I am deeply grateful for all the kind words I've received over the years from my clients. Only now have I begun the process of collecting and sharing them with all of you, however. May you enjoy reading some of the recent testimonials!
Not to know at large of things remote
From use, obscure and subtle, but to know
That which before us lies in daily life,
Is the prime wisdom.
– John Milton
January 10, 2011
Back in the summer, I was finding myself at a loss. My personal life was suffering terribly and I felt myself slipping into a place I knew I did not want to be. Then I spent a few days with Martina. It was a divinely inspired time, different than any other counseling or energy work I had ever experienced.
In the warmth of her home, Martina and I went on a three day journey. Martina is an amazing facilitator and lets those she is walking with really choose the direction, pace, and path. She helped me listen to myself in a new way, knowing that I, not she, had the answers. Martina also provided wonderful tools so that I would be able to take the journey anytime and remain grounded in myself and with my Creator.
After I returned home, the work we had done and the tools she had given me, preserved and enhanced my most important relationships. I have used them and shared them in many situations in these past several months. I would encourage anyone to spend a few days doing this incredible self-care work—it is truly transformative.
Margaret (New Jersey, USA)
To listen another's soul into a condition of disclosure and discovery may be the greatest service that any human being ever performs for another. – Douglas Steere
November 30, 2010
so much for being an invaluable guide and support for me during the
time leading up to my wedding. It was a period of greater transition
than I expected or could even be fully aware of as it was passing.
Considering how busy I was planning our wedding, finishing school, and
looking for a new job, it was incredibly convenient, flexible, and
effective to be able to do our sessions over the phone.
presence and clarity truly bolstered my spirit through both joyful
moments of exciting change and challenging moments of personal growth.
I so appreciate your patience, your stillness, and the perspectives
that you shared.
There was so much that I was slowly becoming
conscious of and much of it was accompanied by the intensity of my own
judgments. I really feel I couldn't look at everything on my own.
Sharing it with you was a huge gift.
I never felt judged, or
like I had to hold something back. You provided a foundation of
unshakable strength, compassion, and space that allowed me to reveal
even the things that I was most afraid to hear myself say out loud.
of the greatest things that I can take away with me is the lesson that
I am released from the pressure of my fears when I am able to be open
and honest about my feelings. You allowed me to look deeper into the
limiting and outdated beliefs and perceptions that were holding me
I truly appreciate how much you have helped me learn how
to shine a light on all the gifts that are available to me during this
Samantha Abrahams (Connecticut, USA)
I will work in my own way, according to the light that is in me. – Lydia Maria Child
September 17, 2010
I would like to thank you for your tremendous help in overcoming a difficult and stressful time in my life.
our coaching sessions I was able to better connect with myself and
understand why I was feeling certain ways. Realizing how to organize my
thoughts, feelings, wants and needs was probably the most valuable
thing I took out of our coaching sessions. I now realize that a lot of
my problems stemmed from not being able to recognize what I was feeling
and why I was feeling it.
For now, I'm doing alright with what I've learned from you and from life.
think what helped me a lot is (as I previously mentioned), being able
to organize my thoughts, feelings, needs and wants and work through
them, almost one step at a time. Also, what helped is knowing,
understanding and absorbing the fact that we can't control others. I
think this helped me let go of a lot of things that I was ultimately
trying to control.
Lastly, I think what helped me de-stress is
our talks regarding where I want to invest my energy. We talked about
good investments for our energy and poor investments. This helped me
prioritize not just the tasks I needed to get done but whether I wanted
to invest energy in certain relationships, arguments, conflicts, etc.
again, thank you Martina, for everything you've done for me. I don't
think I would be the person I am today without your help and guidance.
It was a very positive and life altering experience for me and I will
not hesitate to start up sessions again if need be.
Malvina Skorska, 24 years old, St. Catharines, Ontario, Canada, Graduate Student, Brock University
Decide who you must be, then do what you must do. – Epictetus
September 7, 2010
Thank you for sharing your intuitive skills, wisdom, and clarity in a kind and compassionate way during the past week. The time was a sacred one for me and the co-created vision is clear, simple, and true. It is a vision that can inspire me to the mountaintop as well as give me hope in the valley. I especially appreciate the practical wisdom and tools to move forward in a positive way, and have begun already.
As I shared with you, the possibilities were endless, really, in terms of who I could have chosen for counsel during this time in my life, but I chose you because you represent clarity and I trust you to be objective and real with me. Most importantly, I know you are guided by spirit as I was when I found that you were doing the very kind of mini-retreat that I had envisioned. You did not disappoint me, and I feel very peaceful and motivated by the outcome of our time together.
My vision is the perfect birthday present for beginning my 59th year and moving forward with the best part of my life - the present. I will be checking in soon.
Susan Brown (Kentucky, USA)
Being heard is so close to being loved that for the average person they are almost indistinguishable.
– David Augsburger
When I think of Martina and the interactions we have had, both in her teaching and her coaching capacities, I am filled with overwhelming admiration and gratitude ... admiration of the person she is and how ready she is to share the wealth of knowledge, love and wisdom she has accrued on her personal journey ... her openness and love are palpable and flowing ... her joy in celebration of your (her client's) successes is wonderful, life enhancing!
In her you will find a loving, understanding, listening heart ... one with ears to hear and loving words of wisdom to speak. The feeling of being gently supported during processing of issues is such a Godsend! I feel such gratitude for this woman who in walking her path and doing her own work has arrived at a stage in life where she has so much to offer to those of us who are lucky enough to find her. Your work with Martina will find you graced and loved with much more than you ever dreamed possible. – Caitlyn Woollard, Mississauga, Ontario, Canada (2006)
The beginning of wisdom is silence. The second stage is listening. – Solomon ibn Gabiro