Greg helped me identify the areas in my life that needed work and he gave me the tools and support to do it. He didn't simply tell me what I needed to do, he gave me real solutions on how to move forward. I found my time with him to be action oriented, in that I always walked away feeling that I had taken real steps towards my goals. He helped me get unstuck!
My mom discovered Greg through friends, and they suggested that I talk to Greg about some of the difficulties I was working through. I'm a 17 years old male and facing the difficulties that most teenagers face in high school. Greg's been really helpful, despite his lack of hair. I would recommend Greg for anyone going through any difficulties.
Greg Boyce has guided me to train myself to use positive self-talk. This has yielded immediate results in the improvement of my self esteem and acceptance of myself. As well, working with Greg has brought out tools that I already possessed but wasn't using.
You invited me to participate in a one hour session of energy psychotherapy healing in March and I want to briefly update you about my amazing results.
Although having no knowledge nor any expectations of this energy treatment, I trusted you and so I agreed.
At the beginning of the session I explained how I had for months been experiencing a vague, puzzling 'angst' in my belly. You began the energy healing, focussing on clearing my 3rd chakra and afterwards I remarked that I felt quite calm and clear about an easy solution to my angst. Well apparently now, I really oversimplified.
First of all, I haven't felt that 'belly bite' since--it just disappeared! Also, for days following the energy healing, I felt like I was continually peeling back huge layers of emotion with unexpected realizations. Totally new, spontaneous and often surprising thoughts occurred randomly throughout my day--welcome introspective awakenings, like eyes popping open with an understanding component--interesting, especially for a sceptic like me. I think the energy healing treatment scratched the surface of something and everything started tumbling out. Now, 5 weeks later, I am beginning to realize how significantly I have shifted my perspective and my behaviour regarding some of my relationships, issues and situations and how it happened without any conscious intent to do so. I feel that I have taken steps in very positive ways and seemingly continue to do so. The past month has been amazing. Although I cannot offer detailed explanations for these changes, (bet you can), I believe the energy healing treatment was definitely the beginning to the shifts that I've experienced recently.
I sincerely thank you very much. And thanks for this eduletter and tagalong; so true --“Keep doing what you’re doing and you’ll probably keep getting what you’ve got.”--amen! Best wishes to you with further healing work and study.
I wanted to thank you very much for opening my eyes to the energy healing you offer.
Previous to your therapy session, it was like I knew what was holding me back in my life and what I wanted to work on but I felt I wasn’t able to reach far enough within myself to make any permanent changes, which is very draining. After the sessions, it was like the roots of my challenges were pulled out and within me grew a clearer perspective on how to face things that I had let restrict my life beforehand. After having the chance to work with you on two very different issues on separate occasions I can truly say that I have felt a great shift within myself that has been both deep and freeing. These shifts have been very noticeable to me after a period of time. Immediately after both sessions I had an overwhelming sense of calmness and lightness. The session itself was very relaxing although tackling some issues that were somewhat hard for me to explore, the process was enjoyable! Upon reflection months afterwards now, there really is no issue any longer, and although I am unable to pinpoint any sort of exactness of when/how this occurred, I can really see that I am now able to live my life creatively, free from the restricting beliefs I was holding. This means a lot to me. I walked out of the session with a lightness and also with tools in case of any further work I needed to do. This experience paired with your eduletters and cognitive behaviour therapy has really made a difference in my life and I thank you so very much for the work you do from the bottom of my heart.
I was not sure what to expect during our first meeting but I was very grateful that Greg took a direct and pragmatic approach right from the start. Coming from someone with an intimate knowledge and expertise on the subject really helps in speeding up your recovery. However, what was vital was not to be a passive observer during the visits but rather applying the tools to help recognize and deal with the source of the problem. He really helped me take an active part in my recovery.
- "Joe" (39 years old)
My sessions with Greg have supported me through many of life's challenges. I have learned valuable communication skills and acceptance of myself which have contributed to making life much less stressful. The monthly eduletters reveal how in-tune he is with 'what's happening' in the world and always pull my focus back to reflect on what really matters! For all of this I am grateful.
Ok....here is my testimonial for you:
My meetings with Gregory have totally changed my life! There are so many things I would love to say. He has put much effort into getting to know me so that he can help me as an individual, responding to my needs in a way that is specific to me and catered to who I am. He is very patient through the entire process and extremely perceptive to my needs and feelings. I have also learned a great deal from him in our meetings and through his e-newsletters and really appreciate that he has taught me many skills to solve many problems and make changes in my life on my own. Greg is very caring and professional and I am extremely grateful to have met him and feel very lucky to have him in my life to help me along the way.
Please feel free to use this wherever you like. I do prefer to be kept anonymous :)
Thanks so much,
Testimonial for Greg Boyce and Strategies
Everyone comes to times in their life when they have difficulty. Difficulty with career, with relationships, with themselves. The informed and professional approaches used by Greg at Strategies Psychotherapy helped me to see the reasons behind my life’s difficulties. Coming to understanding the underpinnings of my day-to-day feelings and reactions with Greg’s help allowed me to take control of my life and begin living it way I had wanted to for years. I highly recommend his services to everyone who wants to know themselves better and feel good about who they are each day.
- E. (male, 25)
I can’t begin to touch upon how many ways that Greg has helped me change my life. I had been suffering with pretty severe physical and emotional symptoms of anxiety that were starting to become very debilitating.
My family doctor, on a number of occasions, had suggested that I was experiencing anxiety, and even though I knew deep down that it was true, I was in full denial about it at first. At that time, I thought that having an anxiety problem just meant that I was crazy. Who wants to be crazy right? But when my self esteem had hit an all time low and every day situations and communications were becoming daunting, I felt so desperate for help that I pulled out Greg’s number (that my doctor had given me some time ago), and made my first appointment. That was a huge step for me and I felt really intimidated about it, especially since some of my problems stemmed from having huge social anxiety. Yikes I thought!
So off I went to the appointment not really knowing what to expect. I was sort of terrified... if one can be just
'sort of terrified'. And there was Greg, caring and compassionate, a keen listener, with every response being thoughtful and tailored specifically for my challenges. Greg outlined a course of therapy and I felt hopeful for the first time in a long time.
My symptoms of anxiety were getting overwhelming... the trembling, I felt like I couldn’t breathe, racing thoughts, just dreading mostly everything. It was pretty powerful stuff. I had never entertained thoughts of suicide but the symptoms were becoming so invasive to my everyday life that I didn’t know how I was going to go on. Upon learning this at the end of a session, Greg fit me into his booked schedule and we worked on some exercises that helped to relieve those symptoms, and over time using these methods, I have the power and control to halt the symptoms completely. I’m not sure where I would be today if I hadn’t made that first terrifying step. Turns out there was nothing to be terrified about after all.
I feel like I am awake and aware for the first time in my life and I feel like I’ve learned about love. In my experience, that old saying that you need to love yourself before you can love others really rang true. My past perceptions and earlier experiences had left me thinking there was something really wrong with me, hence the incredibly low self esteem. Greg helped me uncover so many things and introduced new ideas to me that helped me change my perceptions and beliefs, which in turn helped my self esteem. And with that, I learned to love myself, leading to more loving relationships with everyone in my life.
Greg, I am so grateful, thank you from the bottom of my heart. You are a truly wonderful human being, highly skilled, hugely compassionate, and you always “make me” laugh! ; )
When I was first given the opportunity to do therapy with Greg Boyce, I resisted.
"What me, go to therapy"? There is certainly a stigma attached to anyone needing therapy, and so I was not needing this service.
After going around in circles in my life for another year I thought maybe I could try some of this therapy. Now I know, it should really be called "Life Knowledge, Interpretation and Better Skills For Dealing With Life Training." With Greg's help and wisdoms, I have benefited greatly in learning realities of life and better coping skills. My regret is not knowing the true value of therapy and getting this knowledge and help earlier.
Gregory Boyce's "Edu-Letters" are gems of practical wisdom. Every life-involved situation he writes about is one which anyone living in our demanding every-day world can easily see as in a mirror - and find in that mirror not only a reflection of him- or herself, but an enhancement that will make the self-image sharper and clearer. Somehow Greg does this with ease and
humour, all the while offering clarity and a forgiving glimpse into common struggles. The great gift of these edu-letters are their wise simplicity and forgiving ability to invite the readers in and carry them through to the end.
-Brenda Peddigrew, Ph.D
Transformative Facilitator, Professor, Writer
Gregory Boyce demonstrates a wonderfully fun and personal writing style in his "Edu-letters". He uses entertaining examples to explore difficult but common themes in human Psychology. He invites the reader to engage with these themes as they relate to each individual's life experiences, and to see them in a new light.
The letters show Greg's skill to draw readers/clients into exploring their own patterns and discovering things about themselves that could make their lives better. Thanks Greg...keep writing!
Joan Weir. BSc N.D. FCAH
Doctor of Naturopathic Medicine
You are fantastic! I totally love this eduletter. How do you do it? Jumping back and forth from deep logic and five syllable phrases to the vernacular makes what you say meaningful to all levels of thinkers. I have observed your creativity in the past, but always
in person. Now that I see what you can write, I am astounded. I think you would do the world a favor by writing a book with your ideas, not necessarily in any particular order, but just as a thought for the day. You could have one for each day of the year, like a meditation book, but with psychotherapy ideas. You could have a theme for each month. I would buy it.
-Kathy Sherrod, Ph.D.
Thanks for this invitation to receive your eduletter. I would enjoy receiving your newsletter and it would help remind me of all the great tools you have guided me in developing over the years. I have referred a few people to you and to your website in the past, as I think you give your clients an opportunity to do really positive and solution-focused work.
I am doing well. Thanks for asking! I finally have the opportunity to practice some of those great learned skills with another mature adult person. (Doesn’t that sound formal, eh!) I have been in a relationship with a great man for over a year now. I still have a lot to learn but from my work with you, I have a greater awareness of the interaction; where I end and where the other person begins. It has made a big difference in my life!
I hope you are doing well and continuing on your journey of practice and learning new things; a great combination! Please say hello to Barbara from me. I think fondly of the both of you and what great work
you are doing in our community.
Greg is an attentive listener. From this place of empathy and understanding, he is skilled at helping clients develop focused strategies that work. His monthly "Eduletters" are helpful reminders to keep one conscious that life's struggles can be tackled with simple, yet effective strategies that are easily implemented. Greg is dedicated to empowering his clients to make changes and improvements on their own terms at their own pace.
I'm happy to give you an update on what's happened in the last 6 months. University was great. I started off ....(personal details).... Anyway, it's really nice to start to see the work I did in psychotherapy paying off; I think a lot of what we discussed has had a direct impact on making my first year of university so successful, so thanks.