Serenity And Spirit Testimonials
NLP/IEMT/Hypnotherapy & OldPain2Go
Lynette – West Lothian
Would just like to say thank you as you helped me conquer my fear of birds by using all the things you gave me. Thanks very much xx
Dave – Edinburgh
I have been to see Shirley twice and on both occasions it has been a very positive experience. Unlike some other similar people offering this sort of service, Shirley never seems rushed or clock watching.
My most recent visit was for the Indian Head Massage/Reiki. At the end I told Shirley I would happily have paid the money just for the relaxation I felt during the treatement (I fell asleep at least twice due to being so relaxed, when I turned up I was pretty stressed). The rest of that day and the next day I felt great, incredibly relaxed. I will definitely be back for the same treatment again.
I would highly recommend Shirley/Serenity And Spirit services. As said, you never feel rushed with no pressure or up selling.
Trisha – East Lothian
I was really ill and ended up having an anxiety/panic attack. It was so scary, I couldn’t breathe, felt like someone was sitting on my chest and I couldn’t get a breath.
I got my sheets out that you gave me and using the breathing technique plus the alphabet technique and the making a fist and releasing technique, really worked – thank god – I honestly was near calling an ambulance I was so frightened, but the techniques really really helped.
Lorraine – Dunfermline
I have worked with Shirley a few times over the last couple of years and each time she has been brilliant. Shirley spends the time listening to what you ‘think’ is wrong. She will then tailor treatments around what will work better for you. We have worked on my stress levels, time management, weight and self esteem and each time I gained new skills to help me help myself. Shirley is very supportive and will only work with people she feels a connection to. Thoroughly recommend booking some time with her!
Mattie – West Lothian
This wonderful lady has helped me so much over the last few weeks. I was going through a pretty bad time. She has helped me gain my self esteem and self awareness back, taught me strategies to calm myself down when I get panicked. I still have some work to do but can now see a way forward. Thank you Shirley xx
Kerry, South Queensferry – KCR
Really beneficial hour of KCR with Shirley last week – feeling a difference in particular with balance and my (usually) dodgy hip. Thanks Shirley x
Jackie, West Lothian – KCR
I have joint and back pain, but after 1 Kinetic Chain Release treatment, I am pain free. Its been better than any physio I’ve had. Did an exercise class same day with no pain and more freedom of movement. Can’t believe how much better my body feels after just 1 session. First time in a long time I got out of bed today with no stiffness or aching back. Would absolutely recommend this treatment by Shirley for anyone with aches and pains!
Neale, West Lothian
After wasting holidays stressing the whole time knowing I had to get on a plane, I finally decided to speak to Shirley. Can’t believe I feel normal now when flying. The techniques are great and I also use some of them that I was shown in everyday life. Highly highly recommend Serenity and Spirit!
Since coming to see Shirley, I now feel much more confident talking to people and my fear of spiders has reduced dramatically. I have gone from not being able to be in the same room as a spider to being okay about taking them outside by myself. Thanks Shirley for all your help.
I just wanted to let you know that I have my first driving lesson this morning. I am very nervous but I wouldn’t have been able to do it, if it wasn’t for you. Thank you so so much. I’m going to get in the car despite my nerves and try my very best as I know I can do it, it will just take time. Thank you once again xxx
C, West Lothian
After many years of ‘on and off depression’ and a cycle of ‘on and off antidepressants’ I decided to try a new approach and visit Serenity And Spirit. I had researched ‘talking therapy’ and went to see Shirley, keeping an open mind.
To anyone out there who has lived with depression and anxiety, I would highly recommend giving Shirley a visit. She has reset my way of thinking and operating on a daily basis. If I feel a panic coming on, I revert back to what she taught me. Amazing!
Heather, West Lothian
Being a long sufferer of Rheumatoid Arthritis for 15 years, I have flare ups periodically. Recently I had a bad flare up and have been off work for around 5 weeks. I have known Shirley for some time now, had Reiki, Indian Head Massage, and other things. I hadn’t thought of trying her for my Arthritis. I seen her on Saturday and have made steady daily progress since, to the point where I have not had to use pain relief today and hope to be back to work very soon. Thank you so much Shirley, you work miracles xxx
I have a massive phobia of being on buses, absolutely terrified at the idea of it. Shirley done some phobia hypnosis with a group of us during another class and I’d thought I hadn’t had any impact from it and that it hadn’t worked. Today however I had to get on a bus for 35 minutes for the first time in about 6 years. There was no other option but I realised while on it I actually felt OK and thats down to Shirleys hypnosis!! The last time, just back in August I had to get a bus just for 5 minutes, I had a panic attack, I felt like I was going to die and couldn’t breath. Today, I managed quite happily, didn’t even really think about it, something that is complete madness to me, So a massive thank you Shirley!! xx
Deborah, West Lothian
Its been with all your help and putting the practice into other parts of my working life because I CAN do this and oh I’ve also lost 1/2 a stone, 2 inches off my bust and waist, also started doing more exercise – you’re one amazing lady who has got me buzzing……wish I had spoken to you earlier Shirley.
My sessions with Shirley have greatly enabled me. Through talking and treatments I have been able to regain my inner strength and belief in myself. Shirley has this fantastic ability to make one feel calm but strong – a very powerful wonderful combination. Non judgemental caring supportive powerful in a gentle way – what more could you want? Indian head massage or Reiki – both fantastic treatments which Shirley delivers in a highly professional manner. I wouldn’t be where I am now without Shirley’s amazing input. Can’t wait for my next appointment. Thank you so much Shirley.
Everyone needs a person like ‘Shirley’ in their life. If you are looking for a mix of personal coaching, relaxation and good old fashioned reality check, then make contact with Shirley @Serenity and Spirit. I’m doing a great injustice to the range of specialities that she deals with, but to name a few – Reiki, Coaching, NLP, phobia and aversion therapy, weight loss, anxiety. . . The list is endless. She is 100% there to make you believe in yourself and reach your potential 🙌💥I’ve been going once a month for about 10 months for Reiki and coaching and will be continuing ad finitum.
I first went to see Shirley as I had a stressful situation with people at work and was unhappy with my own reactions to the situation. Shirley talked through the issues with me and suggested different techniques that I could use to help me deal with the problem.
I also had IHM and Reiki combination which made me feel so relaxed. The work situation has now passed but I still go to Shirley for Reiki just to enjoy the relaxation and the great nights sleep.
Shirley is a lovely, warm, caring person and I would recommend her to anyone needing help dealing with a stressful situation.
Alex, Markinch (Fear of dogs, especially big dogs to the point where has been unable to visit her Sister at her home as she has a big dog)
OMG Shirley, I met 3 big dogs at close quarters today and even stroked a Rottweiler. I’m so happy and pleased with myself.
Feeling a bit overwhelmed in a good way after visiting my Sister and her dog today. Realised just how much I’ve missed going to her home over the past few months. She told me she felt the same. We both had tears in our eyes. Thank you for your help.
My Husband went to Shirley last week for the never ending pain in his thumb joint from arthritis. He has tried pills and anti inflammatories galore and GP hasn’t been able to help. One session with Shirley and the pain has almost completely gone. We were very sceptical but so glad he went. A week later he’s virtually pain free. Thank you Shirley Sharp.
Having just suffered a bit of a wobble with my mental health, I would like to recommend and say a big thank you to Shirley Sharp from Serenity And Spirit. Sometimes you just need someone to help you get on the right path again.
If you are feeling stressed and struggling to process it, then try a session!
After a couple of recent unpleasant events whilst I was out running, Shirley Sharp of Serenity And Spirit offered me some therapies to help me overcome things. I felt so much better at the end of our 1 hour session. Please look her up and help yourself heal.
Samantha, West Lothian (Pain)
The treatment we tried to lessen my pain levels worked almost instantly. Residual nerve pain seems to have gone away and so I’m not in constant pain throughout my body anymore. I will definitely try further treatment.
Molly, Edinburgh (Confidence For Exams)
I really found the sessions helpful as it helped me during my exams. Shirley gave me techniques to use whenever I felt nervous or anxious. This helped me when I was stressed. It also helped me to resume concentration and stay positive. I would definitely do a session again and would highly recommend.
Katie, West Lothian (Anxiety)
Can’t recommend Shirley highly enough. She gave me lots of ideas on how to help my anxiety which I have put into practise.
Garry, Edinburgh (Fear of Flying)
I’ve never enjoyed flying……..30 odd years of dread, fear and severe anxiety…..met Shirley for an hour or so a week before my holiday to Madeira and……actually enjoyed flights (both ways!)
Will be certain to recommend Shirley and top up before future flights!
Jenny, West Lothian (Fear of Flying)
I went to Shirley with a fear of flying that has always been with me my whole life. I had one session with Shirley a week before flying. She made me feel relaxed and comfortable and I really enjoyed the whole experience. Approaching my holiday I felt calm and for the first time in a long time I was really looking forward to going to the airport! Both flights there and back I was a completely different flyer, couldn’t recommend Shirley enough! Thank you for everything xx
Anonymous, West Lothian
I had Integral Eye Movement Treatment with Shirley. I noticed a huge change after just one session. Shirley is very friendly and easy to talk to. She also checked how I was after the session to make sure I was good. I can’t wait to go back for an Indian Head Massage.
Joanne, Edinburgh (Fear of Flying)
I met with Shirley with not much hope of anything changing. I’d never heard of NLP and was relatively sceptical about anything involving changing how I perceived my own mind. After two or three sessions I began to notice the levels of anxiety about flying reducing. After years of fear slowly creeping into my sub-conscious I was delighted to be able to do something tangible about reversing the trend. I’m still working on levelling out the anxiety but would recommend any sceptical, tough minded person to give it a shot – it helped and is still helping me.
Shirley has helped myself and my teenage daughter with our anxiety and self esteem issues. Despite us seeing several professional people Shirley has been the most effective.She used many different techniques for us both, some of which we had never encountered before and were extremely helpful.Shirley is a very friendly and approachable person who made us both feel at ease.I would highly recommend Shirley to anyone who is looking to address any personal issues.Thank you Shirley xx
I had 3 sessions with Shirley whereby I received NLP and Integral Eye Movement Treatment. Shirley has this therapy down to a T and has helped me move onwards and forwards and I have already put a friend in touch with her to assist with some issues my friend is experiencing. It is a very warm and relaxed type of therapy with Shirley, she is one of these people who has sufficient expertise and experience to help you with your thoughts.Going to see Shirley was one of the things I looked forward to
every 2 weeks. Even after the very first session I just felt different(better ). I would definitely recommend Shirley for whatever it is that
holds you back in your life.
Angus, Edinburgh (Fear of Spiders)
Our seven year old son, Angus had always been afraid of spiders from the earliest age he could talk about it. We didn’t know what started it, but it had developed in to a real phobia so much that if a spider was climbing up our curtains and he was sitting on the other side of the room he’d shriek and run out in to the hall.
We recognised this had to be dealt with and Shirley offered to help.
She came to our home and after an initial introduction we left Angus with Shirley for about 30 minutes. They both emerged from the lounge and Angus was quite happy, throwing a little bean bag in the air that Shirley had given him. She let us all know that it was to be used as a touch point whenever he felt anxious.
Later we asked Angus what had happened and what Shirley had said and, being seven, he was a bit vague as to the conversation, but kept the bean bag close for some weeks and we often saw him with it.
In the next few weeks, unprompted, he came out with a number of statements like “spiders are more afraid of me than I am of them” and “I am like a giant compared to them” which showed he’d been thinking about it.
A year later, he has almost no problems with spiders. He doesn’t like them, but that’s okay. He doesn’t have an uncontrolled fear of them, which is the important change.
We are very grateful to Shirley in helping our wee boy deal with a potentially life long issue.
Karen, Falkirk – Resilience Workshops
I’ve done this and it’s definitely worth it. Helped me more than I thought possible and I watched the group literally transform before my eyes.
Stuart, West Lothian – KCR
Following my 2nd hip replacement I undertook a series of KCR sessions with Shirley. The assisted stretching therapy greatly reduced the impact of many years of muscular compensation as a result of arthritis. Highly recommend a course of KCR to anyone in a similar situation.
Shirley, Edinburgh – KCR
Just had my usual work out and my left shoulder/arm not sore and more mobility and left thigh not tight……thank you xxx
Highly recommend Shirley. After one visit, my teenage son who suffered travel sickness from age 5 whilst flying, managed his first flight to Toronto (7 hrs) with no sickness. This has had a huge impact on the whole family as means holidays are a lot less stressful. Amazing woman!
Heather, West Lothian
I would highly recommend this service. I have had excellent experience using this service and I have always been treated in an individual manner with dignity and respect. Always leave feeling calmer and relaxed. x
I do feel, ever since I was involved with yourself, there’s been a massive improvement in my attitude towards myself and eating. So I have much to thank you for xxxx
Shirley is extraordinary and I swear by her work. She has really helped me learn to understand and cope better with anxiety, social situations and confrontation – as well as many other talents she has xxx
Just thought I would let you know that since your course in April, I now hardly eat much chocolate – its not that I’m trying to not eat it, its just that I’ve not been craving it anymore. Cant believe the difference its made so thank you! xx
Finding out and being diagnosed with both a rare blood cancer and M.S. after a life time of physical fitness, my life changed dramatically. Hospital stays and even just attending appointments began to take its toll. I felt on a downward spiral. Trying to pick myself up, I kept hitting a wall, even with steady progress, some mental barrier would still appear from nowhere.
Meeting Shirley at Serenity and Spirit, gave me an opportunity to look deeper in to what was actually pulling me back. Starting with NLP it offered me a chance to explore what was really happening. IEMT then helped to resolve these further.
It was a chance encounter when I first met Shirley, right place right time. I would highly recommend making it a chosen one for your future. My only regret not doing this earlier. Thank you Shirley.
Val, West Lothian
I would highly recommend Shirley. She was a huge help to my son who suffers from mental health issues, in particular anxiety. She was so kind and understanding and built his trust very quickly. She got to know him so she could use the right therapy for him. He used the tools she gave him to push through his anxiety which has helped him move forward.
Julie, West Lothian
Absolutely brilliant first session with Shirley. She is amazing at what she does and makes you feel so at ease. Cannot wait to work with her in the future. Would highly recommend xxx
Kate, West Lothian
I had my first visit with Shirley recently, I was so overwhelmed with her help, to which I can now go and do things myself. Learned so much. She was just wonderful. I’ve never felt so comfortable pouring my heart out to anyone before. I would HIGHLY RECOMMEND!!! Thank you Shirley for your assistance and your professional guide. xxxx
You know, I have a lot to thank you for Shirley. I’m here cause of you really. That day we spoke you helped me loads. I wasn’t in the best of places and you were heaven sent. I am ever so grateful and I cannot thank you enough. I do still think of you and have a heart warm felt smile when I see your posts on Linked In.
You have a wonderful gift Shirley. Thank you for being you and spending your time wanting to help people. You’ve made a huge difference in my life. After speaking with you, I knew what I wanted. Even though its taken time for me to be here, which is only at the beginning of my journey, the encouragement, hope and belief in hanging onto my dreams, came from you. I know I still need work with my thoughts sometimes, but I know I’ll get there somehow. I promise you, the moment I reach it, I hope you can be there with me too.
I was kindly booked in with Shirley by a good friend of mine, as I have suffered a recent bereavement and she thought I would benefit from seeing her. It was the first time I had met Shirley, but I was made to feel very welcome and she immediately put me at ease. Through talking to her it became apparent that the best therapy for me at this time was the rapid eye movement therapy she does for Post Traumatic Stress. She explained the treatment and said that it wouldn’t take away the images for me as it was part of my history now, but it would soften the images and make them easier to deal with. This treatment has definitely helped me. Previously, when I thought about the morning it happened, it was a 10 on a scale of 1-10 in terms of difficulty, but after the treatment I would have said it was a 5 or 6. Amazing. I felt the whole session with Shirley was very beneficial in terms of helping me, in addition she gave me the tools to put into practice for helping me help myself and not only that, she follows you up afterwards to see how you are getting on! I would definitely recommend Shirley to anyone.
I was sceptical when I got in touch to ask if Shirley thought she could help my teenage son who suffers really bad travel sickness for the last 8 years. This happens on any flight we take over 4 hours long. He won’t eat or drink and is physically sick many times. I have tried everything the Doctors have prescribed and nothing has worked. We had a 2 hour visit and I was surprised how much my son opened up to Shirley, she made him feel really at ease and talked to him about the triggers that made him feel the way he did and she tried various methods/tools with him to help him deal with it.
We went back for one follow up session 3 days before our holiday, just to remind my son of what he can do and in Shirley’s words ‘you’ve got this’.
We went to Canada (7 hour flight) then to New York (2 hours) 3 weeks ago and I am delighted to say that my son did brilliantly. He actually had some juice and sweets and played his phone during the flight and didn’t once say that he felt sick.
I am totally gob smacked. This is absolutely amazing that Shirley has managed to get him through this and for the first time in over 8 years we arrived on holiday feeling non stressed and happy. I cannot thank you enough Shirley, this is life changing for my boy all thanks to you.
I went to see Shirley to try and get over my fear of flying. I had suffered for a long time though tried to get on with it; I dreaded every flight and the lead up to my holiday’s were filled with fear and anxiety. I always struggled on the flight outbound but the flights home would be a nightmare with my anxiety so extreme with me often sitting crying for the full flight home. Due to this I started to avoid holidays or the possibility of going away, and this was starting to have a negative effect on my life. I hated that this fear controlled me and was desperate to go and visit my brother in Australia, though given my fear I would not even consider this trip.
Another factor for me was that I have a four year old daughter and did not want her to ‘inherit’ my fear.
So ahead of my impending holiday to Spain in July 2018 I went to see Shirley a week before my dreaded flight. I had a 2 hr session with Shirley and afterwards was confident about my flight and looking forward to boarding the plane. The week leading up to my flight I felt calm and confident and I could start to look forward to my holiday. The night before the flight I slept, the day before the flight I was able to eat without the anxiety of flying taking over me, all very new to me. The flight’s its self was such a different experience I felt calm and in control. While the outward flight was a massive improvement to my normal flying experience I was still not 100% relaxed and it was an uncomfortable journey. Shirley stayed in contact during my holiday to check how things had gone and remind me of the strategies that she had given me for my return flight.
The return flight was fantastic, the best flight I have ever had, I was calm and in control. I can’t thank Shirley enough for her help with my fear of flying and we are currently looking into booking Australia for next year. I would encourage anyone with a similar fear to go and visit Shirley she is fantastic, extremely professional and her after care and keeping in touch to make sure I was managing was greatly appreciated.
Shirley was recommend to me by a friend – after explaining what was going on with my little boy’s sleeping issue – “I know just the person,” was what they said.
For month’s my little boy, age 7, was struggling getting to sleep – once asleep he was fine – but actually getting to sleep was becoming more and more of an issue – he had a fear of someone coming to take him away in the night – away from mum and dad – and he was petrified to go to sleep.
This went on for months – and we tried everything ourselves – but nothing worked – at this point it was taking more than 2 hours to go to sleep from him going to bed. We were stuck. And when my friend mentioned Shirley’s expertise – we contacted her immediately.
Within two sessions – just two – he was falling asleep – by himself, going to bed happy, contented, using the tools and techniques – most of which he was in control and doing himself. Shirley literally is magic – I have no idea how she does it but I so wish we had known about Shirley sooner. Bedtime is no longer a drama – it’s a joy and it’s easy – and happy!
Shirley is a brilliant therapist and is able to offer a wide variety of techniques to suit your own needs. I went to see Shirley to help me lose weight. We spent a number of hours together and I had hypnotherapy, NLP and eye movement therapy. Shirley also gave me numerous hints and tips to take away with me.
She has helped me look at life differently – nothing is an overnight success and of course you do have to help yourself. I joined a choir, got a personal trainer, signed up to do the kiltwalk (and I have now started to lose weight). Thank you for your help! Only one session needed so far..
I can’t recommend Shirley highly enough. I will be forever grateful for all the help and support she has given me. She has helped me get my life back on track, given me hope and a positive view on life again. She’s a lovely woman with a beautiful soul. She instantly makes you feel at ease. She had so much patience with me and even after the sessions she messages and checks in to see how you are getting on which I loved as it makes you feel like you’re not alone. She’s so supportive and is there for you all the way. I would definitely give her 5+ stars. xxx
Anonymous, Fauldhouse (Anxiety)
I felt extremely anxious, stressed and didn’t feel that I was in control of my own emotions anymore. To try and explain how I was feeling, it’s as though my thoughts were marbles that had been scattered across a floor, all over the place, and I didn’t know where to start with them. In social instances, a simple comment from another individual would cause my mind to spiral and over-analyse to an extreme degree. Sadly, this resulted in me trying to avoid going out as much in an attempt to prevent this from happening. These feelings are what prompted me to seek some help and advice, so I decided I was going to make an appointment with Shirley.
After my first session with her, I somehow felt lighter. She made me see things from a totally different and far more reasonable perspective and I instantly felt a sense of clarity again. She was very patient with me and I could tell that she was genuinely interested in what I had to say. I actually started going out more and realised that I was in control of my own life, no one else but me.
It has been a few months and I am now feeling much better and more confident. Shirley still keeps in touch with me to ask how I am and I am happy to be reporting positive aspects of my life back to her. I know if there is another time where my negativity gets the better of me again, that I can always go back to see her. For now though, things can only continue to get better.
Anonymous, West Lothian (Anxiety)
I had been feeling very stressed and with high anxiety and heard about Shirley from a friend. I was a bit cynical about therapy treatment but decided I was ready to give something a go to get back on top. Met with Shirley once, for about 3 hours and I’m sure I could have sat on as she was in no way rushing me to leave. Ended up having a bit of a breakdown and sharing all of my worries, some of which I hadn’t realised were getting me down. Left after a counselling session feeling like a weight had been lifted, equipped with supportive techniques to dull my anxiety and lack of confidence.
Really feel like she helped me to take control of my life again. That was a few weeks ago and Shirley still checks in on me and I’m still using the techniques she gave me. Looking forward to next visit to build on techniques. Highly recommend a visit to Shirley for anyone feeling stressed or low. She really helped me.
Nick, West Lothian (Insomnia)
I started working with Shirley trying to resolve a long standing problem I had with getting a good night sleep. Shirley explained that there were several ways in which she could help and that it was just a process of finding the techniques that would help me as an individual. Over a period of time Shirley has helped me understand why I struggle to get a good night’s sleep and has guided me through the different techniques available to help and the ones that are best suited to me as an individual. I have found the help Shirley has given me to be priceless and would recommend her to anyone who is looking for some help.
Anonymous, West Lothian
I started seeing Shirley to help with some anxiety and confidence
issues linked to a bad relationship in the past. After a couple of IEMT sessions I felt the weight of that relationship disappear. With
Shirley’s help I am seeing myself in a much more positive light and my confidence has increased. She is so easy to talk to and really helped me to put things into perspective.
I also had a reiki treatment which left me feeling so relaxed even for days afterwards. I would thoroughly recommend Shirley.
Kirsty, West Lothian
Met a really lovely person last night through the recommendation from a friend who has helped me overcome my fear of heights. Shirley Sharp thank you so much. I had a great sleep last night. Can definitely recommend to anyone that needs help in doing anything, will defo be back to see you xx
Follow up from Kirsty few months later – Hey Shirley, how’s you….I’m great. I’ve been crossing bridges with no fear whatsoever. I’m going on the big wheel at Christmas with the kids…it’s great being able to do things, thank you.
Katy, West Lothian
After one session with Shirley I felt so much more positive and able to cope with my ongoing anxiety issues. My family noticed the change in me after the session and commented on how relaxed I seemed. It was great to be able to take away coping strategies and have things to work on after the session as well as learning so much during it. Would highly recommend Shirley.
Gill, Edinburgh (Fear of Spiders)
Ever since I can remember I have had a spider phobia. This was getting worse and worse to the point that I felt it was becoming a problem. I really wasn’t sure that anyone could help me with this but amazingly Shirley did. The best thing is how easy, quick and painless it all was. Don’t get me wrong, I don’t love spiders but the paralysing fear they caused me is no longer there and when I find one in the house I can just leave it alone! I am writing these words and still can’t believe it myself. Honestly if you have a fear that you need to conquer, get in touch with Shirley, she is amazing.
Laura, (Sleep Issues)
Shirley has been a huge help in me dramatically improving a sleep issue I’ve had for over 20 years. It was causing me lots of anxiety, but with her gentle manner I realise that I was more in control of helping myself that I’d given credit to. A very talented and genuine lady.
Gillian, Edinburgh (Fear of Flying)
I was recommended Shirley by a friend who had used NLP with Shirley to help combat a fear of flying. My friend & I had been due to fly together on the evening of a storm and whilst I couldn’t even get to the airport due to anxiety, my friend was able to fly, with what she reported as very low anxiety levels. That was good enough recommendation for me!
I’ve experienced anxiety around flying to varying degrees over the years, worst case not being able to board or get to the airport. I don’t like the thought that I am constrained by an unrealistic fear, and worse still this fear was uncontrollable, I couldn’t use logic and reason to allay my fears. I just had a terrible feeling of doom associated with flying, before and during the flight.
I saw Shirley a couple of times in the run up to a holiday I’d booked months before. I felt positive & calm after the sessions and these feelings stayed with me. On the run up to my holiday flight I felt excited about my holiday (just as it should be) and I just didn’t get the old feelings. If I felt my thoughts showed any possibly of straying back into their old patterns, or if there was turbulence, I was able to use techniques Shirley showed to help.
I’ve flown 5 times since seeing Shirley and I’ve been struck how my feelings and my reactions about flying have changed, and continue to change for the better. I wouldn’t hesitate to recommend Shirley, she is understanding, professional and passionate about being to help unlock people’s fears & potential.
Katie, West Lothian (Fear of Mice)
Shirley helped me massively with my fear of mice. She offered a number of techniques and gave me the confidence to use them myself at home. Her passion for helping people was clear from the outset and I felt very comfortable sharing with her my silly thoughts around my fear. I would recommend her to anyone and certainly would go to her again in the future.
Nicola, Edinburgh (Fear of Open Water)
You’d be so proud of me Shirley. I’ve snorkelled in the middle of the Indian Ocean. Thank you so much for your help, best experience of my life and no way I’d have got in that water without you! Saw a world I’d never have seen otherwise! I’m so happy.
Shirley has helped me work through two areas of my life that I needed help with.
The first area Shirley helped me with was overcoming my nervousness of presenting.
Shirley is friendly, open, passionate, and creates such a safe environment – I will never forget that feeling along with the techniques she taught me too!
I still get a wee bit of butterflies but the techniques she taught me help me combat these to present engaging and confident presentations.
Once I saw the powerful effect of the techniques she taught me I felt confident to go back with a more personal issue – which I was nervous about – but again the safe and passionate environment she created for me helped me explore the issues I was facing and how I could deal with these going forward.
As said I will never forget that safe environment feeling, my anchors and jumping on to pieces of paper on the floor!!!
Shirley champions the benefits of NLP across our community and was convincing when she suggested it may help me tackle challenges from an entirely different perspective. After a two hour workshop, with exercises led by Shirley I walked away with an entirely different perspective on why and how I can tackle issues from a different angle. It was mind-opening and wholly refreshing to walk away with insight into an approach that allows you to see these problems from a number of different perspectives. I now have a new tool in the toolbox and can definitely see the value in adopting this approach.
Nicola, Edinburgh, Psoriasis
Shirley has been working with me to help clear psoriasis which covers a large part of my body. The condition is very visible and makes me feel extremely self-conscious. By using eye movement therapy over a number of weeks I’ve seen a huge improvement in my skin, the psoriasis is clearing up and is definitely reducing in colour and severity. I’m so pleased!
We also used this type of therapy to help alleviate my fear of boats and open water as I’ve booked a holiday which involves travelling by boat later this year. After only a few sessions I can confidently say that I feel calm when I think of getting on the boat and my fears are subsiding, I’m actually looking forward to it now after months of worry!
Working with Shirley has helped me release fears that were holding me back; some I didn’t even know were there. The ease at which she approaches you with warmth and understanding instils a sense of confidence making the whole process comfortable…..tears, laughter and anger every emotion brought to the surface. I’m looking at myself differently now and see someone who is worthy and can do anything, it’s all possible. I highly recommend working with her. Thank you Shirley X
Shirley used NLP to help me work through personal relationship issues that I was having. During the time we worked together I gained great insight into how I would normally deal with different situations, then Shirley would take me through how to look at them from a different perspective. These sessions have been immensely helpful and have reduced my stress to levels I did not know existed.
Since the NLP sessions I am now able to look at many different aspects of my life and I have a very positive outlook on issues that before would have overwhelmed me. Shirley has the most positive attitude and is someone that you can confide in without concern for your privacy. Shirley is also very easy to talk to and is non-judgemental of your circumstances.
If you are looking for someone to give you help and support, and a more positive outlook on life, Shirley would definitely be the person to talk to.
Ray, West Lothian
Just wanted to say thank you for all the support you’ve given me. You’ve got me to a place in my life that I never thought I’d get to.
Shirley helped me deal with a relationship issue using NLP techniques. It got me thinking, not just how I was feeling about it, but also what the other person might be thinking too. It really helped me to take a step back and consider their perspective and I approached things differently, with them, after that.
Highly recommend. I felt fantastic after this and has definitely helped me relax and sleep better.
Debbie, South Queensferry
I had the best experience of IHM and Reiki with Shirley. I felt so uplifted afterwards. I love that I can talk to her anytime about things that worry me and she is always there. Will definitely be back and will recommend her to everyone.
I would say following 2 visits to Shirley Sharp that it has completely changed my lifestyle. For us ladies of a certain age 😜 I now sleep and do not flush (odd one maybe) I was completely cynical at first but would absolutely advocate for her and the treatments!!!! Shirley has managed to change my sleep pattern and massively reduce my hot flushes with just a couple of sessions!!
I would definitely recommend her.
Vicky, West Lothian
Yesterday I had my first Indian Head Massage and Reiki which I loved and felt great after it. First night for a long time I have slept for 6 hours without waking up. Thanks to Shirley Sharp I actually felt fine to get up at 5:30am but made myself get back to sleep. Would definitely recommend this to others. Will defo book in again,
Katie, West Lothian
I had a reiki session before I got married and it certainly served its purpose. I found this time very relaxing allowing me to enter into a deep meditation state which was incredible considering how wound up and frantic I was beforehand. I left the session feeling like I had had an eight hour sleep. Bliss.
Have received a number of treatments from Shirley, being a total cynic decided to challenge myself with Reiki. Was blown away by how calm and relaxing it was and the feeling stayed with me for a few days afterwards, loved it. Have also had Indian Head Massage (now my absolute fave) Eye Movement therapy and hypnosis. Shirley knows exactly what to say and do to make you feel at ease and get results, would highly recommend 🙂
Joan, West Lothian
My recent reiki session was really so beneficial. The benefits lasted much longer than any of my previous experiences of reiki elsewhere. Shirley has wonderful energy, is a very caring, talented practitioner who is able to use a range of skill to help and support people. I wholly recommend her to anyone. I’ve booked my next session.
I’ve been lucky enough to have had 2 Indian head massage sessions, one reiki session and also try integral eye movement therapy, all have been fantastic! Shirley is amazing! She is kind, caring and has a wonderful energy about her. Can’t wait for my next treatment! 🙂 xxx
Elaine, South Queensferry
Wow, what an experience. Shirley is fantastic, takes time to understand your challenges, even if they are just day to day. I always leave feeling fantastic. Shirley has definitely been added as part of my ‘looking after me routine’.
Have had a few sessions of Reiki now, with Shirley. Each time has been very relaxing. Shirley is kind, friendly and down to earth. Would recommend for sure.
Yvonne, Uphall, West Lothian
Shirley thank you so much for today. I feel very relaxed and the tension has eased from my body.
Followed up few days later to say ‘the treatment has had a lasting effect’.
I went to Shirley because I hadn’t been sleeping due to emotional problems. I had Indian Head Massage followed by a Reiki session. It was wonderful and I have been sleeping so much better since. I’ll be back Shirley because your kind words and understanding definitely have helped me.
Caroline, West Lothian
I have had both Reiki and Indian Head Massage twice and am going back for more!
Everyone deserves to have this…….take time for you and be amazed.
Stephanie, South Queensferry
I was recommended to Shirley by a family friend. I had never had Reiki before and I found it an amazing experience, I came away from it feeling I had gained more benefits than I anticipated, both spiritually and physically. I have been back again and plan to keep on going as Shirley is an extremely talented woman and I recommend everyone to pay her a visit.
Janet, East Lothian
I loved my treatment with Shirley. I felt really relaxed and peaceful afterwards and continued to feel like that into my day. Shirley has a lovely calming and positive vibe. I’d highly recommend Shirley. Thanks so much, Janet xx
Mandi, West Lothian
Shirley is amazing, very special lady, very knowledgeable. Come out very relaxed and refreshed.
Alex, West Lothian
I first visited Shirley in October 2015, having long suffered from intense nerve pain from spinal damage. I had exhausted all clinical options for pain relief; I had not explored the use of alternative therapies previously and was at the point of wanting to give anything a go. Reiki provided an ideal solution as it relaxed my body and mind, the impact being an ease of tension around the affected area. This level of relaxation provided me with a sense of wellbeing and pain relief that enabled me a period of relative normality. As my condition is degenerative, I understand that reiki will not cure my condition. However, regular treatment enables me to better cope both physically and spiritually. I would highly recommend this treatment for anyone suffering with chronic pain.
I met Shirley through a friend and had no idea about Reiki……What an amazing, uplifting experience! Completely recommend this to anyone who wants to restore balance and energy and sleep.
Rachael, West Lothian
Best decision I ever made coming to see Shirley about my sciatica. I’d been to two different specialists and was a the end of my tether, nothing worked, but one visit to Shirley and I haven’t felt any pain since!
Lynne, West Lothian
I suffer from a debilitating condition called Lymphedema in my lower limbs for which there is no cure and the pain and discomfort is a constant. I have found, however, that Shirley’s healing hands giving me Reiki totally relaxes me and takes me away to another place. I feel a definite relaxation and calmness and although the pain in my legs never totally disappears it reduces significantly after this treatment. Always a great night’s sleep afterwards too.
Shirley creates a real safe sanctuary of peace and relaxation. I had been experiencing severe and sometimes excruciating back pain with a pinched sciatic nerve. During the session I experienced complete relaxation, the lovely feeling of weightlessness as well as no pain, which was a joy. Afterwards I felt energised with better and stronger posture . I have no doubt my session with Shirley aided my recovery.
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Charis, West Lothian
Shirley is an amazing therapist. I experienced my first ever Indian Head Massage with Shirley and it was so relaxing. I often find it difficult to relax and switch my mind off but was able to do so with ease in Shirley’s company. As well as my massage Shirley gave me lots of useful advice for dealing with high anxiety levels and has taught me some valuable skills to use everyday. Would highly recommend and will definitely be back for some more treatments.
Louise, West Lothian
First time getting Indian Head Massage and I loved it. Totally different to other massages but felt benefits of it straight away. Had a nice chilled and relaxed night after which resulted in a great sleep. A proper treat and I’ve booked in for another one 🙂
Just had the most amazing Indian Had Massage and Reiki treatment from the very lovely Shirley Sharp, thank you so much, I feel so much better already. x
Indian Head Message wasn’t really something I had ever thought was missing from my life – then I had one! Image the mini head message you get at the hairdressers and then increase that by 10. Shirley is great at this. Really relaxing and just general makes you feel good. I do suffer from migraines and I can’t say if this is coincidence or not but I have experienced a reduction in these since I started getting IHM.
Pamela, West Lothian
Thanks for today Shirley, loved the Indian head massage followed by reiki, very relaxing & will definitely recommend to all my friends & will definitely be back xxx
Thank you Shirley for the wonderful and very uplifting Indian Head Massage and Reiki. Felt so much lighter and able to approach the world with a smile again. PS Slept all night x
Katie, West Lothian
Fabulous Indian Head Massage by Shirley. So relaxing can’t recommend her enough 🙂
Arlene, West Lothian
Had my first treatment by Shirley today. She was very friendly and welcoming. Massage was lovely and relaxing. Will definitely be back.
Ashley, West Lothian
I really enjoyed the Indian Head Massage followed by Reiki. It was my first experience of both and I found it so relaxing and enjoyable. I would recommend to all.
I had an Indian head massage and found it wonderfully relaxing and especially helpful for the muscle tightness that I had in my neck and shoulders. Shirley is a fantastic therapist, very calm, confident and helpful. I would definitely recommend.
I felt ‘a little bit’ stressed before I saw Shirley the other evening. I had just started a new job and had loads to learn. I had a niggling pain in my neck down into my shoulder. I had a reiki taster session and an indian head massage. Afterwards I felt good, very relaxed….but then I had such a brilliant nights sleep that I woke up totally energised and was out for a run by 0815 the next morning! I would totally recommend Shirley, I will definitely be back soon x