Testimonials

We are delighted to have been given permission to use these encouraging responses from participants across the range of our classes, workshops and lunches. Thank you!

“I very much enjoyed yesterday and thank you for everything and your kind words,  they meant a lot. I’m certainly looking at this as a life choice, a way of enjoying food to the full. Full of flavours, full of nutrition and full of colour.
……You’re both an inspiration, thank you.”
~ Stephanie from York  (re: Raw Food in Your Home)
A bit of everything..
Dessert Platter

 

“Thank you for providing us with such a delicious lunch – we all really enjoyed the fantastic food you prepared! I’m pretty sure we’ll be back again at some time or another for a bit more inspiration.”  ~ Val, Harrogate

 

 

Dessert Selection
Dessert Selection
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Brussel Sprout Salad

“Thank you both for the tastiest meal I’ve ever eaten. The colours, smells and textures of the stunning dishes you placed before us will live long in my memory. So grateful to you both for a truly superb afternoon. Can’t wait to see you again.” ~ Denise from Saddleworth with Aimee & James

 

The Raw Rainbow
The Raw Rainbow
Raw chocolate & mint hearts
Raw chocolate & mint hearts

“My daughter and I tucked into dishes from beetroot salad to creamy tomato soup, the variety of colourful dishes helped us see that a healthy, raw, plant based diet can be just as tasty and just as interesting as the alternatives.  It also involved heart shaped chocolates which will incidentally be the first recipe we will be attempting.  …..  I would thoroughly recommend lunch at Annette and Graham’s, for the vibrant food, charming mentors and the knowledge and experience you can take away with you.” ~ Vikki, York (her full review is on our Raw Lunches page) 

Cucumber Maritime Salad
Cucumber Maritime Salad
Berry Mousse
Berry Mousse

“The cucumber platter not only looked good to the eyes but tasted even better. Think of a bright summer day, the lazy sound of bees humming as you stretch back watching a cricket match elegantly being played out for your delectation and you artfully fork some of that dish into your mouth, close your eyes and allow the flavours to play out their game on your palate. The peach crumble was a delight, conjuring up warm summer afternoons in a country garden. And the berry mousse was a tantalising tour of my tastebuds which even now makes me salivate!! This is not just eating, this is becoming enchanted by a feast for the senses!” ~ Clare Simcock, (self-confessed lover of desserts and a raw food sceptic!)

“I have suffered from IBS for the past 7-8 years almost constantly except for the odd week here and there. Since starting Bodycalm meditation I have had an amazing improvement! Instead of constant pains,cramps,rumblings,nausea etc my symptoms have on the whole gone which is amazing!!!! I still get the odd little grumble but I can cope with that!!!  It feels strange to me that my stomach is quiet and I will certainly be carrying on with Bodycalm meditation. Just wanted to let you know how it has helped me and say thank you.” ~ Christine Geldart. Cleaner                                                                                                                                        
 “Just to say a very big ‘thank you’ for today.  We both really enjoyed every aspect of the day and gained huge amounts from the experience, which we know we will put into practice.  It was so relevant to us and the intimate nature of the course meant that we could really engage with what you were saying and feel able to try things out and discuss things openly.” ~ Lisa & Glenn (following an Art of Calm Experience Class)

 

“The great news is, that I am already finding the benefits, as I am sleeping better than I have done for years and I am more productive and organised each day. Thanks so much for introducing me to Body Calm. I am promoting its effects to everyone I know.” ~ Chris Uphill, Timble Nr Harrogate

“I was delighted with the [Body Calm] Workshop.  Annette has a lovely, honest and straightforward teaching style. The group seemed very relaxed and happy to offer comments at appropriate times.  I feel this first workshop was a great launch for what I hope will be an ongoing event at the Centre.” ~ Bernadette Bennison, Owner of Yorkshire Holistic Therapy Centre

“Has been a really informative, helpful, enjoyable day, with an enthusiastic, but ‘calm’ teacher in a perfect setting!” ~ Body Calm Workshop participant at Yorkshire Holistic Healing Centre

“A great insight into a technique of meditation which offers hope of greater insight into the problems of everyday life.” ~ Body Calm Workshop participant at Yorkshire Holistic Healing Centre

“I am delighted to provide very positive feedback for the recent Mind Calm workshop run by Annette and Graham Henry, in York. The workshop was practically based, just at the right pace and with many excellent, but uncomplicated, techniques, several of which I am already benefitting from on a daily basis. I am really enjoying the Meditation practice, even one for when you are busy with other things and with eyes open which I find stops my ‘internal chatterbox’ instantly! Also I found the Content/Context considerations very valuable. Having been a big fan of Eckhart Tolle’s excellent work on ‘Now’ I found this all an excellent form of ‘added value’ in a very practical sense, to a lot of his ideas! Although not previously into raw food myself I enjoyed trying out the lunch which was an interesting and flavoursome experience!” ~ JU – South Yorkshire

“I was slightly cynical before starting the Mind Calm sessions, but have found that not only during meditation but for a significant time afterwards, I am noticeably calmer and relaxed.” ~ JRF employee  

Ten months on from the workshop:   “I still practise Mind Calm every day and have found it really helpful, and also passed it on to my sister and best friend, who both said they have slept better as a result of using it.” ~ Shirley, East Yorkshire

“Sometimes it goes better than other times, but I’ve noticed moments when the other people were all keyed up whereas I stayed calm, when my vision began to narrow and I was tensing up but was able to break out of this, even moments when I could sustain concentration for longer on things that I’d found harder to do before.” ~ JRF employee  

“It was a super day! Annette delivered a wonderful workshop! & Graham sorted out the dining experience. The raw food was gorgeous, particularly loved the organic wheat & gluten free chocolate tart and I met some lovely like- minded people. I would highly recommend Mind Calm for anyone looking to create some serenity in their lives.” ~ Irene Forsyth, Reiki Master, York  

“I’ve just been for tea with R….. and we were talking about your class and both agreed what a great teacher you are which we are certain made the day more enjoyable as well as you creating a safe space for us to be open about our feelings and experiences during the day. I think sharing yours and Graham’s experiences and journeys was good to hear too.” ~JK  

“I liked the flexible approach the coach took to the method (‘do the bits that work for you’) and the positive but non-intrusive relationship she established with group members.” ~ JRF employee  

“If we are to be happy, creative and fulfilled in our work and other aspects of our life then we need a little more Mind Calm. The benefits this course has brought me extend into relationships with my family, quality of sleep, organisation and a much needed sense of calm.” ~ Jane Loewy, PE teacher, West Midlands  

“I really enjoyed the course, I thought you explained things really well and it made the book come to life!  ……………. I don’t know whether it is linked, but I also found myself being very efficient this week in everything I am doing.   …………….  It’s great because it hasn’t felt like a chore and I am actually looking forward to it.” ~ Anne-Laure  

“I am finding it really helpful, and hadn’t realised just how up-tight I get at times, and the ten minutes just let me drop my shoulders and take stock afterwards and things can be seen in a different light.” ~ HJS Cumbria  

“The world of sport offers great pleasure but can also provide many challenges, much like many other things in life. Over time, these challenges can be allowed to build, grow into problems, and we may begin to lose sight of what’s most important to our health and happiness. We were extremely fortunate to meet with Annette and be introduced to the concept of ‘Mind Calming’. With Annette’s knowledge and guidance, we were quickly able to raise awareness of our thoughts. This began to allow negativity to dissipate and allow our focus to shift back to what we find most important- happiness and health. After all, people tend to set out in life searching for happiness, be it within our hobbies, working life or relationships. The techniques we have learnt from Mind Calming sessions alongside Annette’s continued support is proving invaluable in our happiness both within our sport and in all aspects of everyday life.” ~ Jason Kilkie, Tennis Coach, Nottinghamshire  

“Wednesday lunchtime was a lovely calm place to be for half an hour!” ~ JRF employee  

“I think I sleep better. It has made me think differently about living for the present moment and not in the past or future.” ~ JRF employee  

“I really enjoyed the day. I learnt new ideas and it also reminds you of old learning which is good also. It was a lovely venue and the food was great.” ~ Stephanie Lewis-Vivas, Yoga Teacher, York  

“I just wanted to say thank you for a great course, I really enjoyed it and I am glad I came across it because it was something that I was looking out for. It is simple and doable which are two things that definitely help me as sometimes I get put off when things are too complicated!” ~ Lisa, Cumbria  

The two Mind Calm presentations for a Faculty Away Day were “very well received”. ~ Katie Simpson, Faculty of Education & Theology at York St John University  

“Thank you, Annette Henry for an interesting, thoughtful and calming day learning all about Mind Calm Meditation. I loved the practical approach and am keen to get practising.” ~ Liz Leech, The Body Clinic, Ulverston  

Please click on the name of the magazine to read this review from Aliz Tennant of one of our courses and published by  One&Other magazine. Thank you Aliz, we’re really  pleased you found it useful.