Here is the testimonial of one of the Mamas who has completed my most recent Program.
Her daughter is 2 years old.
Thank you Dear Candace for taking the time to write this. It has been such a pleasure to support you in your parenting journey and to witness the amazing changes you went through
🌻 WHAT WERE YOU STRUGGLING WITH BEFORE THE PROGRAM?
Before the program, I was getting very frustrated and angry at my toddler’s behaviour and never getting any “me-time” which made it worse 😤
I was not really enjoying parenting my daughter, half of the time I felt frustrated, stressed and exhausted. I felt like all day I was constantly saying ‘no! you can’t do that’ and although I was playing with my toddler, I wasn’t enjoying it 🙁
🌻 WHY DID YOU CHOOSE TO DO THIS PROGRAM?
I had a one-on-one session with Manon about some of my toddler's behaviour that I wanted assistance with and the solutions she offered me were so intuitive and creative that by the end of the call, I signed up for her program.
I wanted to connect with my toddler and actually have fun with her! I wanted to enjoy the toddler years, not be constantly stressed by them.
I wanted to have a better understanding of what her behaviour was trying to tell me and better ways of dealing with them holistically. I wanted to help her thrive and create the space so I could have more “me-time” whilst still addressing her needs.
🌻 HOW WELL WAS THIS PROGRAM ATTUNED TO YOUR NEEDS?
Oh my god, it was actually life-changing 💫
I got so much more than I thought I would. Not only were all my questions answered but the somatic healing was pivotal in me understanding just how much my own stress was causing my daughter’s stress. Learning to relax meant I could be there more for my child without getting triggered and frustrated
I felt SO supported by Manon during the program and all my questions were answered, often through videos, with very helpful information that actually worked!
I absolutely loved the somatic experiencing work as it allowed me to become more attuned to my own tolerance levels and gave me ways to calm down before I explode🎈
I also loved all the videos with games I could play with my daughter 😍
The structure of the program was fantastic.
🌻 WHAT HAS CHANGED IN YOUR CHILD’S BEHAVIOUR SINCE THE PROGRAM?
My child now processes her emotions in front of me most of the time rather than running away which is a huge step because it means that now she’s feeling safe with me. I’m so grateful for that
She is so much more joyous and affectionate as I’m meeting her needs so much more emotionally rather than just physically.
We have so many fun games to play and connect together!
She also goes to bed much more easily as I have learned to place limits in a respectful way.
She also is more emotionally stable and super confident.
She is more independent now because I understand how important it is to give her power in her life with choices.
🌻 WHAT HAS CHANGED IN YOUR RESPONSES AS A MUM?
I don’t sigh and get annoyed as soon as she has a tantrum. I actually now understand what is going on for her and I support her, allowing her to express herself and release her stress or emotion.
I get to play so much more with her now as I have more energy. I don’t feel drained anymore! 💃
I truly connect with her now. I wasn’t aware how distant I was despite still breastfeeding, co-sleeping etc. I still wasn’t truly connecting, I was meeting her physical needs but now I adore her even more and truly enjoy being with her
I feel SO MUCH calmer than before and more relaxed when I’m around her! That was a profound change ✨
I also feel more confident as a mum and much happier as I feel less frustration. I’m also much more loving with my daughter.
Now I enjoy parenting SO much, I feel like the ultimate nurturer and guide ✨ I’m here to support my daughter express her emotions and needs and I work with her, not against her.
Parenting feels much easier now.
Doing this work has not only improved my relationship with myself and my daughter, it has also greatly improved my relationship with my fiancé as the challenges with our toddler were causing tension between us.
🌻 WAS THIS PROGRAM WORTH YOUR TIME AND MONEY?
Oh my god yes! I absolutely loved it and my partner wants to do it too now!
I also want to train in aware parenting and somatic work as well as I got so much value out of it. I want to do more courses with Manon to keep learning as it’s invaluable.
Thank you Manon, you’re incredibly giving, knowledgeable and such an intuitive teacher. I’m blown away by your insight