Testimonials From Our Clients

Some of our customers have been kind enough to write us a testimonial.  You can find them below as we add them.

I highly recommend the Positive Neuroplasticity Training with Karyn Chalk. The pace of the teachings was perfect. The material shared was useful to look over between sessions and refer to. There was time for questions and Karyn’s ability to clarify things was really appreciated. Karyn's knowledge was superb and her style in relaying the knowledge made it easy to understand and apply personally.

The learnings are immediately useable with clients and the benefits are profound. Materials were great – Karyn was very generous with the information & resources shared. Thank you! Amazing!

I feel enriched having done this course and Karyn creates a very "safe" environment to learn. Using personal examples makes it relatable. I'm very grateful for the learnings.
— Jane Stammers. Employer Assistance Programme (EAP) Counsellor
Karyn Chalk, you are amazing. Havening Techniques are truly life changing. After watching my wife fly 20m through the air after being hit by a drunk driver I thought she was dead. My stress levels were so high I didn't sleep . And you Karyn rang me up. And without knowing it was possible, you gave me my calm back in a hour and I was able to keep it. Yes life changing experience. Words can't describe what was going on that day my wife got hit. But the calm and miracle you gave me that day with Havening has been a life changer Thank you. You are my HERO.
— Dirk Passchier
I had a series of one on one sessions with Karyn Chalk, of Changing Ways. I found her to be such a treasure trove of hands on skills, of which the impacts are felt immediately while practicing. I felt incredibly safe, heard and held with Karyn. In some cases it can take months to feel this kind of trust with practitioners, but I felt this near instantly with Karyn. She was discerning and direct in keeping me on track, while too being utterly understanding, clear and compassionate, about the challenges I am navigating.

Not only did she comprehend my complex health picture with relative ease, she was also able to quickly identify, the techniques and the extent to which they could be safely applied, for maximum benefit. I was also very touched by her humour and humility in the delivery and shared practice of these tools. I was impressed by her in so many ways.

I sometimes think it is the mark of a TOP health practitioner / facilitator, to risk putting themselves out of a job, by generously teaching tools that actually really work!

Karyn shares from a place of someone who practices what she teaches, and knows experientially how transformative these tools can be; It’s palpable in her love of her work. To me that’s pure gold.

I’m really grateful for these sessions and for the toolbox I am taking away with me. My utmost thanks
— Sagar Luu
I can't express my thanks enough to Karyn Chalk. I’m looking forward to my new life after completing the Positive Neuroplasticity Training. Karyn's voice is fantastic and very calming. I'm impressed that Karyn shared all course records and materials and I'm able any time to have access to it. This is extremely helpful. This course shows people how to change their life from anxiety and depression to happiness.
— Tatiana Lindsay, Accountant.
After completing the Positive Neuroplasticity Training I now have a greater awareness of the active state I need to be in to hardwire happiness/change neural pathways, and engage with my thinking to ensure that I am supporting my own good intentions to live "flourishing". I enjoyed the variety of inner practices to install inner strengths. The course provided me with lots of knowledge of how the brain is wired, and how I can work to rewire the pathways.

The HEAL acronym is a simple reminder that the power is in my own choices and actions around making a better life of thriving. I particularly found value in identifying the experiences of "distress" and which bucket they related to... and then being able to work forward from there to choose what strengths and resiliencies I could use to 'refill the bucket".

I loved Karyn's gentle voice, and enthusiasm for the content - including her self-disclosures about the difference the practices have made for her own life - meant that this felt like a course of "transformation" rather than simply "information". I really enjoyed the community you created - thank you.
— Helen Beamish
From attending the Positive Neuroplasticity Training I gained a very easy practice that allows me to take in the good in my life. I love how the benefits can be easily attained because the practices are simple and can be done anywhere. I also learned how to create internal balance by filling my safety, satisfaction and belongings tanks.

Karyn’s style of delivering the course means that the information is simple and easy to access. She has a fun and calm way of delivering the content so that you want to be present on the course.
— Suzanne Passichier, Teacher
I thoroughly enjoyed the Positive Neuroplasticity Training. It has helped expand my knowledge around the brain, neuroplasticity, and how to help myself and support my clients in building inner resources. Karyn Chalk brought such passion to the training and this shone through the whole course. Her personal experience of using the methods helped show us what could be possible in terms of neural change. She was enthusiastic, knowledgeable and open to feedback and to not knowing it all. It was a great training. Highly recommend.
— Frances Lamb, Trauma Informed Coach
I took Positive Neuroplasticity Training from Karyn Chalk, and wow! What a powerful combination of techniques for calming the mind, healing trauma, and growing an unshakable core of peace, contentment, and connection. Karyn Chalk is knowledgeable and explains complex topics clearly, practically, and with a sense of humor. During practices that were challenging in that they touched on deep childhood pain, her warmth, caring, and compassion were authentic, comforting, and supportive. I have tremendous gratitude for Karyn and her Positive Neuroplasticity course, and I would highly recommend them for anyone who wants to enhance their personal healing and growth.
— Ann Bouchard
Karyn Chalk of Changing Ways offers the Positive Neuroplasticity Training which provides awesome and simple tools that have empowered me to move away from moments of being overwhelmed or over reacting to self care and a balanced response. It's a toolkit that I will integrate into my life.

Karyn presents at an excellent pace, provides easy to follow explanations, a safe and caring environment, injects warmth and joy, and we could easily relate to her stories. She engaged us in our own learning.

I highly recommend her as a trainer.
— Yvonne Simpson
The havening process led by Karyn Chalk has had a profound effect on my life. Over the last three months, my havening sessions have helped me cope with a series of traumatic events. I am immensely grateful for Karyn’s sessions as they have helped me stay calm, gain perspective and cope with everyday life while processing significant family events.

— Sarah Bond: Cromwell
I attended Karyn's Positive Neuro-plasticity course. I recommend this course for professionals who would like to empower their clients with simple and highly effective self-help techniques, as well as for personal use.

The course is a balance of neuroscience and practical activities, professional and well-paced. Karyn's passion, professionalism, and authenticity makes this course even more valuable and enjoyable.

Much gratitude.
— Julia Kurusheva
Karyn Chalk generously, professionally and enthusiastically provided a "Switching Off At Night" webinar to our Soroptimist members on how the brain functions in times of stress, and shared simple and effective techniques to quieten the mind. Participants gave feedback that they found the webinar informative and that the simple Havening Techniques exercises were relaxing. Karyn's engaging style and humour added to the presentation's value. It was an enjoyable learning experience.

— Yvonne Simpson, Membership Convenor 2020 - 2024, Soroptimist International South East Asia Pacific
Karyn Chalk has been an amazing therapist to work with.

I have had many Havening sessions with Karyn and had some life changing moments. I also just attended her Positive Neuroplasticity Training and can not wait to use this technique with my own clients .

If you get the opportunity to work with Karyn do yourself a favour , you won’t be disappointed.

Thankyou Karyn .
— Danielle Brierley
Buckle yourself into your chair and prepare for a dose of parenting reality!

"Wow! Karyn Chalk has written the book that every parent with teenagers was wishing for (including every parent who thought they knew all the right things to say and do). It pulls no punches, and it talks about the practical everyday details of living with an angry, upset, rejecting or confused teen.It explains why what you've been trying to do, with the best intentions, hasn't worked. It shows you why, with your best efforts, you haven't yet managed to create the respectful and supportive relationship you were wishing for. Best of all, it tells the true story, which I heard about as it happened, of how Karyn turned this situation around.Karyn has an eye for what's truly important, and she know how to explain it in clear no-nonsense language. As you read about Karyn's situation, you'll realise "That's me" and then, with relief as you read the solutions "... and that could be me too."You won't be able to put this down until you've read the whole thing and started transforming your own communication with your teenager/s. Brilliant. "
— Dr Richard Bolstad, NLP Trainer, author and developer of Transforming Communication
I recently attended Karyn Chalk's "Switching Off At Night" seminar and was very impressed with the content, handout and down to earth style of presentation. I have gone from waking up most nights felling stressed and anxious to waking up occasionally and then easily falling back to sleep. I love that there were free resources I could access afterwards to help me learn to calm myself down. Because I'm sleeping better, I am now looking at other changes I can make. Thanks you Karyn for your generosity in offering this to the community.
— Margie B
Thanks so much Karyn. I feel like our coaching process helped me grow my confidence and reduce my fear of others’ opinions that can get me stuck sometimes. Since our session together I have finished the proposal I was procrastinating on plus changed to a new agency more in line with my values and goals. Done. Boom. Happy as.

— Kathy. Business Consultant
I was in a situation of complete relationship breakdown with an employee. I had disconnected, was finding myself getting intolerant and started looking for other employment. I didn't have much hope in mediation but agreed to give it a go. it was a relief when I first met Karyn to discover she was engaging, friendly and .able to help me articulate my issues and concerns..

At mediation she masterfully helped both of us discuss our challenges. She normalised responses by explaining how our brain was interpreting situations and helped us find more effective ways to communicate going forward. I was very impressed and surprised at how much we achieved. And 6 months on our relationship has completely changed for the better.
— Shelly M, General Manager
For 8 years I have felt anxious and worried that my partner had not let go of his previous relationships and this impacted on how I responded to him. I was never able to find peace in the relationship and this was the cause of most of the arguments we had.

It wasn't until I meet Karyn that I was finely able to let that go and realise that past experiences actually allowed us to be who we are today.  The 2 sessions I had  have brought so much power into my current relationship. I am now truly able to live and reside in the true essence of myself and be peacefully in love with the man of my dreams.

Thank You Karyn, NLP does work !

Truly Grateful
— AF, Manager
NLP and Havening has to be one of the best processes around for self-healing.
I’ve just had a session with Karyn Chalk, Changing Ways to address an issue which has been affecting my confidence, and creating much debilitating anxiety for years. In one short session, following a conversation with my unconscious, Karyn was easily able to take me to a place where the underlying issue that triggers the response, was revealed and within half an hour, resolved.

All in a calm, simple, unchallenging fashion leaving me feeling empowered, centered and absolutely amazed that it could be that easy! I’m looking forward to the next time I’m in a situation that would normally initiate the old response. There is no doubt it will be different from now on. I unreservedly recommend Karyn’s combination of and NLP and Havening as powerful tools to work with any personal challenges, issues or goals.
— Tony M, Massage Therapist
When I first met Karyn, I was impressed with her engaging and relaxed approach to coaching and personal development which is something I had been seeking in a coach for sometime. I have since elected to participate in Karyn's Changing Ways "Strategies For Success" programme and can attest to the depth of knowledge Karyn holds and her wealth of experience is nothing short of admirable. On a personal level, Karyn is a pleasure to be around and always has a smile on her face. She is warm and inviting, a careful listener and a very effective coach.
— Johny O’Donnell
About 5 years ago I had a NLP session with Karyn Chalk because I'd recently had 3 sick days after being stung by a bee. My arm and neck were swollen and I had to go to the doctor as I was feeling unwell. A couple of years later I got a bee sting and the only bit sore was where I was stung. That was a huge achievement. But the best of all was last week when I got stung in the neck. Previously this was a real fear of mine as I was worried about swelling and airway restriction. So you can imagine my surprise and relief when nothing happened. Just a little bit sore at the site of the sting. Thanks so much Karyn Chalk, I'm so very grateful.
— Andrea S