Testimonials

meditation classesEdita Atteck

When I first contacted Edita, my goal was to learn to meditate, and my hope was that meditation would help me slow down and rediscover the simple pleasures in life. My actual experience has exceeded my initial expectations.

After an exploratory meeting, I joined the weekly classes and also invested in private sessions. During this journey of self-discovery, I have completed the ‘My Wholeness Revolution’ e-course, used the guided practices, and have attended group classes and workshops. Edita is a warm and caring individual, and she has provided me with an exceptional level of support and guidance.

The greatest gifts have been a renewed sense of well-being, and peace of mind. Clearing the noise has allowed me to live in the moment. Edita continues to challenge me, in a caring and respectful manner. And the transformation in me has changed the way people respond to me, in a way I could not have imagined.

I highly recommend Edita. She is a talented, genuine, supportive teacher who is making the world a better place, one student at a time.

Marianne Morton, Burlington, Ontario

Like a fish to water! This is the best way I can describe my experience of taking Edita’s classes and workshops. This was not what I was expecting.  After some time of being quietly intrigued with the idea of learning to quiet my mind, I did some research and fortunately found Edita Atteck.

I began taking her group sessions several months ago and the experience has been nothing short of profound. It is, like anything else, a practice which takes time to develop the skills. The group is a supportive and welcome place to gather. The learning has been exceptional; I credit Edita with her vast knowledge of the body’s response to stress from a physiological standpoint.

In addition, I attended Edita’s workshops on the body’s response to stress and illness, and found it very informative and transformative. I have introduced 2 other family members to Edita and do not hesitate to refer her to others.

Thank you Edita, I am very happy to have you in my life!

Krista Wright, Recruiting Concepts, Burlington, Ontario

My greatest gifts and takeaways from my accountability partnership with Edita over the last couple of years include:

I gave myself the permission to honestly tell someone what I really feel without worrying about repercussions or fear of confrontation. I feel empowered to be myself. I now share my feelings and my truth sincerely from a place of love and peace.

Edita has helped me create balance and boundaries in my life. She helped me realize how easily I can get unstuck from my worries about what someone else may be thinking. Instead, I learnt to take full responsibility for what I feel and think, while being empathic toward others and myself.

I learnt to trust the wisdom of my body. I am setting myself free from self-imposed limitations and restrictions. I feel more whole.

Edita has helped me unify all the layers of my life’s stories and my life long desire to grow and heal, and finally reach a place where synergy, union, and harmony feel real.

I’ve learnt to become non-negotiable with my commitment to myself. I’ve embraced that it’s my privilege and my responsibility to become who I AM.

Anne Jollymore, Burlington, Ontario

I decided to invest in myself through Edita in order to overcome a very difficult and painful separation and divorce.

I could have chosen the simpler route and numb my anxiety and fears with medication, but instead, I chose to learn about myself. I decided to acquire skills in releasing my stress, pain, and emotional overwhelm. I wanted to be free from my excessive thinking and feel empowered, instead of becoming a victim.

After about seven months of coaching, I feel like I am back to being a strong and independent woman like I used to be. Edita’s words of wisdom resonated with something inside of me.

Through her coaching, home practices I was given, tools that I learnt, and healthier eating, I now feel that all the possibilities are out there waiting for me. I am now more determined to live the life I wanted. I am no longer afraid.

Valarie McMahon, Burlington, Ontario

I am forever grateful to have met Edita & learn so many useful tools to guide me through my daily life; whether it be personal or business.

Prior to seeking her guidance I simply reacted to the obstacles & lessons life threw my way; never paying any attention to my emotions & often bottling them deep inside. She has enabled me to look at things from a different perspective; and also to pay attention to my emotions & when my body is sending me messages.

I’ve learned techniques to stay in the present; rather than getting stressed about what “may be” ahead or stuck in what “was behind”. I have gone from a place of “trying to stay afloat” to learning ways to be in the moment & better time manage a very hectic work & family schedule.

Now I try to take a day at a time and realize that my brain & nervous system has been wired a certain way for a very long time and to just be easy on myself when I naturally want to slip back into old thinking patterns. I really find Edita’s workshops, online courses & guided practices help keep me on track & continue to guide me during my journey to being a better me.

Andrea Seventikidis, Milton, Ontario

I want to express how much I benefited from Edita’s mindfulness coaching. I can honestly say that I have experienced noticeable positive change in my life including improved relationships and overall improved decision-making. Please allow me to connect the dots for you to better appreciate the compelling change for the better that can be achieved.

For me, I have already benefited from a heightened awareness of emotions and feelings, and the sense of peace and control achieved from such awareness. The ability to remove the self-imposed limitations on success in all relationships, and experience almost infinite compassion, is a real possibility now.

I can see how achieving greater awareness of body and how emotions and feelings are felt, avails the control over the outcome of these emotions….how they are expressed….the ability to tactfully enforce your boundaries through more thoughtful and appropriate responses… ability to chill…no worries.

The opportunity to change the negative and limiting habitual emotional responses to thoughts and feelings is real. How could a person expect to be the best and happiest they could be without this self-awareness?

Ed Rogers, Burlington, Ontario

I found Edita’s My Wholeness Revolution e-course to be a valuable resource as I pursue the challenge of my personal transformation and wholeness journey.

The course offers support in not only understanding stress and anxiety from an intellectual point of view, but it provides steps to actually change the way I experience life.

Numerous, easy to follow, and short sensory practices supported by relevant information presented in videos have provided the framework for my journey.

With the help of the e-course and Edita’s guidance through private sessions, I now have hope and confidence that this process will change my life.

Andrea Shelenko, Stoney Creek, Ontario

Edita’s guidance was transformative. She provoked me to think in new ways, less ego-based and more grounded in self-compassion.

In a few sessions she taught me a great deal about living in healthier relationship with myself and others. I am learning to be guided through body awareness and to trust in my ability to forgive and let go. She also inspired confidence to realize my goals by creating timelines and offering practical suggestions as my accountability partner.

It is an honour and a privilege to work with someone as knowledgeable, inspiring, and caring as Edita, and I look forward to continuing this journey of self-discovery with her assistance.

Marilyn Reaume, Stoney Creek, Ontario

Edita takes body wisdom and the importance of having a healthy nervous system to a deeper level.

Her workshops help you to truly become more aware of how and what your body is telling you. This knowledge is valuable for anyone, anywhere.

I highly recommend Edita and her workshops.

Mary Ryan, Burlington, Ontario

Not only is the workshop and content helpful, but your energy and enthusiasm to be with us in the moment makes the session so much more meaningful for me. I noticed a shift for me yesterday.

Thank you for your amazing being, sense of humour, and your grace.

Carla Stewart, Hamilton, Ontario

I am really grateful for attending Edita’s workshop on Understanding Emotions. Edita is very passionate about what she does.
She is well organized, articulate, a strong communicator, and has a warm presence.

Ian Thompson, Guelph, Ontario

After attending the first monthly series of your classes and your Workshop on Emotions, I can tell you that I am much more relaxed and feel hopeful. I am more able to trust and let things happen naturally. I am not thinking ahead all the time and I am living more in the moment.

The metaphor you used to explain the role of our mind during the class, literally changed my life.

Dolores Lester, Burlington, Ontario

Edita is 100% engaging and honest. From the moment we met, she spoke genuinely from the heart. Her voice during meditation practice is soft yet strong and always creative.

Edita can read people intuitively and puts us at ease using humour and open vulnerability. Edita is a delightful teacher because she gives guidance in a deep, positive way that effects real and lasting change.

Andi Rodgers, Burlington, Ontario

Your workshop on emotions was great! My biggest takeaways were the empathic practices (so key for me to learn how to deal with certain emotions)… and that emotions are “fluid”, and that no emotion is “bad”.

With raising a small family this will really help to make sure that I don’t project suppressing emotions, and allow my girls to “feel” all their feelings: anger, sadness, happiness, joy, etc.

Brian Bedenikovic, Waterdown, Ontario

“It is very difficult to express in words what practicing with Edita has done for me; all I know is that when I’m not practicing, I find myself loosing balance in my life. I not only treat others disrespectfully, but mostly treat myself with little respect.

I’ve managed to understand that I am not my emotions, and that emotions are mine to observe. Can’t wait to continue this amazing journey with Edita, and see where it will take me!”

Efren Castillo, Milton, Ontario

“Words that come to mind when I think of Edita and her work include: genuine, skilled, committed and honest. These are all crucial gifts that she brings to her interactions, and certainly ones that she shared with me during my life coaching sessions.

I sought out Edita as guide and mentor, to help me “re-view” and reconnect with the life I was living. She helped me enormously to do that; to see and feel the truth about my connection with the Universe and with myself. It’s hard to put into words the true value of that, but to me it is and was a great gift, one that I continue to integrate into my daily practice.

I know Edita could have chosen a mainstream career that would have yielded more material wealth and status. Instead, she has chosen to follow her heart and soul as a teacher and guide to those of us who have become a little (or a lot) lost in our own busyness, our own “doing”.

I recommend her without reservation to anyone who seeks help and guidance in “being”. Edita is an experienced and gifted life-teacher.”

Dr. Ed Hughes MB ChB MSc FRCS(C), Professor Emeritus, McMaster University

I came across this note and it made me cry. I think about you when I read it. I have it saved. Thank you Edita!

“The best kind of people are the ones that come into your life, and make you see the sun where you once saw clouds. The people that believe in you so much, you start to believe in you too. The people that love you, simply for being you. The once in a lifetime kind of people.”

Erica Nunes, Burlington, Ontario

After a year of working with Edita and attending weekly meditations sessions I can finally say that I am feeling like a new person.

My mind will continue to try to pull me in negative directions but instead of catastrophizing and believing these thoughts…. I will simply let them flow.

My personal journey brought me to Edita and I believe that it gave me a much better understanding of how to lead a more fulfilling, happy life.

Thank you Edita.

You can read the full version of Kristen’s journey here.

Kristen McIntyre, Oakville, Ontario

Edita is a very kind & loving person who is very passionate about helping others. She has inspired me to get to the root of my emotions & really “feel” them.

She has given me tools to be more aware of what is causing me stress & anxiety; and how to find my way through to the other side. I am starting to look at life & its ups & downs from a different mindset and that’s very empowering!

I have tried a number of different specialists over the last couple of years to get to the bottom of my physical & emotional challenges but I have found by far the best results with Edita. Her follow up, encouragement and devotion to my health & happiness have made the world of difference. I look forward to seeing her each week!

Andrea Seventikidis, Milton, Ontario

Overall my experience with you and your program has been amazing. I’m truly thankful and so happy that I found you.

Since I started seeing you in summer, I have noticed how much change has happened in me. The feeling of uneasiness that I carried in my gut for so long is permanently gone.

Maja Colic, Burlington, Ontario

I am finding your retreats absolutely calming and soothing my inner me. If I were to use the river analogy, I came to your event (twice) like a river going through the rapids…I am finding myself tangled in emotions and I feel my mind is constantly moving from one sad thought to another.

However, I left both retreats feeling like a river going through a peaceful and calm valley trusting that I am taking steps towards being happier, more content, and peaceful. Thank you.

Kate Hlavnicka, Brampton, Ontario

I don’t endorse anything I don’t love– and I LOVE Edita’s guided recordings. But be warned. You WILL get so relaxed you’ll probably fall into a deep, restful sleep and then not give a darn about your to-do list.

Erika Lyremark, Author & Creator of The Glamorous Business Guidance

Edita, you are genuine and I can really tell that you believe in what you “preach”. I feel more balanced and able to better deal with stress. The biggest one is that I trust you.

Romana Fabicka, Burlington, Ontario

Prior to attending Edita’s practice sessions there were times that I experienced anxiety, headaches and neck pain which I attributed to work related stress and anger.

Edita has provided me the tools through practice tips and group practices to detach myself from stress and anger eliminating the physical ailments caused by these emotions.

I look forward to the calmness, peacefulness and relaxation that I often experience in attending Edita’s group sessions. I go away from the practice with the confidence that continuing with the sessions and practice tips will allow me to experience a more peaceful, healthy and fulfilling life.

Barry Clarke, Lynden, Ontario

The Awakening program’s recordings are beautifully done. I am grateful to have met you and been exposed to the quality of your work.

At bedtime every evening I listen to a recording; my mind gets calmed down after only a couple of minutes. There is no doubt I will be making use of these well into the future.

Tracy William Mckim, Burlington, Ontario

After a bout of Shingles at the age of 36, I knew I had to find a way to deal with my stress. I was burning the candle at both ends, and needed to figure out how to cope. I decided to try meditation.

I tried CDs from the library, and although I knew I was on the right track, I knew I needed something more. I found everything that I needed and more in my classes with Edita. Her meditation classes have helped me to be present in my life, and have helped me to figure out what is important in my life.

Meditation is the vehicle to a better life and Edita provides the best directions. In my day to day life I repeat to myself the wisdom that Edita has taught me in her classes. I am so lucky to have found Edita, and so grateful that I have had the opportunity to be a part of her meditation classes.

Claire Broome, Oakville, Ontario

The beginning of your session yesterday will resonate with me forever. You spoke about how one can become stuck in the flight or fight mode losing all connection with innate ability to trust and just accept their current situation.

For over a year, I remained in that state fighting my body, losing sleep and eventually I slipped into depression. Finally, I am beginning to realize that I wasn’t broken and I am slowly beginning to find my way home.

I still have moments where my thoughts turn negative, I struggle with sleep, and my anxiety comes back. However, I can now see a light at the end of the tunnel and with your words I can turn back toward my authentic self.

Thank you for helping me and guiding me through this incredible journey called LIFE.

Kristen McIntyre, Oakville, Ontario

Who knew that meditation could help with some personal struggles! I knew very little about meditation until I met Edita and experienced her classes.

She has opened up a whole new world of strategies for coping with stress in addition to sleepless nights in my life.

Her wonderful insight has helped me focus on living in the present moment. Edita can take me away through her practice of meditation to stunning landscapes of serenity.

Andi Rodgers, Burlington, Ontario

I feel an instant release of any tension listening to your inspiring intro at each class – always the perfect segway as you begin to guide me through my meditation.

Thanks to you it is the one place, I place no judgment upon myself as you have taught me that every practice is exactly as it is meant to be. My gratitude extends far beyond the immediate sessions. Thank you Edita!

Siobhan Breton, Oakville, Ontario

I am dedicated to Edita’s Transformation Program and I see the benefits daily. I am discovering skills in me where I didn’t dare dip into previously. I have confidence and I am brave. I know I am exactly where I should be.

Edita has helped me get on the path that was waiting for me. I feel re-energized, cherished, softer, creative and I even feel that I inspire others around me – my family and friends have noticed my growth. They are opening their eyes to my new way of living and often ask me how I do it.

The most important change I have felt is love for myself. I love myself today! I feel respect for myself. I feel thankful for myself. Loving who you are is the most pleasurable and encouraging feeling to have.

Forever grateful to have found Edita. My life, my family, my friends, my everything has changed for the better. I accept everything and everyone as my teachers. Nothing can stop me from achieving my best self. I am in love with my journey. I am dedicated to creating a better version of myself and I am enjoying every step of the way.

You can read the full version of Erica’s transformation journey here.

Erica Nunes, Burlington, Ontario

My life changed drastically 2 years ago. Since then I have been extremely stressed, anxious and unhappy a lot of the time. Since meeting Edita, a couple of months ago, her calming demeanor, kindness and true dedication to her skills are very evident. Edita really believes in what she does, she genuinely cares about people and their struggles.

The experiences I have been introduced to…how to quieten the mind, breathing techniques, learning to focus on the moment and especially to take time for myself, have already made a great difference in my life. With the guidance and care I have been shown, I now have some tools to help me experience calmness and peacefulness regularly. Thank you Edita for who you are and what you do.

Beryl Cooper, Burlington, Ontario

Edita is a very caring person who was very excited to help our office relieve some of our stress. The effect that people noticed even from short sessions was unbelievable. Although we only spent 30 minute sessions with her she taught us very beneficial breathing and relaxation techniques that many of us have never had the opportunity to learn or know about before.
Her calm and gentle voice was very relaxing as she introduced us to the power of meditation.

Many of our employees expressed that they felt calm, positive, refreshed, open minded, energized and more focussed after a session with Edita. She is very passionate about helping others.
Any other businesses that are thinking about offering this type of service to their employees should sign up right away – the benefits are substantial!

Thanks very much Edita.

Thrillworks Inc., Burlington, Ontario

What initially started as a motivation to heal physically has morphed into a significant healing process from the inside out. And just the beginning too! I have so far to go still!

I am hopeful though that more change is to come, as I am sleeping so much better and feel clarity in my daily thoughts that I know was not there before I started on this journey with you. It is both a pleasure and an honour to listen to you and absorb your wisdom and grace.

Melanie Smith, Burlington, Ontario

I first met Edita by taking her meditation classes. I felt connected and knew in my soul that this was the person who could help me through my journey. Since then I have been having sessions with Edita on a weekly basis and I feel so much more empowered and strong.

I am learning to break the old patterns of negative thinking and reframing it into a challenge for myself. I am now exercising, eating better and I can walk with my shoulders back. She coaches me, she makes me accountable and she is genuine.

The answers truly are inside of each of us. And the ones that won’t surface do….after a session with her and her kind way of leading you to see the light.

Lori Glister, Burlington, Ontario

On Monday mother-in-law passed away after a long difficult battle with cancer. This news was so very painful for me to hear but we also felt some peace knowing she was no longer suffering.

This experience normally would have taken me to a place where I felt overwhelmed, had trouble sleeping and lost my footing. However, because of you and your ability to help me….. I haven’t done that.

The stress from the situation has remained under control and I have thrived knowing that my husband needs me more than ever.

Kristen Smith, Oakville, Ontario

After experiencing a significant emotional hardship in the 5th month of my pregnancy, I was desperate to find peace and eager to heal myself. During my first appointment, I found Edita to be professional, knowledgeable and compassionate.

During my sessions with Edita, I was able to find serenity and absolute relaxation. I always left her office feeling refreshed and rejuvenated in mind, body and spirit thanks to her healing hands and guided relaxation.

I firmly believe that my ability to find complete relaxation contributed to my positive labour and delivery experience.

I would recommend Edita’s services to anyone looking to experience positive outcomes for overall well being, and feel very blessed to have had her as a member of my healing support team.

Jodie Carr, Burlington, Ontario

Edita, I just want to let you know that I went for my MRI yesterday. It was my first time in that big machine. Anxiety and panic took over when I first went in. I had to stay in there for 45 minutes!!

But I have to say, thanks for the relaxation and breathing techniques, I was able to run the course with very minimal problems. I did well and I am very proud of myself.

I am very grateful to you! I am very happy I attended your meditation sessions. Thank you!!

Liliane D., Burlington, Ontario

Edita Atteck is a kind, nurturing, intelligent professional, who is dedicated to her own and other people’s wellness.

She has taught me so much, helped me in too many ways to mention. Her dedication to her profession is admirable, and I am blessed to have her in my life. Taking a journey with Edita, is to fulfil such important components of one’s life that go unattended.

I highly recommend Edita as a practitioner, meditation instructor, friend and mentor.

Joanne VandenBrink, Burlington, Ontario

When faced with a second knee replacement surgery, I thought that I would do things differently this time around. I would get myself balanced out by having two sessions with Edita. I opted for one session the day prior to the operation and for one the day after, while I was still in the hospital.

The first session not only gave me a sense of well-being, but also strengthened my leg to the extent that I found myself walking without the aid of a cane a few times. The benefits from the second session at the hospital were greater than anticipated. The pain from surgery was greatly reduced. Instead of requiring a pain killer every 4 to 6 hours, I could get by with just 2 extra strength Tylenol. As well, I could now do those physio exercises that I was unable to do four hours earlier.

A few days later, my physiotherapist informed me that I was a month ahead of schedule.

Caryl Verma, Burlington, Ontario

My husband and I started the journey to healing with Edita as our guide by attending meditation classes since October 2009.  It’s 2015 and we are still going strong.

Edita’s meditation classes have helped us discover the benefits of relaxation, handle better the stress at work, get a deeper and more restful sleep at night, and most important, stop thinking and start feeling our inner self. Thank you, Edita!

Cristina & Edi Sufrim, Burlington, Ontario

This past spring, I was going through a very challenging situation and was looking for some “me time” – a chance to get out of the house and do something for my physical and mental health. A close friend introduced me to Edita and I was instantly hooked.

It’s hard to explain but each session brings me more peace and tranquility. My mind feels clearer and I feel less stress. It is as though I can deal with any situation that comes along. Edita is professional, intelligent, empathetic, and sincere. Her voice and presence makes each interaction calming.

Our sessions and meditation have become a wonderful part of my daily life. I would recommend it to anyone. Thank you Edita!

Sue Huber, Burlington, Ontario

Once again I just want to tell you I am amazed at the peace meditation gives me and thank you for that.

Brenda Clarke, Lynden, Ontario

I really enjoy trying new things. Meditation was on my bucket list, things I wanted to try. I didn’t really know much about it, actually nothing. What I came to learn through Edita’s amazing instruction was so much more than I ever expected. Edita’s way of instructing was informative and her presentations were meaningful and relevant. She has the most soothing voice, I immediately felt surrounded by calmness. There was no pressure, there was no right and wrong, the process was non judgemental and kindness and compassion were always paramount.

After the first session I felt a great sense of joy. I actually managed to stop thinking, about what happened yesterday, the shopping list for tomorrow. Edita guided and encouraged us to just breathe. And even if we did start to wonder back to the “thinking”, she would bring us back without judgement to just breathe. I slept better than I had slept in years. My brain felt rested, if that makes any kind of sense.

Edita has a gift and she shares it with beauty and grace. She is a great teacher who is open hearted, accepting and lives what she believes, my spirit expanded as a result.

One of the most important lessons Edita shared and there were many, was to “live in the moment”, that all you really truly have is this moment you are in now… This way of thinking really stopped me, and I share it always. It sounds easy but it is hard to do. In its true essence it changes you and it did me. I find my new found gift; meditation brings me release of tears and tension. It brings more energy to my body, which in turn, helps clarify both my thoughts and feelings. It nourishes my body and my soul, it makes me happy.

Mirella Silvestri, Burlington, Ontario