from MBSR Participants

“Taking your class is the best decision I’ve made for a long time. I’ve been recommending it to everyone, and I have every confidence that I will take this new way of living with me for the rest of my life. I really can’t thank you enough.” – Ben, Lexington MA

“The course had a profound effect on me, and the best part is that I feel I have taken only the first steps on a wonderful, continuing journey. Thank you.”
– Mimi, Lexington MA

“Your course was life changing. Simply by remembering to step back and pay attention to what’s going on, I’m more able to understand my own feelings and needs, take care of myself and others, accept what is, and forgive myself. You’ve given me tools I’ve been looking for for a long time. Thank you.” – Kristin, Cambridge MA

“I am beginning to be alive for the first time in 67 years. Thank you, and so much gratitude for your kindness and compassion.” – Pat, Weston MA

“I am so glad I took your class and grateful to you for sharing your insights and yourself. I feel like I’ve changed, not in one huge way as I’d thought prior to taking the class, but in so many tiny but meaningful ways. I’ve noticed a difference in the way I interact with people at home and work, and the way I think about myself. Thank you, Sunada. I hope you know that you make a positive difference in the world!” – Kerrin, Arlington MA

“I am so grateful for your presence, and everyone’s presence, in our extraordinary class. Though I had taken the course a few years ago at UMass, I had forgotten the revelations, enlightenments, and utter wonder that the teachings and practices can bring. Bravo for helping us get a little closer to real understanding! A heartfelt bow for your work with us.”
– Katrina, Newton MA

“Many thanks for the class – it was a wonderful experience and has opened up a whole new world!” – Melanie, Wellesley MA

From life coaching clients

“Thank you, Sunada, for your deep sense of wisdom and intuition. You helped me pinpoint my deepest spiritual longing, and find the courage and confidence to pursue it in a meaningful way. Things started coming together once I made the commitment to follow my heart. And though there are bumps in the road ahead, I feel more agile, grounded, and expansive in my approach to this new direction.” -Amy, San Diego

“I’m having a crazy upside down week at work. Lots of change in the air. I’m meditating away the angst and letting it flow around me, a rock in a raging river. In an earlier era I would’ve been stressed out and ranting. Oddly, I almost feel like I’m welcoming the change. I’ve never felt this way before. It’s your coaching that got me here. Thank you for that!”
– Nigel, Seattle WA

“Your gentle and insightful questioning helped me to quiet some of the “noise” inside that often shows up as worry, confusion, and justification. It felt like being led toward the truth — MY truth. And when I arrived it was as if I had known it all along.” – Deborah, Boston MA

“Though I was generally in a good place when I started, I had some serious questions about the next phase of my life, among them my career, my passions, my relationships and my spiritual path. You always listened, engaged me in profound and insightful discussion. I often found myself saying, “what a good question!” I’m now living the simple but highly-textured, passionate life I’ve always envisioned. I can’t imagine that anyone considering life coaching could find better than what you offer. You’re really good at what you do.”
– David, Brookline MA

“At first I had no idea what to expect of coaching or where it would take me — I just felt a strong need to find direction in my life. I had energy, enthusiasm and skills but was totally confused about what to do. I had been trying to work it out for myself over a long time and got nowhere, just more anxiety! Your gentle but sustained questioning brought me to many answers that surprised me but began to make perfect sense. I now have a real sense of purpose and wholeness. I see what practical steps I can take to follow my new direction. Thank you, Sunada, I could not have done this without your help.” – Oenone, Waterford Ireland

“I’m aware that so many things have changed for me. I almost feel that our correspondence – which started a mere six months ago – has done more for me than years of face-to-face psychotherapy. Working with you as the person you are, in a Buddhist framework, has been amazingly effective for me. You are very good at what you do. I feel I’ve become more ‘soft’ inside, I’ve become less judgmental and harsh, and more accepting. This extends to myself, to others, and to the vicissitudes of life itself.” – Karla, Brisbane Australia