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