'We used to just talk about family stuff or her carers, but not any more - thank you'
'Thank you so much - You have opened doors which had . . .'
“Thank you for teaching me the things that I would never have considered before. The time you have spent with my Client has introduced a new sense of purpose and dimension
You have opened doors which had at least been creaky or closed up to this point. Watching the pleasure and enthusiasm he found participating in all that you share – out of the usual routine – something new and refreshing.
Thank you Judi for making life fun for him – you have taught and actively involved him and other people so that they can use different methods to enrich lives as they get older or become less capable – you think outside the box.” Thank you so much. Kindest regards Sue
While visiting my Mum yesterday I asked her some of the questions that you kindly suggested. This started a conversation that lasted a while. I was there more than an hour longer than I normally am and my Mum really seemed to enjoy telling me things from her past. Each thing she told me would lead into another story. We usually just talk about family stuff or her carers, so it made a nice change and I know my mother enjoyed it.... Thanks for the idea, I'm always in such a hurry while visiting but from now on I'm going to take more time..Thank you so much for showing me a different way to communicate with her.
A lady had been suffering from severe stomach cramps, bloatedness, discomfort on bowel movement since she was a child. In fact she couldn't remember having a week without some form of discomfort.
Her paths happened to cross with Judi's during which time she brought her issues to the fore of the conversation.
Judi brought up her opinion on food stuffs and liquids and how they can have a serious effect on specific individual chemical balances and 'lifestyle' after which time the lady wondered whether Judi could have a look in to her dietary needs.
A list of positive and negative solids and liquids were made up specifically for this lady and in just a matter of days she saw a huge improvement. However, at first, on the odd occasion, when this lady was out for dinner she cheated by the way of eating something that was negative for her system but she suffered for it after, sometimes only half an hour afterwards, feeling bloated, constipated and uncomfortable.
After years of numerous varieties of medication, internal examinations, Doctors and hospital appointments she feels so much more comfortable and is relieved that she does not have to try all the new medication the Doctors have often suggested in an attempt to ease her situation. She can solve the issue herself now and has reaped the benefits of it by :
Sleeping better - making her less irritable
Not having to sit on the toilet for hours
Having much more energy
Feeling she can now go out and eat with her friends without the dread of the pain afterward
Not feeling so depressed
For Judi it is always wonderful to see someone else who has benefited by listening to their inner needs rather than suffering such discomfort and unease.
I.B.S, Stomach cramps, Insomnia
Immense patience and understanding
I have known Judi for the last 13 years and during that time I have come to rely on her unique way of working with particularly traumatised individuals ............. for those individuals who are particularly locked in we ask Judi to help. Her methods are unique and often have amazing results
Judi has immense patience and an understanding of body language that I have never see equalled. She is totally committed to her work of helping troubled lives. She is honest to the point of sometimes being blunt but that is only because of the depth to which she cares.
We will always call upon her services and I have no hesitation in recommending her work to others. . . .
Toy, the horse the
Vets wanted to put down. . . but Judi
gave him voice'
There has been (and continues to be) only one special Toyboy in my life! He stands 15.1 hh, is bright bay and has the kindest and most mischievous character I have ever known in a horse.
Eight years ago, during some mad spring mania, he was kicked by his field mate, sustaining a bad break to his near fore "elbow" joint. Throughout all the consequent examinations and x-rays he remained calm and tolerant of all that was asked of him. Anyone who has been in a similar situation will understand the feelings of angst and dread as to what might happen next. The professional advice, which I had anticipated, was to put Toy' out of his misery, "let him go". All the care given had been kind and thoughtful and I apportion no blame here. If a horse is no longer "useful", i.e rideable, this is often seen as the sensible and pragmatic route to take. However, in a serendipitous meeting the previous pre-accident weekend, I had met Judi, and her view of such situations was, and still is, very different ...... and I bless her for it!
Her attitude was - injuries heal, bones mend, fears can be overcome, let's look at the problem from a different perspective. I daresay there are a few (perhaps more than that?!) who would have liked to put me down when I broke my leg........I would have loudly and vehemently resisted!! Why then should Toy not be afforded the same chance to live and thrive?
Over the next weeks and months my precious little horse made a steady recovery, not, I should add, without some very tense moments; the first step on that injured leg, the first attempt to lie down, roll and get up again and so on! Throughout this time Judi gave me much invaluable advice on how to keep Toy occupied and calm as his injury healed. To this day he loves to have the base of his spine massaged....complaining when you stop by slowly backing into you, willing you to continue! The bond between patient and owner is cemented on a different level. Although Toy now displays some signs of arthritis at the site of his injury, he is still enjoying his well-deserved retirement.
I am not saying that everyone must, or even should, follow a similar path, but perhaps..... consider doing so.
We have a voice - they do not!