I am pleased to receive a testimonial from a life coaching student who has made tremendous personal progress with the loss of a long marriage.
This has been the most challenging period in my life, losing my entire local family, and I do appreciate all the extra time and energy you have given me in order to help me move through what is every woman’s nightmare – the loss of a long-term marriage; but coming out of it, thanks to your support, with my integrity still intact and perhaps improved? Your setting challenges for me as I have progressed have been “challenging” to say the least and I still do not know the outcome of how I will be faring, but I am still here, still alive and although not “happy”, am getting through my days and despite physical and emotional problems and my ongoing anxiety, have moved from being completely dependent on a person (my ex-husband) to relying on getting things done myself or finding at least some of the help I need, without him.
You have inspired me to keep on living when I felt all hope was lost. I am afraid that I will not live up to the task of continuing this, but I am learning more about self-soothing, which I still find very difficult.
Everyone who knows me sees a great improvement in how I handle difficult situations with more grace and efficiency. People in some of the grocery stores I go to comment on how much better I am looking and happier as well.
Like everyone I have days that are worse than others, but I never thought I would get this far. You have encouraged me to be my own parent and although I find this challenging, I find I am handling certain situations I never dreamed I would have to handle or be able to handle.
I know I would never have lived through this process of divorce for this long without your help and your confidence in my abilities to cope.
When I first met you, I was not able to function on my own in any capacity, and now I am spending most of my time taking care of the business of life, home-ownership, and self-care with my physical and emotional challenges….and with no support from family. You have seen me through a period in my life I never thought I would survive.
Renee Lindstrom, GCFP,
Feldenkrais® Practitioner since 2007, Value-Based Communication Relationship & Life Coach since 2004, Art of Placement since 2000, Founder of Greater Victoria Peace & Intercultural Celebrations since 2010 & Greater Victoria Labyrinths since 2012, #yyj Peace Week Calendar Founder – 2014 & 2015