5 out of 5 stars (based on 98 reviews)
Friendly Eyes works. I am very grateful for this experience and I highly recommend it to anyone out (t)here. So far I’ve noticed more calmness. Easier decision making. Deeper feelings, sometimes overwhelming me. Recognising them gives me a chance to understand, learn and cope with them. In sports I’ve noticed I look with kinder eyes to myself and others around me and it gives me more joy. I take on more challenges and allow myself to try new things. It’s not about winning, it’s about enjoying the journey and challenges. Thank you so so much for this opportunity.
This simple but very enriching and powerful course changes your view on the world and on yourself. Getting useful guidelines by Jackie every day and being motivated to meditate every day for 12 weeks creates a great and special feeling. A huge thank you to Jackie and her team for bringing these amazing tools to the world, that needs it more than ever. Highly recommendable!!!
As started with an open mind to the “experience” of this course, I became more and more curious for each new day.
As an individual it brought me great insights and tools in my own personal developmental process, as a movement coach it also gave a renewed respect (friendly eyes) and deeper connection with my clients.
The down-to-earth approach makes this course accessible for everyone, and I therefore can recommend it to everyone.
Thank you so much for the simple and enjoyable course. Most of the days I was curious and felt happy with what I was doing. It helped me to understand more of myself and during the day I recognized the patterns. Some days were more difficult and I felt restless, but I learned that’s ok and part of my life. I already miss the nice video’s afterwards. Thank you, Jackie for bringing me on this nice journey.
First of all I would like to thank Jackie and her team for all the hard work they have put in these courses !!
Brought in a fun way sometimes, how I know here! Loved it.
Friendly eyes helped me extremely to accept things as they are. I am much more calm in certain circumstances, compared to before, and I am really happy about that.
Marvellous course which at 84 years old changed mindsets I no longer needed. It has opened up all aspects of my life- personal relations to myself & others, as a founding nember of a young intergenerational ecovillage & farm & even in learning my first musical instument, the cello! Heartfelt gratitude for Discover & your kindness in making it affordable for me as a pensioner.
I am incredibly grateful for the course, it helped me getting a meditation routine, reflect better on myself and accepting critiques in a way I can work with them.
Every time I go on stage I know how to focus and I am enjoying the things that are happening even more than before! I know that with the right mindset I can empower myself no matter if in my job or in daily life. Thank you!!!
Thank you so much for sharing your incredible experience with us, Jackie, in such a warmhearted and motivating way!
I was first told about Friendly Eyes by a friend – just before a concert, while we were waiting backstage.
I decided to give it a try and signed up for the course, not really knowing what to expect.
Now I highly recommend it to everyone, because Friendly Eyes and Meditation don’t only help with performances, but basically started to make my whole life easier 😉
I really enjoyed the courses, so thanks again to Jackie and her team!
I completed the Discover and Experience course a few months ago. Reflecting on this, it has taught me to look at my chronic illnesses, rheumatoid arthritis and type 1 diabetes differently. I can say that I experience full acceptance of good and bad days, both are ok. I have been using less pain medication for months. In my belief meditation has helped in this.
The Experience course has contributed to my growth as a human being and has set me on a new path for which I am grateful.
This course helps you to integrate meditation in your daily life in a structured, simple and fun way. Especially when you are inexperienced. I really liked the short movies of Jackie with all the examples of action thinking versus story thinking. For me, the meditation exercises could have been a bit longer, but then again, this way it was really easy to follow.
I did the Discover Course three times over the past two years, and it completely changed the way I approached music-making and relationships. It is well-structured, simple to understand and powerful in its effect. I’m now on a path to find a kinder, more efficient and more passionate me (the right kind of passion!).
I highly recommend the course!
I started completely uninhibited and without expectations, but with full curiosity.
I am surprised and amazed by the patterns and beliefs in my thoughts and actions that I have been able to release more and more through the experience with Experience and the committed guidance of Evelyne Dullens. Thank you!
I came to this course as a musician hoping to improve my playing and performance skills. After a few weeks in I realised that it was incredibly beneficial to all aspects of my life and wellbeing. I was able to achieve a new calmness and self confidence throughout my day. Jackie is articulate, simple, fun and relatable in her teaching. Friendly eyes is a life changing, positive and encouraging practice that I greatly recommend to any human being! Another great part about Jackie’s course is the structure. At no time was it too overwhelming with information or too much to be included into my day. I would encourage anyone to add it to their daily routine. Many thanks to Jackie and the Friendly eyes team.
Friendly eyes made me realise that being kind to yourself is a good thing, and this is something which I had never done before. It is helping me a lot with dealing with stage fright and performance anxiety when I have to sing in front of people. But most of all it’s helping me to bring back the joy and the fun in what I do, which had gone away because of the Story thinking going on in my head. The book on mindset for sports is very well explained and simple to read. The online course gave me even further understanding on how to apply Friendly Eyes on a practical level. Thank you Jackie for sharing your knowledge and thank you Barbara Hannigan for suggesting me to read Mindset.
I don’t know if I can grab it yet. But what I understood is that friendlyeyes grounds me. I deepen my loving introspection and generally go through life more slowly. I no longer whip myself through the day, no longer write to-do lists that cannot be mastered. My claim to be able to master everyday work and family life in a highly effective process is drastically put into perspective.
After 11.5 weeks of meditation, I remember deeper challenges that my life still holds in store for me and from which I often flee with senseless activism.Life calms down. I calm down. The view becomes clearer. The priorities are shifting. It is good. And I’ll continue with the advanced course.
Thank you for your immense work. For generously providing all of this content. For your unpretentious manner in the best sense of the word, your humor, and your enormous competence.
And thanks to your team, which does obviously a fantastic job. I’m looking forward to seeing you live at krea [K] tiv on July 17th. The theater world is small and I never get tired of recommending friendlyeyes in my large network. 1000 thanks for bringing me back into my silence.
Thank you so much for providing this wonderful course. It is exactly what I needed to get some clarity of mind and simply have more fun. Also it helps me to enjoy my (amateur) violin playing more by not focusing on a perfect result any more. I will definetely start the experience course now and recommend this course to everyone!
I learned to take a step back and take more time to plan what I’m going to do. Also it was a help to reduce stress and anxiety during pregnancy. Thank you for providing this wonderful experience!
The Mindset & FriendlyEyes philosophy is a great inspiration for me and my work. I started with the books that were eye opening and which I introduced to many of the players I coach, their coaches and parents. The Discover course is a great way of deepening the insights. I will certainly use some of the exercises that were given. Since 3 weeks I’ve started with Experience. The course is motivating to do regular meditation and deepen my practice. I will continue to spread the word about Friendly Eyes.
What a great journey. In the middle of the pandemic I started one year ago (March 2020) with this beautiful experience. So grateful that I made this decision to start this special journey for myself at the age of 40. I am more friendly for myself, and much more for my loving ones around me. Thank you Friendly Eyes… let’s continue this journey, it’s just started! Friendlyeyes Jorrit
After having read Jackie’s books about mindset in tennis and mindset in daily life, I decided to sign up for the Discover course.
The discover course really helped me to understand how I can practice my concentration on a daily basis. Thank you Jackie for reminding me every single day to focus on friendly eyes and the different instruments.
In my opinion, this friendly eyes stuff is very simple, but at the same time very powerful. I would recommend this course to everyone who wants to work on their concentration. In addition, the Discover course gave me a new perspective on competition (e.g. a tennis match) but also on life in general. I am very grateful for that!
This course was recommended to me by my singing teacher and I can honestly say that it was the best advice she could have ever given me. I am not a very patient person and can be very hard on myself, but Jackie’s pleasant and kind energy helped me so much to stay kind to myself during the course. A big thank you toward the Friendly Eyes team! I am very grateful for the knowledge, inspiration and exercises that were shared during this course. They really helped me to experience what it is to train in a constructive way, instead of tearing myself down each time something doesn’t work out as I hoped it would. Thank you so much!
I am so very grateful, Friendly Eyes really opened my eyes in a fantastic way. I got so many beautiful different insights thanks to Friendly Eyes. It has definitely enriched my life. I wish everyone the Friendly Eyes way of life. So if you still have any hesitation about starting the journey with Friendly Eyes, I have an important advice: Just go for it! Enjoy the ride and thank me later… Love MJ
Friendly eyes have helped me with my concentration level during music performances. I’ve applied the skills during my concerts and it has given me more trust, safety and joy in my performances/concerts.
It helps me to be in the now during the day as well. It has given me inspiration to do anything with more attention , peace and because of that with a higher quality level! And of course friendly eyes for every one!
One of the best programs I have experienced! I resonate so much with proper breathing, positive mindset, dedication, properly dealing with stressful situations and this course is so much about that. It teaches you how to channel your energy and how to use “pillars” to get the best out of yourself at particular situation. You can use it at playing sports or every day life! Also, Jackie’s book (Mindset – Mental Guide for sports) is outstanding! People often don’t realize how important is to be in control of every situation! This course has helped me realize that I am in charge of almost every situation in my life. Absolutely phenomenal!
It is a fantastic course that helps you in daily life with your family, friends and sport. It made me become more patient, relaxed and more friendly to other people.
And last but not least, it helped me dealing with difficulties at work. I can handle things better and I can leave things better, without affecting me.
Thank you for the great course and all the effort you put into this course!
The Friendly Eyes Experience course is a very practical, down to earth method to help you better understand what is driving you. Furthermore it provides the tools that help you get more control over those drivers, turn negative thoughts into positive ones and focus your attention on the things that matter. In doing so it creates mental clarity and peace. Jackie is a great communicator, and inspirator who helped me a lot in my goal to become more focussed on the things that matter to me.
The wisdom of Jackie came to my life almost 4 years ago during a very challenging time. Her insights of life, performance, focus and meditation have helped me and my close people to enjoy life, enhance performance in music, take it easier and overcome adversity. Her approach is highly structured yet spontaneous at the same time + lots of humor and fun! Her books and online courses are resources that everyone benefits hugely from, and should be introduced to anyone you deeply care about. It’s a journey of discovering yourself in this world, which is truly worth the effort and discipline (or skill from self-love, as Jackie says). Always grateful for her influence and support!
I was highly skeptical about meditation and didn’t even realize that’s what I would be learning to do in Experience when I signed up for it. Little did I know that meditation, in a #friendlyeyes way, would change my life. Jackie, with her exuberance and patience, introduced me to a new world in her encouraging videos throughout the course. I learned my brain is powerful and can change in countless positive ways. THANK YOU!
During my burnout-period I started the Experience course. It was perfect for me because it started so easy, Short videos and short small steps each day was all I could do, but in the end it helped me get somewhere.
As I advanced in the course I realised here in “the West” we don’t learn how to relax, how to find our quiet place. I realised this was one of the causes for myself to burnout.
Now I’m getting closer to giving quality to everything I do! And its a real treasure to have the ability and notion that I always have a safe, quiet place to start from/go to.
The Experience course was indeed a real experience! Wow, I was confronted with my discipline, fed with wonderful insights from Jackie and experienced again how valuable moments of silence are. Thanks Jackie!
I am so glad that I was told by my vocal coach about this course. During this global pandemic, working in the cultural sector and on top of that having to recover from major back surgery, this was THE medicine I needed without even knowing it. I have found how acceptance is my healer and have realised how unkind I was to my self during practice time but also just throughout the day, and I had no idea. This course has given me the building blocks of a strong foundation for myself. I am kinder both to myself as to others, happier, calmer, more flexible, … and more myself. All this while being focused and aware. I have already started with the experience course to continue this journey. Thank you Jackie and team for making this so broadly accessible!!! Please keep doing what you are doing!
To participate in these courses was the absolute best decision I have ever made.
Both in my private life and as a singer/singing-teacher the insights from the Friendly Eyes courses have had fundamental influence. It was a great experience to learn to go through with all experiences without wanting results but at the same time getting them.
As a typical over thinker, the idea of sitting still and being quiet was daunting for me, luckily I was guided to Jackie’s Friendly Eyes website and the Discover and Experience courses. I am in awe of the time, energy, effort and love that Jackie and her team have put into creating the content, explanations, videos and and guided meditations – they will change your life!
It’s incredible how a course like Experience can change your life in just a few months! Because of the daily meditation exercises and the clear tips and explanations from Jackie, my view on myself, others and life has completely changed. I am calmer and more lenient in my judgments of myself and others. I can deal with difficult situations through the use of my breathing, among other things. Previously I was nervous about certain events, conversations, now I see them as a challenge and I can just handle it. The only thing I regret is that I haven’t done this before.
Being faced with a burn out I found the Experience course very helpful in not only helping me be kind to myself again but also a briljant tool to get my focus back. Back to where my attention and time should be focussed on. The way the course is set up works really well for me. Small steps, every day.
I have have fullfilled the 3 months Experience Program which has been extremely important for me especially in those Covid days.
I am representing an American management agency in France with a majority of Russian artists. During this terrible period I have been cancelling all my artists concerts and projects and my ability to remain confident and calm has certainly been related to the Friendly Eyes Experience training.
I also suggested to my artists to join the program as they were also in a very unusual situation.
Thanks to the program, I have a better knowledge and awareness of who I am and how I can take care of myself in many situations and change my relationship to stress and anxiety. Not only has this had an effect on my professional life but it has also helped me to be clearer in what I want for my personal life with my husband and my 3 wonderful children.
What a great experience to be able to follow the Discover and Experience courses. It changed my life. I am much more aware of my own actions, react and see it better in others. Breathing, meditating and Friendly Eyes gives me a lot of peace and every day is a great time to start the day well and get through the day with a lot of positivity! I Wouldn’t want to be without it!
I’d like to thank Jackie and her team for the great online course on focus. I truly enjoyed it! Jackie explained the theory crystal clear, to the point and in a fun way. I enjoyed watching the carefully selected videos. The course provides you with loads of tools to practice in daily life. Highly recommended.
I won the 5.5 nationals USTA in 2006 my game started to stagnate with age and injuries Jackie has been a game changer I got the book Mindset from a student and have not looked back. She is magic and I am playing great.
Hello to all, I have an immense gratitude for Jackie and I don’t even know where to start, hopefully my review won’t be pages long. I’m just a stay at home mom and I have great passion for tennis. My coach recommended that I read the book “Mindset” and later on sent the link to the online courses (for which I will never thank him enough)… The changes that slowly occurred throughout the months are still impressive to me. I used to get so tense – paralysed – whenever playing a match. I can have fun now, I enjoy myself during the match and I see my opponents in a friendlier way. Life in a general way is more interesting, my interactions with my kids and other people (outside of tennis) are changing a little. And it may be subtle but it makes a huge difference if instead of being annoyed at someone’s reaction, I’m able to see it from their perspective, go towards them and tell them my understanding (I try to do it in a funny way to make it lighter). As for my tennis? I used to loose every single match and the difference in my level of playing during a practice and during a match was abysmal. I just finished a league. I won 12 out of 13 matches. And there are moments when I play freely and relaxed, I wouldn’t believe I’d be able to do it – ever.
What a privilege to have met Jackie Reardon in a street café in Amsterdam prior to her Mindset books being published. Her passion, authenticity, humour and creative ideas are truly inspiring and I realised right there that greatness would follow. Over the past 12 years, I have found Jackie’s courses and workshops, Mindset books, Internet Courses and the times we could meet again extremely helpful personally in becoming a better person and more successful Junior National tennis coach. I have also grown to become better equipped to assist young competitive juniors develop their mental skills and to improve their performances. Her follow up courses of FRIENDLY EYES and DISCOVER are remarkable progressions that I highly recommend to everyone. I have certainly seen great improvement in concentration skills, staying in the moment, dealing better with the pressures of competition and coping better with emotions and mistake management for all who complete the courses. I can watch the video clippings over and over as they help with reinforcing the practical application and training on a daily basis.
The experience and discover courses have been really rewarding for me. They have helped me to learn more about myself and how to take a more joyous, focused and calm approach to everything I do in my life. I will be continuing the lessons and practises I’ve learnt from these courses for years to come!
For years I have been working to improve my relationship with myself in my creative work. While I was seeing some progress, the piece about how I speak to myself, how I respond to what happens, issues of quiet fear, anxiety and egoism remained the biggest hurdle. Then the pandemic struck, and in the moment of a time-out from all performing, I discovered FRIENDLY EYES. It has addressed exactly what has been in my way. Already I am seeing a difference in my practice and in my daily life. What was feeling stressful and nearly impossible is now enjoyable and full of hope. Thank you Jackie!!
You have touched my heart with your authenticity. Your voice sounds so familiair to me. More than 25 years ago you coached me on the Tennis Court. For me your work has been such an inspiration. You show balance and generosity and you have so much love and knowledge to give. Friendly eyes helps me walk my true path in life. Thank you for creating this valuable experience and thank you for being you Jackie!
I’m so incredibly grateful that I found you. My life has really changed. My self-confidence has grown. I am much more permissive towards myself. I have become my best friend. But I have also received great help with my ADHD. Had quite severe concentration difficulties. After the course I have become much more aware, the course has taught me to become aware of when I lose my concentration so that I can pick it up again. infinitely grateful.
Being a very anxious person and an even worst competitor, I had been advised countless times to try meditation. Even though I tried many methods, I couldn’t get into it until I tried the Experience course. From day 1 I got hooked and I sticked to it right to the end, never missed a day. I noticed changes in my behaviour without conciously trying to change anything, it just happened, amazing! Now my only concern is what I can do to make it last.. I could never thank you enough for sharing such valuable insights.
I am immensely thankful for Mindset and Friendly Eyes. I am a professional violinist and have always been plagued with paralysing self criticism. When I first read Mindset, I was amazed to find that top athletes had similar story thinking issues to my own. This helped me realize that the negative criticism isn’t really a true picture of reality. I now understand that it is just story thinking and it is much easier to replace it with Friendly Eyes. The Discover course has been an invaluable tool in helping me to create a new habit of friendly eyes, curiosity and acceptance. It is now much easier to perform and enjoy the process. Thank you so much; this has been a lifesaver for me!
During the lockdown I enjoyed my daily rendezvous with the wonderful lady who taught me about the most complicated things in simple words. The naturalness of Jackie bewitched me, always making me laugh and think. Various key experiences will connect me forever with friendly eyes. My work as an opera singer will profit from this extremely and I hope to meet this incredibly sympathetic and clever lady personally some day. I will ask Barabara H. to arrange that for me one day and I will cook the most delicious food for you that I am able to, or will give you something wonderful because then it would be my turn to be the most generous to you . ???? Thank you for many significant experiences through you, yours, Nicola
Doing friendly eyes during the lockdown gave me some structure, even though it was just 10-15 minutes a day, and I am so glad I did it. I am a student musician and have already found what I learnt from the course invaluable not just in my practice and performance but also in my daily life. I’m looking forward to sharing what I learnt with others, thank you Friendly Eyes team:)
For the last three months I have been training Friendly Eyes. Moving from “oh, I still have to do it and it’s already 23:50..” to “looking forward to this specific moment of the day that belonged to me alone.” It helped me through the Corona times – in fact, it was a good combination ???? – and helped me get a lot of insights about myself and the people around me. Thank you all, Jackie and your team, for this enormous gift!
Brilliant course that has the power to shift your mindset.
I did Discover and it was already very illustrative. After that I began experience and it gave me the tools that I was looking for in order to help myself. Sometimes I had a feeling about the course and that day came after the “meditation time” a video in which Jackie talked about the very thing that I was thinking about. It seemed to me sometimes that we were very near and that she could read my thoughts (maybe we all have a very similar mental process during such a program). After these three months I feel much more concentrated, I live more in the moment and if something disturbs me I just let it be. I am much more aware about how my mindset works and I also can recognize what I want to do because I WANT TO DO IT. Thank you so much.
I think that this course was very helpful to me and would recommend it to anybody it is very easy to follow and doesn’t take too much space in your day.
This course was so amazing and helpful in so many different ways! As a high performance athlete mental strength is so important, but even though we all know it is something to work on not many programs help teach how to achieve it. This course was easy to follow, easy to understand, and offered a simplistic view on different mental adversities. Overall it has helped my mental game on court tremendously, and I am so thankful that this course is accessible to everyone. 10/10 would recommend to any other athletes and basically anyone!
I am in a period of transition, not least because of the current state of the world, mid-pandemic, but also because of a big gear shift in my career, involving moving country. The last experience I had as a performer (a singer), literally up until lockdown came into affect and stopped everything in it’s tracks, was one in which I realised something in my mindset was very wrong and needed to be changed. If it wasn’t addressed, I knew for a fact that this next stage and my future career as a whole was going to be really, really difficult and cause huge problems for me. The discover course has begun to shift my mindset and bring enjoyment back into what I am doing, along with forgiveness and kindness to myself which I needed. Most importantly, overall Friendly Eyes has brought me much more happiness, lightness and joy to all areas of my life. I only hope that when I’m eventually back in pressurised situations I continue to benefit from this wonderful course. THANK YOU.
We were recommended this course by a friend. I actually thought it would be great for the whole family to do this during lockdown, to help everyone with focus and strength during this difficult time. The course is amazing – we have all got something different from it. The kids compete at challenging sports and the advice is invaluable but actually it helps with everyday life. The big take home messages were acceptance, kindness to yourself and others, and cutting out the noise (the story thinking).. I can’t think of anyone who would not benefit from this and the structure of the sessions means you can grab time to do it when it suits you whilst keeping up the momentum to complete the course.
Just finished Experience for the first time after having it recommended to me by a mentor… and it was exactly what I needed. After applying the techniques and reflecting on the insights from the daily videos, it made me really aware of my tendencies and how much I skirted around improving my focus and concentration. I used to feel a bit at the mercy of my mood and the stresses of my career and would quite often berate myself for not being able to cope better. Having completed this course, I now feel much more equipped to tackle challenges in my career/everyday life and feel calmer and more at ease with myself. I’m looking forward to continuing with these concepts throughout my daily life and applying these techniques to more aspects of my career. Very grateful to have done this course and can’t recommend this enough to everyone and anyone.
Thank you Jackie for this very inspiring and helpful course! It gave me insights in my thoughts and really triggers to stay relaxed and focus without judgement to myself and others.
I’ve finished Discover for the second time today and I will go on with Experience once more, after finishing the course last year. Friendly Eyes has changed my perspective on things and life, goals and how to make my dreams come true. And the most fascinating aspect is that I feel I have space for experimenting and improving every day. I am grateful for having met Jackie and all the people participating in the videos.
I’m a musician (singer and pianist), and I have done some performance coaching earlier, so before this course I was already aware of “story thinking” in my musician’s daily life. What was remarkable was that before this course I hadn’t even noticed, how compulsive I was in other parts of my life. For example I’ve had very little self confidence when it came to practicing sports, especially doing individual sports like running or yoga – because I couldn’t escape my own judgemental thoughts. This course has given simple tools to work on my concentration in my daily life. I’m definitely going to do Experience. I have also recommended this course to my friends and it has been especially good for some people I know that suffer from depression and other mental conditions.
Jackie takes you by the hand; friendly and firmly. Every day you make a little step and after a while you look forward to the ‘Experience’ moment every day. And slowly it starts to make sense in every day life as well. Please make a generous donation if you follow Experience because it’s for free, but must have takes an enormous (financial) effort to make and maintain.
With her humanity and true friendly eyes, Jackie helps you with very practical and simple tools dive into yourself uncompromising and unapologetic. You’ll find wonderful simple exercises, very healthy to apply to your every day life. This whole process is so helpful, I’m so grateful and humbled by this whole experience. A TRILLION HEARTFUL THANKS.
I’m a very anxious tennis player who has been struggling with a poor mindset for years. I’ve read countless books and listen to many podcasts and it surely helped but nothing like Jackies’ book which gave me a real kick. It’s all very practical and easy to work on. I’m not there yet, far from it but now I have hope, even faith.????
This course was very helpful in its approach to help me start changing my mindset. Thank you for that!
I cannot put in words what Friendly Eyes did/does to me. I am a singer and it really helped me focus more and more often I can stay “in the now” when I am on stage or in auditions. Yes, I am more concentrated, get better results and am more efficient. But the most important thing: I am so much happier than i was in a long time and I found a way to forgive myself and others. Also my relationship with my boyfriend is so much better. I am glad, a friend recommended Friendly Eyes. And I am so glad there are people like Jackie and her team who give this wonderful opportunity. Now meditation is a part of my everyday life. Since I only did “Experience” so far, I will now start with “Discover”. Thank you again!
What a wonderful experience this 6 week course, I learned so much! I followed a yogateacher training in the past during the weekends. Jackie’s training is for me a way to apply yoga to tennis and other sports. Another way to practice! It also helps me in daily life. I feel grateful, that I came across your Mindset-approach and the easy access offered to the training. Thank you so much, Jackie!
I have completed both the Discovery and Experience courses. The material is very valuable and helps to deepen your awareness of how to direct your focus. The Discover material is a great starting point for building an awareness of the concepts. Hearing input from well known athletes and musicians is fascinating. The Experience course is a wonderful introduction to meditation. This is the first approach of many I have tried that has enabled me to stick with meditation and I feel I have more sense now of how it can be valuable to me. I have also read the book which is a brilliant way to begin accessing these ideas.
I have just completed the three month Experience course and want to share my experience of it. I’ve had a regular meditation and spiritual practice for many years so was not expecting to find anything new. The reason I wanted to take the course was because of my great respect for Jackie Reardon and the work of Friendly Eyes, and I was curious to see what it had to offer. From the day I started I knew I had to let go of all preconceived ideas, come with ‘beginner’s mind’ and enter fully into the journey, and it turned out to be a truly marvellous experience, from beginning to end. I found that with the way it is structured, the consistency of the daily meditations together with Jackie’s gentle, wise and loving videos, my own awareness and insight deepened and expanded immensely. I am deeply grateful and heartily recommend Experience to anyone – wherever you are on your spiritual journey.
I am a singer who applied for the Equilibrium Young Artists program by Barbara Hannigan and spending some quality time on that website I discovered Friendly Eyes. I just want to share that the Discover course has been incredibly helpful in the moment in which I am. I had lost my “goals” or my “joy” singing because of my constant story thinking and I was frustrated just because I knew that I sing well but I couldn’t give my best because I was not in the moment. All these exercises and instruments have helped me (I also began to meditate). I have always been very disperse with my attention and concentration. I used to say “I am disperse” but I don’t say it anymore because I can train my concentration and I am starting to understand how it works. In this “Corona crisis” these courses are also helping me a lot. I’m going to start Experience. Thank you so much and you will hear from me in three months!! ????
Just by coincidence I started friendly eyes at the right time in my life, (also a few months before hip surgery). Initially I found it really helpful as I had a stressful job and horrible managers. Little did I know what was in store for me. I moved on to experience feeling good about myself and repaired old family conflicts so when there was a serious complication and I could not use my leg, I had a choice how I would react. I am convinced due to friendly eyes, and Jackie’s book, I was able to deal with my slow recovery and have come out a much better person. I am deeply in debt to Jackie and her team. My life, artwork and family ties are going well. Thank you all,
I can decide what I want to concentrate on, I’m not a victim of my thoughts. It may sound obvious but Jackie and Experience made it clear for me, for the first time in my life I believe. And if meditation earlier meant rest to me it now means awareness and direction. And that friendliness towards others and oneself is a base for that, I don’t have to linger in all the misdoings in my life. I can’t thank you enough! I can’t thank you Jackie enough!
As a music college student you have a lot a pressure from yourself, your teachers, your classmates and orchestra to be a good musician. Not only good, the best. I have for many years suffered from stage fright. I believed that it was stress and just pure nervousness that made me that way, but after doing Dicsover and working on myself I realize that it was not stress, nor nervousness, it was the fear of failing. After realizing that and accepting myself, my playing and the fear of failing I wasn’t afraid anymore! Now I have no problem with stage fright! Of course I get a bit nervous, but in a good way. But I’m not afraid anymore! Thank you Jackie and the friendly eyes team! You helped me open my eyes with Friendly Eyes.
I never thought, when I started with Friendly Eyes app, that it would teach me something I didn’t know, because I considerd myself being well trained in meditation….I was wrong! Jackie showed me a new way of thinking, acting and dreaming, she shows in her life philosophy how easy, nice and convenient life can be, if you look at it with friendly eyes. It sounds so easy and yet, it is increadibly challenging! But I started to notice that everything she says started happening- I seem to attract succes, people like to become friends with me, I feel more energy, I like doing things I didn’t like to do before (like cleaning the house) and everything seems to be easy going suddenly…Thank you Jackie, you opened my eyes!!!!
I used to think beating myself up was essential to my self-improvement. Friendly Eyes has shown me how my negativity was blocking me from truly focusing and realising my potential. These simple, well structured programs helped me develop many concentration/self-talk/meditation concepts which I had come across through my voice lessons and yoga. Silence is precious, especially in this buzzing world of ours, and I’m curious to see what else it will reveal to me with time. Jackie & team – THANK YOU!
Friendly Eyes has changed my life. It is now easier and more fun to reach my goals in life. There are many programs out there, I myself have gone through at least 3 different ones. But Friendly Eyes is the simplest I have encountered, with fast results. If everyone was trained with friendly eyes, we would have a happier, healthier world. Embrace the struggle, embrace the commitment and you will not regret it! #hi5!
Friendly Eyes explore and gives advice in a brilliant way on how to keep focus when your mind is doing all it can to disturb you. The practical examples and the tools are productive for our own development, and well anchored in valid scientific knowledge and practice. It has helped me a lot, and I have recommended it to a lot of friends in different life situations, younger and older.
I have finished Friendly Eyes Discovery and what a great experience. I learned so much but also know that I will return to it as there is still lots to discover. For me the phrase that springs to mind is “Rome wasn’t built in a day”- its an ongoing journey of self discovery and one well worth taking! Check it out
Mindset: A mental guide for sport provides a deep insight to the mental side of sport and a guideline on how to handle pressure, overcome ego and control emotion. My daughter is 12 years old, she started playing tennis at age 6. Almost every time playing a tournament, she is very nervous, her mind is often full of doubt and frustration. After reading the book, I realized she was playing against three opponents – the opponent of her tennis match, herself and her dad – I always thought tennis is about winning the match and you can only be either a loser or a winner. After reading the book, I realized as a tennis dad, in order to help my daughter becoming a good tennis player, she and myself have to first become ‘action thinkers’, meaning focusing on the moment and process. You may always win and may win the match once and sometimes twice with the mindset method and friendly eyes. Ren Recreational Tennis Player & Tennis Dad for my daughter Victoria
Friendly Eyes has meant a lot to me. It is very practical and I apply it daily. Friendly eyes, good mistakes and no judgment have made me different in my daily life. I also give ‘friendly eyes’ training to young football players and students to learn how to focus and look at themselves without judgment. Friendly eyes can be an enrichment for your daily life.