... she is able to combine Western Psychology with the Chinese way of
thinking. As a result, she was able to reach participants in a way that
would not have been possible for a Stress Management consultant hired
from the West. The participants gained a thorough insight into the
topics under discussion and valued the lively, hands-on approach of Dr.
...Dr. Collard war uns aeusserst wertvoll in der kompetenten
Unterstuetzung aller am Schulleben beteiligten Gruppen, sei es durch das
Bereitstellen von Informationen, durch das unkomplizierte Rueckmelden
bei Fragen, durch das sachliche Unterstuetzen von schulischen Konzepten,
durch das Leiten von Gruppengespraechen sowie durch erfolgreiche
Workshop Client Feedback
Teacher Development Course (2010-02-19)
I found the above course to have a well thought out structure which
allowed for individual stages of personal and professional development,
and which enabled all participants a chance to explore issues, ask
questions and consolidate skills. Patrizia skilfully enabled individual
development whilst ensuring that the course objectives were met.
In my opinion, the content of each day of the workshop was excellent. I
came away with a sense of having consolidated my knowledge of
mindfulness practice and teaching, and of having revised what I though I
Excellent… imparted considerable knowledge and experience with
confidence, assertive gentleness, humour and humility.
Clear, informative and easy to follow.
I have already made use of the resources given in the workshop pack and
know that I will return to them again and again.
I experienced you as professional & skilled. You had a balance of
equanimity, calm, capacity to relay information in an easy to hear &
understand way and a humorous, light touch. I gained much from all the
"titbits" of information that only an experienced expert can supply to
illustrate examples & answer random questions. The structure & delivery
over the five days reflected the MBCT programme which of course in
crucial in any sort of training. This provided good modelling by you as
well as the receiving of the experience by myself as a student (& I hope
I felt held as you adjusted each day’s schedule to manage what had been
covered (or not ) so far.
The manual is a major contribution to the training - clear, structured,
& informative. Since returning home I have been studying the pages we
did not use on the course. They have proven useful in recording my CDs.
I am looking forward to summer reading based on the extensive lists
This training was more than I could have hoped from several aspects
- the deepening of my own mindfulness practice through the retreat type
environment, factual teaching & learning, the modelling &
practice sessions with feedback, the welcoming & caring attitude of
yourself & Helen, the good value for money. The whole experience was
greater than the sum of the parts - a not to be forgotten 5 days. I feel
a solid confidence to deliver the MBCT in a professional setting.
I had to write to say how I felt following last Saturdays workshop.
I would admit that before it was sceptical about such things as
meditation and a possible place for it in therapy. After Saturday I was
unable to get what you shared out of my mind. I have even "found" myself
thinking about during my clinical work and how it could be so helpful.
Whether I will do the further training depends on a number of factors
but it is under active consideration.Thank you so much for giving us
such a great day.
As I am a diabetic, excess adrenalin can have adverse effects on my
blood sugar levels. I found the information on how our minds control the
chemicals our bodies produce fascinating.
I found the facilitator excellent. She was non-threatening and I felt
she was on my side. She was serious but had a sense of fun. Mrs. E. P.
Core Energy Management works very well with my meditation practice. It
taps into the well of spiritual positivity. The session was superbly
facilitated: clear and concise, and Dr. Collard was able to communicate
to people from all walks of life. (Mr. E., UK, accupuncturist)
Holistic Stress Management has proved very helpful for dealing with
stressful situations in order to jump in before 'fight or flight' kicks
in. This was a very helpful presentation, the material being really
useful for students trying to offer a holistic approach to their
clients. (Ms. L. B. post-graduate student)