One of the joys of my coaching work is that I can work with anyone, anywhere, using the magic of technology and videoconferencing.
Over the years many people have written testimonials, often unsolicited - such as the 'fan letter' from Fraser that popped up in my email one day out of the blue. They all mean so much to me, and none more so than Fraser's as he was my first life coach and the person who introduced me to all this.
Thank you to every one of the people who has graced me with their trust. You have helped me shine my light more brightly in the world, and so doing, I hope I have helped illuminate the way for others.
“I have found my sessions with Mary to be a good balance of ideas for the practical things I can do, and the bigger picture reminder of what I want to achieve. This has helped clarify the direction I want to take and also sparked ideas of how to get there. Mary helps as a reminder to stay true to my experiences and has allowed me to be comfortable with who I am and having balance in life and my work.”
"A calm companion...."
In November 2017, Sheryl Andrews came to Cornwall, with her husband Mark, to spend a day with me on a Dare to Blossom Quest - for Shery it was a Quest for Peace.
Here are some words Sheryl sent me:
"Mary Lunnen is a calm companion on the choppy sea of life. Time with Mary instantly inpsires you to stop and appreciate the here and now. Her wonderment and the appreciation of nature, the changing seasons and the outdoor environemnt has inspired me to take more conscious walks in nature, to fully appreciate my home town and all the memories it holds and has the potential to create. Thank you Mary."
Sheryl has recorded a video testimonial reflecting on the process, and given me permission to share it with you.
Talk to Mary, you will be so glad you did!
What a wonderful, caring and genuine person Mary is. She takes care to ensure your well-being is at the centre of her work. The environments provided are warm, welcoming and so peaceful, allowing you to talk, learn, explore away from distractions. I never want to leave the workshops!
I always feel so at ease with Mary, she never judges, always listens and she really understands. She has helped build my understanding of self and my journey and I feel more positive in tackling challenges.
A Day of Delights
Mary’s ‘Unfolding Your Power Within’ workshop was a day of delights! I’ve worked with Mary before, both in one-to-one sessions and on workshops and I’m always touched by the deceptive simplicity of her work, which takes one surpisingly deep. Through working with the Dare to Blossom cards, using the Power Flower spread, and a mixture of flow writing, group discussion and creative visualization, in the form of a Magic Carpet ride, we were each taken on an inner journey of connecting with what lies within.
My brother drew the same card three times
"I wanted to tell you that my brother will not pick any or touch any of my cards ever, but he was willing to pick one of your cards yesterday and he got support which he immediately associated with me and the fact he felt he had to support me yesterday also the purple colour he associated with me and the things around me in my bedroom and he also had a purple hand towel he noticed. He thought he would reshuffle the pack to see what else he could pick and he picked support again although he shuffled well.
"Mary's work taps into a different level of 'knowing' within us..."
I have worked with Mary on a number of occasions, using the Dare to Blossom cards, and always found her gentle enquiry and wisdom have taken me on intriguing inner journeys. I also have my own pack of her lovely cards which I use regularly whenever I want to tap into the energy of what's unfolding. However, recently I was lucky enough to have a 'Power Flower' session with Mary which has felt like a much more amplified experience.
Mary uses a 'spread,' like petals of a flower, around a central point, corresponding to key words. She began the session by asking if there was a specific issue or area of my life I wished to work with.
Finding myself at a transition point in my life, and uncertain about my direction with my work, i chose to focus on that. She also said I could start anywhere in the spread and I elected to start in the centre, and then work through each of the petals, drawing my own cards for each position. With each card drawn, Mary prompted me as to what resonances and associations the word - and the colour - had for me and how it related to the theme of that position on the spread. I must admit I laughed out loud a few times as my cards reflected the themes that have been emerging for me over the past few months.
Seeing them pulled together in that way gave me a clearer sense of what might be important to me, and what I needed to explore, and incorporate, in navigating the next stage of my journey.