What my clients are saying!

Retreats

Testimonial:    Set in a beautiful environment of mountains, bush and birdlife, I'm blessed to have participated in Rainbow Atma's 'Growth through Trauma Retreat' held at Ocean View, facilitated by Linda Conyard. The Retreat was held over 5 days and during this time I truly did grow!

I am 68 years of age and for much of my life I suffered from unresolved grief and complex trauma brought about by the death of my Mother when aged 12, followed by sexual and physical abuse from my father which began within weeks of my mother's death and continued until I reached the age of 17 years. I had suicidal tendencies and struggled with my spirituality. I had no direction, believing I had lost my way and I had a sense of hopelessness. The 5 days of Retreat were a well-balanced mixture of working through the pain of the trauma, discovering my life's purpose, becoming 'unstuck' in matters which had me bound, understanding what gets in the way of achieving my desires, and appreciating the value of gentleness and love of myself.

I'm now aware how the impact of trauma has played out in my life. It followed a pattern, reflected by years of living an existence of bearing responsibilities which were way beyond my tender years, of being misunderstood, of being voiceless, of reacting fearfully to certain sounds and smells, living a 'double' life, afraid to take risks and being scorned for my failures. All these led to my belief of unworthiness, severe depression and other health issues.

New possibilities and hope were presented and lovingly guided by the skilful hands of Linda. I was exposed to amazing insights and became aware of the triggers to the trauma response. I was given tools to recognize these signs and work with them. I was nurtured, challenged, encouraged and most of all loved by Linda through the entire process, a process which has me realize my empowerment and strengths, and I learned vulnerability is a gift! The fog in my mind has lifted and now I see and accept the abuse was not my fault.

The 5 days included space for relaxation, rest and lots of laughter. Linda prepared the most amazing meals, including her speciality, 'Chai', truly the best chai on earth! I was greeted each morning with a huge smile and a warm drink, a prelude to some gentle yoga and meditation. The days included time for reflection, connecting with nature, walking and soaking in the stunning view of the Glasshouse Mountains.

I have come away from Retreat with a sense of purpose and fulfilment. I have a voice now and have created my own mantra 'I am strong, I am safe, I am adult, the nightmare is over'. I see rainbows all around me, the colours vivid and full of promise, beckoning me to step into a brighter future. Already I have taken steps to achieve this by making known my interest to an organisation where I may utilise my gifts. I'm excited at the prospect of a life freed from nausea, doubt and the minimising of self, knowing when issues do arise I am capable of seeing it for what it is and using the knowledge I've learnt to resolve the current issue.

I whole-heartedly recommend Linda to anyone who has trauma related issues. Go to her website, check her out, you won't be disappointed. Linda is the real deal...compassionate, empathic, kind, loving, understanding....and lots of fun! I am living proof of what is achievable when you put your trust in Linda.     Anne

Additional Testimonial:  Six weeks have passed since participating in the Growth through Trauma Retreat and I’m continuing to grow, reaping daily the many benefits gained from the experience.

Over a number of years I spent many hours with a variety of therapists and it was usual for me to come away with a spring in my step, full of hope and the promise of a new beginning only to find myself, in a short space of time, feeling disillusioned and eventually discouraged as old (negative) habits resurfaced. There was no follow-up support. The difference between then and now is Linda and the continued support she offers afterwards. The support from Linda is on-going…and that makes a huge difference! When Retreat was over and I returned to my daily routine it was heartening to know I wasn’t alone, that her support was always accessible if there were times I needed a word of encouragement, a ‘lift-up’, or a reminder to practice the methods Linda had taught me, which dissolved my moments of self-doubt.   

I’m now experiencing a renewed sense of energy, thirsty for information, hungry for new adventures. I’m calmer now in my daily approach to life, less rushing around and content to just ‘be’. My self-belief expands daily…I am strong, I am safe. Learning the art of creating boundary’s is of benefit not only to myself but includes all those around me. Some things I’m still learning and I know in time with practise all will come to fruition. Each step along the road to recovery has led to a path of discovery and each time I came upon it Linda’s assurance and encouragement spurred me to continue on the journey to growth.    

Linda is an amazing woman, she cares deeply for her clients and truly wants them to live a fully empowered life, free of the burdens which bind and disempower them.

I so hope for others to discover the amazing benefits gained by participating in Retreat facilitated by Linda. There is a way out of the darkness and Linda is your guiding light. Put your trust in Linda and reap the rewards of inner peace.    Anne


Testimonial:    I recently attended the 'Retreat for a Day' at Rainbow Atma. I had never been to a Retreat Day before and meditation was always one of those practices that never seemed to come naturally to me, so I was very excited at the prospect of indulging in a day just for me. My main objective was to learn some skills that would help me to relax my mind. A relaxed mind is a healthy body.

From the moment I arrived, Linda created a wonderful atmosphere that was very warm, friendly, open and sharing. Linda navigated us through the day in a flowing connectedness with great precision and management that felt easy to enjoy and experience.

The day was relaxed, calming, peaceful and punctuated with periods of silence that allowed us to contemplate gratitude as so often in life, we don't stop to really appreciate all the gifts that are right in front of us. I was also fortunate to feed my body and taste buds with a delicious Ayurvedic lunch prepared by Linda.

Linda taught a few different meditations and the experience was amazing for me. Under Linda's guiding influence I could meditate was elated by the experience.

Unfortunately, the day came to an end, however, I left the Retreat Day, so relaxed and calm physically but also clear and energized mentally.

I would absolutely recommend Linda's practice to anyone who wants to renew or create positive health for their mind, body and soul. I believe that with good health comes good quality of life.

Thank you Linda for the healthy impact that your Retreat Day has had on me. Robyn

Counselling/Trauma Therapy

Testimonial:    My father died when I was 7 years old and, I can remember the message I took in as a child…… "that's over, just move on, no need to talk about it"  At just 21 years of age, I served 12 months in Vietnam experiencing some unimaginable human sufferings and as an adult, I remember the message I absorbed when I returned to Australia……“that’s over, just move on, no need to talk about it…” My first marriage broke up when I was around 30 and by then I had well learnt that every traumatic change in my life came with a similar message……“that’s over, just move on, no need to talk about it…”


At almost 70, I was diagnosed with aggressive prostate cancer and the ‘professionals’ recommended invasive surgery followed by radiation and maybe all will be OK – which, of course I took to mean something like……“that’s over, just move on, no need to talk about it…” A relative of mine had met Linda Conyard and she was impressed with her messages, her persona, her amazing outlook on life and the universe and suggested I make contact to just have a chat – what harm could visiting a Holistic Stress Reduction and Trauma Recovery Centre do me?

I regard myself as a fairly open person and at this stage of my life (or death), was willing to embrace any message or healing that came my way.  Linda put me at ease immediately and it soon became clear that I had been living my life with trauma upon trauma and until this moment they remained unresolved and more alarmingly, unacknowledged – by me!

I’ve now visited Linda a handful of times before my cancer surgery and plan to continue until I feel relieved and safe – and de-stressed enough to stop for a while. In every session, we have explored my feelings and ‘spoken’ messages of love, fear, thanks and support with my parents and grandparents and received back strong indications that broke down barriers that I had built for years and years and years.  I had never really known my father but Linda helped me to make him real and to know that he was looking over every step of my operation and recovery since.

I have learned to live in the present so much more, find that the world doesn’t end if some menial tasks are not done on time and appreciate all the beauty that surrounds me.  Linda is an exceptional person of this earth and she has guided me to see more of what truly matters. Ken  


Testimonial:   As a fourth year Pscyhotherapy student and currently training in Family Constellations I have had the priviledge of experiencing Linda's presence and depth of understanding in her work, and its emphasis on trauma. My experiences with her have given me an understanding of the effects of trauma and how this is replayed throughout life in relationships and choices made.

Having worked in many different capacities as a Yoga Teacher, Counsellor and Energetic Healer-­‐ and receiving my own healings and practices – I found that, in working with Linda, I have experienced the most profound shifts and integration of all of these years of work in the therapeutic field. I believe this is due to her own personal journey and challenges, which she brings to her work in the most profound way.

I felt immediately impacted by her way of directing me to a felt sense of my situation and, being able to go deeper into the work of accessing the core issues of my family system through Constellations. Linda brings to the therapy work her wisdom, knowledge, compassion and empathy, with a lifetime of learning in many different areas that enables her to access what ever is needed to support the process.

Her wisdom, clarity and patience has been so much a part of liberating me from past mindsets and patterns that kept playing out, and no longer served me. She is extremely insightful, with knowledge of the foundation principles of systemic work which I am now understanding in a more complete way.

Thank you so much for your love and willingness to patiently stand along side to find the jewels. I personally feel very blessed to have worked with you and would highly recommend your work as a Therapist and Family Constellation facilitator. Very soon, I know you will also be offering Yoga to your clients and they will be blessed.   Rowan


Testimonial:  While struggling with ongoing issues in my life a friend suggested I contact Linda, however my negative ‘been there done that’ mentality prevented me from taking action. It was Linda’s Rainbow Atma logo which beckoned me to take the first step!  Rainbows are one of my ‘signatures’ as they signify hope and the promise of new beginnings. 

Her clinic and surrounds radiate a sense of calm and coupled with her warm and engaging smile I was soon at ease.  Linda has a beautiful spirit.  She is gifted with gentleness, empathy and love and always listens with compassion and respect – her greatest gift!  The path to wholeness is achievable with Linda walking beside me, offering encouragement when I stumble and inspiration to be courageous in becoming the person I was created to be.  I’m never alone on this journey.

I encourage those who are bound by past traumas and unresolved issues to seek the support of Linda.  She is a beacon of light!  Anne


Testimonial:   There are some people that you know you will remember for the rest of your life, because they go that little bit extra, and then there are some people that go well beyond that call and walk with you to the ends of the earth, that you know you will remember forever.  Linda is such a person … a true gem…  able to step up and meet you in whatever is happening, with grace and validation for your situation.

For me, it has been deeply reassuring to have someone I can count on, through the dark moments and the joy, while unravelling the depth of my trauma of childhood memories.

I am deeply thankful for the generous nature of Linda sharing her time and wisdom, fully understanding the need within the soul’s journey through the depth of fear, pain and more…. Truly a remarkable human being to be able to go there with me, when I needed her, whilst also teaching me how to feel safe, resourced and honour what is.  Real healing occurs.

You can tell Linda really gets it, really understands the process and really knows her stuff.  Yes she has done all the right training as well, yet it goes beyond that… she is someone that makes you feel safe to go there, to do your work, and supports you, no matter what.  A rare quality. 

There are no words that can express the depth of gratitude I have for Linda and how she has helped me through my process of trauma.   This work is deep and often painful, so to have someone walk with you and meet you where you are at, help you feel so validated and heard, which is so important for the healing to occur… you know you then have a chance to get better, to heal and to move back into life, realigned and on your path again… to live in peace, to finally understand or accept what happened, and to feel love again.

No words are sufficient here… Linda is a rare woman… willing and able… capable beyond measure… down to earth, practical, comforting, nurturing and more. If you are looking for someone to work with you, you have found her… and like me, you will be forever grateful for the time you spend together.

Thank you Linda, from the depth of my being, thank you. With love & heartfelt gratitude, Frances (Holistic Practitioner)


Testimonial: I am so grateful that I found Linda when I did! She helped me to get out of my head, which I have always thought was the problem and feel and listen to my body. That in itself has made a life time of difference for me. Lucy 


Testimonial: Linda Conyard is a specialist therapist in trauma and is skilled in somatic knowledge. Her wisdom and support is genuine and useful. She has a myriad of strings to her bow including Masters in Gestalt therapy, Yoga and Ayurvedic knowledge. Her sessions are nurturing and create positive change. You have the genuine thing with Linda!  Kirstie


Testimonial: Thank you for an amazing session. How rewarding is that for you to see people finding resolution to issues they are stuck in. I am truly amazed and very, very grateful. You have unlocked yet another door to my subconscious mind. The colours of today are so much more vibrant and clear. There is a lightness in my mind and in my heart. As I walked around my home this morning expressing my gratitude for what I have experienced here, there was a sense of appreciation and acceptance for the outcome, whatever that may be!

We will always be connected in spirit, I felt that the day I met you. Yesterday, sharing with you reaffirmed that soul connection and sisterly bond that I feel with you. I love the way you carefully pull down walls and gently expose the rawness of truth. THANK YOU for shining your light around me and always nurturing me. I feel truly blessed.  Marina


Testimonial:   As a 5th year student of a Batchelor degree on my final practicum with you, I was initially nervous and excited at the same time. I didn’t really know what to expect and was fearful of making mistakes. Since having you supervise me I have been able to implement what you have shown me and I have seen the results in my clients, especially from our many discussions on phenomenology. I have found that working with phenomenology has given me a deeper insight into my client’s world and so far my clients have responded well to me using this in our sessions. Another main learning is that I don’t have to work so hard in the therapist seat. I have learned new skills from observing your work.

The support I have received from you Linda is multifaceted and the cost of not working with you would have been the same, I would not have had the opportunity to become aware of how the pain and unresolved issues in me stopped me from being fully present with my clients. It would have been more difficult for me to move beyond my pain to work effectively with my clients. You have given freely of yourself, you’ve shared your time, your knowledge and your wisdom – and to me, that is priceless.

I absolutely would recommend supervision with you and feel blessed to have had the opportunity to learn from your work. You have encouraged me to step beyond my comfort zones. You are authentic and inspirational. Thanks for being you!  Therese


Testimonial:    I woke up this morning thinking of how I can put something into words to thank you for all the help you have given me. I suppose that I am looking for words to describe a “miracle” and that is very difficult.

Linda, your gentle understanding and empathy allowed me to articulate the stresses and psychological burdens of a lifetime, where I felt ‘not good enough’ no matter how hard I tried.

I never expected to gain such a sense of freedom and relief in letting go of old unhappy memories. I can now say with great happiness and joy ‘I am good enough!’ What a wonderful gift! Lenore


Testimonial:   Some counsellors I have been to show off their knowledge before I finish talking but you allowed me to take my time and listened to me with minimum distraction. My mind has become much clearer with your assistance. Now I can set clear goals for the next year. Thank you so much for your guidance.   Abbey.

Women in Business & Organisations

Testimonial:  Working with Linda gave me valuable insights into who I am in my new consulting business and what I bring with me from my previous businesses and roles. Linda encouraged me to look below the surface to see how I can tap into my passion for small businesses and use my unique magic to help my clients achieve the outcomes they seek.  Dianne


Testimonial: I was pleasantly surprised to hear Linda also offered business mentoring! Which couldn't have come at a more perfect time for me. I believe I am smart enough to do anything I dream of, but like most, I suffer from an annoying disease called self sabotage. I walked away from the session with clear next steps to take to reach my goal. I really gained clarity on how short my deadline was and what I needed to do to meet it. I am looking forward to working more with her on this.  Lucy


Testimonial: Linda's time with me helped me to develop a sustainable program for my business. Through brainstorming and using visual aids, Linda helped me to see and expand my vision for my business. It has been a great process and really helped me to see a clear way forward. Very helpful and insightful. Thanks so much Linda.   Maria


Testimonial: I have had the pleasure of having Linda facilitate at my Yoga workshop. Linda is a wealth of experience and her down to earth, heartfelt wisdom is always expressed in her workshops with warmth, compassion and genuine caring. Her techniques are simple and effective and cater to individual needs. Linda Conyard is the mentor every teacher has been looking for. Kirstie.


Testimonial:  Linda Conyard facilitated a gathering of women at Womenspace in early 2016. Linda's prompt assistance in responding to all communications and assistance in supporting Womenspace is clear indication of Linda's good nature, professionalism and kind heartedness. Thank you for supporting Womenspace.

Family Constellations/Workshops

Testimonial:    I learned that we allow or things keep happening until there is healing. I reconnected with my body and listened when it spoke. I went from blame, guilt and shame to some clarity. I was able to realize what I carried wasn't all mine and that allowed me to only carry and deal with my own guilt not that from previous generations.

It was amazing, I was unaware of carrying guilt from other generations - unaware that other issues need to be healed and let go of to focus on the primary issue. It was totally amazing what came out in the constellations. I'm glad I kept my courage to come and peel back the veil to what was buried inside me.

Thank you Linda for providing a safe, supportive environment to approach such a difficult subject. Name withheld (some things feel too personal). 


Testimonial:   I’m pleasantly surprised how at ease I felt from so early in the day. The perfect dynamic of people were present of whom I felt safe. Fantastic experience with so much love and compassion in the room (when’s the next one?). I became aware of how important other people (women) are for feeling supported. My experience of the workshop was enlightening and profound. I would love to be involved in more family constellation work.  Dannielle


Testimonial:   What a great and amazing experience today. It was a great, non-judgemental space to share and open up in and I felt very safe.  I’m very thankful for all the women in the group. And................How strange as I was typing this, my mum sent me a text so I skyped her! Didn't bring anything up but was good to see her and talk with a new view towards her (We usually only speak for birthdays and Christmas). How special that that happened today! This stuff is powerful! Claire


Testimonial:   Today I learned to trust in the process of something I didn’t quite understand and to think outside my usual parameters. I allowed myself to feel and welcome support. Today gave me a different perspective and was profound. I am very grateful  for this experience. Catherine


Testimonial:   Today I realised it is ok to honour your past but the future is yours. I opened up to other's point of view. It was a powerful  experience.  Carolyne


Testimonial:   It was very welcoming, warm and a safe place to be able to be yourself and to be okay with every part of you. I experienced openning my heart more emotionally, to feel and hear how it was for other people. So much more compassion and empathy. Gail.

Programs

Testimonial:    I have advanced breast cancer and after a second progression was feeling extremely overwhelmed by not only physical and mental tiredness but also suffering from feelings of dissatisfaction of where I was in my life.

I have used Rainbow Atma’s “Rebuild Your Health Program” and the support that has been provided has made it possible for me to feel physically healthier through Ayurveda. Emotionally, Linda has provided techniques to help me recognize the issues in my life that were dissatisfying to me and ways to deal with them. These techniques have helped me achieve a more peaceful frame of mind which has flowed through to my family and allowed me a place from which to enjoy life more fully. 

If you are truly wanting to change your life through emotional healing and physical strength, I wholeheartedly recommend Rainbow Atma’s “Rebuild Your Health Program".    Jenny


Testimonial:    I have been studying with the lovely Linda and overtime she began educating me about Ayurveda. It sounded exotic, new and interesting. I didn't realise it but Linda was providing some gentle guidance about my health.  We would be having all sorts of discussions around food, headaches, diet drinks, exercise and carrying excess weight. 

Linda came back from her trip to India and she looked shiny, new and had that "glow".  She looked amazing!  I was  even more fascinated and I was certainly intrigued.  I absolutely jumped at the chance to participate in her Ayurveda residential program. 

Linda's residential has been such a learning experience for me.  Before I went to this residential I hardly utilised my kitchen as my husband did most of the cooking and shopping.  Food intake to me consisted of calorie counting of food and exercise.  During the residential I learnt to cook some yummy healthy meals and really explored the experience of cooking with love and nurturing my body with food. 

I have a new awareness of my relationship with food and how it impacts my body.  I have walked away from the residential with practical tools and have become thirsty for knowledge of living a healthier lifestyle. I am in the kitchen cooking more and my pantry has been transformed with jars and jars of spices, herbs, flours, grains and lentils.

I would recommend Linda's residential, she is an excellent facilitator and so very inspiring as she is genuinely interested in people's health and well-being. Love your work Linda!  Kelly


Testimonial:   Linda’s knowledge and experience in natural health is vast and uncompromised. Linda incorporates Ayurveda, Gestalt and everything she has studied, into her every day life and so it is natural for her to help clients incorporate better practice in their every day lives too.

I appreciate Linda’s authenticity, kindness and professionalism and highly recommend her programs and workshops, which are educational, interactive and of great value to me in my life. Maryanne


Testimonial:   I recently saw Linda for her expertise as an Ayurvedic Lifestyle Consultant. she was very easy to talk to and her calmness immediately put me at ease. the massage treatments were wonderful and I felt the benefits for days following. Linda is very caring and listens intently to what you are saying to her. She also allows the time to spend with you and you don't feel rushed out the door for her next appointment. I wouldn't hesitate in recommending Linda for any of the therapies she offers.   Leanne

Life Limiting Illness

Testimonial:    Thank you for guiding me through some amazing counselling sessions. You seem to have the ability to extract hidden problems that the conscious mind is not aware of but continue to cause anguish and stress in every day life.

I am feeling at peace with the decisions I have been able to make since having the sessions with you and feel able to move forward honouring myself and allowing myself to heal in a positive way. It has allowed me to build my confidence in areas that a serious illness had managed to crush.

You have guided me through some dark days with your sensitivity and loving heart.  I now have the courage to take ownership of my life without guilt.

I will be singing your praises to everyone I know who has a situation they are not sure how to deal with. Many, many thanks and I wish you God’s blessings always. Thank you.   Marina


Additional Testimonial:   You are truly an amazing woman with a generous heart and a beautiful soul. I would like to thank you for taking such good care of me during my darkest days of chemotherapy, the gentleness of hands as you massaged my sad body every week for months to help me gain some kind of inner peace in my mind and my devastated body.

I know that some of the techniques the Ayurvedic doctor wanted you to work with were new to you, but you persisted until it was perfected and the programme was complete.

I would certainly be more than happy to recommend you to anyone who needs an Oncology or Ayurvedic massage, coulselling or guidance with their diet, lifestyle and nutrition to make positive, lasting changes in their life.  Marina


Testimonial:   I have always loved a good massage and when I was diagnosed with cancer over two years ago I thought my days of having a relaxing massage where over, with different professionals telling me it wasn’t a great idea. Then a couple of months ago I heard of Oncology Massage, and the wonderful Linda became a very important part of my week. So much so we saw each other twice weekly. All other appointments had to work in around my massages as I was not going to miss out.

It is hard to put into words the feeling and sense of peace that this type of massage brings. It is so gentle and soothing that I have noticed that I don’t have to take as much pain medication after my visits. Linda’s gentle presence, kind and calming ways is exactly what is needed while going through the stress and uncertainty of a life threatening diagnosis. Tom

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