"You have aptly named yourself the Trust Coach. Our session was really a pep talk. Like a coach, you enlisted the positive, strength-building players on my mental team and identified the unhelpful team members and offered strategies for keeping the latter 'benched' as much as possible. I found it particularly encouraging and freeing when you told me that probably my arrogant, asshole persona during my early professional years had been perhaps the most effective strategy for me to hang on to my dream. I can forgive myself. Finally, your advice regarding an upcoming conversation with a former associate was very helpful. Thanks, Jaya."
"I really loved the idea to remind myself how big I believe what I believe in (the universe? natural forces?) can be. I see that I have slowly trusted, grown, handed over parts of my life that have worked out, but that what I believe in wouldn't be big enough to handle money flowing in my direction. That felt like a bop on the forehead—like one of those old Buddhist riddles that makes your brain completely go wonderfully blank. I'm re-inspired in my commitment to mindfulness practices—having more time in my week with that blank mind. It's such a rejuvenating and fruitful place. It seems that this has translated to remembering to bring more 'letting go' back into my day to day."
"Reflecting on our conversation, I feel that so much of what I have been holding in my heart, trying to process and make sense of came to light. Thanks to your clarity and gentle rocking, I was able to shake loose and put a voice to some of the thoughts (chains) that have been swirling inside, provoking me, choking the life out of me, for a very long time.
"The current dissatisfaction and unrest that I find myself in no longer seem so permanent and disabling. I have been reminded that I create the life that I want to live. My voice matters."
— Rhode Island
"After having a relationship with a married man, I had decided to 'pay for my sins' by beating myself up on a daily basis and carrying around a ball and chain of guilt. I had been to traditional therapy to help ease the darkness in my heart but always felt like I was talking myself into deeper and deeper spirals of despair. I had built walls around me that no one could penetrate, and I was generally miserable. Although my professional life was functioning well, my personal life was a living hell.
"In the first session I had with Jaya, we worked on the statement "I can't trust myself," leading to me truly KNOWING that I CAN trust myself. A weight was lifted that I had carried with me for too long to even mention. I left feeling free! And wonderfully, I have felt free ever since! Once I left that thought and story about myself behind, I have never picked it up again."
— Ithaca client