Before meeting Marlene I'd struggled with my mind for over 10 years. I'd had some counselling, tried medication and been put in front of a psychiatrist but nothing really stuck and I was convinced I'd always be a little bit 'mad' and a little bit 'sad'. In the middle of 2016 I really hit a low point. Although I was doing my dream job and I liked the work, the environment and the people were slowly driving me into a deep depression and I piled on weight, became really angry, and I wasn't very nice to be around. I was permanently on edge too, and spent most of my time thinking about the worst case scenario for everything. It was exhausting and my brain, although it's always been active, had never been so noisy.
In the summer of 2016 I started taking anti depressants and these helped to level me out and allow me to sleep and function better, but I was still treating my emotions and feelings with food, booze and spending money on things I didn't need. In short, I was behaving in extremes. From unhealthy relationships and crazy fitness and diet regimes that couldn't last, to going out and spending hundreds of pounds on a night out, or eating several packets of biscuits, I felt completely out of control, which was perpetuating my anxiety.
Eventually, I began to feel like I was becoming dependant on my medication to feel level and that was something I really didn't want. Work was getting worse and worse by the day, and my Mum started to notice changes in my mood and behaviour when I had forgotten to take my medication. Both of us were really concerned by this and I realised I had hit rock bottom and something had to change.
I was recommended Marlene by a friend of my Mum's and I have to admit I was initially sceptical. I like things that make sense, my brain loves an explanation and I assumed that energy healing would be rooted in the mystical, but I was willing to give it a go. I was willing to give ANYTHING a go! I was also really nervous because previous counselling experiences were actually quite harrowing and often left me feeling worse. However, the minute I met Marlene I immediately felt calm and knew I was in the right place. We had an instant connection and she seemed to know exactly how to communicate with me to make me feel comfortable and make sense of my noisy brain.
In traditional counselling I've always found that you spew your feelings out and go home, whereas Marlene listened to me and helped me to understand WHY I was feeling the way I felt. As I suspected, the majority of my issues were rooted in my self esteem and self worth.
After two sessions I had the clarity and the confidence to look at my life and see what had to change. I plucked up the courage to quit my toxic job with no further employment to go to and I had an instant sense of calm.
Without that weight of negativity blocking me, Marlene and I were able to work on some of my other issues, things that have always been a problem for me, and she helped me to make sense of why I was feeling the way I did about certain things. She gave me the tools to continue working on these issues myself as they are now no longer a problem day-to-day. Things that I had found challenging before, like family events, overthinking non-issues, and feeling inadequate were suddenly easy to navigate.
Leaving Marlene's is totally different to leaving a counselling or psychiatry session. I can't quite put it into words, but the sense of calm one feels is incredible. In particular the feeling of the ability to push away other peoples' negativity was really helpful to me. I'm an empath and my
Own energy had been clouded by that of so many others, now I'm able to push their negativity away and focus on myself.
A couple of months and four sessions on, I have a new, much better job and am writing this testimonial from holiday in New Zealand where I am travelling around on my own for three weeks. Yes, I have the odd wobble but I now have the tools to reason myself out of it, and, failing that, Marlene is at the end of the phone or an email.
I am struggling to put in to words just how valuable my experience with Marlene has been, but, without wanting to sound hyperbolic, because I truly mean every word of this, she has changed my life. I now understand how it feels to be calm and content and also grounded, which I don't think I have ever felt before. In fact, I've had several groups of friends approach me and say that they 'didn't want to say' but they had been worried about me and I 'wasn't myself' and they were (without knowing I had been having healings) so pleased to see me looking so much happier and healthier.
If you're ready to feel better, or change, and you're willing to work at it, I really can't recommend any service more than energy healing, and anyone more than Marlene. - 20-02-2017