How Are You Feeling?


Here are just a few of the situations you might be experiencing


There are many types of pain. Mental pain; emotional pain; spiritual pain; but mostly people associate with physical pain. Pain itself, and consequently the fear of pain, can cause you to avoid both physical and social activities. Over time this not only leads to less physical strength (it hurts too much to work your body in any way, so you stop running or going to the gym) so you also lose functionality too. Weaker social relationships develop too (you get fed up with having to explain yourself ‘again’, and you realise people just don’t want to hear about it anymore – their sympathy only goes so far).

The mental stress and biologic psychological effects of pain can be just as severe as the pain itself. In fact, people with chronic pain are three times more likely to develop depression. Balancing the body and finding the cause creates relief and calm that overflow in every area of your life.


Anxiety involves excessive worrying or stress about specific situations or aspects of a person’s life. Anxiety can disrupt your life by impacting your home life, work life, and your social life, your self-confidence and ability to complete daily tasks at work or school. Constant anxiety will impact on your digestive system (common complaints are initially about digestion mistakenly being considered the main issue). It will affect your mood, and your behaviour in general; your sleep patterns (you just can’t get to sleep as your mind won’t stop, or you are constantly waking up and finding it difficult to get back to sleep – you wake tired every day).  More importantly it will lower your immune system, making you a lot more vulnerable. It will get worse over time and the adrenalin that is constantly released (which is a hormone), disrupts other systems of the body, but eventually if it goes on long enough, adrenal fatigue becomes an issue and that is hard to come back from.  We find the cause behind the anxiety, and it becomes a thing of the past.

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Panic is made worse by stress, and stress can cause a panic attack! They are often due to experiences that have overwhelmed the mind and by events or situations that haven’t been processed properly (nowadays there is just no time to do that). Unfortunately, they are becoming more and more common. Frequently they can happen abruptly, with little or no notice. They impact on your life. They stop you from doing things, because you are fearful that it is going to happen when you are out, or driving, or in a crowd, on an airplane, in the middle of a business meeting, or at a party. Let’s face it, there is NEVER a convenient time! They can transform your life and you can develop other problems such as depression, mistrust, irritability, and constant anxiety. Often you are a person who tends to solve and get through your problems yourself. You do not accept that you are experiencing something you can’t control. It becomes a struggle to admit your experience comes from your mind and not your body. We can work to provide you peace of mind by finding the cause behind your overwhelming and unprocessed experiences.

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Anger has its place, sure. However, the body goes into fight/flight response and floods the body with stress hormones (adrenalin & cortisol). This means it also shunts blood away from the gut and towards muscles in readiness for exertion. So eventually with constant anger episodes, it not only makes it difficult to solve problems and change behaviour, but it will affect your digestions (see Stress and Anxiety above). If it starts to rule your days and you blow up at things that others see as small problems, it’s time to do something about it. Unexplained and habitual anger disrupts you living life and if it is aimed at a child or partner, starts to create a negative impact on their behaviour towards you. You are likely to make poor choices as well as damage your relationships – seek assistance before it turns to physical violence. Vented anger after all, can also be considered mental and emotional abuse. Often there is a cause behind the unreasonable anger; we find that cause without you having to relive any bad experiences you may have suffered, therefore can create a better perspective on life and reduce soaring blood pressure and other associated health problems too.

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This can simply be related to lack of understanding what certain foods do to the body, but more often develops from emotional eating, as comfort food/drink makes you feel marginally better for a short period of time. This becomes a habit very quickly; before long the microbiome of the gut sends signals ‘demanding’ certain foods be eaten. Often called ‘craving’, but it’s a demand nevertheless; for more sugar or the foods/drinks that create glucose in the body. The body cannot cope adequately with this and starts to store fatty tissue, usually around the middle and you start to put on weight.

The cycle seems difficult to break, but certain protocols, coupled with your determination to lose these devastating habits, can be a lot easier to overcome than you’d think.

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Low Confidence

Low confidence and lack of self-esteem often go hand in hand. The consequences are that you are overlooked at work, you aren’t listened to or just not heard at all. You’d rather stay in your comfort zone because it reduces your risk of failure. You often feel inadequate and question your abilities. You may sabotage yourself constantly as you lack trust in yourself to be able to do any job as well as you think others would do it – so sometimes you just choose not to even try. This makes you feel safe as you can’t fail, but then you feel utter frustration and disappointment that you didn’t just try, and it begins to undermine your self-esteem.

Not having the confidence to confront issues at work or with your family, can have a negative effect on your health and well-being. This does not have to be the end result though, as we get to the cause and defuse it. Giving you back your self-worth and the power of self. Realising you are a force to be reckoned with – for yourself.

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There are so many forms of abuse – none is acceptable! Whether is it mental, emotional, physical, or sexual abuse, they are all damaging to the abused, (but also to the abuser). Bullying in any situation is harmful and can leave you damaged. The most insidious and most difficult to deal with, is the mental and emotional abuse, as it SO well hidden from view and usually the abuser is so clever at camouflage. Sometimes, so much so, that even the abused doesn’t quite realise what is happening until it is nearly too late. It can be that subtle. Their control over your developing feelings of being in the wrong all the time is exactly where they want you to be. You are made to feel inadequate, incompetent, weak, unworthy, unimportant, and pathetic. This in no way diminishes the other forms of abuse which can and do leave scars for life, especially for the younger the person who is being abused.

If you need help to recuperate from any forms of abuse, to enable you to better grow into your future and leave the old scars behind, then Neuro-Training helps enormously, easily, and quickly without having to revisit old and often painful memories.

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Stressful feelings lead to a chaotic pattern in the beat-to-beat of the heart’s rhythm, indicating your nervous system is out of sync. When this happens, a cascade of more than 1400 biochemical changes are set in motion that have a wide range of effects on your body’s systems.

Research into the neurosciences has made clear that emotional processes operate so fast they bypass the mind’s linear reasoning.

Stress affects other functions in your brain too and stops you from learning, makes it difficult to concentrate, think clearly, remember, or to coordinate simple tasks.  Putting thing back into perspective, diffusing things at the core, gives you your life back.

Swollen Sore Joints

With today’s diet (food lacking in nutrients due to the fast-food and ‘easy packaged’ availability) and drinks high in sugar content, not to mention lack of regular and functional exercise, many people end up retaining fluids.

Being on your feet all day can cause fluid retention around the ankles and feet. Otherwise, it is often a whole-body retention.

Did you know, your lymphatic system circulates, cleans, and filters all the leftover blood in the body? It is your most important detoxification system. Learn more about Oedema (sore, swollen joints).

Lack of Sleep

Sleepless nights can often be the result of lack of sufficient exercise alone. The body needs an outlet and is meant to be physically used throughout the day. If this is not the case, then it can be any number of things. So, the quest would be to determine the CAUSE behind the sleeplessness.

This can be dissatisfaction with the life you are living, causing restlessness. Some emotional issues that are disturbing you on a subconscious level or mentally your mind just can’t stop going over things or stresses of the day. It could be a deficiency of a mineral or two, especially if your diet is lacking in variety of whole natural foods eaten both cooked and raw (salads). Or a combination of these things. Learn more about sleepless nights.

Joint Inflammation

When the body has experienced trauma or injury, it immediately reacts by having an immune response in which part of the body can become reddened, swollen, hot, and often painful, especially as a reaction to injury. It can swell as an army of beneficial white blood cells flow in to fight and help you heal. You may experience pain and tenderness, warmth at the site and especially stiffness. This is the body’s way of protecting itself as by causing loss of mobility it ‘forces’ you to not use that joint or area.

Often Bowen Therapy will help enormously as the small and gentle moves associated with this therapy will ‘tell’ the body that the emergency is over and to return to a more balance and preferred state of relaxed and normal motion. The sooner you receive Bowen after an accident, surgery, or trauma of almost any kind, the quicker your body will respond, and inflammation will be reduced.
Far better and easier than resorting to drugs, particularly corticosteroids which are known to cause serious side-effects.

When it’s simply a bacterial or viral infection, then the body’s immune system fights it and you might experience a temperature, sore throat, runny nose, etc. There is more about what you can do with this type of inflammation referred to in the page on Mineral Therapy.

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Have you ever felt you are in a situation where you just can’t make proper sense of what’s going on, or are constantly confused? You are frequently doubtful; or experience a sense of panic or uncertainty? You might call it brain fog; feel dreamy or undecided about the simplest things. It’s a struggle to focus, concentrate and keep your mind on track.

Sometimes, we can find ourselves regularly confused as people are not acting or reacting as we expect; or we are seeing a situation differently to everyone else. This can be very unsettling when it keeps happening. It adds to your confusion and sometimes you start to doubt your own sanity when things remain foggy and unclear. At Brilliant Living we can help you get ‘on track’ again and get your mind working as it should; you will see your world through clear eyes; find yourself calmer and more open to practical action and to valuable discussions. You discover a self-confidence and ability to listen to others with an open and more flexible approach. End the confusion!

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Sam’s Journey
Sugar Addiction, Self Sabotage, Trauma

Cassie’s Story
Anxiety, Fear, Exhaustion, Sleep Deprived

Danielle’s Story
Fear of Flying

Coping better with Family Relationships

Coping better with Family Relationships

Having a family member being demanding and rude was really getting me down and it felt like a hopeless situation.

After a discussion with Susan she suggested Neuro -Training with Kinesiology .

I am pleased to say that after only one session I am coping far better and have much more confidence in handling the situation.

I feel so calm and centred

I feel so calm and centred

I just wanted to share with you how amazing I feel.

I feel so calm and centered but also awake and driven to make changes and achieve things.

And this is after the first session!
Menstrual cycle realigned

Menstrual cycle realigned

I went to Brilliant Living Solutions complaining of headaches which I would have for a week during menstruation. My periods would last 7 days, were heavy, offensive and contained clots. I was also diagnosed as anaemic (due to the heavy bleeds).

We decided to try hormone treatment and after three months the amount I was losing was reduced by half, with no clots.

The colour had improved, it was no longer offensive and my headaches were reduced and sometimes none at all.

When I checked with my doctor I was no longer anaemic (so therefore did not require the recommended hysterectomy). 10 months later my periods remain unchanged and headaches are minimal.

Thank you!

Thrilled with my leg cramping results

Thrilled with my leg cramping results

It took 6 months...but after waking with leg cramps every single night for 8 years and taking different types of magnesium all that time with no result, I’m thrilled!

Obsessive Compulsive Disorder

Obsessive Compulsive Disorder

You do remarkable things and I wish more people would see the benefit of it. I cannot believe it...

I was always aware I was checking things, but it was just part of the day! I know it has only been a couple of days but even just now I am out and I thought ‘where are my keys?’… Oh that’s right they are in my pocket.

Normally I’d be in a panic until I find them, or I would have to put my hand in my pocket to feel them, then five minutes later, feel them again to make sure they somehow had not fallen out! Remarkable!

I never realised the impact it used to have.. it has been nice to be able to leave the house and know yes I did turn this off and yes the door is locked.
Thank you so much.

My skin results are amazing

My skin results are amazing

My boils have completely disappeared after only 2 weeks, I can’t believe it.

There are only some skin marks left now.

Relief after Double Injections

Relief after Double Injections

A young woman 31 years old had been required to have the two stipulated injections to continue with her employment. She came to us as she was feeling out of sorts and didn’t quite know what was wrong.

"I am amazed, prior to seeing you Wednesday, I was feeling so far from my usual motivated, ‘able-to-take-things-on’ self. Since I saw you on Wednesday, my anxiety has gone (my heart doesn’t feel like it wants to jump through my chest) and I feel better going to sleep and staying asleep. My husband commented yesterday that I seem a lot calmer. Thank you so much; to not have the constant feeling of anxiety is just so nice."

Al G
Following a Booster Shot

Following a Booster Shot

If anyone is having side effects from one of the COVID ‘vaccines’ and is seeking some answers on how to recover from this, my strong recommendation to you is to arrange an appointment for a [Pandemic Support] session with Susan so that she can ask your body what it needs to recover from these and bring your body back to a state where it can heal itself.

After receiving the first two doses of the Pfizer (injections against my wishes, but mandated due to working in the public health system otherwise I would lose my job), I started to get quite sharp neuropathic pain in my hands and feet, along with tiredness, brain fog and a general sense of not feeling right within myself.

Thanks to Susan, a session Pandemic Support has helped the neuropathic pain disappear and the levels of tiredness and brain fog lift somewhat.

However, it was after I received my third dose (booster - also mandated) of the Pfizer that some of these symptoms exacerbated and became extremely debilitating.  The impact of this started within a couple of hours of receiving the booster shot with a wave of tiredness, the level of which I had not ever felt before.  The level of tiredness steadily worsened, as I was unable to sleep properly with constant waking.  This in turn impacted on me further by exacerbating brain fog, lack of concentration and motivation.  By the end of that week [I was so exhausted] it felt like I was dragging a concrete block around behind me, the brain fog was so absolute it was extremely difficult to concentrate or motivate myself to do my job, and it was a mammoth effort just to get out of bed to tackle the day.  I had never felt worse in my entire life!!

Thankfully I had arranged a follow up session with Susan for a week after the booster dose.

After my session, the immediate lift in energy was amazing. I had the first full night’s sleep in what felt like forever and the amount of energy when I woke the next morning was unbelievable!!  The brain fog had lifted, and my concentration was back in full.  Motivation was at an all-time high and work, although extremely busy, felt like it was easy and flowed well, probably due to the improved brain clarity.

What truly tested this was that the weekend after my session I worked an extremely long day at a polling booth for the State Election from 7.00am to 11.00pm, after having worked in my regular full-time job that week.  I truly did not know what to expect but was pleasantly surprised that I coped extremely well with this, and my energy levels were the same throughout the entire day, despite not having many breaks throughout the long day.

A couple of weeks down the track I am pleased to report that my energy levels are still good, I am still sleeping well and the brain fog has not returned.

I am so grateful to Susan for the time and care she has shown me in my search for a solution to the debilitating effects of this nasty injection.

Cheryl G
A massive weight has lifted

A massive weight has lifted

Since I saw you on Thursday, I feel a massive weight has lifted; my constant battle with beating the clock has subsided/gone!

I cannot believe it.

"Thank you" does not and will not ever extend far enough.
Sweating Restored to Normal

Sweating Restored to Normal

I am now 64. Since I was in my late 20s, come summer or winter, I would come over very hot with my face and arms in a sweat. It would only last about 2 to 3 minutes.

Over the years, doctors said there was nothing I could do. Therefore it became a way of life. That was until I visited Brilliant Living Solutions (April 2013) and learned about about the balance of minerals.

Explainations about the body and the deficiency of minerals all made sense. Within the second week I was only getting very hot, there was no sweat. I can live with getting hot.

After all these years, I am not embarrassed when I become hot. I am so pleased I met you.

Thank you.

Astounding Anxiety Results

Astounding Anxiety Results

I knew that I could trust you and came along to my appointment with an open mind and was prepared for change; I needed change.

Little did I know or like to admit I needed some help. I left my first appointment still somewhat uncertain that such a non-invasive treatment session could solve a problem that consumed me every day.

To this day I am astounded by the results and continue to look forward to my appointments with you. I leave your clinic feeling like a new/rejuvenated person. You have made such a positive impact in my life and it is recognised not just within myself but by others close to me.

Never did I think I could find someone that I would feel comfortable to converse with and come to for help. Your gentle nature, genuine interest and your want to help is rare.

You have a true gift. Thank you for everything.

General Wellbeing & Oedema

General Wellbeing & Oedema

I came to Brilliant Living Solutions in February 2008. I am in my 70s and have to use a walking frame due to circulation and muscle deterioration problems. At my first visit I was unable to walk very far due to massive fluid retention throughout my body, but especially in my legs and arms. The weight of the fluid made it impossible to raise my arms above shoulder height and it was very difficult to walk. Turning over in bed was also extremely difficult.

After the very first treatment, I was able to raise my arms fully above my head. I was so amazed I burst into tears as I had not been able to do that for many years. It felt so wonderful. I was also able to stand straight and walk more easily.

Later I was treated for fluid retention and it wasn’t long before I had to literally purchase new clothes as the old clothes were now so loose they were falling off me. I lost so much ‘weight’ with the fluid, that walking is much easier; turning over in bed is done with virtual ease. Even my doctor was amazed at the changes in me since I’ve been receiving Bowen on a regular basis.

Due to my condition (previous operation damaged lymph nodes) I will always retain fluid, but with the help of Bowen, and thanks to their suggestions for exercise, better diet and added nutritional support, I have my life back on track and see possibilities for continued improvement more than I ever thought possible, before I came to Susan and Steve’s clinic.
Fear of Heights Aced

Fear of Heights Aced

I have been meaning to touch base with you seeing as I faced a height challenge last week and aced it. I did the tree climb in the parklands and did all the challenges with ease. I felt so accomplished and empowered after I finished, it was such a great feeling!
Gentle & Non-Invasive Treatments

Gentle & Non-Invasive Treatments

I consulted Brilliant Living Solutions after my GP suggested I try Bowen. As a result of a fall I experienced pain in my neck, shoulders, back and feet. I also had Plantar Fasciitis with heel and under-foot pain.

After receiving a few treatments the pains disappeared and I was able to walk more freely again.

I fully appreciated the gentleness and non-invasive nature of Bowen Therapy.

Life changing Anxiety Results

Life changing Anxiety Results

I have been amazed seeing the life changing difference kinesiology with neuro-training can make for someone with anxiety. The process is gentle in that it does not require any recount of personal history, which can be distressing.

The results were felt after only one session with the long-term all consuming anxiety which affected every aspect of life, gone. Without the anxiety, and without medication, good sleep and a healthy appetite have returned.

They expect that this release from the grip of anxiety should be permanent. I would recommend to anyone suffering from anxiety to visit Brilliant Living Solutions for help. You will know quickly if the treatment is working, and the process is not invasive, please give it a try.
Pain Reduced, Sleeping Improved

Pain Reduced, Sleeping Improved

I tried Bowen for the first time in Jan 2012 as I had suffered from severely aching legs and sciatica since about the age of 11. After many tests and NO results, the doctors seemed to conclude it was 'all in my head' – in other words they were unable to help.

My legs had always been a problem and having a car accident at about 13 didn’t help (ran over my legs). The pain was constant and the only way I could sleep at night was to put my legs up against the wall for 30-40 mins, which would provide some relief (allowing about an hour’s sleep), before I would have to go through the routine again. Not much sleep for years really.

Bowen helped to some degree (certainly with the sciatica), but it wasn’t until I was put onto minerals in January 2013 that I noticed a marked improvement. It was slow at first and I was reassured that if I stuck with it, it should help improve my aching legs and therefore my ability to sleep. Since taking the minerals I’ve noticed improvement in things I didn’t expect. My eczema improved and I no longer bite my nails.

More importantly, as the muscle pain receded my sleeping improved. Within twelve months I was sleeping at least 7-8 hours a night. I no longer had to put my legs up against the wall and pain medication is now seldom required. I can leave off the minerals for longer periods, so I can now see the future being consistently pain free, with quality sleep. The minerals will always be there if needed, but I will no longer be reliant on them like I have been on the drugs.

My grief has become healing

My grief has become healing

1. I have just got home from my weekend with family saying farewell to my Grandma.
Thank you so much for what you did for me on Wednesday, I was able to approach the weekend feeling calm and grounded. I encouraged my family to share their memories of Grandma and I shared mine with normal degree of emotion. It feels so good to feel at peace with her passing. Thank you once again for being such an integral part of my healing experience, forever grateful.

2. Just wanted to let you know I am feeling amazing again after seeing you!
Balanced, calm and centered. Sleeping well.

As always, thank you for what you do, eternally grateful to have you in my world.

I’m so calm

I'm so calm

Are you sure there’s no valium in these minerals?

I’m so calm, relaxed and sleeping so deeply now.

Calm and Sleep

Calm and Sleep

Just wanted to let you know I am feeling amazing again after seeing you! Balanced, calm and centred. Sleeping well. As always, thank you for what you do, eternally grateful to have you in my world.
Amazing Anxiety Results

Amazing Anxiety Results

I thought I’d let you know how I’m going – I am doing really well I am amazed in the way I’m feeling. I feel calm, more relaxed, less stressed and don’t get overwhelmed by little things like mess.

The big change was yesterday I asked my Dad if he felt like he processed things differently since having his stroke - he had a normal conversation with me and there was no awkwardness!

I would have never even imagined to ask him a question like that before Wed. I want to thank you for helping me and I am excited for my next appointment.
Thank you.

Finally sleeping 7hrs

Finally sleeping 7hrs

I’m finally sleeping up to 7 hours a night.

After 30 years of only getting 2 hours at a time, I’m a different person.

My thinking is clearer

My thinking is clearer

Before, I couldn’t bear to work past 5pm I was so stressed.

Now I’m able to stay at work longer and achieve so much more.

My thinking is clearer, I’m more efficient and productive.

A decade of Back Pain, Spasms & Rib Pain

A decade of Back Pain, Spasms & Rib Pain

I have lived with chronic pain for more than 10 years. The pain was worst at night, limiting my ability to sleep.

I have tried the medical profession, who investigated for “nasties”, and finding nothing just gave me drugs to help deaden the pain and knock me out. I tried physiotherapy, chiropractic, osteopathy, acupuncture, Pilates, Tai Chi, swimming and gym. Some of these things reduced the problem for a short time, but then it came back.

Some helped me cope; but still gradually it was getting worse. I was unable to sleep on my back, or on my left side at all, and could manage half an hour on my right side and a little longer on my stomach. I was getting spasms when I walked, and gradually my function was deteriorating and the future was looking pretty grim.

I hadn’t tried Bowen Therapy or Tissue salts (aka Mineral Therapy). A thorough assessment was done and I was started on tissue salts. Nothing dramatic, so we decided to try the Bowen as well, as the body was so locked in bad patterns and dysfunctional muscle spasms, that it needed more help to release itself. I had 9 treatments over 5 months.

Each session my therapist would listen intently and attempt to understand every little ache and pain I described. They would try moves that they thought would help, and if they didn’t know they went to no end of trouble to try and find out what might be causing the pain and (develop) strategies to work on it. Gradually over the weeks the muscles relaxed and the body began to right itself.

Like pealing the layers of an onion, they worked through each issue as it presented and released the muscles and thereby the pain. I was able to sleep on my left side again for the first time in 5 years. I have even managed to sleep for 8 hours in one go, although not consistently. I no longer take the non-steroidal anti-inflammatories or the heavy duty pain medication the Dr had prescribed.

My posture has improved and I can walk without spasms. I am not totally pain free, but my quality of life is so much improved I am eternally grateful, as it is only these things (minerals & Bowen) that have managed to sustain an improvement for more than a few weeks.

A healthier start to Pregnancy

A healthier start to Pregnancy

I’ve had Bowen Therapy before, mostly for relaxation and general wellbeing. I decided in May 2013 to try Brilliant Living Solutions due to its location. This Bowen treatment seemed to be more beneficial compared to previous treatment.

My partner and I had been trying to start a family and not knowing if this would take a long time it was suggested that Hormonal Bowen treatment might help (with ovulation, etc). Within 3 months I was pregnant and my baby is now due anytime soon (in late May)!!

I also discussed my anxiety, sleeping problems and fluid retention, and the benefits of mineral therapy that would not only benefit me, but the health of my baby. I decided to give it a go as I’m always striving to eliminate my anxiety.

After taking the minerals for about 3-4 weeks I noticed subtle changes: going straight to sleep; better sleep; feeling good at work; thinking less of work and less of unnecessary things; no stomach cramps from food and a less puffy looking face. My anxiety seems to be a thing of the past.

I continued mineral therapy and specific ‘Pregnancy Bowen’ throughout my pregnancy and felt very fit and healthy with no back pain or swelling and sleeping really well. I did include lots of exercise and drinking plenty of water during this treatment. I would highly recommend Bowen Therapy whilst pregnant.

Energy and Creativity Restored

Energy and Creativity Restored

There probably is some work to be done with regards my sleep!

I would say it’s better than its been however!

Over all, I have been really good, I’ve had more energy and have seen my creative side coming out which is nice as I’ve always seen myself as not very creative.

My fear of flying has disappeared

My fear of flying has disappeared

I have seen Brilliant Living Solutions about 4 times with Neuro-Training which has completely transformed my life.

I had a huge fear of flying (having panic attacks) and this (therapy) has made that all disappear. I found myself being uptight and anxious in day to day duties but this has all resolved. No anxiety or extra stress.

Best thing I ever did! They are both wonderful and caring people too.