Retreat Testimonials

I felt content applying my education in psychology to my work at product marketing, employee training, sales team development and balancing business straggles.  However, I kept up with new ideas published as theories and therapies in the field and was eager to do some of my own research.  In the early nineties I formed a group and started applied some of these new concepts.  The results, though not 100%, were inspiring.  I improved my techniques, trained staff and open a center for personal development.  This center was not a commercial entity, but a not-for-profit training organization.  I was the director but received no income for management or developing training programs.  Fascinators received half of all income with the balance to the not-for-profit corporation.  For this center, testimonials with real life demonstration and not profit became the markers of success.  Below is a small sample of testimonials.  Many thanks for the trust and support from all that participated with this project.



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students in training

“The biggest shift I’ve seen over the last two years is that my body seems to respond very well to meditation. I get more sensation in the body and most times find levels of euphoria in meditation. And occasionally God says something nice to me.”

“I feel like someone handed me the keys to my soul. Things fell into place after the last retreat. The roller coaster I was on leveled out. My pause button is working again. Solutions come before I knew there was a problem.”

“The retreat was one of the most, if not the most impactful retreats I have attended. The insights I had and continue to have are amazing. One of the biggest after my return was to realize that instead of constantly trying to heal my sister and feeling responsible for her I could be a resource for her. Since that day her health and emotional state have been consistently improving. There have also been examples of abundance in my life.”

“I have been noticing so many places where I allowed ‘responsibility’ to triumph over being a ‘resource.’ So I am playing with noticing this and shifting to being a resource when I do notice. It is a lot more fun!!! I also did not get to still point in PTP, so playing with holding that space in my body (when I remember). I occasionally wake up with mild sensations of fear in my body…but I am able to notice them and gently push them aside most of the time. Thanks for the difference you have made in my life…giving me tools to stretch beyond the mundane, to trust my own experience more, and to help myself and others more. I am most grateful for the depth your teachings have provided in my life.”

“The meditation work was great as usual. During the last meditation I felt almost like I was sleeping, unconscious energy maybe? Later in the meditation I actually felt my body clear and then everything became very light. In fact I had to check that my eyes were still closed. I didn’t figure out that it was a clearing until after the meditation when you said that everyone was clear. I’ll let you know when the miracles start!”

“Life has been so amazing since the workshop. I don’t have the words to describe it and it would take too long anyway. I have been using the exercises we learned and it is very impactful. I decided to do a monthly blog, already have 7 potential topics and am researching tools to use for the blog. I am excited about doing it. I think it will give me some clarity. Speaking of which I am still feeling disoriented but I have decided perhaps that is a good thing. There is no exploration in “I know”, it can be a stagnant state.
Thank you again, there aren’t words to express how grateful I am.”

“I’ve mostly been working with the sound aspects/thoughts that we did last in the workshop. I’ve re-read the whole workshop booklet and now with your summary I’m reminded on how to do the divided attention. I’ve got to create a good source of income and am so very sensitive and aware (since returning) to all the noise and to the energy I’m sitting in. While it provides some security, mostly it’s been a safe place to heal and strengthen, I can feel my discontent/intolerance growing. It doesn’t serve my highest good and I want to create a place of my own. It just takes time. I wish the answers and options where more clear and would show up. Still I struggle with not knowing what I want and with indecision. Yes, I’m aware it’s all about Trust. Anyway, just an update. I’m going for a walk. Thanks again for everything!”

“This morning after doing the exercise twice I suddenly got it! Nothing is inherently good or bad, right or wrong. It’s all in the value we, or culture, or religion,or our friends or parents or teachers or or or assign to it. It’s so simple and I have heard you say it but it finally clicked and it felt like things opened up for me in my body, mind, and world. OMG, who would have thought it could be so simple. No wonder people battle so viciously over things the things are what they value and so have huge importance in their world. Thank you!”

“Since the Path of the Mystic workshop my experience of Absolute has changed. It used to be something I went to and experienced and it felt very profound or healing or peaceful or expansive or whatever. Now it feels more like I incorporate Absolute, like it’s not someplace my higher self has gone but that I am in Absolute. The I that goes to work, gets hungry, has good days and bad days, the human I. I knew on an intellectual level that Absolute includes everything so it would include me but this is different. I actually feel like i and I are both in there along with everything in the Universe and beyond. It’s quite amazing and humbling at the same time. I finally get how you can say that you are the strongest energy on the planet with such certainty. I don’t know if I am explaining this very well, it’s hard to put into words. It is such a difference for me that I wanted to share it with you.

“There is no safety in I know, no discovery, or curiosity, or exploration. What if not knowing is a more interesting way to live? What would you find, where would your life go, what miracles would unfold? What if life is in the questions?”

“After years of clairvoyant/psychic training from a variety of talented teachers, I feel relieved and blessed to have access to Chriss’s remarkable workshops. I happily travel diagonally across the country to participate in one of his workshops. he is the only teacher I’m aware of that effectively blends psychology, clairvoyant/psychic tools, mysticism, kinesthetics and quantum physics into his heavily researched & dynamic methods. The more I hear him teach and speak, the more I’m amazed at his wealth of knowledge; but more so at how he puts all of it together to create novel, effective & simple methods to ‘model’ life. They offer a way out of our numbed culture & open windows of possibility to live life according to our highest potential as creative people”.

“His workshops do not require a lot of activity; on the contrary, the primary requirement is to be present. Then, have sufficient awareness to observe his teachings expressed in daily life. If you have the guts to show up, pay attention and attend to yourself in a new and increasingly accountable way, all kinds of doors can open that you may not have even thought of.”

“Personally, over the course of the past few years my life has become far less dramatic. My ever present and ambiguous health challenges are greatly diminished. Emotionally, I’m far less depressed, negative and full of angst. I actually wake up feeling happy to start my days. Overall, my personal empowerment and ability to affect change personally and professionally have grown leaps and bounds as a direct result of what I incorporated from his workshops. My corporate job is for once fulfilling, enriching, fun— and I’m recognized and well rewarded as a result.”

“My personal interactions are richer as I become more ‘authentic’ and better adept at being present in each moment. Coming from a highly reactionary, high paced, adrenaline drained background, these models are saving my quality of life every day. I’ve learned to live more, not having to constantly chase down or run away from something that I couldn’t even really define. I’m no longer driven by fear and desperate to “check out”. I live now by inspiration, curiosity, and an increasingly healthy drive to relate to our world. I recognize that is my gift to the world–to show up and be present…..after years of reminding from Chriss.”

“Words are frequently inadequate when conveying feelings, and so those I have chosen to share are the words that best represent what you have done for me in the last twelve months. Experiencing what feels like insurmountable obstacles and genuine fear, you have helped me to regain my birthright. I am learning to extend and experience:
—Powerful words which represent complex states of being.”

“This state of being, this birthright I am regaining, creates the ability within me to surrender. And as I surrender, I circle back to trust and go down the line of feelings and emotions and amazing discoveries manifest, and as I do, I gain confidence.
Surrendering my fears, trusting in myself, that has allowed me to gain the confidence to change my entire life around in only one year. You have created an environment that allows those that are present to experience limitless discovery. I am so thankful and grateful for this gift.”

“Chriss’s teachings and my subsequent relationship with him is responsible for more personal growth in my life than any other person I know.  I often sat in meditation with him and wondered to myself, ‘What the hell is useful here’; only to stumble on an application of that lesson days, weeks, or even months later.

“I’ve learned to listen closely…what he teaches matters to anyone seeking growth.”

“I have to tell you my life feels so very different now as a result of the last two workshops. They really helped put the missing pieces together for me and tied up the Preceptorial Training Program. The intensity thing (a meta pattern) has really made a difference for me. I used to use so much energy trying to suppress it as I didn’t understand what it was or how to use it. Now I let it run and it works for me! I have found my voice! That was easy!”

“I have enjoyed writing my blog so much. I would never have thought to do that without your prompt. I have noticed though that what I write doesn’t feel to me at all the way I feel I speak. I like the way I write better.”

“I was listening to my Sirus radio and a song Deborah made came on. I was so excited to see her name on the radio! Enjoyed the song.”