100% life changing! ~ R.B. ~
The Zen Institute, Wen Chi and the rest of the staff are as good as you can find. I traveled 1,000 miles for the IOP program and I do not regret 1 single mile. I know that I am powerful beyond measure and have the tools I need to achieve anything I want. ~ J.C. ~
"One of my clients told me today that her psychiatrist highly recommended Zen Institute, as 3 of her patients have improved a great deal after their experience at Zen Institute!" ~ Norma M., Psychotherapist ~
Wen Chi - I cannot begin to tell you how deeply & profoundly Zen Institute has affected my life. You will positively impact the lives of so many & I am eternally grateful that I am one who has found the way to your door. I thank you from the bottom of my heart. ~ J.H. ~
This program totally changed my life in a positive way. I feel I'm alive and happy. I am so blessed to have gone through this experience. ~ J.M. ~
This has been the best experience I've had. This experience was eye opening and I have actually seen the change in myself with the work I have done. I am forever grateful for this opportunity. I am happy and comfortable with the staff that I've worked with here. ~ M.C. ~
The tools I have found to be most helpful are journaling, meditating, staying present, and shifting from ego-oriented to love-oriented. This program has changed my life! ~ K.K. ~
When I finished my last therapy session with Wen Chi, I asked her if I could write a testimonial for her webpage, as it was these testimonials that helped me decided to come to see her. I felt so overwhelmingly grateful to her that I wanted other people to understand how gifted she is as a therapist and how much their lives could change as a result of her novel and life-changing program—a program that definitely can’t be found anywhere else.
Wen Chi is the most exceptionally generous, supportive and encouraging therapist I have ever encountered. I came to her at an extremely vulnerable time in my life and her authenticity, capacity to empathize, and ability to listen and care about where I was coming from is something that I won’t ever forget.
With the “Inner Twin” and EMDR work, I was able to finally let go of many years of emotional trauma that had infiltrated and affected my life on many levels. There were many extremely painful memories and defeating beliefs that I had learned to live with by repressing, which resulted in periods of crippling depression.
Wen Chi not only showed me that there were tools that could be used to transform this mess of emotional reactivity and despair, but also walked me through exactly how to use them. It was such a fundamentally different approach than other talk therapy that I had gone through: it was amazing to realize that there were actual, concrete things I could do to aid in my own self-awareness and healing.
Continuing to use these tools has been an incredibly powerful and empowering process. What began in Wen Chi’s office really was just the beginning; the process of healing and growing has now continued unhindered by the stumbling blocks that I never believed I could get past before. I now see the results of Wen Chi’s work in big and small ways in my life. For the first time, I am able to accept myself as a whole and complete person and move forward with confidence. Thank you Wen Chi! ~Katherine T.~
One of the biggest differences between Wen Chi and other therapists I have had experience with is that she is “real” someone that is genuine, honest, caring and full of wisdom.
I found that not only has she experienced some of the really difficult issues I have had in life, she has defeated them, and she could truly relate to my experiences. She taught me so many tools to help me live life with love, peace and joy, something that I never thought was possible. I think it was extremely helpful to learn tools from someone who has experienced and survived the tough times and knew what I needed to get better. It just wasn’t the typical talk therapy, which never worked for me, this was so much more: from the “Inner Twin Therapy” to the EMDR, and she is truly gifted in every one of her techniques.
“Inner Twin Therapy” this has to have been one of the most powerful experiences I have ever experienced in my life. The day we did the “Inner Twin Therapy”, I remember my life changed drastically, I had never felt such peacefulness in my life like I did after doing the Inner Twin therapy. If I never did anything else with Wen Chi, that experience alone was such a breathtaking experience and made such an enormous difference in my life and I’m so grateful for that experience.
I also learned from the “Inner Twin Therapy” that even if I was the last person living on earth, I wouldn’t be alone. Matter of fact I think it should be mandatory for everyone in this world to go through the “Inner Twin Therapy”, our world would definitely without a doubt be a better place.
One of the greatest benefits with the Intensive Outpatient Program (IOP), and I really appreciated, was that I was able to go through the intensive treatment and still be able to go home and be with my family, and work with the tools she gave me in the real world.
Wen Chi, I thank you from the bottom of my heart for giving me the opportunity to learn from you, for sharing your incredible wisdom and sharing your life with me! ~ Jeanna J. ~
This therapy has been amazing for me! It is mind-blowing how far I have come. I have enjoyed the curriculum. I have learned how to be me and accept what is, but not having to approve it. I would recommend everyone to see you at least once in their lifetime. The curriculum in this therapy is wonderful plus benefits me throughout my life! ~ Keelie S. ~
Wen Chi’s Inner Twin Therapy was a very unique treatment. Her program is not just having someone to vent your problems to. Most therapists/counselors that I know inquire about your issues then try to solve the issues for you, be it by pills or by their own diagnosis of what they believe is going on.
Wen Chi gives you the tools to win your own battles, as only you know what is really going on and how you feel. You are not left feeling lost and alone once the 30-day treatment is over, partly because she takes calls and e-mails post graduation but mostly, because I feel I have the strength to be happy on my own. Wen Chi definitely instills the feeling that she genuinely cares for you, and your recovery.
The Inner Twin Therapy is something I always feel inside of me but I have lost track of it at some point. Wen Chi reconnected me and my Twin. Once I was reconnected with my Twin/Conscience I easily broke free from my addiction that I know was harmful to myself and others. This work is truly groundbreaking and I would recommend it to everyone! After the Inner Twin Therapy I felt whole again, I no longer was depending on females to complete me or to motivate me to transform/change my life, and fix everything that I felt was wrong with me. Being reconnected I feel safer and more optimistic about life again…like how it was when I was a kid!
I have learned so much! I am master of my body, mind and
destiny. My racing thoughts can be tamed. I have admirable qualities, that there are others like me in the world. I am happy with myself, I am grateful for sooo many more things in life than I was pre-treatment. I have gained knowledge that will not only serve me for the rest of my life but knowledge I will pass onto others, including my children. I have learned to see the world in a different, more positive way. And socially I feel much more comfortable with myself. ~ Ricky C. ~
Talk counseling just wasn't enough for me, I needed to find who I was again and be proud of who I was. Wen Chi gave that to me with the tools she gave me, I am so grateful! ~ Raechel J. ~
Previously was given the tools to face “triggers”, with this program I’ve learned to face these types of fears & neutralize them on the spot by reaching within and accepting the moment for what it is. ~ S.S.~
This has made a big difference in my life, not just from the addictive stand point of view, but in other areas of my life i.e. trust, level of contentment etc. ~ C.Mc ~
This was an amazing experience and journey for me. She made me feel so comfortable to open up to myself and others, she is an amazing therapist! ~ Raechel J. ~
This IOP has truly taught me to let go of controlling everything and enjoy the mystery. Life has now become real and full of love, by simply changing my thought process. ~ S.S.~
I have been to other counselors in the past and have had a variety of experiences. I have had the kind of therapist that is rude, judgmental and condescending and then I have had others who really cared but all they could do was listen to my problems, they didn’t seem to have the tools to help me. I never felt comfortable being totally honest with any of them. I always left frustrated, which made things worse. I was always hoping that the next session would be different, but it never was.
My experience with Wen Chi was much different than anything I had experienced before. She not only cared about what I was feeling and going through, she understood what I was feeling because she had been through it herself. That made a huge difference for me, because I knew that she understood me and could help me.
Wen Chi gave me the tools to start to turn my life around and for that I am forever grateful. She was proactive in my treatment and was available at anytime if I needed her. That was such a comfort to me. Her treatment was spiritual based which is, in my belief, the essence of all of us. She gave me the tools to reconnect to my own spirit and see the Higher Power within me.
Through Wen Chi I was able to resolve issues that have been eating me alive for years and let them go. What a freeing feeling to let go of old baggage and learn to forgive. I now realize that without forgiveness I wouldn’t have been able to heal. Anyway, I am very grateful for Wen Chi and feel blessed that she came into my life. I will never forget her and what she did for me. ~ T.B. ~
Dear Wen Chi,
When I was first seeking to find help, I didn’t want to find a normal therapist. I felt like much of western contemporary practices lacked any bit of spirituality. This is not to say that the practices don’t work, but rather you can’t use the same tool for everything. As soon as I found your listing, I knew that I wanted to try your program as it seemed to integrate from Eastern and Western practices.
I was amazed by how much I was able to take away from this Program! Even though each session was at least 2 hours, it never dragged. From EMDR to meditation, I did so much and was able to finally let go of many things that not only haunted me, but kept me in a prison which was only constructed by me. When anxiety attacks happened, I had an array of techniques you taught me to use which helped tremendously.
One thing that did stick out the most though was the Inner Twin therapy, which I had never encountered before. Although I felt a bit awkward at first, I remembered a lot about who I really was, and I gained back much of which I had felt that I lost. Many people like me feel that they can never go back to how they were before, or move forward to change from what they are now. I had to learn that there is nothing blocking me from being who I wanted to be. Ego is the voice that gives all the “why you can’t” reasons and the Inner Twin voice is the feeling that will bring you to what you really want. Go after what you want and let go of what you don’t. You must let go of your power to gain true power. Learning to recognize this awesome voice is in the work. Once you are able to recognize it, you will have your own guide. You can stop looking for answers from outside or from others. I have such a better foundation than what I had before the work. I know that I will be able to get through anything! ~ Trevor S. ~