"Erin Sommerville is one of the most talented, intuitive and compassionate
colleagues with whom I have ever worked. We have been friends and
colleagues for 25 years. For the past twelve years we have worked together
starting Professional Training programs in Germany, Switzerland, Poland and
Japan. I have experienced her skillful approaches in each of these projects
which were extensive and difficult."
"Erin's abilities to teach meditative processes and imagery are excellent.
We continue to work together regularly and I very much appreciate her
exceptional talent in all of these important areas of health and healing".
O. Carl Simonton, M.D.
Author of "Getting Well Again" and "The Healing Journey"
"I have known and worked with Erin for over 25 years. Her ability to
empathize, understand, and counsel cancer patients is unparalled. I was able
to see her run a program with O. Carl Simonton M.D. at the Richardson
Regional Cancer Center a few years ago, and the positive effect on the
people was exceptional. I highly recommend her to the cancer community".
Edward H. Gilbert, M.D.
Director, Lance Armstrong Shaped Beam Radiosurgery Program
Richardson/UT Southwestern Regional Cancer Center, Texas
"It is with true pleasure that we express our appreciation and gratitude for
Erin Sommerville. As an instructor, her teaching is flawless, and of equal
importance, she captured our hearts and she still has them! Erin has
mastered the art of grace and authenticity. When in her presence, we are
filled with a sense of peace, joy and infinite possibility. We welcome the
opportunity to refer our friends and clients to Erin, having great
confidence they will thank us immensely".
Respectfully, Kim Ward, Ph.D & Hilary Stokes, Ph.D
Principals of Authenticity Associates Training and Consulting
"Erin Sommerville brings magic to science as one of the true pioneers in the
field of Mind/Body medicine. As a teacher to Health Care Professionals
worldwide and as a brilliant clinician, her mastery lies in the often
invisible link in the Biology of emotions to the visible link of well-being
and health that can be achieved with focused intention".
Janet Hranicky, PhD.
American Health Institute
"Erin's work as a teacher and coach stands on its own merit. Since the
early 1990's she has lent her skillful support and intuitive guidance
to those recovering from cancer and their family members. Her depth of
experience, integrity and playfulness bring strength and hope during
the most challenging time in life. She awakens what is possible and
walks by your side until it is fulfilled".
Shanti Shanti Kaur, Ph.D.
Erin Sommerville. How do I love her? Let me count the ways.
I first met Erin at a Simonton Cancer Center session. It was prior to my
surgery for lung cancer. I previously had had cancer in both breasts.
She prepared me for the surgery. Oh, yes. My room looked like I was
having a party. It was decorated with flowers, plants, a cookie tree,
and pictures of our dogs. My son remarked that as he walked through
the halls of the hospital, all the rooms looked gloomy, as did the patients.
When he came to my room, it was bright and cheery. It helped my family
cope and it certainly made me feel better.
Erin is so insightful. I now have had hundreds of phone calls with her
and each time she shows me how to make my life better. All the old
bad habits and thoughts are gone. If I start to stray, she knows exactly
how to get me back on track. I have such power over my body now.
Cancer is a thing of the past, but surprisingly it has brought me a lot
of joy and peace in my life ...and Erin to help me keep it that way.
This is just the tip of the iceberg of why I love her and what she has
done to change my life.
Sherman Oaks, CA
Erin has a gift of insight on a level that is nothing short of amazing.
She listens and truly hears what you are saying, processes that
information in milliseconds. Her response invariably goes right to the
heart of the question. It then becomes clear what needs to be done.
As a professional interrogator she amazes me with both her insight and
Sherman Oaks, CA
"For almost two years I have been working with Erin Sommerville. She
has been a beacon for me in my recovery .which includes becoming more aware
of the hidden psychological, emotional and spiritual issues which have
impacted my health. She has guided me to an awareness of obstacles I never
thought possible to even admit to myself. Her acceptance and love for me
has made it possible for me to see how these obstacles have kept me from
seeing my true nature. I am grateful and look forward to our appointments
on the phone."
Tralee Mc Gill, RN
"Erin, where do I start? You turned a life threatening, situation from what
was, at first, incredibly overwhelming and frightening into a wonderful and
enlightening experience. I thank you for your focused and loving attention
during our many long talks over the phone as you closely worked with me to
turn my fear, doubt and regret into a steady calmness. Looking back on
things, I,m really dumbfounded by the change. And, I don,t know what I find
more amazing ^ my arrival to my full recovery or the smooth and pleasant
ride that I had along the way.
Your listening and insights were invaluable ^ not just invaluable, but
necessary for me. Without them, my ride would have been much longer and a
lot bumpier. I'm sure I would have gone off the road a few times too.
Thanks to you I came out of this experience with a regained health and, just
as importantly, a vastly improved mindset. I guess the best way to express
this is with an analogy:
Just before I met you, I had fallen off a cliff and I thought I was falling
to my death. You stepped in, told me I could fly and then showed me how.
And now, you,re even showing me how to fly even higher. That,s really the
only way I can fittingly express what you did for me. By the way, it turns
out that this flying thing is more than just a way to avoid hitting the
ground ^ it,s $#!* fun and the view is incredible.
Santa Monica, CA
Erin came just in time at the lowest point of my life: Stage IV cancer. She
supported me when no one could. Her most important contribution has been to
help me learn my life's meaning and guide me to reach new and different
goals. It has now been six years. Her experience, patience, grace and love
have been invaluable in helping me live a joyful life which might otherwise
have been lost.
With deepest appreciation,
Phoebe Chien, M.D
Long Beach, CA.
Erin - I really don't know if you consider yourself a healer, but you have
to take part of the credit, as far as I am concerned, for my apparent
triumph over a cancer which traditional doctors did not expect me to
Erin - As always thank you for helping me become more of the person I want
to be. You save lives everyday!
Family & Friends
Erin - There is no way for me to thank you enough for your support. The
support you have given Sharon has buoyed me even though I have not directly
participated in your calls. When you get to heaven, you will be given your
wings as you enter. I sometimes wonder if you were not sent from heaven for
Sharon and me. You have been "The wind beneath Sharon's wings".