It’s my real pleasure to have worked with each one of these authors and their books. I received at least as much as I gave.
On this page are testimonials from:
- Therapists (psychotherapists, psychiatrist, counselors, etc.)
- Healers of body and spirit
- Spiritual teachers
“It’s been really wonderful working with Naomi. She is so kind and supportive and gentle and appreciative, yet perceptive of the places where my book needed improvement, from commas to emotional nuances.
“Her faith in my book has been and is still very important to me in keeping my inner critic at bay. She has inspired me to honor what I have written by doing the work necessary to bring it into the coherent and beautiful form it deserves.” ~ Rahima Warren, MFT (Ret.)
Author, The Star-Seer’s Prophecy trilogy: Book One ~ Dark Innocence; Book Two ~ Fierce Blessings; Book Three ~ Perilous Bliss. In print.
“I owe the present edition of my book to Naomi Rose, to whom I am indebted.
“An experienced editor and writing coach helping people find their own depth through self-expression, I trusted that she would be the right person to revise my manuscript. She was moved by its content and not only was grateful for the opportunity to read it but also expressed the wish that she might be of further help in its becoming known to the English-speaking public.
“I like the idea of having my book produced with such maternal care and deep appreciation.” ~ Claudio Naranjo, MD. Author, Healing Civilization: Bringing Personal Transformation into the Societal Realm. Foreword by Jean Houston. In print.
“Unconditional positive regard and presence are two qualities that every good therapist aspires to. When achieved, the counselor becomes a healer. What a delightful surprise to find that Naomi Rose excels in these attributes.
“Through being deeply listened to, I am starting to hear myself. Because of that, my relationship to writing has shifted to a level that will grow beyond the book project and inform the rest of my life. The book has become a bonus and I am grateful.” ~ Clare Goodwin, Psychosynthesis Therapist. Author, Gifts of the Mandala: A Guided Journey of Self-Discovery
CAROLYN SHOSHANA FERSHTMAN:
“When I began this process, my deepest yearnings were twofold: one, that the words expressed would be a true expression of my soul; and two, that in the process of writing I would find and deepen my relationship with my creativity, and myself. Naomi has been a precious guide in both respects.
“She has provided unwavering support, profound mirroring, and has gently guided and encouraged me, again and again, to write from the place of my true and authentic self. In the process, I have come into relationship with my deepest creative self, after a lifetime of longing and disconnection from it. This gift beyond measure I attribute in large part to Naomi’s soulful, loving, supportive and wise guidance.
“Her intellectual capacity is also profound: she understands and helps me give voice to complex intellectual and conceptual concepts, as well as deeply personal and spiritual ones. She is a truly gifted teacher and guide. Anyone who has the pleasure of working with her will encounter the joy of discovering many hidden gifts and treasures in their work and perhaps more importantly, in themselves.”
~ Carolyn Shoshana Fershtman, PhD, Four Worlds Therapy. Author of a book on healing Jewish exile. Work-in-Progress.
“From the moment I read Naomi’s blogs, I knew she would understand what I was feeling but couldn’t quite articulate; namely that my writing felt like it was coming too much from the ‘intellect’ and not enough from the deeper Self. Her description of the distilling process resonated with my feeling that a lot of the heavier head-stuff needed to fall to the bottom, so the words of the heart could rise to the top.
“Naomi provided me with a sense of being understood, helped me clarify what I wanted to convey, and organized the material so that it began to have more structural integrity. Her comments and suggestions reflected my intentions, and her questions inspired me to go deeper. Naomi shared with me a feeling of deep appreciation of my work, both the content and those passages where her ‘breath was taken away.’ That some of my writing touched her so deeply gave me sense of confidence to trust my heart to speak its truth.
“As a therapist, I know how grateful my patients are when they feel genuinely understood, not just their processes, but their essence. I didn’t know I could feel the same way with a book- developer! But working with Naomi I felt that and more. And I too am profoundly grateful for her skillful way of bringing out the best in her clients, and mostly, for her humanity.” ~ Shelle Goldstein, LCSW, PA. Author, Blossoming Beyond the Desert
“Naomi Rose took my manuscript and turned it into a book! I can’t even begin to thank her enough.” ~ Larry R. Decker, PhD.
Foreword by New York Times best-selling author, Karl Malantes, author of Why We Go to War. In print.
“The purpose of writing [my book about public speaking] was to share with a wider audience the transformational work that I was doing with individuals and groups. In my workshops on authentic speaking, I knew how to guide people to their inner voice and speak from the heart. However, when writing, I was not able to tap into the clarity, strength, and power of my own inner knowing.
“Naomi provided the warm and inviting space that I needed to speak about my work and listen to the words as they emerged from within. She listened to my words before they were even shaped. She was fascinated with my ideas as I shared them with her, and this receptivity validated what I wanted to write. She showed me how to write from my deeper Self.
“Naomi, thank you for listening to the heart of this book. It was inside me, and you welcomed it into being. Giving birth to books that heal is certainly your calling.” ~ Doreen Hamilton, PhD. Author, Essential Speaking: The 7-Step Guide to Finding Your Real Voice. In print.
“Working with Naomi has been a total delight. Not only is she able to deeply listen to me and fully grasp my ideas and intentions but she is also wonderfully talented at helping me clarify and plan out the structure and scope of my book. Her understanding and support of me combines with her own great insight and makes her an outstanding and inspiring midwife for creative process.”
~ Kathy Carlson, MA, Ph.D., MFT. Author, The Flame at the Tip of the Candle: Interconnectedness as Seen through the Lens of War. Work-in-Progress
“I am so glad I chose you. I don’t think I would have come to the core and heart of what I want to say without your help. You represent what you’re talking about in very powerful ways.
“You make it very real. You kept me focused on the heart of what I want to say in the book in a way that I don’t think I could have done myself.”
~ Andrew M. Prokopis, M.Ed., PsyD ~A Presence-Based Psychotherapy. Work-in-Progress
“For a year and a half and three hundred pages later, Naomi has been my gifted guide. A great boat woman, she takes her seat quietly at the helm, and listens in a way that always inspires what is waiting to be known, said, and written to come forth.
“Practically skillful and mindfully soulful, she is helpful at every turn and around all the stops and stages in the process of book making. But mostly, she is the best kind of friend, and that’s really what it takes.”
~ Prema Nihan, Coach, Therapist. Author, River’s Grace: Navigating the Sacred and Mundane in Motherhood
“Naomi has a true gift for ‘loving books into being.’ It is difficult to explain the feeling you have when you read something true. It feels like love, or gratitude, or a connection to something larger. This is how I feel when I read Naomi’s writing. The deeper place that her words emerge from serve to invite and induct me into a more heart-full and connected place within my own writing. Her book has been a source of solace and a reminder that I do have something true to say. We all do.
“The time that I spend on my book in the morning follows me through my day, and I am blessed with answers to my deeper questions. Even though I only work an hour at the very most in a day on the book, I have begun to deepen around what is emerging. I have discovered, for example, that if I maintain a deeper level of inner silence through my workday, insights flow, and my writing voice is more distilled. This encourages me, and I begin to trust what is moving through me even more. New knowing percolates, and enlarges me. I ask myself often, ‘Am I creating this book or is it creating me?’
“Beyond my hopes to eventually get published, the process of distilling my understandings into book form is a profoundly enlarging process unto itself. Writing a book is helping me to love my own life.” ~ Shelley Klammer, MCT, RCS/Expressive Arts
HEALERS OF BODY AND SPIRIT
“When I decided to dive into all the notes I had collected and really turn my outline into a book, Naomi Rose was an invaluable partner on the journey.
“She understood what I wanted to say, and made sure that my thoughts flowed smoothly. Her grasp of the book extended from the overall vision down to the details, and even in small ways—by completing a phrase or rearranging a sentence or paragraph here and there—she created an appealing whole out of the many ideas I had to share.
“Her insights and her gift for understanding my message raised my confidence so much.She shared my vision, and was genuinely excited about getting this book out into the world.
“The book is now changing lives, and finding its way into homes and hearts around the world. She offered the support I needed to create the book that I dared to dream was possible!” ~ Barbara Hanneloré, Founder and Mentor, Women’s Way Moon Cycles. Author, The Moon and You: A Woman’s Guide to an Easier Monthly Cycle. Finalist, Indie Excellence Book Awards; Silver Award, Living Now Book Awards. In print.
“If you ever need an expert second opinion and a gentle hand to help you with your manuscript, I highly recommend Naomi Rose.
“The scope of our work together was to have her give me an overview of what she thought of my second novel, The Spirit Bundle. She pointed out possible chapter reconstructions, the need for embedding character or scene descriptions earlier in the book, general syntax corrections, and much more.
“Those kinds of improvement strategies might have threatened some authors. Naomi presented each observation with supreme respect for my creative process and my author’s sensitivity to correction.
“Most everything she offered me has profoundly increased the quality of my tale.
“I am profoundly grateful for her knowledge and her caring for this project.” ~ Earlene Gleisner, RN, Reiki Master. Author, The Spirit Bundle (second volume in The Sacred Bundle quartet).
“Naomi has a way of holding space for me and my creativity that seems to pull out the best in me. Walking away from our sessions together, I know this book is worth writing! I don’t know if there is a better skill to have, as a Writer’s Midwife. And I don’t think it’s just personal to me: it is more a belief in her that says everyone has a book in them, if they choose to go on that journey.
“Naomi’s willingness to go with my timing is another amazing gift. Writing is not something that comes easily to me ~ words flow through me more easily when I am speaking in front of an audience ~ and she was able to adapt to my style with grace and understanding. Thank you from the bottom of my heart, Naomi.” ~ Rupam Henry, R.D.A., HHC, Founder, Rupam’s Herbals. Author, The Curse Becoming the Gift (Work-in-Progress)
“Naomi has had a profound effect on my life by helping me not only create something I’d only dreamed of, but also realize the importance of fulfilling and honoring such a calling.
“To work with her is to experience acceptance, wonder, respect, honor, encouragement, guidance, and complete attention ~ in essence, the rare and precious gift of love ~ for the potential, beauty, and spirit inside all of us. In such a presence, those things within naturally flower into a unique, yet universal offering of a book.” ~ Thuy Nguyen, L.Ac. Founder, Berkeley Community Acupuncture
“Sitting with you was like sitting with a seasoned spiritual director. Very present, very open to what I might say. Responding from the heart to my writings, which was very precious to me.
“For a person who is longing to be deeply heard, just sitting with you and seeing my spoken work impact you is a precious thing. You help me to see the transcendent aspect of my writing, so that it becomes an ‘of course’ to think of sharing it outside our meetings, perhaps to publish it.” ~ Roberta Gannon, MFT, Spiritual Director
“What Naomi does superbly is to evoke the creative and articulate in each person who works with her, to such a degree that each one is surprised at his/her own talent for expression.”
~ Gay Luce. Co-founder, Nine Gates Mystery School
Gay is a transpersonal psychologist, author of five books translated into seven languages, and three-time recipient of the American Psychological Association award for journalism. Dr. Luce also founded SAGE, a revitalization program that became the prototype for current work on aging.
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