improvement consultations are also available via Skype.
If you are highly motivated but aren't able to come to a class,
it can be really useful to get personal guidance via on-line
Using video has the advantage that I can see your eyes and can therefore
help you more effectively than I ever could by telephone. In
addition you get to enjoy my clear explanations and visual demonstrations.
You will need a computer with camera and microphone.
Download Skype for free.
Take lessons at
home via Skype! Photo courtesy of George
You will receive personal attention and information specific to
your visual needs so you can continue your path to
clarity with confidence on your own. Supporting documents
and eyecharts will be emailed to you to print at home.
consultations are available in one hour sessions. In the first session
you will gain enough understanding of the Bates method's fundamentals
that you can begin to make progress on your own. If you have not
yet worn glasses, the initial session may be all you need, however,
for most people, five or six hours are more likely to be helpful.
You will then know enough to continue on your own. I am not the
type to ask you to commit to weekly lessons for months on end, I
don't believe you need that. Lessons are scheduled at your pace,
whenever you are ready for a next step.
Video consultations are $140
SAVE: Make a commitment to your vision and
5 video consultations of 1 hour each for $650.
You will be asked
to fill out a questionnaire before your appointment.
Please contact Visions Of Joy to request
it and to make an appointment.
Payments can be made via the donation page
following comments were received from people who have had one or
more video consultations:
Esther, It sure is great that you have taught
me the correct way to look at everything. Today wherever I went
I looked for the detail and the other stuff just came in clear -
driving, walking, etc. You are a god sent person and I am very thankful.
It really is great I can tell with just 2 sessions I am making great
strides!!!!! Thank you so much.
Candy L, Denver, Colorado
Esther: All your information was so wonderful, thank you. I so enjoyed
the session and felt a sense of relaxation and well-being when we
were done. I printed out all your handouts, and copied your palming
meditation to my mp3 player to listen to daily and will practice
my homework. So much appreciation for taking so much time to explain
everything. I now feel more empowered to be able to see clearly
and naturally thanks to your expertise.
Jason N., Petaluma, California
just wanted to let you know that Michael went to the Eye specialist
today (an appt we have had booked for a while). He couldn't believe
it - Michael went from 200 to 80 in his eye, that was him just cupping
and looking at the chart, he was amazed and asked how long we had
been patching (which is what the optometrist had said we should
try one more time as a last effort to improve his vision). My husband
told him that we patched for about an hour a day and did relaxation
exercises. The specialist was a bit confused by this and then put
the lenses on Michael’s eyes and said that he felt his eye
had improved to only 100 and said for him to keep doing what he
was doing, and he would be back in November again. He also said
this was the best that eye had seen since he started seeing the
specialist a couple years ago. So THANK YOU!!!!
Pauline P, mother of Michael, age 9, Vancouver,
(Michael's right eye vision was at 20/500
when he had his first vision session 3 weeks previous - this doctor
visit shows he has made an excellent 500% improvement. ~ EJvdW)
have one skype consultation with Esther Van der Werf, and I continue
to belive in Bates method, because Esther is so professional and
very kind person. In those 1 hour, she explained me in details,
all stuffs which concerned me related to my vision and contact lense
wearing during my session. I have high dioptre [-5.00
~ EJvdW], and I decide to invest my time and money
in right thing, and that is for sure, this skype consultation!
People don't waste your time with do this method on your own...it
is hard sometimes...I did this exercise about 2 years on my own,
and many times I got confused because, simply all Bates method has
many secrets, which you will never find on some community, book
etc... She is very patient person and so calm, she is good listener
too. As well she makes Bates stuffs more easily then you could read
in some book... Bates method is big deep ocean with many wrong ways,
but nevertheless, we need someone hand to guide us to find our path
to the clarity!
Since I had session with you, which are help me to better understand
Bates method, I am even during the session improved my vision as
well, when you teach me to open eyes briefly for a second to absorb
some light. I notice this next morning, and this is great thing!!!
You're really great person and I didn't made mistake about choosing
my Bates teacher.
With you, all of my concerns are gone now, and I feel relaxed and
get more positive energy to continue my journey!!!
Bojan Brankovic, Serbia
My Mom has
been doing really well and I think she suns or gets under a full
spectrum light every day....she's very motivated. She says
her eyes are much less red and scratchy-feeling and thinks it's
helping her a lot. She's also been palming and doing the hot-cold
compresses like you suggested, which I think she really likes.
I burned CD's of the phone session and your teleconference
for her and she's listened to those plus is reading the books
I bought from you (those are very good, by the way). Anyway,
thank you so much for everything. It's making a difference
for both of us.
Vicki Winchell, San Dimas, California
I want to say to
you Esther, that my eyesight has improved so much, since our session
on the phone. I read the paper tonight. It was a little
blurred, but I could see some of the small print sometimes, then
I rested the eyes and had another go. bingo! All I am doing
is the palming with your voice once a day so far. Thanks so
Jan Crisp, Bournemouth, England
I have seen a big improvement this week in my vision! I am
really excited...thanks for all your help!
Marty Meyer, Independence, California
Thank you again for speaking with me last Saturday. I'm doing
great already! Yesterday was sunny, and I went for a walk...I
was getting a lot of clear flashes, and I'm already becoming much
more aware of where I can relax in my neck, jaw, and eyes.
Marie Severance, Madison, Wisconsin
Hello Esther! ... I am very grateful
for having been allowed the experience of your session with me.
It seems that each day I realize more. Unbelievable yet real,
I have not used the reading glasses but to just verify what I think
I see and only 3x since the session. I find the most significant
changes after palming. Hardly am I aware of a grainy/sandy
feeling in my eyes or tightness during the day. My vision
overall is clearer, sharper & brighter!
My head/neck & shoulders are more relaxed in posture and in
Mille gracie!! :-) Love & light, Phyllis
Phyllis C, Phoenix, Arizona
for the session, I've learned quit a lot in such a short time.
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