Testimonials

To get an insight into Nuala and Don’s work, you can read some testimonials from clients who have experienced a range of their services and wanted to share their story:

Last night I mentioned I had had a moderate to severe headache all day, and you offered to ‘tap’ on it.
Reluctantly I agreed, being tired and ready to take a (rare) paracetamol. Just tapping along in itself was quite painful, so I went half-heartedly at it. Quite soon to my surprise the pain reduced considerably, but did not go away. I was then asked to try to bring it back as strong as I could. Sure enough back it came with a vengeance, up to 8 out of 10. Not feeling at all good I worked on with Nuala, and within a couple of minutes I was freed, and able to get to sleep with no problem, waking up still completely clear.

Thankyou

— fastereft

Following a string of unsuccessful interviews for jobs I knew I was well capable of, I asked Nuala for help with my interview technique. The difference this made to my approach to interviews was immense. Nuala helped me to recognise important skills and personal qualities that I was failing to draw to the attention of my interviewers, and also showed me how best to organise my thoughts logically so that I could respond effectively to any given question. She also sent me away with practical tasks that helped me to prepare for my next interview in a very structured and focused way. As a result, I approached the next interview with far greater confidence than I had been experiencing. Even during the interview, I was heartened be my ability to recognise the implications of the questions I was being asked and to construct appropriately sequenced answers that demonstrated that I had the knowledge and attributes the interview panel were seeking. Not only did I get the job but the company commented on the high quality of my interview performance. I cannot thank Nuala enough for the skillful way in which she helped me to turn my interview technique. Her assistance was more than worth every penny!

— Sean

I feel really blessed to have been myself and enjoyed task and relationship flowing one to the other – a new experience for me and I have you to thank for it. The tapping experience you led me through last Sunday to touch into and let go of the helplessness was really powerful and I am so grateful to you Nuala.
You are so gifted and I hope your gifts will find a way to be experienced by many others. And yes, the laughter was so good – been a long time.

— Anne, Coaching and fastereft

Banking Industry
I felt unable to express my thanks in the way that I would have liked at the end of the programme at xxxx.
I am writing to you now to say that the event was one of the most memorable that I have been on – its success in no small way being directly attributable to the skill, care and emotion that you invested.
I know from speaking to others around the department that there is a great sense of achievement and togetherness – some ‘magic’ that we all want to see perpetuated. This is perhaps the main concern that we all have – ‘to hold the moment’. Sincere thanks for helping us to gain this most powerful of insights – ‘simple being human is ok.’ Best wishes Tim.

— Rim Banking girector, Bespoke Events

I would like to add that I’ve been blessed, wherever I’ve been, by exceptional Alexander teachers coming into my life. Here in Belfast, Don White in Holywood, knew what was wrong and how I needed to direct my energies and inhibit my body’s desire to compensate for the pain, and survive until surgery, when the National Health Service was still making diagnostic mistakes. His interventions came in month 10, just as I had given up on the NHS, invoked my private BUPA insurance, and finally gotten the correct MRI and an accurate diagnosis by a talented and innovative private consultant orthopaedic surgeon, Mr Jonathan Bunn, who knew about and deeply respected the Alexander Technique. Several times Mr Bunn has attributed my pre-operative grit and post-operative success to Alexander training, along with dance, trekking, a dynamite physiotherapist Jeff Blair (Alphaphysio), and my personal trainer Kirsty at David Lloyd’s, all here in Belfast, Nothern Ireland. But without Alexander, which my surgeon said his own mentor at Queen’s Unversity Belfast’s Medical School “found was the only thing that helped him ease and transform chronic back pain,” I might not have found the will, stamina, or faith to fight through to a diagnosis, live through a year of ever-increasing pain with life-force and energy to spare, or re-build as fast as I have done following Total Hip Replacement surgery on 30th January 2013. God bless all who’ve contributed their expertise to this miracle, and god(s) bless all who study and teach Alexander Technique throughout the world. Un otrá vece, Graçias à la Vida. And now jo quiero pregunta à un amigo to translate estas qué jo éscriban aquí en Éspañol!

— Marina Roseman, Alexander Technique

Letter to BBC –
Also in terms of psychologists / counsellors to work with young people / families for your programme. May I recommend a woman called Nuala White – she is highly qualified and experienced but has two things that make her very effective with solutions for teens. One is that she knows about and understands the possible disability side of things (so many young people having difficulities have undiagnosed disabilities) and two, she has a fantastic new tool (more common in suicide prevention in USA) that is proven to work and does not require teens (or parents) to talk a lot to cope, let go and manage. Its called Faster EFT and she is a trainedpractitioner. We recently won funding to work with her to make a You Tube video to make the skill accessible to teens. (Feb / Mar) Its like acupuncture, but for emotions – and it just involves tapping with a finger on certain points to release and let go. It may sound a bit strange – but I know that it works and its perfect for teens who so often have not got the skills, to talk /communicate when they are angry or down. They can take ownership of a solution. Nuala has a broad range of skills and is a brilliant counsellor also. She could help make a big positive impact – the skill is easy to learn and you dont have to believe in the ‘how it works’ for it to work.

We know from experience that many families / young people need quicker fixes and things they can use themselves when there is no professional available / long waiting lists, / teens who wont attend, to them and will work no matter what the issue – thankfully now this has developed in NI and we are working to make it available to teens.

I have cc’ed Nuala into this so you can get in touch with her if you wish.

Regards

— Dianne Little / Ruckchati – Project Manager FUEL and FIND Young People’s Centre, Bespoke events and Fastereft

I really appreciated you took the time to let me experience the tapping work you do.

The tapping experience for me has made me believe more in myself. I have gained confidence and been able to see that there are some things that no matter how hard I work will not turn out the way I intended. During the experience I did feel a massive amount of release and although I felt very emotional, it was a positive experience for me. I’m unsure why I felt so emotional at that time. For a while afterwards when I was worried or feeling stressed I would tap myself and repeat the encouraging statements you had me repeating during the experience. This helped me cope with the stress I was experiencing at the time.

I feel much more confident in my role and although I’m still learning every day I’m not hiding behind the “ I’m just new to this role”. I feel after this experience I turned a corner, a bright new corner, where I believed in myself and that, in fact, I have the ability to carry out his role effectively. I am able to speak out more in large groups, although this still needs a bit of work!! (Childrens Home Manager a 20 minute session.)

— Shona, bespoke events