If fate has brought you to Laura's door, you have truly been blessed. From that very first day to the present, she has touched my heart and changed my life in so many positive ways. I believe she has a gift, a unique way of communicating, understanding a person's intimate feelings and emotions on the deepest level. Speaking on my own behalf, she has helped me look closely into my past, my present and gives me hope and faith in a future that I can create my own happiness and self-fulfillment. Laura is helping me to "reach in", and pull out each painful memory, negative emotion, and self-doubt, and lay them on the table, to look at them face to face. She has helped me to "let go", and "forgive myself". She has brought a smile to my face and to my heart... Thank you Laura. God Bless You.
Kevin C., Jackson, New Jersey, USA
Thanks to Laura, I am truly a better person in life because I've learned the essential lesson to all mankind, Self-Love. I was struggling with moving forward during my Separation and eventual Divorce from my ex-wife. Approximately one month before I came to my first meeting I had finally made the decision that "Enough is Enough", the divorce was eminent and now I had to find a way to move on for myself and my children, but how. I didn't know how to go about it.
On April 15th, 2005 I attended my first meeting. We nearly had a three hour, one on one meeting together. With God as my witness, I learned more about myself and the breakup of my marriage than I could have ever imagined. Ms. Kiray was so creative in using certain techniques to enlighten me to what my relationship was with my ex-wife. Ms. Kiray took me through a system that she called the "Five Levels of Connection". This technique allows an individual to basically rate themselves along with their partner in a relationship along the basis of five different categories. These five connections are the key ingredients to having a successful and well balanced relationship.
After rating myself with my ex-wife in each category, it became crystal clear what had happened to us. I truly understood that we were lacking so many components that make up a great relationship. I know now that my goal in life is to reach the highest level in each one of those categories. Never give up on something if you know how to fix it, you can always look at this technique and see how you compare with the person you are with.
Next, I began the task of finding Self-Love. Ms. Kiray began to teach me that you can't truly love others unless you love yourself first. As time went on, I realized that my greatest accomplishment was achieving Acceptance. I needed to accept the circumstances that I was dealt with. I needed to accept the facts as Ms. Kiray taught me that I only knew so much then, but look at how much I know now. Acceptance to both the good things as well as the bad things that happen in a person's life has become my true life achieving award over the past 3 years. Ms. Kiray has helped me to realize that.
Throughout the time that I spent learning from Ms. Kiray, she nurtured me with different evaluations and exercises such as, "Creating your own Experiences," "Self Evaluation," "Letting Go" and the final topic that I needed to complete my transformation was the "Half Full, Half Empty" exercise. Ms. Kiray literally sat and discussed this concept with me for several hours. It worked. Once I began applying that concept in my life, there were no more tearful goodbyes.
I can't say enough about Laura Kiray. I was so thankful to have had the opportunity to learn from her for several years. I was truly enthusiastic to find out that she was pursuing her newest adventure in her life. She is a true inspiration to anyone who comes to her meetings. Laura leads by example and she displays such a presence in the room. People look up to her and want to better themselves. She sympathizes, but teaches at the same time which is an incredible quality to have. I often told her that she was unique and I stand by those words. Laura is one of a kind. The most important thing that you need to know about Ms. Kiray is that she has a true Passion for what she does. Total devotion to putting people back on the right track in life and if they stick with her, listen, and learn...they will achieve that. They will achieve things in life that they never could have imagined. It worked for me and I can't thank her enough.
Sincerely, Eric R., West Orange, New Jersey, USA
I have been coming to Laura Kiray's meetings for almost a year now. I tried other meetings with someone else before seeing Laura, and it did absolutely nothing for me. I have to say after even one time, I knew this was for me, and that I would be able to get a lot out of it.
Laura has an incredible talent. She can pick up on subtleties in body language, tone of voice, hesitation in speech, etc. when you are discussing something and formulate a question that will make you stop and think about reasons behind these behaviors and your way of thinking or line of reasoning. Laura's intentions are getting to the root of the problem: learning how to deal with it and let it go. She's good at remembering details that might have been mentioned several weeks prior and putting all the puzzle pieces together. Laura is a very positive, compassionate person and truly cares about people. It's obvious that helping people get to a more healthy, positive mindset, in order to help them through their current situations is very important to her. Laura not only helped me through the divorce and the subsequent sale of my house that I was dealing with, but she has provided me with a positive, healthy way of living my life in general. She has inspired me and my approach to life is completely different now. This is coming from someone who has been very negative for at least 30 years. As a matter of fact, someone gave me the book "The Power of Positive Thinking" when I was 18 to read. I couldn't even get through the first chapter. I've come a long way and I'm very happy that I learned about her meetings. It has been such a positive experience for me that I mention it to a lot of different people I come across. I just feel that if she could help me, she could help anyone. Laura has definitely found her true calling.
Sincerely, Jeanne S., Lincoln Park, New Jersey, USA
When I first came to see Laura over a month or so ago, my life was in total chaos with personal changes where my stress level skyrocketed. I was having such pains in my head, I truly thought they were life threatening. After attending Laura's meetings, hearing her guidance, self-help comments, self-worth issues, it changed my feelings towards my own personal problems. I realized, I was a person worthy of honesty, compassion, love and most of all respect from others, especially my mate. Which at the time, I was not receving.
I started getting back my confidence, my motivation, my self-worth feelings just by attending her meetings. Laura has helped me feel that I do deserve a loving, faithful, kind, caring, respectful relationship for myself and that I am 100% worthy of that. I have also uncovered some of my weaknesses and my faults. We all make mistakes, but we should learn from them and grow and be able to live the life that we deserve to live. I still have a lot to learn, a lot to admit to and a lot to overcome, but I feel I am on my way to a fuller journey that this life has to offer. A Path to Happiness. I look forward every week to attend these meetings with Laura.
Thank You, Donna R., East Hanover, New Jersey, USA
When I came to Laura, I was ready to accept responsibility for how I got to where I was at the time, very angry, feeling sorry for myself and out of control of my situation. Laura has helped me to see that I do have control over my reactions and nobody makes me feel anything, only I do. Most of the time, we are angry not at the other person, but our reaction to it. Unfortunate, that we don't see that at the time. I know we met for a reason, and have messages to give. I know I have seen that by now, and that's why I keep coming back. I believe sharing experiences helps each one of us to see those same feelings within ourselves, and creates a bond between us that I haven't seen before. In short, Laura's tragic experience has helped her to help many, and is much appreciated by all.
God Bless You. Hollie D., Randolph, New Jersey, USA
I found Laura when I was going through a devastating period in my life. I was dealing with the death of my father, and the separation and impending divorce from my husband of 18 years. I was suffering from severe anxiety and depression and was finding it difficult to even get out of bed in the morning. I could hardly get through a day without crying and blaming myself for just about everything that had gone wrong in my marriage and my life. But, after my first few meetings, Laura's words of wisdom and support enlightened me as to the root of my negative feelings. She made me realize that I have to love myself, not blame myself, and that I had so much to be positive about in my life. I am a very blessed person - family, friends, good health, but, I was dwelling on the negatives, in both my husband and myself. She also made me realize that I had a tremendous lack of self-worth and that the only way to heal was to look inside of myself and build my inner strength; to realize that I am good, I am special. I am worthy of all that is good in this world. Although I have a way to go before I am totally healed, I have come such a long way from the defeated person who first walked into that wonderful meeting. Laura has a remarkable way of asking just the right questions to open your eyes to the core issues that are causing you so much pain. She doesn't have to give you the answer, you come up with it yourself, thus making you feel that much more empowered. I am very thankful God brought Laura into my life. With Laura's help, I look forward to becoming the self-loving, positive person God intended me to be.
Jenny W., Montville, New Jersey, USA
We have all heard it, "There are No Coincidences". I've heard it before and pretty much believed in it. Seven months ago I had suffered a pretty sudden and very painful separation after 17 yrs. of what I believed was a pretty happy marriage. As anyone knows from experiencing major change in your life whether it be divorce, death, serious illness or injury, it can turn your whole life upside down. An experience that even if you thought you were experienced enough in life to take on anything that may cross your path, there is always something that you just can't handle on your own. I am fortunate enough to have a large and close and caring family and some good friends that where able to help. I went to therapist and found I was not satisfied, I attended a couple group meetings for separated and divorced people, but did not find the emotional depth and spiritual connection I needed. I finally found a group lead by Laura and the moment I attended, I realized this was where I had to be. Laura gave me a hand out that I have read every day for a week. It was entitled, "Going with the Flow" about letting life's changes and the process take you along with it and learn to let go and have more faith in yourself and God. I felt at home with Laura's gift of empathy and spirituality. I was comfortable with her serious recognition of her traditional background, which was the same as mine, and being open to all good spiritual beliefs and able to apply them to a variety of people with different beliefs. I have seen a lot of growth and that does not happen without the dedication, empathy and skill of a gifted person that leads as Laura does. Laura stresses the value of positive thinking and I'm learning that value everyday. I have come to believe that my pain and current journey was not a random happening. I will believe in my faith and trust that what hurts me will heal and direct me to a better place in my life. Meeting Laura was No Coincidence, it was meant to be.
Jerry H., Denville, New Jersey, USA
After a horrific 2 year divorce, from a 34 year marriage, I found myself struggling with the hurt, confusion and sadness and feeling totally lost. I had never attended a support group before and didn't know what to expect, but attended my first meeting. Laura and the group made me feel welcome. Talking, along with listening has helped me a great deal and has opened a new world of thinking for me. Being a part of this group, has been a wonderful and amazing experience for me, and I continue to grow and learn from everyone's insights and Laura's supportive and calming, encouragement.
Barbara B., Kearny, New Jersey, USA