Testimonials

Here’s what some of clients have to say about their experience of coming to me for treatments:

The short version of my recovery story is that 2 and a half years ago I was extremely ill: I had been bed and wheelchair-bound with CFS/Fibromyalgia for about a year and had lost any ability to lead anything like a normal life. At that point my life had been reduced to basic survival.  28 months down the line I am 80-90% back to normal levels of functioning in terms of activity levels with the help of the Gupta programme and Frances’ coaching.  In short, I have my life back. ” Lawrence, Sheffield

“Thank you so much for the part you played in my getting well.” Rachel, Sheffield UK

“Six years ago, I became completely disabled with MCS.   2 years ago I began Amygdala Retraining with the Gupta Programme and am well again.  When I was ill, I couldn’t tolerate anything, inside and outside of my home everything made me react.  I ate very little, lost lots of weight, was extremely fatigued, etc., etc., etc.  Of course I had to stop working.  I began AR and gradually I have regained my health.  During this period I have been coached by Gupta Coach Frances Goodall by phone from the UK which has been invaluable, especially using EFT.  I must also mention Els Valkenburg, who was completely healed from MCS using the Gupta Programme.  After reading about Els and visiting her website, I “met” her via the internet and she has provided ongoing support and encouragement to me over the past two years. Recently I took two airplane trips, one of which allowed me to attend my father’s 90th birthday party.  I am also refurnishing my home.  I was redecorating when I became ill and have been living with no living room or dining room furniture all these years.  As well, I have reactivated my clinical social work license (psychotherapy) and am making plans to return to my professional life.  I am so grateful to Ashok, Frances, Els and my physicians at home for giving me my life back!” Susan, US

“I met Frances at the swimming pool of the hotel where we were staying and I was struck by her serenity and warmth and the casual way she said, ‘Oh yes, I used to have that’ when I mentioned the ME/CFS.  She said, ‘I used to have that!’ I thought to myself and this little flash bulb went off in my head. She told me she was now an ME/CFS recovery coach and I asked her if she would be willing to give me some coaching.  It was one of the best things I have ever done in my life and I now feel levels of happiness and peace within myself which I never imagined were possible; not just recovery from ME/CFS which was what I was striving for during those painful years but a much better understanding of myself in such a way that I have also managed to successfully grief the lost years of my life and make sense of it so that I can move on and be more fully alive in the world. After around 20 years, I can tentatively say that I’m well now.  I have been consistently well for some time.  It is hard to believe how hard I’ve had to work for this.  You can’t apply techniques half-heartedly without a level of faith and commitment to getting well.  You need to be consistent and determined even when you start thinking ‘this is really shit, this is never going to work… I’ve been too ill for too long/ I feel too sick to believe it’s possible/ I’m too unsupported and alone/ here’s another relapse – I can’t take it anymore!’ If you have ME/CFS, it’s so important not to fall for the cynicism that can surround it.  Whether it’s that people don’t believe you are ill or that you are cruelly judging yourself, or whether you believe all the blogs and posts which say it’s about managing the illness, or you can never really recover or that there’s no support.  It’s absolutely possible to recover and put it behind you and start afresh.  I know this, because I did it myself. Thank you so much Frances for believing in me and supporting me.  I owe a lot to you’. Zara, UK

“Frances has an ability to put you at ease very quickly. Her sensitivity, intuition and knowledge is first class when dealing with issues surrounding the cause and symptoms of Serious Disease. She has profoundly helped me along my journey to wellness and happiness after many years of ill health. I recommend her with every confidence to anyone else wishing to recover their health or make other significant changes in their life” Daniel

“Frances is a professional through and through with a deep commitment to her clients and working in the same profession, I would highly recommend her services. Her treatment with bowen certainly put me on a healing path following an ankle injury. Having been in severe pain and unable to walk for almost a year I was absolutely at my wits end. My ankle was showing no signs of improvement and as a therapist myself I had tried everything. The only help from the medical profession was painkillers, which upset my stomach, and physio which exacerbated the condition.

Fortunately, I met up with Frances once again. After the first couple of treatments my ankle had improved considerably and following a course of treatment I was fully healed. To say I was relieved is an understatement as I had reached the point where I truly thought I would never walk properly again. Bowen is an extremely gentle treatment and Frances is a gifted natural healer.” Myra Hodgson, Sheffield

“I have seen a marked improvement in my decision making skills this last week. I was really surprised by what came up last week as it had never occurred to me to question where this decision making problem stemmed from. Thank you for your help and your wisely worded tapping skills!” Kate Bell, Sheffield

Testimonials from EFT Training and EFT clients:

“I saw Frances regularly for over a year in 2012/ 2013 for EFT sessions, I also attended her EFT level 1 training. At the time i had been diagnosed with a small brain tumour, i was also suffering with thyroid disease and had developed some phobias and anxieties. I found not only doing EFT with Frances, but also learning it for myself extremely powerful as a technique, and i would credit it as a large part of my healing. I am now waiting for results of an MRI scan to confirm that my tumour has gone (my blood tests show that it probably has). I would recommend learning EFT to anyone, especially with Frances. She is extremely grounded, understanding, patient and kind. Although I no longer have EFT sessions I use EFT on myself any time I start to feel pain or anxiety and have also taught others to do so.” Lydia, Sheffield.

“About 3 years ago I developed an excacerbation of my aversion to heights.  I found that I could not use any steep or circular staircases, ride on escalators, cross bridges or even climb 3 metal rungs onto my great nephew’s trampouline. It became very life limiting and seemed to be getting worse. After attending a one day EFT session, it has gone. I’m still not mad about heights, so don’t go looking for adventurous situations, but can now climb stairs as before and use escalators without a second thought. I haven’t yet tried the trampouline……” Joyce, Sheffield

‘Safe environment, relaxed and open atmosphere’

‘Covered loads of material, but it still felt spacious’

‘A good balance of auditory, aural and kinaesthetic- perfect for my learning and not intimidating as someone with dyslexia’ 

”Your demos were inspiring and felt like a transmission of presence. You have come so far and your light is shining’ Helen, Sheffield

‘A nurturing, supportive environment sustained throughout’


Testimonials from some workshop attendees:

“I attended a ME Recovery weekend  in Sheffield co-facilitated with Frances.  I was making a reasonable recovery at the time, having suffered from ME for many years, but stuck in a plateau and the weekend helped me focus on what I needed to do in order to continue my recovery and climb up to the next rung of the recovery ladder – and continue climbing!  It was a solution-orientated weekend; we looked at the causes of ME and at techniques for bringing the body into the healing state such as EFT, Reiki, breathing, mindfulness process.

There was a good balance of theory, practical application and time-out for meditation.  The booklet which accompanied the course had been well thought out and written, and is useful on-going reference material.

Frances  was mindful of meeting everyone’s different needs over the weekend, and all the participants were actively sharing ideas for recovery and learning from one another’s experiences – and this is testament to Evolve’s comfortable learning environment   We had a useful follow-up day 6 weeks later, when setting goals for our continued recovery was helpful.

I would certainly highly recommend courses with Frances.  Each of us may take away something different, perhaps just one thing someone said or we that read, that will take us that bit further forward in our healing journey…” Kate Mallatratt, York

I just wanted to let you know that I am fully recovered from ME/CFS now and doing my NVQ to train to be a teaching assistant in a primary school.

“The day gave me clarity, strength, support and reassurance…” Fiona C.

“So much love, well organised all in all, financially accessible (I’m not working much so that really matters in fact!) and bringing together really interesting women”  Cassy

“Thought the whole idea of connecting with your womb space was enlightening and allowed me to connect with my divine feminine power…” Vicki

“Thank you for creating a special nest place to connect with my womb space and learn from the sharing within the room…” Ruby