Eighteen months after I started my Heartwork journey, I feel a simple pleasure in being alive. I feel a profound sense of contentment that I never knew was possible. People who have known me for years notice the change within me. Be it when I am alone or when I am with others, I am more present and engaged. I am more relaxed and yet more passionate in my work. I am more proactive and less reactive in all endeavors -- more enthusiastic and ready to play. Old friends – music and nature – impact me with an intensity that I had lost. I am more creative with old hobbies (such as photography) even as I embrace new pursuits (such as singing, learning Latin dance and how to play the recorder). I have experienced a transformation of perspective and experience. I now see, experience and live life more fully. No longer needing to run or escape, my adventures have a different feel to them. Having made huge strides toward knowing and loving myself, I am far less fearful of knowing and loving others. Having learned to trust myself, I am more fully capable of trusting and embracing others. I am now able to see them for who they are – not just for whom I wish or needed them to be. My relationship with my wife has been transformed -- we are closer and happier now than at any time in our marriage. I now know that there is no need to fear anything … that everything is good. How does Dale do what he does? By living congruently with what he teaches. By fully living unconditional acceptance. By creating profound safety and being fully present. By trusting his clients … which in turn encourages his client to trust themselves. By encouraging his clients to bypass intellectual rationalizations and defenses and focus instead on the emotional and spiritual core and truth. By letting his clients take responsibility for what will happen or not happen. By being fearless, real and genuine, he serves as a beacon for all who seek to evolve to a similar place of enlightenment. I feel privileged and blessed to know Dale and have him guide me on my journey. Jason Roth
My Dr. referred me to Dale to help me with depression and anxiety. I immediately felt that Dale cared about me and I believed he would help me. I have been seeing him for awhile and I have not experienced severe clinical depression for a few years now. I do still have bouts of depression from time to time and am able to recognize what is happening and why it is happening so that I can be proactive and take care of myself which keeps the depression from taking hold. I also have had no major panic episodes in years. I have chosen to continue seeing Dale for his wisdom and guidance in helping me heal relationships that have been painful for me. He is gentle and caring which really helps make it safe to admit my mistakes and then take responsibility for what I need to understand about myself. I am pleased to say that I am now able to relate to people in a much more purposeful way without attaching my pain and anger to them as much as I used to. I do have more grief work to do in this area and I feel confident that with Dale's gentle nudging I will be able to grow into the wonderful person I know I can be. I am grateful to Dale and I highly recommend him.
The Personal Intensives I have had with Dale are some of the most significant and memorable experiences of my life. The Intensive gave me a unique opportunity to really slow down and experience myself without the usual time and physical limitations. Physically, one is able to move between 2 very comfortable spaces – Dale’s office and the dark, quiet, isolation room. This arrangement gives the client tremendous flexibility to find the location that feels right at any given time. The Intensives had no pre-planned agenda. The minutes and hours unfold in an organic way as Dale and I sensed our way to experiences of great depth, feeling and meaning. Dale’s deeply focused attention, guidance, gentleness, empathy, and rich life and inner-work experience consistently help to clarify and deepen the emotional openings that occur. As a direct result of the Intensives I have directly and viscerally learned (among many other things), to have more patience with myself, to feel my way inside myself and to wait for things to emerge when they are ready, to be much gentler and generous to myself and with others. - Kenneth Leeds