As long as you are breathing, there is more right with you than wrong with you.

Jon Kabat-Zinn

As long as you are breathing there is more right with you than wrong with you.

Jon Kabat-Zinn

As long as you are breathing, there is more right with you than wrong with you.

Jon Kabat-Zinn

Client Love

Throughout my life, I have tried many different forms of therapy and healing. From Self-help books, CBT-related therapies, EMDR, traditional talk therapy, journaling, reiki, and breathwork. Many of these therapies I found helped me to feel some form of balance. However many left me feeling re-traumatized or like I was still carrying around a backpack full of other’s projections, my own sadness, and years of trauma. That was until a close friend began to rave about the healing she was seeing in her own life through meeting with Michelle. She happened to turn me onto Michelle’s “Healer Within” workshop and since that day I have not looked back. 

In three months of working with Michelle, my entire life has changed. My relationship with myself, others, with stress, trauma, anxiety, and depression. All of that shifted so rapidly that it was hard to believe at first, over the course of time with fewer flashbacks/nightmares/anxiety I’ve realized that the results are long-lasting and real. Beginning to see Michelle I had multiple health issues and throughout my time working with Michelle many of these health concerns have either vanished entirely, or I’m seeing positive changes where I used to feel that there was no hope. I’ve begun feeling significantly less stressed, and I am enjoying a better quality of life. A quality of life that I truly never even imagined that I could/would have.

Michelle helped me to take off the backpack of multiple mental health diagnoses and look at it closer, and understand what it truly meant for me. Which was, a lot of trauma and a need to acknowledge, process and release. Michelle’s methods of affirmation, space holding, and genuinely showing up for those of which she coaches are inspirational. Not only would I recommend Michelle as a coach to those who are looking for help on their healing path. But also to those who are looking for a sense of support, community, and accountability without the discomfort of feeling like your healing is on a deadline.

Afrah Collier-Potts

I started my coaching with Michelle feeling like I was being crushed and crumpled by certain things in my life, with emotions so deep and negative that I couldn’t talk about certain things without shaking and stuttering.

While working with Michelle, I was able to eliminate multiple deep rooted self defeating habits, fears, self doubt, and non-serving behaviors. We worked through and healed multiple traumas I didn’t even realize were there, tied to things I had put aside and labeled as “insignificant.”

Using my ability to visualize (something I had legitimately forgotten I could do) Michelle was able to guide me through a number of moments where we created an environment and a story, per-say, where my mind could fully understand and finish playing out emotions that were stuck and locked inside my body. In some cases, with the help of characters and tools that I can now quickly tap into with visualization to help me in troublesome situations.

I gained a greater self awareness than I thought I could ever have. I remembered natural talents that I had completely forgotten or suppressed. I recollected pieces of myself I had lost for too long. I destroyed walls and barriers and broke chains that were holding me down. I gained a greater understanding of the value of my time, my energy, my talents and myself as a person overall.

And, I came to a realization that something I thought was a negative part of my existence, consistently, was actually one of the biggest positives of my life, and a talent that I can embrace and use to move forward with confidence.

I’m walking…no, soaring out of our time spent doing this together with a weightlessness, a feeling of playfulness, and an absolute strength that I’ve never felt before. I think I’ve laughed more in the last 2 months than I have in 2 years.

The best part about all of this is that this isn’t inspired writing. There’s no endorphins running through my body right now. There’s no hype. This is just how I feel now. Every day. It’s just my normal now. I feel good. I AM strong.

Michelle, thank you for being who you are, for choosing to serve people in the way that you do. I’m looking forward to doing this again with you in the future and going even deeper.

Christian Garon

“When I began working with Michelle, I was in the midst of another depressive episode. I felt sad, helpless, had lots of issues with sleep, couldn’t find the energy to do the simplest task, etc. However, this was no longer just about a chemical imbalance in my brain. I had all the supports I needed to feel better but nothing was working – it was time to take a closer look at what was weighing me down.

I have been so fortunate to be able to do this with someone that I absolutely adore and feel safe with! The first time I met Michelle, I felt an instant bond with her. She was a meditation instructor in a course I took, and hands down, one of my favorites! Michelle has a beautiful energy about her – she radiates peace, calm, and hope.

Michelle promised that we were going to move mountains together. And have we ever! After my very first session with her, I began to sleep better. After the second one, I found I had more energy. I overcame many hardships while working with her, including an emotional and painful break-up. We have worked through so much including my childhood, my anxiety, my addictions, and Michelle has been right there with me every step of the way. She brings so much loving kindness and compassion to all our sessions.

We have worked on things that were so painful, so dark – but knowing that she was there and doing it with her has been such a gift. I love how Michelle describes the experience: ‘It hurts so good.’ The work can be hard, it can be painful, and it can hurt. But the results have blown me away time and time again.

Underlying it all, I have begun to find myself and answer questions like: Who am I? What are my values? What brings me joy and what doesn’t? I am getting to know myself, and better yet, I’m learning to love myself.

Michelle, there is no one I would rather do this with. You are so intuitive, so compassionate, and so gentle in your guidance. I would highly recommend you to anyone struggling with any aspect of their lives. You bring me so much joy. I feel honored to know you and to do this work with you. From the bottom of my heart, thank you for bringing me back home.”

Zahra Ruda

I have born the dark traumas of my childhood and felt an alienation from life. I have suppressed my emotions which have created further problems in my adult life through unhealthy actions both to myself and others. Everything I have done, work, leisure, friends and family life has gone on autopilot. I have lived in a vacuum with a lot of suffering.

Through Instagram I got in touch with Michelle, who I quickly gained a lot of trust in. I was terribly afraid of being confronted with my dark feelings, but Michelle gave me so much reassurance and confidence that I decided to take the step and start coaching with her.

Michelle has been magical in our sessions. She made contact with my darkness in my body, which made me cry and was wonderfully healing and redemptive. Listening with closed eyes to Michelle’s humble, warm healing voice was a spiritual experience I never had felt. The skin knotted at my whole body and I felt like I was floating in a weightless state. So AMAZING!

Oppressed feelings have come in waves after our sessions and I have cried redemptive tears in rivers. So wonderful that it is impossible to describe. I have been given exercises to do daily, that have been very valuable in consolidating progress and healing. It has given me peace and safety. I have learned to be positive, to embrace all thoughts and feelings, both positive and negative, never to be judgemental of myself, and to work with self-compassion and forgiveness.

Michelle has taught me to listen to my body. It was an “ah-ha” experience when she resolved my traumas in my body. AMAZING. Michelle has a warm, permissive charisma, she radiates loving-kindness. She has an open mind and a BIG welcoming, loving heart. Everything is allowed, there is no condemnation, you can open the darkest sides for Michelle, which feels so liberating and cleansing.

Michelle is a fantastic listener, she takes in the information, then explains in a simple way the cause of the problem and you feel that this is exactly how it is. It’s magical! Michelle quickly finds a solution and many times you have to close your eyes, you leave yourself completely to her compassionate, embracing, loving voice. So wonderfully healing!

I have thought that my difficult situation was impossible to get out of. I’m so happy today that I dared to challenge my darkness and my trauma. That was the hardest step! Since then, with Michelle’s spiritual help it has been an AMAZING journey and not at all difficult!

I really recommend Michelle with all my heart to you who are struggling. Take the opportunity to live your lives to the fullest. To be able to come home to your real self. Get to hear from Michelle that you are perfect as you are and that you have the solution within yourself for an AMAZING life.

I have never met such a fellow human being as Michelle in my entire long life and I promise, you will not be disappointed. She is a gift to this world and has dedicated her life to healing wounded Souls. Michelle is simply the best!!!

Leif Norén

My breaking point came when I couldn’t escape the familiar cycle of staying in bed all day, leaving only for work on most days. Fearful of walks and being outside, being seen and judged. Anxiety took over and I was repeating these patterns of lifelessness. Although I have not experienced suicidal thoughts, I didn’t feel like I was living. I couldn’t choose to ‘live’. I couldn’t bring myself to get out of bed to do anything – go for a walk,  socialize, do something for myself, wash a dirty cup in the sink. My mind would go numb and retreat. Nothing could bring me up from that empty feeling.

I had been going through these depressive episodes since I was about fifteen. They would last anywhere from a month to a year.I realized these cycles weren’t about to stop anytime soon so when I came across Michelle’s coaching on social media I was intrigued. I had been following her on socials for a while before we started working together and I have always been attracted to her worldview – spiritual yet unassuming; noninvasive; trustworthy; non-judgemental.

Since working with her I have grown to appreciate just how lucky I am to have connected with her. She really listens and is genuine in her approach to understanding what I need to explore and she is encouraging without being pushy. She is the voice of reason, the voice of love, the voice that I needed to consistently hear to not only pull me back onto my feet but also to provide me with the tools to strengthen my own mindset.

She helped me figure out what the ‘work’ is that everyone says we have to do to improve mental health. I had never understood what ‘the work’ to do looked like nor how to figure out what that was. My own childhood emotional pains have been at the root of my anxieties about my self worth, control, expectations, and fears. Awareness of these roots and how they show up for me has helped immensely. Shining a light on these shadows helps dull their sharpness.

The tools Michelle has given me towards an aware mind has given me so many gifts already, in only six months. I am a different person now and am eager to continue developing my mind set.

I  highly recommend Michelle’s unique coaching approach (and the genuine, bright soul she is) to anyone working on themselves from within. Michelle’s guidance has been a gift and I am forever grateful for her role in reviving my life and helping me ascend to a stronger state of mind.

Lelannie Lewis

Right from the start, coaching with Michelle felt so natural and safe. Anything you talked about was heard and understood. I soon came to realize that I was holding onto a lot of emotional baggage that was just weighing me down.

This coaching is all about you. Whatever seems best for you is exactly what will happen. If you want to talk about one thing the entire time for multiple sessions that’s okay! Or talk about something different each time that’s also okay! Whatever will help you the most.

My struggle without getting too deep was that I felt stuck going downhill in my life. I had multiple issues in my life that I had dealt with but came back and I felt powerless this time. Each day was just getting worse and I had no idea what to do. Luckily, I met Michelle and I was able to work through all those problems with her and feel good about myself again!

That is where I’d like to talk about Michelle. She has the kindest soul. Whenever you talk to or see her you’ll always feel such a warm presence because you know you’re with someone that truly cares about you and your wellbeing. Anything I threw at her she was ALWAYS able to provide some sort of support and the ability to work through it.

She is one of the most selfless, kind, understanding, bubbly, caring, empathetic, punctual, warm, positive and respectful humans I’ve ever had the pleasure to meet. I believe that this is Michelle’s purpose and once you meet her you as well will understand. You will be in good hands.

Thomas Kristan

Working with Michelle Metta has been so transformative for me!!!! Michelle has taken a practical, systematic approach from a spiritual perspective that had been really effective for me.The sessions I have had with her are much beyond what I imagined possible in terms of gaining insight and healing and growing!

Prior to working with Michelle, I had never experienced that degree of pointed and effective release and being able to understand what was going on with me with some of my inner conflicts and challenges to such depth.

I have seen numerous therapists in my life and working with Michelle has been far more helpful! I am so thankful for each of the 6 sessions I have had with Michelle, they have been very healing, insight building and most importantly, effective.

I will be taking more sessions with Michelle as the insights I have gained have been incredible and helping me to be more effective in my relationships as a parent, a partner and with myself. Michelle has undoubtedly helped me with the goal of “know thyself.” 

Very thankful for the experience and opportunity to work with Michelle!!! Based on my experience and learning from her, I highly, highly recommend her.

Luzia P. *Due to the highly sensitive and personal nature of these sessions, this client requested not to have her full last name disclosed.*

When I started working with Michelle, I was facing a crossroads in my life. I could see my past-self trying to shed, and my new-self trying to emerge. I just needed clarity to let go and process the traumas and limits that were holding me back. It was a feeling I couldn’t describe, but I knew it was hindering my evolution.

Connecting with Michelle during our coaching sessions was so easy and natural. She feels like a close friend that I knew in a previous life – it just took me a little while to find her in this one. Our relationship is more than that of a coach/client, mentor/mentee, sensai/student.

Michelle is 100% transparent, open, honest, kind, genuine, and skilled. She creates an inviting, peaceful, safe and non-judgmental environment for her clients. Not only does she show up fully for others, she is a leading example of self-development, continuing to educate herself and build expertise in her craft.

While working with Michelle, I learned to embrace my inner flower child, listen to my body, feel life from my heart centre and create a safe place for myself – one that extends to those around me. Michelle helped me create an affirmation and mindfulness practice, build myself up, and most importantly, include myself in my care routine. She helped me see things differently and be open to the world while still respecting myself, my values, my beliefs, and my feelings.

My coaching experience with Michelle was amazing, raw, connected, emotional, deep, and life changing. Without hesitation, I would recommend Michelle’s coaching to anyone needing additional guidance and support. Being open to her methods will truly impact your life in a positive way.

Azia *Due to the highly sensitive and personal nature of these sessions, this client requested not to have her full last name disclosed.*

Michelle is an amazing coach! She helps navigate you through your trauma in a gentle, open and authentic way. She helped me accept my feelings as we got into the core of my trauma and released it instantaneously. She helps guide you into your path of self realization with a non judgemental attitude. Her kindness and loving nature make her the best coach to facilitate healing, in the mind, body and soul. She provides the tools and affirmations you need to help keep you on your path.

Sarah Delaney-Mpulubusi, Author of ABC's of Gratitude

During a time of question in my personal journey, I couldn’t see where the sides of my life tied together. I was dealing with some “tug of war” issues within myself.

Michelle quickly picked up on that by opening up a dialogue with me. Her attention to detail is sharp and clear, followed by a compassionate, sincere and comforting explanation of what she gathered. She has a great way of making you feel heard and understood. I had no problem easing into coaching with her.

My threads of mind and body were separate from each other and tangled on their own. Where I assumed she would sort them and hand them back to me, she opened ME up to understand how to untangle and sow them together in a way that is healthy for me and my world.

It still brings me a calmness and clarity in my daily activity. All I have to do is refer to the work her and I do. It’s remained as a psychological filter to view life and how I tend to others.

I HIGHLY recommend Michelle! Your own personal value and benefit to the world deserves it.

Cesar Cardona

Michelle helped me get closer to my life purpose. Her understanding, openness and compassion made me feel so safe during the coaching that I dared to go deeper into my worries. The result: I could reconnect to my true passion!

Thank you for showing me the power of compassion and for helping me return to the way of my heart, to remember the purpose of my story and to truly feel the words burning in my heart to be communicated and shared.

Michelle’s approach that is influenced by Buddhist teachings and mindfulness worked wonders for me. I highly recommend her.

Jenifer Doerrich

The session I had with Michelle was transcendent! I had such an eye opening experience! ⠀

Initially, I was afraid that I had to reveal all my life secrets in order for her to see what I have been struggling with. However, she reached out to my deep self without asking me mundane, uncomfortable questions. The session was so relaxing that I almost forgot where I was. Time seemed non-existent and I felt like I was slowly released from my own negative thoughts. After the session, I found myself standing at a brighter place thanks to her and her guidance. Now I feel lighter, happier and very refreshed.⠀

I HIGHLY recommend her to everyone who needs a little support and love. Even if you have no concerns, she can bring intriguing and inspiring insights into your life. A loving, non judgemental, caring personality defines Michelle. Her compassion and genuine caring nature will help those who seek support and a little guidance. For those who are willing, she is a rare find!!!

Honoka Takei