Growing up without a father in the home, and a single mother with issues of her own, I came to Rick in need of understanding and processing both a father and a mother wound. As a result of our time together, Rick helped me to see that I was (as he described) fragmented and underwater. In that state I felt relegated and obligated (due to responsibilities and the expectations of others) to live out the rest of my life unhappy, irritable, and longing for more.
Through coaching sessions, I learned (among other things) to recognize and connect with different aspects of my personality... those that were in need of being freed. In addition, Rick helped me to recognize that I do have options and choice, and the power to navigate my emotions in more responsible and healthy ways in the future, so as to more positively influence and experience my life, marriage, and parenting.
The money, time, and effort that I invested in the process have been well worth it. I have no reservations in wholeheartedly encouraging other men seeking hope and help to take advantage of Rick's life experience and expertise.
As a 49 year old woman in a 30 year relationship I felt invisible and deeply unhappy. I wanted to divorce my husband but I had been enmeshed with him for so long I didn't know how to even start thinking about myself as an individual. I was petrified to move forward in anything. I had no idea where to start.
My free discovery with Rick was absolutely amazing. He was gentle and patient and he never patronized me. We worked through some initial father issues that I had that were blocking me from realizing my potential to be able to have boundaries and independence from my husband. Rick asked questions that astounded me and made me see myself in a different way.
In just a few months I had completed my resume, stopped being a servant at home, and gotten my own job and my own bank account. It was huge for me, and it made me feel incredible.
I can't say enough about how great Rick was at helping me. He changed my life. It was worth far more than I paid.
As all relationships are milestones for consciousness, my recent nine-week coaching with Rick Belden to work with and heal my Mother Wound is already a cornerstone work in my life.
I've been a coach for a good number of years, so when my last relationship triggered shadows along with shame and humiliation on the levels I had never experienced before, I came across Rick’s essay online, Men and the Mother Wound, and it really spoke to where I was.
From my first call with Rick I really felt like I was being guided through a healing process and a territory that I think very few coaches and counselors know as well as him.
Through the coaching, step by step, the bonds of my co-dependency have finally come off, and I am experiencing myself in a new way – as someone who matters more to himself and navigating the waters of relationships so much more freely now.