Phoenix Rising reached me in a way that no other therapy ever has because it works on both mind and body. The session yesterday had such a profoundly positive effect on me. I have never felt so calm or in my body. I am very much in the present, in the now. I notice I can breathe and there isn't the same tension in my shoulders and thoracic area. Being able to trust someone does not come easily to me, but I felt able simply to surrender without ever feeling judged.”—Clara

I realised during the course of this week that Sunday's session has given me more than over two years of counselling and that was just the beginning. I have spent so much time speaking empty phrases because people wanted me to find the right words so badly. I don't remember exactly when I traded my body and all the sensations for thought and reason, but words have increasingly failed me while I couldn't get out of feeling anything but numb. Thank you for this experience.”—Aileen

My Phoenix Rising session was relaxing and revealing, allowing me to release and resolve knots that were in my mind, heart and body. Jess was reassuringly ever present through this process and maintained genuine professional grace.”—Shawn

I had my Phoenix Rising sessions at a very painful time in my life and found them (and Jess as the conduit) exceptionally insightful, grounding and powerfully engaging. The safe space Jess created allowed me to open doors within myself that I would have struggled to confront alone.”—Suki

Jess built up a very supportive and calm environment which gave me faith and bravery to face emotions and give them space, which I normally would not do. I am very thankful for it. The whole-body focus felt important to me as we experience everything we deal with with the whole body, and other therapies I have experienced have mainly focused on the mental part, which for me does not feel appropriate. I felt that Jess had a very good understanding of the whole body and that gave me faith to open up, not only to her but also towards myself.”—Anna

Having only had a few Phoenix Rising sessions, I have been astonished how much it has moved things around for me. At a time when I was scared that there was no way out of the darkness, or a route I was comfortable in taking at least, such as conventional counselling, Phoenix Rising helped me gently lift myself to a happier place. I think I am still digesting some of my discoveries and am amazed at how gentle a process the practice is and yet incredibly powerful. I can leave a session feeling as though I can literally take more air into my lungs.”—Rachel

From the perspective of emptiness, living or dying doesn't matter, sick or well doesn't matter. This is not indifference, but an affirmation that life shines everywhere equally, without distinction or preference. It's all holy. In the same moment, without separation, it does matter whether my head hurts or my energy is good today. This is also holiness. Both are buddha-nature: empty buddha, sick buddha. Body of radiance, body of knots. Body of radiant knots. Just perfect, this crankiness; completely frustrating, this perfection. At night it all tumbles into sleep together.”—Joan Iten Sutherland