Testimonials - Courses and Workshops
Mindfulness Workshop - July 2019
"Excellent course! Cherri is knowledgeable and explained everything in simple terms...now to put into practice!"
"Very useful revision of some things I already knew but needed reminding of, as well as learning new material. Also valuable in a small group setting to be able to discuss and share with others."
"Really enjoyable and informative. I will use these resources, especially the 'Quiet Ears' and checking in to sleep and the 'Golden Light' and 'Star' techniques. Visualisation was a great idea to help change emotions. I will take some time out to plan in some mindfulness every day."
Reiki Level I Course - June 2018
"A thoroughly enjoyable and informative day, leaving me with what I feel is a good basic knowledge of Reiki. I would want to progress it at a later date."
"Thank you for this day of discovery. It will give me a new string to my bow on a personal level and to help my friends and family. A very kind and open way of teaching is best for me and you ticked all my boxes. I think a new chapter has been started in my life...!"
Reiki Level I Course - June 2018
"Throughout the course I felt important and loved. Cherri was continually commending me and boosting my confidence. I felt good at what I was doing. I enjoyed the laid back atmosphere and the course as a whole. I have learnt so much and am looking forward to the next 21-days self-healing and beyond. Thank you x."
"Cherri is an outstanding teacher who makes learning easy and fun. She makes me feel confident in the knowledge that if I get stuck or need to ask anything I can just do that."
Reiki Level II Course - April 2018
"Reading the manual before the course gives us the time during the practical day to discuss any issues and to ask questions. I enjoyed the opportunity to learn more about Reiki and other ways to use it. Overall, it was a relaxing and enjoyable day surrounded by friendly people."
"I really enjoyed today's course. You explained everything in a very clear, easy to understand way! Thank you very much. I feel confident to practice the symbols and put them into my self-healing and every day life. I also feel confident to practice distance healing."
"Enjoyable and informative. Liked doing the practical exercises very much. I appreciate your flexibility. Looking forward to being able eventually to use this on the general public. Thank you."
Seasonal Affected Disorder Workshop - October 2017
"I thought that the course was well thought of, with subjects relevant to SAD, rather than general depression issues. I liked that the group was small, so we had a bit of time to discuss individual issues. The variety of ideas for dealing with SAD allowed each of us to come up with a personal plan based on our needs, rather than a general to-do list. Above all, the course was a lot of fun!"
Reiki Master one-to-one course - October 2017
"I like how you always take the time to alleviate any concerns I may have...even if they are not strictly related to Reiki!"
"Cherri is an amazing mentor/ supervisor, who has a passion for sharing advice and information gained from her vast wealth of knowledge and experience. I found Cherri to be inspiring and very down to earth and was pleasantly surprised by how relaxing and enjoyable my recent session was and just how much more informed I felt when it was over." Marie - Salisbury
Reiki Level I - September 2017
"A lovely relaxing day, very informative and fun. I feel very confident to be able to use Reiki on myself for self-healing. Looking forward to cintinuing my Reiki journey."
"It was an extremely supportive environment and everyone helped each other. Good to have hands on experience as well as theory. Loads of information delivered in an enjoyable way."
"The course is great. Held in a very relaxed and comfortable environment. Cherri ran the course with care and consideration and the content was at a perfect level for the beginer. It is also a great opportunity to meet others."
"Brilliant - you gave us so much information, more than what's in the manual. You are so warm and inviting, it kept me relaxed and you explain everything very clearly. I cannot wait to start using Reiki and I'm glad I chose you as my teacher."
Aromatherapy Workshop - March 2017
"Enjoyable day, well structured with plenty of information and encouraged to try new things. Thank you."
"Enjoyed the aromatherapy workshop today. Relaxed environment, easy to listen and take in what was being taught. Cherri is very friendly and easy to listen to, very informative with theory and practical, a good balance. Loved the practical work which inspires me to learn more and experiment at home. Thank you for a lovely day."
"I have been to several of Cherri's courses and have thoroughly enjoyed every one of them. Cherri always manages to create a nurturing, down-to-earth and fun atmosphere. The course materials are high quality. She clearly puts a lot of time and love -- and knowledge -- into creating them. I particularly recommend the meditation&visualisation course, it has had such as huge impact on my life, and the Empowering women course which is quite unique. Thank you so much, Leslie xxx"
Reiki Level I Course - September 2016
"Absolutely loved it, had a great time. Met some amazing ladies and learned loads. Would love to progress to the next level. Thank you so much. :-) Reiki Hugs"
"Informative and enjoyable. Thank you Cherri, thoroughly enjoyed the course and have learned a great deal. Look forward to Level 2."
"Very relaxed style of teaching, full of information and a brilliant manual. Never made to feel silly when asking for clarification. Thank you :-)"
"I loved the sense of being able to ask any question at any point. The balance between theory and practical is really good. I can feel the benefits already and look forward to the next phase of learning. Thanks Cherri x"
Reiki Level II Course - July 2016
"Today was fantastic. Thank you so much. You are my Reiki Master, I look forward to working with you again. X"
"I enjoyed today very much. I learned everything I was hoping to. Cherri can be relied upon to provide thorough, down-to-earth, enjoyable sessions. It was great to meet the other students. Cherri always provides a very comfortable, relaxed atmosphere to work in. Thank you!"
"I really enjoyed the course, thank you. It has helped me to continue my Reiki journey, especially learning the symbols, that I will look forward to using moving forward. Wonderful day as always. Thank you! X
"Wonderful day. Well prepared handbook to assist the thorough teaching explanations. Cherri, thank you! I love how you adapt each training session to meet the needs of everyone in the group. I feel like I am now ready and have the next level of knowledge to move on and practice Reiki 2 on myself and others. Thank you again xxx"
Reiki Level I Course - June 2016
"I found this to be a wholly enlightening experience. Quite different to expectations. The tuition was easy to follow and understand. It kind of resulted in a feeling of total well-being. I got what I wanted out of it and am hungry for more! Thank you Cherri for such a lovely day x"
"I loved it and feel I've learnt more than I expected. It was with the best group of ladies. I felt so comfortable throughout. It was a lot to take on board and a long day - I would have liked a 'dummy run' on the actual Reiki treatment/hand positions. Thanks Cherri :-)"
"I was here for a reason. Thank you for welcoming me and helping me take the next path in my journey. I feel calm, comfortable and confident that Reiki can and will become part of my everyday."
"The day was amazing, as is Cherri. It felt like having a chat with my friends, such a lovely way to learn. I can't wait to go home and start using the Reiki on myself."
Letting Go of Anxiety and Panic Workshop (private one-to-one workshop day) - June 2016
"An amazing experience and opened my eyes to things I didn't know or understand with how I've been feeling. I feel confident with the techniques shown to me and that I will remain positive from today." Amy
Reiki Level III Master Course - May 2016
"As always - beyond expectations. A very interesting and informative manual. And a fantastically well taught course."
"Very informative course - thank you. Am so pleased to have learnt the new techniques e.g. nerve/aura stroking and patting and blowing. I was hoping there would have been more practical activities from earlier on in the day. Can't wait to start using the master symbol. :-)"
"Always really good course, helped by Cherri's personality and easy going (but informative) teaching style. I have loved these three days and gained so much from Cherri, the other students and the teaching - I shall recommend!"
Reflexology Intensive Day - April 2016
I was lucky enough to have a mum and daughter book a private day to learn Reflexology on each other and to take home to use on their partners, here is what they had to say...
"I found the course very interesting and very informative. I enjoyed having the opportunity to practice the routine and feel like it has given me a good basis. Thank you! :-)"
"I have been really impressed that I have managed to learn so much in such a short space of time. Thank you Cherri for a wonderful day."
Reiki Level II - April 2016
"I think this level 2 course went beyond what I expected. I knew that you receive three symbols in this course and that there was a further attunement. This time however I liked being able to experience someone else doing Reiki on me, and also for me to practice on some different people."
"I feel more confident and have increased my knowledge in this area. Ready to use Reiki more."
"I found this extremely relaxing - it was great to practice with the group. I felt much more grounded and I feel more, as well as generally feeling less stress."
"I have been looking forward to today. I was full of anticipation after reading the manual about learning the symbols and progressing through that. I am keen to do the 21-days self-healing and perhaps then progressing to giving treatments to friends, and possibly some family members. I am excited about the love and joy I may be able to facilitate. In time I may wish to progress to level III."
Reiki Level I - April 2016
"Had the most magical day. Can't thank you enough for the guidance...especially as I came in knowing nothing! The day was also a lot of fun, a lot of laughter, and felt right at ease straight away. Anyone looking to gain a deeper understanding, learn a bit about themselves and have a truly uplifting and inspiring day, I would highly recommend!!"
"Really great course. Fully in-depth, teaches you everything you need to know. Easy to get to grips with, lots of hand on chances, easy to enjoy with lots of laughs. Lovely person, lovely experience. Highly recommend Level I Reiki as the first step with a great teacher."
Mindfulness Workshop - April 2016
"Really enjoyed the course - had a bit of an 'epiphany' moment to accept issues and make no judgement, its there for a reason and learn from it! Well done Cherri, great, informative and useful course."
"This course seemed to reinforce a lot of the things that I do already. Easy to follow. Makes me more determined to continue with what I am doing and expand it. Very much enjoyed experiencing each meditation."
Private Reflexology Intensive Day - November 2015
"A very relaxed way of learning Reflexology, without pressure and a way of doing a workshop/learning day with my daughter that we both can share."
"Really enjoyable day. Relaxed and informative, from the history to the practice. Timescales and amount of learning in good proportion. Fun to do with mother/daughter or friends."
Reiki Level I - November 2015
"There was a lovely, calm, safe, friendly atmosphere, as in all of your courses. The group was nice, friendly, sharing, respectful. A lovely mix. I appreciated the opportunities for 'wee's and teas' and the plentiful water and snacks (it can be distracting if thirsty or hungry, etc). The course was informative, at the right level of informality. I flagged a little at around 4pm (which you noticed). I enjoyed the day very much. Thank you!!"
"Has been good to meet like minded people. Good energy felt. I will use what I have learnt to protect self and enhance my meetings with new clients, to improve their well being as well as my own."
"Really nice. I had a fair understanding of what it may entail, but nice group of people and effective training. I am hopefully now able to practice on my partner, which is what I had hoped to gain from it."
"I felt prior need for grounding, then realised that it's my order of speaking my truth, received structured good information that made more sense to me. The attunement itself was an euphoric blessing and felt it was a bonafide truth, not just an expression...I feel I'll be able to work on this truth...I felt the truth through me. Thank you so much Cherri Babe. xxx
"Thoroughly enjoyed the whole day. Lots of information shared in safe and relaxed surroundings. Felt confident to speak and share opinions. Lovely group of like minded people. Cherri - your knowledge of your subject is huge and you deliver the information effortlessly. Makes it easy to absorb and retain. The refreshments were lovely! :-) Thank you - it was everything I needed and more."
Reiki Level III Master Course - August 2015
"Reiki Level III has brought it all together for me today. After today's session I feel much more confident and have a better understanding in general."
"Thank you Cherri. I really enjoyed the course. You are such a lovely person, I felt at ease and learnt so much."
Meditation, Visualisation and Mindfulness - July 2015
"Fantastic day, provided lots of tools and tips. Made everything fun and accessible - no wrong way of doing anything. Would definitely recommend and love the Mala beads! :-)"
"Relaxing and social. Mechanisms to help reduce stress, is achievable, coping strategies, at my own pace. Thoroughly enjoyed. Thank you."
"As always a really great and well run workshop. Everything explained well and demonstrated perfectly. I have always had trouble with meditation, thinking I had to 'clear my mind' which is impossible. Not now, I can do it and will do it. Very much enjoyed this and the ladies I shared the day with. :-)"
Empowering Women Workshop - June 2015
"This has been a very positive workshop for me and such great timing. I now feel that I have some tools to improve my life both personally and in my work."
"Amazing, wish I could get more people to do this workshop. It gave me a better understanding of myself and others around me. If in any doubt as to who you are as a person, do this workshop, it will help."
EFT Level I - April 2015
"Had a great day. Very eye opening and extremely helpful in self-discovery and 'naming the issues'. The onion layering of issues was very useful and I believe I can deal with my issues better."
"I have had a very enjoyable day. The workshop was very flexible, which is great as it flowed very naturally. Cherri Ann was amazing and guided the direction of the workshop naturally. Constructing a personal tapping short form was very useful."
EFT Level I - February 2015
"I found this an empowering experience, especially working in a group."
"I think you are an amazing teacher Cherri. Very clear on your explanations and very witty too. Everyone felt relaxed and comfortable."
"Really well thought out course, good training material and lovely gorgeous Cherri as an instructor. Cherri's knowledge is very good, and she focuses on real issues to help guide you throughout the session."
Reiki Level II - February 2015
"I have really enjoyed the Level II Reiki course and have found I am much more confident to put Reiki into practice and use on a daily basis. Both courses have been a fantastic learning process and Cherri is a fantastic and wonderful person and teacher."
"I had an amazing day. The course was fantastic. It built on the Reiki I course and expanded my knowledge and increased my confidence in carrying out the treatments and exercises. Also, all the examples and experiences that Cherri shared helped to understand (and were entertaining). Thank you!"
"Reiki II has helped me find my confidence again. I was doubting myself and now I know what I have been doing was correct. It has exceeded my expectations and I leave calm and ready for my 21-days of self-healing. I have thoroughly enjoyed today and meeting up with friends who I met in Level I."
Empowering Women Workshop - February 2015
"Thank you so much for another fantastic workshop! Another wonderful learning opportunity and experience. I really enjoyed the activities, e.g. creating the Blessings Boad and the Change Board. Lovely to have the colours, stickers, bracelet, candle and CD...thank you! Great to meet lovely women and to feel so supported."
"Very enjoyable, fun, with an excellent manual and a very knowledgeable tutor (caring guidance given all the way),...thoroughly recommend this workshop. It was well presented and shared with love in a safe, secure environment, I could share my thoughts and feelings. Provided with the tools, techniques and the courage to take the first steps to set goals and get started on journey. Don't hesitate, give it a try, it was inspiring!"
"Well, number one, it was a lovely day with lovely ladies. I definitely achieved my goal for today...I achieved my overall goal even though in its specifics it was a little different. I am leaving today with two boards, the Blessing Board and the Changes Board and with very specific do-able intentions and strategies. Although it was a long day, I was fully engaged until the end. There were enough practical exercises and putting into context exercises to make the course usable into everyday life There were just the right number of people and it was great to share ideas and experiences with the other students. The manual is colourful, full and complete and written in full sentences, which means it can be re-read as necessary. I also loved the group therapy aspect of today's course. I don't know if I can explain this, but I shall try: when you go into individual therapy, you go with the mindset of "I have this terrible problem, I need fixing"; whereas being in a group today the intention was more on a line of "I am fine, but I would love to learn/expand". I hope that makes sense. I would definitely recommend to a friend, but would say they have to be ready for it and receptive to the learning. Thank you Cherri :-)"
Reiki Level I Course - January 2015
"Learnt loads...I had a lush time and the course exceeded my expectations."
"Very well explained, lots of different aspects introduced and explained, to give a really great holistic overview. A warm, safe and enjoyable day."
This is just to say keep doing your lovely work, you do such a great job! Thank you for introducing me to great people at your Retreats and courses. This isn't goodbye, it's a big thank you, with a hug attached. Good luck and best wishes. Will be in touch from Oz soon. Elaine xxx
Reiki Level I Course - November 2014
"I feel that I was given lots of opportunities to ask questions, and was always asked if I was happy with everything. I felt like time wasn't an issue and was never rushed. I found it very beneficial that we were provided with life examples throughout that I could identify with. I wouldn't change anything, the setting, atmosphere and tutor were perfect."
Reiki Level II (Practitioner) Course - October 2014
"I have really enjoyed my Reiki II course and it has given me all the knowledge and practice I feel I need. Cherri is a thorough teacher, who makes sure her students understand everything they need to know."
"I felt comfortable being able to ask any questions without being judged, it reinforced that I was having the correct understanding and was on the right course."
"Really lovely day, definitely feel confident to move forward with my Reiki practice and have the tools to start treating my clients. :-)"
Reiki Level II (Practitioner) Course - July 2014
"Refreshing the course has benefited me. I feel much more confident after today's session.! " Finances were holding me back and the fact I was ashamed to say I had not progressed since Reiki I. I had done a couple of treatments but lacked confidence when asked the why's and wherefores. I now have a renewed vigour for Reiki. Thank you so much. :)"
EFT Level I Workshop - June 2014 "Cherri is a fab teacher! I have enjoyed the day and feel I have got tools to use in future experiences and I look forward to putting them into practice." "Wasn't quite sure what to expect from EFT, but after a couple of emotional outbursts, I feel much better and feel capable to use EFT in the future...and Cherri was fab. :)"
Reiki Level I Course - June 2014
"Cherri really reassured me right from the start, felt very relaxed and welcome. Wonderful atmosphere, everything explained well and very friendly. Very encouraging...would highly recommend."
"I found Cherri to be a very thorough, nurturing and patient teacher. I feel very informed about all aspects of Reiki I - can't wait to get stuck in now!"
"I really enjoyed the class, feeling at ease with friendly people and Cherri was amazing. Reiki has met all my expectations and much more, I look forward to having something new in my life. Thank you."
"I have learnt more than I ever thought I would. I have realised some of it was actually putting things together that I had already realised. I think I have seen auras in the past but not realised what they were. Still apprehensive but I think once I start using it, it will feel more natural and I know that Cherri is there if I need her."
Reiki Level III (Master) Course - April 2014
"This was an amazing day. I came away totally energised and inspired. This is one of many courses and workshops I have attended with Cherri and as always was not disappointed, learnt so much, had fun and met two lovely likeminded ladies."
"The course was well structured and covered all the aspects I expected, with time for discussion and revision of past learning. It was useful to think about alternative techniques, how they might be used and be able to put some of them into practice."
"It has been a delightful, enlightening experience, where I have found the beginning of my path opening up. Thank you Cherri, I am ready for the next part of my journey with Reiki."
Meditation and Visualisation Workshop - April 2014
"Great...you should charge more!" "Before trying meditation I always thought that there was a set way to do it. Now I know there is no right or wrong. There are a number of ways to do it which helps as well. It was a lovely relaxed atmosphere and I was made to feel very welcome. I always enjoy my time spent with you Cherri! Thank you for a great day! xxx" "Loved it and benefitted greatly."
Reiki Level I Course - April 2014
"The course was better than I imagined. I loved all of the practical exercises on auras and energy fields. It was fascinating feeling the connection with others in the group. Cherri, the attunement felt like a very special moment, thanks for sharing your wisdom with me. I also loved your down-to-earth attitude. It was a really useful day and I can't wait to see how this helps me during pregnancy and beyond." "Very enjoyable, informative, enlightening day. I feel I have the knowledge and confidence to pursue Reiki further and use it in my life and for family and friends. The course covers a lot of material but Cherri teaches in such an easy to absorb and captivating way that one doesn't feel overwhelmed or lost. Great atmosphere and fantastic learning experience. Thank you." "I have benefited very much, with confidence in believing and doing hands-on exercises. Cherri puts you at ease, explains very well and makes you believe you can do what you want to. Enjoyed it very much." "I have really enjoyed this course, learning about auras, energies and using a pendulum to find out what chakras in your body are balanced. Its been such a lovely day!"
Reiki Level II (Practitioner) Course - April 2014
"Today was a joy! :-) I feel more confident and empowered to continue on my journey. Thank you very much!" "Thank you Cherri, I really enjoyed the course. It reinforced what I learnt in Stage I, as well as Stage II learning." "I have benefited from today and I'm sure I will for many years to come. A lovely day with fun included." "Benefited from re-learning the techniques and treatment flow, now more confident to use within the practice after 21-days healing. Having a small group of people assists greatly with the practical sessions and plenty of time for questions, answers and reflection at the end of the day."
EFT Level I Workshop - February 2014
"Thank you for a clearly presented, informative and energising day. Great manual too." "Cherri's course was really informative. In one day I feel I have learnt so much about EFT, its benefits and how to use it on myself when I need to." "I really enjoyed this workshop and found it to be very informative and interesting. As a Reiki Practitioner and already working with energy, I feel it will be a great asset and a wonderful life tool. I have been on many of Cherri's workshops and she is a wonderful teacher and they are fun!!" "Very helpful, can't wait to put EFT into practise, very easy going, everyone was lovely. Cherri put things into an easy to understand way. Great day."
EFT Level I Workshop - February 2014
"I arrived knowing nothing about EFT. I have leaned how to tap and feel I have benefitted from it. I leave feeling I understand EFT, relaxed, tired but knowing I have learnt how to remove negative thoughts from my body. Thoroughly enjoyed the day." "I really enjoyed the course with Cherri. She was very informative and really took the time to elaborate how this could be used in lots of situations. It really is a toolkit to use for the rest of my life." "I have enjoyed the course and found that many aspects of this will be beneficial to my personal and professional development. However, I am aware that I need to put this into practice to allow experiential evidence of how it works within my current hectic and crammed lifestyle."
If you would like to join a workshop or course and share the experiences of the other students who have benefitted from learning new skills, please contact me to book your place today! You can see a full list of current workshops and courses on the 'Home' page.
Cherri Ann Matthews
Therapies and Training t: (01793) 871410
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"The secret of change is to focus all of your energy, not on fighting the old, but on building the new."
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Cherri Ann Matthews Therapies and Training t: (01793) 871410 m: 07720635761 e: email@example.com