I am writing this letter to thank you personally, and to Body Bliss, for all that you have done for me.
Every day for me was a battle. I thought I was fat, useless and good for nothing. You have no idea how fat, unhappy, miserable and alone I truly was.
From the outside looking in, I was the luckiest person you would ever meet. I owned my own company, I had 2 beautiful, healthy kids, I owned my own piece of paradise. I could holiday any time I liked because I had work hard and saved money.
But… on the inside I was DEAD. So many bad things had happened to me in my life that I had given up on living. The only thing that made me feel better was food, and I was really good at eating food.
I had tried everything, every diet you could imagine and sadly every gimmick pill that was on the market. Nothing was working I was just fat and alone.
Then you came along and changed my life for ever. I knew from the moment you rang me things were going to change. I have spent thousands on trying to fix my body, so I thought what the hell and signed up. And BOY did my life change.
You showed me that food is a by-product of our emotions and not the actual problem. In essence what you did was pinpoint the underlying problem of my life in general and you fixed that. Once that was fixed it felt like the SKY was the limit…
Within days of our first one on one my world had shifted and things became so clear. Food was not so important to me as living and enjoying life became. And in saying that it was the little things that made such a big impact. Weight was starting to fall off me but it wasn’t about the weight, it was about the emotions I had been running from. The emotions that had been weighing me down. The emotions that were making me FAT…
I know we are only half way through the program so I can only imaging what you left for me to learn. But I just needed to thank you now for the impact you have had on my life already.
Thank you so much. I am looking forward to the rest of this course, or should I say… The rest of my life! – Paula – Cranebrook, Australia
Wow.. I can’t believe the 8 weeks are almost over… Who would have thought 8 weeks could change a person so dramatically… This was so unexpected for me, I just wanted to lose weight, but what I got was something so much better.
I feel like a completely different person and I am so unbelievably happy that I just can’t stop smiling. Through this journey I have lost weight with out even trying, I have found happiness in places I would never have expected it to be, and I have transformed into this amazing woman that I am happy and proud to be around.
During this experience I learned to stand up for myself and get what I deserve, I made some big decisions I had been wanted to make for years but was too scared, and I found a man that is everything I could wish for in a man… but he is just the cherry on the top.. because what I have truly found is something I never thought was possible… and that was love for me…
It’s so clear now… how on earth is anyone going to love me, if I don’t love me first.. How will they know how to love me properly if I don’t love myself properly first… How can I be happy with someone else if I am not happy with myself…
I have spent thousands of dollars and countless hours on weight loss and mental health and Brooke nailed it in just 8 weeks… I know I still have challenges to face and life will continue to be hard, but the way in which I approach things from now on will be the reason I end up a happy old lovely lady.. not the crazy old cat lady everyone said I would become…
Thanks Brooke Surtees all I truly can say is WOW…!!!
Once again I had a really great week. I am really able to control my stress and anxiety levels quite quickly the majority of the time through my personal sanctuary and journaling. They are probably the two most powerful tools for me right now.
The weight IS coming off and I don’t care how long it takes because I am just happy. In regards to food – I have found the change in my mind-set about food phenomenal really. Slowing down eating, removing distractions and being present has made such a difference to the amount of food I eat and how often I want to eat. And I enjoy the taste so much more.
Oh and yes I did want to say one more change I have noticed in myself is that I have so much more energy to get things done. Maybe I need to call that motivation, but I no longer put things off and procrastinate like I used to. (mostly anyway). But I find my days are more productive and rewarding as well. I am so grateful for finding Brooke and being able to take this journey with every one of you – Claire – Sydney Australia
I can’t believe we are at week 8 – It’s been an amazing journey and the best money I have spent on myself ever. I will admit to being slightly sceptical before we started but honestly from day one that changed and I knew I had made an incredible life changing decision – Claire, Melbourne
Well it is no secret that since day one of this journey my life has changed. It was like a light has been turned on in my brain. All the tasks that Brooke has set have been so powerful and helpful that it is unbelievable. I originally signed up to lose weight and honestly had no idea that what I was about to sign up for was going to change my life for ever.
I am just so amazed at how my life has changed over the past few weeks. I am another kilo down but am 10 tonne heavier with love, gratitude and happiness… Brooke nailed it… ‘Happy Women Don’t Diet’… All I have really changed is my attitude and the rest is history…
…As for my weight when I am standing in front of the mirror (which I never did before) I don’t see my body as it is.. I see it how I want it to look, and thank it for getting me there one day at a time… it has changed shape so dramatically and I have only lost 5kgs but I know what I want it to look like and it is doing its thing – Jo – Sydney
So i have a dress on for the first time in a long time… since starting this I have lost 4kgs but it feels like 100kgs with the weight that has been lifted off my heart… Today is going to be a great day xxx – Paula – Australia
Today I have a day off work and I decided to drive myself to the coast and sit on the beach. Feeling the sand in my toes and the water in front of me is so wonderful. Something I would not have done by myself before. I have had some real gushing moments of feeling freedom and happiness while I was sitting there.
I am now sitting across the road from the beach in a bar. I planned to take myself out to lunch as well. I will be eating but it is very different than before when I would be very focused on what I was going to have to eat and what time. I find lunch doesn’t matter. I’m looking at the water and have not focused on food. Not sure if that makes sense but it’s a shift and I feel amazing.
I think I have actually lost about 2 or 3 kgs, but I’m not even thinking about it – Claire, Sydney Australia
My Christmas felt very different this year; much more calm, relaxed and stress-free despite hosting the in-laws and having a full house. Although I provided the food for the festivities I didn’t focus on food on the day, it was not the highlight like it has been in the past – not because there wasn’t yummy food (there was!), but because I was enjoying the good things for my soul more – love and laughter with my family. When we did sit down to eat, I didn’t feel the need to over-fill my plate and instead took time to consciously enjoy each mouthful. Such a game changer! I even enjoyed a piece of pavlova for dessert and did not feel guilty for doing so, it was delicious! This is such a credit to you Brooke, in just a few short weeks I’ve changed so much, with so much more to go. Exciting times! xx – Cassi – Nambucca Heads, Australia
So whilst I went on my walk today, I wanted to reflect on my journey so far….and I realised something pretty monumental… My life before Brooke = laziness, procrastination, a lot of TV, a lot of would haves, should haves and could haves, poor food choices, putting myself last, and for the most part, pretty unhappy with all facets of my life…
Today I realised that this amazing generous woman Brooke Surtees has given me tools that are COMPLETELY TURNING MY LIFE AROUND!! I’m focused, I’m organised, I’m passionate, I have some clear goals, I’m busy busy busy, but life just keeps getting better and better by the day… So I’m Grateful today, for Brooke, grateful I dared to send that email 3 months ago, Thank You, Thank You, Thank You!! – Antonia, Victoria
I can’t even really put into words how much your program has helped me let go and put my energy into areas that are more important…I love that everything I have learnt so far I can use throughout my life and I‘m so excited for my future!! SO GREAT!!!! – Caroline, Sydney
With the end of the course looming I did just want to take the time to say a huge heartfelt thank you to you. Thank you for your time, your insight, your support, your love and your wisdom. Thank you for having the heart to help people who are struggling and for being there for me at such an amazing time in my life.
I woke up this morning, the birds were singing and I felt alive! I felt an excitement in my belly that I haven’t had for such a long time. I now have my hope back. I realise that I have emerged from a pretty dark place where I had been for quite some time. Before I began this course I told my husband that I felt like I was going to go crazy. I didn’t know where I was at or what was going on. Usually a pretty upbeat person, I have never experienced anything so bewildering in my life. I just knew I had to do this course.
At a time when I could have felt so ugly and ashamed, I have never been happier nor more in love with my body! How amazing is that? And my weight… well two things. Firstly I have not put on any more in the whole eight weeks (I haven’t weighed myself but I can tell all is well in that regard) and this is huge for me as I have been steadily gaining weight since mum was ill and then passed on. But the biggest thing I have now is reconnection with my body. I realise how cruel I have been to her. I am now loving her and she is beginning to feel safe. I know that total health and freedom are now a reality and are within reach.
I really feel that a key for me is in the rhythm section and I feel now I can really experiment with this and, along with mindful eating and all the other tools you have given me, I am sure my weight will not just stabilise as it has, but will also begin to go down.
In the Song of Songs in the Bible there is a verse that says ‘The winter is past, the rain is over and gone. The flowers appear on the earth; the time of singing has come’. I have yearned for that time for so long and I realise today that deep in my spirit I really believe that the long winter is over and this is the time of singing for me.
So once again Brooke, I truly thank you for everything you have poured into us all during this course. YOU ARE SUCH A BLESSING BEAUTIFUL LADY!!! I sincerely hope we will stay in touch and perhaps we will even meet in person one day.
With much love xxxx – Nicki – Sydney, Australia
It all started after my one on one with Brooke… she made me visualise what my perfect body would look like and it just clicked… I can see myself on the beach swimming in the ocean in the perfect body for me. I get up and do my morning ritual and this has given me an amazing feeling and food is just not on my radar anymore. I would rather be out side doing something than eating food which for me is massive as being outside used to require effort. I have gone from constantly eating food to enjoying breakfast with my daughter and then my body tells me when it is time to eat rather than my head.. I keep telling myself that every day I am that little bit smaller than the day before. I also for the first time spend time in front of the mirror visualising myself in my perfect body and it honestly feels like I am actually going to get there and it makes me excited for the next day when I will be that little bit smaller. My statements of “I can do anything, I am enough and I am focused” truly feel like they are driving me now.. not my old thoughts I am am useless and good for nothing. Food just doesn’t matter to me anymore… believing and feeling that I am amazing does matter and it is making a world of difference… Everyone is not necessarily noticing me loosing weight yet but have definitely noticed a complete shift in my attitude and even my posture.. my chin is up and my shoulders are back… I am so happy I am doing this course it is changing my life for the better..
…My daughter said ‘Mum, you have found a new happiness and I would like some of that too. You wake me up in the mornings so full of joy and love – and I love that!”
Today I embraced my femininity.
I just got back from the beach. Where I walked into the calm water, I could see the bottom (because I freak out and won’t go in when I can’t). I went for a swim – unstructured, no laps, no timers – just floated and swam and enjoyed it. Feminine approach.
And I did it all in a bikini. Never ever have I done that. I did not give a f#ck who saw me, because it’s none of their business that I’m the prettiest fish in the sea.
I did the breakthrough experience with Brooke on Friday just gone. And what was once an unconscious message of unworthiness has been cleared. It has been a conscious knowing ever since as it integrates into my core beliefs.
It is the strangest feeling every little thing I do or think unconsciously, whenever it is negative – which I am not even aware of – there is a loud voice in my mind that shouts out with joy my new self belief – “I am worthy”!
Because that negative thought or action now contradicts my core belief.
I cannot express to you how much I am changed. It’s like every chain that ever held me down has been shrugged off like a coat or a cape that it’s too hot to wear.
This is real freedom. Like I could almost not even imagine. Please find this for yourselves. You deserve it. Brooke’s model has worked for me. Find what works for you from what you have learned here. Embrace yourself as the most important person you will ever know – Althea – Redcliffe, Queensland
My head is in such a good place for the first time in years. I have forgiven my husband and myself. I have a plan to rebuild my relationship with him whilst maintaining my own self wealth. It’ll take a lot of time, a lot of love and a huge amount of patience. My blessing is that I now have my self worth and my self love so I can do this.
Thank you for your support you have given me the tools and knowledge and strength to change my life. Kerri – Warnamble, Victoria
Today when I was out catching up with a friend, I actually CHOSE to order a Greek salad instead of a bowl of chips, which is what I would have normally gone for. But today I was just like “nope, I think the chips are going to make me feel really heavy and bleh, I think I’ll feel better after eating that salad!” And I was right. My friend offered me one of her chips and so I had one just to see what I had given up. It was dry and heavy and over rated. This is HUGE for me! – Amanda – Shoalwater Western Australia
I really enjoy the sessions and I feel so much better since starting – it’s amazing! I can only imagine how much more powerful it will be when my daily rituals are cemented as habit!! So exciting… xxx – Katie, Sydney
I am LOVING the program. I love the tools. I see this as a life long commitment. I journal everyday. I love the clarity in your bite size messages. I love that I can re-listen to everything. And I have done this! – Nicki – Melbourne
Since removing all restrictions from my diet, I have learnt to listen to my body. Not feeling deprived means I don’t binge, as I know I can have a treat every now and then without the guilt or shame. I honestly didn’t think that would ever be possible for me as an ex-YoYo/Fad dieter – Caly, Sydney
I just wanted to express my sincere thanks for the coaching session you ran with Rach… it was the final piece to help her realise what she really wants to do and remove the ‘noise’ that could deviate her path. In the 4 years I’ve known her I’ve never seen her this passionate and focused about anything…it’s great to see and, you may not realise it, but you played a large part in that. Thanks Brooke. – Calvin, Sydney
Before the 1st Breakthrough session on Wednesday I was a pretty frustrated and angry person. The smallest things would set me off and, in my head, I would blow things out of proportion and stew on things too. By the end of the 1st session I felt a sense of calm, I also felt a little worn out, that I had been put through the ringer, but also that I was on the mend, and finally on the right track (a track that I have been searching a long time for, but had somehow eluded me).
I woke up Thursday morning after a good sleep and felt like I was ready to tackle the world. Something in side of me had somehow changed. I went about my morning routine, and headed off to work. It’s almost like the universe was testing me straight off the bat, because within a minute from walking into work, I immediately noticed that I wasn’t bothered by all the work from the previous day that had been left for me to fix. I calmly got on with my job, and as each new job popped up as a continued on my day, I took it in my stride, dealt with what I had to do and just simply got on with things.
All my dealings with everyone that day were calm and measured, I didn’t feel the need to complain or get angry, there was no frustration with anyone or any thing. It was a good day, and I kept thinking to myself that Brooke had “broken” something in me (for the better!) and wow what a change. Bring on session number 2!
After session number 2 I felt like I had taken some huge steps forward and re-enforced the previous day’s session. I felt like I had smoothed out the way for me to fearlessly take on the world, that I could easily take on whatever life was prepared to throw in my direction. Friday was an equally great day work wise, no one annoyed me, I didn’t get angry or frustrated with anything or any one, even though things still cropped up that previously would have sent me in to melt down. My reactions or lack there of on day 2 were cool calm and collected. I’m tolerating the mediocrity of my work team mates which previously used to get my goat, I’m handling situations better, letting the usual bullshit just wash straight over me and getting on with life. I feel like I am actually going to make some epic permanent changes in to my life. I’m not scared of hard work, so bring it on I say!! – Antonia, Australia
This year has been rough, rougher than most and when I moved back to WA, I found myself at a loss and totally lost. I had seen and heard about Brooke and The Spiral, so I applied and then one fine day I got a phone call on my way to work and it changed my life. Brooke changed my life. We agreed on another call and it all started from there.
My life was such a mess before Brooke, but with her help I worked through it. She showed me the inner me, the real me. It goes beyond the teachings of The Spiral. It’s like she makes it so it matches you; it always felt like it was tailor made for me. The teaching, the writings, everything about it changed me in way I never dreamed were possible.
Life is so different now. I love myself, I love my life. Brooke taught me not to be afraid to voice my opinions, to live in peace with myself, to not allow external negativity to influence me and my decisions. I’m losing weight. I feel strong and able to do what I want and need in order to achieve my true potential.
Brooke did that. She unlocked my true inner being and for this i will be forever grateful.
The love and light she has brought in to my life is unparalleled – Berta, Perth Australia
I did The Spiral with Brooke this year and my experience of it was that it was the cream on the top of all the other coaching work we had done together. Rather than the earth rattling, axis tilting experiences that many others have described as they made their way through the Spiral levels, for me it was a more subtle (but no less profound!) revealing or unveiling sense as the ripple out effects of each level made themselves known in my world. I think this is due the big earth rattling work that Brooke and I had already done together over the preceding year of coaching – so for me the Spiral was the icing on the cake and it was subtle rather than spectacular.
I’m so glad I went through it, I already had the confidence and trust in Brooke to know that I was in safe hands and that whatever we did and whatever came up, it would all be as it should and all be ok. And of course it was! I emerged at the top of The Spiral with a sense of completion, of calm and a soul deep sense of gratitude for being able to live this life consciously and deliberately. I know that whether your experience of The Spiral is loud and proud or subtle and soft, it will be enormously empowering and I wish that everyone has a chance to be taken through it with Brooke! – Gabi, Sydney, Australia
“….Though I may not use many of the techniques I have learnt from you on a regular basis, I still use them like tools when I need them. If I feel I’m getting stressed, I can close my eyes and be in my sacred place and feel calm. I can also slow down and focus on what is only right in front of me and feel instantly grateful and in the moment. I can feel when I need to work though something and make sure I find the time to do so as I know it’s important. I can sit and do nothing and appreciate that that’s what I need I not feel guilty.
I don’t have to worry about food. It’s food. I know it’s fuel, I know it can be a comfort and a treat. I can look at it without emotions clouding my decisions. I no long feel guilt around it. It’s not hard anymore, it doesn’t rule how I feel about myself, it’s my body and my choice.
Above all I can screw all of that up, over indulge, get upset, be angry; and that’s now okay. I can work it out, I enjoy analysing my dreams and my decisions . I am always learning and always will be. I’m still not the most social person, but I’m getting better. It still feels icky and I’m still filled with self doubt when I reach out to someone new, or turn up with out really knowing anyone, but I push though, because each time is a bit easier and each time I meet new and amazing people, and more than often, they are just like me.
…. I really have learned a lot that has changed my life in big ways. When I look back now I can see how much has changed within me, even if it is not so evident from the outside.” ~ Sarah- Geelong, Victoria
“Within minutes of talking with Brooke, we had gotten to the core of the issue! She’s amazing, compassionate, understanding and walks her talk. Her passion to help others achieve their best, gets results.
I wouldn’t hesitate in recommending Brooke for simple fears right through to massive phobias. Take the first step, contact her, change your life!” ~ Lani – Chiang Mai, Thailand
“There aren’t many times in life where you sign up for a learning and development opportunity and find your expectations are met and even exceeded, as was the case with Brooke Surtees. I can honestly say that without the business and personal guidance I received from Brooke, I would not have been able to grow as much as I have as a person and a business owner. Brooke not only helped me develop and apply new business strategies to grow my business, but enabled me to get rid of unnecessary distractions that were holding me back from achieving my goals. Because of Brooke, I am now more energised and focused than ever, and excited about the future” – Reanna – Sydney, Australia
“Before my coaching with Brooke I had so much old baggage holding me back. I was letting every day pass by and not actually being an active participant in it. Brooke has changed my life, and for the first time in years, I feel like I am in charge of my journey, and it feels AMAZING! In only a few sessions working with Brooke, the changes in my life have been incredible ~ with career changes, study plans, travel plans, new relationships and a new, positive outlook on life. My future looks so bright and for the first time, I can’t wait to see it unfold.” ~ Jess – Mosman, Australia
‘I would still be living behind a facade of false happiness and accepting ‘Well, this is the life I’ve been dealt, just put up with it’ if it was not for Brooke Surtees.
My first session with Brooke was a day of Reconciliation.
Brooke’s coaching sessions consistently provide me with fresh opportunities to recognise the true nature of my life situation. I am now aware of where I am in life, where I really want to go and, most importantly, what I need to do to get there. Brooke has armed me with the basic tools and an effective accountability mechanism to embrace each new day.” – Desia – Sydney, Australia
“Calling Brooke to organise the initial session was a scary thing for me. Talking to people I didn’t know well, especially about myself, was something I found really uncomfortable!
After the first session I began to notice changes. I felt a little more trusting in myself, I had new techniques to deal with situations I would have once run from. Now, every meeting I feel a bit more relaxed, more at peace with myself.
I never thought I was capable of being the person that I am becoming after working with Brooke. Now, instead of being afraid, I cannot wait to see what the future unfolds!”
Sarah – Sydney, Australia
“I’ve always been a big believer that the universe brings things and people to you when you are ready. It was a few months before starting coaching with Brooke that I had started to feel the need to change things up in my life. I was stuck in a rut.
Fast forward to today and Brooke has guided me to a place where things are looking up and up! I could not recommend anyone else but Brooke for those of you looking for some stellar guidance and support in any area of life. She truly is a star.”
Vicki – Dee Why, Australia