Grief Testimonials

After losing a baby under very traumatic circumstances, I developed extreme performance anxiety coupled with panic attacks. It became so severe that I couldn’t even introduce myself to a group without feeling a panic attack coming on. I asked for a TIR session in a desperate attempt to gain back my life. After the session, I experienced immediate relief and could feel my anxiety levels dropping. I was able to resume not only my professional life but also my personal life. It has been eight months since my TIR session, and I have not once experienced a panic attack. In my daily life, I am much calmer and I don’t avoid certain situations anymore. The negative thought processes that used to control and predict my panic attacks have disappeared. My life was dramatically changed by TIR.    Petra

Empty Chair Testimonials

It is my privilege to share an incident that touched me deeply. A few years ago I met a woman in her 40’s who has just lost her daughter. The daughter had Downs Syndrome and the mother thus knew her daughter would probably die before her. The daughter was however high functioning and lived in a hostel for girls with this syndrome. She had a simple job during the week and visited home most weekends as they were a very close-knit family.

Shortly before she fell ill and passed away, she and her mother had a terrible fallout and the daughter decided that she would not go home for the coming weekend. Next thing the family was informed that their daughter became ill and had a high fever. She contracted pneumonia and passed away shortly thereafter. The family was devastated. They had a warm and loving relationship which was suddenly broken and the mother was left with a heavy load of guilt feelings. 

Approximately 8 weeks after the funeral the mother came to see me.  During this session, I facilitated the mother in a gentle fashion to have a make-belief talk with her late daughter. It was a huge success! The mother knew her daughter very well and the questions she asked, and answered herself, brought her such relief. She called me two weeks later to inform me that she coped much better with her loss. The thank you messages I received from the mother over a three year period of time, was very heartwarming.

Trauma at birth Testimonials

I worked with a client who became anxious when someone touched his neck. Even wearing a tie made him distressed.

We started with the Thematic TIR technique and were able to identify a few earlier incidents during which he experienced anxiety when someone touched his neck. His thoughts went back to his birth, where he was born with his umbilical cord around his neck.

With the TIR technique, with the little information at our disposal, we were able to work through his birth. He remembered how he struggled to be born and how the umbilical cord pulled around his neck every time. Suddenly he could feel relief and he was born.

He first realized where his anxiety came from and could now also make the cognitive move that the fear of being strangled no longer had to dominate, for he lives!

Suffocation Testimonials

A young girl in her early twenties, who almost suffocated on a piece of a hamburger at a wedding reception, came for help. The incident was so critical that the paramedics were called in. They struggled for hours to restore her oxygen levels back to a point where she could be transported by ambulance to the hospital where she had to stay for a few days. This scary sight was very upsetting for the wedding guests, who all then prayed together. She fully recovered but could not eat any solid foods after the incident. Two weeks after a TIR session she managed to eat everything, except for a hamburger! Since then her life has returned back to normal.

Trauma Testimonials

After the fires in Knysna and Plettenberg Bay, I was invited to do a week of trauma counselling in Plettenberg Bay. However, not all the counselling was about the trauma of the fires. A wife who not only lost her husband due to a high voltage electrical shock but had other issues as well. Now more than a year later she says, “My lewe het handomkeer met TIR verander.” “My life turned completely around after TIR.”

Rape Testimonials

A woman in her early thirties was raped twice as a six-year-old. She never told anyone, is convinced she was guilty of having done something despicable and her parents would blame her. This had a severe impact on her daily existence as she struggled to get out of bed and continuously battled depression. Ten days after her TIR session she reported that she experienced amazing relief! She was even glad that she had that misfortune in her life because now she makes sense of her life and it has given her purpose to help others to heal!

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