What People Are Saying

This is what past clients have to say about Self & More and the excellent services we have to offer and how we have helped them through their life journey.

I can honestly say that I found the therapy to be extremely beneficial  as it has helped greatly with stress release and it has improved my sleep considerably.
At first the whole process seemed a bit strange but I did a bit of additional research and determined that the Psoas muscle, which is the main muscle activated in the therapy is often referred to as the “Survival Muscle” as it helps us deal with tension associated with the “fight or Flight” reflex. We humans are not so good at dealing with these responses and our modern day lifestyle causes us to store up huge amounts of stress.
Another interesting fact that I discovered was that if a lion chases a buck and the buck manages to get away it will go and throw itself down on the ground and tremor violently for a while and then walk off as if nothing had happened !! This is because it has released the stress. We humans can learn so much from nature.
Marlene has extensive knowledge in this form of therapy has a wonderful way of working with her clients. She was able to make me feel completely relaxed and comfortable but was also very professional. She could also be rather persuasive – she managed to get me to hug myself at the end of each session, and I am not a hugger !
I can highly recommend her and her services.
Regards
Clive Dale
Marléne has worked closely with me over the past few months and it has been a phenomenal experience. I started doing a few Pilates classes to see if it will assist with my recovery with an injury I obtained. I spoke to Marléne about it and she suggested that I could try out the TRE sessions as it assists with tension release and could quite possibly help with the issue that I have with my Psoas.
I was a bit nervous because I didn’t know what to expect. Upon my first group session, I was very warmly welcomed and felt quite comfortable. After my first session, I already felt a bit more at ease. It was an odd experience but I felt good about it.
I went on to doing some private sessions with Marléne as well and I enjoyed every second of it. There were some tough days, where a lot of tears were involved, especially in the beginning but never once did I feel judged or unsupported. The TRE sessions not only helped me become a happier person, it has also made me calmer, it helped me think more clearly about things and one of the most important things for me is that my pain has been much less. The TRE sessions have really helped with the discomfort I have been experiencing due to my injury and it has helped with my mobility in the area of my injury. My muscle, and emotional, tension have both improved tremendously since starting the sessions.
Being a person that suffers from “chronic depression”, I sometimes end up in a very dark place in my mind. One of the toughest challenges is to get out of that state of mind once I’m there. I have seen many psychologists over the years and never have I felt this good after being there. I had a few life coaching sessions with Marléne as well and her advice and techniques when working with me has really helped me along the way. She has held my hand through a few tough times and I feel so privileged to have been able to do these sessions with her. She is caring, professional, makes sure you are comfortable and at ease and she is truly great at what she does.
Elizabeth
Feedback after a 7 week group process – 4 participants – what has been the most significant shift during the period..
Katrijn – I feel calmer in stressed moments, great way to make take time out for yourself.  I would recommend TRE for people who need it
Betsie – Letting go of the tension, focusing on my body
Karen – Letting go .  There is no right or wrong – listen to your body
Juanita – More flexibility, started off by not being after to stand on one leg and touch the ground.  Now I do it and up again easily.  Always felt relaxed after a TRE Session. I felt safe and protected in a small group.   I liked the opportunity to “listen to my body:, I also liked the reflection cards we used.
Group at Univ of Stellenbosch – Tygerberg Campus – OT
TRE Classes are great, they give me an opportunity to, practice relaxation techniques , I would otherwise not be doing and have resulted in me feeling better.

 

Shane-TRE

Marléne has worked closely with me over the past few months and it has been a phenomenal experience. I started doing a few Pilates classes to see if it will assist with my recovery with an injury I obtained. I spoke to Marléne about it and she suggested that I could try out the TRE sessions as it assists with tension release and could quite possibly help with the issue that I have with my Psoas.

I was a bit nervous because I didn’t know what to expect. Upon my first group session, I was very warmly welcomed and felt quite comfortable. After my first session, I already felt a bit more at ease. It was an odd experience but I felt good about it.

I went on to doing some private sessions with Marléne as well and I enjoyed every second of it. There were some tough days, where a lot of tears were involved, especially in the beginning but never once did I feel judged or unsupported. The TRE sessions not only helped me become a happier person, it has also made me calmer, it helped me think more clearly about things and one of the most important things for me is that my pain has been much less. The TRE sessions have really helped with the discomfort I have been experiencing due to my injury and it has helped with my mobility in the area of my injury. My muscle, and emotional, tension have both improved tremendously since starting the sessions.

Being a person that suffers from “chronic depression”, I sometimes end up in a very dark place in my mind. One of the toughest challenges is to get out of that state of mind once I’m there. I have seen many psychologists over the years and never have I felt this good after being there. I had a few life coaching sessions with Marléne as well and her advice and techniques when working with me has really helped me along the way. She has held my hand through a few tough times and I feel so privileged to have been able to do these sessions with her. She is caring, professional, makes sure you are comfortable and at ease and she is truly great at what she does. – Elizabeth