Here are some of the testimonials that I have gathered from the clear the fear workshops in the UK and in Australia since I launched them just over 18 months ago.
I was surprised how my emotions erupted the moment I had my first opportunity to express myself. It was such a safe space and I felt it immediately. I worked on my issues at a deep feeling level and was able to move through my intellectual blocks and fears to a solution and fresh direction. I would recommend this experience.
Catherine Blackwood – Hypnotherapist – November 2014
I had a very positive experience. It felt a very gentle therapy workshop where I was able to find where my lack of confidence and doubt came froma nd release and let go of it. It was a new way of working through my stuff that stops me moving forward. Excellent. I loved it.
Maggie Oakes – Counsellor and Coach – November 2014
I saw how you worked intuitively to help others. It was a good day in very good company. Taken away much to think about.
Sue Brodie – Counsellor – November 2014
Your workshops are always so enlightening and inspiring.. a wonder to watch and participate in. You provide a very (emotionally) safe environment for all who attend.
Louise Johnson – Massage Therapist and Hypnotherapist – November 2014
“I thought I might break down but I didn’t. I think it really depends on the individual what they get from this course. You will only gain from it, if you let yourself”
Amanda Bharvani – Fellow Journeyer – November 2014
“I was happy to just come and be open to participation. It’s not often I feel like that in a group. I appreciated the honesty, the groundedness of it. The clarity it begins and ends with. I experienced support and gentle movement towards whatever was comfortable, for me, and I think for others too.”
Lucia Dapos – Massage Therapist and Hypnotherapist – Melbourne, Australia
“I was anticipating an immersion, challenging, confronting, inspiring and illuminating experience. Haha! and I got all of those! Jenny provides a grounded and inspiring approach to exploration of fear-based issues through an impressive kaleidoscope of exercises ranging from creative art therapy, through body-based meditation, to powerful constellations. She leads with integrity and intuitive wisdom honouring each participant’s individual story and guiding them to deep insights and core shifts. I will happily recommend Jenny’s workshops to anybody ready for positive change.”
Marina Makushev – Hypnotherapist – Melbourne, Australia
“I was anticipating a very emotional experience. [In fact, I experienced] a very trusting, caring environment where I was able to shift my psyche and transform some of my deep seated fears. Jenny is a very compassionate therapist. I felt very comfortable in her presence and made some lovely friendships. I am happy to recommend her to anyone who would like to work with deep issues.”
Marie Grbin – Hypnotherapist and Counsellor – Melbourne, Australia
Here’s what Kim Walsh, hypnotherapist and counsellor, had to say about her experience on the Clear the Fear Workshop.
“I was apprehensive and didn’t know what to expect. I was amazed at how everyone tuned in intuitively and compassionately to the group ‘constellation’ process. And in particular I feel that the insight and resolution to my own constellation was profound so that I am hopeful of experiencing its effect and change in the future.”
Malcolm Dart – Hypnotherapist – Melbourne, Australia
“I was hoping for a day of insights with like minded people. I was really moved by my constellation – very deep and moving – I will treasure the healing image. I liked the way you spoke your truth – no bullshit! Who you are I imagine, is who you are.”
Tony Byrne – Gestalt Therapist and Hypnotherapist – Melbourne, Australia
“I was anticipating working intuitively with a group, exploring new ideas and clearing blockages. The workshop was really valuable in working intuitively and with what feelings surfaced and bringing peace within. Very powerful for making big changes quickly. Jenny is a caring and brilliant facilitator.”
Christine Forde – Counsellor and hypnotherapist – Melbourne, Australia
“I was open to anything that happened. The fascination – humbling and awe inpsiring as it is – thing, is how people embodying our emotions and for people in our lives is so cathartic, empowering and releasing. The work I did at the last workshop was so insightful and empowering. I had a valuable dialogue with my father which I’ve never had the courage to have face to face. Thank you Jenny for being an incredible therapist.”
Helen Boshier – Fellow Journeyer and Creative Thinker – August 2014
“I have learned to expect the unexpected whenever Jenny is in the room. I have learned that unfaced fear has such power but that itself is frightened of the light of truth and dissolves on contact with fresh air: that being with like minded souls is so empowering: that I can accept empathy and compassion. Jenny – this is what I know: Whoever comes to you of their own free will and finds the strength to see you, the courage to be alongside you and the grace to value you will find healing.”
Beverley Challis – Fellow Journeyer – August 2014
“I was anticipating emotional release. It was intensely powerful and rewarding watching others go through their ‘stuff’. Participating also allowed me to experience thought provoking issues to help me. Truly an enlightening experience.”
Louise Johnson – Hypnotherapist and Sports Massage Therapist – August 2014
“I was anticipating it to be intensely emotional but supportive and safe. I witnessed the chance to gain a different perspective on emotional baggage which you might have been carrying for years. Gain new insights to help change patterns that have been restricting you and preventing you from living the life you want and deserve. Although I did not personally experience this during this current weekend (see below for previous weekend testimonial) I was again amazed at the courage of others in exploring their deepest darkest fears. “
Janet Elliott – Hypnotherapist - August 2014
Laura, who is a drama teacher, speaks about how the Clear the Fear workshop has inspired her to change careers and develop her own drama therapy work. She describes the ambience, the impact and the speed at which personal development happens as a result of doing this profound work.
“I liked very much the different exercises, to be a representative and to be part of this group. I felt respected, safe, invited to explore different feelings and it was very nice to meet new beautiful people. You make the work light with your sense of humour, you are very supportive, gentle and I can feel that you are not judging and it helps. Jenny you are amazing! You are doing great work!”
Orianne Corman – Family Constellationist – August 2014
“I enjoyed my experience today. I enjoyed playing out my drama and being brave in doing so, in and amongst changing family karma. I was honest and from the heart in what I said and I think I got more from attending as a result. From the experience I was able to picture in my mind the changing nature of my life with what I want to achieve.”
Grant Sams – Solicitor – August 2014
“I hoped to work through my stuff a little. It was moving, touching, powerful, exhausting, playful and significant. I had a chance to look at how I have used my illness to constrain my life.”
Jane Iskander – Occupational Therapist – August 2014
“Today I chose to observe yet during this I feel still and can see through the mist. Something happened. Not sure, as yet, what it was.”
Piers Day – Hypnotherapist – August 2014
“I feel the workshop can be very empowering for people. The interaction of the group appears to be very beneficial. I also feel it beneficial to be the third person and one can learn alot about one’s own drama. I feel it’s an excellent vehicle for people to release their fears and dramas.”
Linda Strama – Fellow Buddhist and Journeyer – August 2014
“I was anticipating learning and opening. It was beautiful, opening, enabling, and supportive.”
Jane Iskander – Occupational Therapist – July 2014
“I didn’t anticipate anything even close to what happened today. The most important thing is the extent to which I recognised myself in every person in the room. An amazing experience! The psychodrama was awesome – both to watch and to experience. I’ve got a lot to process.”
Sue Plumtree – The Life Enhancing Coach – July 2014
“I expected that the day would throw up a lot of emotions and potentially some personal challenges. However this would all be juicy exciting and enhance my awareness of self and others. I feel the day exceeded all of my expectations. The group were wonderfully supportive of each other helping me to feel safe enough to express my issues. Everyone’s story touched me in some way. Jenny is an amazing facilitator and I felt instantly at ease and trusting of her. To others I would say, ‘Wow! What a ride! Can’t wait to do it again’. ”
Saralea Stewart – Person Centred Counsellor – July 2014
“I came with an open mind not knowing what to expect. I found it deeply moving and uplifting to share with and support others. I found clarity around some of my own fears even though I didn’t have an intervention for myself. I felt I was with friends and among kindred spirits”
Beverley Challis – Fellow Journeyer – July 2014
Bev continued a few days later with this post to our private forum on Facebook. She gave me full permission to share it with you:
“What did I learn? A lot – so it’s taken a while to process. My feelings are my friends; be they negative or positive. In order to hear their message, I need to embrace them. What I hadn’t realised is that they are dual faced so on the other side of hopelessness is hopeful; on the other side of anger is peace; on the other side of sadness is joy and so on. By turning towards them, and paying attention to them, I can turn my life around. The best thing about Clear the Fear is being in a safe environment where my authentic self felt comfortable to come out and ‘play’. She has been hiding for a long time because my protective self thought she wasn’t good enough. Not only is she more than good enough, she is an intelligent, warmhearted human being and I really like her. Furthermore, she’s ready to be present in her life even more now which is a relief because I am exhausted from keeping up the facade! If you think I worked this out for myself, you are wrong. I needed you all to be there too so THANK YOU. ” 9th July 2014 Beverley Challis
“I was anticipating having an experience of being able to face my life, change my perspective and leave with a forward looking and creative mindset. I enjoyed active role plays within which I played different characters. I found the psychodrama with me at the centre to be emotionally challenging and physically draining, yet worthwhile. I felt I was able to address my own life through the drama and I enjoyed helping other people in theirs through representing various parts of their dramas”
Grant Sams – Solicitor – July 2014
“I anticipated delving deep, facing fears, and some answers. I experienced a privileged sharing of my troubles and others too: enlightenment, and awareness that I can change my story. I would describe it as a safe place to learn, grow, be vulnerable and change perspective. Constellations are incredibly powerful: I want to get everyone I know on one. The food sharing added to the sense of community too. A lovely way of sharing, supporting and being supported.”
Helen Boshier – Fellow Journeyer and Creative Thinker – July 2014
“I was expecting various therapeutic and drama exercises. What I got was very insightful. It opened and cleared many inner blocks I had been working to resolve for many years. Finally made great progress. Fab! Very helpful. It was very worthwhile.”
James Burgess – On a journey of Personal Development – May 2014
“I was expecting sadness and trauma! But it was relaxed safe, easy, comfortable and supportive. Did I get value for money? Oh yes!”
Jane Iskander – Occupational Therapist – May 2014
“I was expecting a learning journey of self discovery and of self development. It was fantastic, moving, changing. To those yet to come and be part of it? Embrace the change and movement that will occur and enjoy the journey.”
Laura Hollier – Integrative Counsellor – May 2014
“I had no idea what to expect. It was challenging, eye opening, empathetic, emotional and ultimately hugely satisfying.”
Di Rafter – Entrepreneur – May 2014
“Jenny’s Clear the Fear Technique proved a hit with my students who found it both a useful means of clearing their own methods of self-sabotage and a strategy which could be used with clients. I will be booking into a sesions iwth Jenny as soon as possible. Jenny is a gifted therapist and any therapist in need of a mentor would do well to consider working with her.”
Paul Hughes, Hypno-Psychotherapist, Teacher and Trainer. Oxford. March 2014
“Thank you for sharing with us your work today, inspiring indeed. I thoroughly enjoyed it all. Acting out various parts of the main protagonist’s emotions and desires evoked for me the concept of the Wounded Healer. Being an active part of the healing realisation brought forth my own emotinal journey. In fact, it urged me to reflect on what I wanted to do with my own healing and state of being at that present time. Further to this, observing the interaction between the others involved in the group gave room for a lot of self learning. In short a truly powerful experience which I will remember with great respect and the desire to want to learn more. I hope we get to meet again.”
Nat Clegg, Coach and Therapist. Oxford. March 2014.
“I left feeling that my father had lessened his influence on me by taking a step back. My clarity and empowerment were focal. What I experienced on the course was the opportunity to express myself in a deep and meaningful way to move my life forward”
Grant Sams, Solicitor. Bishops Stortford. April 2014
“Very interesting. I can see how well this works and gives the opportunity to expand on our perceptions of how we view ourselves and deal with our problems. Input from others to develop insight works well.”
Anne Preece, Homeopath. Great Dunmow. April 2014
“This, my third experience, has been rewarding and fulfilling. Jenny has an amazing way of engaging with us to make us feel completely at ease with one another. Her workshops always make me feel empowered and rejuvenated being able to relate to other’s dramas. Jenny thanking you for inspiring me and helping me to rewrite my script.”
Laura Bassingthwaighte. Drama Teacher. April 2014
“Lots of realisations about stuff. Felt like I went to a deeper level. Some clarity with regard to what is going on such as why I am still afraid to be me and people seeing that.”
Steve Monk. Hypnotherapist, NLP practitioner. Southend. April 2014
“A very intense experience which allowed me to focus on my emotions of fear, anxiety, feelings of not being good enough, my heart and the ongoing emotional impact of my parents. My heart, I learnt, and which I had not appreciated before, is a part of me that I don’t pay enough attention to. A very useful and enlightening experience. Thank you Jenny.”
Janet Elliott. Hypnotherapist. Maidstone. April 2014
Janet describes in this audio below how the Clear the Fear workshop helped her work more confidently with her clients.
“I experienced alot of emotion from stuff I felt I had already dealt with. It made me realise what some of my blocks may be and by taking part in some of the exercises and other people’s dramas, it made me see some things in myself that I need to work on. It also helped me to understand my feeling in more depth. I have to say everyone was lovely and I was made to feel very welcome. I really feel we worked through alot of stuff.”
Louise D’arcy, Hypnotherapist. April 2014
“I anticipated working with others on the day to find the source of our fear and was a bit scared of how I would cope as I have felt quite vulnerable already recently. The experience was in fact very safe so I didn’t feel overwhelmed but was given the space in the experiences to understand more clearly how fear can actually be used positively and pointed me in the direction of being more authentic to myself. ”
Kim Walsh. Hypnotherapist. April 2014
“During my turn with the group my experience was something of a combination of an awakening of clarity and certainty of the emotions and feelings I had with them and how they affected my life and myself also, my experience taught me that something that you are passionate about can overcome fear doubt and even confusion. It was exciting to feel passion that day and I want to thank everyone who was involved in sharing that experience with me.
Christopher Suckling. Reiki Practitioner. April 2014
“Before the day started I felt fairly closed off and slightly apprehensive. As the day went on, I found that I had much more in common with the other participants. By joining in other people’s family psychodramas I experienced a lift and a shift in myself. I found myself becoming more relaxed and connected to other people and this made me very happy! You couldn’t put a price on the things that we learnt!”
Anna Aitchison - Dramatist – January 2014
“I was expecting it to be emotionally and mentally challenging. I had an open mind (and heart) and was willing to share. I was surprised by how a small group could work so powerfully, helping me get in touch with the emotions behind the issues that i have been intellectually aware of for some time, but never fully felt. And it happened so quickly too! I felt supported by everyone there, even though I was accessing painful material”
Gavin Roberts - Human Givens Therapist and Hypnotherapist – www.human-spirit.co.uk - Jan 2014
“I was anticipating finding clarity and self belief. It turned out, through the first exploration exercises that I have unresolved feelings of fear since I was 4 years old. The person who gave me this fear was my father. Through acting out the drama I got to face my 4 year old self and give her the reassurance and love to free her of the feeling. At the same time as confronting my father with my feelings, this brought out not just pain but also gratitude for his contribution. I hugged my ‘father’ for the first time in my life! I feel I can do this in real life and am feeling that I am now able to move on without needing anyone’s consent to live a life of abundance and happiness. This is a great digging exercise that brings up problems hidden for over 40 years and helps you deal with them!”
Amie Lee - Entrepreneur and Restaurateur – January 2014
” I did not expect to be working through my own ‘stuff’. I had the experience of really focussing on how I was connecting to my inner child. That I was neglecting her again and not embracing her for her to trust me. Others have suggested that Psychodrama is not person centred…I disagree. This works to really focus you.”
Serenity Eagle - Trainee Counsellor – July 2013
Great feedback, hun! You brave heart, you! See you again soon.
“I did not expect the closeness and creation of such a safe space in which to be able to just be – and so supportive. I felt honoured to share in others enlightenment and grateful that I had the space and support to look into my anxiety and lack of anger. I have experienced empty chair in therapy which I could not engage with and today I was able to engage in the drama. This is an amazing opportunity that I am very grateful for, local and affordable.”
Steph Tanner - Counsellor – July 2013
And you seemed so anxious at first! So glad you got into it and surrendered to the process. A privilege to work with you.
“I was surprised to find out how much guilt I felt about wanting the changes that I do. I was left with a feeling of warmth and friendship. I felt that Jenny facilitated the group’s activities with a sure hand.”
Celia Bird - Hypnotherapist – July 2013
Lovely to work with you again after a few years break. Glad you had some insight into the right to be you! – Can’t be anyone else, after all.
“This was an opportunity to connect with others without the need for content, to understand and read body language without the worry of offending anyone, to be honest and respectful to others through an enlightening experience! This has helped improve my understanding of drama therapy to use within my own practice.”
Laura Bassingthwaighte - Drama Teacher – July 2013
You’ve come so far since last time, Laura! It’s so lovely to see the changes. Congratulations.
“I was anticipating working hard at unblocking myself with other like minded people. I had a wonderful growing experience and a renewed appetite for growth.”
Patrick Crowley - Counselling Psychologist – July 2013
How warm you were Patrick and how brave to take the lead at first. It was a pleasure to work with you for the day.
“I anticipated connecting with a part of myself that makes me feel more vulnerable. The experience was freeing, discovering, experiencing. I see I don’t always need a ‘shell’ or ‘armour’ to be of value for others. I found myself getting present to my strength”
Aldine Iqbal - Counsellor – July 2013
It felt like you were on to something, a new phase in your life or a new awakening. Such a privilege to be part of that journey. Thank you.
“I had all kinds of feelings and emotions while my third eye was open listening to everyone’s stories.”
Christopher Suckling - Amateur Dramatist and Reiki Practitioner – July 2013
Chris you are an inspiration. For someone who never used to ‘do’ feelings very well, you’ve managed to discover that you do! Amazing.
I have been having counselling and was in-between therapists and then the offer of Psychodrama just came to me and I thought, why not.Thinking I was coming to see something and take part in an activity that I had only read about and letting Jenny know that some major shifts had already happened recently for me, both of us thought that maybe this time with the group would not bring anything to light.WOW!! Big insights for me. Taking the roof off of a pressure cooker to let me grow and I have grown so fast since. Many blocks have held me back, but physically smashing it and telling it go has worked so well. Other insights are too personal to print.I am dyslexic and find that visual and movement help when learning, I can now see that this is also helpful for me in therapy to work towards a greater authentic me.Thank You Jenny, I am so glad to have met you on this day xxSerenity EagleTrainee Counsellor – April 2013
Serenity is a blessing to work with. I look forward to working with Serenity again on her personal and professional development. Go girl!
Jenny Lynn is inspirational. She has taken me on a journey of self discovery and by doing so my life has become much more grounded, I have shifted my issues through her amazing work as a cognitive therapist and drama therapist. Jenny helps people face the root if their issue through many different techniques, looking from the inside out.Drama therapy changed the way in which I view my relationships with others but more importantly the relationship with myself.Thank you Jenny for all your support and guidance xxx
Laura B – drama teacher – April 2013
You’re welcome Laura! Laura has used everything that I have offered to make her life work so much better for her. Congratulations!