..... She told me of her session with
you. I think you changed her life forever. I truly
admire/ appreciate your unique gifts, and am grateful
you have entree through your service to touch/transform/
heal across a wide spectrum of diversity among a large
and always changing population. True healing is an art,
and an act of acceptance and love without judgment.
There are way too few healers in the world. You are one.
I celebrate you.
Good morning John,
Two things....First I wanted to say thank you for seeing
*** and sharing your tape with her. It has helped
immensely!!! She's feeling better and doing better.
Second .... can I purchase a copy? Thanks........D
I found your address yesterday and am reminded of how
much you helped *** when she was in the hospital at Duke
back in July. I really want to thank you again for being
so very considerate to her during one of the lowest
moments in her life. I am confident that your attention
to her helped her regain enough physical health to
manage to get back home to
Today she is enjoying renewed health and vigor and her
soul continues to heal in regard to the loss of our
God has sent us some wonderful people over the years and
you are truly one of the best of them all.
It just occurred to me that you might enjoy seeing
our national newsletter which deals with family support
for families of children with brain tumors and also with
our research and clinical programs. If you would like to
see that just send me a ground address and we will put
you on the list to receive it.
We wish you much good in your life! - MT
hi Jon - heard a resounding thank you to you - from a
client I saw last week. He said your compassion, kind
words, and helpful suggestions - most importantly
feeling like you were "really there with him" was great.
thought I'd pass it along to you - always good to hear
these things. Take care, J
I think of you often – you are an important person for
excellent patient care in Duke Hospital. - AA
I am so glad that I had a chance to round with you that
one day in March. I have been able to implement
some of the stress management techniques I observed you
use that day. It has helped my patients! - S
thanks so much for being there. you added great insight
for our residents and we got very positive feedback
about the whole conference.
I wanted you to know that Keith died at home on June 12
after a long struggle. We both very much appreciated
your kindness and caring manner. It meant a lot to
Keith, and he benefited from your tapes. You were very
kind to take the time.
I wish you the best of luck in your practice. AP
Everyone I talked to absolutely loved your talk. The
knowledge that you shared with everyone really got
through to people, and I think that most people there on
Saturday walked away with some really valuable tools. It
Thank you for the excellent presentation to the
Intensive and Graduate Pulmonary Group last month.
They report learning a lot about how to tap into readily
available resources for relaxation and stress relief.
I also learned a lot and often use some of the
techniques you introduced to the group. Thanks
again for providing such a beneficial and needed
I want to thank you so much for the support you provided
our Duke Birthing Center staff!! We have received such
positive comments from the staff ... they felt really
cared for with some of the constructive tools you
provided to assist them with stress management "in the
moment". That will be helpful in their day to day work!!
Thanks again for your support. I look forward to hearing
I am so sorry for this long over due ' Thank You' note
on the Stress Management in-service you gave last year.
It was very informative and very helpful. The
informations that you shared helped us in so many ways
to understand the negative effects of stress to our body
as a whole. The things you shared with us are so
powerful it made us realize that we
really have to understand STRESS so we can manage and
cope with it effectively. Those stress management skills
you listed are very therapeutic. We had an enlarged
version of it hanged in our lounge and in the unit so to
remind ourselves in the event of an impending stressful
situation, which in our case, almost always. Those
communication and relaxation techniques were helpful
just the same. It was an excellent reminder to all of us
in our day to day interaction with our patients and each
other especially in a unit as big as PACU. And just like
you said, we really need to observe and practice them
and make them a part of our
daily life to make them work.
The PACU staff is very appreciative and grateful for
your time and all the wonderful things that you shared
to us in your booklet. That day turned out to be a less
stressful day indeed. Thank you so very much ! All
Jon: As always, you were a big hit with the crowd. I
really appreciate the way you are able to both teach and
model the practice simultaneously. Thanks so much
for working with our staff - it was the perfect way to
begin the day! - B
Thank you, Jon, for the "Jewels of Stress Management"
presentation you gave to the EP nursing staff this
morning. Under your guidance, we were able to experience
a comfortable period of relaxation before the busyness
of the day. The video complimented the program nicely;
I'm glad you brought it. It's always a pleasure having
you share your "jewels" and experiences. Thank you
Thank you so much for your willingness to share your
expertise with the nurses on 5100. I will always give a
little chuckle when I remember how fast the nurses went
to the workroom when your session was announced!
Usually it is very difficult to round them up.
Dealing with stress is a skill they need and I
appreciate you taking the time to give them strategies
to be able to do that.
Hi Jon - thanks for presenting at Teer last week. You
must have been fabulous as everyone ranked you as
excellent! I really appreciate you giving some of your
personal time to share you expertise with the community.
Hope we'll all learn a little more about de-stressing
because of you. Thanks so much! You've got an open
invitation to come back whenever you want.
Thanks for a wonderful afternoon. You do great work. I
wish there were more people like you in the hospital. If
you have any other classes coming up, I would be
interested in attending.
Thanks for sharing this. Although I've known it for
years, I continue to marvel at your profoundly gentle
and healing presence and touch with people. Each day you
go out there and give so much, and make such a
difference in the lives of people - one person at a
time. I am humbled to work with you; honored to have you
in the Dept of APN. - BS
I have several patients in my general medicine clinic
who are dealing with anxiety and depression. I have had
several inpatients who benefited from your relaxation
tapes. Is there any way I can purchase some of these
tapes and pamphlets for my patients? Thanks, JW
FYI.. another example of the fine feedback I often
receive about you!! Thanks for being you and for
believing so strongly in the power of the human
presence. We may not be able to always quantify the
value of what you and the stress management team bring
to patients and families but there's no doubt in my mind
about the benefits. Keep up the good work!
Many thanks for your participation in the commissioning
service for our new chaplain residents and interns. Your
presence, along with others representing different faith
perspectives, truly imaged the reality of our hospital
situation. We are a pluralistic world. The challenge for
all of us is to remain grounded in our own faith
convictions while at the same time being aware,
respectful and appreciative of those different from us.
Thank you for your willingness to assist us in
introducing our residents and interns to the challenge
of ministry at Duke Hospital.
Jon, I deeply value your gifts and your thoughtfulness
as you care for patients and staff here. I include you
in my prayers for daily strength and affirmation as you
go about your work.
I just wanted to thank you again for coming to speak to
our class and teaching us the relaxation technique. The
kids really loved it and we felt so relaxed. The
listening skills workshop and speaking about
spirituality in a new context was also great. Thanks
Jon's experience with HT and stress reduction in general
is exceptional, and he communicated this expertise to
our new volunteers. I think he was the best "messenger"
in emphasizing the scientific, rigorous, controlled
aspects of the study, as he is an HT practitioner as
well... The volunteers could absorb the message because
the messenger was "one of them."
Jon, Thank you, thank you, thank you! Please know how
much I appreciate your sharing your time with me. We are
in the process of developing a stress, anxiety and pain
management component of care for inpatients here at
Grace Hospital. This will be implemented by our Message
Therapists who are employed at the Wellness Center that
is part of our hospital. Your input about how you are
doing your component at Duke has been a great help.
I will keep you informed on our progress.
Take Care ,
We just wrapped up the second successful class series of
the Taking Charge and Living Well !... I have had
nothing but positive feedback from the class regarding
Jon, I want to thank you once again for
volunteering your expertise in the area of stress
management for this program. I have had nothing but
positive feedback from the class regarding your talk. I
am confident that your taking time to spend with this
class is helping some of these folks learn to manage and
or cope more effectively with the stress in their lives.
I look forward to working with you in the future!
Yours in good health,