1. WHAT WAS YOUR LIFE LIKE BEFORE STARTING WORKING WITH SUZANNE?
My life before working with Suzanne was ridden with anxiety and a significant amount of self-doubt. I had an incredibly difficult time focusing on the present.
I felt as though I was consistently spinning my wheels and trying to get to the next step in life, all while worrying about what that would end up looking like.
I was always worrying about the next thing and if I would be good enough to accomplish it. I felt stuck, alone, and rather helpless.
A harsh reality of my struggle with anxiety was lashing out at those closest to me. I had an extremely difficult time regulating my emotions and would lose my temper, due to seemingly small everyday things, at least a few times per week.
I knew I wanted to change that behaviour, however, I had no clue where to start and which actionable strategies I could use to get myself back under control.
As an ex-pat living in Germany, I was dealing with some severe homesickness. I attempted to blame my struggle with anxiety and anger management on the fact that I am not 100% happy with where I am living.
Prior to working with Suzanne, I felt as though I could not spend another minute living here and that if we were to move home, all my problems would be minimized.
2. WHAT DID YOU TRY BEFORE WORKING WITH SUZANNE THAT DIDN’T WORK?
Because I only lost my temper with those closest to me, I was of the firm belief that I could simply “stop doing that and control myself”.
It was a continuous and vicious cycle of losing my temper, feeling terrible/embarrassed and guilty about it, apologizing, telling myself and my husband that I would never react like that again, and unfortunately repeating that just a week later.
I figured because I was able to control my reactions and anger in every setting except for with my closest family, that it was simply a matter of willpower to change.
3. THERE WAS PERHAPS A MOMENT JUST BEFORE YOU SENT THE PAYMENT TO WORK WITH SUZANNE. WHAT WAS THE MAIN REASON THAT WAS MAKING YOU HESITATE ABOUT SIGNING UP?
I had never tried anything like this before so I was admittedly rather sceptical if it would work or not. I think part of me was also afraid that it wouldn’t work and that would equate to failure on my part.
4. WHERE ARE YOU NOW?
I have reduced the amount of anxiety I feel significantly.
I am for the most part able to live in the present moment and enjoy the now.
I am able to control my anger in the majority of situations and if I feel myself slipping I can use the strategies I worked on with Suzanne.
Breaking habits that have formed over the past 20 years is not a one and done process but rather a journey. This was really difficult for me to accept, however I now know that this will continue to be a process. The difference now is that I have the tools to work on the issues I am facing.
I feel confident in myself and I have stopped chasing perfection. I am able to be satisfied with my best effort on that particular day and recover more quickly from setbacks without dwelling on the past.
My loved ones have noticed a significant change and are incredibly grateful and happy that I have been able to implement these changes in my life.
At the beginning of our sessions together, Suzanne asked me if I was ready to start a transformative journey. I answered yes but in all honestly, I thought to myself… okay, what can change in a few weeks? I’m sure it will help but a transformation?
In all confidence, I can now say that my journey with Suzanne has absolutely been transformative and has improved my life in more ways than one.
I am so grateful for Suzanne’s incredible work. She is incredibly talented in what she does and she makes you feel so comfortable throughout the entire process. I would highly recommend her to anyone dealing with mental health issues.