Hi, my name is Alissa Boyer and I completed the ARE program this past summer and I had a great experience.
I recommend the course to every highly sensitive person that I know. One of my favorite things about this program is that it's live on zoom. I think it's really great to have time set aside for yourself each week to learn and grow.
As a highly sensitive person. I'm often taking care of other people and always putting others first and sometimes forgetting to fill my own cup. It was really great to have this set time each week to focus on me to learn more about myself and how to support myself, and you most definitely learn how to do that in the ARE program.
One of my favorite things that we learned was emotion regulation. I think this is essential for all highly sensitive people to know how regulate their emotions.
I can't say enough good things about this course, I believe it is essential for every highly sensitive person to take this course. In order to not only learn more about yourself but also learn how to interact better with the people in your life and how to just live a more fulfilling life as a sensitive person.
Taking the ARE course was a significant journey into my personal exploration of being an HSP.
Knowing that being highly sensitive is a relevant aspect of my personality, I didn’t know how to use this important characteristic to my advantage. Slowly but surely, the path was revealed.
In this course you will learn how to accept, comprehend, and thrive with this meaningful part of who you are. Practical exercises, videos, suggested reading material, podcasts, slide presentations, guest speakers, and other information will be utilized.
In my opinion, the participants in the course will be a significant part of this experience. Why? You will know that you’re not alone. There are others like you who understand your journey and you will have the opportunity to interact with them. The course may seem daunting but be good to yourself.
Transformation is within your reach.
Hey! I’m Vanessa,
I wanted to share a little bit about my experience with the ARE course.
I never knew what an HSP was before this course. Learning about what it means and why I am the way I am has really been life-changing for me. I always knew I felt different but never really knew why and what it meant.
This course has not only been helpful for me but also for my nine-year-old son. He has had sensory issues since he was a baby. This course was a huge benefit to us both. Being able to understand myself has helped me understand him and his needs.
Doing this course was definitely out of my comfort zone. I was extremely nervous at first. It was really powerful to meet with a group of people that have the same thoughts and feelings as I do. As the weeks went on I got more and more comfortable. About midway through the course I was able to share with the group. That is something I was terrified of before. I felt so empowered after my first share. That was the highlight of the course for me.
I loved the course so much and got so much out of it. I have decided to sign up for the next one. Matt is brilliant at what he does. He has helped so many people. I highly recommend going on this journey with Matt and the other HSP’s you will meet.
I did the ARE course and I'm still getting great benefit from it.
This course has given me more insight into who I am, who I want to be and who I will be in the future.
Learning to having more awareness of my self and the people around me has helped me to connect deeper than before. I've become more aware of possible triggers and how to deal with and or avoid those situations.
I've become more authentic and grounded following this course. This course will help you in so many ways and covers a wide range of knowledge that you will help anyone in what ever stage of life you are in.
The support and understanding is amazing from everyone that is in the course and especially the course facilitators.
The lack of feeling like I belonged was one of the biggest reasons I chose to take the ARE program.
The ARE program provided me with a sense of community to other sensitive people. I was able to see so much of myself in all these other people and it helped me to not feel alone.
The community helped me understand what I was going through and why I viewed my sensitivity the way I did before taking the course. Connecting to the community taught me to start to view my sensitivity as a strength.
I felt like once I had that sense of community I felt safer to talk more and share my experiences. It’s amazing what can happen in 8 weeks!
If you are looking to understand your sensitivity and connect to a community of people just like you, then I highly recommend taking the ARE course.
There are many coaches out there and I specifically chose Matt. Firstly because we shared the same burden of shame and toxic masculinity. Secondly because Matt understands the shame growing up gay and the effects that has had on little me. The outcome is that I am very happy I made this decision because Matt is a really good coach.
Matt has a unique skill that is his empathy. This enables him to "feel" what is going on and it helped me during my sessions to get a grasp of what was really going on below the surface. I love how open Matt is about his own journey that showed me I am not alone there.
We have worked through some of my issues and step by step it enabled me to peel off the protection layers to get to my true self, my authentic self. Some topics might feel heavy such as shame, but they are very impacting on my life. I was happy to work with Matt to feel these feelings and the triggers I had as a consequence of that.
I am glad I got to know Matt and am convinced he is of added value if you want to get to know your authentic self as well.
I can attest to Matt's approach and how warm, kind, loving, empathetic and genuine he is. You won't regret working with him. He is life saving. Thanks again Matt for allowing me to find the real me that I am happy to love and honor.
“Matt’s work on authenticity is incredibly relatable, insightful, grounded in expansive knowledge and wisdom, and is deeply engaging.”
“Matt’s genuine and compassionate approach holds space for true transformation.”