This is an example of a mom’s success story for getting her son some counseling at the Sacramento Life Improvement Center.

“My son was withdrawing.  The once bright, goofy, incredibly kind and generous kid (with an amazing sense of humor!) was hiding behind a 20” screen in a dark bedroom—coming out for meals and an occasional tv show.  On a good day he’d emerge for a quick conversation but his sunken demeanor and dull eyes showed the effort this took.   Never rude, never ‘stirring the pot’ he moved through life obediently, letting it be.

My 6’0 tall, 17 year-old son was as small as I’d ever seen him.  

I decided to introduce him to my friends at the Sacramento Life Improvement Center, River Park Mission.

Fast forward………………….  He is now at the tail end of his counseling.

The most basic observation I can make is that he is present—and I’ve really missed him.  I can tell he has undergone a tremendous amount of unburdening and I am beyond thankful for that.   Honestly, last night I had to hold back my own emotion as he sat in the kitchen with me chatting mindlessly about his friends, school, future ideas, and whatever else came up (and when I say ‘mindlessly’ I mean it in the best way!)  

The space around him is changing.  He is brighter and……. just less……………..heavy.   Even his walking pace is faster!  

He really deserves this.

I’m very thankful.”  The Mom

The following success story illustrates the amazing things our counselors do.

“My son died in an accident and in the weeks that followed I was constantly thinking about the moment when my father first broke the news to me.

During all my daily activities I appeared to be functioning properly but that moment was constantly replaying in my thoughts.

I doubt I would have been able to continue to function much longer without it really driving me crazy.

After one session of introductory counseling, six weeks after his death, that ‘tape’ stopped playing constantly and I was able to proceed with my life.  I do not believe I would have made it without the counseling.”

“The Communication Course has helped me in several ways with myself and with my relationship with others.  It has opened my eyes and awakened me to new thoughts and worlds.  It has brought me more peace within myself and with my relationships with others in ways that I did not expect or knew existed.  When observing and applying what I learned in the ‘real world’ things happened, growth happened, change happened.  My relationship with my mother was far less argumentative and tumultuous.  My relationship with my husband strengthened and he made comments on seeing positive changes in me!  The relationship with my son also strengthened and he has opened up more to me.  I practiced things I learned with people at work and with people in passing on daily errands.  This course helped me with my anxiousness, to come out of my shell more, be less shy – and to learn to acknowledge my own self as well as think about my own intentions with myself.  Communication makes you & others feel more alive – more present.  It’s lovely! It’s happy! I’m excited to see what my next class has in store for me! ”  T.N.

Stress and emotional issues can often cause physical reactions. This success story shows what happens when the underlying stress or negative emotion is removed in our counseling session. Call us at 916-519-5287 if you’d like to try our amazing new counseling techniques!

“I have been having headaches for several decades.  They were constant so there was always at least a mild annoying pain.

Often it was severe enough that I could not function at all.  The other day it was handled in counseling session.

There was a mass which seem to fill my head and I could not function very well with my environment.

Now that mass is gone along with the pain.

This mass was keeping me in a stopped condition. Now I am free to start.  I am ready to go and take on the world. “  B.M.

This success story just warms my heart. It just goes to show that effective counseling can really help children, too.  Call us at 916-519-5287 if you are interested in what our counselors can do for you and your family!

“I just couldn’t wait to tell everyone yesterday how amazing K’s first session was.  When K came out of session, her presence was just there!  She’s an amazing person and last night she was just very, very there with us.  She was happy and just bouncing along completely and perfectly happy.  And then she just started noticing and seeing EVERYTHING!  Keyholes, planes, more planes, flags… she was just so amazed at everything around her.  It was really neat to be a part of it.

Then it got better that night.  First, to give you some perspective you have to know that K has nightmares every night.  She’s almost four years old and I can count on one hand the number of nights she has slept through the night peacefully.  Not that night.  That night she slept.  Though she woke up once, it wasn’t in fear or seeing things, she simply got out of bed, came to mine, and said (quite chipper)  “Hey Momma, I’d like to come snuggle.”  I was so surprised!  So of course I said yes and then she laid down and was immediately back to the most peaceful sleep she has EVER had.

In the morning she was up and about singing, skipping, and just having a ball – we all loved it and we all joined in with her.  For the first time – I went to work and she was OK with me heading out the door.

I love my daughter and having get her some counseling is the very best thing I have ever done.   S.H.

PS:

K doesn’t just have nightmares.  When she wakes up at night or gets really upset at any point day or night… something really major kicks in.  She starts crying and crying and crying for “Mommy.”  And there’s just no consoling her – its like she can’t see me.  You see I realized a while ago, she doesn’t call me “Mommy.”  Her name for me is “Momma.”  She’s not calling for her Momma but instead for her Mommy.  She cries and calls out for her.  I have always wished there was more that I could do for K.  I can hold her, etc, but I hated that I couldn’t do more.  One counseling session and already I am seeing miracles.  I am so happy for her.”

Success story:

We are having SERIOUSLY great wins with our COMMUNICATION COURSE, delivery here at the center. Check out the great Success Story below!! You may know someone that could use similar gains. We have this down, so bring them over for a free consultation and we can get them onto course. Call me about this if you thought of someone.
Tony
Life Improvement Consultant
916-519-5287

“The Communication Course has helped me in several ways with myself and with my relationship with others. It has opened my eyes and awakened me to new thoughts and worlds. It has brought me more peace within myself and with my relationships with others in ways that I did not expect or knew existed. When observing and applying what I learned in the ‘real world’ things happened, growth happened, change happened. My relationship with my mother was far less argumentative and tumultuous. My relationship with my husband strengthened and he made comments on seeing positive changes in me! The relationship with my son also strengthened and he has opened up more to me. I practiced things I learned with people at work and with people in passing on daily errands. This course helped me with my anxiousness, to come out of my shell more, be less shy – and to learn to acknowledge my own self as well as think about my own intentions with myself. Communication makes you & others feel more alive – more present. It’s lovely! It’s happy! I’m excited to see what my next class has in store for me!” T.N.