I came to Brendan at a time in my life when I was lost, depressed, and weighted down with extreme sadness. My mind did not seem to find a way out of this maze of negativity and darkness. I was trying to lift myself up by eating light and healthy, regular jogging. I even started tai-chi. It did not seem to help at all. I could feel that I needed something else. The tai-chi lessons I took felt lame, mechanical, and without depth. I had practiced tai-chi before and enjoyed it, but for some reasons, going back to learning the moves one by one did not suit me. It felt empty. So, I continued looking for different tai-chi and similar arts that could help me connect with my inner self and be in harmony with my surroundings. What got my attention about Brendan’s practice was that he was practicing “healing” Qigong. Sure we all agree that qigong practices are, generally speaking, “healing”. But he was teaching a unique type of Qigong, and since I needed large amount of healing, I called Brendan.
During our first session, he first spent time listening to my story, then began the qigong, where he held his hands facing different areas of my body, using different finger positions, while simultaneously guiding my attention and breadth to different areas of my body. By the end of the session, I knew something had changed in me. At the time I was not sure what it was but could describe it as grounding. I felt more grounded. In the following days my sleep began to improve and I started to feel less depressed, more hopeful and gained some clarity on the steps I needed to take to change my frame of mind, my mental attitude. I continued to see Brendan many times after that and discovered that Brendan did not only help me heal by working on me but by teaching me how I could practice on my own. I also went to his workshops, which helped a lot by complementing what I had learned with him. As I progressed, he taught me specific exercises for all my organ systems, especially the kidney, liver, intestine, immunity, lungs, and heart.
If you practiced qigong before, you know it is often hard to describe what is going on inside ourselves during practices. What I can say is that the practices with Brendan helped me listen to my inner intelligence, my intuition if you will. It is like my body knew what to do in different situations. Little by little, I regained control of my emotions, I was able to distance myself from pain and sadness, I was able to rest my mind and feel my surroundings.
I gained so much with his sessions that I took my 15-year old daughter many times to see him.
Brendan’s sessions are powerful and the more you practice the more empowered you feel, and the more peaceful you feel.
I would recommend to anybody to go meet Brendan and let him guide you through his teachings in order to find strength and peace. Only good things will come out of meeting him.