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.

The DiSC profiling leadership training we received in the Central Leadership Team of our MAT enabled us to work more closely and effectively as a team, considering our individual and group behaviour traits. Helen played an integral role in supporting knowledge gathering regarding our communication styles as individuals and as a team. She helped us understand how we can effectively work together to meet shared and common goals. As we work with a large number of other professionals, including a variety of post holders, the DiSC profiling provided us with a list of our own traits and qualities we could reflect upon, considering how these could be received by other individuals. Having the opportunity to watch videos, which Helen supported us to evaluate, helped exemplify how leadership teams communicate effectively, considering the different behaviours and personality styles of others. Helen used a variety of methods, including role-play activities, to help us practice how we should communicate with other professionals. We have since reflected on the training and put this into practice; this has resulted in the successful consideration of other leadership styles during our team meetings and has supported with us communicating effectively with other members of our MAT. I would recommend Helen’s DiSC profiling training to any team wishing to explore how to work more effectively as a collaborative group to meet shared goals.

Lisa Sarikaya
Chief Executive Officer St. Bart’s Multi-Academy Trust

A quick note of thanks to Helen for delivering a series of thought provoking workshops to our Senior Leadership Team. Myself and the team found the sessions very informative, interactive and engaging. Helen challenged the way we view and deal with many of the challenges leaders of a business face day to day with their teams. Helen has a very positive mindset and not afraid to share her own experiences as she works thru the sessions. Thank you again for a series of great workshops.

Brendon Land
Managing Director, UK & Ireland RATIONAL UK

As a small charity we have always focussed our training on how best to support our team to support the beneficiaries we serve. As we work in a very challenging environment, we recognised that we needed to support our staff team with some training that was specifically just for them. Following a recommendation we approached Helen and I am so glad we did! Helen helped us to identify which of her sessions would suit our diverse team best, and we plumped for the bite-size session, How to achieve a calmer life & cope with challenges.
The session lasted a couple of hours and everyone came away with a number of strategies and techniques to draw on to help them in both their personal and working lives. The feedback was unanimously positive and everyone asked when Helen could come back again. Thanks Helen!

Catherine Cook
Chief Executive, The Peter Pan Centre

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Vaibhav Vadera

If I may do a massive shout out and thank you to Helen Dos Santos NLPMP MPSA who clearly works with magic!! As a self-confessed control freak with tendencies to “what if” ever scenario I can often find life a little overwhelming. Over the years, I’ve tried a number of techniques to help manage overwhelm, excessive thoughts and to relax and I’m incredibly grateful to Helen for sharing “Havening” with me. Within just 1 week, this technique has already allowed me to calm my impromptu panic, regulate my breathing and let go. I’ve also learned to reframe my thinking (this is still a work in progress) from negative statements, replacing them with more positive language that helps keep me and those around me more motivated, calm, confident, and determined.

Whilst I understand there are no overnight fixes, having techniques in our toolbox to work on is such a positive step!

I can’t recommend Horizon Coaching highly enough and I loved that there were no pushy sales, clearly bespoke to my needs and the support was the length of time that was appropriate for me.

Sarah Plant
HR Consultant People Team Solutions

Helen has worked within our MAC delivering workshops and coaching to staff, ranging from topics such as The Impact of Words, Achieve a Calmer Life, and Positively Managing Worry, as well as one-to-one leadership coaching. I am incredibly grateful to Helen for her dedication and commitment. She is approachable and compassionate, enabling conversation to flow, which makes people feel at ease.

The impact that she has had on colleagues has been phenomenal. I have seen colleague’s confidence grow and flourish following sessions with Helen. Some have felt that they have been able to address previous traumas through Havening Techniques and Timeline Therapy and others were able to prioritise and tackle work/life balance much better.

I would recommend Helen’s workshops to anyone. In the fast-paced world in which we live, Helen ensures that we take time for ourselves and overall, makes us feel like we can be more productive by putting well-being at the forefront, whatever our role. Her work is invaluable.

Charlotte Rowley
Acting Principal St Maria Goretti Catholic Academy

Helen really helped me to reduce my negative thoughts and put a positive spin on them. As an 18 year old I was under a lot of different stresses from college, relationships and just moving into adulthood but Helen’s methods enabled me to be able to calm myself in stressful situations, to tackle the roots of my issues and to have a more positive and beneficial mindset moving forward into the next chapter of my life. I would recommend Helen’s coaching for anyone and I have specifically found the ‘What If…’ method useful.

Annabel Taylor

Great first session. Really enjoyable and put me in a positive frame of mind for the rest of the day and days to follow now that I have some new techniques. Thank you Torus for organising these and the other 13 sessions to come.
I found Helen very soothing. She put me at ease from the off and whilst an online group session (which can often feel impersonal), Helen made the session feel very personal.
Helen was very positive, charismatic and engaging throughout the session. Very personable by sharing own stories and you feel you are in a trusted environment.
Helen delivered the session in a very informative easy to understand way. Helen is very easy on the ear and you just listen.
It was excellent workshop – one of the best

Various Staff comments
Torus Housing Association, Liverpool

Helen delivered a series of workshops to both our Senior Leadership Team as well as all the staff. Her training is thought provoking and encourages reflection and challenges fixed mindsets. Our staff have now become more open to thinking about how we cope with our own mental health to ensure we can do our best for our students.

Linda Williams
Headteacher Abbey Hulton Primary School

My son has suffered with depression and bouts of anger due to unresolved trauma for a large part of his life. Over the last few months I had become increasingly concerned for his mental well-being after witnessing recent outbursts of anger followed by long periods of silence.  Medical intervention had been of very little help and as a mother I felt helpless. Helens’ number was given to me by someone who had used her services and couldn’t praise her enough.

My son has recently finished his coaching with Helen and is a changed man. He tells me Helen is a wonderful lady who has changed his outlook. He now feels positive and optimistic about life.

If anyone is suffering with mental health issues or knows someone that is please contact Helen. She really can make a difference.

Irene Moffatt

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.