KC: Why did you decide to participate in this project? Please explain.
After years of living with the "bipolar" label, drugs, doctors, the hospital, I was looking for a new way to manage my condition - I was also questioning if this condition was even real... Maybe I am not "crazy", maybe it is something else entirely.
KC: What were your goals or intentions for these sessions?
To learn the most I could from you, new ways to look at myself and my experiences, and to develop new tools so I wasn't so afraid anymore.
KC: Have your goals or intentions changed? Why or how so?
P: Yes - I don't feel "sick" anymore. I feel blessed and gifted. Instead of looking for tools to help me cope, I am looking for tools to help me develop and grow into my gifts.
KC: If you could tell a stranger what happens in these sessions, how would you describe it?
P: I would describe it as both challenging and eye-opening. You will get out of the sessions what you are willing to put into it. Kiki is both insightful and bold, not afraid to put a person outside of themselves and to look at things from another angle.
KC: At any point have you wanted to discontinue working together? If so, what kept you committed? If not, why?
KC: What have been some of your greatest challenges in the months we have been working together?
P: Letting go of fear- becoming comfortable with myself and having faith in my own gifts.
KC: What technique, homework assignment, or energy session stands out to you the most?
P: Our last session - creating an energy ball. It was astounding to me that I was actually able to do it. I think it was the turning point for me- I believe in myself and my abilities and am much more excited by it than I am afraid anymore.
KC: What changes have you made since we have been working together that you can attribute to this project?
P: Recognizing when the emotions I am feeling aren't mine, hearing my own cues, and grounding when needed or stepping back from a situation to regain my control of my emotions...Using tools (stones, visualization, etc) to gain perspective and insight.
KC: What impact has this experience had on the way you think about yourself and the world around you?
P: It opened my eyes to the wonder that truly does exist under the surface of things. I feel more centered within myself and trusting of my own intuition.
KC: What do you feel the value of this project is?
P: It pushes people past their own perceptions of themselves, past fear and labels to become more authentic to themselves.
KC: How do you feel about the 6 month time limit?
P: It's good - the baby bird must leave the nest eventually.
KC: How will you move forward when our time together has come to an end?
P: Signing up for classes here and continuing practices of visualization and grounding.
KC: Who would you recommend this experience to?
P: Anyone who is looking to gain greater insight into themselves. I think it is excellent.