Thank you so much for you intelligence, kindness, inspiration and of course compassion during the time we have spent together on this journey. I have learnt so much from you and you have inspired me to continue learning about compassion which already has brought about change and growth in my life. The thing I have loved the most about working with you is that you genuinely practice compassion and ‘do the walk’ and are so open about your own ongoing journey. I feel you have great courage, honesty, integrity and authenticity and a gentleness which I believe is so necessary when working with people who have experienced trauma. It has been great fun too, some laughs along the way and some sadder moments too when I realise I have spent too long without compassion in my life. I will miss our sessions, but will enjoy catching up when we can. Let’s carry on changing our inner and outer worlds one compassionate act a time. Having spent the last few days being compassionate to others-today is for me. Thank you for helping me realise the importance of this. D – 1:1 Compassionate Mind Training
I was feeling disconnected and out of balance after losing my dear Dad. I contacted Sue after meeting her previously at a Well Being day. I had been impressed by her knowledge and enthusiasm for CFT and thought this could help me.
I found Sue to be very professional with a warm, supportive manner and my experience of working with Sue and CFT was quite profound. After only a short time using the new skills Sue helped me to develop I felt reconnected with myself. Sue was also very generous in sharing links to all kinds of relevant and helpful websites and information.
I feel I am definitely back on track now and when life throws me another curved ball I feel I have developed the awareness to recognise what is going on and the inner resources to dip into to get me through.’ JF
I have just completed Sue’s 8 week Compassionate Mind Course, I found it very informative and yet easy to understand. It has helped me to develop some very useful inner resources for dealing with life’s difficulties in a kinder and more compassionate way. It has already helped me a lot and I am sure it will continue to do so, it grows with me. Sue’s delivery was very relaxed and very supportive and she fostered a supportive attitude within the group. I would recommend this course to anyone wanting to find ways to better cope with life and it’s inherent challenges. Mary Little, Psychotherapist.
I’ve always avoided anything that sounds like ’therapy’ believing that mulling over past sorrows merely embeds them deeper. I much prefer the coaching approach of future focus with the addition of learning to live in the present moment through mindfulness practices. So when Sue offered to do a session of compassion focussed therapy with me I must admit I was a bit wary. What followed opened my eyes to a new way of dealing with those stubborn, long term issues that pop up from time to time in different guises but still recognisable. “Ah not that old chestnut again” we muse. Sue has the most wonderfully non-judgemental manner, leaving me completely free to explore some tricky sides to my psyche. Gently offering questions that took me into self discoveries previously only pencilled in. The structured yet flexible session left me feeling a little more in touch with my real self, a little more resilient in the face of difficult times, a little more aware of the influence of past events. Sue’s approach is thoroughly rooted in brain science, humaneness and playful exploration. What’s not to like? I invite anyone who has a long term issue to get in touch with her and experience liberation at a profound level.
Anne Francis; Business Coach, Director of Carnival Consulting,Dance Fitness, Urban Retreat Centre.
Sue Anderson is an Occupational Therapist (OT) who has also completed post-graduate studies in Compassionate Mind Training with Professor Paul Gilbert. I invited Sue to do a two hour lecture on compassion to OT students at UEA, which was very well received, needless to say, I have invited her back to run these sessions again. Sue is a great advocate for Compassionate Mind Training and her enthusiasm for the subject is borne out of a deep interest in helping people become aware of its therapeutic and healing benefits. What stands out about Sue Anderson is that she is one of those genuine people who practices what they teach.
Dr Mick Collins
Lecturer in Occupational Therapy
University of East Anglia
Compassionate Mindfulness Course
I was recommended this course by a friend and former colleague of Sue’s. As a counsellor myself, and an irregular attender of meditation sessions at the Norwich Buddhist Centre, I was already familiar with the concept of mindfulness. I had also read some of Paul Gilbert’s book ‘ ….. ‘ before the course started.
Unfortunately I had to miss 2 sessions, one of these being the final session of the course. I felt very at ease from the start, as Sue followed the procedures for confidentiality and seemed quite relaxed herself. I think the main benefit for me, of doing this course, is that I now feel I have a large number of resources – both written and in the form of CDs, which I can use from now on, to establish my compassionate mindfulness practice. in addition to the handouts we received at the sessions, Sue also sent us quite a few emails giving links to useful websites.
At each session I attended, we practised one or two exercises, and then discussed how we had experienced them. I particularly liked the way Sue talked about her own training with Paul Gilbert, and gave examples from her own experience when younger. Sue certainly embodies a compassionate attitude, and her genuine enthusiasm to impart to her students what she herself has clearly found so useful, was very encouraging. I would recommend this course wholeheartedly. P.E.
My CFT work with Sue has been excellent. I have been transformed and healed by the CFT and Sue was highly supportive, kind and professionial at all times. I emerge from the process a stronger and more aware person. Sue helped me to find my courage and connect with my inner resources and these enabled a new kinder sense of self and the world to kindle. Imagine my joy to find that my much needed healing was beginning. BW