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
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 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
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, 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 in 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
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
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.
Over the years, being a writer, I’ve made a serious study of my lazy and distracted thinking. 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
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
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
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