"7 Steps of Hope and Healing" Workbook
“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! “
"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
Rhonda Mason, LCSW
“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.”
Minga Guerrero, DC, Kaiser Hospital Medical Director, Oregon
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
“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
"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
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
Thank you, Nancy, more than words can say, for your devotion to helping others. I have been truly blessed! "
Kathy Southwick, former client
Thank you for our Skype video consultation. It was helpful and insightful to speak to you about my coaching business. You understood my needs,
Thanks so much. I appreciate your help and support recently Nancy
Robyn Sinclair, coach at www.robinsinclair.com
"I participated in a weekly therapy group run by Nancy for a period of three
Valerie, former group client
"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 & Meditation Teacher, Reiki Practitioner
I'll have the transcription emailed to you tomorrow. One more proof-read and then I'll email as a WORD doc. I can make any edits you need. I loved, loved, loved your conference. You make people laugh and at the same time, you can "make" them look inward. Very difficult to do, especially men for some reason. I learned so much that I'm now putting into my day-to-day life."
"To Whom It May Concern:
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 #17969
"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
LaMerle Mouton, Children’s Librarian, San Diego, CA
“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
Kathy Ryan, NBCT Educator, San Diego City Schools