Seminar – Voorheesville Library

The second seminar at the Voorheesville Public Library was on May 17, 2016 from 6.30 to 8.30 pm (1). Attended by 19 people (includes 3 high school/ college students). 17 people filled out the feedback forms. A folder containing my key handouts and sample testimonials was given to each participant (2), (3). 

Summary of the Feedback

I will practice this technique for my (concern) 

  • Sleeping
  • Stress & Sleep
  • Anxiety & Trouble sleeping
  • Anxiety – 3
  • When I wake up during the night and need to rid my mind of endless thoughts & problems
  • Stress, Medical issues post surgery that were caused by an unnecessary surgery
  • Release stress
  • Stress
  • Stress management
  • Sleeping, Driving “Road rage”
  • Memory focus
  • Become calm before medical appointments
  • To feel grounded
  • Self and grandchildren

My ‘Take home’ points

  • Practice at bedtime & in the morning, short amounts of time during the day
  • Use this technique to fall asleep
  • Use at sleep nightly
  • Do upon going to bed; Do after waking
  • Practice breathing before bed and after lunch
  • Using the techniques in the morning before work; Helping me fall back to sleep; keeping mouth open when breathing
  • 911 mode and Segment mode
  • Counting on fingers
  • Breathe in through the nose and out through the mouth
  • Very good handouts

Seminar evaluation

  • Satisfied
  • Very satisfied – 16


  • Just 2-3 minutes break for a stretch would be more comfortable
  • Excellent – ties together lots of similar techniques i’ve learned – this seems more relaxing; I think the physical body touching of fingers brings thoughts to physical
  • I took the same class last year when it was offered. I came back this year because I loved it so much and I wanted to share these teachings with my brother. I was able to stop taking sleep hormones and use breathing instead.
  • Very simple – will not be hard to follow through which is always the hardest part
  • Would be better earlier in the day to avoid being very tired
  • Good stuff
  • Due to the trauma of my surgery I think it will take me a while to get adopted to this process. I have lost much feeling.
  • Very relaxing. I wrestle a bit with my thoughts while counting but I can see the benefits.
  • Thank you
  • This was a new simple technique
  • I feel the techniques I learned will help me cope with stress and help me with sleep
  • Excellent – Thank you
  • Should be a 3 hour high school health course
  • It was very simple to learn the basics, so I can practice at home regular way. Thank you!

I recommend this seminar to (specify the group with contact details if possible)

  • High school Juniors/ Seniors before college – health course
  • For new parents
  • My coworkers
  • Collaborative divorce Association of the Capital District. I am the Executive director.
  • College students, International students

(1) Voorheesville Public Library
(2) Documents for download – All handouts
(3) Sample testimonials – 16

Related pages: Public Seminars

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