Here are some testimonials from clients who have completed the CBT or Mindfulness courses and sessions.
"I have attended Cbt and mindfulness with Shirine for quite some time and the impact this has had on my life was something I was not expecting. Over the weeks and months I did cbt (cognitive behavioural therapy and also some mindfulness). Both aspects have changed my life for the better. Cbt gave me the tools to cope with aspects of life I struggled with and felt hopeless in repairing. Shirine has such a gentle approach where it feels more like your having a relaxed chat with a friend rather than a session. Cbt helped me gain control over my mind and return back to my true self. I have so much more knowledge about why I think and act the way I do, and this allows me to step back and realise what is happening and how I can go about a particular situation in a positive way. I use these simple techniques I have learned in my everyday life and couldn’t be more grateful for Shirine".
“When I first came across CBT I was in a constant state of anxiety and could not relax and settle myself. Everything was difficult. Even small tasks caused me stress. I started CBT with Shirine and I cannot believe the difference it made and is still making to my life. CBT has given me the ability to help heal and look after myself”
“During CBT, I began to understand the why of my reactions, the ‘what’ that triggered the response and slowly I realised I could ’interrupt’ the scenario that played out ‘in my head’. I realised that I had been looking for an instant ‘perfect’ solution, a release from pain. However, the reality is that I’m me, I can’t change the past and the past is part of me. Through CBT, I have and am still learning to accept that I’m not perfect, that I make mistakes, that life is uncertain and that all of that is ok.”
“I can only say, I enjoyed every minute. Shirine is, in my opinion, the channel which enabled me to become mindful and experience the joy of it.”
“Shirine was born to do this job. Her sincerity, warmth and authenticity shine through. She went out of her way to help me with my particular challenge (recovery from chronic pain). I couldn’t recommend her higher”
“Thanks so much Shirine. It has been an amazing 8 weeks. I am more relaxed and calm and better equipped to deal my busy life as a mom, manager and wife. My children now have my full attention in the evenings, we have much more fun at home now. I am able to switch gears between work and home”
“It has transformed my life and how I live my life. Not in a way that others (except maybe those closest to me) would notice, but it is has fundamentally changed how I live my life – and hopefully will continue to live my life.”
“I found Shirine to be a wonderful teacher. Shirine is very softly spoken and has a gentle presence that lends itself perfectly to the subject of mindfulness”
“Shirine, you have a gift, a great voice and you manage your state so well in the classes. Mindfulness is a journey and it is good to have a role model to see. It adds credibility and trust to what is new
“ I enjoyed the course thoroughly. Coming here on a Monday night was like a refuge from the busyness that is life. The two and a half hours always flew and I left each week feeling at peace with myself. The other students were also lovely and from all walks of life”
“I have just completed an 8’week mindfulness course with Shirine . Simply put, it has started me on my recovery from a racing mind which was affecting my life negatively . I now have the knowledge and skills to live a more peaceful and happier life . I feel really lucky to have made contact and started the course . As an added bonus it has improved my breathing when exercising. I highly recommend this course and wish anyone doing it the best of luck”
“I have completed a one to one mindfulness course with Shirine this summer. My life was being taken over by anxiety/panic attacks and I had to do something about this. Shirine turned my life around through mindfulness. I now go about my daily routine panic free. Mindfulness has become a part of my life and benefits me greatly.”
“The course has been very important to me. It came along at a time in my life when I needed it most. I have gained a new awareness of time and how I use it. I am a calmer, happier person.”
“This course taught me that problems can be dealt with in a less stressful way”
“I am very grateful to have had the opportunity to do this course. After practicing meditation for about ten years I found this course very beneficial in moving forward on my journey”