The following comments are from people who were asked to put their feelings about the course into their own words:
“I took the Turning Point course in the autumn of 2011 when I was going through a very harsh breakdown… it was a leap of faith to take it as I was feeling hugely vulnerable and oversensitive to life and had pretty much curled up into a self-protective little ball in the corner of my home!
The course was an incredible roller coaster for me, full of surprises, twists, turns, insights, emotional explosions, contractions and finally on the 3rd day…. a hugely expansive moment where the world and all my problems stopped and I came to a place of absolute stillness and self-empowered calm and peace, witnessed by everyone participating and facilitating on the course. Such was the immensity of this beautiful emptiness in that particular moment that I wrote a song about it. Every time that song is sung, the same poignant stillness is felt.
Turning Point continued to ricochet with its insights and triggers long after the course had ended. It shook up all the grungy mud and rather than it settling again, I had a fresh opportunity to see and experience the pain of my own patterning and the tools to recognise that there was always a choice to move away from the rabbit hole and into truth and self-empowerment!
It was the end of the indulgences of unconscious blaming of others, the end of unconscious victimhood, the end of fast-food blind reaction and the beginning of a new experience of ownership and deepening compassion for myself and empathy for others. Just a start mind and I would say that this is something that is still growing within me, it’s really quite blossoming now and feels lovely!!
I am forever learning and now gratefully open to the inspiration of the teachings of most seemingly “adverse” situations!!! Turning Point showed me that it’s great to be me, the authentic me, vulnerable me, masks off me!! It gave me the incentive to keep recognising and nurturing this authenticity, and since I am courageously open to working through any layers of shame that arise knowing that each time there is an opportunity to bust another myth and bring my gold into the world… oh the alchemy of it!
I found the facilitation of the course to be a perfect mixture of generous button pushing and incredible fierce compassion… and Love all the way!! There was just no getting away with anything under the attentive care of the clever TP course leaders who nakedly exposed that which didn’t serve and nakedly revealed that which was the flame of true heart and power in all the participants who bonded beautifully through the whole experience!!
It was both harsh and beautiful and I use those metaphors in those ways as this is how it was… it is an extreme course… a cathartic and completely kick the butt out of the ego experience but within it so much tenderness and seeing and beautiful holding by a whole devoted and dedicated service team … there is much safety through all of it which makes it a perfect environment in which to take very uncomfortable but well worth it risks…. Turning Point is a great name for this course…. I arrived crumpled and left with vision and a sense of my fresh accessible power… never looked back since!!” Jo – musician
“I would never have believed I could change my life around so dramatically. This is a new me; I wish I’d done the course years ago.”
Yvonne – recruitment consultant
“I feel calmer in a lot of situations. I now act more on intuition. I feel much more self assured and powerful.”
Ian – campaigner/pr/lobbyist
“All my life I feel like I’ve been ‘waiting to exhale’, carrying around huge heavy masks . . .The course has enabled me to find my true inner self by providing me with the tools to find the answers that were lying underneath my nose all along . . .This is my second chance at life. Thank you Turning Point.”
Ross – Senior Recruitment Consultant