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Hi Tracey, I hope you’ve been keeping really well and that you’re enjoying your summer so far! Sorry I haven’t been in touch sooner but I’m sure as you can expect, I’m still on the huge come down after the exams, I can’t believe they’re over haha!! I’ve just been relaxing and taking time for myself these last few weeks. I’m so happy with how they went which surprised me. I really do have to give you lots of credit though!! I wouldn’t have made it through the year without you and your amazing help, I can’t thank you enough. I used your breathing techniques throughout the entire exam process and even during some exams!! It’s amazing what just a few minutes of focusing on your breathing can do, it’s a life changer. You’ve helped me more than I can ever put into words and thank you for and I will definitely be keeping you updated on myself during summer and around results time!!
Hi Tracey, hope you are keeping well! I’m doing really well although there are good days and bad days but mainly good ones. My life has changed for the better and I’m continuing to do things out of my comfort zone and using the techniques you have given me to get me through them. I feel like a different person! I am thinking of going back into college in September also. Can’t thank you enough for everything:)
Choosing The Confidence Clinic was definitely the best decision we've made for our son Ciaran who was suffering from anxiety and debilitating panic that stopped him from expressing himself and his feelings in class and at home. Carol McGuinness is a fantastic life coach who had the ability to focus in, quite quickly, on the possible reasons for Ciaran's lack of self confidence and self-belief and was able to adapt and use each session effectively to ensure that her methods were as helpful and productive to meet Ciaran's needs. I personally valued the follow up calls which helped me to understand different ways we could help him as a family. We are delighted with his progress and thank Carol most sincerely for all she has done for him. We truly believe he is a much happier more confident little boy as a result of the time he has spent with her.
I was dealing with a very stressed out 18 year old Leaving Cert student who was also dealing with the uncertainty that Covid 19 has brought. I was fortunate to come across Tracey and The Confidence Clinic, it truly was a turning point for both myself and my daughter. Tracey offered a safe place where my daughter was able to speak freely about her worries and also gave her some coping mechanisms/reading material and ways to improve her self esteem and manage her stress. The difference in her is unbelievable which in turn has taken the awful worry from me. I can’t thank Tracey enough and would highly recommend her.
“I would highly recommend Tracey and The Confidence Clinic to the parents of any teenage kids that are struggling out there. Tracey was brilliant working with my daughter and helping her through a very difficult time. Tracey gave my daughter the confidence to look at herself and take responsibility for her actions. She has guided her through a hard time with difficulties with friends and gave her the tools to put herself out there and make new friends. Tracey is very clued in to the struggles that teenagers face within the world of Social Media. Thanks a million Tracey for everything!!
I simply cannot recommend or praise Caoimhe skills enough. I’ve called on Caoimhe twice for two of my children over the years for two very different reasons and both times I’ve been so happy with the changes in them and the difference I felt she made.
Caoimhe has an amazing ability to empower a child to find the solution within themselves which gives them life skills that they will always have and can draw on forever. I found her to be very professional but genuinely caring at the same time. I felt like I had huge support for myself as well as my child. She is just a gem and I’ll always be grateful to her.
‘Our 11 year old daughter had been doing competitive gymnastics for almost 7 years but had run in to some difficulties with certain skills after a fall, which was causing persistent issues for her over a period of 2 years. When we took her to see Caoimhe her confidence was very low which was affecting her progression but more importantly her ‘love’ for the sport. Caoimhe was fantastic with her and they immediately had a great rapport. Together they worked through her all of her concerns and from there Caoimhe provided her with lots of confidence building techniques & tips to help both at home and in the gym. Within a few weeks she was back doing almost all of the skills she had difficulty with and continues to re-build her confidence in her own ability. I can honestly say Caoimhe helped her to find her mojo and that spark again and there is no stopping her now! Thank you for everything Caoimhe.’
'Thank you so much for all the help you have given her these past weeks. It's so wonderful and such a relief to see, as if a weight has been lifted from her little shoulders. The difference now that she can walk away from any stress or drama and not carry it with her is fantastic. We really appreciate it. Thanks again!'
'Caoimhe I can't thank you enough for helping (son's name), he's now like a different child, he is confident going into school, he has more friends and mostly he's happy when he comes home, no more tears thank God. He has come such a long way in a few weeks. He doesn't have the same hang ups and hardly cares what anyone thinks, he's no longer the one thing I worry about morning noon and night.'
Teenagers can be a tough audience but we are thrilled with the recent feedback from Students who recently participated in The Confidence Clinic Exam Stress and Study Motivation Workshop:
- In 2020, Caoimhe delivered these workshops to total of 422 6th year students in 5 Schools - 86% found the workshop useful and 82% scored the workshop 7 or above.
- In 2019, 95% of Leaving Cert students who attended this workshop, scored the workshop 7 or above out of 10 (4 even gave us an amazing 11/10!)
- 99% said they would recommend the workshop to others.
When asked what was the most important thing they learnt; here are a sample of the comments:
- "To believe in myself"
- "To be confident"
- "That I can do anything I want"
- "That the Leaving Cert isn't the be all and end all of everything"
- "That everything will be okay in the end"
- "To change your self-talk"
- "Breathing is very important in managing stress"
- "That it is not too late to change my habits"
- "That negative thinking will not take me anywhere. Being positive will help me forever in life"
- "That I am worthy of being stress-free"
- "That you can control and change stress"
- "Being confident and know that I am capable"
- "To make the most of our time and not to put ourselves down"
- "How to change my negative thoughts into motivation"
- "The positive mindset can help me work harder"
- "To take a step back and realize my goals"
Feedback from Leaving Cert (Final Year) Exam Students 2016
'My mindset towards the Leaving Cert and Study has changed'
'I've learned how to be in control of my breathing when feeling stressed'
'I will be more motivated to study'
'I've learnt to believe in myself and stay calm'
'I've learnt how to be mindful'
'I've learnt how to be calm'
'The meditation really let me relax and let me feel free'
Son was pulling hair out March 2017
Hi Caoimhe I just wanted to update you on (Son's name). He is flying along and not touching his hair at all since our visit to you. I got a note home from his teacher to say he's really improving in School and tonight I got a text from his soccer manager to say he can't get over the improvement in him!! (I didn't speak to him at all). I told (Son's name) earlier that we really should pop out to you to say a massive thanks for all your help and he said sure can't I just send her a text!!! I'm so delighted to see his confidence slowly returning. So thanks so much from both of us. We really appreciate all. That's the third one of my kids you've fixed!!'