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"When I hit rock bottom in my life yet again after losing both my parents and people close to me I knew I needed some help and some sort of guidance ,rather than depending on medication, so I trawled the internet and found Demi, I'd never tried anything like this before but it felt so,right, I was obviously anxious about booking up but I am so glad I did , Demi gave me the tools to change the mind set I've had for decades and i now have a new lease, of life. I also know she is there in the short or long term future. I feel forever in her debt."
"After spending most of my life struggling with self worth issues, anger and depression, I found Demi. I saw her website 2 years earlier but didn’t have the “nerve” to contact, I then found myself in a desperate place and about to lose all that mattered in my life. I rang her out of desperation to save my life. Demi responded immediately and I travelled to her home and stayed in a hotel locally. This is immersive help, not the odd hour here and there that the NHS or many other counsellors would give. You are with Demi for long days, delving deep into where the issues are.
I am more focused, more appreciative of my strengths and now have the ability to see issues for what they are and deal with them, I use various tips given by Demi, on a daily basis, together with her audio tapes which I ﬁnd very helpful. Some things will work for you straight away, others will need patience and regular work, but my life has been transformed by picking up the phone.
My advice is to be totally open minded, ready to understand and accept things that you probably would never consider. Be ready to be a different person with the guidance and love Demi will give. She is a very warm wonderful human being who genuinely cares deeply, this is not just a job, this is a true calling for someone who knows they can transform, help and inspire.
All of this is only possible if you are prepared to embrace the techniques and philosophies that Demi will guide you through.
Please do not delay, let Demi help you with love and understanding."
"I believe there is a guardian angle for everyone and Demi has been mine. Demi never promised to wave a magic wand to help me but what she did do was what I can only explain as a switch that was turned on. My whole way of thinking and living was changed. Depression and anxiety is an endless tunnel of complete darkness and Demi helped me find my way out and into the light. so quickly. I look at things in a different light now and feel so content with life and all that is around me. I can not thank Demi enough! My whole family have noticed the change in me. My guardian angel."
"I came across Demi having googled "depression bootcamp”, feeling at the end of my tether after suffering from depression on and off for the past 20 odd years. At that point I was thoroughly fed up with living what felt like a half-life. After an initial chat, I signed up for the 2-day residential course. This helped me see that my negative feelings were a result of my thought patterns, and with Demi’s help, I started to unravel those unhelpful thoughts and learn how to replace them with positive ones. This has made a massive difference to my mood, my outlook and my life. I am now able to nip things in the bud when I feel myself going down an unhelpful train of thought. My life is a lot happier and I am very thankful for the help and support that Demi has given me. I felt listened to but also gently challenged to - literally - rethink my life. Thank you Demi."
"I was in a familiar dark place in my life but had been here for a longer time than before and found myself stuck, unable to get out. I was so thankful to have found Demi who equipped me with the tools I needed to break free. During our time together I managed to see the chinks of light, love, hope and amazing possibilities that is my life. Thank you Demi, I am not only hopeful for my future but excited as I fully embrace it."
"It’s now about 6 weeks since I visited Demi for her 2 day intensive Depression Busting course. At the time I was dismayed and desperate, there was so little help for people suffering with depression and anxiety in my local area. I was under the local mental health team who were (to be frank )useless and all I was told was you’ll be put on a waiting list and we will see if you fit the criteria for help!
I searched the internet for the kind of help I considered I needed, that could be tailored to my needs – intensive 1-2-1 therapy available straight away.
There she was, my angel Demi Schneider. I filled in a form and she rung me back . I felt sure we would be able to work together after her call and that she was going to be my saviour and my best chance of breaking out of my negative spiral of behaviours.
We worked on my problems for two days the very next week and covered all of my issues and more hidden problems as well. She has given me all of the tools and support I need to turn my life around. I am now in a completely different head space and feeling happy and confident about the future.
Demi is smart, very perceptive and very patient and will go with your needs rather than a set program. Her follow up calls have been very motivational and supportive. My life gets a better every day now I know what to do. If you are serious about shaking off the terrible habits of depression and turning your future around this could be the best money you ever spend. I can recommend Demi Schneider as your guide."
"I have started 2015 in a completely different place to 2014 and that is down to the love support and guidance Demi has consistently
given to me. I wasn't 'depressed' but I had lost all direction after a divorce and needed to figure out who I was and what path I needed to
be on. Demi has allowed me to not just find who I am but create who I want to be - a positive, calm person who trusts their own gut
feeling about what is right for them and being able to flow with life and enjoy the process, rather than dictate every move, then be
frustrated life feels such like hard work. I am truly grateful for her presence in my life and will continue to speak with her to keep me living
this amazing new life.
I would very much recommend her to anyone who like me felt stuck, wanted to change but didn't know how."
"Words cannot express how I feel about what Demi has done for me. I arrived at her house a depressed self pitying wretch and left totally changed.
Demi not only sets you on the correct pathway for the rest of your life but also provides you with all the tools necessary to keep you on it.
People who did not know what mental state I was in have commented about how well I look now, and my sister says that I look 10 years younger! Don’t go under the knife for a facelift, enrol now on one of Demi’s courses and your life too can be so much more enjoyable.
Thank you Demi"
"I arrived with considerable trepidation and many hallmarks of life-long negativity that had driven me to
despair and a deep depression. I left with a new found sense of effortless joy and positivity together with
a sense that this will continue to grow into the future unabated. I thank you and truly appreciate your
charismatic, expert, patient and devoted attention that has enabled me to feel that I am now firmly on the
road to a vastly more fulfilling and successful relationship with life as a whole. Thank you from the bottom
of my heart."
"I am forever grateful to you for revealing my ‘Palace’ to me. You have enabled me to open the door into
this wonderful caring universe, the great provider. Every day I notice how the universe provides in small
and big ways. The course I did with you was life changing and empowering. I am trying to bring your
message to my children in school and it works! I would dearly love to meet you again.
Thank you from the bottom of my heart and my very best wishes to you."
"I can honestly say booking an individual 2 day course with Demi was the best decision I have ever made.
Right at the start, she guaranteed, that if I put into practice all that I learned while on the course, I would have a rich, rewarding, joyful life, free of depression and anxiety. I am now living and building that life and I feel fabulous.
Forget “learning to live with depression”, forget “coping with depression”. Don’t waste another second. Get yourself down to Demi’s lovely home in Devon. After 2 days you will know exactly how to banish depression forever. You can do it, it’s real and I can’t thank her enough for showing me the way."
"When I decided to visit Demi, I was at a real cross-roads in my life. I realised that simply re-playing all
the same old issues again and again was getting me nowhere and I just kept finding myself feeling
negative and hopeless. I needed to find a way forward that would focus me in a more positive direction
and thankfully finding Demi was the answer. Her approach is all about looking forward positively rather
than spending your whole time looking backwards negatively. She has helped me developed some really
powerful techniques for dealing with the trials and tribulations of life (both past and present) which hit all
of us from time to time whether we like it or not. It is how we respond to these that is the key and Demi's
approach has helped me in so many ways. As a result of my two days with Demi, I can honestly say that
I have changed my perspective on life completely. I now have a little message on my mobile phone
screen when it is locked that says "Enjoy Today" - and how true that is. If you start living in the here and
now and appreciating all the things you do have and can do, rather than worrying about all the things you
haven't got and can't do - your life becomes immeasurably richer very quickly. Everyone has noticed the
change in me (especially my other half) and that in itself says a great deal. Demi has also been excellent
at following up and keeping in touch which has been a big help. I can honestly say if you want to refocus
yourself into a more positive place, then you will be in a very safe hands if you contact Demi."
"I have spent a lot of years in varying degrees of anxiety and depression, and just thought it was down a lot of life trauma's that we all face. Until I met Demi. I was initially very sceptical that she could help me but as soon as I spoke to her on the phone I knew she could. I had tried all kinds of counselling etc in the past and none of them had worked for me. I spent 2 days one to one with Demi, which in itself was an achievement being away from my family and driving 5 hours to Devon on my own, but it was all worth it. Traditional 'counselling/therapy' is about revisiting the pain of all of the horrible life experiences that I thought were making me feel the way I felt. Demi's approach is very much more about understanding that it is not the event that is causing us the pain but how we think about it. It is all in the power of our thoughts and it only us who think in our head and therefore it can all be changed. She has given me the skills and the confidence to make changes that I never thought possible. I now get up in a positive frame of mind , glad to be alive! It is a work in progress, much the same as losing weight, you have to make small changes each day and stick to those changes for them to have an effect, and it is ok to have a bad day, and have a negative thought or 'eat a chocolate cake'. It is now 2 months since my time with Demi and people around me are noticing the changes in me. I cannot recommend her highly enough, if you are looking to make positive changes and feel better then I can definitely say hand on heart that it was the best time and money I ever spent. Thank you Demi"
"I was a little sceptical at first of travelling to spend a couple of days in the countryside with some other people to confront our depression.
The scepticism disappeared as soon as I met Demi with her open and welcoming heart.
The setting was lovely - an extremely comfortable English country bed and breakfast set in peaceful countryside where Demi immediately motivated us to look at ourselves and our problems in a completely different light.
On leaving, I was convinced I would like to return at least once a year , if not more, for some good grounding top up sessions.
I would very much like to recommend Demi and her caring method"
"I knew I was in trouble!! Work, life, love, money - everything was an ongoing disaster! On and off Prozac, I finally got to an all time low - in the blackest of pits! I knew I had tomake changes, but how??
I simply Googled until I came across Demi's website and the opportunity of an upcoming course within a few days!! Rescue at last!!
I didnt hesitate to book - instinctively it felt right even before talking to her on the phone. Within a few hours I could feel positive changes happening as I understood why and how I needed to 'change my blueprint'. Everything made so much sense. It really was a revelation!
So....if you have any doubts whatsoever - cast them aside and trust 100% in Demi.
If you truly want to turn your life around and you are willing to work at it ( it aint difficult!!) Demi will give you the tools to do it. She is simply fabulous! THANKYOU!!!"
"Life at 20 years old should be drenched in happiness, fun, contentment and excitement. For me, my life was instead consumed with negativity, severe anxiety, fear and unhappiness. Recognising that this was not a productive way to live, I spent many years searching for help in a variety of forms: medication, counselling, cognitive therapy, hypnotherapy. After years and years of no success, I was on the verge of giving up trying...and then I found Demi.
2 days with Demi on her Depression Busting Course provided me with the tools I needed, and was quite clearly lacking, in order to live through, and cope with, any situation. What I particularly found important was that there was no focus on the past and what had happened, it was all on how to live happily in the now, caring for your mind and body along the way.
Demi's warm, friendly nature and passion for what she does and believes in is alive with authenticity. Most importantly, her support and guidance continues beyond the course, ensuring her advice and tools are relevant to each person, and are built with firm foundations.
Thank you Demi for guiding me on to the right path and teaching me how to become at one with myself, living everyday with happiness and peace. You have changed my life and I shall be eternally grateful!"
"I had no idea what to expect when I went on this course and all I knew was that things weren't great for me. I'd just come out of a difficult relationship and felt extremely low, but worse still - I felt I had a recurrent problem with depression. My ex had described me as the most up and down person he had ever met and I had personalised this to the nth degree and convinced myself there was something wrong with me.
I was looking for answers and specifically a way to 'fix myself' when I came across Demi's courses. I had no idea what to expect but I knew I was willing to give anything a try... I nervously dialled the number on her site for a quick intro chat and immediately felt relaxed, listened to, and understood. The key things that I valued on that first call were the time that Demi gave without any commitment from me to undertake any further course, her approach which is clearly solution focused and is based on recognising our own ability to determine our own destiny.
I think the following quote by Henry Ford excellent sums up the premise of the whole course which is: 'Whether you think you can, or you think you can't, you're right' and Demi spends two days giving dedicated time, hypnosis, empathy and straight forward easy to understand advice which provides the perfect tool kit to keep yourself in check. The thing that really struck me about the two day experience was the value it offers. Where else would you have one on one time with an experienced hypnotherapist which includes hypnosis and an entirely personalised approach for such value and in such close proximity to London - only 1h55 on the train.
I think where Demi stands out from any other therapist I've met is her determination to push you to help yourself. This is exemplified not only by a follow up check-in to check you not only understand the concepts which Demi provides you in your work book which will then stay with you for life, but also her insistence that you 'learn' her work and make it an every day part of your life. I've always been scared about my depression returning and I now realise that any warning signs should be welcomed as a reminder that I need to address my thinking style.
I've spent my life believing conflict against being the victim is my best way out, now I have realised that I am in control of my feelings and I can choose whether I let someone upset me or not. I no longer constantly give away my power. The monthly newsletters keep me on track.
Thank you Demi. I really appreciate everything you did for me at a very difficult time".
“This course was the shot in the arm I needed. Having lived with depression for nearly 20 years I wanted to take control of my life after having expected someone to wave a magic wand and take it away from me. I was drawn to Demi's website and I am so pleased as from the moment I was welcomed into Demi's home to the moment I left I felt I was finally achieving something. With the will to take control, openness to change and putting the work in, I have found 'me' and am finally enjoying being me. The change has been instant and for that I can't recommend the course enough. Thank you, thank you, thank you."
“After over 20 years having depressive episodes I wanted to break the cycle. The 2 days spent with Demi have literally changed my life! I now have the tools to create the life I deserve. I think EVERYONE could benefit from doing this course. Thank you Demi for guiding me to my ‘palace’."
"Up until the very minute before I met Demi, I was still questioning my decision to come to Devon. I was sceptical and nervous.
From the minute after meeting Demi I felt at ease - I was hopeful but still sceptical.
After the first day I knew my decision was right - I felt I had "come home". Here was someone who "got me". The level of understanding and communication between us was enough to brush all my scepticism aside.
Today, almost a month later, I can categorically say that seeing Demi was the best decision of my life!!!
Thank you Demi for fulfilling all my hopes - you are amazing!"
"I am indeed changing my thinking and therefore changing my life Demi!
I have not missed my job, I have not missed my wage, I have spent a lot of time traveling and visiting my friends and family. My relationships are more harmonious, I have given up a lot of my fears, I am reaching out to others. I feel more at peace, I have learned the value of vision boards and meditation. I continue to read the file you gave me I am very glad I met You.
Love and blessings Demi."
"Thank you for a very helpful and informative 2 days. I'm
feeling better already and in a much more positive state of mind . I
now know what I need to do in my life and the confusion I felt has
gone which is a massive relief. I went to bed last night with nice
happy thoughts. I listened to my CD and it definitely helped me to sleep; I
was out for the count within seconds."
"Life is strange & complicated ! All of us to varying degrees create complexity & difficulties that ultimately take us away from the core of living in the now & taking the best from every moment.
For laudable reasons I have spent my life for the betterment of others, I thought I was superhuman, that my intellect would get me through, that life was a series of milestones based on success. I lost something along the way & came to a sudden halt, my mind stopped working, I had literally run out of juice. Some call this depression, a diagnosis that is easily made & some believe medication will be curative but in my opinion requires effort & the will, however small at the start, to get through it. Most importantly a willingness to try things that are alien at times, have faith that things will get better & not be hampered by beliefs derived from a scientific background or prejudices that you have developed.
Demi provided with that faith, the ability to realise that my thinking was ultimately the route of my problems, to accept me for myself, to see my good, feel blessed for my success & open myself to receive good from others.
The intensive course is challenging & tiring. Being in Devon away from your life is certainly helpful & gives time for contemplation. Give yourself time to assimilate, give yourself the real possibility of feeling genuinely happy by being open & willing to try.
A few days after the course & time to assimilate what I had learnt, things seemed to fall in place, the world looked brighter & more welcoming. I laughed, hugged & talked with those that mattered. I had started to love again, I felt happy................
I am forever grateful."
Dr Ash P
"The 2 day course helped me leave behind things I thought I never could and go to places in my subconscious I didn't know existed. I am now on a very exciting new journey. Surely the best use of time and money ever. I would without any hesitation recommend the course but more importantly you, Demi, and how you tune in so specifically to an individuals needs. Amazing!"
"Thank you for everything. I am a different person now and am grateful to you for facilitating this change in me
I found Demi through an internet search. I was desperate, scared, lonely and very depressed. I took a 5 hour journey to see Demi and was filled with apprehension. All this was dispersed when she greeted me at the door and welcomed me into her home. I knew I was in 'safe hands' and all was well. I spent two long days with Demi working through many issues which rose up. She is a very patient, understanding, caring, and loving person who put me on the road to recovery. I felt like I was in a pit and there was no way out. Demi gave me the ladder to climb out and gave me the tools to face life with joy, peace and love in my heart. I am so grateful I have found her and she continues to support me via telephone consultations. Many thanks to a truly inspirational lady…..a lady called Demi!"
"I am in a good place. I am functioning well and I am coping well. I am feeling happy and upbeat. I am delighted with the inner peace I have found. What has really surprised me are the comments from close friends who have known me all my life"
"Thank you for everything. I am a different person now and am grateful to you for facilitating this change in me"
" My time with Demi, enabled me to step outside the box in terms of my thinking patterns, and to look inwards on my life and situation. Since the course I have felt extremely empowered in terms of how I think and feel within my everyday life. Demi is full of warmth and compassion and I would recommend her unreservedly"
"I can not Thank You Enough for Depression Busting Course, IT WAS THE BEST MONEY I HAVE EVER SPENT ! "
"I had no idea what this course would be like and it was more than I could ever have imagined."
"Thank you for the most amazing and inspiring 2 days"
"Compact, lots of knowledge, lots of techniques, really well organised."
" I find it hard to believe the marked improvement in my mood and feeling of well being since attending the Retreat less than a week ago
I came away from the course feeling joyful and positive with the confidence that I would soon be saying a final goodbye to my longstanding depression"
"Thank you SO MUCH for an amazing follow-up session yesterday, and also for the very comprehensive e-mail resume. I cannot believe how thorough they both were, THANK YOU. I had just expected a quick chat and a "how is it going?". But I really appreciated and valued that you took the time to go through everything, and also that you had remembered so much about my individual circumstances. You really are amazing, and clearly put so much into your work."
"Thanks again for the follow up phone session which I found very useful and feel assured that any further help, if needed, is only a 'phone call away."
"So simple but so effective. I wish I'd done this years ago. I never realised how disconnected I was from myself - not any more! I can't thank you enough for all you've done"
"I now know I did not deserve all those bad things and I now look forward to moving on and making plans knowing it will be good and very happy"
"Ill health, ill feeling, ill life - I now have the tools to fix all these problems and go on to have a wonderful, loving, exciting life that I control"
"I feel I am a new person. I am more confident and am able to take control of my own life. I am HAPPY!"
"I have learned to let go of the past and am positive about my future. Thank you"
"I have certainly changed a lot with your teaching and help. I am now really growing"
"I feel this course has changed my life. I now have a whole new way of thinking and I feel excited and enthusiastic about life"
"A course that has changed a grey lizard into a fledgling eagle waiting to soar into a joyful life"
"I have thoroughly enjoyed this course and found it very beneficial"
"I have never felt good about myself but I left feeling 10 feet tall and even laughing because I felt good! I have never done that before and I am 40."
"This course was an extremely positive experience for me. It has opened up a new world of opportunities to create the life I want for myself"
"One of the best things about 2003 was meeting you, Demi, and I'm so glad I did"
"You have been an AMAZING SUPPORT to me. YOU MAY NOT KNOW HOW MUCH I VALUE YOUR WORK. I have recommended you to my colleagues and friends"
"You have really helped me. I have changed so much. Thank you"
"I am so happy as each day is so much happier. I wake up earlier. I sleep well. I look forward to my day. I am more confident talking to people. My memory is gradually getting better. I am a changed person and so proud of myself and I am so lucky to be given the chance of help to get better, which I am so thankful for. A big thank you to Demi. I can't thank Demi enough, she has changed my life completely. Thank you Demi from the bottom of my heart."