The following comments are from people who were asked to put their feelings about the course into their own words:
“The Turning Point course was an extraordinary, enlightening, healing and transforming experience. I had expected it to be challenging but was surprised at how joyful and loving the experience was. I feel that the issues and pain that, in the past, I have struggled with and felt trapped by have dissolved and I am solid and whole. A wall, a barrier, a veil, whatever it might be described as, has been removed and on the other side the world seems a very different and loving place where I can now see clearly and have real choices.
The specific changes that I have become aware of since doing the course are as follows:
1. I am more confident in speaking my mind and not saying what I perceive is wanted to be heard: I’m more honest.
2. My ‘needy’ behaviour towards my partner has stopped. I no longer need his regular reassurance and I’m able to accept his love.
3. The emotional/physical pain that I have been feeling has disappeared.
4. I’m more open, friendly, calm, peaceful, accepting and loving.
5. On the whole, I’m able to choose how I react and respond to people and events; there’s space between a trigger/stimulus and my response where I have choice.
6. I am decidedly less productive – but I’m sure this is only temporary.
7. I have a deeper inner confidence that feels unshakable.
8. I don’t feel driven by my emotional energy. The feeling of tiredness I’ve had for years has been replaced with freshness and clarity.
9. I have a sense of freedom.
10. I feel loved, loving and complete.”
Jess – Freelance fundraiser and marketing consultant
“A deep level of commitment by the tutors, an astounding focus in sessions and a caring service team made this an unforgettable experience. Witnessing others in the group with similar issues and trepidations impresses the understanding that we are all the same stuff.”
Alice – Business coach
“Such a powerful experience. The unconditional love and freedom of expression I felt was amazing.”
“Life changing. For the first time in my life I have had the opportunity to truly connect with myself and others. It’s been liberating.”
“The course far exceeded my expectations about what is possible for me. I’ve come to understand how I actively sabotage my aspirations, yet how I can change genuinely and truly manifest my dreams. I’m less adversarial at work and home. Definitely blame others less now.
In a very real sense I feel as if I have been re-born within this life. I now feel as if every day is an opportunity to enjoy life…. I have reclaimed my life, and found a joy I had long forgotten. I want to thank the Teachers and Service Team who, without asking for anything, offered me the opportunity to open my own door.”
Edward – businessman
“Interesting, challenging, scary, exciting, moving, mind blowing. Really loved the soul aspect to it. I feel like I want to do it all over again!”
Julie – Researcher
“It’s the second best thing I’ve ever done! (the first was having my son). I’ve been handed the key to my life. The team of people running the course were wonderful, supportive, generous, beautiful souls. I felt 100% supported at all times.”
Suzie – Actress
“The course reaches parts that no other courses reach! Helped me push through boundaries that I didn’t know I had. The teachers were wonderful! Intuitive, insightful, caring, supportive, perfect guides through the journey and the service team were incredible, inspiring examples of unconditional giving of love and self.”
Vicky – Mother
“Greatly enjoyed it, even the tough bits and seeing patterns clearly etc was excellent. Loved the way we all bonded so quickly. I felt safe and therefore possible to practice speaking up and taking risks, being bold . . . feel more connected to others and feel stronger and more confident”.
Judith – Child-minder
“For me it was the most enriching time of my life and an experience that I will never forget . . . I learnt to forgive myself and others; I learnt to cry from my heart and soul and I ended up laughing from that same place . . . I feel very much alive; my vision for life has changed; each day is precious . . . at long last I have found myself.
Pat – Decorator
“I feel peaceful and empowered in ways I had not thought possible before . . . I feel a new sense of wholeness, with myself and with my universe.”
Lara – Mother
“Twelve years on, reminders of Turning Point and what I learned from it come up almost every day.”
Irene – Teaching Assistant
“I’ve never been in such a safe and supportive environment.”
Stephen – Family Care Worker