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Faculty member Esther Joy Van De Werf

Esther Joy, Natural vision trainer comments about the OBDSA training.

It was great. I feel like I am breathing deeper, easier, clearer and I am very happy. I think that a lot of the learning process is still to come as we go out and teach other people. I look forward to that part. 

From Mike: Do you think this will add to your natural vision training? Esther: Oh yes. Immensely.

What is your impression of me and the way I run my school?

You're extremely knowledgeable about breathing and how to overcome obstacles to optimal breathing in a safe and quick manner.  You care deeply about people and about teaching.

What are some of the major benefits you received as a result of working with me?
I gained an understanding that I never had of the breathing system, and I now have enough confidence in my ability to help others improve their breathing to begin teaching it myself. 

How would you describe me and my work to someone who might need or want my service?  From personal experience I can highly recommend Mike White, the expert on optimal breathing.  If there is anyone who can really help you breathe better, it's Mike, go check his website at the very least.

More from Esther after the training:
I recently  had a mother and 14 y.o. son come to see me yesterday for vision improvement, but for both the breathing needed most attention.  The son was only belly breathing, most likely due to a shoulder injury last year, and he felt things opening up when I used the strap with him.  The mother was impressed with her son's improvement, she met you at Living Now last year, she even bought your video, but hadn't watched it yet...  I recommended she dig it out and pay attention ;-)  She was keen to try the breathing improvements too and while using the strap with her she was surprised that she could already read an extra line on the eye chart.  She started smiling, something she's had a hard time doing this past year.  She kept saying 'Wow', and noticed great expansion in her chest.  She visibly brightened up a lot in the time they were with me.  It feels great for me to be able to help people so much more now that I've got your first training under my belt. 

Still more from Esther Joy
"I spoke to Gladys B. last week, one of the first people I did a breathing session for, last May.  She's an MD from California, she tells me she is doing well, ordered all your products (spoke to you on the phone too after that session with me) and she credits OBD with giving her 25% extra lung volume.  She was at 40% lung volume before the session and about to need medicair, but since the session she's been at 50% and says it has made a huge difference.  She can now walk upstairs without being exhausted, still out of breath somewhat, but nowhere near as bad as before.  If I get to that area again I'll do another session with her.  It was truly nice to hear this from her, so I thought I'd share it with you. Love & hugs Joy"

During the 2nd level (OBDS) training in Florida Mike gave us so much extra knowledge of breathing development work that I gained the confidence to use OBD routinely in my work as a vision educator. Not only that, since then some people have come to me purely for breathing training, and those sessions have been very rewarding. In each session there is some clear improvement, a new ease of breathing, even in people with asthma. I can call Mike with my questions at any time, or if the breathing issue goes beyond my current understanding and ability then I refer people directly to him. Working with Mike on the cutting edge of breathing development is a real pleasure and keeps my life and work interesting. I continue to learn and expand my understanding of both vision and breathing, and look forward to further trainings with Mike, especially in the area of voice and breathing.

From Mike. I use Esther's techniques almost daily and at age 74 do not need glasses. I have taught others some of the techniques and gotten significant vision improvements.  One of the best wake up calls to inspire people to do the exercises is the pinhole glasses. Anyone who tries them has to be impressed and believe that there are ways to better eyesight that allow reading very small type (7 point and less). God knows the food and drug labels these days can be a real challenge.

Esther's website:  http://www.visionsofjoy.com

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