I found Carolyn at a time when I really needed to process a significant life experience with both body and mind. Carolyn was perfect at helping me integrate several types of therapy on physical, mental, emotional and spiritual levels. Her techniques were effective for me and her approach was a completely open and unbiased one. She offered me a safe space where I never felt judged while I transitioned through the necessary phases of healing. She expertly guided me through places previously unknown to me with a kind and empathetic heart yet a professional manner. Even though that difficult time has passed for me, I rely on the neurogenic yoga that she taught me for day-to- day stress release and have encouraged several others to try it out with great success! I really could not recommend Carolyn more highly.
I have no hesitation in recommending Carolyn as both a Counsellor and Reiki therapist. I started seeing Carolyn in December 2015 (and still see her today) as I was seeking help for anxiety. From the very first session I felt at ease, Carolyn is a caring and compassionate person who listens to your fears and anxieties without judgement and never rushes you.
In addition to her counselling services she is also an amazing Reiki Master. I always leave these sessions feeling incredibly relaxed and calm. Reiki has certainly helped lessen my anxiety and I would recommend everyone to experience it.
Above all else I find Carolyn to be an intuitive, spiritual person who is passionate about her work and an absolute true professional. I am pleased to have found her, you will be too.
As a social worker, doula, and mother of two children with special needs, I understand the importance of self care. I have always been an advocate for talk therapy during stressful times, and a few years ago when my stress was at its highest, I took my own advice. Talk therapy was absolutely beneficial for me (and continues to be) but I still felt something was lacking in terms of my ability to cope in a healthy way with the day to day stress I was facing. I met with Carolyn and began neurogenic yoga sessions at the recommendation of a friend. I am so glad I did. Carolyn is very knowledgeable and approachable, and her calming, soothing presence and demeanor put me at ease immediately. Neurogenic yoga has provided me with an opportunity to get out of my own head and physically and emotionally process stress, trauma, and anxiety on another level – a level that leaves me feeling much more calm, at peace, and capable of taking on any life challenges. Carolyn's facilitation of the process is supportive, nurturing, and she has the ability to create a safe space for when I am feeling most vulnerable. I have been availing of neurogenic yoga both through Carolyn and on my own (with her guidance) for about 2 years now, and it has become a huge part of my self care routine and stress management. I recommend it both personally and professionally for anyone experiencing trauma, anxiety, or ongoing stress. It has truly changed my life.
After a car accident in July 2012, my daughter experienced consistent pain in her neck and back at the age of 10. Sometimes it was debilitating causing her to miss school and opt out of her activities. The doctor prescribed physiotherapy, massage along with personal training to build up her strength. None of it worked. Frustrated after 3 years, Yoga was suggested. I signed her up for private sessions at Potentiality. Carolyn was awesome. Every session begins with the question of how my daughter has felt since she has last seen her. Carolyn then designs that session around any problem areas. My daughter is now at the point where she feels strong and has gone back to her regular activities and has even started new ones. Carolyn’s knowledge, dedication and passion for yoga is unlimited! She has helped my daughter become strong, to connect mentally with her body and, most importantly, live a life without pain.
I am a health professional and I would like to provide some feedback with regard to Carolyn Hapgood and the work that she does through her clinic Potentiality. I have accessed Yoga therapy to relieve pain related to severe osteoarthritis of my hip. I found it very helpful to relieve the pain, and increase my range of motion. I have heard feedback from others who tried yoga therapy; they found it helpful to relieve tension and anxiety and the physical symptoms associated with that.
I have also accessed her counselling services. She is a compassionate listener. Her background and experience enables her to offer concrete, practical advice. She is one of the most helpful counsellors that I have seen.
In conclusion, I feel that she is a qualified competent compassionate health professional who has much to offer to those who access her services.
My name is Elizabeth Berghuis, I’m 51 years old. My body was stiff and had many aches and pains that I just thought was a part of aging. I had been longing for some kind of physical activity that felt right to me. I needed to strengthen my mind and my body as I had been going through a very difficult health crisis. I had tried many things over the years and never stuck with any of them. I tried yoga several years before but it just didn’t engage me. After one class with Carolyn I knew I was hooked. Her instruction was very clear and concise. My body loved the sensations and the clarity of mind that yoga infused me with. I not only attend her classes but do yoga at home. Carolyn wears many different hats – not only is she a yoga instructor of various styles, she is also a counsellor and a very spiritually grounded individual who really cares for each and every person she meets. Carolyn’s passion for life and what she does shines brightly. Thank you Carolyn for your patience, your strength and your ability to push me beyond what I thought I could accomplish in yoga and life. I can honestly say that I feel the best I have ever felt and I have abs! I am thoroughly enjoying the Body, Mind and Spirit connection that Carolyn helped to foster.