Testimonials - Phil Golding: Counselling and Therapy
Benefits gained from Counseling, Emotional Healing and Personal
For me, the key that makes the 5 step process stand out from others is its simplicity - something that makes it easier to implement on a daily basis. This is what struck me the first time I read it and ever since then while I have been implementing it and observing other self-help work.Adrian. Aviation
Phil’s counselling was really effective in its concept of integrating mind, body and soul. I felt that Phil’s approach help me to go deeper into my unconscious and understand my internal conflicts. Phil connected with me at a deeper level than other therapists that I worked with. He helped me explore my inner self from a place of love and acceptance, which helped me to develop my own self love. The result is a more enduring change that has made me feel better as I progress on the path of self healing. Phil’s own experiencie with his healing gave me insight into my own process by relating and empathysing with me. Phils brought in the connection into the inner child, an essential part of me that needs healing. It helped to resolve underlying traumas that I had with other people I grew up with. I came to relate to people without the fears and resentment that I had prior to the therapy. By learning meditation - watching the thoughts - it helped me to process and accept my emotions. I feel more centered and balanced and able to perform better in my daily life.Sinval. Telecommunications.
A New Life
When I first came to Phil I was in a state of anxiety, panic, emotional distress and probably a whole lot of other adjectives to describe me feeling down on myself after my relationship broke up. I had been through it all, had suffered depression previously from my first relationship break up and had attended some counselling sessions to which were all beneficial but never really made sense. Whether it was my ignorance and youth that prevented me from seeing it before or not I’m not sure, but speaking with Phil made sense and everything just fell into place. It’s challenging to summarise it in a few sentences but the path that Phil has put me on helped me to realise that my destiny, my future, the reality I create and the power of goals and dreams begins with me! So undertaking Phil’s teachings and expanding on my knowledge (and taking even more responsibility of my experience of life) I enrolled into a life changing course that has led me to open up my own business and given me even more confidence to face the uncertainty of life and create my own illusion, my own reality, my own destiny – I did not know that was going to happen when I enrolled but I did it...This sounds so clichéd like all the other testimonials I have read, but I’m a man who has walked through addiction to many things, excuses and self doubt, domestic violence, disempowering beliefs and so much negative that it feels like a dream to be where I am now. Nowadays I find myself pretty happy, even when challenges arise. My kids and all around are experiencing a new life and enjoyment and I feel I give others the permission to shine by stepping out of my comfort zone continuously. Phil, I cannot explain the gratitude I feel in me but you have helped me onto a path that almost brings me to tears every time I think of how good it is and how far I have come from where I was before..and it gets better every day! Thanks brother Phil - I am blessed to have met you!!Eddie. Life Coach
Balancing Spirit and Humanness
I have found Phil an inspired leader in the area of personal growth and development. He enacts what he teaches and brings together in his sessions the vital balance of spirit and humanness. Since working with Phil I have found that by addressing my real human needs coupled with my spiritual aspirations I am able to live a much more satisfying and harmonious lifestyle. I heartily recommend Phil Golding and his work to all those who have a real desire to know themselves and to live a happy and fulfilling life.Jared Robinsen.
Robyn’s Story – Overcoming depression and building confidence
When I began writing this testimonial I realised that who I am today is a very different person to who I was when I first came to Phil Golding for counseling over 12 months ago. I knew I had changed, my depression had lifted, my sense of self-awareness heightened, and feelings of self-empowerment and self-acceptance had entered my consciousness. I had come from a point of acute anxiety and severe depression to opening myself up to emotional healing and discovering an inner strength which I had believed was no longer within me. At first I used medication to overcome my depression but after a while I realised that this was only a band-aid solution for a deep wound. I then tried the self-help approach, reading associated books and attending meditation classes and philosophy discussions. I wanted to get in touch with my inner-wisdom but despite acquiring knowledge and new practices to incorporate in my daily living, I was unable to stop the onset of my depression whenever I was confronted with challenges in my career or family relationships. While I was identifying these emotions and their causal roots I found I was unable to process them. Finally I realised that in order to change how I felt I needed to learn a new strategy that would enable me to respond to these moments with greater wisdom. In desperation I decided to reach out for help. Overcoming this lack of faith and trust in myself by showing faith and trust in someone else was the first step in a journey that would show me strategies for personal change and provide me with the skills to integrate the emotions which had been blocking my ability to function in daily life. Following Phil's 5-Step process has been the start of my journey on a path towards self-healing and personal growth. It has made me realise my own potential and helped me find greater balance in my life. Phil has been a vital facilitator of this journey of discovery for living successfully and achieving happiness. He has shown how through commitment to caring for myself, learning total acceptance and taking personal responsibility, my mind has been opened to greater wisdom and higher knowing. Of course I still have times when I am challenged by circumstances which require me to step out of my comfort zone and I feel the doubts and fears undermining my self-confidence once again. And there will always be those people who can so easily trigger negative emotional reactions that are still buried deep within, allowing self-defeating attitudes and self-judgements to cloud my perceptions again. However clearing out these stuck emotions and negative thought patterns has become achievable for me because of the strategies learned from Phil's counseling, workshops and meditation groups. I find I now have a wonderful stock of useful tools to use to help me in these times. The new knowledge gained about myself and a much greater understanding of the human condition has enabled me to continue to heal and move forward in my life with a new clarity and a new reality.
Opening her heart
"'Being Human' (An introduction into the 5-Step Process) has inspired me to open my heart and be in a space of trust. It has helped me to accept my humanness while at the same time showing me a practical method of contacting my Higher Self."Erika Jakeman
New levels of self-awareness
"I have had other experiences in counselling in the past. They haven't helped me to connect with myself and my downfalls and negative thinking. Phil has guided me on a journey where the spirit triumphs over the ego. Phil is an inspiring, illuminating guide that can help everybody live a happier and a more fulfilling life. Phil encourages you to look inside yourself and move to a new level of self awareness."Grant Stewart -
"My partner and I attended Phil's 5-Step Process workshop, and spent weeks talking about it afterwards. He is a gentle and encouraging group leader who led us all on an astounding journey of self discovery. We left feeling all the wiser on how we sabotage our own happiness. Importantly he also shared with us a kit-bag of mental tools to help us develop healthier habits in future. Highly recommended."T. Bishop,
Healing and intimacy
"We both needed to find out what past unresolved emotional memories and patterns we were holding on to. Each partner brings emotional issues to the relationship that emerge as time goes by. The real healing began when we made the conscious decision to address our past and present issues. We have been on our own individual journey and also as a couple for over 2 years with Phil, and there has been great success in growing as individuals and growing together in a loving relationship. It takes a lot of commitment and sharing to achieve a loving bond with yourself and within your relationship. The truth hurts at times, but it needs to be told. We have learnt to be honest with ourselves and to share our feelings in a truthful way. We believe Phil is an outstanding teacher in the field of mind-body healing on all levels, be it relationships or on an individual level. Phil has been where most of us have been, and the knowledge Phil has is exceptional in many areas of healing. Phil's 5 step process will give you an understanding of issues that arise within yourself, and how to deal with them as a couple, with compassion and understanding for each other. We learnt that intimacy on all levels is the key to a loving relationship."Grant & Lisa
Help from “Being Human”
I have recently come to an emotional crisis. I had had enough and packed a tent and some clothes in my car and went bush. On the way I stopped in at the Albury Health & Wellbeing Expo. I picked up "Being Human" at a stall and read the back cover. I could feel tears coming to my eyes so I bought it. Over the next four days in the bush I read through it thoroughly. It completely overwhelmed me in it's portrayal of me & my situation. I basically gave myself a four day workshop on my own in the bush. I did many exercises of my own apart from the ones in "Being Human". In fact a few times I created an exercise and then read the next one in the book and said to myself 'I just did that'. I had a completely overwhelming experience during one process which seemed to come of it's own accord. At the culmination, my inner child (and my ego) absolutely felt the infinite love coming from my higher self and of course thereby from the entire universe. I won't try to describe it because words can't do it justice. I just have to say it was earth shattering. Since those days in the bush, I have still had very heavy emotions come up. With my new understanding (and the help of some friends & a counsellor) I have been able to see them more realistically and move on. I am writing this to thank you dearly for the book "Being Human" and for your work helping people to live the more fulfilling life which I feel now. I am now so much more aware of myself - of what I want to do - of my dreams and desires.Charles.
Overcoming Post-natal Depression
When I gave birth to my beautiful daughter nearly 2 years ago I found myself suffering from post-natal depression. I went to numerous doctors who gave me many anti-depressant tablets which I believed helped me in some ways but not enough. I came across Phil by pure accident, but to me it was a gift from somewhere I can't explain. Phil took me through this journey which was totally life changing. He helped me get through one of the most difficult periods of my life. I am so excited about not being depressed. I could never have done this without Phil helping me open my mind to my inner-child and to who I really am - very lucky, happy, beautiful and most importantly, a human being.Stacey
Getting Life on track
My Life Now I have new hope. I look at life with more real love and serenity I know I am worthwhile I am learning to face life's challenges with a smile and not afraid and run away from them I am gaining more self-esteem Most of all I see every day as a blessing and I can love more and more. All thanks to me finding Inner Harmony Center by chance ( I now feel like it was planned for me) 6 months back. Though my life seemed to be Ok when I came to see Phil Golding, I was going through a lot of pain. I had two failed marriages behind me and my current relationship also seemed to be not working. I also had unresolved issues that I had with my parents, especially with my father due to a very strict upbringing. Phil gently showed me how to escape the cycle of pain that I inflicted upon myself mostly as a result of not knowing any other way. Now I can love my self and everyone else more in an unselfish way - the way to forgive unconditionally. I thought all this was not easy. But I started practicing Phil's teaching little by little anyway. Life started getting easier, relationships started getting better, life experiences became more enriching, meaningful, and despite the inevitable up and downs, I've never looked back. His teachings gave me confidence to let go of my firm beliefs which were not working for me and look at what's important in life and how to live life in a more open way in which I can learn from life. His style was not threatening, not blaming, not intimidating and most helpful, kind and generous. I am now treading through the path of my life easier. I am most grateful to Phil and The Inner Harmony Center.Gayatri
Spiritual and Personal Guidance
The 5-Step Process has been the catalyst in bringing together my growing understanding of the spiritual laws from A Course In Miracles, which I have studied for almost 20 years, and wisdom teachings from numerous other faiths and philosophies. It has provided me with a tool that helped me to put some of these spiritual laws of living into practice. Amazingly, it has allowed me to gradually put the pieces of this never-ending puzzle of life in place, ever so slowly coming to recognize that life is infinite in its expression and that Spirit will guide me to experience this Joy of Being, but the ego, until its transformation occurs, will do everything possible to sabotage the Holy Spirit's mission. For supporting the ever-vigilant guidance of Spirit, the 5-Step Process has been an excellent tool to use in times of crisis and in the face of gut-wrenching pain. It helped me to free much of what was hidden and covered up that forced me to live a life of pretense. The mask was ever in place. Now, with new-found understanding, courage and infinite commitment to the Path, I find comfort and joy in experiencing the almost instant awareness of a problem as it occurs and have the knowing to deal with it there and then. Most importantly, I have learnt to feel and not be afraid of feeling. I have learnt to embrace the pain, my perceived failings and those feelings of " I am not good enough " and have found that Spirit led me to know that it is not true. Each time, confirmation of my absolute worth is given. I am learning to accept responsibility for everything I have created in my life. It is clear there is no one to blame - not even myself. I am where I am meant to be and have the power to change my circumstances when I am ready. It is my choice. I have learnt to let go and am continually given opportunities to learn this lesson. Loving detachment from all outcomes is my goal. I have within My Self everything I need to experience peace and joy and above all, LOVE. I am LOVE. I continually need to remind myself to live in the now, but when you live in the moment using the 5 Step Process, you know that everything is okay -- More than okay ! And so, by following the first four steps, I automatically live the integration process, gradually letting the ego fade away, becoming the servant of Spirit, until Spirit finally takes over the helm entirely and leads me home. Thank you, Phil!Erika Jakeman