WHAT DO OTHERS SAY ABOUT Working with ME?

I think today or yesterday was my one year since joining the group. Especially these last few months, I couldn’t be more grateful for how much I’ve grown and how much I now really understand anxiety and how it all works. It’s given me such a sense of ‘okayness’ and I am no longer thrown when symptoms appear. I’ve noticed myself going out more again and hanging out with friends and being able to just enjoy myself, not constantly thinking I’m going to fall into a panic attack and have to hide in the bathroom. I can enjoy such simple things in my life and I am just feeling so unbelievably grateful <3
Anonymous

I’ve been following Sarie for a number of years now and if I could say one thing to anyone struggling it’s to stick with it! I felt like I’d taken a huge step back earlier this year and got myself into an anxious cycle where I felt worse than ever! But it passed, like it always does!

Although it felt horrible at the time I didn’t really affect my life, it was just thinking, I still showed up and listening to Sarie’s calls/went to see her in person and eventually my overthinking began to fall away, it’s a gradual process so don’t be hard on yourself, change doesn’t always happen overnight! 

Today I feel better than ever, like I’ve really got this on a deeper, more spiritual level (as cheesy as that sounds). I know it’s hard when you’re stuck in an anxious cycle to think you’ll ever feel different but I promise you you will come out the other side feeling greater than ever and the best thing is you don’t have to do anything, other than stick with it.

The thing about these anxious cycles is they always teach us something. Despite all I’ve been through I’m so grateful to have found Sarie and the 3 principles, they’ve made my whole life change for the better! Don’t worry if this isn’t you at the moment, be patient and it will come! I can promise you that because you’re human and we all have the same innate ability! Trust me, I’ve been at the bottom of the escalator many times and it’s always lifted!
Anonymous

So – just letting you know things have been fabulous (yes, actually fabulous) since completing the tweens programme. Concrete changes that occurred over time that have lasted! Thank you. Easy to complete the programme, fantastic value for money and effective! Thank you so much. Enjoy your December break from work x
Anonymous

Hi Sarie. I hope all is well. I love watching your blogs, I can’t believe how much they have helped me and I didn’t even realise I needed help. Xxxxx has gone to Uni and I couldn’t believe it when she “casually” told me that she’d spent all night in A&E with a friend who had hurt her knee…. I would have never have thought that she would have been able to do that – AMAZING, all thanks to you!
Anonymous

Just wanted to give you a little update on xxxxx. Just got back from our local McDonald’s with her and my youngest two, absolutely un heard of for her some time back. Too close to home, too worried if she seen anyone from school ( or ANYONE in general 🙈😂) she said no at first then said ” ok, I’ll come actually” I’ve just asked her how she was there she said ” meh” 😂 I said ” well I’m glad you came , because we really enjoyed you being there . And that was it…

She just looks altogether fresher, smiley, happy, chatty. She still comes home for lunch, and still HATES school, and if she goes off on a little rant will say how much she hates it, struggles etc, a lot is just typical, teenage negativity , hating school ” normal ” stuff. But I can see in her behaviour she’s struggling less…AND she’s got her self a little Saturday job at a cafe, she’s wanted to work since she was like 5! She’s money mad 😂 she used to get upset and say things like “how will I ever get a job when I can’t even speak to people” and here she is.. shouting table, orders out ect… It does help it’s a little old people’s cafe 😂 but will build that confidence.

I wish I could say she goes running through school without a care in the world 😂 but I know it doesn’t work like that, and I’m happy (even of she doesn’t want to admit it! That shes coping, she making it through the day, shes doing more now than she would have ever dreamt, only this time last year. She’s even started watching your videos ( with a little bribery 🤷😂) I think even subconsciously, something is going in!

I can’t imagine it’s anything else but your help. I myself couldn’t have imagined what a changed girl she’d be now from last year. THANK YOU so much. She’s not %100 “fixed” but baby steps, and maturity, and once shes fully ready to take it all onboard, she’s going to be set for life with the tools you’ve given her.

Keep doing what you’re doing, you’re amazing, I see you always go above and beyond. It matters to you, and it is helping people like me help out children and see that little light back behind their eyes 😍😍😍😍

Anonymous

I just wanted to share with you that last night I went to a Michelin star restaurant and survived! I may have had a melt down about an hour before leaving, telling my husband there was no way I could do it and may have downed a glass of wine when I got there but I did it! I had 2 courses, no panic attacks or dramas and would even go as far as to say I actually enjoyed it. Not many people will understand just how much of a big deal this is but if you’d have asked me 2 years ago, going to a Michelin star restaurant would have been my absolute worst nightmare. As you know I used to be petrified of going out to eat anywhere, worst of all somewhere posh. I used to have episodes where I was so anxious and felt so awful I just couldnt eat anything at all. I have seen three different counsellors over the years for the problem as the phobia has significantly affected my life to the point where I’d be anxious weeks in advance of something in the diary, making myself feel constantly ill. My husband has always wanted to go to a Michelin star restaurant so when his parents said they’d like to treat him for his birthday he was over the moon. I never intended to go with them but since doing your course Sarie and following you on Facebook I have gone from strength to strength and somehow found the confidence to say yes to last night. My husband was so thrilled and pleased to have me there I don’t think he could quite believe it. Just wanted to say a huge thank you for helping me to achieve something I never thought would have been possible. 😁 x
Anonymous

I was in a very dark place over 2 years ago and thought there was no light at the end of the tunnel. Everyday was filled with anxiety,panic attacks and very negative Intrusive thoughts. Really thought my life was over !! Then I can across this amazing lady who at first I thought there’s no way this works !! I couldn’t take pills as was so sensitive to chemicals and the fact that I thought I would choke on them !! I watched her lives ,podcasts joined some of her online sessions and read all about the three principles . It’s not an easy journey but once it all clicks that actually don’t fight the thoughts just let them come and go ,it falls into place. I’m now doing things that back in the day I actually didn’t think I would be here to do !! Please stick with Sarie for she really will help you see the light and help you understand about the three principles ❤️ I still have the odd off day ,who doesn’t but it’s how I deal with them now that makes all the difference.

Anonymous

I have recently purchased the manual and joined the members club. What a difference this has made, it’s not perfect but it’s a million times better than before. I cannot recommend Sarie enough for the straight forward no nonsense advice. My daughter and myself have come on leaps and bounds. I understand better what she is going through, I will never completely understand, but that’s ok. My daughter understands that she is ok. She loves the taxi analogy and uses that every morning. To the point now she gets up herself makes breakfast for us all and is happy on a good day, which now far out way the bad. Huge thanks Sarie xx

Anonymous

I did the one week anxiety course with Sarie and it was really informative. Sarie replied to my emails daily which was fab and continued to do so even after the week had ended which was so kind of her when I was in a difficult place. Sarie posts free things all the time on FB which is amazing as she gives up her own time to do so. Thank you Sarie. I would recommend the one week anxiety course for anyone suffering with any sort of anxiety as the techniques and information is widely applicable.

Anonymous

I just wanted to say I have nearly completed your booklet and something has really resonated with me (well actually there are quite a lot of things).

When you were discussing about it’s ok to be average it made me examine my own beliefs about this as instantly my initial response was no it is better to always achieve the best you can rather than be average. When I have been examining this it takes me back to my childhood in a working class area in which finances were tight for my family and my father in particular had very working class male values of women staying at home (which despite my mum having an aspiration to open an hairdressing business was dismissed by my dad which she always regretted not doing).

Therefore I created a belief from a young age that my passport out of the same situation that my mum was in was through Education and to succeed and always be independent. I went on to get 2 degrees and an MA and other diplomas in various things and a successful career. However, this belief has always created anxiety by having too high expectations in that I always have to achieve and succeed in many areas of my life not just education which can often lead to rigidity with no fun or spontaneity!! So reading and hearing you on the tape saying it is ok to be average has made me really challenge this belief and really resonated with me. As I have become aware that this belief filters through into having too high expectations of myself but more importantly my children and partner and I always have to keep checking myself so I don’t hold unrealistic and too high expectations of my family. (Whilst it is good to hold some expectations I know before now I have been disappointed if my expectations have not been met which isn’t fair on my family!). Therefore, it was lovely reading the sentence to strive more to be average! This is something that I now want to add to my thinking.

It will be my new mantra – It is ok to be average!! Just even saying it out load to myself takes the ball and chains I have been carrying around with me and I feel lighter.

I also connected with the escalator and the five floors and it is so true depending on which floor you are on dictates your responses and subsequent behaviours.

I would just like to say a heartfelt thankyou as l had lightbulb moment when reading that section of the book. I also know that my own children and partner will benefit from me having read this booklet and listened to the videos.

Anonymous

Just wanted to feedback – I acquired a fear of flying about 10 years ago that showed itself physically weeks before any flight but more severely a couple of days before – right up to getting on the flight. Great for weight loss but I felt dreadful! Many times I didn’t think I’d make it on the flight. I was ready to change jobs to avoid the one flight I have to do each year. I even had a saying as I crossed the aeroplane doorway, “goodbye beautiful world” – very dramatic! I’d totally bought into my stories! Anyhow, after following you and reading your manual – I’ve just been on 4 flights in 2 weeks – 2 of which were transatlantic. No drama, no worry, no physical symptoms, no actual dialogue – only the factual, e.g. have I got the passports… still! So thank you! Your work works! I know you know – but just wanted to feedback! 😎

Anonymous

I just wanted to give a little shout out to Sarie for all the support she gives us all! Not just the weekly videos but for the extra ones in between, the unlimited questions we can ask, always replying to messages and comments… where else would you get support like that from a trained therapist for what we pay?

And just for being non- judgemental, understanding and real with us all. 
Thanks Sarie xx

Anonymous

Sarie has the ability to explain the unexplainable using personal experiences and everyday events. She openly shares these in the group to support members. It’s a safe place to share, there’s no judgement, no shoulds or should nots. Amazing xx

Anonymous

I look forward to the videos and can post in the group where others can give advice and knowing others are going through what you are is helpful makes you feel less alone.

Anonymous

I love being a part of this group! It’s made me feel less isolated in my feelings and experiences and I’ve found so much comfort in being able to relate to both Sarie and the other group members. It’s helped me better understand my symptoms and thoughts and I feel like I’ve come such a long way since joining!

Anonymous

I just wanted to share an experience I had today.

I was at a training event this evening for work and whilst sitting happily in my seat listening to the presentation I turned my head and thought I got a wave of slight dizziness.

In a split second my brain had fired off a hundred thoughts ‘maybe it’s my heart arrhythmia, maybe I’m going to keel over, oh no don’t get anxious, that will make it worse, ive got indegestion, maybe its chest pain, I’ve got sweaty palms, I feel sick, maybe my dental absess is making me ill, maybe it’s the antibiotics, what if I throw up, I need to get out of here, ahhh!’

And then I stopped and took a deep breath and realised all my symptoms were anxiety related and recognised that I’d just triggered a spiral of very unhelpful thoughts.

Even though I felt awful for a few minutes as my body reset itself, I was able to look at from the inside out and by telling myself it will pass, I will be ok, and almost smiling to myself because I knew I’d completely made myself feel like that, within 5mins it had passed and I felt absolutely fine again.

None of those thoughts were true. It’s amazing how quickly we can induce intense feelings and symptoms but also reassuring how quickly we can reset if we leave the thinking alone. I would not have responded this way before knowing about the 3 principles. They rock! X

Anonymous

Hi Sarie! Hope all is well ❤ After thinking about it over the holidays, I’ve decided to end my membership with the group (for now) after such a delightful year of being a part of it. I feel like I’ve learned a lot and just been seeing things so differently over the last few months and feel like it’s time. Thank you for everything- this group and understanding has changed my life more than you will ever know and I will be forever grateful! You may hear from me again soon about rejoining if I miss it too much ❤ thanks sarie!

Anonymous