Sign up for news



Below are copy and pasted emails received by Life & Soul Empowerment (some are via the website) from patients following their experiences with us, personal details have been removed for obvious reasons but nothing else has been altered.


From: Sarah ** [mailto: **]

Sent: 18 August 2013 21:21

To: Dawn

Subject: Testimonial

I had lower back pain for many years. I had thought it was just "one of those" things that I needed to deal with.

I went to see Dawn who sorted out my pain meaning that I can now move easily and am able to do tasks that I could not do before.

I have been seeing Dawn for around 18 months. In this time I have learnt a lot about my self and my body. I now understand the body needs to work as a whole and that without a healthy physical and psychological balance that I don't function at my best.  Dawn always listens to what my body and I have to say, and using her knowledge and insight is able to find out what is wrong.

Dawn uses a range of techniques and her results have been fantastic. From muscular problems affecting my back, neck and jaw, treating accidental damage following a fall to offering self esteem and confidence building I rely on Dawn to assist in managing all aspects of my health and wellbeing.

Having seen Dawn for physical pain reasons as part of her holistic treatment she suggested that I follow her self-esteem and confidence programme.

This was the best decision I ever made. I started with a totally negative view of myself. Having attended the sessions, which I found both thought provoking and fun, I was able to see that all that mattered was what I thought of me. I learnt to ignore what I perceived others thought and to respect myself. As a result I am much happier and confident in all areas of my life.

The biggest thing I learnt was that I needed to be kinder to myself and often use the mantra Dawn taught me - I am doing the best I can in the moment I am in!

I would recommend the programme to anyone!



Shelley ** Email= ** Subject=Testamonial

Sent: 11 June 2013 17:17


Subject: Form details from

Message=I emerged from a period of experiencing constant anxiety with Dawn's care and expert guidance. She led me through a difficult phase, one where I found it very difficult to ask for help. She put me on the path to feeling calmer, more positive and confident and building on this day by day.

Dawn has also helped my ten year old daughter develop her self esteem. After only a few sessions, my daughter reported that she felt happier, I noticed a positive change in her too. Our relationship has strengthened, partly as a result of this, and it's fantastic to know that we can go back for help with specific issues or just a top-up when needed. Dawn is amazing!



From: Ceara ** [mailto:**]

Sent: 07 February 2013 21:16


Subject: RSI testimonial

Hi dawn,

I originally started going to dawn for a holistic approach to my general well being, especially to help with stress relief and shoulder and back pains associated with office work. In November, at one of my regular appointments, I mentioned to dawn that I had been having unusual pains in my wrist, particularly on my right. When dawn tried to do her usual pressure point assessment the pain was so unbearable that she was unable to finish and told me that my muscles had seized up from my thumb all the way up to my shoulder. Since that appointment I have been to see dawn every two weeks for a mixture of massage to relax the muscles, strapping to support the injured muscles and psyhio exercises to help keep the muscles supple between appointments.

When I mentioned my symptoms to dawn she immediately mentioned RSI and I then got it officially diagnosed from my GP. However, they said that if it was still troubling me after 4 weeks to come back to then be put on the list for physio. I am so glad I had dawn so that I didn't have to wait all of that time as I would have been a large amount of discomfort and would probably have had to take a lot more time off of work.

My whole arm had constant aching, shooting pains and spasms in my fingers but after the treatment received from dawn along with new ergonomic equipment at work I am now almost back to normal.



From: e-mail jane [mailto:**]

Sent: 02 August 2013 22:36

To: Dawn Clode

Subject: Testimonial

I have been seeing Dawn for approximately one year now. I first consulted her as I was in a lot of pain with my neck and shoulder following a car crash several years ago. I had previously consulted other professionals to no avail.

I felt very low and thought it was a pain I would just have to live with. Dawn was very professional and spent time ascertaining my history before treatment. I now feel so much better, the relief from pain is wonderful. I now am able to get a decent night's sleep and have regained a new sense of well-being.

Dawn is generous with her time and I never feel like she is 'clock-watching.' I now see her regularly to maintain my mobility. I would highly recommend her !



From: Vikki [mailto:**@**.com]

Sent: 30 October 2012 09:32

Subject: Dawn Clode testimonial

I first made an appointment with Dawn to have a massage, and during our first meeting we discussed medication that I was taking, propranolol for anxiety at work. Dawn was very surprised that I had been taking this for 8 years and said she could help me to stop taking them. We worked together over a small number of sessions to change my thought patterns and improve my self-belief and I found through using the techniques learned, including affirmations, I was able to stop taking beta blockers at work, something which I had convinced myself for a long time was impossible. I really can’t recommend Dawn enough, she has helped to turn my life around.

Kind regards



From: Rae [mailto:**]

Sent: 25 October 2012 09:24

Subject: Dawn Clode testimonial

For years I had suffered with lower back pain and spasms but numerous visits to various chiropractors and physiotherapists had failed to ease it or resolve it in any way. By chance I was referred to Dawn Clode an Osteomyologist and to my utter astonishment just ONE treatment from her not only identified the underlying problems but returned my back to near-normal function. I went in to Dawn's clinic contorted and unable to straighten up and an hour later was walking out normally !! I cannot recommend her highly enough.



Subject: Tim

Date: Mon, 27 Nov 2017 16:02:07 +0000



I initially saw Dawn after I developed a pain in my lower back that was not improving, this meant that even basic every day things such as putting on socks would cause me excruciating pain. I decided to book a GP appointment and after seeing the GP, they did not offer any help apart from advising to use pain killers and it might go away or maybe they could book me into an NHS physiotherapist. I was so frustrated that I decided to take matters into my own hands.

After seeing me in pain, I was recommended by a work colleague to contact Dawn as she had helped my colleague with various problems. Not having experienced any type of Physiotherapy\Chiropractor or Acupuncture before I did not know what to expect. I made initial contact and was impressed by the detail of pre-knowledge that was required. After a friendly consultation, in which we discussed various matters on the questionnaire, I was subjected to various physical tests and not just my back, I was advised that it is a whole of body and that often pain can come from various different scenarios and some can be referred pain. After describing my symptoms via the questionnaire and in person, the pain was indeed sourced to be referred from my groin, which was caused by taking up golf again. Dawn relieved the pain via a mix of acupuncture and massage and the pain in my back felt better straight away, after a couple of weeks and with the advice given the pain in my back subsided, but I also had advice on how to prevent this pain coming back. With regular follow up appointments this healed my back\groin fully. I also developed various other aliments which with regular monthly sessions have kept me fairly injury free, despite being very active and pushing my body through various different sports and not being as young as I once was!

Our appointments are now monthly and are now more prevention rather than cure, but I feel this is helping me to achieve my physical goals and to prevent other injuries and pain from happening. I have so far referred several people to Dawn, who have in turn referred other people, which I think is testament to the skill and the practice of Dawn and Osteomyology



Subject: How Osteomyolgy has helped me


Date: Mon, 27 Nov 2017 16:29:56 +0000



I have been seeing my Osteomyologist for three years. Each time I go to see Dawn she helps me to release the tension that I am carrying in my body using an array of different techniques. As my body changes and adapts so does my Osteomyogist which is brilliant. Traditional medicine would recommend painkillers and surgery or physiotherapy but this does not take into the account the connectivity of the body between itself and my mind. My Osteomyologist will look at the whole of me and find where I most need the help. Where I get pain is not always the area of my body that needs help, Dawn helps me to track it through and release the tension where it’s needed, and that might be in my brain 


Sarah x