“I had thought of taking part in the process for many years before actually doing it, but always found an excuse for not going; this was despite my husband and some of my closest friends having gone through and raved about it!

I felt great fear at the prospect of having to face my fears and deal with what ever may ‘come up’ during my time there…and sometimes it is easier to keep ones head in the sand and plod along, because, let’s be frank: change is scary.

I have always been plagued by a hideously low self esteem-I had tons of self confidence, but inside I hated myself a lot of the time. I was convinced  this lack of self esteem stemmed from a difficult and sometimes abusive childhood. The scars of my youth had haunted me all my adult life and sometimes led me down some very dark places indeed. I was trapped by my past, unable to move forward. I was absolutely functioning on the outside, but my heart was heavy.

I knew that to move on and grow as a human being I would have to look at and heal some of my past hurts…and where could help me safely do this? Penninghame.

I had seen the massive (positive) shift in my husband and I suppose I thought if it could help a cynical and hardheaded bloke like him (he is a Forman builder, famously gruff!) then it could help me too.

Eventually I plucked up the courage to contact the Penninghame team and can now say with my hand firmly on my heart, that this was the bravest, most valuable decision  I’ve ever made.

I won’t tell you about the process because that is for you to experience with your own eyes and heart.

What I will tell you is that it changed my life.

Beautifully, gently; sometimes with great sweeping shifts; other times with hesitant baby steps…I had the breakthrough I was looking for and more.

People often ask me what the process consists of: all I can say is that it’s there to help you heal yourself in the most loving, kind and heroic way possible. I call it the greatest gift you could ever give yourself.  Go.”

Linzi

“I used to have a drink problem which nearly destroyed me and my family. I stopped drinking by using a 12 step programme.

But I wanted to go deeper and discover why I drank in the first place. The Penninghame Process was suggested to me by a friend. I didn’t have a clue what to expect , I’d never done any self development workshops before. I signed up and did the process 6 years ago. I used to live in Scotland and it stirred many memories within me when I journeyed North. I arrived on a cold November night, the man that walked in was not the man that left. It was over a 6 days but it felt like a life time. The only advice I’d been given was give it 100% by a friend that had already done it. I did and I got a lot from it. I discovered feelings and what they were, I was given the tools to take responsibility for my anger. The Penninghame Process gave me my life back. I’m not full of anger, revenge or blame also it has helped me with my family. If you are thinking of doing it, it will change your life and the friendships I made there are still strong to this day.”

Dave

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