"My time with Lorraine was as much an exploration of self as a process of healing past hurts. I have grown to love and believe in who I am. I am regularly practicing habits of self-care, self-love and kindness towards others. I better understand what my triggers are and can anticipate them and respond proactively. I am flourishing in life and career and am more resilient than I’ve ever been. In my work with Lorraine we used a combination of EMDR, CIMBS and talk therapy. Lorraine's compassion and breadth of knowledge are a perfect combination." —GD
"I had regrets before. My life was chaotic and I was completely stressed out! I was forgetting things. I was scared that I was really losing it. But now the only regret I have is not seeing you sooner."
"I used to have 2 or 3 panic attacks every week. After about 6 weeks of sessions, I learned I had more control over them than I realized. I have not had a panic attack since. I worry sometimes they may come back, but I have learned many ways to deal with them and what I do that makes them better or worse. It’s kind of surprising."
"After Counselling, I got a tattoo so that I can remember the Truth I found."
"I can see things about myself and my relationships differently now that before I had no idea about . . . "
"I had no one else to talk to who wouldn't have judged me. . . "
"Lorraine's warmth allowed me to be truly myself."
"She (Lorraine) could read my mind!"
"I was assertive for the first time in my life! I realize now how important speaking my mind is to my self-respect."
"She might be psychic."
“I have found Lorraine's insights to be invaluable.”
"Thank-you Lorraine, for helping me get my life back!"
“Seeing a counsellor provides a grounding of the individual, call it a starting point, from which incredible life changes can spring forth from. Instead of feelings of being out of control, the individual can find solace and peace from which to do real thought changes. This change in thinking provides true long lasting benefit to the individual.”
"Thank-you. You have really helped my patients."
—MD at Kensington Clinic
"The people around me can not stop telling me how calm I am. I would not hesitate to recommend EMDR." —LP
"I can not believe I lived in fear for so long. EMDR really helped me out." —DD
"I have no idea how it EMDR works, but it does. It felt funny at first, but the insights I found are life changing. I t seems so silly, the things I used to worry so much about. Thanks so much." —SB
"I saw you years ago. I was in a really bad relationship. Since then I’ve met a wonderful man and we’re married. You helped me get that I deserve to be treated well, and I am! I keep your card close by, just in case I ever need to see you again. I know that you can help me because you helped me before. I have recommended you to several of my friends and coworkers."
"I had seen several other Counsellors before, but could not connect with any of them. I did not trust them. I am thankful to have met you. I can be who I am with editing what I say first."
"I was able to lay all my cards down on the table and look at them with you. I’ve really had a hard life. I thought it was selfish to want to be happy. Now I know that it is okay for me to say ‘yes’ to what I need. I can say ‘yes’! I’m going to say ‘yes’!"
Happiness is like a butterfly which, when pursued, is always beyond our grasp, but, if you will sit down quietly, may alight upon you.
There is only one happiness in life, to love and be loved.
Happiness is a choice that requires effort at times.
True happiness is... to enjoy the present, without anxious dependence upon the future.
—Lucius Annaeus Seneca
Happiness is when what you think, what you say, and what you do are in harmony.
Other Favourite Quotes
Man is made or unmade by himself. By the right choice he ascends. As a being of power, intelligence and love, and the lord of his own thoughts, he holds the key to every situation . . .
We know what we are but not what we may be.
—Ophelia in Hamlet
We can let the circumstances of our lives harden us so that we become increasingly resentful and afraid, or we can let them soften us and make us kind. You always have a choice.
—The Dalai Lama
I am not bound to succeed, but I am bound to live up to what light I have.
Owning our story can be hard but not nearly as difficult as spending our lives running from it. Embracing our vulnerabilities is risky but not nearly as dangerous as giving up on love and belonging and joy—the experiences that make us the most vulnerable. Only when we are brave enough to explore the darkness will we discover the infinite power of our light.
We're so engaged in doing things to achieve purposes of outer value that we forget the inner value, the rapture that is associated with being alive, is what it is all about.
There is only one Success - to be able to live your life in your own way.
Among other things, neuroplasticity means that emotions such as happiness and compassion can be cultivated in much the same way that a person can learn through repetition to play golf and basketball or master a musical instrument, and that such practice changes the activity and physical aspects of specific brain areas.
—Andrew Weil, Spontaneous Healing
You fill a bucket drop by drop. You clear your mind thought by thought. You heal yourself moment by moment. Today I make one drop, clear one thought, and get present to one moment. And then I do it again.
The brain is wider than the sky.
There is nothing either good or bad, but thinking makes it so.
It is during our darkest moments that we must focus to see the light.
You find peace not by rearranging the circumstances of your life, but by realizing who you are at the deepest level. —Eckhart Tolle
Whatever the mind of man can conceive and believe, it can achieve.
—W. Clement Stone
No one can make you feel inferior without your consent.
Ask, and it shall be given you; seek, and ye shall find; knock, and it shall be opened unto you.
The quality of our lives reflects the quality of our choices.
—S. Lorraine McAteer