Testimonials – Individuals

"Still on track. It's been harrowing to re-evaluate my identity without my anger. I've done a lot of damage to people I care for and it's been hard for me to revisit that. It's like the recovery period for an alcoholic; I want to stay angry so I don't have to face up to consequences but I also know it's the road to a very personal hell. Some people haven't wanted to stick around or believe the change is genuine (girlfriend) and that has hurt a lot but the damage had already been done. I've had a lot of support from my family and particularly my ex-wife who is really rooting for me and from my M.D. who has been a true believer in my journey and is also mentoring me. The weekend really benefited me, to be honest I can't really recall all the strategies, it was enough for me to see on the last day how angry I have been to shock me into just wanting to remove it from my life. Tell my story; it's a tough call. You'll feel very vulnerable. You'll have to rebuild yourself. Not everybody will hang around to see it but you are not doing it for them. It's worth it. Always act out of kindness even if it's a difficult decision and be kind to yourself the most (you're going to need it in those dark times)."

(Note: client providing an update on their progress 2 months later)
JH, Manchester
Keeping Calm Intensive Weekend
"Considering I came on this course not as my decision I have found it most helpful and has opened my eyes."
SN, West Mids
Keeping Calm Intensive Weekend
"Going over the material again. The opportunity to learn from the group, that was incredible, open, honest and enriching. The facilitator managed group dynamics very well and held the space and the pace."
SP, Derby (Returning Refresher Delegate)
Keeping Calm Intensive Weekend
"Great facilitator that clearly knows his stuff and created a safe comfortable environment. Thank you! I learnt so much about myself.

This is a programme relevant to everyone regardless of levels of 'Anger.' There is so much you learn and explore about yourself that is helpful and goes much further than just addressing 'Anger'"
BC, Worcestershire
Keeping Calm Intensive Weekend
"Very impressed that refresher courses are at a discounted price and that sharing techniques and tools with others are encouraged.

It was enlightening, informative, helpful and has given me the tools to process my emotions and move forward."
CS, Derbyshire
Keeping Calm Intensive Weekend
"Outstanding, very relatable and thankful for shared trust to be able to contextualise techniques from the facilitator. Enabled me to feel empowered and make change."
HR, Birmingham
Keeping Calm Intensive Weekend
"Julian, I want to thank you for this weekend. I feel I am on the road to recovery with your help. There is still much work to do but I now know what I need to do and more importantly how to do it. I can’t express fully the significance of the work we have done this weekend."
JH, Sheffield
Keeping Calm Intensive Weekend
"I'm very grateful - if a little inarticulate at this point - to have had the opportunity to come and have this learning experience."
JW, London
Keeping Calm Intensive Weekend
"I arrived at the weekend workshop with minimal expectations about the course or what it could do for me, but quickly it became clear that Julian was able to use his expertise and experience in emotional resilience and stress management to connect with everyone in front of him, and ensure that everyone achieved what they wanted to regardless of their individual needs.

I’m amazed at how much we managed to cover in 2.5 days, but the real value in this workshop was being able to bring my own challenges and circumstances into a non-judgemental learning forum and learn so many things about how I interact with others and my relationships (especially the relationship I have with myself). Very quickly it became clear that this was not just another CPD course where the theory seems more important than practical, everyday solutions; it was about making small, realistic, workable changes to achieve a calmer outlook.

Since the course I’ve been able to deal with stressful situations and challenging people and environments in a structured, calmer way and with a much more positive and proactive outlook; using the techniques and language I learned that weekend has been useful in ways I could not have imagined when starting the course, and I’d recommend the course to anyone, regardless of their career, background or situation."
6th Form Teacher, Staffordshire
Keeping Calm Intensive Weekend
"It's the best course of CPD I've ever been on and am ever likely to go on. An incredible weekend, and the start of a scary, exciting, essential journey."
SC, Derby
Keeping Calm Intensive Weekend
"Anger is a fundamental emotion all around us. The skills and tools to diagnose provided by Julian is a fantastic asset to have whether for oneself or within a personal or business environment."
SJ, Derbyshire
Keeping Calm Intensive Weekend
"This course is life-changing and I couldn't recommend it enough. Others could do with this before crisis and I only wish others could be more proactive because it will help them find their true happiness."
TD, Reading
Keeping Calm Intensive Weekend
"A fantastic workshop that will contribute to you feeling "normal" within society, helping you build bridges and reduce conflict."
DW, Derby
Keeping Calm Intensive Weekend
"Extremely helpful if you are willing and wanting to make a change."
DR, Derby
Keeping Calm Intensive Weekend
"This will change your life and transform your personal and business relationships if you let it."
JM, Brighton
Keeping Calm Intensive Weekend
"Even if you do not think you are an angry person you would probably find out a few things about yourself that you really were not aware of and find the information both insightful and useful to help you cope better in every day life."
JH, Loughborough
Keeping Calm Intensive Weekend
"99% of people could benefit from this."
AR, London
Keeping Calm Intensive Weekend
"J has been remarkable since he attended your course - in fact, I have not witnessed him lose his temper at all since the course - I am utterley amazed - He has changed beyond anything I ever imagined and the home is indeed CCCCCAAAAAALLLLLLLMMMMM

The anger appears to have disappeared - I am hoping it is not in remission - obviously the odd hint of anger is very normal when the odd thing goes wrong but the manifest anger that J was suffering seems to have unlocked. Its fabulous - Thank you"
LR, Derby
Keeping Calm Intensive Weekend
"Hi Julian,

My deepest apologies for the delayed reply to your kind e-mail; I would like you to allow me to continue this e-mail with a little joke: Gooooooooooooood morning "VietCalm"

Again my apologies if you did not like the joke, otherwise just laughs at ease.

About 17 days have passed since the completion of the course and I still have vivid memories of it, I would say that those memories will never disappear. For me it was a big impact, never had such a "long and sincere" conversation before with a group of persons completely unknown to me.

I do not know if my words are properly expressing my feelings, as you know, English is not my native language.

I find it hard (but keep trying even harder) to remember to stop and count to 10 before speaking, but now at least I know what to do when I remember to count to 10 before opening this big mouth in this big body… ha ha ha ha ha ha ! ! ! ! !

In case I had not said before, this intense weekend was something never before experienced by me, the impact is being deeper as the days pass and I’m realizing that has marked a "before" and an "after" in my way thinking.

THANK YOU VERY MUCH JULIAN"
TM, Catalonia
Keeping Calm Intensive Weekend
"I have loved it. Thank you. The best investment in myself I have made in a long time and the one that is likely to have the most impact on me in the future."
TH, Derby
Keeping Calm Intensive Weekend
"If you want to be truly happy, this is a great start."
TH, Nottingham
Keeping Calm Intensive Weekend
"I came on Friday not expecting anything but I have so much to take from this weekend."

(Note: individual sent by his employer with no choice but to attend)
MB, Derbyshire
Keeping Calm Intensive Weekend
"Thank you. It's not about controlling your anger but understanding what you're feeling and why and finding healthy constructive ways to deal with them."
GP Reading
Keeping Calm Intensive Weekend
"I thank you for the opportunity of allowing me to attend your course. I feel liberated from my 14 years of anger towards myself over a dreadful, devastating life event and will work more on the remaining anger that fuels my self harm."
SMK, Derby
Keeping Calm Intensive Weekend
"So much more worthwhile than going to counselling, I suspect"
MB, Derbyshire
Keeping Calm Intensive Weekend
"I want a job!... What you are doing is truly life changing..."
Lisa
Keeping Calm Intensive Weekend
"The main reason I'm writing is that I wanted to say a huge thank you again for a stimulating, revealing and immensely useful weekend. I know that I learnt a lot - and I mean, a significant amount - on how to deal with stress, anger and so on - both within myself and how I interact with others. Everything I learnt from you and the other participants (all of them really lovely people) will I know equip me to live a better life in future. Indeed, your weekend course is something that I consider as life-changing."
PB, Derby
Keeping Calm Intensive Weekend
The safe environment that Julian created from the very start allowed the group a safe space. The pace was perfect and plenty of space to understand and develop. It was fantastic and I would not change anything. Very insightful. Thank you so much, absolutely brilliant. Thank you!!
JHM Nottingham
Keeping Calm Intensive Weekend