To start off, not coming from an armed forces background I felt like somewhat of a fraud; ‘How could my petty problems or issues be anything compared to what these people who have been through warzones and seen combat have experienced’. It turns out I could not have been more wrong.

For years I had gone through cycles of anger that seemed to come from nowhere and I couldn’t explain. I self medicated with alcohol for years but never realized what I was doing – it was the norm and to me there was nothing wrong – but deep down I always knew that the ways I was behaving were not right. I had seen a ‘traditional’ therapist years ago and combined with meds it seemed to work for awhile but nothing worked long term and ultimately the self medication came back.

Finding Talking2minds was what I can only describe as an epiphany. I’ll admit that the week before my change course I went through a gauntlet of emotions which I now see was fear of the unknown and also fear of change – after all, everything I had know as normality for years was about to change.

Having done the change program in January, all I can say is ‘wow’!!!! What a difference 4 days can make. It is nothing short of amazing. It is so very gentle. Not having to deal with the content of where the issues began makes the whole experience both safe and comfortable.

You may be thinking – ‘Well what difference can 4 days make compared to the years of shit I’ve gone through’…..well 3 months on from the course and not only does it work and keep working – it actually gets better and better.

I would honestly say, hand on heart, if everyone did this course the world would be a place of peace and understanding. My relationships with friends and loved ones have all improved in vast and unseen ways. I finally have a life rather than an existence.

So to Andy L and everyone there at T2m thank you for giving me back my life. I have now completed my practitioner training and am looking forward to doing my master practitioner training so that I can help to give back to others that need and want a new direction in there lives.