"I was nervous initially about coaching because I felt I would be sharing a lot of my personal experiences and feelings. After my first talk with Arien I became less apprehensive and I knew that if I ever felt uncomfortable or didn’t want to continue, that he would be receptive and understanding. And I’m glad I did continue because of the benefits and insights that came of it. Coaching helped me accept and realize my true potential. Through this I’ve recognized my goals, learned better goal-setting strategies, and learned how to trust myself more. With a little help from Arien I’ve become more of the person I want to be and accepted myself for who I am. This has helped me help others as well. I know that when I am able to be present with myself, I can be present for others. This is so important to me because I wish to ease other people’s suffering and live my life through love. I’m so happy and grateful to have this experience with Arien and I feel that it has been essential to my growth." -Kai Ramey, October 2016
"I started working with Arien about 2 to 3 months ago. I approached him because I was concerned about where I was heading in life, and how happy I was. I was having a lot of problems with who I was and where I belonged in the world as well as where I should go in life.
Arien's sessions have been beyond helpful to me. Before, I had been relying on cyclist coping mechanisms that although did help for the time being, wouldn't help me overcome the same difficulties and issues again and again. It was a band aid on an infected wound. Helped to prevent more infection, but I was neglecting the wound and thinking if I kept covering it, it would heal.
The first session I had with Arien was more eye opening and healing than I could have ever imagined. Not only was he able to address my issues in the most caring way, but he was able to pin point more or less what the underlying issue was, then make it crystal clear to me. Every time he would, I felt like I was finally truly understood and even better, finally truly understanding myself instead of the huge mess my scrambled thoughts seemed to be. We touched on 7 very important self-discoveries and even a little goal for myself at the end.
Although I still have troublesome times now, whenever I read over what Arien and I addressed, I am able to feel a little better and know for a fact that the rough patch will pass. I am reminded of the progress I have made and how much more progress I am capable of making.
I recommend Arien's sessions to anybody who is in need of help. I promise you, that you will make more progress than you possibly imagined even with only one session. I fully trust Arien and his abilities to help. I don't believe I have ever felt more comfortable addressing my issues and problems with anybody before, or more confident that someone will understand and actually be able to help me in my healing process. He makes you feel truly understood, human, nurtured, safe, and capable. Almost like a guardian angel in human form.
You are in wonderful hands. I promise." -Miriam Estrada, June 2016
“I was excited to start these coaching sessions with Arien . I already knew how amazing he was since I had gotten some readings from him in the past (which I highly recommend, by the way). I already felt comfortable with him through the readings because he has a gentle spirit. You can tell that over the phone. He is very caring and considerate and he always takes your needs into consideration. These coaching sessions were absolutely fantastic and eye-opening.
There are many things I like about Arien. He really listens to you and he knows that it is difficult being vulnerable and opening up about personal and traumatic experiences. He makes you feel safe. He takes everything you say into consideration and he offers suggestions while respecting where you are coming from. Arien sees things from many different perspectives, and I think that is a very strong trait to have.
Arien has the ability to pull out deep things hidden within you to the surface, but he does so in a very gentle manner, very slowly and taking his time. I learned a lot of things about myself during these coaching sessions that were surprising to me. Without Arien’s help, I wouldn’t have known a lot of things that were going on deep inside of my mind and my heart.
What I also like about the sessions was the fact that it was not static; it was dynamic. Arien can adapt to changes very well. I started off wanting to work on one thing and it slowly began to evolve over time and Arien was able to guide me into the direction I was trying to go in. He was very patient with me as I tried to find a way to articulate what was going on inside of me. He helped me reach that conclusion, and it opened my view of how I see myself in the world and my interactions with others.
My self-esteem has always been a little rocky but working with Arien raised it and now I am working towards being more authentic to myself and to the world. In the 3rd week of training, I already found myself beginning to slowly change into the person I wanted and needed to be. We made a lot of progress in just 4 weeks!
Arien takes his job very seriously. You can see that he has a passion for helping people, which I find very beautiful. He truly wants you to be the best and healthiest version of yourself.
During the sessions, he reinforced what we learned by giving deep but satisfying worksheets, which were very helpful to me. The worksheets can be used anytime you feel like you need some guidance or encouragement in your life. They were very enjoyable to do.
All in all, I honestly cannot put into words what an amazing and empathetic person Arien is. I highly encourage everyone to go to him if they need help figuring themselves out on a deeper, spiritual and emotional level. You will not be disappointed!” -Kyo Pierre-Francois, March 2018