"7 Steps of Hope and Healing" Program
“I am a two-time cancer survivor and while I’m grateful to be a survivor, the world doesn’t understand the damage that chemotherapy can cause, which throws a person into a world of disability that you didn’t see coming. What’s worse, it’s an “invisible disability” that people can’t see so they assume that it’s not there. Nancy helped me to navigate through this difficult “new reality” with an understanding that I haven’t been able to find in the 13 years since my cancer treatment. I only wish I had met her sooner. I can’t say enough about how much better I am, for having met her and by participating in her program using the workbook! “Patricia Carretta
“After 30 years in private practice treating injured and chronically ill patients, I can see how this book offers easy to understand steps that can bring hope to many. Physicians who struggle with ways to assist this population will gain new insight and finally have something to offer.”
"This book draws on multiple accessible, proven and risk-free tools to help patients heal. It empowers patients without "talking down" to them. I advise it to anyone with a chronic condition or illness" Heidi Meyer M.D., Kaiser Hospital, San Diego, CA
"With care and love, Nancy gently and generously draws in the reader, coaching and encouraging others to learn from her experiences and expertise.”
Hedy Dalin, LCSW
"I want to say thank you for your magnificent book. It is very clear and easy to read. Because of your experiences with many of the issues in the book it made it easier and clearer to relate to. The yoga exercises were very helpful, having fibromyalgia myself and some other health issues. This book has become my Bible to refer to. I am still completing the workbook and learning along the way. The beautiful dogs Pink and Toaster are a very important part of the healing process. As an animal lover myself, I can fully appreciate their company and heat treatment. My husband has recently suffered a bereavement and has also found the relevant chapters extremely useful. It so easy to refer to.
Thank you once again.“ Susie McGuinness and Eamon McGuinness, England
"As a psychotherapist in private
“When I met Nancy I was ready for a change, but I never expected the transformation that took place. Each week she helped me to see that I could make little changes in my everyday life to take care of myself and face situations with a more positive approach. Using the workbook each week gave me the structure I needed not to feel overwhelmed, and the support to guide me towards the bigger transformations I wanted to make in how I lived my life. With each small change I accomplished through using the 7 Steps of Hope and Healing workbook, I found big changes beginning… and much quicker than I would have thought possible. Where there was little hope of support, I learned that I could ask for help. Where my energy was low, I could find new ways to work through my day by learning to “just do it differently.” Where there were times of feeling overwhelmed, Nancy showed me perspective and how to work through those challenges." Patricia Carretta
"It brings tears to my eyes to say that, next to my spiritual teachers, Nancy Gordon has been the most influential person in my life! I discovered Nancy at a time in my life when I was feeling depressed and disconnected from the world and people in my life. Nancy's group therapy sessions and workshops allowed me to feel safe and fully supported while I learned ways to work through personal issues and connect emotionally and spiritually with myself and others.
I have been to several of Nancy's workshops, and have always found them to be life-changing. The most recent workshop I attended was Nancy's workshop regarding how to better deal with chronic pain. Since Nancy, herself, has dealt with chronic pain issues for years, I felt that she was truly able to relate to our pain issues and offered tools for making it easier to cope with every-day living. The most valuable exercise, for me, was a one-on-one exercise where we experienced accepting support from another group member, just by sitting quietly and looking into each other's eyes. I learned that people are willing to help and that I simply need to allow and accept the help... Thank you,
I participated in a workshop led by Nancy Gordon, LCSW called The Greatness in YOU: How to Thrive in Spite of Chronic Illness in 10 steps. As a fellow Licensed Clinical Social Worker, and personally as a participant, I can attest to the benefits of her workshop.
Nancy is a dynamic group facilitator who has developed wonderful techniques and steps to assist her clients in self-exploration and resolution of issues of chronic illness and pain. She skillfully guides her clients in group and individual settings to connect with their best selves and to bring them to a higher level of functioning than before."
Rhonda Mason, LCSW, Licensed Clinical Social Worker
"Nancy Gordon was the co-facilitator for a workshop we led together to help people manage chronic pain. Nancy put together a very informative and easy to follow
I was really impressed with her knowledge and professionalism in presenting the material. She is an educated, intelligent and compassionate leader and those who attended the group were very pleased with and grateful for the techniques they learned to help in dealing with chronic pain." Christiana Donovan, Yoga Teacher
Thank you for our Skype video consultation. It was helpful and insightful to speak to you about my coaching business. You understood my needs, frustrations, and limitations and made helpful and practical suggestions on how to make progress to work through these, which will help me to get to the other side of ease, flow and delight. I felt supported by you and very comfortable speaking with you. Thanks so much. I appreciate your help and support recently, Nancy Robyn Sinclair, coach
"I participated in a weekly therapy group run by Nancy for a period of three
"Pink, The 3-Legged Dog"
“Learning to do things differently is Pink’s motto while living with a sudden disability. Children facing adversity need to understand the emotions,
Anne Diener, Owner of Yellow Book Road, San Diego’s only Children’s Only Bookstore
“A powerful true story about an inspiring dog named
“Watching Pink play helped me realize that if such a small dog could overcome challenges, then I could too.”Ashley Holmes (age 12)
“Pink's story was awesome because she’s just like my dad.”Chase Holmes ( age 9)
“As an amputee, Pink’s story offered a unique way for me to talk to my children about some of the challenges I face.”Ben Holmes ( age 37)
"This is a wonderful story about a courageous and inspiring dog. Pink has a terrible tragedy that she turns into an empowering experience. I would love to read this to my