Client Feedback

 what clients are saying 

COACHING

Separation & Divorce:  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. AP – Read full testimonial

  • Personal Life Change Coaching:  

Renee Lindstrom came into my life over two years ago when I enrolled in her Non violent communications class in Oak Bay.  She quickly became my life coach and everything  has changed dramatically for the better since making that decision. Coming from a very dysfunctional family it took a lot of work and time to overcome fears that were very deepseated and with Renee’s patience and empathy I now have a wonderful  relationship with myself and my children.
If you are ready to do the work and want results I would recommend you meet with Renee and watch your life change for the better.

DD

Thank you for being so patient with me the other day and things have shifted dramatically since then. D


Values based business culture

Integrating Speaking Peace Consciousness:  I cannot think of anything you presented that was not beneficial! You were so conscientious to perceive the needs of everyone at the table that each of us felt included.  I know this was a difficult task because of the power differences.  You did a marvelous job.

Shine on,  Mark


Speaking Peace  

I definitely am thankful for the support you offer, and continue to feel blessed by getting to spend time learning from you!
Thank you deeply. R.

I really appreciated our work with feelings and values last night. You clearly explained how feeling comfortable with these inner beacons can help me better understand myself and communicate with others.  BN

Thank you for sharing your knowledge and helping me see my communication style in a new light!  I really appreciate your calm, kind, supportive style.  Michelle

Thank you for your getting InTouch sessions with staff.  Everyone has told me personally that they’ve benefited form this work and I think this is the key to being better youth-care workers.

Hello Renee 🙂:) Thank you so much for last night, it was SO rich and fulfilling for me. I liked how you showed empathy to that degree with Jen,   just witnessing her.  I learned some very valuable lessons too; when you explained the “whole picture” concept to me, and I am going to apply that to my own life so that people I relate with feel comfortable with the NVC style.  chat soon 🙂:)

Just a note to say how much I enjoy our Monday night classes.  Thanks for sharing all your knowledge and helping us become better versions of ourselves!  You’re fabulous!  Barbara

I found the material well planned out and the presentations clear, and the games fun and interesting.  I would like to see more therapy based skills classes/programs.

I would like to take the next level in this course.  Wonderful work Renee, thank you!  I’m able to discern my needs now whereas before I could discern thoughts and feelings.

Please continue to offer this program.  also, it would be of benefit to offer longer sessions in order to go into greater depth.

A complex topic.  Similar programs would be appreciated.

Thank you so much for all you do.  I really appreciate your modeling  non-violence through the way you teach and the content.  Kind regards, Christie

I want to thank you for the sessions I’ve been attending since September; the number of times you’ve listened to my phone calls and provided me with the tools I needed at that time; your expertise, encouragement and support and hopefully friendship.

I would also like to thank you for all the hard work you did preparing and presenting the lessons for each weekly session in the last Course, adapting as per the groups individual needs, etc.    The material you provided was complete, detailed and applicable.   I also would like you to let the other ladies that attended the sessions know that I want to thank them for sharing their experiences and lives with me, for taking the time to listen to my  situations and being supportive. Susan

*From another practitioner who referred clients to help them better connect in their relationship:

 ”  connected with  me today to say how happy and grateful she is for meeting you. Thank you so much – you are a life line for them.


Talking Circles

I really enjoyed Renee’s workshop!  I appreciate Renee’s compassionate, practical and interactive approach to integrating the theme into every day life.  She provided exercises that were effective in helping me connect to others in the group and to myself in a compassionate way.  I walked away feeling grounded, happy and satisfied with the new (or renewed) knowledge.  I definitely would attend again!   Joyce

NVC has given me a language which ables me to connect to other individuals through the heart. Practicing NVC in Renee’s Empathy Circle has deepened my understanding of a heart connection. Ultimately by reaching out through the heart I have learned to contribute to a safe environment in which every individuals feelings and needs can be heard.  Nicole


Humanitarian Work

Thank you for sharing with me how you are helping people to examine their values –and to change in a respectful way  how we interact with each other and our selves.  Lorraine

Thank you Renee for being pro-active for peace and making a difference in this world. So happy we can support each other’s vision of a happy, healthy and peaceful planet!  Frances Litman

Just wanted to say “Thank you,” for all that you do to make a positive difference in the world!   Francis

Natalie wrote: “Renee Lindstrom, I really admire the work that you do for human evolution. Thank you ♥”


As a Presenter

I loved your passionate sharing of labyrinth – with story – that made it so alive for me.  Love, Judi

On behalf of the South Island Health Coalition thank you for introducing us to social media – the highlights & challenges.

Thank you Renee, for your inspiring contribution to our Conference in Victoria, Vima Conference

We have appreciated your thorough care-taking of Oneness Wednesdays this month & especially your informative presentation tonight on Dr. Rosenburg, the history of NVC & social change.  Your sincerity and commitment are inspired! Church of Truth

Hi Renee, I am really happy to have had the opportunity to host your program at Bruce Hutchison. You have a wonderful presentation style and provided many opportunities for feedback and discussion. I am glad the participants expressed appreciation and it was my pleasure to stay and  participate in the program. Thank you so much. I hope we have the opportunity to plan again for programs in the future.  Anne

Thank you Renee for being a presenter at the last WIW Retreat Sept 9-11 – I am grateful for you sharing this after the retreat – I am really enjoying getting to know you better as you have so many gifts and are such a nurturing, INSPIRING woman – glad you are in my life….I am excited about heading to Sedona retreat Tuesday and coming back for the next WIW Retreat Nov 4-6 in Sooke – Namaste Gail


7 PROGRAM EVALUATIONS – AWAKING RELATIONSHIPS FOR COUPLES – Held spring of 2013:

Program – 6/7 Exceeded expectations

Notes on Instructor:

  • Instructor was informative, gave excellent practical tips and tools!
  • I attended at first with a very vague idea of the philosophy.  I came away with a great explanation and much info to work with from this point on.
  • I learned a lot of useful skills and information.  It has dramatically improved our relationship.
  • It helped me instantly
  • There was a lot of information and understanding that came about over the 4 classes.

What do you like best about this centre?

2/7 This class! 5/7 didn’t fill out

Scale of 1 -5 (5-excellent) on the following qualities:

Organization                                                                      5, 3, 5, 4, 5, 5, 5

Enthusiasm                                                                        5, 5, 5, 5, 5, 5, 5

Personality and Professionalism                              5, 5, 5, 5, 5, 5, 5

Ability to convey their knowledge to you            5, 4, 5, 5, 5, 4, 5

Additional comments:

  • Instructor was able to provide structured information and still be flexible in adapting to the class.
  • Excellent Teaching

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 Feldenkrais®

I was a Nursing Aide in an extended care facility and have dealt with chronic back pain for more than 15 years.

At one point, my back “went out” just as I was about to turn an 86 year old women in preparation for supper. Immediately, I was doubled over and unable to straighten up for several weeks and off work for several months.

During my recovery, I had chiropractic appointments every Monday, Wednesday and Friday and physiotherapy every Tuesday and Thursday. Over time I gained strength and returned to work, but this time I had a keen sense of just how fragile my back was and tried to be extra careful when lifting and turning bodies.

For the past 15 years I have gone to a Kinesiologist, twice a week for 6 months, a Holistic Chiropractor twice a week for 4 months, Special Needs Yoga for 3 years, Massage, once a week for 1 year, and Physiotherapy for 6 months to get some sort of relief for my lower back, all at great time and expense. Nothing helped.

For several years I slept on the couch with my legs propped up on pillows to relieve the tension in my lower back. Then, I bought an electric bed. At first I had my head and feet positioned at a forty-five degree angle. Otherwise, if I slept “flat, the pressure on my lower back made it extremely painful and impossible for me to get out of bed.

I started seeing Renee earlier this year and found her Feldenkrais Method to be effective as I was starting to experience real results in a very short period of time.

Over time, the pain in my lower back has completely disappeared. Recently, she asked me “From 1-10, how bad is the pain in your body?” I replied “No pain.” For the first time in fifteen years, I can say I am pain free.

Thanks Renee,  DH

Thank you SO much for your commitment to providing life-long Health benefits to your participants! Cheers,  Janette

Feldenkrais is teaching me long-term benefits. I’m getting a body and feeling good.

Thanks so much Renee for the helpful suggestions and thank you so much for your very patient and helpful treatments these last few weeks. I am sold now on Feldenkrais as my choice of body work.    Claudia

Hi Renee, I just have to tell you how different it feels “to have feet”   It’s just amazing! I went for another walk by myself last night. I think I could have walked all night.  I have not been able to move my left leg more than about 2 inches off the ground for the last 7 years. Always had to sit on a chair to get dressed and undressed, and now it move freely. UNBELIEVABLE!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

Went for a drive last night, just for fun, to test out my clutch leg…….just for fun! What a riot! And it worked great! It’s a new life…it’s a new day! Thanks, Deb

Feldenkrais is teaching me long-term benefits. I’m getting a body and feeling good.  Susannah


Labyrinth

Thank you for all you do.  xoxox  AB

Renee thank you so much for coming to visit yesterday ! I am in so excited about you coming on board for the summit! The work you are doing is huge and exciting! Value ahhhh how very beautiful to work with value and help children and people in general come to such an appreciation and understanding…Communication is key to everything…Gosh bless all you are doing!   Kathleen Arnason – World Children’s Summit on Peace & Nature

Much appreciation for your wonderful facilitation of Labyrinth Awareness this month Renee.   Linda

Thanks for doing all that you are to raise awareness about labyrinths. It is most  appreciated.  A

Glad you are enjoying what you are doing… you should be proud of all the wonderful programs you are involved with and are initiating J

Jerry wrote: “That was a magical evening Renee. Absolutely perfect. Thank you for all of your hard work.”

Walking a portable canvas labyrinth this week with many people in various stages of entering and exiting I heard feet shifting over the canvas and it was mesmerizing. With the number of people these sounds carried far above the quiet melody being played.

I am so grateful that my heart was open and my feet were grounded and shoulders were down after our labyrinth experience this morning. I appreciate your followthrough on just one client.

Marg Rose


Community Building & Events

Renee your website is looking fabulous and full of so many offerings to our community!
♡ Thank you for your time, your care and your willingness to share your expressions. Truly a valuable addition to my life. ☆▪☆▪☆▪☆▪☆

I would also like to thank Renee Lindstrom, Founder – Labyrinth’s of Greater Victoria & Events, for her assistance. She has worked hard in connecting people to labyrinth awareness, it’s benefits and community building.  DH

Hi Renee,
thank you so much for taking the time to write this email of appreciation to Brandy and including me and some others.
The visit at O.U.R. Eco-Village had a deep impact on me too and I am very grateful to you for playing a mayor role in making it happen.
With appreciation.  SO

Thank you so much Renee Lindstrom for bringing together such a sweet and beautiful group of humans….from the Labyrinth Society, The Church of Truth, local Bahai Community, and family and friends….all at OUR ECOVILLAGE. Your intention and connection for weaving the threads of community and spirit are deeply felt by all. heart emoticon

Brandy Gallagher,  O.U.R. Eco Village

Kathleen wrote: “Thanks Martha,  Renee is amazing and I am so fortunate to be working with her on The World Children’s Peace and Nature Summit Victoria 2014”

It was good to see you and hear your presentation.  Was your content selected because you want to bring a group of people aboard by giving us all a start up base?  If that was your purpose, it was successful.___

You are very courageous to attempt to meet so many needs.  I believe you successfully reach many souls___

I want to thank you for the sessions I’ve been attending since September; the number of times you’ve listened to my phone calls and provided me with the tools I needed at that time; your expertise, encouragement and support and hopefully friendship.___

I would also like to thank you for all the hard work you did preparing and presenting the lessons for each weekly session in the last Course, adapting as per the groups individual needs, etc.    The material you provided was complete, detailed and applicable. ___

Thank you so much for all you do.  I really appreciate your modeling  non-violence through the way you teach and the content.

I am so grateful that my heart was open and my feet were grounded and shoulders were down after our labyrinth experience this morning. I appreciate your follow through on just one client.__

Thank you Renee for being a presenter at the last WIW Retreat Sept 9-11 – I am grateful for you sharing this after the retreat – I am really enjoying getting to know you better as you have so many gifts and are such a nurturing, INSPIRING woman – glad you are in my life….

Thanks so much to Renee Lindstrom for bringing Heart to Lead to Victoria! I experienced last evening as supportive, inspiring, loving, informative, supportive, fun, and a BIG call to action for women………..for ALL of us, men and women!! Oh, the power of shared intention!! 

Lorraine wrote: “Thankyou Renee what an inspirational evening , I really enjoyed meeting you in person and so many amazing people !!!”

 Kathryn wrote: “Thanks for the wonderful event last night, Renee. I am inspired :)”

What an amazing event you led!! So many congratulations to you and all the efforts in rallying the community together!

Again, thank you for offering space for me to be a part of this wonderful event!

 “So Beautiful , what an inspirational evening thank you so much !!!!” 

Thank you for your note. It was an honour to participate in the Heart To Lead event, and I enjoyed myself and learned alot from the film and the experience. I appreciate all your efforts in putting the event together, and I really felt your dedication and heart throughout.

 really appreciated and learned from your guidance and teachings throughout the sessions and especially last night.  Helping me navigate through such “hot and alive” issues has really opened up the opportunity for me to grow in so many ways.
Your teachings have changed my life and I really wanted to express how meaningful these sessions have been. Heidi
  • Heart to Lead Documentary
Thanks so much to Renee Lindstrom for bringing Heart to Lead to Victoria! I experienced last evening as supportive, inspiring, loving, informative, supportive, fun, and a BIG call to action for women………..for ALL of us, men and women!! Oh, the power of shared intention!!
 
Lorraine wrote: “Thank you Renee what an inspirational evening , I really enjoyed meeting you in person and so many amazing people !!!”
 
Kathryn wrote: “Thanks for the wonderful event last night, Renee. I am inspired :)”
 

What an amazing event you led!! So many congratulations to you and all the efforts in rallying the community together!
Again, thank you for offering space for me to be a part of this wonderful event!

Thank you so much  for inviting me on Saturday night , I really appreciate  how you brought so many amazing people together . I met so many great people . And the Documentary was so inspiring and confirming for a way of living and being that works . We talked the  next day on the Hike up Little Mount Doug about  the whole evening it was really beautiful to relay the information through to the woman who came hiking and were not present at the evening … sharing so much amazing information .

Lorraine wrote: “So Beautiful , what an inspirational evening thankyou so much !!!!” 

Thank you for your note. It was an honour to participate in the Heart To Lead event, and I enjoyed myself and learned alot from the film and the experience. I appreciate all your efforts in putting the event together, and I really felt your dedication and heart throughout.

Many blessings!  Treena


Feldenkrais®, Feldenkrais Method®, Functional Integration®, and Awareness Through Movement®, are Servicemarks of The Feldenkrais Guild®
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Renee Lindstrom
Feldenkrais® Practitioner since 2007, Communication Coach since 2004, Art of Placement since 2000
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