A Graduate University student says:
"Zander really takes the time to work with his clients and really commits to them. While he is challenging, it is always for the better"
A middle aged writer shares:
"I came into this course with a mixture of curiosity and desperation.
There's only so long that one can struggle alone before you have to find another way. The concepts and techniques Zander introduces here are deceptively simple, but profoundly valuable. The coaching calls feel like discussing things with a trusted friend. Zander is understanding and responsive, and willing to keep you on track when necessary. Put simply, he's just as invested in your well being as you are.
"In the past, I never spoke about what was bothering me, while desperately hoping someone would ask the right question so I COULD. As I progressed through the course, I could feel myself loosening up, able to release tensions (both mental and physical) that I barely knew were there.
We live in a world of "easy-fixes" and "lose 1700 pounds in eight minutes by blinking!" or other such silliness, so any skepticism is entirely understandable. However, I can speak to the fact that this works.
With Zander's guidance, the techniques helped me not only release stresses and blockages that affected every area of my life, but also helped me understand what caused them in the first place.
When you travel down this road, be prepared to lose some "weight:" mental burdens, psychological stress, and physical tension for a start.
A young senior shares:
"Zander has given me a new lease on life.
One short year ago, I was emotionally despairing, in constant pain; chaos reigned both internally and externally. I had such complex health and mental health issues that other professionals had given up. Though I had made many heroic efforts over fifteen years, I had finally arrived at the sad conclusion that nothing worthwhile in life was attainable—for me.
From our first meeting, Zander offered me validation and tools. He encouraged me to believe that there was a way out of the misery. He never gave up on me, even when I gave up on myself. Patiently, consistently, and generously, Zander worked with me in beginning a healing journey which I didn't yet quite believe was possible.
With gentle skill, Zander was able to be flexible as I rapidly changed tracks, which was often at first. I became able to laugh about what a slippery, reluctant, albeit hungry, student I was — Zander never judged, only guided me back to my highest self.
Zander taught me daily practices which have changed my life for the better and which increasingly serve me.
It occurred to me that, one year ago, even six months ago, I would not have been able to even compose this testimonial because my brain and body were too scattered and far far away from any centre. I thank you and all the other angels involved...
Today, I am functioning (almost unbelievably) well, enjoying life, pain free.
And I am sometimes even happy for no reason!
A successful businessman shares:
"From the moment I met Zander, it became apparent that he truly had the best interests of others at heart. Zander took the time to listen to my concerns about a career change from a soul-crushing job, and helped me navigate my thought process with an integral approach to make sure any changes resonated with the real me.
This was before I was even a client.
Ever the skeptic, and avid devourer of personal development books, this appeared at first glance to be “just another idea” that would likely have no lasting affect. A week later, I made the choice to commit to the PQ app-based program, followed by weekly check-ins with Zander over Zoom. The check-ins motivated me to follow the PQ program each day, and practice the tools given, while adding a layer of accountability.
Growth milestones were discussed at our check-in, indicating that new positive life skills were being developed and made habitual. Hey, this is working! We also worked on setting intentions for the coming week. Zander possesses great insight and draws on much personal life experience. His approach is one of love, compassion, and patience, balanced with a healthy dose of humour.
Even when Zander experienced a personal health set-back, his perseverance was inspiring. He sought out ways to continue to serve by offering updated, relevant videos for me to view, showing Zander in his current physical condition…mildly different, but not diminished. As a seeker of enlightenment and positive change, I believe Zander Townend continues to be a light in a world full of darkness. He is one of those people who make you feel like he is “in it with you”. Thank you, Zander."
A mature former teacher shares:
If you’d asked me a few years back whether I’d ever seek out a life coach, I’d have spluttered something like, "Been doing it fifty odd years, I think I’ve got this, thanks." And that was the biggest obstacle to getting Zander’s coaching help. I believed life couldn’t be better than it was, even though it was mighty uncomfortable. It took a lot of stress and physical pain for me to wise-up and admit that I’d like some guidance.
I was pretty stubborn in my pain and misery, but Zander was able to provide both information about, and a structure to, his coaching. After learning some about medical qigong, I realized Zander’s advice, grounded as it is in medical qigong, was founded on a body of knowledge and insight acquired over thousands of years of meditation and experimentation. That solid underpinning, paired with his other experiences and his compassionate manner, persuaded me to try out some of his advice.
As a result of having Zander as my coach, I made a new relationship with schedules and time. Living with a flexible schedule allowed me to fit into my day more of what made me feel satisfied, happy and even proud. And with the development of feeling happy and satisfied, I began to see my life more clearly and hopefully. I don’t always get it right, but I know that if I reach out when I’m struggling, Zander will support my best interests with compassion.
Zander has made me laugh when I’m in the depths of misery. That laughter clears the heavy woes and lets me look ahead again. I think the laughter is what I’ve enjoyed the most.
Zander has encouraged me in the creation of a new business, providing me with a knowledgeable sounding board for new ideas. He is also an enthusiastic partner in expanding those ideas.
Whenever it’s been necessary, he’s provided gentle, energizing nudges to urge me onward.
The most surprising thing Zander has taught me is to protect and nurture myself like a delicate flower, cared for with time, patience and loving attention.
I’d recommend Zander’s coaching to anyone looking for a more fulfilling and sweeter life, no matter what their goals.
Teacher / Entrepreneur
A Landscape Architect says:
"Zander has helped me to make powerful connections with my emotions, guiding me towards the certainty of my personal truth. Zander has the ability to zero in on what’s holding me back. It doesn’t always feel good in that moment. It can feel scary or painful sometimes but it’s ALWAYS valuable and inspiring. Zander’s empathy, insight and coaching has helped me step into and realize the amazing person I am and the life I enjoy today."
The methods Zander taught me help me to quiet my mind and realign my emotional state with my authentic self.
The combination of mindful breathing, physical movement and visualizations help me. They help me to clear away my emotional and mental clutter, bring me to a state of presence, and help me to re-establish a calm and solid emotional foundation. In that space, facing the challenges ahead are not as overwhelming.
Perhaps the most beautiful thing about what I learned working with Zander is how quickly I can reach this place of strength, and how good it feels...
I continue to use the methods that I learned from Zander because they profoundly improve the quality of my life. I have faced some of the most difficult and challenging events with grace and power. I’ve been able to centre myself in storms of anxiety, fear and doubt.
Perhaps most importantly, I find that regular practice of the techniques I learned from Zander bring me joy and serenity.
I owe a debt of gratitude to Zander, and wholeheartedly recommend him and his course.
A former Executive Director shares:
To be heard, I think, is a rare gift in life. Not simply listened to, but truly heard and considered.
Zander has shared this gift with me on many occasions, and it has always been given in good faith and with genuine caring.
Often in our work together I’ve found myself uncertain as to what I’m trying to say, or of what’s truly bothering me.
This is, I think, when Zander is at his best.
A blend of exacting questions and insightful metaphor pulls the issue into focus and what follows is always an opportunity to explore myself more deeply - safely and without fear of judgement.
His guidance has had a profound influence in my journey of self discovery, revealing to me, finally, the true potential I hold within.
A School Teacher Says:
I have been a client of Zander Townend for almost 5 years.
I appreciate Zander's compassion and ability to listen, his depth of experience, his sense of humour, and his wide range of helpful tools (Coaching, Hypnosis, Acupressure, Tuina massage, Medical Qi Gong, etc.) that I can access as required during my sessions with him.
Like a modern-day shaman, Zander uses his skills to restore balance in me on all levels – physical, mental, and emotional. I feel more grounded, happy and whole after my sessions with him.
He helps to bring me back in touch with myself, providing a regular “reality check” for me within the whirling chaos of day-to-day life. As a result, I have developed a healthier relationship with myself and the world. I have referred Zender to many family members and friends who also benefited from his services. I highly recommend to anyone who is searching for body-mind healing or support – take the opportunity to have a session (or ten!) with Zander Townend.