“It’s such a bonding experience : with yourself and the other women. It’s healing, nurturing, and it really values women.”

“I loved doing this work! I feel like I have a new way to live my life.”

“For all of the years that I have read self-help books and been in counseling and therapy, I have never (until now) worked in ‘the solution’ and not dwelled repetitively in ‘the problem.’ I feel reborn.”

“The best gift I have ever given myself.”

“I loved all the information. I learned things that I can use every day in my life.”

“I have a great deal of respect for the work you are doing. Every woman needs this educational program. Thanks for being here.”

“For the very first time in my life, I feel that I am in control. In control of my emotions, my behavior and how I show up in the world. The tools it teaches are amazing. I understand rage and how to deal with my trauma and wounds now.”

“I appreciate the safe place you create. You really make an effort to understand the person you are talking to, how you focus your attention on the person, your ability to be relational.”

“I appreciate the freedom I have found to be myself. I have rediscovered some long-forgotten parts of me, parts that I have missed, and it seems important to have all of me present as I strive to become whole.”

“I like that fact that you [Janet] were sharing your successes/struggles with us every week! It is a perfect example of how healing is ongoing and requires perpetual awareness and being present in the moment.”

“BreakFree is nurturing. It helps you identify childhood feelings and reactions now as an adult.”

“Janet is a very strong leader with a ‘down to business, down to Earth’ style. Wonderfully refreshing to be with.”

“I was surprised that something seemingly so simple has made such big changes.”

“Friendship with oneself is all important, because without it one cannot be friends with anyone else in the world.”

–Eleanor Roosevelt

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