I came to Sharon because I wanted someone to help me understand why I don’t like myself or feel comfortable in my own skin. I had a lot of racing thoughts, negativity, and depression. I thought the sessions were going to be about my present issues–being overwhelmed by my kids, isolating myself, fighting with my husband, and feeling paralyzed when I need to make decisions, to name a few. While we did spend time on that, Sharon’s unexpected gift was to help me focus on things from my childhood and actually play out some of those scenes in detail. I have been to half a dozen therapists in the past five years, and have talked about my childhood a lot, but I have never had someone actually walk me through traumatic experiences so that I could free myself from the baggage that has been holding me down all my life, without me even knowing it. I’ve tried just about everything to get out from under it: yoga, veganism, meditation, self-help books, overspending, retreats, medication, alcohol, work obsession, fitness boot camp, you name it. So I didn’t expect to have some big life change; I thought if anything, I’d feel be able to get out of the bed a little easier in the morning. Yet somehow, she was able to do more for me in five sessions than all of those years of therapy combined. Her ability to be completely present and compassionate and help me stay in the moment was just–I have never been able to open up like that and actually process things from my past. I guess I figured if I pretended that stuff didn’t happen for long enough, it would eventually go away. I can understand why Sharon describes herself as a transformational coach. My mindset is just completely different now. I feel lighter, happier, and more capable. Some unexpected things have happened: I was able to really enjoy my extended family over Christmas, my marriage is on solid ground, I’m not binging on online shopping, and I am able to eat again after years without an appetite. Sharon gave me tools that I’m able to use easily now, like learning to ride a bike. When I feel myself getting overwhelmed, resentful, or stuck in my head, I’m able to notice how my thinking is poisoning the well and recalibrate. The step-by-step advice she gave me for knowing how to say no, treating myself with the same respect I treat others, examining negative self-talk, and that sort of thing was practical and made common sense. I don’t feel like you find that in therapy all too often; it’s too much about talking and expressing yourself without the other person actually telling you how to face those challenges. I am really grateful to Sharon, and I’m excited to have more sessions with her. Therapy is almost never a bad idea no matter who you go to in my experience, but you aren’t going to find many people like her.
I’ve had some really horrific relationships in my life. Most recently with a now ex-boyfriend of six years. That relationship was abusive at all levels. I sought out Sharon’s help to get me through those bad times with him. What was interesting is that every time I wanted to go into long, detailed stories about him, she kept pulling me back to the present moment and the topic we were discussing at the time. Sometimes I felt annoyed when she did that. Then I began to understand that she was actually preventing me from remaining a victim to my thoughts. Through her compassionate guidance she took me back to one of my earliest and ugliest relationships. That with my father. What a roller coaster ride that was! So many valuable insights and clarity arose from those sessions. What was most interesting (in addition to so many other moments) was that after many months of not seeing my ex, we bumped into each other again. I realized after that meeting that the obsession I had with him was completely gone. I was able to find forgiveness in my heart for him and total peace in my life without him. I felt like I’d move light years ahead in my life. There’s so much more Sharon worked through with me with that have helped me gain a clearer sense of which direction I want my life to go as I move forward. There aren’t enough words for me to say that would describe the empirical benefits of working with Sharon. She doesn’t tell you how to do anything. She shows you how to do it!
I just want to take a moment to express my gratitude to Sharon for helping me get past something I have been struggling with my entire life. Just some background so you have an idea of what I am referring to. I had a secret that I kept to myself my entire life that caused me to feel such great shame I didn’t feel I could ever share with anyone. I heard of Sharon through a friend who told me he worked with her to unlock something he had been holding onto, that had caused him such insecurities in his relationships. I went ahead an scheduled an appointment with Sharon on blind faith and the recommendation of my friend. I had no idea how much my life would change from this decision to be willing to ask for help. During our first session I saw and felt a difference with Sharon’s help. With her guidance I was able to uncover these limiting beliefs I had about myself that were destroying me and my relationships. I continued to work with Sharon through her course, Is It True, and continued to uncover more limiting beliefs. I realized the more of these hidden beliefs I uncovered, the freer I became. To this day I would not have been able to have broken free of my secrets without the help I received from Sharon. She is truly a skilled practitioner. I would recommend that if you have been struggling within yourself and your relationships, take one or more of the courses she offers. If you’re as lucky as I was to find someone like Sharon, you’ll be glad you did.
I went ahead and took the BluePrint for Stress Release course on a whim. I wasn’t having any major issues in my life. Simply open to any “improvements” I can make in all of my relationships. To my delight it turned out to be a great course. I also was surprised to uncover the “why” of why I pick the same kind of relationships. Sharon doesn’t tell you how to do anything. She shows you through gentle guidance and the “right” questions how to make the desired changes in your life/relationships. If you’re looking for relationship answers/how-to’s any of the courses Sharon offers would be of tremendous value, I’m sure. Depends how serious you are and what level of commitment you’re willing to invest in yourself.