I arrived in Levallois and I went directly to the apartment building where Myriam gives her consultations. The building is really nice, and the apartment even more so. The friendly atmosphere makes me relax as soon as I walk in the door. Even though the noise of the street is close, the warmth of the place is an escape from the goings-on in the outside world. The décor is peaceful and the objects in the apartment have been well chosen and represent a particular taste for art and relaxation. The session starts off slowly, in a relaxed fashion. I sink into the couch that seems to have been put there just for me. Often, I have a hard time getting out what bothers me; however the complete attention and patience of the therapist makes me feel very comfortable. For over an hour, she asked me questions such as, the feeling I get when the plane starts to accelerate, given the fact that I am afraid of flying. Myriam helped me become aware of different elements that I can use to help me to be more confident of my abilities, and, in the end, I accepted that airplane pilots are truly and highly qualified to safely transport their passengers. Myriam takes note of all of the little details she picks up on in the session and with these notes she makes a personalised follow-up for every session. Each sentence flows increasingly easier, I feel safe and soon these sentences turn into a river of words. She asks me to close my eyes and concentrate on her voice, very pretty and smooth — quite pleasant. It is a voice that at first seems a bit far away and then comes closer and closer. I get lost in time and space at this moment. The mental images become more and more vivid. Her words take on their symbolic value. All contact with the surrounding chaos is broken. This interpersonal voyage lasts half an hour. When I open my eyes again I am under the impression that I was in a deep dream. Then, we have an agreeable debriefing about the session.
I went to go buy a plane ticket for a 15-hour flight one week later, feeling very calm. Now, I can fly without that fear in my stomach. I can't wait to fly these days!
Over the course of my NLP sessions, I have made a lot of progress and am able to tackle my problems more effectively. I have become more self-confident thanks to the different techniques that I learn with my coach: expressing myself in a different way, refocusing my thoughts and learning how to put a comment or a situation into context as opposed to seeing them as a single, independent element. Using these techniques I feel liberated because I have learned how to take control of the problems in my life.
I also value the Ericksonian hypnosis sessions, which allow me to let go of everything. I listen to my coach who helps me to visualise images that correspond to my problems and that guide me toward ways of feeling better.
I feel better about myself, and have regained the desire to do things in both my personal and professional life.
I have gone twice to personal counselling. I found the first person on the Internet and the second through my neighbour. I went because my relationship was not working out and we almost separated, but deep down inside I did not want to reach that point. The first time I went, it was with a person who, in my opinion, was not competent. She was too technical. I didn't really feel in touch with what she was saying. Her voice bothered me, and she never made me feel comfortable. She was very nice, but I was under the impression that she was judging me. She told me that if my husband, with whom I had had verbal arguments, was violent, that I could call the police. That was not what it was about between my husband and me. Six months later I went to see someone else, Myriam Roure, the second psychologist, and I felt very much at ease. She radiated calmness.
I remember when I was young, living in Tunisia, an uncle of some friends of mine was very abusive, and I suffered the consequences of it. Let's call him “Mr. X”, so as to not reveal his identity. My husband has the same name as “X”, and each time I would hear the name, I would be reminded of the abuser from my childhood
Hypnosis helped me to break the connection I made between my husband's name and the name of the abuser. I remember feeling more comfortable in the sessions. I started by erasing everything around me and then imagining a place, in a forest, where I felt safe. Myriam guided me through, going deeper and deeper into the forest. At one point there was a path on the right, and I took the path and continued to go through the forest. I stumbled upon a waterfall that all of a sudden dried up. The therapist asked me what I saw. I couldn't see anything. Then she asked me if there was any noise or someone beside me. At that moment I saw an animal, a panther that was staring at me. A person that resembled the evil wizard in Lord of the Rings was also there. I was not that afraid of the evil wizard because I knew, I felt, that the panther was there to protect me. It was like a feeling of being safe that I was discovering. A feeling that I have always had with my husband and that I was in the process of getting back. Over time, I have been able to rediscover my husband, which is truly wonderful because at one point we were like two strangers to each other.
I will attend the sessions again to overcome a certain malaise I have. I have a few bad habits, and one in particular is that I bit my nails, something that I have done since I was a child and have to stop!
More than ever I was in need of help. In the news and all around me people who had gone through the experience were talking about the benefits of coaching. I stumbled upon Myriam's Website, coachplanet.net that offered therapeutic care and coaching to individuals and companies. She was very warm and communicative on the phone with me. We right away made an appointment for 12 noon at her office in Levallois.
We talked a lot and the setting seemed perfect for talking naturally about the things going on in my day-to-day life, my habits and lifestyle that I wanted to improve. Myriam knew immediately how to make me relax; her personality is a mixture of stability, enthusiasm, warmth and intelligence. She does not judge. She tunes right into your emotions and your pain. Her expertise makes you trust her. She dives right into the heart of your suffering and flips it over like a glove to turn them into strengths and qualities. Her way of accompanying you through the process is impeccable. Her psychological support is excellent. In a society like ours where cold individualism has devoured anything remotely altruistic, it is nice to know that one can count on the devotion and understanding of a person so active and who has obvious skills in promoting change. If there is a guardian angel in Levallois, Myriam is her name. It is not that she has a magic wand that changes everything when she waves it and the patient has nothing to do - far from it. It is only the patient that can create his own happiness. But the patient needs to have the proper tools. And Myriam is the instrument that adapts to the patient's needs. She pampers you and she guides you toward success with unparalleled determination.
I sought coaching to become more effective and independent in managing my life. More concretely, my goal was to transform my professional life, to manage my time well, improve the quality of my relationships with the people around me, get to know myself better, my strengths, my aspirations and lastly to improve my personal relationships
From the very first session, I saw Myriam Roure as a very dynamic and lively person. She wore fairly modern clothes and had short hair that gave me the impression that she had a strong personality. She works with ease and self-assurance. Compared to other therapists, I found that conversation was more geared toward efficiency and fast results, given that she is not only a psychotherapist but a coach. Her office is well organized and pleasant.
She first asked me what my objectives were. I had to define them in concrete, concise and positive terms. After that, she asked me to lie down and fixate on a point and she guided me toward a state of relaxation with her calm voice.
Both my mind and my body relaxed. I was completely conscious of what my body was feeling. At that point, Myriam asked me to imagine a person experiencing a situation that was linked to the objective that we had established earlier on in the session. I was imagining this scene that was pleasant and filled with serenity and pleasure. If all of a sudden bad feelings came to my mind, Myriam asked me to take a step back by imagining that I was watching a film on the screen and that I could push the rewind button of the VCR to change my thoughts and make them more pleasant at my will.
She asked me to make a sign using my finger to tell her that the scene was to my liking. Once the film was over, she asked me to imagine that I jumped on to the screen and became the person that I saw earlier. Lastly, she helped me become gradually conscious of the environment around me, such as the sounds and objects in the room, and the position I was in. A bit sleepy, I opened my eyes, and I felt as though I were in the same state as before I fell asleep, but continued to feel the same tranquillity that I felt under hypnosis. I remembered everything that had happened and remained master of my thoughts. The hypnosis sessions gradually changed my way of thinking. I learned how to focus more on my objectives, on my current situation and on the future as opposed to on my problems and the past.
I also learned how to be more confident and positive. The hypnosis sessions through NLP coaching have changed the way I deal with my day-to-day life and I live my life with greater ease. Hypnosis has broken the obstacles without having had to force myself to get to that point.
I believe that with this method we progress more if we have a well-defined objective. It is true. All of the work done in coaching sessions is only valuable if we want to reach our goals, and just before our sessions, Myriam would often remind me of my original purpose, to emphasize this important aspect.