Testimonials

The Forgiveness work I did with Emily has transformed all aspects of my life. When I first met Emily at a SXSW Conference, I truly believed I did not have it in me to forgive.  About 9 months later, Emily proved me very wrong. While working with Emily, my entire perspective on a major incident in my life shifted in a way I never thought possible. That transformation has since leaked into all aspects of my life; making self-love, compassion and deep human connection not just a way towards forgiveness, but a way of life. I am so thankful for Emily.

— Savannah P. Austin, TX

Doug F.
Doug F.

What I’ve learned from you is second to none. Profound changes in my life and yet there are still so many more changes needed. You helped to start me on the path of forgiveness. Too easy to forgive others now but quite a challenge to forgive myself. At least I know what I am up against.

— Doug F. Austin, TX

The workshop was life changing. It changed my internal soap opera that has kept me in victim mode. I am reading the book and have many a-ha’s. Since I had written a book, Living Happily Ever After; Releasing Wounds, Hurts, and Resentments that is a how-to to get to forgiveness, I thought I’d better find out what she had to say. It was worth it. Even though I had gone through my process many times, there were still some lingering hurts. I recognized them in my fantasy life – my inner soap operas. In Emily’s workshop, I found an a-ha: neither my husband nor I knew how to develop and sustain a mutually satisfying and supportive relationship. I did not know how to set boundaries nor how to ask and get my needs met.

— Molly N. Tucson, AZ

Julie Spears, LCSW
Julie Spears, LCSW

As a person who has done a lot of self-reflection and therapy as well as being a therapist myself, I find Emily’s work very meaningful. The idea of forgiveness for yourself and others has huge positive rewards and is often overlooked in our lives. Emily’s approach is both engaging and compassionate and I look to her as my forgiveness guru!

— Julie Spears, LCSW Austin, TX

Ana R.
Ana R.

Thank you so much for being such a great influence. You have been a huge part of my personal development, it has been a journey learning not only to forgive those who once impacted my life in a negative way but I am also learning to forgive myself and my past mistakes. I’m learning to love myself and this is huge for me…. and even though I am still a work in progress today I can say that I am more grateful for my past experiences; I have learned to be more joyful and more compassionate and I know it will only get easier from here…

— Ana R. San Diego, CA

With just the short amount of time spent in this workshop [The Power of Forgiveness Workshop], I became aware of some very startling revelations about who I needed to forgive and what for. I also realized that I am living my life is based on these things. Thank you for your time and knowledge.

— Dott R. San Angelo, Texas

Rev. Carmela V.
Rev. Carmela V.

I have been involved in healing work for over 30 years, and this has to be one of the most beneficial workshops I have taken. Not only is the material and instruction very valuable, but Emily not only creates a safe environment, but exudes compassion, love, kindness, and support. I recommend it highly, and can’t wait for her book release!

— Rev. Carmela V. Asbury, NJ

Aparna V.
Aparna V.

Forgiveness is such a powerful tool because it allows us to move on from a situation; not ignoring it but truly feeling it and then taking the lessons from it. Meeting Emily has opened my eyes to how forgiveness can impact a person. She is very down-to-earth, which made conversing with her not only easy but also enjoyable! I learned about how I can harness situations that brought me down and change them into lessons for the highest good. Impressions we have about certain scenarios are what our minds make up. The person I was at that stage in my life is different from the person I am now. Thus, viewing the situation from an objective standpoint allows us to understand it and fix whatever is holding us back. Thank you, Emily!

— Aparna V. Singapore

Tara J.
Tara J.

Thank you, Emily. You helped me in such a tremendous way. I cannot thank you enough. I had learned much of what you had mentioned going through my trials last year and had forgotten to do much of that which I had learned. You helped to awaken that sense in me and I am so grateful.

— Tara J. Ocala, FL

It’s been really important to me to have a safe space and work with someone who is completely accepting and non-judgmental. Emily Hooks has provided all of that for me.

— Tyffany H.

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