After I read "Wholly Sober" I knew I wanted to work with Teresa. We talked and decided on the 28 day resolve. That was a fantastic decision.
Teresa is insightful and never ever did she make me feel bad about myself, which is something we came to see is a large part of my problem. We started with a questionnaire and then had a talking session.
I spent a lot of time on the questionnaires for a few reasons: The questions were very thoughtfully written and practical. I was able to go to the root of my issues and then talk it out with Teresa. She is an amazing guide. Not once did she tell me what to do, though what she did do was give me practical ways to tweak my thinking or behaviors.
I don't have to spend hours in meditation or doing yoga (which I hate) or a range of other things that would never fit into my life style. Though I am sure some people would benefit from those great things, I would not. She was very in tune with the suggestions she gave to me, as an individual.
Another reason for me spending time on the questionnaire, I am at a turning point where I want to change and I definitely felt this was going to help, and it did.
The third reason, Teresa put a lot of work into writing these questions and preparing for our sessions, I wanted to show her the same level of commitment. I respect her that much, and she is that important to my growth.
I am looking forward to her next book, and working with her again. I highly recommend Teresa!
Feb 13, 2016
by S.B. on Teresa Rodden
Being honest lifts the weight
I so sincerely appreciate you working with me around my issues. It means the world to me. I’m committed. I put a lot of things in place that we spoke about, like my progress calendar for advance planning and goal setting. That's been working really well for me. I've also gotten a lot more honest with my partner about my day to day struggles and that's lifted a huge weight off my mind. Being honest instead of deceitful is just so much better for us and our relationship. He is a true gem and supports me endlessly even though I know it's tough. Just THANK YOU again. You're a wonderful person and a true inspiration to me in more ways than one. You're an awesome Coach and always will be!
Feb 5, 2016
by M W on Teresa Rodden
She just gets you!
You know that feeling right after you've had a really good talk with someone who really gets you? Not the "gets you" in an agree-with-everything-you-say kind of a way, but you really feel they listen and they ask you questions that make you think a little differently. It’s the kind of conversation you walk away from feeling uplifted. Perhaps you still have to tackle a challenge or something you really don’t want to do, but having talked to that person just made it feel do-able. You know that feeling, right? Well, that’s what it’s like to talk to Teresa. I’ve had the privilege of being able to talk to this incredible coach since 2009. Teresa has a way of listening and paying attention 100%, but when you stop talking, she’ll ask a question that makes you go “how did you think of that??? That's it!!!” That’s Teresa and her gift of “reading” between the lines of what you’re saying and also seeing what you're capable of. Sometimes it’s just really hard to pull on your strengths and use them to make changes in your life, but Teresa is great at making you feel you can. And, she’s there to see you succeed as well. No matter what – we have to believe in ourselves, but it is critical that we have someone in our lives that can help us get there when we struggle to do so ourselves. Teresa is definitely that someone you want in your life!
Feb 5, 2016
by C. L. Portland, OR on Teresa Rodden
I drink – consciously and comfortably
I drink – consciously and comfortably. But it took a lot of awareness and thought, which I was able to achieve through Teresa’s insightful help. Alcohol played a role in my childhood, where I would see my mother drinking multiple goblets of white wine every night. I know now that she was medicating chronic depression. As I entered my forties, I found myself doing the same thing, but didn’t worry too much because “it was just a few glasses of white wine.” Then life got harder, what with life challenges, including caring for my aging parents and a brother on disability. I give myself credit for being a pretty bright bulb – I’ve got a Ph.D., a thriving business, and I studied chemical dependency and conducted substance abuse interventions with addicted individuals. It took a long time for me to realize the toll my nightly glasses of white wine were taking on my life, even when they evolved into a love for bourbon cocktails. I was slowing down, gaining weight, becoming increasingly more depressed and less interested in enjoying the world around me. I’ve never wanted to stop drinking entirely – I’ll be frank about that. But as I realized the price I was paying in terms of my own satisfaction with my life, with Teresa’s help I began to examine when I drank and why, learning that much like my mother, I was medicating stress. No longer willing to ignore my dissatisfaction with my life, I focused on what Teresa calls the “pink cloud” – the elements of life that bring fulfillment. As I worked to design a richer life, I also developed an awareness of my drinking. No longer do I unconsciously settle in with my “innocent” wine at night, or conveniently find ways to meet up with friends who like to drink. Instead, I have cut back on my stressors, introduced a lot of pleasurable activities into my life and focus on my pink cloud. Do I still drink? Yes, but very consciously. And if it goes beyond social enjoyment into numbing stress, I focus on self-care instead of self-medication. What am I not giving myself that leads to the desire to medicate with alcohol? What do I need to do to take very good care of myself and live in my pink cloud? Not every woman who struggles with alcohol is an alcoholic. But those of us who have the courage to look at how it impacts our life will benefit greatly from Teresa’s insights and support. Life is short and we deserve to live it well.
Jul 2, 2014
by McD on Teresa Rodden
Takes Pride in Your Progress
Teresa's enthusiasm is infectious. She cares about you personally and takes pride in your progress. I wouldn't have accomplished my goal without her support.
May 22, 2014
by C.H. on Teresa Rodden
I can’t say enough great things about what Teresa’s work has done for me. When I came to her I was very certain that there was no solution to my alcohol problem and that it was going to be a long, drawn out, life-long struggle. I doubted very much that anyone could help me.
Through Teresa’s program, not only did I completely change my thought patterns surrounding alcohol, but I discovered this wonderful, amazing, awesome person whom I hadn’t been in touch with for a while: ME! I discovered that alcohol was filling in for some really crucial things that I had been neglecting in my life. Teresa’s work slowly lifted the veil and throughout the process allowed me to come to profound understandings on my own. This is the beauty of her work, and what has been so effective for me; that I came to truly understand the heart of the problem and it surprisingly had nothing to do with alcohol.
I have gone from a pretty serious drinking habit, to setting boundaries that i implemented with joy. I do not feel deprivation, only happiness that at last I am in control and truly excited to live my life on my own terms.
I highly recommend Teresa to any woman who feels helpless in her drinking. I’ve been there. It’s scary and awful, but there is a bright light called Pink Cloud Coaching which will bring you back from the depths!
Thank you Teresa!
Mar 5, 2014
by Rhonda G. on Teresa Rodden
Passionate and Vivacious!
Teresa has a giftedness in helping you search deep inside to find what motivates and inspires you. She is skilled at asking just the right questions that challenge you to reach beyond yourself. I would describe Teresa as passionate and vivacious! She has a deep-rooted desire to empower all women to believe in themselves and strive toward joy and fulfillment in every aspect of their lives.
Dec 7, 2013
by Cathy S. on Teresa Rodden
Teresa is the most motivational, positive and supportive person I know! She has the gift of putting your mind at ease and putting your thoughts into words. She makes you feel energized and brings out the good in everybody. She will personalize your life improvement plan to help you succeed at whatever issues you are facing. If you have the opportunity to work with Teresa, you are very blessed. You will be touched by an angel!!!
Oct 5, 2013
by Joan L. on Teresa Rodden
Few people can put together their passion with an expertise that flows easily and gets results. Couple that with a desire to help women reach beyond their expectations to find their best selves and their personal freedom and the combination is outstanding and successful. I would recommend Teresa any time.