I just wanted to thank you for the meditation session on Thursday. That night I slept through without pain for the first time in nearly 3 years after I slipped two discs in my back.
Jan, Peacehaven, 2012
I had read about the ‘What’s it all about’ programme on the Happy Cell website and I didn’t really know what to expect. One of the things I really wanted to achieve was to stop smoking. I’d smoked cigarettes on and off for a few years and I was very unhappy about my addiction. I’d quit a few times in the past but it had always been a struggle and I’d eventually started smoking again.
It’s now been three weeks since I attended the workshop which was delivered by Fash and I haven’t smoked at all. Actually I did smoke half a cigarette on a particularly stressful day but I had to put it out before I could finish it as my body was rejecting the nicotine!
The programme is very simple and easy to follow -you do need to be committed to your intentions but the more you do it the easier it becomes. I have now started to apply what I was taught in the workshop to other areas of my life. I wish I had done this years ago.
Fash is a fab teacher and I found his workshop very informative and inspiring. I would recommend it to anyone who wants to take charge of their life, definitely very good value for money and, in my case, life changing. Thank you Fash.
Cecilia, Brighton, 2012
I wanted to let you know about my experience at The Happy Cell with “How Does It All Work” and “The Changing Room”. It’s now six months since my session, and I am completely amazed by the way in which my life has changed. I’m happier, healthier, fitter and definitely more capable at work; I hardly ever feel stressed now. Also, what’s just as amazing, is that I woke up the day after my session feeling much more positive and that, at last, I had been given a mechanism I could use to control my own thoughts and feelings, and, thus my “life”. It’s almost unbelievable how easy it is too, and that’s what I’ve done.
How can I not read like a gushing idiot! I’ve no idea, but please believe me, anyone reading this, it really works AND it’s easy. It all came as something of a surprise to me, as, when I attended the “How Does It All Work?” lecture with Fash I wasn’t expecting a life changing experience at all, but expected to simply learn more about the Happy Cell set up and classes, the “mission” if you will. If I’d known I was going to a talk about quantum physics, the human brain and cutting edge science I might have given it a miss. BUT I am SO pleased I didn’t.
“How Does It All Work?” has become the foundation of my new way of living, of being, Fash’s talk entirely convinced me (and I’m a real sceptic) of the real science behind one’s ability to change for the better. Your own “Changing Room” session was perfect; simple, reassuring and convincing. It’s very surprising and rewarding that, with the right technique, it’s just so easy to have a new life, one without stress, impatience and anger.
What can I write – thank you so much. I now have Happy Cells, all of them (i.e. all my cells are happy)!
Neil, Brighton, 2011
If you have ever wanted to change your life but have struggled to overcome habit or found it impossible to quieten the voices in your head telling you that you can’t do it, this process will help you. To give a rough idea of how it works: I was a heavy weed smoker for many years. I’d known on an intellectual level for a long time that smoking made me feel rough. It made me tired, it made me forget what I was saying in the middle of a sentence, it made me less sociable, it cost me loads of money and it made me depressed when I was thinking ‘I should cut down’ and I didn’t. I didn’t come to The Happy Cell to deal with that issue but, like so many other things, what happened after the Changing Room with regard to my smoking was an added extra joy.
Following the routine devised for me at The Happy Cell, I learned how to bridge the gap between my thoughts and my actions. Although I had previously told myself many times ‘I’ll be much happier when I stop smoking’, I didn’t truly believe on an emotional level that I was in control of my smoking and that I could smoke as much or as little as I liked. Through the understanding I gained of the connection between mind and body at The Happy Cell, I came to appreciate that I was misleading my subconscious and I began to realise that I could change this pattern.
Of course, the truly unique part of what The Happy Cell offers happens in the Changing Room. I was a cynic when I arrived in that room and had I not come to the place after seeing a friend of mine have a complete life overhaul and go from being very ill (and I mean unquestionably physically ill) to being absolutely radiant, I wouldn’t have come at all. At any rate, I left the Changing Room still full of doubt that the process was going to work for me. You are who you are, right? Wrong! Unquestionably wrong. (I say that with complete certainty now, although I doubt I would ever have believed it without the evidence.)
Unlike some offerings that say ‘it won’t work if you don’t believe’ I say: this will work even if you don’t believe it will at first. Commit for three months to simply doing what you are instructed to do and opening your mind to the possibility that it might help you and you will be rewarded with something life-changing. I can only speak for myself, but I saw clear results within a couple of weeks. I was less angry, I was less anxious, I was less unkind. I was less unhappy. I felt like a huge weight had been lifted from me. I felt sane and in control. Isn’t that what we are all looking for?
I came to The Happy Cell primarily because, despite all the joys I had in my life (a dream job, a wonderful relationship and supportive friends and family), my inability to control my anxiety was making my life a misery. If my fully-grown man of a boyfriend was fifteen minutes late home, I was convinced (to the point that I was in hysterical tears) that he’d been murdered on the way home. I tried being tough with myself, distracting myself, indulging myself – but I couldn’t seem to make a dent in it, no matter what I tried – and I really did try everything. If you have ever felt like that then I beg you, for your own sanity, to try this!
If you have OCD, anxiety, anger problems, low self-esteem or addiction issues then I can assure you this would be money well spent. It’s harder to speak on the subject of ME as I think this tends to be a blanket diagnosis for various misunderstood conditions – but what I will say is that I saw my friend go from being a virtual invalid for whom even a half-hour coffee-meeting was so exhausting that she fell asleep, grey-faced, halfway through, to the vivacious person I hadn’t seen for years. There’s no doubt that her illness was a physical one but I can now appreciate that the mind and the body are linked in ways that we often fail to understand. I can’t speak for anything else as those are the things I’ve personally seen this process bring success with but I have no doubt that its uses are far more widespread than the average person would ever imagine.
With every success I had, however small, I understood that I was changing in a way that I had not considered possible before. I have become more open, more compassionate, braver and more content. There is no area of my life The Happy Cell hasn’t improved, and I say that in all sincerity as someone who is not given to making wild statements. It’s not a magic pill – you have to put in the time and the effort yourself but there’s no difficulty to it. You just keep going forward in the right direction and the reward is that you feel more and more in control of your life, your emotions and your actions with every passing day. I actually don’t think there’s anyone who wouldn’t benefit from this process if they embraced it. It does take time, of course – nobody becomes a new person overnight. I’ve found that some things about me have been harder to change than others – this is no surprise – certain things I’ve held to for years and years. But if the process can revolutionise my smoking habits – something I’ve never managed to do any other way and something which is partly a physical addiction – it can do what you want it to do for you too.
Once you start craving your own happiness like you once craved your vices, your unhappy comforts and your familiar bad cycles, you are on the road to genuine peace and contentment. Even if you turn away from this now and think no, that’s not for me, it sounds like a load of wishful-thinking hippy crap, she sounds brainwashed, there’s no way this can work – that’s your prerogative. All I suggest, if you ever feel like you’re trapped by a problem you can’t fix, is that you revisit the idea and attend The Happy Cell to hear the science part of the process. You have nothing to lose except the fee, and everything – and I really mean everything – to gain.
Nikki, London, 2011
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