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TESTIMONIALS

FEEDBACK FROM SOME OF OUR AMAZING ATTENDEE's IN 2017

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very satisfied response

I enjoy the moment so much more, I am not searching for anything else I am present and engaged in my life rather then being locked up in my mind.

I found the course insightful, uplifting, relaxing enjoyable and overall an amazing experience. I am much more likely to stop and think before acting, I feel a lot calmer and able to deal with my emotions. I enjoy the moment so much more, I am not searching for anything else I am present and engaged in my life rather then being locked up in my mind.

 The course was well organised and delivered in a wonderful way! Dan has the most amazing humour and never takes himself to seriously which I loved! You can see he really Cares about what he does and this emanates in his classes! Overall just a wonderful human being who has time for others and has a genuine want to help! I felt so relaxed in the classes and after, dan has the most amazing time of voice! He had made me less judgemental of myself and others. Cannot thank him enough

Danielle

My mind has been so much more calmer

My mind has been so much more calmer. I have had only one set back in the 5 weeks I have attended and love how I now have some really effective tools to help me

Daniel is calm, easy to relate to and open up to and passionate about helping people. I feel quite gutted the 5 weeks are over so quickly!!

Deborah

Daniel was very welcoming and made me feel comfortable and at ease

I was apprehensive to begin with but Daniel made everyone feel very much at ease. I have taken on board what I have been learning on the course and am trying to incorporate the information into my daily life. I am finding it very useful.

Daniel was very welcoming and made me feel comfortable and at ease. He is very passionate about his work and I feel his enthusiasm spills over onto to his pupils

Joann

We both thoroughly enjoyed the course, we find the stop and breath has been very useful in our daily lives.

We both thoroughly enjoyed the course, we find the stop and breath has been very useful in our daily lives. 

 
 

We found Daniels main strength is the way he delivers and covers the topic of mindfulness and meditation. The tone of his voice is ideal very suitable for these courses.

Don

People have commented on how I seem and look calmer, so he must have passed on some of this in class

I have tried to do a meditation a day, be it a short one or a longer one. I try to do some breathing if I am somewhere I can.

 
 

Daniel is very calm, has a wonderful soothing voice that encourages serenity. People have commented on how I seem and look calmer, so he must have passed on some of this in class. Am very pleased Macmillan suggested this class to me and I hope to do another.

Lynn

I started with no experience of mediation/mindfulness and am now using it every day

I started with no experience of mediation/mindfulness and am now using it every day. I am finding it really helping with getting off to sleep at night. I think it’s helping me at work too and seems to make decision making easier and helps focus the mind during particularly hectic days.

Daniel is a good coach, he is welcoming and approachable and explains the meditations in a way that is easy to understand and follow. The daily emails were very helpful too. I will miss these…
Wendy

I have in just 5 weeks developed alternative mechanisms for coping with stress and anxiety.

I have in just 5 weeks developed alternative mechanisms for coping with stress and anxiety.

Dan is completely passionate about mindfulness but without being forceful. Dan totally accepts that some things will work and others won’t. He totally respects people and how they feel and doesn’t go into personal situations of why people are attending the course. Dan’s calming influence over the class definitely rubbed off leaving all participants feeling relaxed at the end of the session.

Noush

am already noticing changes in my day to day awareness

I enjoyed the course a lot and has given me lots of tips to help me discipline myself with the practice. I am already noticing changes in my day to day awareness but I know I will struggle disciplining myself to do the meditations but I will try!

Dan was very personable, approachable and showed a lot of passion for the subject of mindfulness. I found him relatable too, as well as sincere and no pretentiousness which is a preconceived idea I have about some people that practice some of the more spiritual treatments, albeit this is potentially a bit unfair!

Mich

Highly recommend his courses.

I have definitely grown in confidence & including the practice into my daily routine on a more regular basis, it has given me the motivation to keep going on my own

Dan is a great teacher, he explains everything well, is relaxed & engaging. He has motivated me to ensure I practice outside the class, yet is supportive if you have had trouble in doing so. Highly recommend his courses.

Vicky

I suffer anxiety issues from time to time, and I have found the course invaluable. I can't believe how calm it has enabled me to be and non judgemental.

I loved this course, and I have signed up for the follow up. I suffer anxiety issues from time to time, and I have found the course invaluable. I can’t believe how calm it has enabled me to be and non judgemental.

I think Dan is a fantastic teacher, he has a very calm way about him, whilst remaining professional, he makes you feel as if you have known him ages. His strengths were is patience, always there if you need him, and I find his meditations really good. I can’t think of any weaknesses. This is the first time I have studies Mindfulness, and wish I had discovered it years ago.

Carole

However, in the short 5 weeks I've progressed to an average of 4 meditations a week, feel calmer in myself, as a result am sleeping better and more equipped to deal with difficult situations.

As a previous sceptic of meditation and mindfulness I decided to give it a try to help me push away the stresses of work/life and to help me deal with difficult situations. I guess I initially saw meditation as a bit of a “hippy” thing and considered it to be a last resort. However, in the short 5 weeks I’ve progressed to an average of 4 meditations a week, feel calmer in myself, as a result am sleeping better and more equipped to deal with difficult situations. I’ve learnt that it’s ok so be a bit stressed. And that it’s not just me. And that I can deal with things. Thanks dan!

 
 

Dan came across as a very friendly and approachable teacher. I was a bit sceptical about meditation and mindfulness initially but was put at ease initially via email (where he responded to some of my probably quite neurotic sounding questions!) and during all the classes. I would definetly attend dans classes again. Nothing felt forced and I wasn’t made to feel bad because I couldn’t quite get the practice initially.

Emily

I loved the course, it taught me the basics on the different types of meditation and purpose of mindfulness

I loved the course, it taught me the basics on the different types of meditation and purpose of mindfulness. Understanding the informal practice has helped me to become more considered and aware of my thoughts and behaviours. It’s takes a long time to change behaviours and habits but realising what I’m doing has been the biggest start.

Daniel is a brilliant teacher. He is very genuine, honest and open. I think it’s really important to know the background of your teaching so you can understand the journey for people and how it can help them. He engaged everyone in the room from the start and made a very relaxed environment. As Daniel’s personal journey develops and matures I’m sure he will just keep on getting better and better at teaching the practice and techniques to others.

Tessa

It is helping in calming my racing mind

Was a great introduction to a subject I knew little about, I have found that I have been able to incorporate practice into my daily life and it is helping in calming my racing mind and giving me other tools when faced with difficult situations.

 
 

He gave clear instruction and explained each step as to why we were doing it and possible effects

Donna

It continues tp help at work with stress levels. I am learning to stop and take a breath.

Trying to practice every day. It continues tp help at work with stress levels. I am learning to stop and take a breath.

Very personable made me feel relaxed. He answered all our questions in an informative manner giving good examples.

Jo

It re-energised my practice of mindfulness

 It re-energised my practice of mindfulness and I loved the way we were reminded that there weren’t wrong things, and to be kind to ourselves.
 
Dan made me feel comfortable and encouraged his passion and enthusiasm are wonderful.
Alison

never made you feel like he was doing something that we couldn't do.

Really enjoyed it . Wish it wasnt over and hope I will continue meditation on my own.

Very aproachable, good advice given. Kept it a normal level never made you feel like he was doing something that we couldn’t do.

Fiona

Daniel is relaxed and knows his subject inside out so this means that he can teach it very well.

Dan was extremely accessible and passionate about his subject and his enthusiasm is contagious.

Daniel is relaxed and knows his subject inside out so this means that he can teach it very well. He puts you at ease and will go out of his way to help you get the most out of the course. Thank you

Jayne

TESTIMONIALS FROM SOME OF OUR AMAZING ATTENDEE's IN 2016

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I'd advise anyone to take a class or Workshop!

I could not be more happy that I stumbled across this Facebook page! 

After attending two of Dans workshops I am already feeling the benefits of becoming more aware in the present moment through mindfulness and meditation

Dan delivers his classes in such a way that make you feel at ease with being in a group and asking questions! 

He has an amazing sense of humour, a genuine want to help! A massive heart, is 100% non judgemental and is very authentic. 

I’d advise anyone to take a class or Workshop! Thanks Dan you are a star

Danielle

It made me think and stop on my day to day stuff.

 I found the course very helpful…it made me think and stop on my day to day stuff…and try look at a situation in a different light…always good to take that 5/10 minutes for yourself…I definitely will be using Daniels tips.

Daniel is a great teacher…he knew his stuff well…to be honest I really don’t think he has any weakness…Daniel was also very friendly…he made us feel welcomed…seemed down to earth and very relaxed about life…a stress free man…He would always allow time for any questions or concerns that any of us had…Lovely man…thank you so much for having me on your course x

Avelino

I feel more confident about moving forward in my life.

The course has taught me many things , but mainly that I CAN be mindful and meditate . The course has also provoked thought. I feel more confident about moving forward in my life.

I have nothing negative to say about Daniel, I went with no expectations and it was all positive .

Carole

Dan was very engaging and approachable. Captured our attention throughout

The whole course went really well, use it a lot now in daily life.

Dan was very engaging and approachable. Captured our attention throughout

Polly

I feel enlightened by the experience really !

Much more present in my life and getting more out of simple things ! Also listening and caring more about others. Taking more interest in strangers 🙂

A real genuine guy who is able to help you capture the essence of what mindfulness is in a way that wants you to change! I feel enlightened by the experience really !

Shirley

I am more aware of the world around me, calmer and is helping me with my anxiety.

I am more aware of the world around me, calmer and is helping me with my anxiety.

Daniel is approachable and you can sense he is ready to help. I feel he is honest and caring.

Judith

It's changed my outlook on life everyday

 It’s changed my outlook on life everyday

G

I am 100% more mindful now than before the course

The course went well, and after each session, I felt happy and content, and usually slept very well the following night. I am 100% more mindful now than before the course. Meditation is in progress, but it is happening slowly but surely.

Daniel is down to earth, very knowledgeable, approachable and very funny.

Claude

He is calm, inspiring and explains the subject well

It gave me a great insight in to meditation and mindfulness and gave me a great start to build on whilst exploring meditation

He is calm, inspiring, explains his subject well in a way that is easy to follow and encourages self practice with handy hints, tips and tasks to follow at home. He made me feel at ease, motivated and calm

Jenny

The course has taught me and opened my mind to meditation

It was great, the course has taught me and opened my mind to meditation and helped me to be more mindful everyday, to stop and breathe when I find myself to be stressed and to think what can I do to make the next moment better.

From the first session Dan made us feel at ease and relaxed. There was a nice atmosphere, with kindness and non judgement. We could just be ourselves, learning to be kind not just to others but to ourselves to, while Dan teaching us to incorporate mindfulness and meditation to everyday life.

May

Dan was very welcoming, happy to be approached with questions

Dan was excellent in providing a range of tools and techniques to be fully present and was very supportive when we discussed challenges we were experiencing with the formal practice. Dan was very welcoming, happy to be approached with questions and was accepting of us in our journey to being able to capture the moment.

 

Dan was amazing, I couldn’t think of anyway he could support the course attenders more. Dan was happy to provide the meditation solutions on a different platform when I stated I could not access drop box. I would (and already have) recommend this course to anyone wanting to develop their learning and experience in mindfulness.

Kate

Completely changed my life!

Meditation confidence grown.

Mindfulness confidence grown.

Completely changed my life!

 
 

Daniel is a fantastic teacher who is considerate to all.

Lauren

Dan is calming and most of all real, easy to learn from as he related things to 'normal' life

The course went really well, have learnt tools which I have been using at work and home, I feel confident in using daily now and am looking forward to taking to the next level

Dan is calming and most of all real, easy to learn from as he related things to ‘normal’ life

Claire

The course has brought me a sense of relief, to find that others are struggling with emotions which sometimes make you feel alone and isolated

I was surprised by the connection I felt, I found it easy to visualise what Daniel described although struggled sometimes to clear my thoughts. The course has brought me a sense of relief, to find that others are struggling with emotions which sometimes make you feel alone and isolated. Just knowing that others around you are feeling the same makes me feel more peaceful and hopeful. Taking time in stressful situation to be mindful helps me re-asses the situation I am in and reminds me not to dwell on the minor issues in life. I think carrying on, meditation will help me to gain a deeper meaning in all I do.

I could not fault him, his presence was calming and he made me feel positive. He made everyone at ease and encouraged everyone to accept their feelings instead of fight them. He also encouraged in me, a wanting to be proud of myself.

Adele

It was great to hear about his journey and experiences

Great to learn the different ways of meditation! I didn’t know there were so many! Using techniques to help me relax at work and sleep better.

Daniel made us feel relaxed and there was no pressure to conform to a particular meditation. It was great to hear about his journey and experiences as it meant we could relate to him more.
 
Sophie

He managed to share complex ideas in very simple and understandable way

Course was very beneficial for my understanding and practice of meditation. I practice more often with more intensity. Even if I struggled to find time to meditate, thanks to Dan I know several ways of how to be more mindful during my busy schedule.

 
 

Dan came across as very natural and genuine. He managed to share complex ideas in very simple and understandable way. He was very kind, patient and always willing to help through out the course.

Dan

Dan was extremely knowledgeable in the subject matter

Dan was extremely knowledgeable in the subject matter and other related matters. Dan is very personable and makes you feel you can ask any question to him or in a group without feeling embarrassed. The information was delivered by Dan in a clear and concise manner and definitely from the heart. I cannot think of any weaknesses – Dan is a great teacher!!

I have gained confidence to “mix up” my meditations according to how I feel and that I do not need to stick to the meditations I had previously been taught

Amanda

It has changed my way of thinking and now enjoy meditating every day

Dan made it the most beautiful peaceful and with a lovely bit of humour and cannot praise Dan enough; everyone needs a Dan in their life.

It has changed my way of thinking and now enjoy meditating every day

 
Avril

The content, practical exercises and the fluidity of the day was perfect

The content, practical exercises and the fluidity of the day was perfect, very harmonious and sincere atmosphere. This was demonstrated at the end of retreat with the diviners treat.

For me my aspirations was realignment to focus on recultivating self compassion to open my eyes and heart to appreciation and I achieved it and much more. 

 
Jo

Spiritally and emotionally it was a very powerful and valuable experience

Spiritally and emotionally it was a very powerful and valuable experience. It was also very relaxing.

Dan is welcoming, open and approachable teacher. His voice is calm and soothing wich makes going into meditations very easy. Dan is knowledgable and professional and he made me feel safe and at ease.

Urszula

For me this course was life changing

For me this course was life changing.He is an amazing teacher. I had very specific questions and he was very helpful . It was an amazing experience and I would definitely recommend.

Cristina

The course helped me extremely in my busy life

Dan is such a warm and calming human being. He made me feel at ease and very comfortable. He is a great teacher and would love to learn a lot more from him. 

The course helped me extremely in my busy life. It brought back the importance that my time and presence is and how important it is to truly stop in our busy lives. I’m sleeping better and much calmer my stress and anxiety that comes with my job role has felt more manageable. Dan is amazing and will definitely continue with him.

Catia

This has also had an effect on how I approach my working day

It has given me time to myself which was difficult at times to begin with, but eventually I lost the feeling of guilt and thinking about all the other things I could be doing. It has improved my sleep pattern and I feel generally more calm and relaxed in myself and my thoughts. 

This has also had an effect on how I approach my working day which at times can be extremely busy and occasionally stressful dealing with residents, families, staff and attending meetings. I have began to give myself the time of being mindful to prepare more for situations being more focused on the moment rather than trying to achieve everything all at once. I have found I am engaging better with staff listening to them more rather than worrying about what needs to be done next or getting to my next meeting. Overall I have defiantly felt the benefit of attending this course and highly recommend it to anyone who is considering attending future courses available.

Nat

He is eloquent, knowledgeable empathic and fun

I feel much more connected to my open heart and feel able to send meta out to the world and nurture myself.

Dan has an amazing presence. He makes me feel very calm and content. He is eloquent, knowledgeable empathic and fun. I loved this retreat.

Tina

Life changing , cleared my mind and lowered my high blood Pressure.

Life changing , cleared my mind and lowered my high blood Pressure. I thought Daniel was so good I expanded at some Length to express the impression he made on me, but your site timed out, lost the page and I have run out of time! 

Excellent teacher, made me feel very confident

Kevin

Dan has been an inspiration in terms of his enthusiasm for meditation and the benefits it brings.

Dan has been an inspiration in terms of his enthusiasm for meditation and the benefits it brings. I never thought I would have been able to sit still to meditate…whilst still early days I am enjoying practising and not getting frustrated when I can’t. 

Many strengths – compassionate, enthusiastic. He exudes positive energy that made the classes something we didn’t want to miss. His teaching is well paced and each session was very enjoyable, thought provoking and has made me want to develop the practice of meditation in my life. I already knew a little about mindfulness but this has been something I feel Dan has really inspired me to practice. An excellent teacher!

Natalie

This course was amazing, it exceeded all my expectations

This course was amazing, it exceeded all my expectations. I feel confident I can mediate now with the tools Dan gave us. I am so grateful to have been on such an incredible course.

Dan made this course what it was, he was so welcoming and made everyone feel so at ease. The course was ran at a perfect pace, Dan was willing to answer any questions but at the same time he did not push for anything from us, there was no pressure at all (as I have found in past courses… Tutors expect you to give them feedback straight away.) Dans whole persona is so chilled he in my eyes is the perfect teacher of mediation.

Lindsey

You can ask him any question

I have learnt new techniques in meditation in how to deal with emotions that arise in difficult situations. Daniel has a calming influence, a good sense of humour and is non-judgemental, you can ask him any question.

Noosha

Having never meditated before the feeling after was wonderful

Daniel was amazing throughout the whole day.The course was delivered at the right pace. 

Daniel provided a clear explanation of each meditation. Daniel created a relaxed atmosphere making me feel at ease and totally relaxed. I would recommend and encourage friends to attend the course run by Daniel.

This was an amazing course meeting all my expectations and more. Having never meditated before the feeling after was wonderful. I have now started to practice meditation and has enabled me to learn the importance of thinking about myself and have time for myself.

Marie

Dan was very open, honest and down to earth whilst still being professional

I thoroughly enjoyed the course. It has given me the tools to continue to meditate and to try different ‘styles’ of meditation. Dan was very open, honest and down to earth whilst still being professional. 

I really liked his style of teaching and he put me at east from the first session. Thank you!

Lindsay

When I started the meditate it helped adjust my mindset and I've only had positive experiences

When I started the meditate it helped adjust my mindset and I’ve only had positive experiences when I’ve up the practice. Dan is approachable, humerus and eases everyone into the meditation. Dan made me feel at ease and without guilt if I wasn’t fully getting into a meditation

Kevin

Daniel made the sessions feel safe and comfortable

Daniel made the sessions feel safe and comfortable-there were never any awkward moments and entering a group for the first time can bring some anxieties but this wasn’t the case

Sarah

Daniel consistently made me feel calm and safe,

Daniel consistently made me feel calm and safe, providing a nurturing, fun and balanced environment. I really appreciated the follow up emails with additional recordings. 

Lizi

Just what I needed to inspire me to regular practice

His enthusiasm is infectious and combined with the support he offers outside of class is a great combination . It is just what I needed to inspire me to regular practice and bringing awareness to more areas of my day.

Christine

It has made me aware of who I am

It has made me aware of who I am and opened my eyes to my surroundings wherever I may be, which I had lost due to normal madness of life and family. It’s great to have my time, stlllness back in my life.

Teresa

I just wish there were more Daniel's teaching and reminding us about how important we are!!

 

The 1 to 1’s, course and workshop attended have been incredible. Daniel is a wonderfully engaging man, that talks from the heart and in a way that captivates you throughout. It is ‘real life’ teaching. 

I’m not new to mindfulness or meditation and had completed a course.  Where I struggled was finding one that I enjoyed, that suited me. I am now confidently meditating 20 mins a day and seeing life in a more open way. 

I just wish there were more Daniel’s teaching and reminding us about how important we are!!

Jane

He answers every question honestly and makes me feel extremely safe and comfortable.

Dan has made me aware of life. I sometime, in fact several times a day, stop and think of the now, or just BE. I still need the discipline to practice, but will work at it. 

Dan is non-judgmental. Even if you feel bad that you haven’t done your practice, his thought is, do it NOW. He answers every question honestly and makes me feel extremely safe and comfortable.

Ruth

Really loved the 'tasting board' of different types of meditation

Really loved the ‘tasting board’ of different types of meditation, enabling experience and sampling of various disciplines. I now use meditation daily, sometimes more than once daily, and still try different types as I am not yet consistently able to reach a calm and focussed mindset in any single discipline – although this is improving. I feel a reduction in pressure to please others and live up to expectations, and more comfortable pleasing just myself – something that is taking a lot of getting accustomed to.

Dan’s friendly aura and genuine smiling face always made me feel welcome from the first minute. The tone of his voice was very calming and confident.

Phillip

I have stopped worrying about the future as much

I really thoroughly enjoyed Daniels course. I have enjoyed a lot more mindfulness in my daily life and have definitely seen a difference. The course has really ignited an interest in the subject area for me and I feel much happier in myself. 

I have stopped worrying about the future as much and can really recognize and deal with my anxiety in a much better way. I have a long way to go as my mindfulness is very sporadic and I always forget to meditate. I am looking forward to the journey.

Sophie