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The Lefkoe Institute
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Fairfax, CA 94930-1805

Phone: (415)456-7300
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Client Success Stories

Below are just a few statements from grateful clients out of thousands we've recieved over the years. Each is shared with the client's permission.

"From the very first session I started to feel more positive about myself. As the negative beliefs were eliminated the change became more dramatic and I canít believe the resultsí Thank you Shelly, for your help and support."

Dermot, Dell Executive, Ireland

"After one conversation I had on the first day of the workshop a long-standing belief was eliminated. Three more beliefs were dealt with during the workshop. Now I experience possibility. It is as though there was a huge object in front of me that prevented me from moving forward. That object is gone!"

Deborah Doyle

"Thank you so much for all your time and personal attention over the past several months! It's hard to believe that we've only known each other such a short time, considering all the areas of my life that you've made such a positive impact on. I had no idea that when I initially contacted you for help with the confusion and anxiety I was having in a new relationship, it would also result in such clarity in my roles as a mother, daughter and friend. My improved self-perception and esteem has made it so much easier to be the person I want to be, or to work more effectively at the changes I've identified as necessary, in these ever-important relationships. Instead of avoiding conflicts, or automatically assuming that I wasn't worthy, as I had always done historically, it's now much more natural for me to focus on resolving the issues and knowing that it's okay for me to have what I need and want!

I will always appreciate the benefits that your insight and support have brought to my relationships, as will my circle of family and friends!"

B. V. H.

While the phrase ďa new paradigmĒ is over used and misused, there are no more appropriate words to describe the changes in the way that I view reality since we began unraveling the tangled mass of belief systems that I had developed since childhood. I no longer struggle with the desire to take control of my life and the feeling that I canít. Today I am exercising control of my life because I am the creator of my belief systems. The correlation between what I believe and where I am is very clear. Where I am today is the direct consequence of my decisions and actions of the past; my behavior. My behavior is directly dependent on what my perception of reality is. And my perceptions are merely my belief systems. As I began to change my belief systems, I began to act and feel differently. This has had the immediate consequence of causing me to make different decisions which has lead to different results in where I am today compared to three months ago. My biggest struggle today is choosing which course will best accomplish my immediate and long term goals.

Of course a real change in a personís life is measured by more than our feelings. I recently ran a P&L on my business for the last 12 weeks and compared it to the same time period for last year. My sales are up 29% but more importantly my net profit is up 200%. By eliminating the belief systems that were developed by an abused and neglected child and developing the belief systems of a healthy and mature adult, I have been able to make choices in my life that are getting me the results that I want in my life.

I have begun working on my first book and plan on having it finished by the end of the year. I have also begun to make long term plans for my business and my life which makes each day an exciting experience as I watch for opportunities to make things happen. But some of the most surprising changes have occurred in my personal life. Since this is the second marriage for my wife and I, we have both worked at making a strong and happy relationship. However, as my life has been changing these last few months I have been sharing with her not only the results but using the techniques to help her work through her own belief systems. Together we have been experiencing the same paradigm shift, individually and as a couple. The result has been that I have found myself experiencing a pleasure being married that has made every aspect of our life more enjoyable and rewarding. And I do mean Ďeveryí aspect.

All of this has caused me to look in amazement at where I am now compared to the first of the year when I was seriously considering changing careers and feeling very depressed about ever accomplishing the goals that I have so earnestly sought for so many years. Like others you have helped I have wished that I could have learned this years earlier. But I can choose to believe that I have lost Ďsomethingí because I did not have this knowledge before, or I can choose to believe that the timing is perfect and the future will be everything I want it to be. Since Iím going to believe something, I might as well choose what I believe and I choose to believe today is the best timing for where I am.

I sincerely appreciate your passion and commitment to help me and others make our lives better for ourselves and those around us. I donít think you could ever know how many people you will have touched over the years by your efforts.

Cliff Brackett

"A few years ago I was stuck in a bad marriage. I was seriously depressed and thought I couldnít make it on my own. Knowing what I should do didnít seem to make any difference. Now, Iím out of that marriage and in charge of my life. I own my own home. The depression has lifted totally. Iím emancipated and empowered. Iím no longer stuck."

Ruth, television producer

"I used to always worry about upsetting the apple cart. I was unsure of myself, afraid of rejection. I took everything personally, which got in the way of getting more business. I was frequently afraid to act. Now, when I think about doing things, I usually just do them. Either Iím not uncomfortable or, when I am, the feeling no longer stops me. I have enough confidence in what Iím doing that I no longer fear rejection. I had talked about opening a new office for years but hadnít. Now I have and itís led to a lot more business for us."

Jim, owner of architectural firm

"I used to be bulimic. I felt inadequate, totally not comfortable or okay with myself. I didnít feel loveable. I couldnít relate to people at all. I felt alienated. Today Iím centered and focused. My perception of myself and people is totally changed. Iím not overwhelmed by a need to be thin. When I read a beauty magazine I donít feel inadequate or not okay with who I am. Iím able to be real with people. Now I can love people and allow others to love me."

Amy, college student

"When I was in third grade I came home one day and started doing my math homework. Out of frustration, I threw down my pencil and said, ĎIím stupid in math.í Shelly Lefkoe, who was there visiting my mom, turned to me and asked me what happened that led me to the conclusion I was stupid in math. I told her about how my teacher had put up all the names on the board of people who scored low on a pop quiz. I got very upset about this and concluded I was stupid in math. Shelly did the LM Process with me and I eliminated that belief. Now I am in advanced placement math with Aís and Bís."

Elizabeth, 13-year-old student

"My six-year old son seemed to be going through a difficult stage and I was finding myself angry, frustrated, and upset whenever I spent time with him. Far from being the loving, supportive parent I had always hoped and expected to be, I was miserable, ashamed, and depressed because I hated the tense and angry person I turned into when I was with my son. I was able to identify and eliminate several of the beliefs that had been preventing me from being the kind of mother that I wanted to be. The results have been dramatic. Now, behavior from my son that would have triggered my anger in the past no longer does so. The tension is gone from my relationship with my son. I know Iím a better mother than I was. Iím so grateful that I found The Lefkoe Method before my son grew any older. We easily might have drifted apart and become one of the millions of dysfunctional families we all know."

Stapley, writer and mother