Testimonials from Others
Testimonials from Others
“My wife and I experienced a very deep connection, both outwardly with group members and inwardly with heart and spirit, in a 2 week training conducted by Maria Connolly. She was grounded somatically and emotionally, attuned and showed a high degree of integrity.” ~ Terry Rhoades, Ph.D., Sacramento, CA
“In Maria’s group I felt welcome to bring my whole self. I learned self-relation skills that foster internal resilience, strength and wisdom. These skills live in my being, not just in my head and I am better able to access them in times of distress.” ~ S.L. Ashland, OR
“To anyone interested in participating in a group that Maria is coordinating — I’ve attended two of Maria’s groups and both of them were amazing! She has a way of helping everyone feel cared for and supported. This was especially important, because the issues we were sharing were deep and poignant. She used a variety of tools (poetry, exercises, visualization) to help us get comfortable with each other, to get in touch with emotions, and to keep it exciting. I felt that she gave everyone enough time to really share what was up for each of us, while keeping the groups’ pace moving and dynamic. I loved her skills and her sense of humor too!” ~ Ashland
“I would recommend Maria’s group to anyone who is interested in self-development. It was a challenging, uplifting experience and a wonderful opportunity to grow in understanding of myself while connecting with others on a deep and nourishing level. It has been one of the greatest gifts I have given myself!” ~ K.E.
“Working with Maria has helped me integrate and appreciate all that I am…as a woman, mother, creative artist and human. Her insightful facilitation, all at once, challenges and guides me to look deeply and compassionately at the limiting beliefs that have blocked me from true success…and every week I have some deep epiphany that catapults me to yet another level of growth. Both my business and personal life have taken off in ways that still leave me in awe of where I was only 6 months ago! Instead of hiding behind wishful thinking and excuses, I am now fully participating in my own life and the proof is showing up in the exciting projects and collaborations that are happening in my career, as well as the overall feeling of confidence and happiness! Through her personal coaching and workshops, she has inspired me to step into a leadership role and I am finally a full participant in my own life. I tell all my friends and clients about Maria and highly recommend her work to anyone who wants to discover their true selves and live the life they want!” ~ Debbie Thornton ~ Photographer
“Through the most challenging of times in my life, I have turned to Maria, hesitant in the fear of shame, doubt, heartache, and resistance, only to have found love, acceptance, caring, encouragement and growth. Maria sees people with full receptivity in the here and now while recognizing their very best. From this place, she creates a deep experience of what it means to be truly human and at the same time inspiring full potential. Maria is the most genuine person you will ever meet. In the years I have known Maria, she has worn many hats: clinical supervisor, educator, facilitator, advocate, counselor and mentor; though it is the depth of relationship that resonates most and grows deeper in every moment. In Maria’s presence, I feel seen, heard, valued and profoundly understood. She provides perspective, offers skills and excites insight. All you have to do is meet Maria and you will not only see but feel how knowing her is truly life changing.” ~ Michelle Katz, Creator and Director of Oaks Counsel