Testimonials

I can’t thank you enough for your kind, thoughtful, patient, insightful and magical approach to helping me overcome issues that plagued me my entire life. Binge eating and alcohol and nicotine abuse were reactions that I chose whenever I was in a heightened state of stress and anxiety. I consciously knew I was making self-destructive choices during such times and that they were temporary “fixes” that ultimately exacerbated other problems such as weight gain and asthma, and all I wanted was to know how to just calm myself down without resorting to medication. You taught me how. You unlocked a door in my mind that had been slammed shut years before, no doubt as a coping response I adopted as a child. For the first time in my life I feel balanced and centered, and even though stressful and anxiety-provoking situations still arise, I am choosing to handle them in a thoughtful, considered way and I am really enjoying the automatic positive outlook I now have– all thanks to you! I know that if I ever find myself slipping back into old coping behaviors that I can come to you for a “tune-up” and I take comfort in that knowledge. For now, everything is holding steady and I really appreciate all that you taught me. You totally ROCK!

V.M. Writer – Los Angeles, USA

I had a fantastic experience at the first Empacting Mindfulness session. Sherly is a special person: extremely calming and authoritative and offers such a safe and generous energy to the group. It was a brilliant introduction to the process and I was so satisfied with what I achieved in such a short space of time – that’s a real testament to yours and Sherly’s skill.  I will attend as many meetings as possible when I return to LA and will be recommending them to others enthusiastically. Thank you my friend.

Theo Devaney (Actor: “Supernatural,” ” Psych.”) – London, England

The meditation really helped me examine events/emotions. Def feels like I grew there. I’m so impressed I got into a deep trance! I feel amazing!

Nancy Xu (IT – Film Industry) – Seattle, USA

I’m a TV Producer of almost 20 years, but I worked as an actor for ten years through out my 20’s, and for me the mindfulness practice I cultivated as a young woman has given me the tools to navigate the entertainment industry and remain present and open to what ever comes my way. With Sherly’s guidance through this powerful workshop I was able to deepen that practice. Sherly’s experience as a healing Practitioner and her desire to offer a clear and simple practice to Actors and Artist on their journey is obviously genuine and born of years of experience running a thriving practice. I felt safe and secure in her hands.

Daniella D’Angelo (TV Producer/ Writer) – Los Angeles, USA

I’ve had perhaps 10 sessions with Sherly and each one has done something positive for me. Our sessions have been incredibly transformative. Sherly is caring, insightful, friendly, and intelligent. The sessions have been helpful on multiple levels, since we talk about my issues, practice relaxation, and do hypnotherapy.

For example, anxiety has been a big issue my whole life. After more than 10 years seeing a psychologist, I have a better understanding of what was going on but I’ve never fully addressed it to my satisfaction. In one session, Sherly helped me end most of my anxiety, the debilitating part. Now if I feel anxiety rising up inside me, which amazingly since that session rarely happens, I have a simple way that to address it so that it no longer gets anywhere near to the point of overwhelming me and instead just dissipates and basically disappears.

I still can’t believe this has happened since for so much of my life anxiety had such control over me but now it no longer does.

Every session has been helpful in important ways with the issues that we’ve worked on. I only have the most positive things to say about Sherly and her practice. She has helped me greatly.

Thank you Sherly!

J.G. Artist – Los Angeles, USA

Within just a few sessions I had completely stopped all alcohol consumption. This was possible by focusing on what is universally understood to be beneficial for every person. All this was done with wisdom, care and tenderness.

S.M. Attorney – Los Angeles, USA

Sherly blew my expectations out of the water!!! I saw her in order to address a series of issues with which I had been unable to overcome with traditional methods. Sherly is warm, compassionate and an expert. I now have less stress, more clarity and am able to make better choices.

B.B. Business Executive – Los Angeles, USA

When I first met with Sherly, I was suffering from chronic anxiety, pervasive fear of the future, bitterness towards myself and others over the past, and an overall depression that was stifling my relationships and enjoyment of life. Sherly’s multi-faceted approach of combining traditional talk therapy, guided meditation, hypnotic suggestion and daily positive reinforcement exercises acted as a catalyst in breaking the cycle of despair I had been experiencing for some years. Though consciously aware of my irrational stress for some time, I had been unable to affect change until my sessions with Sherly, who in accessing my subconscious helped precipitate change from the inside out. Through an enjoyable and liberating re-framing of my psychological process, my life is no longer in the clutches of fear or regret and I am able to confidently live in each moment as it comes. A wonderful result of Sherly’s method and witnessable proof to others of it’s effectiveness has been my cessation of alcohol use– which had been daily and significant for many, many years- ending with remarkably little effort after five sessions; the alcoholism hadn’t even been addressed in those sessions, but through addressing the underlying negative thought patterns the symptom ceased to function. I highly recommend Sherly to anyone like myself, who are aware that they are in a continuous cycle of negativity but have so far been unsuccessful at making a significant and lasting change in their state of being. With Sherly’s help I now am able to appreciate and enjoy life in a way that makes me feel lighter, freer, younger; and rather than a burden, a blessing to others and myself.

R.W. Musician/Composer – Los Angeles, USA

When I came to see Sherly, I was in a rut. I couldn’t get out of bed before 4pm. I couldn’t socialize or take many calls. For around 6 years, most of my days were spent eating when I got up then going straight to bed. I had been taking Zoloft for the past 11 years. I had a lot of physical illness too, including arthritis and had a heart valve replacement due to various heart problems.

I don’t know or understand what she did to me but the best description I can give is that it was like she took my brains out and placed it in a washing machine in mid-cycle, then placed them back in! With each session we had, I somehow felt clearer and better. This continued until I felt so good, I just didn’t want or need to take the Zoloft anymore.

Now, I am able to get out of bed and get stuff done and even socialize. The other day, I even had brunch with my nephew! Unheard of for the past 11 years of my life! Thank you, Sherly. I still don’t understand it but I just know that it works!

J.B. Retired Ambulance officer – Sydney, Australia

Thank you so much for your help. I have seen so many other therapists but you helped me on a very real and experiential level with my depression. You also actually cared about me getting better and I truly appreciate that.

A.K. IT Marketing – Sydney, Australia

I had been a smoker for 30 years. I honestly didn’t think anything could help me stop … but I am amazed and happy to say that I am now a non-smoker and loving it! And I really don’t miss smoking at all. I wouldn’t have believed it was possible but it truly is!

Thank you so much, Sherly. You literally saved my life.

C.M. Interior designer – Sydney, Australia

I have been on anti depressants and have seen a lot of therapists for the past ten years, on and off. They were ok but they didn’t really help me other than having someone to verbally express to. When I started having sessions with Sherly, I felt a change within me even from our very first one. Sherly helped me with my self esteem and confidence and I am truly grateful. I had felt better with therapists in the past but not that deep and not that quickly.

Thank you, Sherly. Keep doing what you’re doing, we need more of you in this world!

B.C. mother of three – Sydney, Australia

I was a nervous wreck when I first started sessions with Sherly. I was really anxious and I was having panic attacks every night. The littlest thing would stress me out and I didn’t even know why. After only a few of our sessions, my panic attacks went away completely.

Now I can handle stress better…I still have my highs and lows, but I realize that everyone does and it is ok. Thank you, Sherly for having faith in me even when I didn’t.

Your calm energy is very soothing and your positive outlook on life is quite contagious.

M.B. student – Sydney, Australia

Thank you for helping me with my claustrophobic phobia. I can now do all these things that I thought would not be a part of my life. Before I couldn’t even be in small rooms or ever go to the dentist. Now I don’t even feel an ounce of fear or panic when I go into lifts! I also made it to the dentist!

J.C. Marketing – Sydney, Australia

I just wanted to thank you for the hypnotherapy…it works!

K.P. School teacher – Sydney, Australia

I was sceptical and I must admit, a bit afraid, but Sherly has an amazing energy and presence that puts you at ease. I didn’t feel like I was being judged which was extremely comforting for me.

Above and beyond her skills with the treatment is her capability to connect and provide a safe environment. Through her patience, kindness and knowledge I have been able to release and rise above the doubt and fear that plagued me for so many years.

Thank you, from the bottom of my heart, Sherly.

M.T. Musician and Writer – Sydney, Australia

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