Success Stories

Emma, Spain

I started working with Annie when I had completely burnt myself out. I was miserable and a nervous wreck; I had zero energy, I was unhealthy, absolutely nothing gave me joy and I was suffering from such crippling anxiety that even making a phone call or opening an email was a terrifying experience. Annie’s Loving Your Life Program helped me to pro-actively take back control of my life and happiness again. Three months after finishing the program armed with Annie’s tools and everything that I discovered about myself I am still getting stronger every day and enjoying life again. Annie has a real gift and I am so grateful that I met her. She was an incredible support and mentor during a very difficult period in my life and I really could not recommend her highly enough.

Emma, Spain
Andrew Patfield, Armidale

I came to Annie as I was struggling with various issues and sought a more natural approach rather than medicating and smothering the issues with prescriptions. At the end of each session I felt like a better person, moving forward to goals we’d discussed. If you are looking for an alternative method of healing I’d strongly recommend Annie.  She helped me in a profound way, ultimately making me a better person.

Andrew Patfield, Armidale
Peter B, Armidale

I am very pleased that I found Annie at a time when I needed support to find my way. I was struggling with some difficult career choices and at our first meeting I had a strong positive feeling about Annie.  She was always gentle and supportive, even when challenging me to be courageous.  I have learned much and benefited greatly from Annie’s counselling program.

Peter B, Armidale
Heather Michet,  Sandy, Oregon

Annie I have such huge thanks for you & the work /play we did together the past 6 months.  Thank you so much for bringing your perfect gifts to my world so that I can more easily & readily express mine, live in my true skin and share them with the world.

Heather Michet, Sandy, Oregonhttp://irishealingarts.com/
V. Armidale

Working with Annie was an experience of removing horrible beliefs from childhood that had left me suffering from anxiety all my life. The process healed the hurts and now I am embracing activities I would have been too fearful to pursue seven months ago.  Annie has such a healing presence about her and I felt safe exploring old hurts with her support.

V. Armidale
Charlotta Hibbs, Montana, USA

Annie is an angel sent in human clothing to help women find their truth and path. I’ve had other coaches but none so spot on and supportive. The tools she teaches are so “simple” and life changing. They are so easy to bring into daily life for self-support.

Charlotta Hibbs, Montana, USA
CC

By doing the ‘Emotional Well Being’ Course,  Annie helped me to lift the heaviness from my heart and to believe in me.  I have a new found appreciation of my energy and capabilities, and a deeper appreciation of all things good.  Challenges are now a source of growth and strength.

CC
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When I first started with Annie, I had a completely different outlook on life, full of doubt, with the past weighing me down. Annie has helped me to not only find the right balance between my spiritual and physical journey, but to grow into the person I wished I could be for so long! She has been a mentor, a friend and guide throughout this process, and she has given me the mechanisms to keep growing in the future. An ultimately life changing experience!

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Bridget

For years I have contemplated getting counselling for a few issues in my life that I have struggled with but I never seemed to find the right time and I thought I was coping with them alright. I was introduced to Annie by friends and for some reason I felt drawn to her. After my first session with Annie my life literally changed before my eyes, for the better. I cannot recommend Annie and her services highly enough. She has helped me change my life and showed me that the future is up to me. Thank you Annie, you are one amazing person and have changed my life in ways that is hard to describe!

Bridget
C Baker, Armidale

Annie’s program helped me to find strength and clarity when I needed it most. The sessions provided a place and time to honestly reflect upon my situation, my hopes and my choices in a way that helped me see a clear path ahead. I really don’t know what I would have done without Annie’s gentle but forthright insight and advice. Thank you Annie for a life-affirming program that continues to shine light for me

C Baker, Armidale
Matt, Sydney

I was lucky enough to work with Annie via Skype. Professionally and personally it has been invaluable and I’ll always be grateful for the assistance in improving my proactive communication in my close relationships. Annie has – and not wanting to mix my metaphors or fall into clichés – opened doors for me to delve into, put in place foundations to jump off from, shown me some paths to explore. I get my journey is long and learning more about the person who is going to walk it – to value that person – has to be about the most useful investment I’ve made.

Matt, Sydney
CU, Perth

I’ve seen counsellors over the years and got something out of each of them, but with Annie I really made progress. Annie gets to the heart of the problem with just a few questions, so most of the time is spent addressing the problem rather than finding it. Annie has an incredible wisdom and a gentle manner, which makes it easy to be vulnerable with her.

Working with Annie over a year has made a big difference to how I see my life. I feel more confident at work, more able to speak up for myself and on more stable footing to find a new job. I’m more relaxed with my children and less worried (about anything). When I meet new people, I no longer feel like a super-freak that nobody will like or want to talk to. Instead, I just feel normal.

CU, Perth
Emily, New South Wales

When I first started working with you Annie, I was very sad and anxious. I didn’t feel like myself – I wanted to be happy and enjoy life again. I didn’t want to feel this way, but I didn’t know how to fix it. I wanted to learn ways to manage my sadness and anxiety.  Words do not justify the amazing impact working with you has had on me.  Not only have I directly benefited, but those close to me can also see the change in me. I feel happy, content and like myself again, which was my objective when I first started working with you.  Annie, you are truly incredible at what you do.

Emily, New South Wales
Neil Druce, Armidale

Thank you  Annie for your 20 week Loving your Life Program from 3500 kilometres away.  Your intuition, wisdom, knowledge and advice met my individual needs tremendously which led to positive life changing habits and beliefs.

Neil Druce, Armidale
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Annie is a very skilled facilitator. With her loving and gentle approach, and clear guidance I was able to understand things about myself and my partner to help smooth out the rough edges of our new and ‘second-time-around’ relationship.

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Annie opened the doors for me to safely and productively explore and experience aspects of myself in ways that day-to-day life doesn’t usually allow. Through my work with her I have a renewed belief and confidence in who I am and how I meet the world, and she has given me tools to help me deal with future anxieties.

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To immerse yourself in the Program with Annie Sorell is courageous. I found myself deeply exploring my issues, to gain the best I could from Annie’s techniques.  The program is dynamic and evolving, enabling you to take control of your life.

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Maryke

This has been a life changing experience. When I started the program, I felt “broken”, I came out on the other end feeling “whole” for the first time in a long time. The program has helped me grow so much as a person and is helping me to be a better Mum, Wife, Daughter, Sister and Friend. Thank you so much Annie, you have been so awesome through this process. Thanks for being there every step of the way

Maryke
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Completing the ‘Loving my Life’ Program was comparable to having a timeout in a basketball game.  It provided an opportunity to reflect on my life and consider goals, issues and strategies for success.  Annie has the wisdom and experience to encourage change on a practical and spiritual level.  I am feeling more fulfilled in aspects of my life such as financial management, health, and general attitude.  I have learnt skills to manage the stresses of life, and am grateful to Annie for all her support and help!

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This intensive format gave me great results and insight – I continue to be amazed by your guidance and skills, helping me with each revelation and healing. I feel truly blessed to have you as a guide and skilled therapist and teacher.  Your support, love and skills echo within me still and accompany me onwards. You have my truly boundless thanks and love.

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Jeannie, Perth

Annie is a wise authentic and compassionate facilitator. She creates a safe nurturing space that allows all participants to be valued and heard enabling deep personal awareness to pop up and be validated, loved and resolved.   Thank you Annie,

Jeannie, Perth
Donna, Perth

This has been a powerful life affirming weekend of sharing, caring, laughter, tears. Connecting with and unlocking some deep emotions and throwing them out! Learning new healing techniques to move forward in my journey towards being my glorious shining self. Thank you Annie .

Donna, Perth
Priscilla Powell, Perth

I need time to process things and return to myself. The retreat provided me with that opportunity. I am so moved and grateful to have been part of it. Thanks for your guidance and support Annie.

Priscilla Powell, Perth
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Annie’s warmth, insightful, loving energy. It is extremely powerful to feel heard and validated by a grounded, wise woman. Her intuition is strong and she connects the dots in my life in such a profound way.

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Would highly recommend Annie to anyone who wants to delve into any inner work when they are ready or “think” they are ready. Annie creates an environment of acceptance and love that can be applied and carried into the perceived drudgery of everyday existence as a human being. If you really want to commit and embrace your authentic self go to Annie Sorell

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RC, Perth

Really wonderful for releasing a lot of pain, learning how to deal with negative emotions in a real way and teaching the ability to love and accept self. Also lovely tools bringing in joy and abundance and positive change into our lives.

RC, Perth
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Thank you Annie for the lovely weekend, It has been fantastic to meet you and work with you in person.

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Tanya, Perth

I have just attended one of Annie’s weekend workshops and have learnt so much about myself under Annie’s wise and gentle guidance. Annie provided a very safe and trusting environment for myself and others to open up only if we were ready to do so. Leaving the workshop I felt much lighter and my thoughts are clearer.  I am so grateful that I attended and feel blessed to have been part of such a special weekend.

Tanya, Perth
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Through my work with Annie I have a renewed belief and confidence in who I am and how I meet the world.  She has given me tools to help me deal with the future.

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Since I began my sessions with Annie I am now more appreciative of my past and more accepting. I no longer want to kill myself and think the world would be a better place without me. I have stopped or curbed many of my self-harm tendencies eg: speeding, drinking, eating unhealthy foods or over eating.

I am so much happier and accept myself a lot more.

Thankyou Annie   Thankyou Thankyou Thankyou

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To immerse yourself in the Loving your Life Program with Annie Sorell is courageous. I found myself deeply exploring my issues, to gain the best I could from Annie’s techniques. The Program is dynamic and evolving, enabling you to take control of your life.

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PD

I think that Annie really understands what it means to be human, she is extremely insightful, and surprisingly funny. I liked that we could laugh at the tragedy of life!  Areas that were difficult and worrying with my teenage daughter suddenly became no issue at all! I know I would not have had that result without Annies’ techniques, they really resonated with me. She has a way of being present that means she can help you get to the core of why you are there and move quickly through it.

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Gail

I am feeling an enormous sense of fortune having had the opportunity to join you at Rowena for the mini workshop.

Gail
Lucinda Searl, Armidale

I have battled with binge eating, emotional eating and psychological issues around food.  I have had therapists and psychologist’s in the past but none have given me the support and tools that Annie has. By using EFT I have become much stronger around dealing with cravings and situations in my life that may lead to a binge and now have a much more relaxed attitude towards life. I was able to get off my anti-depressants and let go of emotional events which were causing my depression and binge eating.  I couldn’t recommend Annie and her techniques more, she has helped me in ways I cant even describe.

Lucinda Searl, Armidale
TG, Armidale

I started the Loving Your Life program with Annie three months ago. At the time a good night’s sleep was waking up four or five times each night – however I would regularly wake up ten, fifteen or twenty times. At least once a week I would give up on the effort of trying to sleep and just get up. This had been going on for ten years, and it was hard work. As a result, I was having difficulty thinking, my memory was affected and I was struggling to function at home and at work.

I trusted Annie from our first meeting. Her gentle, caring manner has helped me to explore my life and what is important to me. She has supported me to be brave and get to the heart of the matter rather than looking at the symptoms. And what a journey it has been!

I walk away from each session feeling a little taller and a lot lighter. I now wake up once or twice each night, and know what it is like to get out of bed in the morning feeling refreshed and rested. I feel like my Self again

TG, Armidale
RRM, B.Ed; MA(Hons); Gr.Dip.Mgt.; MBA(Health)

I am delighted to write a brief summary of my experience(s) with Annie.    Similar to many other people, over a number of years I had had several previous encounters with professionals who deal with a wide range of the widely accepted orthodox western therapies but also with some of the wholistic branch therapies . My professional background which  has been grounded in both the scientific and academic models allow me to be analytical and objective regarding most issues.  I found  Annie to be not only a well-qualified professional but  somebody who is also an extremely gifted, talented, receptive and warm practitioner.

Her approach allows and guides her clients – like myself – to open up with trust, and explore all those issues that are deep seated within our minds and subconscious levels. Her approach and methodologies allowed me to successfully deal with long-standing and deeply held grief and pain in a very effectively manner, allowing me to embark of a healing journey to find peacefulness and to get more firmly in touch with my inner intuitiveness, Higher Self   and spiritual aspects of myself. My experiences with Annie have allowed me to see issues with much greater clarity and perspective that will assist me to face most of the new challenges during my second half of my earthly existence.

RRM, B.Ed; MA(Hons); Gr.Dip.Mgt.; MBA(Health)
Raquel, Western Australia

Internal change had happened surprisingly quickly. I have definitely softened and strengthened as a person. My relationship with my husband and three young children has improved in a way that six months ago was unimaginable. There is less arguing in my home now, and more compassion.

My husband and I are now talking more comfortably, respectfully and lovingly to each other. I can remember Annie telling me that she could see this was going to happen and my reaction was to laugh and laugh: huge belly laughter….I thought “Oh Annie, you have no idea; when pigs fly backwards!!!….but she did know – better than me, as it turns out.

I was also having issues with my 10 year old daughter where frustration and anger would escalate at times to a point which I found frightening and unacceptable for both of us… I now honestly can’t remember the last time we got locked into a screaming battle of wills.

I feel more at peace with myself than I ever have. I am much more accepting of myself and others. I don’t need to prove a point. I can let things be. With Annie’s help, I have found a level of self love and compassion that ripples outwards and encompasses others. I have greater awareness of what I want to do with my life and am excited about the future. I sleep better, I eat better.

Annie’s style of counselling is incredibly creative, intuitive and loving. She has so many tools in her toolbox. Many of the sessions were so much fun! I have had so many amazing epiphanies of self awareness during the past six months. It is the best money I have ever spent.

I can’t praise Annie enough; she walked hand in hand with me through all the painful parts of my past and present; I was never alone. I always felt validated. And we often found so much to laugh at together: she has such a fantastic sense of humour! I can’t recommend her skills and services highly enough.

Raquel, Western Australia