To Whom It May Concern:

For several months now, Michael has been helping my family in the realm of mental health services.  My 10 year old daughter has been diagnosed with Tourette Syndrome, severe obsessive-compulsive disorder, multiple anxiety disorders, and non-verbal learning disability.  Her symptoms were severe and drastically impacted all aspects of her life.  Prior to meeting Michael, we spent several years and several thousands of dollars seeking help for our daughter  from alternative medicine.  We utilized such services as naturopathy,  kinesiology, osteopathy,  homeopathy, and functional medicine with little lasting effect.  

We then moved onto a more conventional, allopathic approach to our daughter’s conditions.  Over the course of several years we worked with 4 different psychiatrists, a developmental pediatrician, a psychologist who specialized in treating OCD, 2 physical therapists, 3 occupational therapists and several social workers.  We tried many psychotropic medications.  My daughter’s condition rapidly worsened.  She was getting bigger and her impulsive behaviors and rage episodes were getting dangerous.  We feared that hospitalization was inevitable.  We were desperate and were unaware of other options.  I

t was at this low and desperate point that we were introduced to Michael.  I had learned that his services, consisting of a unique form of energy work, had been extremely effective in helping adults and children with a multitude of diagnoses, including those of my daughter.  While Michael’s treatment methods were unconventional and new to our family, we were open to exploring his approach.  We began to learn about energies and about how negative energies affect my daughter, as she is particularly energy sensitive.  We learned that as we shift our thoughts and actions to come from a more positive place, and do so consistently, we begin to change neural pathways within the brain, which is key to changing behavioral patterns.  

Since we began working with Michael, my daughter has slowly improved.  We are now able to take her out in public with us (something we hadn’t been able to do for over 9 months prior to beginning this work). She is learning how to celebrate her challenges and see them as an opportunity  to practice what she is learning.  When she does the meditations Michael has been teaching us, she has more control over thoughts and behaviors.  She is no longer exhibiting behaviors which are dangerous to herself or others.  While there is still much work to be done, we consider this to be an enormous accomplishment and contribute it directly to this work we are doing with him.   As a result, we have begun to wean my daughter off of her psychiatric medications which seem to exacerbate her symptoms, provide no relief, and have the potential for some heavy side effects.  

Michael has not only been an amazing help to my daughter but has helped me immensely as well.  In the short time we have worked together.  I have made more progress improving unhealthy relationships, than I had in many years of pastoral counseling and psychotherapy .   I am noticeably less anxious and feel empowered to make healthy choices for myself and my children.  I would also like to note that he has not asked for payment of any kind from our family.  He is aware of our current financial constraints and has chosen to help us at no charge.  This has been an incredible and rare gift.

I know for a fact there are other parents, other children in this country who are feeling like their lives are out of control and they have exhausted all known options.  Michael offers an alternative approach to mental health care that cannot be easily found, if at all, in this country.  There are plenty of energy workers, to be sure, but to the best of my knowledge, most do not provide intensive teaching around the inner work necessary to change ingrained behaviors as Michael Does. He also provides a tremendous amount of support via daily phone calls/e-mails throughout the healing process.    He is dedicated to his work and committed to the people he helps.  He is professional, patient, and respectful.  His work is unique, powerful, and so necessary.

Heidi – Damariscotta, Maine

 

Dear Laurie,

 

I just needed to tell you how incredibly amazing Michael is. As you know I was so excited to find your school on Oprah. When I came to The Hunter School a few weeks ago, and met everyone from the principal to the lunch lady, I was even more excited of the possibilities of Jonah going there.  However, the person who convinced me the most that The Hunter School is the place for Jonah was Michael.

 

 
I have to share with you my meeting with him. I started off by asking him questions about how he works with the children, how they respond to him, and other similar questions that came from my cognitive desire to understand how these children are changing so dramatically. I have spent 10 years trying zillions of things to help Jonah. It wasn’t till he started asking me questions and working with me energetically that I started to understand what he does. My questions were answered through feeling it. He offered to try something and I willing accepted. I held up my hands, palms facing forward, and repeated things that he said. The things we said were statements to release negative energy and turn it into light and then filled myself with positive affirmations. I felt lighter, more at peace, and centered after that.
 

 

However, the best results gradually came over the next few days. As you know I was diagnosed with lupus in Oct 2010 and have been very ill with it. I have been told there is no cure. I am unable to take the medicine the doctors prescribed because it makes me sicker. So I have been doing many alternative things to help with the pain, fatigue, and stiffness. A few days after meeting with Michael the pain, fatigue, and stiffness where diminished by 90%.
 

 

At first, I thought it was just because the sky was clear, no humidity, and temperature was great (even though other days like this I was still sick to some degree). The weather greatly affects my symptoms. But then on day 4 it rained all day and mostly rained all day for the next 5 days. With Lupus, this would mean I would be in bed most of the day. I kept waking up in the morning expecting to hurt and barely be able to move, but I was mostly back to my normal self. I was so excited. It has been two weeks now and I am still feeling incredible. I still have about 10-15% of the symptoms on and off, however they are manageable (I have a high tolerance for pain). I am just so excited to be able to do the things around the house that need to be done, but most of all PLAY with the boys. It has been so hard being a single mom and still take care of them and BE with them the way I would like to.
 

 

With Jonah being so energetically sensitive I know the lupus has been affecting him too. Now that I have been feeling better and can be more engaged in his life he has been happier, calm, and cooperative (still not like a typical child, but more than he has been since lupus). I have been able to go for walks- fast enough and long enough to get my heart rate up a bit (need to get this body back in shape), walk up stairs at a normal pace, help a friends (I love helping others), be silly and playful with the boys, help them practice track and field, go to the drive-in’s and much more fun things with them. I am in awe over Michael’s energetical abilities. Jonah and I have been going to an energy healer and have had great success, however when this person went on vacation for two weeks Jonah and I regressed significantly. I haven’t had a regression since Michaels work. I feel confident that if I was to keep working with Michael we could CURE me of lupus or at least control it to a huge degree that I could function even during the winter (cold and dampness are the hardest for me). Michael’s healing has made a huge difference in my life and thus the life of my children.

 

I can’t help but think how blessed the Hunter School and all the families whose children go to this school, benefit from Michaels gifted energy and teaching abilities. I am incredibly grateful for Michael’s gift of healing. I look forward to Jonah working with him and going to The Hunter School in the near future.

 

Namaste,

 

Daniele – Ballston Spa, New York

 

 

My drive home from the workshop given by Michael Simonson and Laurie Ferris went very quickly for me as I was excited to continue practicing what I had learned.   Feeling fully energized, entertained and immersed in monitoring my own thoughts, I took each one and put the light of awareness on it.  The process is healing on multiple levels, empowering, and creative!   I am grateful that as we opened to the light, our fears and limiting beliefs were brought out naturally during the workshop, and Michael assisted us through this process while the group also supported the process. It was beautiful.
 

 

Back to the drive, I was truly amazed at how the majority of thoughts that just seemed to pop into my head were fear based. Most of which were so very subtle they could have easily gone unnoticed. This was an eye opener for me because I thought I was an overall “positive person” prior to the workshop and was really attending

 

the workshop out of desperation to help me with my energetically sensitive child, inspired by Laurie’s success story.
 

 

Michael and Laurie’s workshop and discussions have led me to see my son in a new light which is refreshing from the gloom and doom that I had a hard time seeing through prior to the workshop. I was constantly judging my son and worrying all the time. I did so because my son’s behaviors were very troubling and violent.   I have felt like I have been in an endless cycle of managing crisis and chaos in my home while coming from a very guarded worrisome and fearful place that I thought was being proactive!

 

There were countless invaluable, fun and enlightening moments for me during the weekend workshop and I clearly received many wonderful and useful tools that have empowered me and continue to assist me in my self- development/soul evolution in which I am extremely grateful for.

 

The group as a whole was very supportive of one another and I benefited by their truthfulness and openness as they were often mirrors reflecting back to me similarities of my own experiences/fear based beliefs. I felt myself growing spiritually alongside them.  Most of all I am grateful and inspired to have met Michael and Laurie

 

as they are truly remarkable, loving, kind, and generous souls.
 

 

With a magnificent vision and with loving intentions and dedication they assist others,  (empowering both adults and children) to take responsibility for their own (energy) lives  so they too can transform their life experience to be more love based vs. fear based and by doing so benefit the collective consciousness of humanity. Michael humbly speaks great truths from an enlightened place and helps others to see that they too can do the same.  For the first time,  I feel I am crawling up out of this dark cave and bringing my son with me into the light.   

 

With Love and Light,

 

Rebecca – Long Island, New York

 

I’m so grateful for the joy, expansion and light I experienced at your workshop. I noticed I was able to choose staying bright amidst other people having self-described problems. In the past I would have claimed problems too just to fit in. Yay growth!  More than anything I appreciate the FUN!  I’m excited about playing with your white light exercises for me, my kids and all kids.

Love, light & laughter,
Meredith – Maryland

 

It has been my honor and thrill to attend a series of 3 workshops so far in 2011, presented by Michael Simonson and Laurie Ferris, about energetically sensitive children, energy and understanding consciousness.
 

 

Each time the energy of the workshop has represented the energies of the people who were there and lessons we needed to learn or at least ponder. I have learned much about myself, other people in my world, and about the children of today’s world whom I am here to help. the use of white light energy exercises which we have learned about is amazingly and instantly helpful to students using it at Hunter school . It is a way to constantly connect and feed ourselves expansive source energy, and choose to easily live more and more gracefully in a state of love and positivity.
 

 

I am learning to guard my thoughts, master my fears and judgments, honor free will in others and to thank those people in my life who have been my best teachers. I look forward to attending future workshops and to continue sharing all I have learned with as many children and adults as I can in order to spread light and love to the consciousness of mankind and our planet, and beyond. I have learned how powerful I am when I focus and know that energy follows intent… Thus I carefully choose the energy of the words I speak in order to say my messages with a loving and positive feel. I know I have already made an impact on the lives of many over the past 30 years in my work with children of all ages and abilities.
 

 

Now with all the additional vantage points I know about now for using white light energy, the impact I can have with children (as well as the level of teaching they will be able to show me) has grown even more!  Thanks very much Michael and Laurie for creating these workshops which are happening with perfect timing during this period of unprecedented change and evolution in the energies of our world!

 

Kim Nadeau, Speech Language Pathologist, North Hampton NH

 

 

Your cosmic wisdom and ability to clear the physical pain and lifetimes of emotional suffering from my body and soul couldn’t have come at a more perfect time.  You reminded me of who I am and the choices I made before I came to the planet.  You reminded me that my experiences are just the lessons in the cosmic dance and it is my judgement that causes me pain.  I released lifetimes of “stuff” and once again feel like a warrior of light on my perfect soul journey. You are a galactic gift my Brother. 

 

Kelly Gallagher, Five Time Cancer Survivor and Documentary Filmaker

 

 

My name is Calvin. I’m 14 years old. I play football, enjoy martial arts, wrestle, act, jet ski, and surf. I like hanging out with friends and listening to music. I have two little brothers, one 4 and one 11.  When my mom asked me to go to New Hampshire, I saw it as an opportunity to travel and see new places. Little did I know, the workshop would open me up to a whole new way of thinking. It may seem like I have a pretty good life from an outsiders point of view, and that’s because I do. But to tell you the truth, before Michaels workshop I felt like I couldn’t keep up with all my schoolwork. I also had trouble with judging others and getting angry at them for the way they were acting. I would be disrespectful back to them and sometimes get into physical fights. I learned that when I joined in and matched others’ angry judgemental behavior I was really hurting myself because by being angry at someone, I was giving my power to them.

 


Now, since the workshop, I can simply notice when others are being angry and judgemental, yet I can still choose to stay a positive loving person and then the negative person cannot affect me. I’m learning to let others be who they choose to be while I stay centered in who I want to be, a positive happy successful person. It’s different for me and pretty cool. During the workshop Michael often reminded us about the power of our thoughts and mentioned how all great masters taught , “guard your thoughts…and thoughts create your world”. I have been much more conscious of my thoughts and how they result in what shows up in my life. (That’s why they’re much more positive now.)
 

 

Also, I see every challenge as an easy opportunity to grow as a person. Since the workshop, no situation has proved difficult whatsoever, simply because I am seeing the world in a better light. My life is finally under control, and I know I can have whatever results I desire. And no, the workshop isn’t Hogwarts. It doesn’t teach you magic spells and tricks, it simply opens you up to abilities that you and everyone already have. It’s as simple as creating a positive world with your positive thoughts. I chose to go to the workshop and I’m sure everyone else in my life notices how much more positive and at ease I am. Even if they don’t, I notice that things just seem to flow easier for me.

 

Calvin, 14 years old- New York

 

Working with Michael has been the most significant and awakening experience of my life. I have been learning with Michael for about a year and a half now and have attended three of his workshops.  One of the many values of working with Michael is that he delivers a no nonsense approach in helping you discover the truth of who you are by showing you the things you have been denying.  He doesn’t do the work for you, he gives you the tools and understanding to liberate yourself as he guides you along the way. 

Before I met Michael, I was oblivious to the fears, denial, emotions and false beliefs I had been suppressing my entire life.  I have always considered myself to be a positive and optimistic person.  What Michael showed me was that there is a difference between being nice and being authentic.  I spent my entire life giving my power away by accommodating the expectations and appeasement of my peers, family, and others, while silencing my own voice.  Michael taught me how to speak my truth from a place of love, without judgment or expectation of being heard or understood, but simply to be confident that my own values, opinions, and beliefs are valid and worthy. 

I began to realize how much I had denied my own power and authority by judging myself and judging or blaming others. 

The best part of Michael’s teaching is that he encourages you to celebrate every part of your life.  There is no cause to feel guilty, ashamed, or negative for any of the choices you have made or been made privy to.  I learned to embrace every aspect of my life as a chosen learning opportunity.  All of the experiences that have brought me negative emotions became lessons to teach me understanding in the duality of creating with love and fear.  I learned to take responsibility for all of my experiences, including those which I had always seen myself as a victim.  I learned to celebrate all of my experiences, thoughts, emotions, and relationships with excitement and gratitude.  This shift has liberated me from the limitations of society’s expectations, family history, and obligation to anyone or anything, and has afforded me the reminder that I am in control of creating my own reality and situations by the thoughts I empower and speaking my truth, not only to everyone else, but especially to myself. 

 

Garret, 32 years old- Ojai, California

 

I decided to go to Michael Simonson’s workshop because I was seeking more peace and harmony in my life. Prior to the December 2011 workshop in New Hampshire, I was experiencing increasing anxiety as I juggled myself between my many roles as husband, Father of three, City of New York Firefighter, and construction business owner.

 

I found myself worrying all the time about our finances, and felt powerless about the constant arguing that filled our home. In addition I felt guilt that I wasn’t able to spend more time with my girls, ages 15, 12, and 7.  I wanted desperately a change in my life for the benefit of my family and myself.

 

Following a short conversation and light meditation that Michael had with me the evening prior to the workshop, I felt like I had already received my money’s worth. I went to sleep that night amazed at how much I had already benefited. After the 6 1/2 hour drive home, I returned to the same life I had always had yet had a feeling of complete calm within me. It reminded me of the feeling you get when you just cleaned out your garage and got rid of all the unwanted junk. I now carry this feeling wherever I go.

 

Kevin, New York City Firefighter and Father

 

 

I have attended five ESC workshops and each one is profound, enlightening, educational, and more than anything, makes me very aware of my conscious self- my true self- the love and light creator I AM. Now I am able to live my life from that loving place and when I choose to explore duality (negative energy) I am able to recognize it, celebrate it, release it to white light, and send it to my higher self as a chosen experience. I am happier, healthier, and lighter.

 

As much as I learn from these workshops, nothing made it more “real” to me than an auto reply email I got from a distant friend last night. The subject was titled, “Jahrun, Curious Explore of Infinite Realms”. Jahrun (aka Dennis Morgan). I opened it to find that on July 11, 2012 he transitioned from this realm. He was 46. In the two and half years I have known him and even before our meeting, he was a being who had strong opinions and even stronger desires to “change the world” for the good. He saw the world as a place full of beautiful “possibilities”, however first full of corruption, faults, and poison. He had many soap boxes he stood on to point out how the government, schools, medical system, environment, mother, ex-wife, and more where hurting us, his children, and himself!!!!!! He was so full of anger, fear, and big health issues. 

 

Before I started these workshops with Michael, I was right there with him on those soap boxes. Then in the April 2012 workshop with Michael, he pointed out to a teenager who “claimed” to love animals very much and wanted to become a veterinarian, that if she is full of anger or judgment toward those who don’t take care of animals that she too is hurting those animals with her anger. This realization, “if we stand in judgment instead of love we hurt those we claim to love” really hit home for me and my “love” for the environment. After that workshop I found myself connected to a new soap box, the “Love Soap Box”. So now when I find myself on a “Judging Soap Box” I do a jig on it in celebration that I explored that duality, release it- transmuting it to white light, then giving it to my high self as a chosen experience. Then I jump onto the “Love Soap Box” and give that someone or thing a big hug of love. I know that I am here to create and explore. I have done a GREAT job creating negative energy. I see what that has done for myself and others around me. I now choose to create with love and see what comes from that. 

 

After that workshop with Michael, I emailed Jahrun to share the ESC website and all its great information with him. I told him how I woke up to myself and what my judgments where doing to those I claim to love and myself. I am not sure if he really looked at it.  He directed me to a blog he created with more negative energy and a video of himself judging. I never looked at it till I got the auto reply email about his transition. When I started to look at his blog and other sites he “connected” himself to I got this incredible visual of his body having oodles of electrical cords coming out of it in all directions. Each cord was connected to all those systems and people he has or was judged. There was a very clear picture of the vibration of anger, fear, pain, disease, and hurt flowing back and forth through these cords. This was also a cool thing to witness as he was always saying to me that he was so sensitive to the vibration of electricity, cell service, computers, and other similar currents. Now I see clearly that he was sensitive to the vibration of the negative energies coming through these cords.  Cords, that on a soul level, he was choosing to be connected to so he could explore duality. What a powerful creator he was/is. It is so amazing to SEE this. It really helps me to experience Michael’s teaching on a whole other level. THANK YOU Jahrun! In your transition you have been a GREAT teacher for me. You did a hell of a job being a, “Curious Explorer of Infinite Realms”. I am very blessed to have known you. See you on the inner-plains dear friend!!!!!!  And again THANK YOU Michael. You are a wonderful teacher!  

 

Namaste – Daniele Ippoliti