News and Reviews

I contributed to the following articles and below you will also find some client testimonials and book reviews.

In the News

A cultural experience

If you’re having a difficult time at work you may be struggling with a culture rather than a random pattern of events.

It’s not always talked about explicitly but the environment around you can have a huge impact on performance and on mental health – can you relate to any of these examples?


Forbes article

The Fomo of WFH

Are you struggling with seeing others go back to the office or socialising with colleagues while you can’t or don’t want to yet?

Whatever the reason, these feelings are completely natural and in this article you’ll find some tips for dealing with them.


Self-Awareness & Leadership

We all hold some preconceptions – both about ourselves and about leadership, which can limit our ability to lead well. These blindspots can come from our upbringing, education, social conditioning or be areas we dislike thinking about. Either way, this article may help to shed some new light on this important topic.

Not to be passive aggressive, but..

Do you find that sometimes the things you are saying land with a thud, or a joke is met with pained expressions instead of laughter? It’s easy to be passive aggressive without even realising – especially if it’s common in our culture (*cough* Britain).

Check out these phrases to see if you can improve your communication and through that your relationships and reputation.

Be Well and Prosper

In this long-form interview I share some of my tips for cultivating wellbeing in your life. There’s also quite a lot about my life and the lessons I’ve learned along the way.

Accidental neggy Nelly?

Being hypercritical can be way of getting rid of uncomfortable emotions quickly and making them someone else’s problem. It’s really good to do our personal admin in-house though, it helps us keep our integrity and our power. And it’s really good for our relationships. Check out the article for some great tips on overcoming this habit.

Work that mind-body connection!

If you’re interested in some great tips for boosting your mental and physical wellbeing, you might enjoy these simple but effective methods.

Communicate like a pro

It’s clear that not all emails are created equal. If you’re interested in taking your client communication to the next level these tips from experts might really help.

A glimmering light

This short article is about things we can look forward to after the pandemic. As is often the case, it is great to find joy in the small things – not just because it is more manageable – but because there’s a simplicity to it.

Train your brain for personal gain

I can’t resist a rhyme. I wrote this article on meditation for wellbeing and mental focus. Do I meditate consistently? Nope – but I still think it’s great and often revisit it. I recommend finding the way that works for you.

Use your gut to get out of a rut

Oh look at that, another rhyme. If you’re finding it hard to know what your gut is telling you, the clues in this article might really help. Many of us are more connected to our head-brain than gut-brain (instinct – not Krang from Ninja Turtles!) so if thinking is getting you precisely nowhere, maybe try something new.

Swift to anger, slow to get perspective

Are you a bit hot-headed and not sure what to do with that inconvenient rage that builds up and threatens to explode, taking your reputation with it? Or are you experiencing justified anger but struggling to put it to good use? This article might help give you some insights into handling and using this controversial emotion.

You say yes, I say no, no, no

If you ever find yourself agreeing to invites or requests that deep down you want to refuse, this article might be helpful. There are certain pressures and expectations that can feel bulletproof, but this shows you how to deploy a “no” effectively and blast them to smithereens. Well, a more peaceful version of that.

Here’s to anxious friends

A very eclectic article with tips for supporting people who are feeling anxious (I hesitate to say that nowadays we could just say “people”). It’s slightly more on the emotional-triage days of the early pandemic but I think a lot of the tips are still relevant.

Let that bit go

This is a compilation of tips from different people about letting go of expectations with some great different viewpoints. If you find that you have great expectations and equally great disappointments you may be able to turn things around (something Miss Haversham was never able to do).

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6 tips for living a life of meaning. Of course this is going to look very different for different people, but this is a great place to start. And, of course, knowing the right question is important.

The swinging 6c’s

I started this article and then around halfway through decided they had to all be ‘c’s. I’m not sure why but it was in line with #5 Consistency.

These tips may help to boost your happiness levels and perhaps give you pause for thought. Also I used to be Suzanne Waterworth, in case that’s confusing (oh, a 7th c).


What Clients Say

I recommend [Suzanne] in a heartbeat. One of the most powerful sessions I have ever experienced. I had the feeling she connected to my soul and reflected the messages I needed to hear with insight and care. She intuitively guided me to integrate what was needed for me to leave the session feeling physically and mentally lighter and at peace with-in. Don’t think twice, book your session.

– Nicola Moss

Her treatment is quite special: surprisingly uplifting and thought-provoking. And she made me laugh. Highly recommended.”

– Kerry Shale

with Suzanne’s gentle prodding and guidance we peeled back the layers of the proverbial onion. I got to realise the “truths” that i had believed and had been holding on to so dearly, can simply be let go of. Letting go brings lightness, and with that lightness comes clarity and strength – all from within. Yes, after years of searching and longing for “the answer” from outside sources – it was within me all along!

I have come so far since first meeting Suzanne, and my journey continues. I don’t think there is ever a “destination” to get to, but what I know is I am constantly looking back, with a smile on my face, at how far I keep coming….

Stay curious, and let Suzanne guide you gently through your own journey. Believe me, you will only ever look back to smile at the journey you too have made xx.”  

– Susan M, London

When I started working with Suzanne, I was unsure about the direction of my project and where I should be going with it. Suzanne helped me discern the difference between things I thought was important to me in my mind and what was really important to me when it came to my heart. This helped me make valuable decisions in terms of determining what were my priorities for the project and what made me happy.

– Scott Robinson, the Yogi Banker

Some reviews of my books

Perfect: A Self-Love Adventure

“‘Perfect: A Self-Love Adventure’, created by Suzanne Wylde is a book all about encouraging self-love. Written in rhyme, with a diverse cast of characters in the illustrations, this book contains the highly positive message that every child is perfect the way they are and whatever they may be feeling at the time: they are enough..

…‘Perfect: A Self-Love Adventure’ is a sweet picture book with a worthwhile and positive message for young readers.”

Charlotte Walker, A LoveReading4Kids Ambassador

picture of Perfect Book on Love Reading 4 Kids site

There were so many positive points to this book. I was very impressed with the teaching the children that they are perfect regardless of their differences, temporary situations or feelings. I love the “Let’s stop and do breathing exercises to re-center ourselves” exercises in the book. This is a very good tool to incorporate into a child’s coping skills early on in their lives. I also appreciate how it teaches children that others may be different but still perfect in their own way. This helps children to support each other as well.

I am a Physician Assistant with a background in pediatrics. The tools in this book are excellent! Imagine how much better our world would be if every child had this type of skill-set and loving self support and encouragement. Self love is often lacking in life, regardless what the age.

Additionally, the illustrations helped to support the story to help the child mentally and emotionally think through and apply the concepts.

Thank you Suzanne for this most excellent Children’s book.

I received this Advanced Reader’s Copy through Book Sirens and the author free of charge, and I leave this review voluntarily.

– Sam, book reviewer

“I received an advance review copy for free, and I am leaving this review voluntarily.

This book was very well thought out.

Pros:

Rhyming verses

Colorful pages

Diversity

Positive body image

Neutral feelings

Try it prompts

Readers guide

Personalized page at the end

Website reference

Cons:

This is the only book, I hope there will be more in the future

My 5 yo daughter immediately gravitated to the pictures. She asked questions about the earth, peoples faces, and feelings. We would stop and do the try it activities which were great learning techniques but also kept her engaged. At the end we did go back through the book and pointed out what we thought people might be feeling. The only thing we didn’t do is print the portrait page for her to draw herself.

– Chevy, book reviewer

The Art of Coming Home

The Art of Coming Home offers the reader a guiding hand through the landscape of our inner being. Author’s, clearly vast, knowledge and experience are effortlessly condensed and beutifully presented. Even though it says that it doesn’t have to be, this book just asks to be read from cover to cover and then be picked up again.

Exercises in the book stem naturally from the text and are easily memorable. I like doing a grounding excercise, ususally in the morning. Equipped by the suggestions from the book, I may, occasionally, give consideration to my thoughts and emotions at some point during the day too. I feel better positioned to make decisions if I do that. If nothing else, I may stop myself unnecessarily perpetuating negative thoughts. Just that is hugely valuable.

I look forward to exploring The Art of Coming Home more.”

– S. King

“I first read The Art of Coming Home in May 2020 and constantly dip back into it whether I feel flat or like I’ve lost direction. Suzanne has an amazing skill for communicating through her words and tone as if you are in the same room as her. When it’s Suzanne’s calming and thoughtful language, or the simple exercises, I always feel like I get something positive out of my time with the book and feel better for it.

I particularly benefit from the sections on compassion, self-love and self-esteem. The book has helped me to reframe my negative self-talk and recognise my skills and personality in a positive light. I have expanded my emotional vocabulary and improved my ability to be at peace with who I am.

The structure of the book makes it easy to revisit and something that anyone can get something out of – I’m already using it daily and sharing the exercises with my friends and colleagues. Suzanne has helped me to understand my own power to improve with a bit of practice in the right areas! As Suzanne says:

“All the answers, qualities and resources we will ever need are inside us and they always have been”

Suzanne Wylde’s knowledge and experience as a [alternative] therapist and sleuth observer of self and others shines through in a down to earth, conversational and often humorous way. The Art of Coming Home is not a regimented self development program, instead it asks the reader to be curious and to set their own course and rhythm through honest self inquiry. However you choose to approach reading it, cover to cover or dipping into specific ‘needs work’ chapters, there is a flow to the narrative that is natural, gentle but focused.

The book is packed with practical exercises covering a wide variety of techniques including visualisations, journalling and movement. These were mainly enjoyable, sometimes down right challenging, but always worthwhile.

Suzanne’s directive to wake up our potential takes the approach that we need to create a solid foundation from which to grow. This makes The Art of Coming Home an important book for the times considering so many of us are experiencing disconnection, displacement, anxiety, uncertainty and questioning what ‘normal’ means.

The Art of Coming Home offers an invitation to think about how connected and at home we are with ourselves and others, and provides insight and practical ways to find our way back to our natural, easy, purposeful state of being from which our authentic creative self expression can shine.”

Feeling Happy, Feeling Strong

“This short book Is a perfect antidote to the uncertain times we are living in. The author Suzanne Wylde is a holistic practitioner who provides eclectic and effective techniques for self-development everyone can use.
In this book she has drawn on her vast knowledge and experience to cherry-pick methods that help us deal effectively with stressors – allowing us to “get out of our head” to bring us back into our bodies and a state of “grounded calm”. These are presented in accessible bite-sized exercises.
As an exercise professional with a background In health science, I can highly recommend this informative little gem of a book.”

“I highly recommend Suzanne’s book to everybody. It is nice to stop and focus on our body and our mind. She is sharing lots of really nice and useful exercises in this short book that can help with anxiety and stress. It was a really nice guide especially in this tricky life situation which we are facing at the moment. You can find the exercises collected in the end of the book so you can go back any time and practice them easily. Have a good read and as Suzanne says don’t forget “every weakness is a strength, if handled appropriately.”

– Julia

A very good practical and effective guide to feeling good that is especially relevant at this time. I have applied the exercises and have felt improvements in both my mood and energy levels. As with anything worthwhile, persistence is important!