what clients are saying
MARRIAGE OF METHODS FOR CREATIVE LIVING IN RESPONSE TO THE WORLD
Marie Campbell’s endorsement of Renee Lindstrom’s Inside Awareness Method of Self Mastery and Creative Living.
I was well into an active, happy and productive retirement from my university teaching and research career, when I fell and fractured my left upper arm. Although the bone healed well and I had a course of rehabilitative physiotherapy and then osteopathy treatments, I continued to have pain and decreased mobility in my shoulder and arm. It was this lingering problem that eventually took me to Renee Lindstrom. Now more than a year later, I’m swimming again, quite comfortably. More than finding relief from that accidents effects, I have learned from Renee to reconsider my body and to become aware of how its functioning is integral to how I live in, confront and respond to the world.
At age 86, I have until recently been blessed by good health, such that I could more or less ignore my body. It seemed to work for me until the past year when I was diagnosed with cancer and had to have a course of chemotherapy. I felt that my body had let me down when I was unable to continue blithely living the life that I wanted to, without attentiveness. This is when Renee’s work with me based on her special knowledge, experience and practical and interpersonal skills really made the difference. With quiet confidence and patience, she is coaching me to participate successfully, at my advancing age, in taking the steps that bring me back into the possibilities that are available to me now. I’m finding this learning process, among other things, a very interesting, enabling and captivating “project”.
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 deep seated 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.
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
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 your getting InTouch sessions with staff. Everyone has told me personally that they’ve benefited from this work and I think this is the key to being better youth-care workers.
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 individual’s feelings and needs can be heard. Nicole
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
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
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
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
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