Thank you for the Mental Wellbeing Course that you have put together. I have anxiety and OCD, and have done for many years. I heard you guys talking (on the Standard Issue podcast) and decided to try the 10 week course. Even on week 2, the improvement on my mental health and outlook was already greater than I had experienced before. Your friendly, honest, humorous approach, combined with little tips from your own experience is just what helped me through. It was like chatting with a friend and relating to things you have experienced yourselves which you kindly shared on the course. I now have just the one week left to go but plan on continuing and refreshing my memory regularly. Thank you so much for your time and effort you have put into the course. With our beloved NHS being stretched to its limit, this is such a lifeline.
What I love is that it’s not full of psycho-babble. LightHearts UK have written practical, simple explanations of how our brains work against us at times, and how to shut it down. If, like me, you’re fearful of confronting emotions that you’ve been trying to push away for a long time, just know that LightHearts UK have made this a safe space to explore those feelings.
Thank you for your very helpful guidance.
My Girl Scout Troop and myself wanted to say thank you for your pages. Since the other mothers and I want to encourage the girls to be able to talk to somebody if they, or somebody they know, needs help, we have decided to talk to them about mental health. While doing research, my troop found your resources to be so helpful while they are working very hard on earning their Healthy Living badges. Thanks so much!
It’s all very user friendly and I feel very relaxed now. Very impressive and an incredible amount of resources. You should be proud.
Five weeks into the course and already feeling effects. Thank you so much. Very, very glad I found you.
I love your course. I am only in week four but I especially love the cloud meditation and autogenic calming session. This has been really really powerful and helpful to me. Keep up the good work.
You have really helped me during a tough time and I have shared it with someone else who also needs this. Thank you so much.
I don’t know how to thank you guys enough. I think you’ve done an absolutely incredible thing here and I will be forever grateful. This course has helped to give me some kind of structure to taking care of my mental health for the first time, and introduced me to so many new techniques.
Katya’s classes are thoroughly thought out and prepared. They are delivered with clear explanations of the techniques which draw eclectically on traditional practices to illuminate contemporary thinking on the value of mind-calming and deep relaxation for health and more positive ways of dealing with life.
Before I would drag my negative thoughts with me like a ball and chain. Now my neck and shoulders feel more relaxed and I feel able to replace negative thoughts for the first time ever. I really enjoyed the classes and I continue to use the relaxing techniques. Katya has such a lovely calm voice I found it easy to drift into a relaxed state.
It’s been great to take some time out of my busy life just for me. Katya is a great teacher. She is so calm herself that she makes you feel relaxed. We have covered such a range that you’re sure to find something to suit you.
Katya has a lovely clear calm speaking voice which is soothing in itself. During a guided meditation when one has one’s eyes closed I feel she is talking specially and only to me.
I go to a Relaxation Class held by Katya at Headway West Kent. She tailors the class to our needs. We all get so much from it. Katya has this aura about her which just takes you to a magical peaceful place. Thank you.
From the first session, I was made to feel at ease in the relaxed atmosphere. Katya was so friendly and welcoming and her positiveness certainly rubbed off on me. Each session was well structured with enough time to practice all the techniques. The explanation of each technique was easy to understand & was very informative. I have come away from the 6 weeks feeling that I have been given many tools to help me with my mental well-being. Katya is an amazing teacher and I would recommend anyone to come and see her to try mindfulness. Thank you so much for believing in me and giving me the courage to go for it!
This is an invaluable resource. Many of the patients I work with are unable to secure counselling for depression and anxiety. I will certainly keep this available and introduce patients to this in the primary care office. Thanks for sharing!
Excellent initiative which will be highly appreciated. Thanks to the organizers and contributors!
This is a great resource. Thank you.
This is a great initiative. Easy to read and apply. Thanks a lot for sharing.
The UK is so generous with their materials! Thank you. Passing it on to many!
Wow this is amazing! Thanks for stepping up to the plate in helping people connect to services.
Very nice work. Thanks for sharing.
Very practical, easy to read/understand and lovely to listen! Seriously, well-done, a generous gift to us all. Thank you!!!
This is wonderful! Thank you for sharing.
A marvellous idea!