I had the privilege to work with John during a two week ayahuasca retreat in Peru. He has a full, tender, and compassionate presence. He is grounded in wisdom and love. He is gifted at calming my hyper-analytical brain, bringing a sense of safety to my body, and facilitating a reintegration of my soul with my heart/body. This unity has brought immense clarity to my life. My being continues to evolve toward inhabiting and loving my full self. For the first time in my life I feel whole and at peace. I have immense gratitude.
[From another partcipant in an ayahausca retreat in Peru:]
I knew I was being called so I basically put my trust in the universe to ensure that wherever I ended up, it would be the right place. And it was, And that was solely down to the people who were there. You both [John and Darlene] played an enormous part in me safely navigating my journey and I will be forever grateful. You both nurtured me through a very painful and frightening process and I really do not know how I would have got through that without you.
[From the owner of Hummingbird Center:]
John Davidson and Darlene Joy were recently guest healers and teachers at the Hummingbird Center near Iquitos, Peru. Their their work was exceptional. Their presence had an enormous positive impact on the results that all participants got from their work in our program. Read more . . .
[From a long time Tibetian Buddhist practitioner who consulted with her Khenpo before engaging this work.] I have changed as a consequence of the processes of the last 6 months—actual change, truly thanks to you. Your work opened a pathway for me that is endlessly, immediately accessible. It enables in me a strength—a wonderful groundedness—I have not had before. My own experience with your hands-on work, transmission, and way of languaging the process identifies and opens up the inner meanings of so much else I have studied and totally simplifies it. It is a true service. Much is out there that is similar, but that does not lessen the uniqueness and efficacy of what you have to give through your words and work. I differently understand many of my mantras now—rather than aspiration or a goal, their reality is felt immediately in the newly raw opening of my heart, their meaning has changed to a palpable presence felt through the gateway of my heart. Thank you.
Marie Colline (2015)
"This book [The Soul's Critical Path] is enveloping my heart!!! Thank you!! I cried yesterday... After my first session with you, so much became so clear and I felt my soul in my body... In my heart.... I spoke with it.. I welcomed it.... I want to do this work..... I want to learn more. My vision upon the "taste" became clear to me as I welcomed my soul in..... I feel invigorated."
Allison, former hospice nurse, massage therapist (2015)
"I want to thank you again for the work you did with my husband this summer and fall as he was dealing with his cancer and approaching his transition. When he was working with you he was able to put his anxiety aside and make a genuine connection with his Spirit. Your practices together and your calm support at the end of his life prepared him to face death amazingly calm and collected, and to make a clean and quick transition out of his body and this world. I will be forever grateful for the gifts of your love and guidance. You gave us both the confidence to live with grace during a very challenging time. I hope your work with others blesses both them and you."
Eileen, Registered Nurse (2014)
"After experiencing secondary trauma several months ago, I went to see John Davidson.. While having learned about his work over several years, I had never imagined it as something that would be relevant to me. How wrong I was. Two sessions and my stress level dramatically decreased, the trauma symptoms I’d been experiencing were eliminated, and I was able to look back at the situation with a cool head and heart. I find John’s professional approach comforting, his way, and his ability to explain the process while working and his soothing technique very helpful. I strongly recommend this technique and will certainly consider it again in the future."
Tamar Rubin, Licensed Social Worker (2014)
"I am still processing all of the feelings, knowledge and techniques. As soon as I think one part of the training was best, another comes to mind. Appreciation: Your soul, my soul, your stories, your attention to my heart. Your willingness to learn from your students. Very inspirational."
Lora, Sacred Hot Yoga Training (2014)
"John obviously has years of practice under his belt. He made certain that he shared the relevance of his practice to what we were doing in our training as yoga teachers. His approach was direct and yet, you also knew that he had heartfelt intentions. John also has a wealth of knowledge about his own practice and clearly has integrated his own learning into the heart of his soul. He treated me with respect and made certain I felt safe and secure to a practice that was new to me."
Nicole, Sacred Hot Yoga Training (2014)
"John has a real gift of distilling complex concepts into language that is easily understood."
Greg Benge (2015)
" John's exceptional cognitive listening and speaking skills have been instrumental in helping me get clear around understanding my own stresses, and the way I perform the HeartMath exercises. I look forward to working with him again."
Beth, massage therapist, Denver (2009)
"About a year a half ago, I lost my mom to suicide. This was and still is the toughest, most traumatic event that I have experienced in my life. With all the trauma and stress, I developed anxiety and panic attacks that were uncontrollable and very difficult to deal with. I had a difficult time concentrating on life itself and getting through each day without the overwhelming feeling of anxiety. I was referred to John Davidson at Heartworks where I learned to turn to my heart and not let my mind take over in difficult situations. In learning how to do this, I was able to overcome the panic attacks. When feeling overwhelmed, I go to my heart and know that is where everything makes it okay. Since working with John, I have worked on heartmath and have taught my children how to use it so they can learn to go straight to their heart in difficult situations instead of letting their mind take over."
"Since I began working with John my life has entirely changed. Through my private practice with HeartMath programs, I've learned to live in my heart, coming from a place of love, compassion, and appreciation instead of angrily striving to beat life into submission. I've finally been able to take an honest look at my life and admit where I need to make changes. And most importantly, I feel more like myself than I ever have. Learning unconditional love for myself . . . has woken me from the terrible nightmare I was living into the great unknown realm of possibility. I am so grateful...and John has been an integral part of that journey".
“John is a unique and accomplished healer whose practice combines ancient practices with cutting-edge scientific research. My work with him is an amazing experience of expansion and growth! He explains his approaches and answers any questions fully, empowering my full participation in my own journey. The HeartMath techniques he shared with me are simple, yet had an immediate positive impact on my daily life by reducing my stress and improving my health. John is a gentle guide who has helped me develop a deeper relationship with my Higher Self both through his subtle energy work and by stimulating my own self-examination with thought-provoking discussions. Over the past several years much of our work has been by telephone, yet John's ability to totally focus and his insightfulness make it no less effective than an in-person visit. When I find my spiritual work to be challenging, in John's presence I feel calm and nurtured, knowing that Love totally guides his practice.”
I felt absolutely amazing afterwards . . . It was so helpful and I know put some things in motion or gave me the jump start I needed.
“I love the way I feel after my sessions--I have peace and a greater understanding."
“John is a person who really lives his truth… He really walks his talk and lives with an open heart of love and compassion..”
“I haven't felt this good emotionally for years! Thank you, thank you, thank you! It's working! YAY! .”
“The HeartMath program has helped bring me to a whole new way of being, guided and enhanced through John's experience and expertise. I can say it is bringing about a positive change in the way I "choose" to live life.”
"My life has been tumultuous the last 9 months. First I was diagnosed with and battled breast cancer. Shortly after that I was laid off from my job and found myself unemployed and looking for a job for the first time in 24 years. I started working with John after I lost my job, and I have had an incredible sense of peace and reduction in stress as a result of my work with him. John has helped me to focus on my heart, what my core desires are, and what my value is, no matter what the circumstances in my life. My work with him, as well as my life in general, is an ongoing process and I can't wait to see where I end up!"
“My involvement with HeartWorks has been helpful in deepening my meditation practice. The heart based system gives one a sense of calmness, love and presence which I find helpful in my life and especially in times of stress. ”
“I began working with John years ago. I can still vividly remember my first one-on-one “heart” work with him at the Mandala Center, which I consider the first step in the path I’ve been on since. Through his skill and compassion, I’ve achieved a higher level of heart energy, spiritual awareness and clarity. His influence has greatly enriched my life.”
COMMENTS FROM VARIOUS WORKSHOPS:
"Makes me want to know and be more."
"Fascinating to see the spiritual and technological connection."
"Amazing man and speaker. I would have liked a longer session."
"Excellent info. I want to learn more. Very practical – made the connection to coaching."
"Authoritative, research-backed information on harnessing technology in service of the spiritual."
"Would like more application. Like to see him again."
"Great. Really felt a connection."
“Very helpful in taking the ‘woo-woo’ out of meditation practice.”
“Knowledgeable, compassionate and open minded.”
“Good instructor; calm, quiet and soothing voice;.”
“Phenomenal! Thank you. Loved it.”
“Well educated, eloquent and makes concepts easy to understand.”
“Your passion about your work is evident.”
Samples from various workshops: “I felt you affirmed each person there, honoring where each one is on the path.”
“John is a very special and sensitive teacher, very well read and qualified.”
“The depth of your knowledge was matched by the depth of your love and care.”
“You are terrific. responsive and compassionate.”
“You gave me some insights and a deeper understanding of what I’ve been feeling and working with on my spiritual walk.”
“Good energy abounded. I feel I acquired a basic road map to assist me, being that I’m a novice.”
“This particular class was refreshing in its simple approach.”
“Love your acceptance of all of us. I have a greater awareness and acceptance of who I am. Wanting more.”
“It was great to see that the instructor practices what he teaches.”
“I gained a deeper understanding of what it means to be present, to be aware. There is more acceptance of who I am and of my own path.”