about the neurology - it helps me to understand me and how I can retrain myself to do things in different ways.

Family

Be Together, July 2018

We have found it both fun and informative. As a family, we just needed to take stock, spend some quality time together and find some techniques for dealing with emotions that sometimes got out of hand.


This programme has made us realise and do this, but in a good way! We have all learned to be more forgiving and to use the ‘tools’ and science behind the programme to help us all know how to deal with things. Amanda is both lovely and knowledgable. She explains everything clearly and at a level for adults and kids to follow easily. I think we all feel happier and more confident as a family, which is amazing!

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