I met Sonya through a work colleague, and my world changed immediately. I first joined the Total Focus Workshop to lose weight and find out more about Sonya and her techniques. My intentions were to learn strategies to find time at home to exercise and eat healthy, without feeling guilty or interrupting my family's routine.
Sonya is loving and kind, and passionate about supporting people in creating the best life for them. Sonya uses language I understand, builds instant connection, and I trusted her within minutes of our first meeting.
The 90 Day Challenge which followed the Total Focus Workshop was hard, and Sonya supported me, the whole group, the entire time. I made friendships, I learnt many things about myself I did not already know, adding new skills to my tool box, gained resources and today I find time for me.
During the 90 Day Challenge I committed to the fortnightly webinar. I focussed on changing my self talk, being kind to self, putting self first, saying yes, celebrating my achievements, believing a thought is only that and I have the power to change it. I learnt how to be strong and confident and ask for what I want in life...
When I completed the 90 Days I had lost weight, I loved myself more, I spoke up for what I believed in and was more myself without inner judgment. I had matured. I cared more about me, and I wanted more!!!!
I booked in 6 private sessions with Sonya, and then another 6 sessions. I had made significant changes in my life in such a short period of time, I knew Sonya was the person to help me heal my childhood trauma. Over the next few months we worked together, releasing emotions that I had held onto for a long time: anger, sadness, resentment, rejection, grief. After hours of tears and letting go, with Sonya supporting my journey, with compassion and love and kindness, I feel free, happy, loved, and I've learnt to receive.
Recently I received a promotion at work, a dream job!!!!! I did the work and was rewarded. Without Sonya this would not have been possible.
I believe in Sonya, her techniques and Matrix therapy. I believe change is possible and I believe in letting go to find joy and happiness within. I am grateful Sonya is in my life.
I came to see Sonya because I was struggling to open myself up to the prospect of a romantic relationship. I was carrying a lot of old baggage and didn’t know how to move forward from past events.
I was skeptical at first, but soon opened myself up to Sonya’s process and very quickly I started to see the benefits.
Sonya's coaching and therapy helped me to unpack past events and understand the dynamics in my relationships - and how they impacted my current behaviour and self belief. She helped me to overcome feelings that were blocking my ability to be open to love. The process allowed me to identify with my more authentic self, which gave me the confidence to take chances again and attract what I wanted in a relationship.
I always considered myself to be a relatively self aware person, but I was constantly surprised by the revelations Sonya helped me uncover week to week. I had tried conventional therapy before but had never experienced the results I did with Sonya.
The life events that unfolded during and after my sessions with Sonya are a testament to her skill and her process. It wasn't long before I met a beautiful man and I am now in a healthy committed relationship.
I believe that sometimes we don't have the ability to see the things we need to in order to change. Sonya is wise, loving and insightful. She understands the frailties and complexities within people and is committed to helping them live life at their best. I would recommend her to anyone looking to make positive change in their lives.
I was introduced to Sonya by a respected mentor of mine and I’m so pleased we connected. Sonya helped me identify some areas where there were blocks for me and she helped me clear them leading to more joy and happiness which was my goal by having her coach me.
Would I recommend her? Hell Yeah!
She is highly skilled using proven techniques and processes to help people achieve and have more.
A heartfelt thank you.
My name is Leanne. I wanted to leave an unhappy marriage and was struggling to overcome the guilt, indecision and doubt. I was procrastinating about the change and was not moving forward.
Then I met Sonya.
At our first meeting I felt very comfortable with Sonya, she listened to my issues and seemed to understand what I needed. I had an immediate trust in what Sonya would be able to offer and I signed up for the Total Focus Workshop.
I thoroughly enjoyed the workshop and signed up for the Webinars and one-on-one sessions.
Since completing my programme with Sonya, I have moved on from my marriage and I feel free. I have released the guilt, hurt and emotions that were holding me back, and now I look forward with positivity and happiness.
I highly recommend Sonya for any personal issues/thoughts/beliefs that are holding you back from being who you truly want to be.
I met first Sonya at an event. I found out that she was a Life Coach and was drawn to her light hearted, warm and open energy. As a student of coaching and personal development, I was keen to find out more about Sonya's coaching practice. In my initial catch-up session Sonya shared some interesting insights and observations on human behaviour, how sometimes knowing and unknowingly we hold ourselves back and sabotage our own growth. Some of the models of human behaviour that Sonya shared with me on our first chat intrigued me and created curiosity for me to dig deeper and find some answers for myself that I have been searching for a while through my personal journey.
I had already started my personal developmental journey when I met Sonya but felt that I needed a different approach for some of the emotions that were still very deeply locked in my psyche. I had lost a parent many years ago and after working through the emotions last couple of years, I felt that my emotions around the loss were still unresolved. When I signed up with Sonya, I was looking to get closure on this feeling of loss and grief and was hoping to move forward in a positive way.
After doing the 1:1 sessions with Sonya, not just 6 but 12 sessions as there was so much emotional baggage, anger, grief and resentment that required internal work, I was given clarity on what the emotions I was holding represented for me, following which I was successfully able to reframe and re-associate and give the past emotions and experiences a different meaning.
Along with the 1:1 sessions with Sonya, I had also attended the Total Focus Workshop, which occurred over two weekends leading into a 90 Day Challenge which also included fortnightly webinars through which Sonya truly supported and championed us all who participated.
All the work with Sonya has lead me onto a new path for my life, finding my true self, who had sat dormant or shy behind so many layers of emotion, chaos and misinterpretation. After the sessions and workshops with Sonya I now see myself more clearly of who I am, who I was trying to be and who I can choose to be in the future to achieve all the goals I am now setting myself for a better, happier, wholistic and a more fulfilling life.
I would highly recommend the 1:1 sessions minimum 6 and maybe even more to suit your needs and what you would like to achieve from your life and relationships. I would also recommend signing up for the Total Focus Workshop to get you started on the journey to your real self; the soul deep inside you, that is yearning to be revealed. You can wait a lifetime and everything including you, your thoughts, emotions and behaviours may still be the same or you can personally experience this change in yourself, feel the difference and see the impact of these changes within yourself in a heartbeat and the ripple effects it has in all areas of your life.
Thank you so much Sonya for giving me this opportunity to work with you and helping me find my true self who was hidden for so many years and was yearning to be seen. It has been some incredible journey and an absolute pleasure working with you these past few months of deep self-work that has now put me on this path of self-acceptance, learning, growth and discovery as I am more open to the new opportunities around me and I explore new ways of being me in the most truest and most authentic way for me. I deeply value your support, kindness, generosity and openness through our interactions and will cherish the sessions. Looking forward to doing some more workshops with you in the near future.
I wanted to become a life coach and lose some weight. Therefore I decided to find myself a life coach that will guide me through the process and get me closer to my goals. I tried talking to a few coaches but as soon as I met Sonya I knew she was the one! We clicked instantly, the fantastic energy was evident. Very quickly Sonya directed me on the right path and encouraged me to focus on one main important goal which I did. The result - I am now studying life coaching in a fantastic school, resigned from my full time job, opened my own business and dedicated myself full time to coaching! Sonya is funny, understanding and great to be around. She will help you clearing limiting beliefs about yourself that stops you from taking actions towards the life that you really want. This is a fantastic investment in yourself, just do it!
Just before our first appointment, I was terrified - I remember messaging Sonya to say I didn’t know if I could do it. I was anxious. Even though I desperately seeked spiritual healing, I wasn’t ready to face my fears; or afraid of what might come up. I’ve never been great at facing my emotions. Sonya reassured me that we would work through my feelings at my pace and that she would be “gentle”. I’m glad I didn’t listen to FEAR and continued on my journey with her - It was nothing short of amazing. Our sessions had depth, at times were confronting and I’m not ashamed to say; tears. Tears of sadness, tears of joy - Tears to let go. I have greater clarity of my journey now, both spiritually and physically and am inspired and excited to take action and kick arse to be the best me! Thanks Sonya!
And a little note to fellow dudes; Don’t be afraid to “let your guard down” and enjoy this experience. I was always afraid to be vulnerable, as you may be too, but opening up to Sonya and taking this journey changed everything for me. I’m sure it will for you too.
I never expected to be single in my 50's which happened just as I was leaving the security of a high paying corporate job to start my own consultancy. Not having children, focus had always been on my career and other business-related activities and of course being a wife and homemaker with minimal outside interests. But who was I as a person?
Meeting Sonya at a business event, I warmed to her straight away. The concept of "soul coaching" really resonated. I've done a lot of professional development over many years including executive coaching, but not really worked on my own needs. We met for a coffee and I could see this was what I needed, but rather than the group workshop I wanted to get started straight away with one on one coaching.
Looking at my Wheel of Life it was clear I was lacking in the fun and recreation segment. We set about planning my future on the personal side throwing up lots of ideas like more time with friends and family, dancing, comedy, travel and building community. Having articulated the list, opportunities for these experiences have been coming my way, a highlight being doing a stand-up comedy course. This was not only fun but quite cathartic exploring dating today verses before I got married!
My girlfriends have seen a real improvement in easing the pain of the life I have left behind. Sonya’s soul coaching exercises, whilst quite challenging, took me deep into the issues around my failed marriage and how to come out the other side. Sonya’s process has helped me move from fear of an unknown future to the excitement of creating my own future. I feel more confident as a person, not just someone with a business mask!
With the pressures today from work, your own and extended family and other over commitments women tend to make, there is little time for your own self-discovery. By engaging with Sonya, not only will you feel more comfortable in your own skin, you will become more centered, connected and supportive of those around you.
The person not the job title!
I've had my fair share of ups n downs and experienced countless hours in therapy chairs. Yesterday I had a delightful, heartwarming experience with Sonya Furlong. Yes still cried, however it was gentle and supportive and ultimately a relief. Please don't keep on trying to be the best you can be by soldiering on, go n do something with Sonya. She is fabulous.
When I first came to see Sonya I was very depressed, insecure and emotional. I was curled up in the foetal position, unable to make a move. I wanted to give up. I was haunted by events that occurred in my younger years and because of this I had very low self-esteem. Sonya was referred to me and from our initial meeting, I felt very comfortable with her.
Since the end of our 1:1 sessions I have been fantastic. I seem to have a new lease on life. I don’t really understand it but i feel very happy with myself. I just want to thank Sonya from the bottom of my heart for all she has done for me. And, for the first time in my life, I have the confidence to begin my own business.
My name is Lisa and I am an Arbonne Independent Consultant. I had issues with focusing and procrastination with my business as this is the first time I have been a business owner. I started this business as a side line to my full time job and kept using excuses for not following through with what I needed to do to get my business to flourish. Always saying I didn't have time etc.
My up-line arranged a short training session with Sonya online and within 5 minutes I knew that what she was saying was going to help me with my business and lack of focus and enable me to physically do what I was mentally thinking. I signed up for Sonya's Total Focus Workshop and by doing so this has been a major turning point for my business. Sonya's coaching has been an absolute life changer and I'm so excited that my team members have also signed up for this wonderful workshop.
Sonya has a genuine desire to help people flourish personally and professionally. Her kind heart, patience and caring nature has helped me keep focused and enjoy her Total Focus Workshop which was generally something I would not have engaged with before hearing her train. The follow up workshops are absolutely invaluable! Being in business for yourself requires some investment at times and I can honestly say that this is the best investment I have made thus far in my business.
I highly recommend Sonya to anyone who needs to clear their jumbled head and focus on moving forward and making and following through with goals both personally and professionally.
Thank you Sonya for your gift x
Hey my name is Jess. I met Sonya at a Yoga Day Festival at ASM Yoga Sydney and immediately booked her Total Focus Workshop. At the time I was struggling with depression, anxiety and fears, feeling isolated in my family/friend groups, all the while feeling the intense pull of my many dreams for my life which felt too overwhelming to attempt because of my lack of self esteem and confidence. The effect of this was devastating on my life as I spent almost a full year feeling like I wasn’t myself, hiding away from the world, and not taking action on my dreams.
Then I met Sonya! After the Total Focus Workshop, at the beginning of the 90 Day Challenge, I booked some one on one sessions with Sonya. I was initially doubtful about the 90 day challenge and about having a life coach as a lot of my limiting and negative self talk was coming up, telling me I wasn’t worth changing my life for the better and trying to keep me stuck in the familiar yet horrible place I had been in most my life.
But after working with Sonya for 6 sessions while completing the 90 Day Challenge, I have released my fears and anxieties, I actually love myself for the first time ever, I feel more positive and think more positively about myself and others, I am embracing my power to consciously create my life, I have realised my dreams of being commissioned as an artist for a large scale body of work focused on my dream of creating awareness of mental health through my art, I have finished my diploma of hypnotherapy, am excelling in my self healing energy work and practice, have found true direction in my life and the confidence to follow my path.
My life has changed so much for the better thanks to Sonya’s healing, clearing, direction, encouragement and supportive attitude towards me and my life. Can’t describe how amazing it is just to be in her presence and have her believe in you when you couldn’t believe in yourself.
I highly recommend Sonya for helping you heal the past, come back to the present moment and realise your true self, and for direction in your future and achieving your goals. Dream big! Thank you again Sonya 💕
I first met Sonya at a half-day workshop. Her tips, tricks and tools immediately resonated and I loved her down-to-earth an honest approach to taking control of your life and the importance of mental health and self care. I attended a follow-up YB12 Total Focus workshop, split over two weekends, and was equally impressed by Sonya’s authentic delivery, her ability to cut through content and drive results to shift mindset. After Sonya’s workshop I felt empowered to put my 90-day plan into action which was both liberating and insightful.
I was also lucky enough to have a one-on-one phone session with Sonya where she provided the space, after many years, for me to unblock some limiting beliefs I’d been holding onto since my mum passed away 20 years ago. This session was life changing on many levels and I will always be grateful to her for facilitating such a special journey. Thanks for your hard work Sonya and sharing your journey to help others.
I wanted to acknowledge the work that you do with your coaching using NLP & Matrix Therapies as I never experienced anything like it.
I am beyond words in amazement and gratitude for our session as it cleared up my issues I had with my Mum that had been going on since childhood. These issues were holding me back in my business as I was fearful of failure. The weight and release that I felt was instant and I no longer have these limiting beliefs which has made me feel at peace in so many ways. My business growth has improved as a result.
Thank you for your professionalism, support and incredible insight to immediately get to what needed to be worked on.
My name is Dayna and for the most of this year (2017) I have been lacking some direction in my personal and professional life. I found myself in a corner of facing my own vulnerability and emotions for the first time after some major life challenges and this posed an additional problem of where do I start in putting my jigsaw of life back together?
I had worked on my emotional responses and now I needed to focus on a new life plan from scratch. My professional background had been from mental health and I knew that it would take someone special to guide me as I knew I wanted a strengths based approach towards mentoring me to achieve realistic goals.
From my first phone call I knew Sonya was the right person to be my mentor and life coach. Her nurturing voice on the other line listening to me and allowing me to make an informed decision whether she would be the right person to guide me, made all the difference and I made the decision in that phone call to give it a go with three Skype coaching sessions due to my inability to attend her office.
I was not disappointed with each coaching session unpacking part of my jigsaw puzzle to find a missing piece before I could finalise a plan.
Sonya is a realist and was able to gently bring me back into the present moment before I got carried away with grand life plans. She also had a strong ability to match my language and where I was at emotionally at the time of the call to leave me with an action plan before our next session.
As a result, I focused on gaining full time employment knowing that I can still focus on starting my own business on the side. I will be attending her Focus workshops that will allow me to share with others and be guided by Sonya and I can't wait for my new life chapter to commence.
Stop reading my testimonial and book your first coaching session with Sonya, you won't be disappointed.
I had a problem with self confidence for as long I can remember, and it has impeded me from achieving to the best of my ability, and also stifled me from happiness.
The result of this problem was a life spent feeling very unhappy and only sticking to what was safe. The implications of a low self- esteem resulted in me having unrealised goals, failure in the dating game/ relationships and dissatisfaction in my professional life. Everything in my life, or seemingly so, was coming to a head.
Then I met Sonya. When Sonya divulged the fact she was a life coach, I was agreeably in need of one. I admittedly was very open to the idea, as I was thinking about trying a life coach, as I identified something needed to be done. It was the universes' way of saying, "Ask, and you shall receive".
After working with Sonya for 3 sessions my life has changed in the following ways. I was able to commence the process of "gaining myself", by forgiving myself and forgiving others in my life, who may have enabled my low self esteem. It was through certain meditative techniques, I was able to realise the worth I have as a person. Sonya was also instrumental in helping me to have gratitude for the positives in my current situation, and for a future I now believe I can have.
It is still early days, and I still have a lot to learn, but I am now excited to tackle my many goals and look forward to the opportunities to improve on a daily basis.
I highly recommend Sonya for assistance in letting go of the past that might be impeding you to thrive in the present, so you may have a great future.
I feel inspired and excited to move forward to a more positive and productive future! I gained new knowledge and motivation as well as affirming and reminding me of directions I was taking but had dwindled from. I am empowered to look after myself and others in a more conscious way and create a future that will bring me happiness. Ready for what is to come. Thank you!
Sonya came into my life at a pivotal time. I was DESPERATE to find direction and she helped centre me by listening to my thoughts and ideas and getting me clear! In the presentation she imparted so much knowledge about the power of the mind and reflected enthusiasm and reassurance that we can be very happy beings and achieve our goals! I don't know what I would have thought, felt or done without meeting her.
Sonya's easy manner makes her very easy to work with and she has such a positive energy it rubs off on me. She makes me feel strong and able to conquer whatever I need to overcome to succeed. Sonya helped me realise specific goals and how to work towards achieving them causing a change in mindset and suddenly things began to happen in a positive way..it was like a magnet attracting good things which helped me achieve mini steps.
I now have an overwhelming feeling of peace and calm and a solid feeling of I'm where I should be.
I cannot thank Sonya enough for her wonderful insight and her support and encouragement and belief in me!
I knew I wanted a new career challenge but was stuck and didn't know how to go about it.
I instantly felt like she understood what I was going through.
Sonya has been instrumental in helping me move forward – no more procrastinating!
She's given me the mindset to accomplish what I have to do to get started in my new business venture as well as set reasonable deadlines in a series of small achievable steps.
I am about to embark on a new part of my life and I am so excited!
Instead of a mid-life unravelling, I feel like a door has been opened to the most exciting part of my life - I can't wait!
Thank you, Thank you, Thank you Sonya!
I met Sonya Furlong at a wellness conference and won a free session with her. The session was amazing, mind blowing. Am yet to recover. She was very professional and gave practical tips to my area of improvement. The great thing she did also was to follow up on me making sure I was staying true to all of my desired improvement. God bless Sonya Furlong. I will recommend her to anyone that desires to make impact.
I would highly recommend 'Sonya Furlong Life Coaching' to anyone needing direction, inspiration or positive change in their life. Enlightening, non-judgemental, confidential communication with Sonya allowed me to see my goals from a clearer perspective, and showed me how to plan ahead using achievable steps to reach my desired goals. Sonya’s program is tailored to suit people from all walks of life, across all areas of their lives - from relationships to career, health, mind, body and soul. I walked away feeling re-charged, positive and ready to turn dreams into reality. It was truly an awakening experience. Thanks Sonya!
Thank you Sonya for your incredible coaching through the YB12 program! Through the program I have become much more aware of what is really important to me. Also, I have been able to identify some of the things getting in the way such as my style of procrastination and some of my automatic reactions. Through the program I have been able to become more aware of my current patterns and start to make changes to habits that are many years in the making. You are a truly inspiring coach. I have appreciated your warmth, enthusiasm and knowledge which has meant that I have achieved more than I ever thought possible. I cannot thank you enough!
I did partner yoga for the first time and Sonya was amazing. Had a great experience and I loved the kirtan as well. Thank you so much.
Just went to the most amazing four hour yoga-meditation-yoga session. Sonya Furlong not only taught the class she played guitar and sang chants with the class. If anyone in the inner west is thinking of doing yoga/meditation I highly recommend Sonya Furlong.