I have been working with John for 10 months. Over that time, I have noticed improvements in my life, but it is hard for me to determine whether these were a direct result of my work with John, as I am doing other self-improvement work at the same time. However, John recently made a suggestion that changed things for me radically. I am in school and I am a perfectionist. Getting less than an A was totally unacceptable to me. As a result, my life was way out of balance, skimping on self-care chasing those A’s. I was stressed, pushing myself, and finding myself resistant to doing school work as a result. I was frustrated and miserable. During a recent coaching session John gave me a challenge that I was resistant to at first: “I want you to get a C on purpose.” The very idea was appalling! But we discussed ways I could bring more balance into my life with self-care, etc. The whole notion was completely paradoxical, revolutionary, and ultimately transformative. With John’s support, I made a calendar and schedule for myself, and as a result I am experiencing less stress, more peace and calm, more balance in my life, and I believe I am actually getting more done! I put less pressure on myself and have reevaluated perfectionism vs quality of life. Despite myself, I still got an A in one class, and am doing the best I can, without “killing myself”, in the other!
When John and I started working together I had been unemployed and unable to pay rent so had been evicted. I had just gotten a temp-to-hire job which came with housing. John provided me with much-needed coaching support during the months of insecurity while I waited for the temporary employment to become permanent. In addition, I was concerned about some expensive storage I had in another city. With John’s coaching, I was able to get my storage moved closer to me with much better rates. Also, I have had a very strained relationship with my son for years. Today, with the support of John and others, I have been able to come to terms with the situation and am much more at peace with it.
With John’s help and coaching support, I have gone from being unemployed, watching TV all day and evicted to being housed, employed, taking and passing courses with A’s, on track to achieving a specific career goal, and at peace with my relationship with my son. I have never felt better, been happier or more productive in my life! And things just keep getting better! Yes, I’m doing the work, but John and others are here to cheer me on with support and encouragement.
Alison H. Lompoc, CA 2018
I had the pleasure of working with John Mudie who introduced me to HeartMath® . The thing I found helpful is the HeartMath technique of breathing into my heart and cultivating gratitude, then I can get into my heart. In remembering the kindnesses of my spiritual teacher and former husband I was able to get into Heart Coherence. John gave me the assignment to do two five-minute sessions a day. He also mentioned that I would have more energy to counteract depletion and burnout. Wow what a difference! I did a HeartMath procedure way more than twice a day. Whenever I felt the slightest irritation, such as when a driver cuts me off on the highway I just went into the appropriate HeartMath technique.
I was so inspired that I took on the self-assignment of dealing with my procrastination.
I am a major major procrastinator. Months ago, I had a bad bonding filling which lasted only a week. Not only did I called the dental clinic to address this problem, I also got my bonding redone at no extra charge.
In a flurry of inspiration, I proceeded to tackle all those other procrastinations which I had put off for years. For example, yours truly had purchased eight years ago a very fancy and expensive Garmin sports watch which monitors my caloric expenditure while exercising. Since I loathe reading manuals I had never figured out how to use the ruddy watch. I called the company and talked with a very nice woman who walked me through the steps. Eureka I now know how to use my sports watch.* Another example in the benefits of heart coherence is when I’m under stress. A perfect example in point is when my ignition switch on my ancient Volvo got jammed, which happens from time to time. Instead of getting all wigged out I just breathed into my heart, developed gratitude and became totally relaxed and chilled out for several minutes. My ignition switch became un-jammed and all was right with me and the world.
I have to thank John’s consummate skills in teaching me these techniques. I would highly recommend anyone to work with John and to see the benefits first hand of HeartMath techniques.
Sarah L. Santa Barbara.
I had the pleasure of working with John Mudie who introduced me to Heart Math. It certainly piqued my interest. The thing I found very helpful is this concept of Reset by breathing into my heart and then getting the Coherence by being in gratitude- which I was able to to do thanks to John's excellent presentation . During this process of developing Coherence I remembered the kindness of my spiritual teacher and my former husband who has shown me much kindness. Sara L, Santa Barbara
John’s Heart Math coaching sessions brought me through a grueling experience. While defending my position in Superior Court John’s coaching kept me centered and safe from becoming over-stressed. I highly recommend his expertise in this practice.
Not only is John skilled in Heart Math coaching, he is highly educated and experienced in several other healing modalities including coaching, 12-Step and spiritual healing.
Beth P, Santa Barbara