I was honoured and lucky to be in the presence of Nicole Lewis as I fell into a deep state of intense emotional pain and inner conflict. I have been struggling with intense bouts of food addiction for the last 2-3 years. There are many layers as to why I have held onto a coping mechanism and dependmce on food--even to the point excruciating digestive pain and damage --and Nicole offered the space and insight to remove one of the deepest most encompassing layers yet. She was able to recognize what I was going through before I was even ready to ask for help, and it is this recognition and space holding which allowed me to become ready to be vulnerable with an almost complete stranger. Nicole recognizes the crucial importance of fully and spontaneously feeling our feelings immediately as they come up, and with her validation and guidance I was led to the core of my suffering. From there I was comfortable to scream, cry, swear and be silent as i went through the cycle of stagnant emotion. I came to profound breakthroughs and inner knowings of the origins and triggers of my emotional wounding, connecting my ancient ancestry, my current family, my gender and expectations, all to the current people and life situtaions which triggered them. With Nicole supporting me, I was given genuine loving presence where I was fully seen and heard with all my chaotic, vulnerable emotions so that I may give myself the same love and presence necessary to acknowledge accept and feel what I feel, and finally to move on and be free to give my body mind and soul what it truly needs and enjoy the beauty of this moment.