TESTIMONIALS

TESTIMONIALS

A year and a half ago, I was in a very sad place. I felt stagnated. I felt I was not going anywhere, and I found this enormous detachment within myself for me and for others. I found it very hard to open myself up and let people in. I lacked joy and the ability to fall in love and let myself be loved. And as life will have it, I came across Marissa. What she offered me, what she help me through, what she help me to transform was beyond my expectations. She help me reveal parts of me that I was not even aware of; I didn’t even know those were the parts that were holding me back to experience life as I’m doing today. Marissa is a gift, and there is nothing I can ever say about her that will truly describe who she is and what she is offering. She brought me to the place I am today, a place of complete peace, a place of true connection with myself and everything that surrounds me, a place of love. I am living finally to my fullest potential, and every day that potential is growing bigger and bigger, same as my love for life. Thank you, Marissa.
When the pandemic started, I knew that I could use this unique time for self-betterment. I became aware of Marissa and her work, but did not think it would be for me. I've never thought of myself as a 'spiritual' person, and while I was willing to try to work with Marissa, I didn't put a lot of faith into it going anywhere. Very quickly, I developed a great deal of trust for what we discussed and the work that we were doing together. She told me in one of our first sessions that I was the only one who could save me, but her support and the safe space she created allowed me to do work that I had never been able to do with therapists, friends, or anyone else. Through our sessions and the homework that she provided, I was able to have the structure I needed to dig into aspects of myself that I had buried away, coming to terms with some things that I'd lost hope of ever reconciling and others that I didn't know still bothered me. I now have experienced how the energy within me can be channeled for self-healing and how my own journey through this work can get me closer to others.
How can I even begin to share how much Marissa’s coaching has helped me in my life. When I came to Marissa I was lost and broken. I could see the mistakes I had made in my life but had no idea how to stop myself from making those same mistakes over and over again or how to stop the cycle of pain and regret that it brought into my life. It’s simple enough to say that we are the masters of our own universe, but it isn’t until we are willing and able to see ourselves for who we really are and take accountability for everything in our lives that we can finally create the lives we want to live. Marissa gave me the tools to help me discover who I really am. That is the most valuable gift anyone could have given me! We are so willing to work on our bodies, our diet, our minds, genuinely great endeavors, but rarely take the time to really do the hard work it takes to get to know ourselves and what makes us tick. That inner work can be immensely overwhelming, but I promise you that it was transformative for me. It brought joy and peace back into my life that I thought was lost forever. Thank you, Marissa from the bottom of my heart!
The last two years have been a shit storm. My life unraveled in such a difficult way. Nothing could prepare me for facing fear head-on. Every day became a challenge. I knew that if I didn't work through what had happened, I would continue down the same path. I contacted Marisa in 2019 and asked her to work with me through all the pain I was experiencing. Upon her return from speaking at the Women Economic Forum, Marisa started what would be the most important work in my life. Because I lacked clarity, Marisa was able to help facilitate truth, clarity, love, compassion and move me away from scarcity to a place of acceptance and flow. Through breathwork, journaling, movement, and reflecting, I became open to something new for myself. I started to develop my own agency and sense of self. I found my voice, and in that voice, I was able to set healthy and appropriate boundaries in my current relationships. More importantly, I started to make decisions for myself. I returned to trusting in myself. What I learned through this process changed how I would move forward in my life. I still experience doubt and fear, but the intensity and frequency are less. The fear is manageable. What has changed is my ability to move through this process and to trust myself and that I know what I am doing. The work with Marisa has transformed how I navigate challenges and has given me a new lens to approach life. If you're looking to change your life and unshackle old patterns that have held you, hostage, the work you do with Marisa will be life-giving and transformational. I highly recommend Marisa as a Transformational Coach.
Last night I experienced something new in my life. I meditated. A meditation that involved breathing techniques. Of course, I have meditated in the past and in spiritual ways. But last night was different. I am not an expert yet, and neither am I still. But this mere experience made me realize that within myself, there is something much more bigger than myself. What I felt was beautiful!!! Where have I been all this time??? I have found this experience, this method, for me to be like an anchor. I now know that no matter what happens around me now, I’m always going to be able to cling on this anchor to not fall apart. I still cannot stop thinking about how I felt when it was all over I felt lighter than a feather and flat like a pancake. I felt so fresh and new. Like when they clean a pipe with twist brush. I felt simply AMAZING. As Hellen Keller once said, “ The best and most beautiful things in the world cannot be seen or even touched - they must be felt with the heart.” Thank you soooooo much for sharing your spirit with me last night. You have a contagious soul, Marissa.
I did a session with Marissa in 2019 that was incredibly powerful. Marissa was intentional and present, holding space for me as I was letting go of difficult, painful, heart-wrenching emotions. Marissa helped me, most importantly, to feel safe throughout the session. It was one of the greatest releases I experienced on a soul level. It was truly an unforgettable experience.
First of all, the openness and kindness of Marissa are unbelievable!! So far, I have had a few breathwork sessions in my life, but nothing as deep as this one. There are so many layers to this experience. First and very important in such deep work is that I felt really well taken care of. Her presence, instructions, her voice, stone energy, smudge, music helped me a lot in my process. I felt safe. This is precious! The way Marissa works allowed me not only to get somewhere deep in my past, from my traumatic experience, but also to reach what was still there and stuck, out of my body, to release it! It brings so much light and freedom afterward. This was the first time I could, with full awareness, take care of my inner child, who was still so frightened and scared. She has led me till the end of the process, making sure I am completely safe and quiet. The state of "nothing to do, nowhere to go” is pure presence with an open heart. I will never forget it. What is also very special and precious, Marissa gave me support afterward, always there, willing to talk, to check if I am all right, willing to assist me further. And I know and feel that her interest and support are real and honest. She gave me homework to do, which was also a great work to take care of myself further, to know how to heal this open wound. So, very powerful, thought through the session, which I recommend to everyone in need. We can only give as much as we experience ourselves, so this fact is also very supportive. Marissa knows and understands, as she was there, too.. this is very important to me.. to feel understood. Marissa, I am very grateful for this experience, and I know the universe has answered my prayers the other morning, sending you my way. Thank you!