I could talk about how Rosie is a Certified NLP Master Practitioner, an EFT (Emotional Freedom Techniques) Practitioner, a Certified Hypnotherapist, a Certified MBTI Practitioner (Myers Briggs (personality) Type Indicator), as well as having an MA in Management Learning and Leadership. However, the work that Rosie does goes above and beyond her impressive array of qualifications.
Having struggled with what I later came to recognise as anxiety and depression on and off for most of my life, a year ago I reached a pivotal point in my illness in which I realised something had to change. Having had a brief spell of therapy in my late teens and it acting as more of a band aid than anything else I was reluctant to seek out other kinds of therapies. I didn’t want a form of therapy that involves sitting around and talking about the past which would inevitably drag up negative encounters that painted myself as a victim. What I wanted was change and with Rosie that’s exactly what I got. Of course, when you find yourself in the grip of a mental illness it is essential to address the past in order to move forward but with Rosie it was never just about vocalising those experiences and feelings. It was about confronting them head on and changing the way I felt about not only those pivotal life events – that led me to have so many negative beliefs about myself – but also the person I was allowing myself to be. What I mean by that is I was allowing other people’s perspectives and opinions of me to shape the way I felt about myself. Deep down we all know who our true selves are but at that moment in time I couldn’t have been further away from her. What Rosie helped me to do was reclaim that person, the person who both she and myself truly believed deserved to be happy.
Another brilliant thing about Rosie’s practice is that I was always given a choice. It might sound simple but at that point I had come reliant on family and friends in almost all of my decision making and at that point I realised that this was a place where there was no right or wrong answer, a place where I was free from judgement, a place where I could decide what was best for me – something that I realised I hadn’t been able to do for a long time.
Over the course of the time I spent with Rosie she helped me put together a plan of action, it was about what I as an individual wanted and needed to get out of those sessions. Rosie used a multitude of different practices and techniques throughout our sessions together, including EFT, MBTI (a tool for understanding personality preferences), Hypnotherapy and Reiki Healing all of which helped me to overcome those difficult situations in both my work and personal life that over the years had kept cropping up.
Rosie hasn’t just helped me deal with a particular spell of depression and anxiety but provided me with the tools in order to maintain by own mental health and wellbeing. Our sessions have given me the ability to change the way I feel about myself and the way that others have behaved towards me in the past, she’s helped me to find the strength, my true self the person that I am and always wanted to be at all times regardless of how others see me. It’s about being active and taking back control of my emotions, you can’t always control your conditions but you can certainly change the way you feel about them. Whilst my journey to recovery took some time and patience I always left those sessions with Rosie filled with a sense of hope that things would improve and the knowledge that I would gradually begin feel better about myself.
I would urge anyone going through a difficult time to contact The Heart of Change. Rosie is one of the kindest, most generous and understanding people I have ever met and I can say with my hand on my heart that she has helped me to make those all important changes that have completely transformed the way I feel about myself. There was a time when I had just accepted that my illness was and would always be a part of me but since meeting Rosie I have turned my life around in a way that I never thought was possible and I couldn’t be happier.