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Testimonials
Health and Well-being

It was so good.  I hugely admire your method of teaching and I took so much from it.  I am so pleased to see how much the group is going to get from this course.
RT

I went to work this morning for the first time in a year with no back or pelvis support on and I managed the pain through breathing and it made such a difference I couldn’t believe it, so I’m really looking forward to the rest of the course.
EW

After suffering a neck injury, I was not only living with daily discomfort, but also finding myself increasingly isolated and anxious.

Zélie immediately put me at ease with her calm and understanding manner. It was helpful to know that she genuinely empathised due to her own experience of living with chronic pain.

I learned new techniques to help me to feel less anxious and how to be less critical towards, and kinder to, myself.  I also rediscovered the simple pleasures of life and connecting with others.

I looked forward to each weekly online session with Zélie and am grateful that I now have a toolkit of strategies and practises to carry with me into the future.  
SC

I went to work this morning for the first time in a year with no back or pelvis support on and I managed the pain through breathing and it made such a difference I couldn’t believe it, so I’m really looking forward to the rest of the course.
EW

I have been sufferingwith pain for a very long time. I cut back on my activities and my life seemed to be consumed by pain.  With no specific answers, I started on a downward decline.  I blamed myself and life, at times, seemed unbearable.  I distanced myself from my family and friends and felt very isolated.  I was constantly searching for answers and asking is this it for me?  I was only 49!

Zélie was recommended to me by my osteopath.  It was difficult for me to think positively but I connected with Zélie straight away. I felt like I’d found someone at last who understood what it is like.

I found the course enlightening but also sometimes difficult because I had fought my pain and buried my emotions, and the thought of being kind to myself, and learning acceptance and compassion for the pain was alien to me. But as I progressed, becoming more aware of my thoughts and reactions, I started to look and think differently.  During the meditations I was surprised by my positive thoughts!  Each session I’ve taken on board a new tool to help me to live a happier life.

I felt so comfortable and at ease with Zélie.  She helped me to understand the reason for my suffering and how damaging it can be.  I feel more positive and my family have noticed. The negative signals still pop up occasionally on my bad days, but now I know how to deal with them.

I look at things so differently and have learned how to take pleasure in the small things in life. I can actually take it easy on myself!   I had a particularly happy day recently and realised that I hadn’t felt like that in years!

I would urge anyone suffering from chronic pain, stress and anxiety to try mindfulness with Zélie.  I could not have imagined that after two months of working with her I would be feeling as I do now!
KWEM

For thirty years I thought my pain was in my body, and now I know my brain and mind play a big part too. It helped that Zélie lives with chronic pain and I felt she really understood what I was going through. The course was extremely useful in helping me to understand and manage my pain better. I would recommend it.
JW