My name is D.... D.... I first met John Mudie in 1996, at my first ...meeting. He was kind, soft spoken, and very supportive. I was a real mess, not only was I an alcoholic but I had just been diagnosed with bipolar and schizophrenia. I was very scared. John was very supportive and comforting. The meeting was very calm and serene. Afterwards he asked if I wanted to stay for the business meeting. So I did, and John became a different person. He was fighting for a cause he truly believed in. With heart and soul very passionately, like a raging bull. I’m glad he’s on our side. Just to let you know a person may be down mentally but we can fight our way back. I am doing great and am going on 21 years sober. Jan 2017
My name is Mike S and I was diagnosed with Bipolar Schizo-effective disorder twelve years ago I’ve been open about my illness to many peolpe including mental health professionals . Few of them really know what mental illness entails. Until one day I met and confided in John M. over the telephone. I was immediately struck by John’s direct and effective approach to a person having a bipolar episode. He asked me a series of key questions that nobody in all my years of being ill knew hot to ask me. John has an uncanny intuition on how to get down to causes and conditions of why a mentally ill person is suffering. All I can say is that there are a few like him. John has a way of taking problems that have been baffling the mental health professional for decades and simplifying them. I am honored to know him. Mike S Jan. 2017
John D. Mudie gave me guidance that I could help my locale mental health community as well as myself if I volunteer on the county mental health commission for Santa Barbara, meeting once a month plus committee meetings, this was free training I was on the front seat of up to date mental health issues...I learned alot about myself and the importance of helping others as we as my own mental health issues. He taught me the importance of listening to others. I am a better person because of the spark and motivation of John D. Mudie he taught me the importance of listening others more and not interrupting with my own thoughts or ideas... you can learn much more through listening. I was on the mental health commission for seven years received a letter of recommendation from Santa Barbara County Commisioner Gail Marshall. This letter stated that I am a good listener as well as helpful with my Internet searching skills to inform the commision faster than the state of California was providing. This letter open a lot of doors for me...when I joined future boards and councils in another county. Gary ...H.... Santa Maria CA
My name is Kendal Cheesman . I live with Mental Health Illness. I am able to talk about, work with and LIVE my life thanks to the wonderful caring support, both professionally and personally that Dr.Mudie provided me over the past 2 years I have known him. I was fortunate to meet him while I was employed in Lompoc and a year later was even more fortunate to be hired by John to facilitate his computer courses in Santa Maria. I gained many valuable and usefull tips, knowledge and caring support from him during several of my M H crisis. He was always quick to reach out and help me, with genuine care and knowledge whenever I was down. I would HIGHLY recommend anyone contemplating using John’s services to “stop thinking about it and do it,” You will gain a lifelong mentor and friend who truly cares about what he does and those who do it with him. Sincerely, Kendal Cheesman Lompoc, CA.
John and I have been platonic friends for several years. When we get together for a visit every month or so he usually has advice for me and wouldn’t be shy about offering it. But this time there was something new in John’s tool kit. Not only did he listen without interruption I felt his full compassionate attention. The only time he would say something was when I was stuck in my story then he would gently ask the perfect question to unstuck me so I could continue with my catharsis. I never felt that he was impatient or anxious in his listening. I only felt his full undivided compassionate energy. It was really quite remarkable! I highly recommend John as a Coach. ~ Beth in Santa Barbara, California
In our coaching John explored with me my values and needs. To my wonderment what stood out strongly was something that John could phrase as a need for transcendency. This insight surprised me and at the same time the wording really resonated! Being partly a musician and artist I sometimes tend to forget what Art is about for me personally. With the deep and compassionate presence that John had for me we reconnected to one of my core values: an artistic practice of transcendental quality. I am feeling joyful and energetic thinking of the new clarity ideas for action I found with John´s support.
— Joanna Q., Leipzig, Germany April 2017