Nice Things My Clients Say
20 years Of Depression Resolved And i'm off all my medication
When people say that you ‘suffer‘ from depression I really did, for 20 years. Every day was a struggle and it affected every part of my life. I took the tablets the doctor prescribed, went to talking therapy and never got any better. If anything I got worse and ended up with anxiety as well.
I was recommended Jonathon and his deceptively simple technique, expertly coupled with his knowledge and insight into how to clear false beliefs and past traumas has been life changing for me. I am incredibly grateful to him to be able to say that I am no longer a depressed person and I have been off of all medication for over a year.
Which is something that amazes me as its not how we are told that depression works. Current medical opinion is that you take tablets for the rest of your life to combat the symptoms but they don’t cure you. With Jonathans help there is a different way of thinking and you can recover.
Anxiety & procrastination
I am so happy that Jonathan was recommended to me by a friend. I was very skeptical about having my first couple of sessions but went in with an open mind. I’m still not 100% sure why it works but it has without a doubt helped me.
When I first reached out to Jonathan, I found myself in a state of heightened anxiety and procrastination when it came to doing life admin tasks. I was experiencing anxiety attacks every couple of weeks where usually it would have only been once every other year. I wasn’t sure what was happening within me as I didn’t feel depressed, but I knew that this was not me. I had no reason to be in a state of emotional despair and yet there I was waking up every day trying to deal with the monotony of normal life.
I haven’t had an anxiety attack since working with Jonathan which has been such a relief. I am feeling more in tune with myself and doing the normal admin life stuff that I had been postponing for 2 years.
In one of our sessions, I was experiencing severe flu symptoms feeling miserable and wanting to curl in a hole for the day. By the end of that session, my symptom had been alleviated by 80%. I was in shock that it worked!?! The remaining symptoms proceeded to pass over the course of the next couple of days.
What I appreciate about Jonathan is that he listens, shows empathy & compassion with humour which makes you feel at ease. Calls you out on your nonsense and teaches you how to do DTO by yourself so you can navigate difficult circumstances should they arise. I would not hesitate and will continue to recommend Jonathan to everyone.
Loss of control of limbs & Dizziness
My life had been badly affected by severe dizziness and loss of control over my limbs which meant I could no longer drive , going into shops and generally just having a normal life was out of the question for me. I had tried all routes with the nhs and no one could tell me what was causing my problems or offering any useful solutions .
I was recommended Jonathan by a friend who had been seeing Jonathan and achieving really good results so I decided to give him a call to see if he could help me. I am really open to alternative treatments and am so pleased I took the step.
Jonathan cured my muscle spasms and my dizziness in just 4 sessions! I can now drive , go into shops without feeling dizzy and feel confident to get back to a normal life !
I would recommend Jonathan wholeheartedly, you will not regret taking the plunge !
I was recommended to Jonathan by a dear friend who said their experience with DTO was life changing. That was good enough for me to try it out, for some deep rooted anxiety issues that had manifested over the years. Some even going back to my childhood. I must say I found the DTO system very interesting and actually quite a simple, but very effective technique. Jonathan was great to work with and I found the sessions lots of fun personally, which I wasn’t expecting. Some issues I let go of straight away and a few took a little longer to release. I definitely felt the effects from the first session and continued to fell much better as we went along week by week. By the end of 8 sessions I literally felt like a different person. Wondering why so many little issues had been having such a negative effect on my life. Nothing major, but all just running in the back ground, creating their own fight, flight or freeze effect. Add them all together and they were having a major effect on a day to day basis.
I highly recommend Jonathan and the DTO method. He makes you feel so relaxed and explains in detail what creates and why we suffer from these issues. Fascinatingly simple but extremely effective 😎🙏
Depression since 8 years old
Before I started working with Jonathan I was extremely depressed. I wasn’t able to eat properly or even leave my bed. I had found myself getting closer and closer to being suicidal that I realized enough was enough. My boyfriend, who had already worked with Jonathan on his issues, recommended I have one session, just to try it out as my situation became very worrying to myself and him. I was sceptical for a long time before I decided I would give Jonathan a chance.
When my boyfriend and his mum told me about Jonathan and how he had helped them, I was worried I would be untreatable, I felt I had too much going on in my head that the thought of it all turning off scared me as it had been all I had ever known. I kept putting off seeing Jonathan because I believed I didn’t have a choice and that my depression had control of me
It got to the point where my family and friends noticed that I wasn’t myself for weeks, I had quit my job and became very hostile and numb. I woke up one day and just knew I couldn’t bear it anymore, my body and mind were exhausted and I felt I had no way out, I just wanted to turn it all off for good. That’s when my boyfriend decided he had to book a session for me. I realized myself that I had to try at least, that’s when I got the courage to just go.
After about 3 or 4 sessions I began living my life again. I would wake up and feel free, energetic, and happy even. I managed to start working again, I found myself enjoying things more, I felt more like myself with every session. The depression didn’t have control over me anymore as Jonathan had taught me a way to control it myself. We worked on a lot of deep-rooted traumas that I had never even known were triggering my depression all along.
I feel so much happier; I find enjoyment in everything I used to love. I have begun to notice how I handle situations better now and how I can still use what Jonathan taught me to control my depression whenever I am triggered again. I still have a long way to go but I can see the light at the end of the tunnel now which is something I had convinced myself I would never see
Anxiety, Pain, Belly Button Phobia
I cannot adequately express how effective Jonathan’s system is. My depression has gone, anxiety is gone, kidney pains gone, knee, wrist, and hand pains gone, neck pain is gone, I feel genuinely happy, and can even eat wheat again! Even my phobia of bellybuttons went during my course of treatment. Stomach bloating which I thought I was lumbered with for life, and blamed on scar tissue from several operations actually went OVERNIGHT.
I went to Jonathan with a few aches and pains that I thought were just normal for my age, and previous medical history, totally disregarded chronic problems – such as the digestion – as not “real pain”, and certainly didn’t even entertain resolving quirks such as my bellybutton phobia. His treatment has surprised me on every level, especially with the way “other stuff’ resolved itself as treatment progressed.
Jonathan has a very interesting method that has AMAZING results. I have seen a variety of therapists over the years (NLP, EFT, CBT, Physiotherapy, Hypnotherapy) and while they have all helped me on my journey, none have achieved long-lasting and what I feel to be such deep-seated resolution. You may think you are going to see him to resolve your pain, but what he achieves will actually benefit other areas of your life in ways you’d probably not thought possible.
Thanks, Jonathan! I am very happy to have found you!
Chronic Illness & Pain
I tore my Achilles tendon and was in constant pain. I chose to live with it like everything else and 18 months after the accident, assigned myself to the fact that I would never wear heals again.
Then I was introduced to Jonathan. He said he could help and told me the pain was because I didn’t know what direction my life was going in. My life was a complete train wreck at the time and this hit me like a sledge hammer, as it resonated with everything I was going through at the time, so after 2 weeks of mulling it over I booked an appointment.
First session he examined my ankle and leg and then treated me with DTO. Now for me this was strange, no manipulation, no massage, I was expecting to be tortured for an hour. Instead we spoke about my emotions and he switched them off or so he told me, I left feeling very sceptical Normally I would have run a mile, however I was desperate and went with it.
My appointment was on a Sunday, by the following weekend I thought I would test the theory and was running around London in 4 inch heals. No pain literally no pain! But still sceptical I expected the pain to come back.
Luckily for the first time in years I actually had two weekend’s out in a row, so I put it to the test once again. I went to the party and danced the night away with my high heels on and to my shock and amazement, to this day I’ve not had an issue with the pain.
So the story continues, not one for generally sharing but here goes because everyone needs to know about Jonathan Shaw and the life changing DTO system. From a child I suffered with irritable bowl and endometriosis, both diagnosed by doctors and I just learned to live with it. It became part of life.
After having my children my symptoms improved, but my life took a different path to what I had planned or expected it to be. I was pretty angry with everything. I was juggling 2 businesses, pregnant, my husband at the time was not really present.
We had already gone through a separation prior to falling pregnant with my first child, but we decided to give it another go, which was when I fell pregnant with my son. I had a tough pregnancy was very ill and had a terrible labour. I tried to remain my positive self and charged at the world in my usual fashion but it was all a show. 3 years on things were worse, I was working constantly, I had gone through a terrible miscarriage and hemorrhaged.
I found out that my husband was cheating on me. I lost both my businesses and my husband then left for America leaving me to pick up the pieces, but I pulled up my boot straps, I now had Ethan to think about and did what I felt I had to do and what I thought was expected. 3 months after my husband left, I found out I was pregnant with my daughter, 16 weeks pregnant! I was now on my own, salvaging what was left of my business, with a young child and pregnant. Fast forward 1 year my husband came home.
To be honest I had resigned myself to the fact it was over, but we had two kids and to be honest my only concern was them and doing what I thought at the time was best for them. I went into auto pilot, I provided for them and him and built a lifestyle that I thought would make them all happy, except me! Over the years my health suffered, the endermetrosos and irritable bowl symptoms reared their ugly head with avengence, but I also started to suffer with lots of other things as well. I felt like a hypercondriact.
I gained weight a tone of it, I never slept, but was constantly tired, I suffered with pain in all of my joints, headaches, acid indigestion, a type of fibromyalgia pain which caused constant inflammation, I could gain 10lbs over night and I was terrible depressed, although I wouldn’t admit it. Life was not good, I constantly worked, isolated myself from friends and family and split myself into 101 pieces to try and keep everyone happy. I burdened the stress of providing and supporting everyone, not only financially but physically and mentally.
My needs never came into the equation, because I was now a Mum and felt that was what I had to do and I did it all on my own. It didn’t occur to me that my husband my partner should be there to lean on and share the burden, because that’s just what I had always done. He completely brain washed and nearly broke me, but that’s another story. I never complained just cracked on, apart from being bloody miserable people would never have known.
This went on for years, then I finally hit a brick wall. I had taken on the project of building our family home, which I project managed and funded financially on my own. I moved the family 3 times in one year because the project kept getting delayed and we had nowhere to live. I was setting up a new business as well and still working full time in the existing one, my marriage was over and I finally couldn’t cope anymore. I was desperate, I constantly felt Ill, I started to have panic attacks, my blood pressure was through the roof and nobody had an answer.
I had lots of tests and finally went in for an operation, at the time I was constantly bleeding and honestly hoped this was the answer. Nope! Afterwards I still continued to be and feel Ill. Doctors couldn’t give me an answer. Over the years I tried everything, diets, medication, hormone replacement, hypnosis, at one point I was even diagnosed with candida I lived my life for 2 years without touching sugar. It helped but then something would trigger me and down I would go again.
I remember one day I left my GP surgery and just sat in my car and cried, I remember begging him to just give me something to make it all go away, but he didn’t have an answer. At this point just day to day life was hard, getting up and functioning was becoming impossible and for the first time in my life I thought what the hell is this all about surely this wasn’t it for me. Luckily through a turn of fate I found Jonathan. I would never have considered his approach in a million years but through shear desperation I had nothing to loose.
Leaving very sceptical after my first appointment and thinking I had gone bat shit crazy, I was led down a path which complete changed my life. 6 months later I am now pain free and 90% of my other symptoms have disappeared and although I still haven’t quite got to the end of the tunnel and life is still chucking things at me. I am pain free and confident that I have found something that will help me to maintain a life free from pain, anxiety, stress and finally I am just happy. Jonathan taught me that and it’s DTO. I will forever be grateful to this amazing man.
I was looking for a way to manage my feelings of being fed up with anxiety in specific situations
My only concern working with Jonathan was totally price based. It’s a lot of money to invest in someone I don’t know just on a recommendation.
However, as someone who is working towards being self-employed, I understand keenly the real value in trusting in professionals to be able to help facilitate transformation. And I just took that leap of faith.
And I can promise you there’s not one second that goes by that makes me grateful to have Jonathan in my life even though we have finished the sessions.
I now have tools that I regularly use to manage challenges and I don’t have any anxiety now. Like, none. At all.
I believe I have much improved overall self-confidence due to using DTO regularly for 3 months.
I have overcome some pretty specific blocks and as a result, am significantly more chilled out when confronted with challenging situations.
I overcome adversity quickly - and have bouncebackability that I’ve never had before.
Jonathan’s support to me as a man has been transformative.
Men - book your sessions with Jonathan.
I feel like I’m moving on with my life full of self-belief as a man who has stepped into his own power. Empowered and content.
Before I started working with Jonathan I was struggling to communicate and deal with issues in my relationship. Small things would feel like big things and emotions would spiral out of control really easily and, whilst there was plenty o love in my relationship, there was also a really toxic side as well where I/we didn't deal with life as a team but more like two separate individuals who were pulling apart rather than together and taking our individual pressures out on each other which was not how we wanted to be or a great example to set to our children.
I wasn't sure of how Jonathan would help - I had tried counselling (individual and couples) and neither had led me to any great change or solved the problem so, although I had an open mind, I guess I thought more that it would be helpful and that I would learn something about myself rather than expecting a huge shift. I suppose it wasn't that I was worried about working with him, I just had set the bar quite low based on previous therapies so thought it would be more of the same - interesting but maybe not life changing...*facepalm*
I decided to work with Jonathan because my other half had started to do some sessions with him and in just a couple of weeks I could see a massive change in him. In fact he was like a different person and he had different emotional reactions (positive ones) to things that used to send him on a negative spiral which would then set me off (and I could blame him for!) Without his negative reactions, my negative reactions suddenly weren't "justified" and it was clear that he had changed significantly for the better in a very short time and I wanted to do the same.
Jonathan's techniques cleared 20 years worth of confusion, emotions and relationship issues within a few weeks. This was above and beyond any results that I had expected!
The emotions that used to prevent me and my other half from being a strong partnership just don't come up for us any more as Jonathan has taught us to unravel the negative feelings whilst reprogramming the mind to change all our icky and habitual negative reactions and the stuff we used to be triggered by just doesn't come up for us any more as being an issue.
I am a better partner, mum and person who can take responsibility for what I feeling strong emotion or just "off" about and through Jonathan's processes, unravel, understand and adjust my thoughts and feelings to being happy, balanced, peaceful and in control in minutes. This means that I respond better to situations in all aspects of my life and have a closer, happier and healthier family environment as a result which is HUGE after 20 years of living blindly in a mixture of love and conflict and not knowing why.
Before I was very anxious about everything socially, everything harmless seemed to scare me.
Before seeing Jonathan I was afraid nothing would come of it and that nothing would change.
Since seeing Jonathan I have become a lot more confident in myself and what I can do, and I have been out in situations I would never have gone into before.
I can feel happy in environments that I would before be very uncomfortable in.
I feel a lot better within myself and can do a lot more than I felt I could before, I can go out and enjoy myself now without feeling anxious or worried about things you shouldn't worry about.
I give grateful thanks for being recommended to Jonathan, I was all over the place having seen many therapists to ease my anxiety & depression, through Jonathan's skill I was able to return to employment and now have started my own business.
Jonathan has never given up, he has given me tools to use to move my self forward & deal with situations.
Recently after a fall my right shoulder was injured & resulted in a frozen shoulder, with treatment from Jonathan's skilful hands and exercises at home the shoulder is almost free, wonderful.
I will continue to recommend Jonathan to people with pain, he has great knowledge to ease people's minds & skill in his hands to work successfully with injuries to the body,
Wish you all success Jonathan.
Anxiety & depression
When I first started working with Jonathan I was waking up in the night with shooting pains up my legs. I’d had bad back for years but this was relatively new and was horrible. I wasn’t getting a proper night’s sleep and it was getting me down. Every month I was going to the osteopath but there seemed to be new things cropping up, pains in my shoulders and occasionally in my arms.
I was a bit sceptical about seeing Jonathan as his approach seemed a bit strange, but I found our conversation on the phone before I’d made any commitment really helpful and reassuring so decided to give it a go. In addition Jonathan’s guarantee of refunding half my money if I didn’t see a 50% (can’t remember the %) improvement made if feel like less of a gamble.
The first time I met Jonathan face to face he noticed that I sit with my feet in a funny position that put a strain up my calves, thighs and into my hips. I wasn’t even aware that I was doing it. Jonathan was the only medical person to notice this. He demonstrated it to me and said it hurt him just doing it for a few seconds. His advice was to stop doing it!! No joke I did stop doing it every time I caught myself doing it, I put a post it on my desk to remind me and that night I didn’t wake up with pain, the impact was immediate! I couldn’t believe it and was so happy.
Jonathan diagnosed me with tight ham-strings and IT bands because of years of sitting like this and not stretching enough. I do my stretches nearly every day, I’m still trying to get into the habit of doing them all morning and evening. Since working with Jonathan I’ve not been back to the osteopath, the shooting pain in my legs has gone and my flexibility has improved. I still need to work on my flexibility and want to do more on my IT bands as they are still tender but it takes time to stretch after having them tight for so long and not addressing it. I’ve had no pain from my back and am learning to trust it more i.e. bending and reaching won’t hurt my back so I can do it. I’m more conscious of how I sit at my desk and try to notice if I’ve been lifting my shoulders which was part of the problem with my upper back being tight leading to the pain in my shoulders. Jonathan’s take on this is you’re doing something to cause it so if you can work out what it is you can address it.
I feel great! I don’t feel like I’m defined by or limited by my back problems any more. Thank you Jonathan for looking at me as a whole, moving person, nobody else had done that!!