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“Our deepest fear is not that we are inadequate. Our deepest fear is that we are powerful beyond measure. It is our light, not our darkness, that most frightens us. We ask ourselves, who am I to be brilliant, gorgeous, talented, and fabulous? Actually, who are you not to be? You are a child of God. Your playing small doesn't serve the world. There's nothing enlightened about shrinking so that other people won't feel insecure around you. We are all meant to shine, as children do. We are born to make manifest the glory of God that is within us. It's not just in some of us, it's in everyone. And as we let our own light shine, we unconsciously give other people permission to do the same. As we are liberated from our own fear, our presence automatically liberates others.”
Nelson Mandela (1918 - present)

“Since starting my work with my counsellor from Reach I can honestly say I feel like a different person. When I started the work I was in a very dark place, I was self harming and constantly punishing myself for anything bad that happened in my life whether it was my fault or not. Through my work with Judith I began to see that things weren’t always my fault and I didn’t need to punish myself. I began to see what other’s saw in me, the loving caring, trustworthy person I was and when ever I found myself entering the dark places again I was able to bring myself back out by using the techniques I was taught during my sessions with Judith.
I would like to thank Judith for helping me and making me believe in myself, I really don’t know where I would be without her help.”

“When you are inspired by some great purpose, some extraordinary project, all your thoughts break their bonds; your mind transcends limitation, your consciousness expands in every direction, and you find yourself in a new, great and wonderful world. Dormant forces, faculties and talents become alive and you discover yourself to be a greater person by far than you ever dreamed yourself to be.”
Patanjali (1st-3rd century BC)

My journey with Reach woke me up after being anaesthetized by life; I had little expectation and I believed that my life was okay, however if my heart were to speak it would have felt something totally different.
After each session all aspects of me would experience a sense of pure love radiating from the heart. I was soon to understand after only 6 sessions that I was on my way to rediscover and to fall madly and deeply in love with myself. This was quite a revelation. When I first came to Reach I was told that I had been held together by Evo Stick, not even Superglue. After 9 sessions I truly believe that I am held together with love. My heart not only believes in me but honours me, which is totally transforming.
My sessions have become very much food that my heart has fed on very happily. This in turn has created clarity and sharpness in my life - it has certainly nourished me and has made me complete.
Reach has been my portal of hope and I give thanks to my inspirational and loving teach/sufi for leading and guiding me to the innermost part of my spirit.

The Six Mistakes of Man

  • The illusion that personal gain is made up of crushing others
  • The tendency to worry about things that cannot be changed or corrected
  • Insisting that a thing is impossible because we believe we cannot accomplish it
  • Refusing to set aside trivial preferences
  • Neglecting development and refinement of the mind and not acquiring the habit of reading and study
  • Attempting to compel others to believe and live as we do
Marcus Tullius Cicero. (106 BC - 43 BC)


I came to Reach in 2002 following a period of depression after having my first child. Pregnant with my second I was keen not to experience it again and via a friend’s recommendation I was privileged enough to meet Jo Kilburn and walk upon an unimaginable journey to this present day. Jo showed me enormous kindness and friendship and my gratitude is immeasurable. I feel blessed to have discovered Reach, shared its knowledge and be able to offer it to others.
Reach has changed my life. I know how over used that phrase is, but it is the simple truth. It has enabled me to see things so much more clearly, exist so much more fully and enjoy life in ways I never thought possible. It has given me an enormous bag of tools such that whatever life presents, I am equipped. It has taught me that mistakes are all part of it, to be kind and gentle with myself, forgiveness and acceptance. There is not one relationship I have with others that has not been greatly enhanced because of the years spent with Jo.
Aside from this, Reach has given me the biggest gift ever – and that was to be able to enjoy my children. To live in the moment and treasure their journey. To believe that I will parent them well. To know that I am free from my own personal experiences and they will know they are truly loved. To value what is truly important. I have no fear and I am free
My eldest daughter discovered me doing affirmations in front of a mirror this year. I offered a brief explanation and she seemed happy. Later I heard her explain to her little sister that in the bathroom was a magic mirror and that if you looked straight into it and spoke it made amazing things happen. Reach is my magic mirror.
Amanda S

“The predominant thought or the mental attitude is the magnet, and the law is that like attracts like, consequently, the mental attitude will invariably attract such conditions as correspond to its nature.”
Charles Haanel (1866-1949)

It's hard to know exactly where to begin when trying to capture in words the magic of the journey I have undertaken because of Easton Hamilton, so I shall begin at the beginning.
The first time I met Easton I had travelled 3 hours on the train from Aberystwyth where I was at university. I had just turned 21 and two of my best friends had both begun therapy with Easton because of difficulties in their lives. Faced with similar difficulties – cripplingly low self esteem, severe bouts of depression and a fairly sizeable drug problem – they had both told me that Easton had basically blown their minds (that's how we talked, we were young people!) and could be of tremendous help to me. Seeing the change in them, and their budding enthusiasm for the process of personal growth and development, I was more than happy to make the six hour round trip to gain access to that kind of help.
Over the ensuing ten years (almost to the day, in fact, as I write this) my life has changed immeasurably. Everything I have ever managed to achieve in my adult life owes a debt in some way to seeds that have been sown through the unique relationship I have been lucky enough to form with Easton. He has displayed incredible wisdom, kindness, boundless patience, empathy, humour, incredible faith in me, and an unbelievable honesty which has inspired me to try and do the same for others, and perhaps most importantly, for myself. He has helped me deal with all that life has thrown at me – from health difficulties to complicated personal relationships, and helped me face these situations with my head held high. I have been drug and alcohol free for 8 years now, and this is directly attributable to the work we have done together.
One of the many high points in our relationship came when my mother and I went to see Easton for a few sessions together. We had both undertaken our own therapeutic journeys but frequently ran into problems with each other. We had both suffered some fairly major trauma during my childhood, and we often argued bitterly, despite our best efforts and intentions. Our relationship has been completely transformed by the process that Easton facilitated, and is now incredibly mutually supportive and beneficial. I think it's fair to say that most people would have thought that it would have been impossible for us to achieve the kind of friendship we have now, and of all the many blessings I have received through my work with Reach, this is perhaps the one I am most grateful for.
I feel incredibly fortunate to have begun this journey at the very beginning of my adult life, although it is not over for me as I feel I’m still blossoming. Ten years down the line from that first meeting my journey is very well established. It is proving to be better than I could ever have hoped it would be, and that certainly wouldn't have been the case without the incredible work of Reach.
Paul, Birmingham

“Every thought of yours is a real thing – a force, and thoughts become things!”

Prentice Mulford (1834-1891)

I look back to how I felt and the person I projected at the start of this journey and I can barely recognise myself. Although those memories are very vivid, I feel a hundred miles away from who I was then.
I always new the real me was asleep somewhere inside of me, but I had no idea how to reach me! Through ‘Reach’ and my wonderful counsellor I found the courage to reach out to myself, to steer myself through what were some of the worst times of my life, the most difficult emotions I have ever experienced.
At times I felt as if I had been turned inside out. I felt physically sick, my body ached. I felt raw. All of the fears I had tried to run away from (and in doing so, had twisted me into someone I did not even recognise) were exposed. I was exhausted for a considerable amount of my journey but I always felt that I was supported and cradled by Judith and Easton. I felt that between them I was re-parented with the love, encouragement, guidance and security I now know I desire. A million ‘thank yous’ does not sufficiently express my gratitude.
I began this journey as the biggest skeptic you could ever imagine. I end it restored – with self- awareness I could not have imagined. I began feeling that my blockages lay in one area and found out that they lay in another. I found out how to take care of me, as a whole person – mind, body and spirit. I will continue to use this knowledge throughout my life. I know I am now equipped to meet the challenges of life head-on.
For the first time in a very long time I feel alive inside. I feel free, cleansed and confident in my own abilities. I want to live forever, as thoughts of my future now give me a warm glow.
I would sincerely encourage anyone who is suffering, whatever the cause, to take the plunge! Believe change is possible and trust that you will be safe. I remember feeling (before Reach) that if I opened up I would fall into a never-ending black hole and be drowned by my own self. Well, this did not happen and I am so happy I took the plunge and trusted someone else. This is definitely the BEST thing I have done in my life and for myself.

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Contributions Page introduction....

Reach began its unique way of working in 1990. Since that time we have touched literally thousands of people’s lives through our individual work, work with couples, families, groups and countless workshops. We have produced in that time 100s of written resources and over 30 audio and visual recordings and these have travelled across the world, largely driven by personal recommendation. They have also brought immeasurable change to many. On these pages is a snap-shot of what people have thought, felt and gained from their therapeutic contact with us via the various media we offer.

Also included on this page are some inspirational thoughts and writings from those clients, borne of their personal journeys with Reach.  We've also added insightful quotes from some of the great minds both past and present.

We hope you too will be inspired....