WHAT LINDA’S CLIENTS SAY

Linda Seagraves’ clients and group participants have found their lives improved in many healthy ways. Below are some they have mentioned. (Click on a topic to see pertinent comments.)

 

Anger

“When a situation has conflict in it, I remind myself that the person is seeing the subject in a different way. It is my choice to respond to their behavior in a positive way.”
-Mindfulness class participant

“The breathing techniques are a quick remedy for reducing stress, allowing me to re-posture myself to a less confrontational, more solution-oriented response.”
-Mindfulness class participant

“The class helped me recognize when I was mirroring and following someone else’s emotional behavior. By choosing my own behavior, the discussion was less stressful for me.”
-Mindfulness class participant

“I am listening more to how my voice fluctuates. I am breathing through reactions, and bringing calmness into stressful situations instead of reacting with an anger-filled voice.”
-Mindfulness class participant

“I still listen to the (recording)s. Linda Seagraves’ voice could calm a fire-breathing dragon.”
-Mindfulness class participant

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Anxiety

“Everyone planning surgery should have the opportunity of participating in (Linda’s) pre-operative protocol. I now feel (my) surgical procedure will be smooth and with a successful outcome. I am at ease.”
-Larry, Hypnotherapy client

“One of the reasons I was particularly interested (in this program) is I suffer a lot from anxiety. It is a precursor to Parkinson’s disease, which I also have. I have learned to accept both. I have come to terms with the hand I have been dealt. I can even see these ailments as a blessing. They’re there because God has a reason. It’s up to me to accept and grow in the direction he wants me to.”
-Mike, IT Analyst, Fortune 500 company

“I sought hypnotherapy with Linda to work on my travel anxiety. She made me feel safe and comfortable. Trying to understand what your mind or body is trying to tell you can be confusing, but Linda guided me, turning my travel anxiety into happy excitement. I took a vacation shortly after my session and noticed my anxiety symptoms were greatly reduced; I was able to travel with ease and enjoy myself.”
-Sara, Hypnotherapy client

“I would say that before the course I was anxious all the time. Through the practices, I became more aware that some times were worse than others; other times I was free and calm. I came to a new understanding of myself as occasionally having anxiety, but I stopped labeling myself as an anxious person.”
-Larry, Facilities Analyst, class participant

“Being more mindful of my own self, my thought processes and my reactions are key to finding a position of balance throughout the workday. This inner calm helps me avoid dissipating my energies in useless fretting.”
-Corporate class participant

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Communication

“I learned that if we’re mindful of how we respond and what our physiology is telling us at gut level, we can achieve what we want instead of just being reactionary.”
-William, IT Architect, Fortune 500 company

“I still struggle with the smooth delivery of ideas. But at least I can calm myself down and get myself back on track. The techniques (I learned) work really well for that.”
-Phyllis, Finance Specialist, Fortune 500 company

“Practicing being non-judgmental in my communications with others is one of the keys I will take away from this class.”
-Corporate class participant

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Confidence

“I find it easier to work with diverse personalities. I am less fearful.”
-Mindfulness class participant

“The program coincided with what would have ordinarily been a crushing workload for me, along with a seemingly insurmountable set of personal challenges (financial, logistical, emotional, etc.). With mindfulness and detachment, I was able to keep plugging away with confidence.”
-Corporate class participant

“I am much better now at negotiating what I want and need.”
-Mindfulness class participant

“For weeks I have felt stuck and in a rut. After the session, it occurred to me that I already have everything I need inside me to thrive. (That realization) freed me from my rut, allowing me to let go of what was holding me back. I am really starting to see the benefits of all the work we have done.”
-Gabriel R., Hypnotherapy client

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Cooperation and Teamwork

“I learned so much about myself, and how to help myself. It gave me a clearer picture of my co-workers as individuals, and how I can better engage with them.”
-Mindfulness class participant

“I was involved in an intense conflict with a co-worker, which could have accelerated into a significant incident requiring HR intervention. The possible bad ending did not occur because I was able to keep focused on the present, and move separately through each individual event related to the incident. I could not have done that successfully before taking this course.”
-Mindfulness class participant

“This stress management program gave me tools to apply to my daily life where I could see results including a difference in my demeanor, and how I interact with my team members.”
-Mindfulness class participant

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Coping skills

“Take this class. You’ll be amazed. I think people who take the class will notice they can handle situations better. You will have done something for yourself. You’ll have a new coping mechanism to use.”
-Phyllis, Finance Specialist, Fortune 500 company

“I would typically bottle my stress and run 5-6 miles when the pressure cooker hit the red zone. I am dealing with it earlier now with this new set of tools.”
-Mindfulness class participant

“Using the techniques that Linda demonstrated changed my frame of reference around how to react to intensely stressful moments at work and at home without totally self-destructing when I’m over-wrought.”
-Mindfulness class participant

“In the past I decided stress was a part of my job, and I needed to live with it. Now I’ve learned about tools that I can apply to manage my stress rather than stress managing me.”
-Mindfulness class participant

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Ease of use

“It was the breathing exercises that helped me the most, because I could use them right in the moment.”
-Phyllis, Finance Specialist, Fortune 500 company

“Many, many of the strategies can be done at your desk, or in a meeting.”
-Mindfulness class participant

“The website has lots of audio you download and use for practice. Linda Seagraves has really got the voice for this too. I could listen to her voice all day long. She puts you at ease and makes you feel very comfortable.”
-Mike, IT Analyst, Fortune 500 company

“I could immediately put into practice what I learned. I was always happier on the days the sessions were conducted.”
-Mindfulness class participant

Linda Seagraves is able to depict material so that it’s relatable and can be readily assimilated by the students. She provides a user-friendly way of understanding the material and is very good with fundamentals as well as deeper details.”
-William, IT Architect, Fortune 500 company

“I had taken yoga a long time ago, but it’s different in your mid-50s, when you’re older and wider! Linda’s yoga is geared to being easy, but it’s still useful and significant. She also gives you other kinds of meditations for other things.”
-Larry, Facilities Analyst, Fortune 500 company

“I appreciated the many reminders of ‘you can do this at your desk.’”
-Mindfulness class participant

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Effectiveness

“I always thought I couldn’t meditate. It turns out that I just needed the right guide to help me.”
-Mindfulness class participant

“I’ve learned about tools that I can apply to manage my stress rather than stress managing me.”
-Mindfulness class participant

“I was at the far end of stress. Fortunately this class and its excellent instructor were a great help.”
-Mindfulness class participant

“This experience is far deeper-reaching and beneficial than most corporate training experiences.”
-Corporate class participant

“I am able to handle stressful situations much better. When I feel overwhelmed, I stop and take 10 deep breaths to calm myself. I am then able to move on in a calmer and more efficient manner.”
-Mindfulness class participant

“The facilitator was excellent, and very encouraging in the way she presents the class – her voice is magical.”
-Corporate class participant

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Emotional intelligence

“Take the class! You can laugh about what used to cause you so much trouble.”
-Phyllis, Finance Specialist, Fortune 500 company

“With my ailments, I could really have a great pity party and get down. ‘Woe is me!’ I really credit Linda and her program with helping me to overcome these things.”
-Mike, IT Analyst, Fortune 500 company

“I can more easily notice when things are starting to get me upset. Rather than put up with it until it hits me, I notice in time to change my thought or even just my body position.”
-Larry, Facilities Analyst, Fortune 500 company

“The program made me aware of how I was beating myself up and how to address that.”
-Mike, IT Analyst, Fortune 500 company

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Focus and concentration

“Mindfulness techniques allow me to focus better on completing a single task by allowing distracting thoughts to pass through.”
-Corporate class participant

“I noticed things that used to annoy me didn’t as much as they used to. Another thing I got out of this program was increased concentration.”
-Larry, Facilities Analyst, Fortune 500 company

“The mindfulness practice is not about mind-LESS-ness. It is not about emptying your mind and chanting the sacred mantras. It’s about BEING, OPERATING, LIVING IN THE PRESENT MOMENT.”
-Mindfulness class participant

“Before beginning the program, I was dealing with difficult issues at home that were consuming my energy and my focus. The program helped me develop my ability to be truly present at home or at work. This reduced my overall stress considerably and helped me be more productive.”
-Mindfulness class participant

“This class helped me realize how distractible and distracted I had become. The techniques we practiced helped me quiet my mind to focus on one task at a time, thereby increasing my productivity.”
-Corporate class participant

“Before I took this class I would be consumed by a task, and my attention would start to suffer because I focused too long and hard. Now I remind myself to look away from the screen for even a few seconds and do my eye exercises. This has greatly helped with my headaches.”
-Corporate class participant

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Inspiration and creativity

“I learned from everyone in class–what we could do better, what we could learn.”
-Phyllis, Finance Specialist, Fortune 500 corporation

“Our work environment can be very demanding on our health and unsettling to our well-being. I felt inspired by the integration of the (program’s) healthy activities into my workday.”
-Corporate class participant

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Organizing and prioritizing

“I organize myself better and make commitments I am likely to meet.”
-Corporate class participant

“One principle of mindfulness is I don’t have tomorrow or the next day. What will I do with this moment right now? That’s not to say we shouldn’t plan for the future, practice course corrections, etc. It’s acknowledging that the only thing you’ve really got is this moment. What will you do with it?”
-Mike, IT Analyst, Fortune 500 company

“Instead of getting rattled when faced with too many things at once, I apply the stress reduction techniques to regain my equanimity instead of flitting from one to the other.”
-Corporate class participant

“I was already confident in my ability to manage my workload, however, now there is a subtle difference in that I am managing my time and work better. I don’t feel so pressured to get everything done.”
-Corporate class participant

“When I am stressing about my workload I tend to get nothing done. I flit from one thing to another, accomplishing nothing and opening up my work to more errors. I now make a list of the top 5 items that must be done before I go home, and stick to the list. I am much more productive and my work has better quality.”
-Corporate class participant

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Pain

“During my session, pain in my neck and back was relieved. I left the session pain free and feeling happy.”
-Lora, Hypnotherapy client

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Patience

“Among other things, the program builds patience — which pays major dividends over time when dealing with the inevitable emotional swings that occur in organizations as complex as ours.”
-Corporate class participant

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Physical health

“I was under enormous stress. My mother had recently died, my blood pressure was high and I had gained weight. But before the class was over, I had lost 20 pounds, my blood pressure was normal and, best of all, I wasn’t screaming at people anymore.”
-Patricia, Senior Business Process Analyst, Fortune 500 company

“I do not get as tired and worn out as quickly as I used to.”
-Mindfulness class participant

“My psoriasis has gotten better.”
-Mindfulness class participant

“I experienced multiple health issues like massive knots in my shoulders, shingles in my hair and near my eye, etc. I used a lot of the techniques to get through.”
-Mindfulness class participant

“Using this process, I reduced my headaches, and, further, it helped me understand and control them.”
-Mindfulness class participant

“Our work environment can be very demanding on our health and unsettling to our well-being. I felt inspired by the integration of the program’s healthy activities into my workday.”
-Corporate class participant

“I have Parkinson’s disease. I have come to terms with the hand I have been dealt. I can even see my ailments as a blessing.”
-Mike, IT Analyst, Fortune 500 company

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Practicality

“The practicality of the process is second to none. The experience is indispensible.”
-Mindfulness class participant

“I was amazed to realize, after being in a session for a few minutes, how stressed I was, and to immediately experience strategies that helped reduce the stress.”
-Corporate class participant

“I was having troubles at work. Instructor Linda Seagraves gave me words and visualizations to help. The breathing exercises helped me the most, because I could use them right in the moment.”
-Phyllis, Finance Specialist, Fortune 500 company

“Many, many of the strategies can be done at your desk, or in a meeting.”
-Corporate class participant

“I had no experience with these practices before and was surprised that they could work for me. I previously saw them as something that only hippies, spiritualists and touchy-feely people could take seriously. As an engineer, I thought that there was little chance that there was really any logic behind this stuff. But experiencing is believing.”
-Mindfulness class participant

“I appreciated the many reminders of ‘you can do this at your desk.’”
-Corporate class participant

“As a skeptic of the subject matter, I was impressed by the way in which the material was presented. Realistic expectations that were presented, and realistic accommodations for those of us not as flexible or experienced helped convince me to give this program a try. It definitely helped me deal with the stresses here at work in a notable way.”
-Corporate class participant

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Productivity

“The sessions restored my energy and made me more productive.”
-Corporate class participant

“Along with other lifestyle changes, the reduced stress has decreased my sick days. The improved health improved my productivity.”
-Corporate class participant

“Instead of getting rattled when faced with too many things at once, I apply the stress reduction techniques to regain my equanimity. I also sleep better and rarely wake up in the middle of the night thinking about work. That alone definitely helps with productivity the next day.”
-Corporate class participant

“The program helped me develop my ability to be truly present where I was, whether at home or at work. This reduced my overall stress considerably and helped me be more productive.”
-Corporate class participant

“This class helped me realize how distractible and distracted I had become. The techniques we practiced helped me quiet my mind to focus on one task at a time, thereby increasing my productivity.”
-Corporate class participant

“I am much more productive and my work has better quality.”
-Corporate class participant

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Quality of life

“The awareness training is very beneficial to daily life.”
-Mindfulness class participant

“I wouldn’t change a thing with the program. I encourage more people to take time for themselves, and take this program. It definitely has changed my perspective on situations and how I approach them. There is only one you and it’s up to you to take care of yourself!”
-Mindfulness class participant

“Thank you for this opportunity to remember how important my life is, and for deepening my awareness that the way I live it and manage it matters.”
-Mindfulness class participant

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Relationships

“I am now more likely to listen to and understand the viewpoints of others.”
-Mindfulness class participant

“I remember one difficult supervisor. Even the sight of her was enough to stress me out. I learned exercises that helped me greet her warmly, then listen and respond better. I was amazed.”
-Phyllis, Finance Specialist, Fortune 500 company

“You can use this knowledge for the rest of your life. Using mindfulness has the potential to make us better at everything… better parents, leaders, spouses and friends.”
-Vasi, Co-founder, True Alignment Global

“I learned so much about myself, and how to help myself. It gave me a clearer picture of my co-workers as individuals, and how I can better engage with them.”
-Corporate class participant

“People who know me well have noticed how much more calm I am.”
-Mindfulness class participant

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Resilience

“Take this class. You’ll be amazed…I think people who take the class will notice they can handle situations better. You will have done something for yourself. You’ll have a new coping mechanism to use.”
-Phyllis, Fortune 500 company

“I was under enormous stress. My mother had recently died, my blood pressure was high and I had gained weight. Before the class was over, I had lost 20 pounds, my blood pressure was normal and, best of all, I wasn’t screaming at people anymore.”
-Patricia, Senior Business Process Analyst, Fortune 500 company

“It’s kind of like riding a bike. If you fall off, you’re frustrated, but you keep trying – then one day it just happens to move into your subconscious.”
-Mike, IT Analyst, Fortune 500 company

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Self-control

“The class helped me recognize when I was mirroring someone else’s emotional behavior. By choosing my own behavior, the discussion was less stressful for me.”
-Corporate class participant

“I still have more work than I can get done, but the lessons I learned in this class help me stay calm in the face of my workload.”
-Corporate class participant

“I learned so much about myself, and how to help myself.”
-Corporate class participant

“Using the techniques that instructor Linda Seagraves demonstrated throughout the class changed my frame of reference around how to react to intensely stressful moments at work and at home.”
-Corporate class participant

“Participating in this program helps me catch what I am feeling sooner, and manage the situation reasonably.”
-Mindfulness class participant

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Sleep

“Instead of getting rattled when faced with too many things at once, I regain my equanimity. I sleep better and rarely wake up in the middle of the night thinking about work. That alone definitely helps with productivity the next day.”
-Corporate class participant

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Stress management

“I learned that if we’re mindful of how we respond and what our physiology is telling us at gut level, we can achieve what we want instead of just being reactionary.”
-William, IT Architect, Fortune 500 company

“The breathing techniques are a quick remedy for reducing stress, allowing me to re-posture myself to a less confrontational, more solution-oriented response.”
-Corporate class participant

“Learning to take deep breaths before exploding, concentrating on my breathing and closing my eyes to meditate for that short moment helped me calm down and go about the situation with ease.”
-Corporate class participant

“The class helped me recognize when I was mirroring someone else’s emotional behavior. By choosing my own behavior, the discussion was less stressful for me.”
-Corporate class participant

“I am listening more to myself and how my voice fluctuates. I am breathing through reactions, and bringing calmness into stressful situations instead of reacting with an anger-filled voice.”
-Mindfulness class participant

“Instructor Linda Seagraves’ voice could calm a fire-breathing dragon.”
-Corporate class participant

“The breathing techniques are a quick remedy for reducing stress, allowing me to re-posture myself to a less confrontational, solution-oriented response.”
-Corporate class participant

“Diet change, exercise change and daily work planning habits are helping me reduce stress and anxiety, allowing me to focus on work in a more peaceful way.”
-Corporate class participant

“Most of the suggestions I see regarding stress management talk about eating better, getting exercise, and sleep. These are good things; however, this stress management program gave me tools to apply to my daily life where I could see results including a difference in my demeanor, and how I interact with my team members.”
-Corporate class participant

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Tension

“What you do is a complete phenomenon. We first talked about doing some night sessions due to tension issues I couldn’t seem to get rid of. Each session was comfortable and relaxing. I no longer have the tension issue that I used to have, and it only took 5 great sessions. I have quit grinding my teeth. My life has changed! I feel so in control.”
-Jessica U., Hypnotherapy client

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Tinnitus

“The service you provided was amazing! I had ringing in my ears (tinnitus) for the better part of 20 years. One session and 30 days of listening to your audio have completely cleared up that ringing. I will definitely recommend your services to others. 5-star rating!”
-Christopher L., Hypnotherapy client

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