"I highly recommend the self-esteem class!
For the last 9 years of my life I have suffered from anxiety, OCD, phobias, and situational depression, which has been quite debilitating at times. Arlina welcomed me in with open arms. I never once felt judged or afraid, which allowed me to be open and honest about everything. I truly enjoyed every exercise and loved that we started each class with a brief meditation.
Coming straight from work, these mediations reminded me to enter the present moment and to be in acceptance of every emotion and feeling that came to me. I especially liked the “little girl” exercise she had us do. Arlina asked us to find an old picture of ourselves and write a letter to her (me). This particular exercise was difficult for me and actually made me really emotional, but it allowed me to tell that little girl that she doesn’t have to be afraid of the things that have been holding her back, etc.
Arlina gave us an opportunity to read this letter out loud if we wanted to. I chose to read mine, which felt refreshing and helped the words have more meaning. Arlina has helped me tremendously, both inside and outside of her class.
I could go on and on, truly, but I’ll let you have your own experience. Anyone can benefit from it!"
~ Samantha D. (San Jose, CA)