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Testimonial from: Anastasia, 9 year old daughter
My daughter and I have been working with Angie and Wesley since November 2017 and it has been – and still is – a wonderful journey and experience with amazing results!
Due to the different parenting behaviour in our household, my daughter became very confused, emotional, frustrated, having tantrums and being very difficult to the extend that it started having an impact on our everyday life. I felt helpless, with no confidence as to what I was doing and was constantly frustrated!
At this critical moment I met Angie and Wesley and I am so grateful for the results of all of us working together. As soon as my daughter joined the Mindfulness course she was coming home explaining to us what she learned, practiced with us and even began meditation with us! She absolutely loved it and still does! Slowly slowly she was becoming more calm, less frustrated and aware of her feelings and the reason behind it. She could then communicate them to us so that we could help her manage them better. She became more confident and turned back to the happy, loving and energetic child that she really is!
But this could not have been achieved without the constant contact and help from Angie and the personal growth and awareness I received from Wesley. With many 1:1 calls with both of them, the valuable knowledge I received from the workshops I attended with them and being a member of their Practical Parenting Forum and Group Monthly calls, I managed to get an enormous help in gaining back my confidence. I have also changed my behavior, my verbal language, my body language and my whole attitude towards parenting.
Most importantly though, I feel that I am not alone and I have all the help and resources I need in progressing and becoming a better person and parent.
My daughter, as I said before, is now a loving, energetic child with a routine, stability, social competence, awareness of her feelings and further expression and control of them.
Of course life and parenting will always be challenging but with the valuable help of Angie and Wesley I will continue to grow and become a better person and a better parent for my daughter!
Testimonial from: Becky, American, Yoga teacher, mom of 5 year old girl
Testimonial from: Clair Brock, British, Account Director, Pharmaceuticals, mom of 2
I found Ms. G by chance whilst attending a yoga workshop given by a friend. It was a critical time for our family – the end of the first term at a bilingual school (no prior experience of German). Our usually confident, friendly, happy 4 year old had been replaced by very tired and emotional little girl. Frustrated with the language barrier, feeling isolated and finding it hard to make friends. The sudden anger outbursts at home were becoming more and more frequent, with hitting, screaming and crying usually directed at her younger brother or myself. We knew from the first time she met Ms. G, that they would get along very well. What we didn’t anticipate was the magnitude of the change we would see. Our little girl has soaked up her Mindfulness lessons like a sponge. Her “Ms. G Monday” is a highlight of the week.
At the beginning of the course, Monday afternoon’s class was like hitting a reset button. She arrived frazzled, exhausted, sad after a long day at school. She left calm, and energised. She began to sleep better, and so did the rest of the house. No more nightmares or crying in the night. Fewer worries about going to school in the morning. But the really cool thing was the ripple effect. Firstly at home; if another member of the household was agitated, she would suggest deep breathing. “I can see you are going into the red zone, mummy. Put one hand on your tummy and one and your heart and take some deep breaths…”. It’s not what one expects to come from a 4/5 year old but it’s amazing – what a skill to learn at a young age! My husband and I are both more mindful and the whole house is calmer. Our daughter is able to feel herself getting cross and usually (not always, but who is?) able to stop herself from going into the “red volcano zone”. She has spontaneously shared this technique with quarrelling friends in her class too. Our daughter is more confident in her new country and at school. She has applied herself to her German language learning, and we are working hard on the harnessing the “Power of yet” to overcome the mental blockades she puts up for new things. We are so proud of the work she is putting in, so glad we found Ms. G at the right time, and grateful for the results we are seeing within our whole family.
Today Lisbeth was asked to share something special during circle time in preschool and she surprised all her teachers by sharing her “mindful breathing”. The teachers were so impressed when the 13 other children followed her lead and all closed their eyes, put their hands on their knees and breathed deeply together for a couple of minutes. The Swiss team said it was the calmest start to the day in a long time!!
Testimonial from: Dani Jock, South African/Australian, Financial Planner, mom of 3
I think what we did on Friday was absolutely amazing and it was like having our eyes open for the first time in a long time, as Pete and I can see the type of work we need to do to improve our communication. We played the jar game last night with both kids and they loved it. It was so wonderful for us as a family to connect in this way. We now have the jar on our dining room table and we will use it as much as we can after eating dinner.
Testimonial from: Robert and Katja, entrepreneurs, parents of 7 and 4 year old
Testimonial from: Alena, Slovakian and British, Massage therapist, mom of 4 and 6 year old
We had the pleasure of attending Miss G. English class for the past two years. From the first day of class, my children, Tatiana (6) and Maksim (4) are enjoying fun, mindful, social and loving approach of learning their favourite language, English. Their passion for reading, writing, and creative expression- both in and out of class has rocketed tremendously. They always talk about their classes, what games they’ve played, what art they’ve done, all connected with their new alphabet sounds. They are very much looking forward to each of their lessons. Miss G. has tons of energy, she is caring, intuitive, dedicated and focused on each child as an individual. She plans her lessons with passion, with many varied activities in each session. Consistently seeking out constructive feedback from us parents, so she can accommodate our and our children needs. I can highly recommend Miss G. lessons to all the mums and dads who would like their children to start or develop their English language skills.