I met Saemi (virtually) during a Personal Development Course that she masterfully executes. I was immediately drawn to her soft yet commanding voice during the training. The first child mind meditation took me on a journey that was so profound and impactful that when I received the opportunity to work with her on a 1-2-1 basis, I nervously but excitedly embraced the opportunity. My engagements with Saemi have been like little miracles – every time we met, the insights and breakthroughs became more intense. During the meditations led by her, I could feel the solutions to many unanswered questions around certain relationships surfacing. I must admit that in the beginning, it was quite a challenge to accept that I (child version) was possibly the instigator of many of the dramas and traumas in my life – the judgments that I have made started making sense. With this new knowledge, I was able to break the chains of bondage to some old behaviors that no longer served me – Child Verona had to understand her place in Grown-up Verona’s life. I am grateful to Saemi for the immense amount of growth that I have experienced during the time that we worked together (even when she had to be stern with Child Verona). My journey of growth continues but I know that I have a great foundation to work from.
- Verona, South Africa
I have spent the last handful of years moving from seeming to being: from seeming like I was the perfect daughter/wife/mother to being exactly who I am. Depression, resentment, dissatisfaction were all a part of my life. Along the way, I used different modalities to heal, from conventional talk therapy to yoga, but something was missing and I continued to find myself merely scratching the surface of my full potential.
I first met Saemi Nakamura at a breathwork event and I was taken with her confidence and grace. When I learned she was offering a weekend retreat to learn more about how the brain works, I jumped at the chance. Little did I know, the Inner Guiding Intelligence I had tapped into at the breathwork session was leading me towards the adventure of a lifetime.
I’ve now worked with Saemi for one year and in that time, she has shattered the victim lens through which I saw the world. Never before have I understood what it means to take full responsibility for my life. It hasn’t been easy—Saemi has challenged me and held me to standards I didn’t know were possible—but I am deeply grateful because within that year, I met all the goals I’d set for myself financially, personally, and professionally. This isn’t about magical thinking, it’s about a dramatic (and surprisingly quick) shift in perspective so you can create your world consciously and without limits.
- Lisa Mecham, Los Angeles
When I first met Saemi, I had no idea I was meeting a spirit guide in the flesh, but that is what she ended up being to me. With expert guidance, an immense amount of love and support, and an honesty that connects at the core of your being, Saemi brings new life and an understanding to your inner child. This part of your being may be lost, forgotten, neglected or perhaps unknown. Through an array of exercises, you learn to let down your guard, trust and really connect internally in a way that can only be described as a gift. I had a child that was so neglected, that when I found her I thought she was dead. It was initially distressing but I decided to trust the process and Saemi. I now have a bright, smiling and fully engaged inner child that Is NOT actively sabotaging my reactions and thought processes. I have a deeper understanding of self and a sense of peace. After many years of working on trying to hide or diminish my shadow self, Saemi guided me into a healing process and stayed with me the entire journey. I will be forever grateful for her expertise, love and healing presence in my life.
- Nenette, Colorado
I have developmental trauma disorder, and I score 8 out of 10 in the ACE (adverse childhood experiences). At first, I was extremely reluctant to accept what Saemi was telling me thinking, “How could I be responsible for my own trauma!?” But because I was experiencing stress, depression, and greatly suffering from the situation that I was facing, I decided to accept Saemi’s process and engaged in this deep inner work that she presented to me.
As a result, I rapidly experienced a difference in my life, and slowly I was gaining so much power and self-confidence. To surrender and accept that I was responsible for my own experience and it gave me the power to change my life and stop playing the victim in a way that I was accustomed to. Or I should say that stop being a victim gave me power in my life and allowed me to change it.
I was in her Personal Development Program also and during the course, I went through a tremendous hardship when my husband left our home and asked me for a divorce. I was devastated for a month not knowing what to do, so I contacted Saemi. Privately working together with her, again, I was very reluctant to do what she asked me to do: changing myself to change others. As part of the process, I had to apologize to my parents and stop being a victim by making them my perpetrators. One more time I accepted and surrendered to the process. And, two days later, I recognized my husband's shift towards me and he slowly came back into my life. But more than anything, my dynamic with my parents transformed. I went to visit them during my holidays and when I was leaving, my mom started to cry and gave me a huge hug for the first time in 50 years. I felt love from my mom for the first time and the same from my dad.
My relationship with all the people around me has improved. I am feeling much better in my life with my family, children, husband, friends. I am much less of a victim than I was before. However, I still need to continue to work on myself to perceive the world differently.
As a therapist, this deep inner work with Saemi has been valuable for my clients. I have integrated it into my practice, improving my own tools, and helping more people to be more conscious in their life.
I highly recommend this work for your own personal development and also, if you have a profession where you support others such as coaching or therapy, to improve your own practice. Thanks Saemi for this very life changing experience.
- Benedicte, Jamaica
My session with Saemi was so profound. Saemi describes the brain and which parts process emotions and the trauma we carry. She deeply listened as I described what it is that I need support with. She then guides you to access your earliest memories. This was my second session with Saemi and both times I was able to see a different perspective of those memories. I didn't even know it was possible to see a different perspective. I released a lot of emotions during the session and felt so incredibly light and happy after...and since. The insights gained were so profound. Far greater than anything achieved in traditional psychotherapy. The session was very spacious in time so I felt very seen and supported. Saemi is so lovely and warm. Her guidance is so loving that I was able to feel totally safe to dive deeply into old wounding. Saemi also provides support after the session by giving you meditations to listen to for sometime after the session so you can re-program your neural pathways. If you want to let go of old scripts that hold you back from, love, great health, success with money, career or relationships, Saemi's counseling method is your answer.
- Guzel Gjenasaj, Los Angeles, CA
Having lived under a self imposed radar for most of my life, not really understanding why I was the way I was or why I couldn't seem to better my life without mental and emotional agony and blaming external sources for my sadness, the one session I have had with Saemi has been like a huge break in the clouds.
It is without doubt the fastest transformation I have ever made. There is of course always ongoing inner work to do but I feel empowered and like a wall has come down around me. In a short time, life feels lighter, my outlook way more colorful and my inner world is far less turmoil than before.
- Natalie Huntsman, U.K.
"I've suffered from depression and self-loathing all my life. After years of psychotherapy, SSRI’s, self-help books and support groups, I was beginning to believe I'd be depressed for the rest of my life. But during my first session, I was brought into a new understanding of who I am and what is really going on inside me. The little girl, about 3, inside me was the fractal through which I viewed my reality as an adult. I now have a hope I didn't have before that I can learn to love the little girl inside and all of me. I am beginning to see clearly that the debilitating depression, self-sabotage, and hopelessness I experience actually can be transformed. I'm still very much in the process but I'm starting to believe that it really is possible to be the amazing woman I am. I'm so grateful for this process and for Saemi and her gentle healing way of guiding me into wholeness and life.
- Rachel Boyer, MA, MFTI
After feeling unsatisfied both professionally and personally for a while, I got to a point where I started having health issues. After my first session, my health, as well as my marriage, feel re-energized. And after my 4th session, I got this renewed energy and getting progressively better at everything I do and the excitement of continue exploring my potential. Even a friend of mine told me that I was like shining from the inside and looking really well. And then, I stopped experiencing any physical symptoms that I've had before! I couldn't believe it. I have diligently worked with those healing meditations that Saemi had created for me and then my symptoms just disappeared. The doctors eventually couldn't explain it either. Now I'm a true believer in the work that Saemi has been offering and in the power of self-healing.
- Maryna, Washington, D.C.
Thank you so much for such a deep, thoughtful and amazing experience together. It does feel like my brain is growing in this way and my awareness is expanding. I do know that right now (as you had advised) that the real work comes in and how much I work on from this point is how much I will gain from our counseling session.
I keep going through scenarios now that pop up in head from my life and memories with this new lens/idea and think to myself, how I allowed this idea of my lack of inherent self-worth to really effect the relationships I have all around me. How I manifested & allowed certain treatments because of this inherent idea and through pattern inside...it's a lot to go through and think about, but I really think it's one of the biggest factors that hold me back from truly achieving all the success I really am capable of and gifts that I would love to truly access and embody.
...it's very enlightening and I really want to work at building the new neural pathways so that I can become truly successful and happy with myself, relationships, decisions, and my life.
- Jennifer, Los Angeles
My session with Saemi was cathartic. Even though I was already aware of some of the sources of my struggles, Saemi's techniques brought me back to relive some of my childhood traumas emotionally. That enabled me to process my pain as a high functioning adult rather than as a child. The effects of my session have been ongoing. I have been able to release emotions of anger I knew I had but didn't know how to let them out. My experience was truly transformative and the session with Saemi opened a door to healing I longed for but didn't know how to open myself. I feel like I can start living a life I fully own, without being weighted down by feelings that don't belong to me anymore. I will always be grateful for that.
- Monika, Los Angeles, CA
I have had therapy sessions in the past, but they were never helpful and I decided there was no point in continuing. But my session with Saemi was unlike any experience I’ve ever had. Saemi is amazingly perceptive, thoughtful, and gracious. Even though we explored some very deep places, I felt completely safe with her. It is incredible how much we uncovered in just one sitting. She created personalized follow-up exercises for me that have been just as powerful as our session. When I read through them the first time, I cried because they were so insightful and so true. She has shown me that I must face myself and stay consistent if I want to change my life. And because of her guidance, I know I can. Forever grateful for her. I am changing my brain and my life!
- Hannah S. Los Angeles
Saemi's sessions have been completely life changing for me. In just one session I was able to clear all the mother "issues" and "stories" that I had carried with me for a lifetime. This is a powerful work and Saemi is a master in what she does. Since I started 3 months ago in just a short time I am living a much better life and have taken charge of the life stories that I create. Many of my friends have been taking sessions with Saemi and have had the same experience. If you are willing and determined to change your life this is the right inner work for you. The results have been mind blowing for myself and everyone I know who has had sessions with Saemi. I am very grateful for all the hard work, knowledge and expertise that she puts into her sessions. I strongly feel that no description of Saemi's technique would do justice to her work. Until one has had a session with her it is hard to imagine how powerful this work is.
- Farrah D., Los Angeles, CA
Over the years, being a writer, I’ve made a serious study of my lazy and distracted thinking habits. Sometimes it feels like freedom but mostly it’s a hindrance. I’m a master of resistance and I know it. Resistance can be justifiable or maybe even helpful momentarily but there comes a time in your life when you want to find out why you invent obstacles to progress. The Fractal Counseling session I had with Saemi taught me why I do what I do and also how to mediate it and create a balance. It blew my mind and left me reeling!
- Allan Moyle, Venice
I had a very powerful session with Saemi. She guided me with grace and skill into a very profound experience of connecting with my "future fully-empowered Self." I could almost feel new neuronal pathways opening in me as my whole being opened into a direct experience of who I Am, truly, beyond my day to day ego-self. I have no doubt that I'll look back at this one single session as a milestone in my inner journey.
- Glenn G., Seattle, WA
Saemi showed uncanny skill in guiding me into the process -- with patience, perseverance, and confidence. I've been buzzing around this world of ‘therapy for the therapy minded’ all my life but this is something different. I will not tell you it was easy. But I so appreciated how Saemi refused to let my monkey mind obfuscate my truth. In three little words, “It’s the result.” I couldn't help but wonder about Saemi's methods or training or the idea that someone so lovely could have such wisdom but - never fear – wait for the result, and see for yourself.
- Aleckos J., Topanga Canyon