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  Below are some of the comments we have received from our clients, many of whom are happy to tell you who they are. In some cases their comments are listed with first name only, due to the personal nature of the work. Comments about group presentations appear first, followed by the comments from our personal coaching clients.

“Marion presents fresh and unusual material with an enjoyable lightness and composure. Her presentation is both focussed and fun, enlivening participants with a stimulating new perspective.”
  Anne O’Donnell, Principal, Havelock Physiotherapy.  
  “Marion is the consummate professional, guaranteed to infuse energy, excitement and creativity into any presentation. She provides participants with multiple ideas for expanding their personal performance.”  
  Jeanette Clark, Past President, Kinesiology Association of NZ
  “It has been most beneficial and thoroughly enjoyable to work with you. I found your explanations clear and succinct. Your teaching style and warm persona put us very much at ease. I have great trust and confidence in your professional work and I have gained a lot of practical and valuable information"  
  Hannah Ritchie, DIrector, Ame Natural Products Ltd, Wellinton.  
  “Marion took me through a Re-Patterning Programme of exercises that reduced my stress and allowed my brain to process things in a more direct and less stressful way. One of the first things I noticed was the shift in my confidence – it was there and it was solid. Marion also gave me exercises to do which swiftly rebalance me when going to a daunting meeting, or anything where I want to perform at my best. These sessions have brought me results in a way that nothing else has been able to in the past. Now that I have addressed how my mind, emotions and body are linked, I am grounded and self-reliant far beyond what I understood was possible before.”  
  Lania Rock, Director, Rock Media - Internet Marketing Specialists, Wellington.  
  "I have always had high hopes and dreams, I certainly expected that by 35 I would be financially well off, in a great relationship and starting a family. When I came to Beyond Stress I had none of these things and while I had a great job and lovely friends I often felt anxious, stressed and overwhelmed with my very busy life. I was up and down in my emotions and had frequent body aches.

In less than a dozen sessions over a 5-month period the coaching brought my body up to speed with my mind. I found myself moving through life far more peacefully and confidently with little effort. This led to major developments in my career and helped me fulfill some of my major life goals. I am now in the 'relationship of my dreams' with my wonderful partner and we have a beautiful baby boy. I experience peace, confidence, happiness and balance every day in what is an increasingly busy life!"
  Alice Cuttance, Workplace Strategist and Mum to Max  
  “I came to Beyond Stress to coach me through a demanding set of personal transitions. As a result I now have a delightful lightness and ease to my personal life, and being married and a step mother is much more fulfilling than either of us ever expected. It is also clear that these sessions provided the tools that I needed in my career, which has taken off dramatically.

In particular I learned tools to deal effectively with others’ challenging behaviours, manage multiple projects and maximise the use of my brain. This has been particularly useful as I am also completing post-graduate studies. After resolving the initial stresses, the sessions spaced out. Each time we attended to whatever I raised in a way that has me functioning now, throughout my life, at a much higher and more satisfying level than I could have expressed when I started. Throughout the process the skilful attention to factors I did not recognise for myself has been very rewarding and empowering.”
  Rachel Bulliff, National Prisoner Training Co-ordinator, Department of Corrections  
  “Marion’s skills are outside the ordinary run of things and delivered results exceeding my expectations. Attending to the whole picture, including my flexibility, and emotions was remarkably effective, and I have no hesitation in thoroughly recommending this process.”  
  Roy McGuinness, McGuinness Classic Cars  
  “The 6 sessions were detailed, intuitive and accurate, highly constructive and surprisingly life changing. Five years on I now have a successful International Company, employing 10 people. As well, I have gone from being on my own to finding my life partner and establishing our home back in NZ. The tide really turned from the moment we did that work.”  
  Emily Buttle, Director, Empress Stiltdance International  
  “Definitely improvements in my stress levels and general sense of wellbeing. Less reactive to stressful incidents and have noticed more ability to think creatively.”  
  V Fielden, Social Worker, 56 years  
  “The changes will be, and are, great for me and my altered situation. Makes me more open minded.”  
  Tim Turner, Manufacturing Jeweller  
  “Marion knows what is happening at the level of my whole system, not just the symptoms. She has a deep respect for human bodies. I felt very nurtured by her skilful attention. And I experienced results right from the first session.”  
  Felicity Lawrence, National Human Resources Manager, Dept of Conservation  
  “Due to an important sporting commitment coming up fast, and faced with an injury, I approached Marion at Beyond Stress. My sessions with her proved an opportunity to align mind and body, resulting in successfully competing in my event and gaining a general overall more relaxed and centred self.”  
  R.L., Management  
  “I went to Marion to boost my presentation skills and confidence for an important presentation. My presentation went well with a sense of confidence, ease and calmness. But most impressive was the impact on my life generally. The sense of calm and ease prevailed as I continued, when necessary, with the exercises.”  
  Merryl Kirkham, Registered Naturopath  
  " I enjoyed the course very much, especially your stories explaining the ways in which we learn to process what we see. The concept of motion and seeing needing to be integrated was a new understanding for me, and it was great to hear your observations on the seeing processes developing to bring a comprehensible view of the world to us. The smorgasbord of stretching exercises you exposed us to provides me with a great choice of exercises to do when my pc pops up its reminders every hour and I am far more serious about caring for myself and actually stopping for a break instead of ignoring them and getting on with the 'real work'."  
  “I’d been to counsellors before and didn’t like it. Marion has life experience as well as something to do about the issues, and that package suits me very well. Even my boss who doesn’t know me very well remarked on the increase in my confidence, happiness, and openness to previously stressful situations.”  
  “I was sleeping poorly and lacking energy, easily distracted and unable to focus. I was confused, anxious, and stuck. My sessions with Marion have taken me to a completely new frame of reference. Since then I’ve been very motivated and happy with my life.”  
  “I’ve been in a spin. Now I have an overwhelming sense of balance and calm.”  
  “I was plagued by anger and stress with situations and people. I’d tried everything – suffice it to say that I’d given up. Thank you Marion. Through coming to see you and the work we’ve done my stress and anger levels have decreased dramatically. You have guided me through my past responses so that now I have control over my future.”  
  “My wife was expecting our first baby and I was experiencing serious difficulties at work. I approached Marion with personal issues I did not fully comprehend. The 3 sessions proved revealing and clarifying. I was surprised at the strength of my responses as we worked through her processes. Things within me shifted, and I moved on feeling more whole. Since then I have found satisfying work to support my family.”  
  “Very professional, committed to understanding me. You recognised my situation and addressed it with real competence.”  
  “Three months after the sessions, I went back to the ‘scene of the crime’, the city where my work and my identity ‘broke down’. I had been away 18 months. What I found was a nice city. A city full of friends and streets that I knew. I was back! And glad to be living my life again.”  
  “Re-applying for my job during the restructuring had me in a panic. I knew I’d never make it without doing something different. Working with Beyond Stress got me steady and able to see what I wanted to achieve. It was challenging. But the sessions made it a challenge I was ready to work with. As a result I renewed my contract for 3 years, and that suits my own goals very well.”  
  “I am able to comprehend things around me. I’m finding I can be more sequentially logical. And I’m sleeping well now.”  
  “With Marion I resolved the patterns that kept generating my over-sensitivity. Afterwards I felt a totally new sense of being part of the flow of everything, not separated off any longer. Previously, older men had seemed big, angry, and threatening. I found myself feeling bigger, able to take up more space, even on my own in unfamiliar male company. I’m not squashed any more. Working with Marion gave me real strength and confidence.”  
  “Working with Beyond Stress has been profoundly rewarding. I was immobilised, fearing I would never recover my ‘joy of living’. The exercises and processes had a rapid effect.”  
  “It didn’t only affect me. It wrecked our family too. I was so ashamed of the role model I’d become for my children. Marion included them in a couple of the early sessions. She really got them interested for themselves, and I know they still use those skills when they need them – like for exams or important sports games. It really helped me hold my head up as a Dad again.”  
  “When my husband started doing your resilience training programme I could see the results right in front of me. His breathing calmed down and he stopped looking so pale. When you said for me to come along to a session I was very interested to learn what to do for myself, and now I do the daily exercises too. I know that they are the reason I am sleeping better, and we are both much more positive than in those awful months before we knew what to do.”  
  • “The tide really turned from the moment we did that work.”
  • “I experienced results right from the first session.”
  • “Even my boss remarked on the increase in my confidence, happiness, and openness to previously stressful situations.”
  • “Since the sessions I’ve been very motivated and happy with my life.”
  • “The sessions were remarkably effective, and I have no hesitation in thoroughly recommending the process.”
  • “Before the sessions I was in a spin. Now I have an overwhelming sense of balance and calm.”
  • “Thanks to your sessions I now have control over my future.”
  • “Beyond Stress recognised my situation and addressed it with real competence.”
  • “Working with Beyond Stress made me steady and able to see what I wanted to achieve.”
  • “Working with Beyond Stress gave me real strength and confidence. We resolved the patterns that kept generating my oversensitivity.”
  • “Working with Beyond Stress has been profoundly rewarding.”
  • “Thanks to the sessions I developed a sense of calm and ease.”
  • “The work with Beyond Stress is the reason we are sleeping better, and are enjoying a much more positive lifestyle.”