"Within the first few minutes of being with Joy, all my fear & apprehension disappeared. Not only did I feel very free.... ....now I feel more confident than ever"
"Somehow I've shifted at such a basic, fundamental level that my entire being has forever altered and opened up to love and life like never before."
“I have been to many different kinds of therapy and never felt like I really got to the heart of the important issues, even after several visits and hundreds of dollars. I recently began therapy with Joy Freeman and had only three sessions with her. Not only did we get to the real issues in a deeper way than I ever thought possible, but I learned life-long skills to continue my own therapy. I feel that for the first time, I can see the light at the end of the tunnel. I see my life improving in real ways through the kind of creative voice and movement therapy that Joy uses. I highly recommend Joy as someone who can help you through the most difficult challenges that confront you. The most hurtful wounds that may be keeping you from experiencing life to its fullest are the ones you have the power to let go of. I didn't realize this was possible until my sessions with Joy! “
—Eleanor Farjeon, Music Teacher/Flutist, Boulder, Colorado
"Dr. Joy Freeman is a bolt of lightening and one of the most loving and educated women I know, when it comes to helping people live their best lives. She has done so much for me and my personal growth."
Kim Smith, West Palm Beach
“Dear wonderful, wonderful Joy,
Thank you so much for your amazing counseling,
For being still and yet dancing,
For being wise & yet open/listening,
For being generous & yet centered,
I learned so much from the time we shared
Your sessions have had a profound effect on my life
You Inspire me!
Ps Your book is amazing, your work is profound - the right stuff in exactly the right moment!”
“Joy is a compassionate teacher and therapist, with an ability to break things down into simplified and organized steps. She has a nonjudgmental loving heart with a discerning intelligent brain to help people access their full potential. Her way of expressing makes complex psychological concepts easy to understand. Having experienced her work with Internal Family Systems therapy, (that she writes extensively about in her book), along with her own intuitive guidance uncovered some powerful revelations about my challenges that were not accessible prior to our work. I recommend Joy in all of her expressive therapies and compassionate guidance roles.”
L.M.K , Founder of Zen Health
I could not wait to see you to tell how powerful our session was for me yesterday. But even greater still is the joy and power and exhilaration I am feeling today. I have been singing my truth all day. Freely singing, joyously singing, crying, laughing, and especially having fun. I feel a joy that has been suppressed and it is coming out in the form of a wonderful unique song that is mine. I can't stop singing. I can't stop feeling what is happening inside of me. The happy me is coming forward. For the first time since God knows when I am singing for the pure JOY of it. No self judgment is happening while I do it. Melodies, expression and a freedom of voice is coming through me."
"I was a little nervous going to Joy for the first time. I didn't know what to expect. Within the first few minutes of being with Joy, all my fear & apprehension disappeared. Not only did I feel very free, but I experienced some creativity that I never knew was in me. In fact, I feel more confident than ever -- after only one session with Joy.
This note is to let you know that, even though I have only been working with you a short time, I have more progress in life in general in these two months than in the last 5 years.
In the end, what I need to learn right now in life in general is spontaneity, to live and love in the uncertain moment. In my personal life I have made some large steps. I find myself saying things this week that I would have felt uncomfortable saying last week. Every day my public journal is becoming a closer representation of who I am, and my creative writing journals are filling up faster than ever before. As I walk in the swath of life that is cut before me, what you have taught me has helped a great deal; and I know it will be invaluable as the day approaches when I will cut the path for the next person. Thanks”
Thank you so much for this work. On the way home I started crying – I think it was because my inner child was so happy to have been seen and heard without judgment, unpracticed and unprepared – aha authentic! ….I am already drawing opportunities to speak my truth to me!….and would like to put myself in risk taking positions – like my acting improv class and speaking up on my feelings when ever possible!!!”
“Experiencing work with Joy Freeman has unleashed such deep emotions that I can now get in touch with, and see where my not so desirable habits have formed. Without judging myself I have found an answer to a more peaceful and rewarding life. By unblocking myself I have brought forth my creative voice and am achieving health and happiness.
After each session with Joy I find out something more about myself. I implore you to let Joy help you. She is helping me.”
“I feel so blessed and privileged to have you as a Life Coach. Your style of delivery and feedback is amazing. I look forward to more insightful sessions.”
Joyce D., executive admin
“The workshop was a powerful experience for both Patti and I. I’m not sure I could have ever found the kind of release that I found in the workshop, anywhere else. The weekend was beyond our expectations. We still find ourselves processing things and discussing points and elements of the workshop. You facilitated the workshop in such special ways. It is obvious that the success of the workshop is the result of the hard work you have done with yourself and is the expression of your own inner and outer beauty and love.” - Dennis and Patti
"This retreat has been the most transformational work I've ever done (and I've done lots of great stuff!) Somehow I've shifted at such a basic, fundamental level that my entire being has forever altered and opened up to love and life like never before."
-E.S.M., Assistant Project Director
"The treasures gathered, the tools learned, the blessings are now a part of who I am. I feel so gifted and blessed with miracles and tools to continue my journey of self-discovery of my true essence - love.”
- D.L., Grandmother
"My colleagues at the clinic used to say I came across arrogant and haughty. Now they say I'm softer, open, and more approachable.”
- EA.W., physician
"I used to live a monochromatic life. Now people at work have noticed I'm so different.... I even talk to people I never could talk to before"
-W.K., office assistant
"I'm much more relaxed. A friend said, ' I've never seen you so calm, focused, and energized'. My wife has been shocked that so much could happen in such a short time. I've been utilizing the gifts of the workshop on the job.”
- R.G., hospital president
"I was a successful workaholic. For the past 10 years I've worked 7 days a week, 12-15 hours a day. Now I take time off, play with my kids, I've regained a relationship with my wife, and even cried for the first time in 20 years!”
- D.G., CEO, international semiconductor firm
"The retreat was the number one best thing I have ever given myself! I discovered that healing and growing can be fun and loving."
"I practically can't think of one friend or relative who wouldn't benefit from a retreat with Joy. The workshop was magnificent. I really had no idea that a retreat like this happens"
-J.J., Food Service Manager
"The most powerful, intense, love-filled, action-packed, calming experience ever. There is nothing more freeing, more joyful, more beautiful than the self-love I've gained - it completely impacts every aspect of my life."
- D N., Chiropractor
"Somehow I've shifted at such a basic, Fundamental level that my entire being has forever altered and opened up to love and life like never before."
"This retreat has been the single most valuable, powerful, and transformational work I have ever been exposed to in my whole life. It was truly an experience I won't forget. I met a new me.”
"Thank you, thank you, thank you. The weekend workshop was an incredible shift for me-- my consciousness. I truly am awakening after two years of deep slumber and struggle. Keep up the good work."
-S.C., Project Manager
“I was amazed that a group together can do so much healing and supporting of each other….. I was fascinated by your strength and abilities as a facilitator – the workshop/class was full – well coordinated. The exercises we did were rich and full…!”
Anonymous college class evaluation
“Thank you Joy – this was as incredible as my Vision Quest – albeit in a different way…. and it was such a safe supportive space to break through old “stuff” and be fully present to the creative power within and without.”
Anonymous college class evaluation
“This course has heightened my awareness of my own personality and character which has in turn brought me closer to a purer understanding of myself and my place and purpose in this world”
Scott L., College Student
“It is hard to express in words what I learned in this class with Joy. I can say this class has changed my life. I can now honor my truth and live in the realness of life. I have moved towards self acceptance, inner peace and honoring my deepest truth more in 2 ½ months then I have in my whole life.”
Linley B., College Student
“Never before have I been a part of such a group - sharing conversations of such personal depth and meaning. I feel that this course has definitely enhanced my ability to communicate more effectively and passionately. Our explorations of self and each other was grounded with healthy exercises of expression, meditations, and prayers. I could not have expected more from this class.”
Jeffrey.D., College Student
“I learned so many things about myself… And I learned how powerful creative express is in my transformational process and how after doing it, I feel so much more open, free and strong.”
Laragh K., Student
“I Love you, Joy!!! You are an angel with many many gifts and talents, a crusader and a healer and I admire your efforts, your success. Your workshop opened me up in ways and areas I am not yet aware of. Thank you for you. And for being such a beautiful reflection of who I am becoming…..The whole weekend was one of the most beautiful moments in my life. I am so very grateful to have been blessed with the whole experience. Namaste,”
“You did a superb job making a safe place and I especially appreciated how you honored and created a space for the critic when it came up in one of the participants. Your unconditional, non judgmental willingness to confront the issue with love was such a wonderful modeling for us all. BRAVO!!!!!
I have recommended the workshop to two friends and will continue to do so as opportunities come up. I will attend for the thrill of the risk feelings! Thank You!”
“I want to express my gratitude for your playful energy, creativity, flexibility and support during your workshop. I felt welcomed and encouraged by you and all the women. I am glad I came despite my old impulse and desire to retreat and feel my pain alone. While dancing and walking to the music my shoulder pain stopped! I now have trust and faith and I am healing physically and emotionally.
It is one week later and I feel hopeful because the pain has turned into subtle instead of intense and I am regaining my range of motion in my shoulder. Joy, you as a facilitator, provided me with the experiences, nurturing environment, and women to open up my soul to self transformation and empowerment.
With great appreciation in you sharing your passions,”
“Although I felt the day spent in the workshop was beneficial, I wasn’t prepared for the power of what occurred….. the next day during a deep mediation I invoked the power of the Divine Holy Spirit to remove this block from my heart. I went into a state of being placed in my history 25 years ago when my 2 ½ year old daughter had died…… The unexpressed emotion and words of that pain has sabotaged my health and life all these years. I have now spoken the words I couldn’t bear to speak then and couldn’t even find. My heartfelt gratitude to you for your service to the healing of this world. Blessings,”
Page F., Mother
“I and others love being in her classes! She presents her material with enthusiasm and humor... a great motivator for more expanded and creative living. As an instructor she is informative, inspiring and fun!"
"At your seminar the students were held spellbound... Thank you for creating this program."
- Dr. P.G., Life Chiropractic College
The following was with in a note from a participant to a master trainer of the Harv Eckarts “Millionaire Mind Warriors Training” where Joy led a few sections:
“I found Joy’s gentle nature a great balance and relief to the yang aggressiveness of the Warrior Camp Training. Joy’s knowledge and creativity made each morning program healing, energy-generating as well as fun.
"Joy’s evening event involving vocalization as a way to move emotion was life changing for me and, apparently by the feedback I received, for a lot of other people as well. The amount of safety and trust Joy’s presence inspires, together with her sensitive yet strong leadership, allowed me to go deeper than ever before to touch the source of my pain and limitation in moving forward to my fullest potential.
"Before Joy’s session, I was in a high degree of pain from the effect of two afternoon events on my health challenges , as well as dealing with nausea. After that very powerful experience with vocalization, about eighty percent of my pain was gone and my stomach was totally settled. Joy’s process allowed the emotional and psychological material stirred up by the challenge of your event to come to completion and a very positive resolution.”
Theresa J., Workshop Participant