Martin – Dec 2019
The Penhurst Residential retreat was very good. Just the right amount of free time and meditation. It was lovely, insightful and restful. Beautiful surroundings and great mindfulness sessions.
Veronica – Nov 2019
Thank you for a very special day – I thoroughly enjoyed the one day silent meditation retreat – I responded well to all the meditation exercises especially the one with the Mala beads – going to buy some – and I found the Qigong session very energising – quite surprisingly so – and I loved, loved the colouring exercise – took me back to my favourite childhood pastime and I was in the zone!! The silence was quite empowering. I will definitely try another session next year.
Andrea – Nov 2019
I have just returned from Laura and Janine’s Autumn Day Retreat at Crowhurst and there is a feeling of having been nourished in every sense. My state of being at the start of the day had altered completely by the end , but not only that – Laura and Janine provide hot and cold drinks and snacks and everyone brought a vegetarian plate to share and I can honestly say that lunch was delicious.
We were introduced to a number of Mindfulness practices that I will most certainly be taking in to my own meditation practice. Both Laura and Janine facilitated the day sensitively and expertly and their teaching style complemented each other perfectly.
Norman’s Wood is in a lovely rural location and the house and garden provide a wonderful space for the cultivation of inner peace and gratitude.
I was surprised (and a little disappointed) at how quickly the time passed – I left feeling that I wanted more. I will certainly be returning. Sharing silence with a group is a very special practice and I felt completely comfortable not ‘doing’ anything for the best part of a day.
Thank you to both of you, for a truly worthwhile experience.
David – July 2019
I started the course as I needed help with my depression. I now feel more relaxed in mind and body. I rate the tuition very highly.
Julienne – July 2019
This is a very beneficial way to learn how to deal with strong feelings. i am not so hard on myself now and and seem to appreciate things more.
Grace – July 2019
This course has kick started my practice. I am more relaxed and tolerant towards others. Less stressed and more able to self regulate.
Julia – July 2019
The world seems a brighter more interesting place. I am now now much better placed to respond instead of react which is a benefit.
Kiren – July 2019
I was recommended by my doctor to take this course as I was stressed, anxious and unable to sleep. I now feel much better and am sleeping better and able to cope more effectively with my stressors.
Rita – July 2019
I give the tuition 10/10. I have more inner space, am calmer with less anxiety and less hurried in my day. It is useful to know how to self-regulate. Just do it!!
Penny – Mar 2019
I now feel more energised and eager to continue with meditation. I can focus much better on tasks at work. I also connect with my feelings more easily.
Karolina – Mar 2019
I cannot thank you enough for the wonderful introduction to mindfulness and meditation. You have changed my life for the better. I loved learning the science behind the practices. I really appreciated your pragmatic and practical approach. Neuroplasticity, for me, is one of the most powerful discoveries of recent times and I can literally feel my brain rewiring.
Rachel – Mar 2019
I now feel lighter. I am more confident approaching difficult situations and I feel I can cope with the unexpected. I feel able to relax. I can respond to situations while maintaining my inner stillness. I feel excited, I want to reap the benefits of regular practice.
Jamie – Mar 2019
What I have learnt seems massively important. I can see how this might massively improve my wellbeing.
Clare – Mar 2019
I haven’t had any panic attacks or anxiety attacks since I started the 8 week course. I feel that I can resolve conflict more skillfully and and that I have less anger. I am calmer overall.
Jane – Feb 2019
Thanks. After the course I felt more self confident, more centred and motivated. The things I enjoyed were having time for me, the retreat and the group dynamics.
Edward -Jan 2019
Thanks for a very enjoyable retreat day. You kept it interesting and engaging through the day, not easy given all the different levels of experience. I hope to come to another mindfulness day very soon.
Anthony – Feb 2018
I now have a more relaxed approach to life in general. I have a greater awareness of my day-to-day life.
Ash – Feb 2018
I am now more aware of what is going on around me and know how to avoid getting wound up. I am more able to focus on the here and now.
Susan – Feb 2018
Before the course I was stressed and rushing, now I am calmer and more relaxed.
Jason – Feb 2018
The benefits of the course – I am more relaxed, not as stressed and am thinking about things with a different perspective.
Tara – Feb 2018
After the course I feel more energised and more able to live in the present. I am seeing things around me in a less judgmental way.
John – Feb 2018
After the course I feel more sanguine and laid back. I have had less arguments.
Anita – Feb 2018
I was looking for ways to reduce anxiety and I am now able to step back and calm down in situations which would have put me in a state.
Neil – Feb 2018
Janine, i would like to thank you for having such a positive impact and for being so warm in your approach, you really are excellent at what you do!
Laura – Dec 2017
I love the peace, warmth and acceptance that is found in these meditations.
Jane – Dec 2017
Janine, you bring so much joy to all around you, you really are a strong soul and so delicate, you help other people all the time and have no idea the impact you have on people.
Kathryn – Dec 2017
Janine, you have helped me so much and I am thankful.
Laura C – Dec 2017
The meditations have reduced the power of my fears which is astonishing. Thanks for all your encouragement.
Ann – Nov 2017
I am much stronger mentally and physically after the 8 week course. I now have a set of useful strategies for dealing with the continuing stresses in my life. I have new ways of seeing things and am less reactive and more considered.
Mari – Nov 2017
The benefits have been greater calmness, feeling invigorated, and more serenity. I will definitely carry on.
Fliss – Oct 2017
Janine makes the lessons so interesting, using personal experience, references to writers and Zen masters. She listens and talks with real warmth and compassion.
Lara – Oct 2017
I feel peaceful in the knowledge that I can control my stress levels and that I can quieten my mind.
Jackie – Oct 2017
The teaching was informal and informative. I would encourage people to try this as it is enjoyable and benficial both mentally and physically.
Vanessa – Feb 2017
I would recommend this course. It will change the way you manage situations. I am now experiencing more clarity, calm and ‘centredness’.
Michael – Feb 2017
I now have a better of realisation of me and have more control of my thinking.
Lara – Feb 2017
The tuition is excellent. I am enjoying my life, my family and my friends more. I am feeling empowered, much happier and less stressed.
Geeta – Feb 2017
I can definitely feel the benefits of this course. My head feels clearer. There is less tension in my shoulders & neck. I am not getting so worried about things that are not in my control.
Marilyn – Feb 2017
I feel calmer, more invigorated and feel appreciation more. I am much more serene and less uptight.
Kajen – Feb 2017
The tuition was very good, clear and showed understanding of the issues. There was good use of evidence to back up the theory. I have recommended this course to friends.
Felicity – September 2016
The benefits: my confidence has improved, my mental clarity has improved and there is more calmness generally.
Laura – September 2016
I definitely feel more present with my children and better able to cope with their demands. I am keen to continue.
Harry – July 2016
Before the course I was very stressed, anxious and tearful. Throughout the course i have experienced no further panic attacks. I have a generally lower level of stress and now have the ability to notice feelings without reacting to them.
Caroline – July 2016
Janine is a really clear teacher – I like her clarity and her enthusiasm and passion for meditation.
Nadia – July 2016
The course has been very helpful and I will try to keep it up in daily life. I
sometimes notice how relaxed my body is, and that I am “in the present”
Lesley – July 2016
I feel less stressed after the course, more open to the world around me and definitely feeling the benefits of gratitude practice.
Amanda – July 2016
I feel better than I did at the beginning and more mentally aware of my patterns of thinking. I am very keen to keep it up.
Rebecca – May2016
Learning mindfulness has been a revelation. I feel more equipped to deal with negative thoughts. I have benefited by being less stressed and more able to live in the moment.
Ali – May 2016
I feel enthusiastic. I really think this will enhance my life and those around me. The tuition was excellent and I am going to miss it.
Abdul – May 2016
I now feel in good mental health, more positive about life, less stressed, and am sleeping much better.
Asif – May 2016
I now feel calmer, more accepting of myself and more confident. I intend to carry on, practice, learn more and share. I advise you to do it – it really is NOT mumbo jumbo!
John – May 2016
I feel very positive and have enrolled for the 9 week ‘Insight Course’ as I feel a lot better, although nothing much has changed externally.
Sonum – May 2016
I now feel calmer, more confident, and much more self aware. I feel a lot more ‘awake’ and feel it has changed my life for the better.
Terry – May 2016
I have realised that I can easily fit meditation into my day and I feel that I can carry this forward. The teaching was clear and concise.
Glyn – March 2016
I now feel I have a more constructive view of life and have learnt some very useful tools and strategies. I am feeling better in myself and more relaxed. The informative discussions were very useful.
Veronica – March 2016
The tuition was excellent, extremely thought provoking and questions were answered very insightfully. I am feeling calmer, more in control and more grounded.
Sarah H – March 2016
I started the course because of panic attacks and anxiety. I now feel more relaxed, more focused on my needs and more at peace. The tuition was amazing to be honest. The benefits have been too many to mention.
Andrew – March 2016
I now feel calmer and better able to control myself. The tuition was excellent and very energising. I feel motivated to keep going.
Ray – March 2016
After the Wellbeing course I feel much calmer. My blood pressure was ok after a recent doctor;s visit and I feel I have taken a very positive step in my life.
Mike S – December 2015
After the Insight course I feel better. I am sharper and more based within myself. I feel I know myself better.
Kite – December 2015
I am strongly motivated to continue as I am seeing changes already. I am a calmer person in general.
Rachel – December 2015
I am more able to allow myself ‘to be’ and recognise when I am racing off mentally. I really want to continue and feel fairly positive about that. This course helps you create time for yourself.
Christine – December 2015
Stopping to appreciate things has been beneficial, as has being more aware.
Zoe F – December 2015
I feel more resilient, and as if I am carrying less baggage. I am less judgmental. I have lower blood pressure and less palpitations. I am happier and less stressed. I’m having more fun and living more healthily. I worry less about the future.
Sarah – December 2015
The tuition was first rate – human, warm and pitched at the right level. I felt informed and safe. I have experienced health and mood benefits. Several major relationships have been transformed. I feel full of hope.
Winnie – September 2015
The tuition was excellent, and the tutor was approachable and open. I now appreciate things more.
Sarah P – September 2015
I now feel calm (most of the time) and in better health. I am less tired, more aware and sleeping much better. I feel confident I can deal better with tricky situations.
Zoe – September 2015
I am calmer at work therefore more effective. I am more present with my children. I am kinder to myself.
Chris A- September 2015
I liked the practical techniques for real life situations. I have used them and they work.
Debbie B – July 2015
I truly believe that something has opened up and shifted in my thinking and beliefs. I hope I can remain focused and will attend the top up classes that have been scheduled each month. I recommend mindfulness as it really brings changes to stubborn negative thoughts and behaviour. The tuition was first class.
Sharon – July 2015
I am generally calmer and happier. Colleagues at work have commented on it. I even sent my husband on a course.
Julie T – July 2015
The insight course – very good strong teaching backed up by good course material. I now feel stronger with a good insight into myself.
Sarah – July 2015
At the beginning of the insight course I felt frantic and fragile. I now feel I am not reacting as strongly and I feel calmer. I have met some lovely people and that has made me feel normal. Just do it! Embrace it!
Jane L – July 2015
After the insight course, I feel more open, more chilled, more objective, less judgemental, more focused and less chaotic. I would not hesitate to recommend this to anyone.
Sue – July 2015
The benefits of doing the insight course – more awareness, and thinking about things in a more informed way. I am cautiously optimistic but worried that I won’t stay disciplined.
Paul S – July 2015
I am feeling very positive and wondering why I didn’t do this before. The teacher is calm, thoughtful, and inspiring. I have made some great contacts. The insight course has definitely improved both my self esteem and self confidence.
Jonathan – July 2015
The tuition was first class – I would like Janine to teach my work colleagues as I feel it would improve my workplace. I feel I have gained insights into my personality and am fulfilled and eager to continue.
Paul – July 2015
After the insight course I feel physically good, mentally clear and emotionally strong.Just do it, it could be life changing.
Hazel – July 2015
I feel inspired. Also very calm and very “at one” with who I am. I am enjoying the little things in life, Janine is inspiring and the group dynamic is very supportive.
Jane – June 2015
I have been attending a Mindfulness course every week for about 3 months now with the lovely Janine in the South Street Cafe in Isleworth, Middlesex. When I started the course I couldn’t imagine what an impact it would have on my life and what wonderful people I would meet. I didn’t think I could take to meditation but it has totally changed my chaotic and busy mind and it feels so noticibly calmer. There is homework to do yourself eg meditating, but I also started reading things I didn’t think I would, going places and doing things that never occured to me.
I can’t stress enough how wonderful mindfulness is and what a difference to your life it can make. It’s not mumbo jumbo, nor a religion or a cult following but just an individual way to help you see clearly through your stress filled fog of a brain.
Sandra – May 2015
I am very inspired to continue as I am calmer, more focused, much more engaged with other people and really living in the moment. I would encourage anyone to do this as there are so many positive benefits
Millie – May 2015
The tuition was excellent – clear, well researched and nurturing.
Kate – May 2015
My husband has decided to do Janine’s course and I have recommended this to many of my friends.
Jane – May 2015
There have been loads of benefits – I am more patient, thoughtful, happy, aware, placid, deliberate, conscientious, focused and less chaotic.
Vicki – May 2015
I found myself nodding along with everything and life making more sense. I realise it is ok for me to me.
Katie – May 2015
Janine puts you completely at ease, which is vital for a complete beginner or novice like me. I am now a happier person and feel better equipped to deal with life in general.
Susie – May 2015
The tuition was fantastic, warm and encouraging. I am now more aware of what is not working for me and this is helping to prevent panic.
Julie – March 2015
After the course I now feel more alive, more aware and able to relax. Don’t contemplate doing the course, just do it.
Kate – March 2015
The benefits – I have been being able to control panic reactions and stress levels. I rate the tuition 10/10.
Jon – March 2015
I feel energised with a sense of happiness. I feel that each day is an opportunity for experience, learning and sharing. I feel more confident and braver. The benefits for me were life changing.
Paul M – March 2015
I now understand and accept my emotions and have no difficulty expressing them. Mentally I am more focused and clear. It feels like a lifelong journey and I am looking forward to it very much.
Tony – March 2015
The benefits have meant I can cope with work better and it has enhanced my self belief.
Paul S – March 2015
My self esteem has improved. My confidence is much better and I am less inclined to focus on what others might think of me. I would not hesitate to recommend this course.
Margaret – March 2015
I now feel calm and much more present. I am enjoying a new serenity and and a general feeling of joy and happiness. I keep telling my friends to do the course because they will benefit.
Laura – March 2015
I feel calmer, more able to take a step back and see what is really happening. I am more thoughtful and aware. The classes were like a bit of therapy each week.
Jen – March 2015
I give the tuition 10/10. Although I have had some problems at work I am more able to accept myself.
Paul M – February 2015
10 out of 10 for the course, and for Janine. You completely engage with Janine as she guides you through step by step, and passes on her own experiences of mindfulness & meditation. My approach to life and living it has changed in a way i could not have imagined thanks to this course and Janine. Hope it works for you too x
Paul S – February 2015
Having attended a Mindfulness course with Janine, this course comes highly recommended. I couldn’t agree more about being able to change your life. You’ve changed mine for sure.
Hazel – December 2014
After the course I feel calmer, far kinder to myself, far more empathetic towards others, more positive and grateful for what I have. I feel calmer about work and have a noticeable drop in the knots in my back and shoulders
Sharon – December 2014
After the course I feel calmer, and now have some ability to stand back and not get too involved in events. I have a tool to relax me when the going gets tough. Janine is a lovely lady and very knowledgeable.
Angelica – December 2014
I am still very busy but now have a tool to help me calm down. I am calmer and really keen to continue.
Alastair – December 2014
The tuition was very good. I love the interaction, the interesting information and the sound psychological underpinning of the topic. The benefits have been stress reduction, more empathy and better relationships. I feel very positive about carrying on.
Michael – July 2014
The tutor was very good at getting ideas across to the class. The way she answered questions, in depth, was very helpful.
Dave – July 2014
Janine is very friendly and helpful. I feel inspired to carry on.
Prina – July 2014
Janine has been fabulous and provided great insight into mindfulness & meditation and the benefits of the practice. Everything was explained in a lovely thorough way, and I have been spreading the word.
Debbie – July 2014
The tuition was excellent. The course was so easy to understand and I got valuable insights that motivated and inspired me. I had experience of another course where I felt a bit intimidated. I am so glad I enrolled on Janine’s course.
Mike – June 2014
I am sending this recommendation for Janine’s Mindfulness course.
It has been very good for me, as someone who worries about time and what to do with it.
I have been known to get agitated over simple things, but am learning to use
Mindfulness as a remedy. If things are pressing down on me and I feel my self being
agitated I go into the mode. I stand “in the moment”, by breathing regularly for a
short moment. I am soon in control again and move happily on.
Janine has a very friendly way of delivering the material and the instructions. She makes
it very understandable.
I have just two more sessions left and really do not want it to end.
Just on a practical note, I can tell you from experience that Janine’s prices are very reasonable.
Faisal – May 2014
The tuition has been very balanced and I am confident I will continue to practice Mindfulness
Debbie – May 2014
I was very impressed with the tuition, it was informative and calming
Anna – May 2014
The tuition was really good. Janine has a lovely calm manner and inspires me to meditate
Michelle M – April 2014
I loved the tuition and found Janine very welcoming. She has a great level of knowledge and I learnt a lot from her experiences and stories. I feel really positive about keeping up my practice. There is such a benefit in meeting once a week with a lovely group of people.
Michelle N – April 2014
The tuition was good. Janine was very open about her own experiences and that helped us to connect with her. I want to recommend that everyone gives it a try
Jane – April 2014
Thank you for the class last night – I found it very helpful and the discipline of going and the supportive company as well as the clear and inspiring teaching and guidance are all very conducive to helping me (and I think all of us) to learn and appreciate the value of meditation.