Your work is always helpful to me. It speaks volumes in a voice that I can hear well. I believe this is because you have done the work (or unlearned the toxic behaviours of our society) and there are no hints of influence from the toxic messages in your articles. I really appreciate that.
Your work is incredible! In all my experience in healing trauma, and psychological research I have never come across someone who has fully reflected on the power dynamics, double binds and group political factors that are the underlying narrative of trauma.
November 9, 2016
I just wanted to write and tell you how much I appreciate your newsletter and your book reviews. I find them very helpful and nuanced.
November 8, 2016
So grateful for your work and your insights. They've made a tremendous difference for me in my life. I am so grateful for you.
November 3, 2016
Something about your writing and delivery is like 100% daily requirement of every soul nutrient I need. It seeps right into every exact hungry malnourished part of me and I go, "Hm. Yes. Gentler with this sweet little self. I'm okay. I can set my boundaries and that's okay."
Thank you for your work in this world. It has literally and truthfully changed my life.
October 22, 2016
There has been a massive sense of self esteem and discovery of just who I actually am whenever I have received healing work from you. I've been going from strength to strength, a lot of that due to your skill and sensitivity around what works for me, particularly the cranial healing work I've undergone.
October 21, 2016
I always walk away from these sessions with tools I can use. You're amazingly intuitive.
October 20, 2016
Thank you so much for all of your support and insight. It's so incredibly helpful I can't even begin to tell you. Reminding me that this is all a part of integration has been really important in getting me out of the state and being able to have a witness and some ground in it all. I really appreciate the insight that being told that I'm being dramatic/acting crazy is bullshit because I was/am acting in response to abuse and pain.
September 24, 2016
I will never forget Sonia, ever, ever, ever. Sonia is one of the coolest/most inspiring humans I have ever met! Sonia's hands and words are powerful, tender, nurturing, and healing, all at the same time. She helped me regain my self-confidence & build boundaries I never knew existed. Sonia also respected my boundaries more than anyone else I've encountered. I began a new relationship with myself/my body in which I started to listen to/trust in/love myself. These are probably the most important lessons I will learn in my lifetime. She has helped me feel safe existing as my own person in my own body. <3 Thank you, Sonia.
September 24, 2016
Wellspring of Compassion is another very well written book about sensitive people. It now has a permanent place in my personal library.
August 13, 2016
I came to our sessions looking for an opening to a wall that was blocking me from even seeing what I needed to do next in the healing process. I was surprised that what came up was boundaries, though in hindsight, of course, it’s not surprising at all. I can hardly believe I didn’t see it myself, long before. But that’s what I was there for! And I can only extend my gratefulness to you for helping me come to a place, not only of acknowledging that I do in fact have boundaries, but also allowing them, respecting them, and honoring them.
Even though I realize that the healing journey has just begun, I feel unbelievably more capable and confident on that path after our reiki sessions.
February 10, 2016