“STEPS” is a powerful, unique three day Training Programme if you are stuck, and want to breakthrough to dramatically improve the quality of your wellbeing and your life.
STEPS Breakthrough Training ProgrammeA Powerful Step by Step System to Success and Wellbeing. By Maxine Bryce
Case History: Multi-Chemical Sensitivities (MCS)
Susan suffered from severe Multi Chemical Sensitivities (MCS) for several years. She had extreme reactions to other persons scented products, which meant she was unable to attend seminars unless they had a scent-free policy.
If anyone around her wore perfumes, colognes, aftershaves, scented body lotions, or other scented products, her lungs seized up and she would get dizzy with a migraine and swelling of the face and neck. In severe cases, she lost consciousness or got too ill to drive her car.
This meant that Susan had a lot of fear of committing to attending any public events and she really wanted to be well and free to go anywhere. Maxine promised Susan a scent free environment and she signed up for “STEPS”.
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Testimonial from Susan: Multi-Chemical Sensitivities (MCS)
“The STEPS course I took with you has changed my life. I ‘stepped’ myself to the hairdresser recently and had no trouble with perfumes. Prior to meeting you, it had been many years without going to the hairdresser, due to always getting sick from scented products.”Susan Taylor, BC Canada
I would have to say my experience with Maxine has bordered on miraculous.
I felt a shift in my brain as early as the second day of the workshop. After being on Long Term Disability with ME/CFS for almost 4 years, I no longer think of myself as sick. I have gone to social events and stood and chatted all night (before doing one night out meant resting before and needing several days of recovery after).
I have gone on 3-hour hikes (before I had slowly worked up to walking 40 to 60 min but with sit down rests along the way). I have done some very busy days, back to back without crashing (before it was always about pacing activity with lying down ).
I often used to have muscle pain in my legs, if I did 40-minute walks. Thanks to Maxine I now have tools that I can use to be healthy, energetic and pain-free. Since her STEPS workshop, I have done 2 long 6 week trips, one to Italy and one a 6000 km road trip to Utah and Arizona and I was normal! I am so grateful to have my life back!!Reidun Eggun, Vancouver, BC Canada
Anxiety and Panic Attacks
Thank you so much for the STEPS programme. Amazing how quickly you get to the heart of people. I have had no panic attacks since then and keep using the techniques, so I really do appreciate it.Diane Brokenshire, British Columbia
Maxine has successfully worked with thousands of people from the UK, Europe, Canada, United States, and Australia who presented with issues including:
- Stress and Overwhelm
- Anxiety and Panic
- Fear of Public Speaking
- Stage Fright
- Low Self Esteem & Self Worth
- Burnout ME/CFS
- Relationships and Family issues
STEPS is a therapeutic breakthrough process delivered over 3 days and participants take away skills that they will use for the rest of their lives in their career, performance, relationships and health. The theory that underpins STEPS correlates with the latest research in neuroscience about how the brain, body and emotional states powerfully influence each other.
Severe Insomnia, Grief, Stress, Anxiety and Overwhelm.
I found myself caring for chronically/terminally ill family members over a period of several years. At times, our family had two or three members dying at the same time. We had family members die at home repeatedly. We did so within the context of an overwhelmed, over-taxed health care system that was of little support most of the time and down and out harmful some of the time.
Over this period of about 7 years I experienced perpetual grief, intolerable stress, and worst of all severe sleep deprivation. There were times when I went from 24 to 52 hours without sleep. After all, I was the palliative care team providing round the clock care year after year for one relative after another.
In the end, the damage to my own body, mind, and spirit was pretty horrific. I struggled with exhaustion, depression, anxiety, panic attacks, and severe irritability. I was left in a constant state of overwhelm. I was finally free to sleep but had developed severe insomnia which just kept getting worse. Eventually I was only able to sleep between 60 and 90 minutes a night.
I wasn’t sure if I was going to die or go stark raving mad first. I could barely prepare a meal never mind manage a household. Worst of all, the losses kept rolling in. I lost my health, I lost most of my friends, I lost my ability to socialise, I lost my career, I lost my independence, I lost my hopes and dreams for the future. I even lost my passion to read. Reading a book was just too hard.
My doctor sent me to one specialist after another to no avail. Eventually I gave up on the medical model and sought help from a myriad of alternative health care practitioners. Then I tried therapists and many different kinds of workshops trying to regain my health. I spent thousands and thousands of dollars. I did improve to a point. I was able to get a total of 4 to 5 hours of sleep a night though I woke up often. And with help from my family I could take care of the house again.
But I remained stuck in a state of exhaustion, anxiety and overwhelm. I was stressed, negative, and very reactive to life. I felt so sick all the time and now know that my adrenal glands had been severely damaged. No matter what I tried to in an attempt to get better nothing helped over the long term. I stayed stuck for years.
I read a newsletter I get from an alternative health care practitioner and he made reference to EFT – Emotional Freedom Techniques. I was fascinated to learn that it was a form of Energy Psychology. It didn’t take my long to find Maxine’s website. I did several sessions of EFT with her and experienced an almost immediate and profound improvement in my health. Maxine recommended her STEPS course when I confided to her that I was afraid of relapsing and ending up stuck again. I couldn’t enrol fast enough.
Maxine has tremendous knowledge about the brain and neuroplasticity – the brains ability to heal and change. She’s compassionate and brilliantly insightful. She knows so much about human behaviour! I love her ability to use humour in a therapeutic way. She’s professional, nonjudgmental and a true healer. I trust her implicitly.
I’ve attended a lot of workshops and this was the best organised and presented by far. The content was fascinating. It held many of the answers I had searched for. I already knew that I was responsible for my own behaviour. I already knew that I should be responding to life rather than reacting to it. I already knew that I should be present and that it was pointless to spend time ruminating about the past or worrying about the future. I already knew that our unconscious mind had a lot to do with our troublesome, defeating behaviours. What no one had been able to tell me was how to get, and keep, my conscious mind in charge of things. Well I know now!
Maxine’s STEPS system is a technique, a tool. It’s a tool that’s quick and easy to use. It’s a tool that Maxine obviously intends her clients to have for its beneficial, long term effects. I now have a tool that allows me to influence my behaviour, my thoughts, and my state of being in a matter of seconds any time I want. I am so calm. I bask in this calmness! I’m no longer stressed, scattered and disorganised.
I’m organised and productive again. I’m less resistant to life’s circumstances and more accepting. I have energy again. I am infinitely more patient and tolerant of others. I spend my time in the present now making conscious decisions about what I want for myself next. I’m positive instead of negative. I can feel my body healing itself. I feel joyful and grateful again. Life still has its challenges but I consciously respond in the way I choose now instead of reacting in a way that only makes things worse. Knowing that I have a tool that gives me the power to choose how I interpret and respond to life’s challenges is the most freeing and empowering experience I’ve ever had. I am finally unstuck!
By the way, I experienced what to me was a miracle after the first day of the workshop. I slept through the night for the first time in 23 years.Gail Johnson. BC. Canada
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Fibromyalgia, Stress, Anxiety & Trauma.
I have known Maxine for some years, and she has seen me go through a range of experiences that are not particularly normal in such a short space of time, which resulted in very high stress and anxiety levels, then a car accident, which triggered a long term health condition with extreme levels of pain, diagnosed as Fibromyalgia.
My first experience of emotional health therapy with Maxine was a course of EFT (Emotional Freedom Techniques) or tapping. This gave me the tools I needed to change how I was feeling emotionally and in some cases, physically, to bring me to a more balanced and comfortable place.
This tool was so effective that I was able to face the main protagonist in my health and wellbeing journey at a family funeral, without the anxiety, stress, pain and distress of previous times, and I felt as close to being at ease as I possibly could.
A week later I attended another funeral, and this same protagonist was there, along with my ex husband, and once again I was able to deal with the situation easily and subtly, without them knowing that I was giving myself the therapy I needed to face them. I was able to get on with mixing with the other funeral attendees, again feeling completely at ease with those familiar to me.
The very fact that I had managed to see myself through both of those events made me feel very empowered, but I knew that it was not enough to get over the past and move forward, and that I needed further tools to aid me in my healing journey. This took me back to Maxine who had previously told me of the STEPS programme that she had devised, and used successfully for others in various situations of emotional and physical health issues.
I took my time to investigate Maxine’s website, the testimonials, and also exploring my previous experience of treatment with her and decided that my health and wellbeing were the most important things and that I had to put the money together to have this healing time with her.
I contacted Maxine to arrange a three-day STEPS session with her. I also arranged to stay away from home for those few days as I wanted to concentrate on my learning and healing journey, and this gave me valuable practice time needed without interference from my partner.
I had no idea what to expect and had a completely open mind. Each of the three days was carefully structured so that the bulk of learning was on the first day and gave me tools that I could immediately start to make changes. We practised exercises from the program that had an immediate effect for me, and I cannot tell you how wonderful that was.
I arrived relying on a walking stick, as the pain condition (Fibromyalgia), and the issues that came with it meant I needed a support to help me to get around safely, or so I thought. When I left Maxine on that first day, I did not need the walking stick, and indeed, I have not used it since.
On the second day, again, I came away, after some more exercises, feeling so much more positive and able to achieve. On the final day, the course was less intensive but reinforcing, and I managed to go through the STEPS process and forgive those two protagonists mentioned above and lose a huge complex of emotion that I have been carrying around with me for many years.
It was incredibly freeing, and such a profound change, that I still don’t feel the oppression that I had previously carried around from these two people. The full program is now a part of me, and I can not be happier to use it.
I continue to use the STEPS system each day, and in doing so I have managed to bring the level of pain down quite considerably, and also to calm and slow the progression of extreme psoriasis that was having such a negative effect on my daily life.
There are too many other things for me to list here, but suffice to say that I am finally in charge of the issues. I have learned how to ‘tune’ into my higher self to find limiting beliefs, and then use the STEPS system to turn them around to healthy options for my mind and body. It is a journey for me, but now it is an easy journey.
Put simply STEPS has changed my life, and I would recommend it to everyone. It was worth every penny.”Debi Richens, Berkshire, UK.
Ever since I was a kid and throughout my life, I’ve shown extraordinary potential for “making my mark on the world”. I’ve always known in my guts that I was destined to entertain and to produce outstanding visuals (whether it be my art, films, or work as an on-air correspondent).
But most of that potential was never fully realised. And if I experienced success, it was also accompanied by an excruciating health struggle that impacted every aspect of my life and well-being.
That’s because I was hit with M.E. thirty years ago. And was diagnosed with it twelve years ago.
I’ve gone through numerous serious health crashes. I went for months and even years at a time of not being able to fully function. I was overwhelmed with fatigue. I had virtually no stamina. I constantly fought off or was recovering from viruses. It was a living hell.
In order to just “survive”, so many things were sacrificed… my career, relationships, travelling, socialising, interests, vigorous exercise, and just maintaining the very basics of living. Any happiness that I projected to the world was either forced, faked or hard to come by.
Over the past twelve years, I began to improve, but at an incredibly slow pace. I did everything humanly possible to get better – I researched and tried numerous treatments. I never gave up, but in the back of my mind, I also began to wonder if I’d ever recover to lead a fully productive life.
Then….one of my doctors recommended I take Maxine’s 3-day workshop, STEPS. A couple of his patients had done so and he was amazed to see their remarkable improvement. It was as if they became “unstuck” and were able to move to a new level of good health.
Well, The STEPS programme with Maxine turned out to be one of THE MOST PIVOTAL EXPERIENCES not only for my health but in my overall life!
I went into the workshop, optimistic, fully ready to take on whatever new concepts came my way. I let myself be vulnerable. I was trusting of what lay ahead of me, mostly because this workshop struck me as the “last hope” for getting well from M.E.
The first day of the workshop, my brain was overloaded, panicky and experiencing a severe “vice-grip”. I thought “How the hell is this going to work? I am so screwed!”. That night, as I set about doing the techniques, much to my complete amazement, the deep-set brain vice-grip and panic lifted. I felt a small ebb of confidence and triumph that since then has continued to expand effortlessly as I continue with the “STEPS System” and EFT (emotional freedom techniques).
During the actual workshop and in the time since, my body and brain have shifted. I’ve had creative awakenings! I have new-found energy. I am gob-smacked at having stamina. I am trying new things without dwelling on M.E. I am able to do my power walks more easily and am conquering greater distances. I have had very few viral sensations. I’m able to go out for dinner with my friends and not feel like a person with an illness. I’m able to clean my house with ease. I’m having fun! The STEPS workshop also coincided with me trying on-line dating, and after being single for quite some time, I am now dating an extraordinary man…and again….I no longer feel like a person battling a chronic illness.
Nowadays, I don’t say that I have M.E., but rather that I had M.E. And yes, it is possible to recover after thirty horrific years of having a debilitating chronic illness. I continue to use Maxine’s STEPS techniques regularly to keep myself in check. And if anyone out there thinks that recovery can’t happen to them because they’ve been ill for so long and so severely….think again.
Over the past decade, I’ve been extremely fortunate to have assembled a medical team of M.D.’s, osteopath, naturopath, acupuncturist, massage therapist, and chiropractor who have gone above and beyond assisting me with my health. All of them can see the change in my health and are excited with what has happened to me since taking Maxine’s workshop.
As for Maxine….I was impressed beyond belief with this woman (and I am not easily impressed). Her knowledge, compassion, perseverance, and optimism is second-to-none. And what blew me away even more so was her professionalism and her skills in leading an intense three days of “life-changing” information. She is gifted as a healer. She is forthright. She is intuitive and gets to the heart of each person. She covers a helluva lot of stuff in a short period of time and makes it understandable. She was able to lead me into embedding the STEPS and tapping techniques into my very core. Not only do I know how to use the techniques, but I understand why and how they are working.
Maxine has taught me to tailor the STEPS specifically to my personality. I don’t feel like I’m using some generic method. Maxine has also taught me how to use STEPS and tapping for things other than M.E. I continue to use it whenever I am feeling stressed or needing clarity. Her techniques help to calm me.
I am now ecstatic to be back on track with “making my mark on the world”. I have so many incredible things to look forward to in my future. I feel like I’m just beginning my life.Karen F. Vancouver, Canada