ROB’S INSIGHT AND TEACHING HAVE OPENED MY EYES TO NOT ONLY THE POWER OF THE HUMAN BODY AND THE DANGERS OF BEING IN A CHRONIC STATE OF HIGH STRESS, BUT ALSO OUR ABILITY TO DOWN-REGULATE AND CHANGE THAT THROUGH A VARIETY OF BREATHING AND RELEASE METHODS. THIS IS EXACTLY WHAT I HAVE NEEDED FOR SO LONG - I WILL DEFINITELY BE BACK FOR MORE.
— ELLEN, WORKSHOP PARTICIPANT AND TRAVEL CONSULTANT
I CAME IN WITH VERY LITTLE KNOWLEDGE OF THE PARASYMPATHETIC NERVOUS SYSTEM. AT THE END OF THE CLASS, I HAD AN UNDERSTANDING OF WHAT STRESS DOES TO MY BODY AND HOW IT HOLDS ON TO IT. I WENT AWAY FEELING RELAXED, EUPHORIC, AND EAGER TO PRACTICE THESE TECHNIQUES.
— WADE, WOUNDED OPERATION IRAQI FREEDOM
The techniques learned were extremely effective at helping me recenter and refocus before starting my next task. The staff who participated were very grateful. They expressed afterward how much they appreciated the workshop and the agency focusing on “their self-care.” They are looking forward to the next workshop!
— JESSICA MACLEOD, MSW, Director of Social Services, Thrive DC
I experienced a profound serenity yesterday. The space that you helped facilitate for me was just what I needed to see connections that I hadn’t noticed before. Thank you, Thank you.
— BENJAMIN H KING, War Vet