“How lucky was I?
I was diagnosed with Functional Neurological Disorder (FND) in May 2021 which in turn, left me with the disability to speak in fluent sentences, I had gained a stammer/stuttering effect of functional speech alongside other health disorders which became very frightening and challenging.
“Your problem is temporary; Time will take care of it”
I was struggling for 10 weeks with no support from the health practitioners. During this illness, I began to see an inclination towards anxiety, depression, confidence, communication and all this affected my overall well-being. Then the breakthrough came when needed most, I became aware of a lovely lady called Elizabeth at Lismenary Therapy.
“Some moments are worth your tears, let them flow”
The bond was instant as I was struggling with unresolved emotional issues regarding the untimely death of my Father and conflicts thereafter his death. Elizabeth and I worked from the foundation stage upwards, which enabled us to reach our goals in the latter part of this therapy.
“One thought at a time”, “One task at a time” and “One day at a time”
This therapy has helped me find new coping strategies to allow me to identify triggers throughout challenging circumstances using a very useful toolkit. It also educated me with very valuable life skills of changing my entire mind-set and my feelings in general. I’ve experienced a difference in my disposition, anxiety, assertiveness, relaxation and confidence. Most of all I have changed the way I look at my difficulties and how to solve them. Elizabeth and I experienced the Human Givens Approach and this was very successful way of helping me develop and boost my self-esteem and I felt more worthy of myself and this allowed myself to enjoy little treatment for ME that I never had time for previously. It assured me there was light at the end of the tunnel.
“Small lights have a way of being seen in a dark world”
When I came to the end of my journey with Elizabeth my speech impediment had decreased and I could now put a sentence of words together without stammering or stuttering. I felt more confident and began to unlock my thoughts with authority. I was in control and in a position to make change in my life.
“Take care of your inner self. Your Soul lives there”
I just became more relaxed, trying not to overthink my speech, the breathing exercises 7/11 became ‘My toolkit’ and this supported MY journey in the most natural way to speak again and enabled speech without thinking or anticipating the words. I now know there will be small bumps in my journey that I still have to challenge however, with all the strategies I have gained from Lismenary Therapy I will embrace them all with determination and self-confidence.
From a very thankful client that could not find her clear path in life to ease the pain until I gained the support from Elizabeth, I am forever grateful for helping me through this challenging passage in life and now I am smiling again.”
“If you do not make time for your wellness, you will be forced to make time for your illness”Back