Hear from the people i’ve helped

Hear about the difference I’ve made to so many lives, in so many ways, from the people I’ve supported on their journey through so many walks of life. Employees suffering with stress, depression, anxiety, or who have suffered a bereavement that have needed time off work. Teenagers struggling with angst and examination worries. Returning soldiers and veterans adapting to civilian life. Business leaders and educational teams undergoing uncertainty and constant change management. Transforming teams from responding to mental health issues, to understanding them and practising good mental health techniques to their own, and their organisation’s benefit.

Here are the thoughts of the people I’ve supported.

Helen ran a great DISC session for our team which has really helped improve internal communication and team relationships. Helen is a very engaging trainer.

Jane Selman
Head of HR Jame T Blakeman & Co Ltd

We have valued the insights we have gained from our DISC training and are using this within our Senior team. Highly enjoyable sessions Helen thank you.

Mike Whittingham
Headteacher Trentham Academy

The Management and Directors of our company worked with Helen doing DiSC Training with the purpose of understanding our own leadership styles and the style of others within our company. The training was very beneficial in learning the different leadership styles in more depth and how we can adapt our style to best communicate and support others to get the best out of a situation. All participants have left the session feeling more self-aware and we were all given booklets to refer to for future use. Helen delivered the training in a very relaxed way, we all felt comfortable, and it made for an engaging and insightful day. Thank you, Helen.

Leanne Dooley
Office Manager & HR Coordinator Safety First Group Ltd

Our Multi Academy Trust commissioned Helen to work with all of our Headteachers and Senior Leaders with the aim of developing our leadership skills. For the Headteachers the day of group training was followed up with a one to one coaching session.

I thoroughly enjoyed the group DISC training day; it made me reflect on my own natural leadership style and helped me to consider ways of adapting this in order to best support and challenge each member of my team.

However, the most powerful part of the programme was the one to one session that followed. In honesty I didn’t know what to expect from this and was slightly apprehensive about attending. This turned out to be probably the most powerful piece of CPD that I have had in a long time. Helen is highly skilled in coaching and made me reflect deeply on some aspects of my professional and personal life; she made me feel very relaxed and we talked about some things that I have only ever shared with very few people. She also provided techniques and resources to support me.  I definitely left the session feeling more self-confident and assured. This may be pure co-incidence (or maybe not!) but I also finished in the prizes in my weekend golf competition for the first time in 5 years! Thank you Helen, a truly inspiring session.

Simon Dyson
Headteacher - Highfields Academy Concordia Multi Academy Trust

Before meeting Helen I was a shell of my former self, I would self-sabotage, overthink, respond with my primary emotion of anger to each and every situation and I was inadvertently destroying my marriage, career and hurting my daughter by not being the mother that my daughter deserved. Then came this absolutely wonderful lady with a beautiful energy and light, Helen has completely changed my life, with her techniques she has irradicated the primary response of anger/frustration, she has worked on my Triggers and helped me to let go of previous traumas enough to now begin to live life the way that I should be.
I now enjoy the little things, like taking my daughter to the park and having time to spend with her, going on dates with my husband and instead of meeting him with anger, I now meet him with pure love and appreciation and see the man that he is.
Helen, you have saved my life, truly. Without you I don’t know where my life would be right now but I do know that I would still be in survival mode and not achieving my potential fully. You are an absolute angel and I will be forever grateful for giving me the tools needed to enjoy life and change my mindset.
If anyone ever has any doubts about the benefits of NLP and Havening then please re-read this lady’s testimonials including this one and see just how many peoples’ lives she had transformed.
Thank you again Helen.

Amy Peart

Spending time with Helen has given me the tools to look at my life with positive attitude and to use that positivity to make the changes needed to become a healthier, happier & slimmer person. I have already lost 5lbs in my first week and my glass is now definitely half full and I will make sure it is never half empty again.

Jane Duffield

A massive thank you to Helen Dos Santos for taking time out of her busy schedule and investing in the HM Forces on presenting a full day of Mental Health and Coaching techniques to service personnel.
I cannot praise and recommend Helen highly enough to anyone or business, company or organisation who want to make a big difference within their workplace and their people to enhance output.
Helen delivered an excellent, exciting brief which captured the soldiers, and they could not speak any highly of Helen and how she got the information and coaching techniques across which service personnel will use in years to come.
Thank you so much Helen and anyone looking to use Horizons Coaching don’t think twice as you will be missing out. Highly recommend.

Matt Murphy
Corps of Royal Engineers

My colleague invited Helen to our Barracks in North Yorkshire to deliver a well-being and resilience package to service personnel, focusing on mental and emotional health. The presentation was outstanding and Helen is an extremely knowledgeable, skilled, and confident speaker, maintaining the audience’s attention throughout and keeping them engaged with activities. Having a military affiliation herself, Helen was able to connect well with our soldiers and officers, providing a much-needed wellbeing session during a busy period for our establishment. I would thoroughly recommend Helen and know she has made a huge impact on our workforce, adding immense value to how we move forward as a team. A true professional with a great work ethic and a dedication to helping others.

Billy Piper
32 Engineers Regiment

Following the passing of my dear father, 8 months on I was still feeling lost. I cried often and was agitated and angry most of the time. I was unable to cope with my normal day to day life including my job. I was, at breaking point in all aspects of my life.
Helen was recommended to me and at first, I was sceptical and reluctant to attend. Following my initial consultation, I immediately felt at ease and knew that coaching could, help me. Following the Havening and Timeline Therapy plus additional techniques I can now say with confidence that I feel that coaching would benefit the wellbeing of everyone.

Since completing my 3 coaching sessions with Helen, I am now able to reframe my thoughts and cope better with my grief and anxiety. My confidence has returned, and I have gained more resilience. The tools and techniques provided by Helen are now a stable in my daily life and I feel that without them I would not be where I am today, which is a much more pleasant place than I was previously experiencing.

Thank you, Helen, for being so calm, non-judgemental and personable throughout my journey.

Painsley Catholic College

Completing the DiSC profile to understand more about our approach to leadership has made a big difference for our school and our trust. It has provided an insight into our strengths as a team of headteachers and senior leaders and highlighted ways in which we need to adjust in order to work and communicate really flexibly.
Working with Helen has been highly supportive and insightful. Her deep understanding of personality, together with her rich experience of working across sectors, ensured really interesting and engaging training.

Kim Cairns
Headteacher Parklands Community Primary & Nursery School

Success Story - Vaibhav Vadera

Less Stress, More Success

Do you find there are not enough hours in the day, frustrated that we never get to the bottom of our ‘To Do’ list?  With 80% of employees feeling stressed at work, explore and recognise the causes of stress.  Gain take-away tools to improve your time management skills, plan your day with ease and learn how and when to say No!

How to achieve a calmer life & cope with challenges.

Explore what hinders us from feeling calm and why, and gain an insight into the 4 C’s of mental wealth, Chaos, Control, Choice & Calm.   Gain a true understanding of the benefits of remaining calm.  Learn self-help techniques and top tips to achieve a sense of calm in your life and address challenges in a positive manner.

Positively Manage Worr-ease

Did you know 97% of what we worry about never even happens?  Consider the negative affects fear and worry have on us emotionally and mentally, as well as identify types of worry.   Learn new strategies to manage our worrying thoughts in an empowering way, along with controlling some of our self-talk to enable us to feel positive.

Sleep Well, Feel Great.

On average we spend 33 years in bed – but how much of that is good quality sleep?  The benefits of sleeping well ensure greater concentration and focus, high energy levels and improved health.  Gain an understanding of the science of sleep, what cause disruption to our sleep pattern and gain strategies to promote a better quality sleep.   Finish off with a short guided mindfulness session.

Spring Clean Your Thinking

Explore how our negative thinking impacts on us in this fun session.  Discover ways of demolishing and re-setting some of our old thinking patterns which may no longer serve us any purpose.  Achieve more confidence and empowerment by making some simple changes to our thought process

Manage Your Emotions

Based on The Sedona Method, learn a unique way for making positive changes and gain an insight to the simple process of releasing underlying emotions that hold you back.  Become a master of your mind and emotions, then develop the art of the “release technique” or letting go.  Simple, fast & effective in order to achieve calmness. 

Press Pause, Live Well.

Recognise what causes us to feel stressed and learn more about the signs and symptoms to understand the impact on our health.   Gain self-help tips to manage stress in order to achieve a greater balance in life.  Develop an awareness of Havening Techniques® to relax and build longer lasting resilience.

The Impact of Words – Mind Your Language!

Our language holds massive power to manifest change. Words can either be empowering and encouraging or destructive and damaging.  Gain a deeper understanding of just how powerful our “language” is and the impact of the words we use with our self-talk and when speaking to others.   With an understanding of the latest neuroscience delegates will learn techniques that will help them get the best out of themselves as well as build engaging and positive relationships with others.

MAD (Making A Difference) about Mental Health at work

This session is targeted at Senior Leaders, Managers & Team Supervisors, in fact anyone with responsibility for staff.    Through this session we explore why mental health is important, and gain awareness of the impact on an individual suffering with mental health issues.  Managers will feel more confident about how to start a conversation and what they can say, how to say it and what NOT to say. 

The Power of Visualisation

Visualisation – seeing the goal as already complete in your mind’s eye – is a core technique used by the world’s most successful people. Visualisation is effective because it harnesses the power of our subconscious mind, activating the creative powers of the subconscious mind, motivating it to work harder at creating solutions. You’ll also notice new levels of motivation and find yourself doing things that normally you would avoid, but that will take you closer to success.

I’m Possible verses Impossible

Beliefs are nothing more than a thought – often holding us back.  This belief change session provides 6 simple steps to greater self- fulfilment and success.  Our beliefs can either destroy or enrich our life.  Unhelpful beliefs hinder our ability to achieve our desires and goals.  These simple steps help you tap into your resourcefulness, to shine and flourish in life.

Digital Detox

Are we losing our ability to know who we are and what’s important to us?  Understand the addictive affects over exposure to the digital world has on our health, and explore techniques to make better choices in managing information overload.  Make smart choices that enable us to take control of our lives in a healthier way.

Pause & Relax

Say thank you to your staff and give them an hour to experience and learn anti-stress & relaxation techniques.  Understand the importance of taking time out for ourselves, still the mind, relax the body and learn how this can be achieved through breathe work, visualisation, Havening Techniques® and guided mindfulness.  All of which can be self-applied after the session and have great health benefits.

Mindfulness – a mental spa break

Experience a half hour guided mindfulness session to still the traffic in our minds.  This ancient practise is known to improve sleep, relieve stress and regulate our emotions.   It also increases mental clarity, improves concentration and boosts our working memory.  Along with smoothing gentle music this session creates and promotes a sense of wellbeing.

Powerful Thinking Everyday

Gain an awareness of our most powerful tool in the world – our brain.  Learn the difference between the conscious and the subconscious mind, how to unlock the brain’s hidden power and how use this to our advantage.   Not only will this assist in encouraging more positive thinking, you will can more focus and reduce stress.

Dreams do come True

Ever wondered why 92% of people do not achieve their goals?  Join the 8% that are achievers by exploring, in this fun session, how goals can be achieved through combining various Neuro Linguistic Programming techniques in goal setting accompanied with visualisation and the creation of a Vision Board.  All of which will get you what you want in life.