I had been on a high dose of anti-depressants for about 10 years when I met Caroline. I was doing ok on the surface: I had a home, my own gardening business and was married. I’d spent hundred of pounds on Hypnosis, Counselling and Psychotherapy. I had read a library of books, become a Yoga Teacher and tried to practise mediation regularly. Yet still I lived in survival mode.
At night as my body began to relax my legs would violently twitch, keeping me awake. When I did rise to start a new day I would be in a low energy fog. This was coupled with a busy mind. To keep myself going I would over eat on chocolate, cake, coffee and tea were my saviours. Before meeting Caroline I had also smoked an average of 20 hand rolled cigarettes a day, at least. This was another vice which fuelled my day.
I have been working with Caroline for a while now. Since starting our sessions my life has started to make sense for the first time in 24 years and in some instances, for the first time ever. Starting my work with Caroline marked my own “walk to freedom.”
I have regained a sense of self. I am learning what having boundaries feels like and I am moving in a body which is no longer rigid with stress.
I look forward to my future and I am taking more pleasure in my work. I am rediscovering a love for all things silly and I am taking more and more joy from nature, like I did as a child. I appreciate my life and I am no longer a prisoner of anxiety and depression. Gone are a lot of the negative thoughts and over busy mind.
To not put too dramatic a label on it, I feel like I am re-emerging into life.
The process, for me, has been at times uncomfortable, challenging, confusing, euphoric, spiritual, freeing and miraculous. It has only been possible because of Caroline. As soon as I heard her voice I felt safe. Caroline is humble, warm kind, empathetic, nurturing and strong. She will always be my “Mrs Magic”. She has helped me to make my one wish come true. She has helped me to find my freedom and for that I am eternally grateful. I feel she has saved my life.