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Amy

Donna-

This week's newsletter was pitch perfect.

Somehow you know just what to say at just the right time.  We've been discussing how and when we want to start to transition our daughter to her own room.  I feel like I've read every book and listened to every advice out there but yours rings truest and we've been taking it day by day (or night by night). It's nice to have your thoughts reinforced, with "Hey, you've got the idea"!

Thanks so much!

Love,
Amy

Donna was an incredible resource for me

Donna was an incredible resource for me at a time when I felt vulnerable and discouraged.

My son hadn't gained his birth weight back by his three week check up so our pediatrician nonchalantly told me to supplement with formula. I was determined to solely breastfeed so I reached out to Donna. I immediately felt comfortable in the safe & nonjudgmental space she had created. My consultation with her was both reassuring, therapeutic and very practical.

I am forever grateful to Donna for connecting with me during this time of growth and transformation. I would highly recommend her as a lactation consultant to mothers who are in need of some extra TLC and a vote of confidence.

Sarah Oles

I came to Donna to get a better grasp

I came to Donna to get a better grasp on how I felt about jumping into the pool of motherhood. It had been something my husband and I have been discussing for years - he being completely ready to take the plunge, and me being very resistant, without completely understanding why. Counseling was something I had envisioned would help me, but I was having the hardest time finding a traditional psychotherapist I thought I'd be able to explain myself too. I didn't understand coherently what my "problem" was, so how could I begin to discuss it? Furthermore, how would discussing any of it change anything?

After meeting with Donna and learning about how she works using resonance repatterning, I signed up for a five week session. Over the course of these 5 weeks, without even having to try to make sense of my emotions, Donna was able to access the noncoherent roots of my resistance. I began to feel more confident and excited about the prospects of starting a family... I can't say that my thoughts themselves had changed much, but my gut feelings had.

I would definitely recommend seeing Donna if you're in a situation where something just doesn't feel right, or where you keep repeating the same unproductive patterns. She's comforting, understanding, funny and very talented.

I'm looking forward to bringing my babies to her sometime in the future!

Thanks again, truly!

Talk soon,

Danielle

Danielle Sessa Cardella

Donna Bruschi was a lucky find for me.

Donna Bruschi was a lucky find for me. About a month before my son was born, I went searching on
Google for a doula to help me write a birth plan, something useful that would not be restrictive or
overwhelming, and also to do a one-on-one childbirth preparation class with my husband and me at home.


We had gone through the all-day hospital childbirth class and the evening baby care class, but we both
felt a little overwhelmed at our impending arrival.

It was a long road to pregnancy. Four years of infertility diagnosis, frustration, heartbreak, failure and lost
opportunity. The fact that I was actually pregnant was amazing and somewhat surreal. This was the driver
behind having more information to be prepared – we felt like we were prepared for infertility treatment, not
really for a baby.

Fast forward to January 2011. Our son had an eventful arrival, a story for another day, and after a single
visit by the hospital lactation consultant I felt breastfeeding was going well. Baby regained more than his
birth weight by the time we went to our first pediatrician’s appointment and he was nursing every 2 hours
around-the-clock. This was what I expected and what seemed to be working.
About 5 days after discharge, a lactation consultant I never met at the hospital phoned for follow-up. After
describing the eating, diapering and sleeping habits of the baby, I was told that I was doing everything
wrong and he was clearly not eating enough. One simple, stupid comment threw the previous week’s
successes right out the window. I reached out to the doula that had been so helpful before the birth and
she gave me private resources to call for help. And there was Donna.

My first call was on a Saturday night at about 9:30 p.m. because I was dreading another overnight with a
frustrated baby who wanted to sleep while I was trying to make him continue eating. For the last 2.5 years
I have said that Donna talked me off the ledge that night. I was getting ready to quit, something I do not
usually do, because I was frustrated, the baby was frustrated, my husband was frustrated and my motherin-
law was annoying. Donna let me talk, calmed me down and helped me relax enough to get through the
night without tears – mine at least.

The next day, in the snow, she trekked across the river to Dutchess County for a home visit. Donna
worked patiently with me to help me get my confidence back and realize that I was doing just fine. The
baby was happily eating and growing and dirtying many, many diapers. She gave me some help in coping
with pretty extreme engorgement. Those two hours did wonders to help me feel like I was doing what my
baby needed and he was happily doing exactly what he was supposed to be doing. Donna also left me
with more resources, including New Baby New Paltz, and the reassurance that she was a phone call
away if I had any more problems.

Once the snow cleared, sort of, I made the drive to New Paltz for the New Mother’s Social Circle. That
group, with its diverse collection of moms, was a ray of light in the mommy & baby universe. Being able to
talk with other women of all ages and lifestyles was a refreshing change from the cookie-cutter hospitalbased
new mother groups which are full of twenty-somethings who are excited to no longer have to work.
New Baby New Paltz gave me access to moms with careers who were struggling with the idea of going
back to work, pumping and just coping with life. It was a revelation to no longer be the odd mom out in the
room.

Throughout my son’s first year, and beyond, Donna continued to serve as a resource for all things
strange and unique about babies. And I was thrilled when she added her Saturday Working Moms group,
even though I was the only one there for a while. That Saturday group brought me, and my son, some
great friends.

With a toddler, I thought I had outgrown New Baby New Paltz; no more need for a breast pump even
though my son is still nursing, no more teethers and baby toys. And then, just this past spring, I was hit by
the dread of all nursing mothers: mastitis.

After nursing for more than 2 years - through engorgement, freak-outs, nursing strikes, illnesses and work
– I was now dealing with the bane of many new mothers. I just started a new job, in the second week
actually, was facing the death of a close relative and started not feeling well. A quick trip to the doctor
revealed a fever of 104 and the start of that tell-tale mastitis redness. The doctor kindly prescribed
antibiotics and told me to rest – and, my favorite, that it was absolutely time to stop nursing that baby.
Right in the middle of a raging infection for which the best medicine is to keep nursing, I was told that I
should stop. So I called Donna. She, once again, gave me some advice over the phone. Trying to make a
toddler nurse more often is not an easy task, especially when they see you in pain, so it was a struggle.
I ended up in the emergency room on Easter Sunday after the pain increased again and my fever started
spiking. There was little for the ER doctors to do except take blood cultures to make sure the infection
wasn’t spreading and give me more antibiotics. Donna, on the other hand, made another house call; in
her Easter best, on the way home from dinner with her family.

We worked through some of the clogging that had led to the mastitis and had a little success. We made
plans for me to stop by New Baby New Paltz the next day to try and dislodge the clog with the hospitalgrade
pump. The pump turned out to be surprisingly unhelpful, but we developed a plan of care to work
through the clogs. It was several weeks of work, a visit to a breast specialist and a lot of grief but I got
through the infection and its aftermath – including a dilated milk duct.

Through the last 2+ years, Donna has been, and continues to be, a resource for me and many other
women in the region. I regularly hand her name and number out to expectant moms locally and beyond
as well as to health care providers. I cannot recommend her services, store and groups highly enough.

Sincerely,

Isabel Dichiara

May 2013

Thank you for your generosity

Hello Donna,

Thank you for your generosity.  You are very gifted!  Something deep and monumental shifted for me today.  I’ll let you know how my life starts changing…

Joyful Blessings!

Anna Nash

This was so helpful for me today

Donna,  

This was so helpful for me today.  Thank you!  Just went through a two day miracle where a "problem" became a blessing.  I appreciate you and your work in the world!

Blessings,
Amy Robbins-Wilson

I don’t know how this is working

Hi Donna,


I don’t know how this is working, but I feel better these days.


Easier to be happy.

I would like help with my healing work gives me energy and abundance.
I am making art work that is healing, makes me happy and creates abundance.
I am at ease in my life, supported, loved and honored.

Thanks

kate loye

This week's newsletter was pitch perfect

Donna-

This week's newsletter was pitch perfect.

Somehow you know just what to say at just the right time.  We've been discussing how and when we want to start to transition our daughter to her own room.  I feel like I've read every book and listened to every advice out there but yours rings truest and we've been taking it day by day (or night by night). It's nice to have your thoughts reinforced, with "Hey, you've got the idea"!

Thanks so much!

Love,
Amy

I want to thank you for the wonderful sessions

Hi Donna,

Happy New Year!. I wanted to thank you for the wonderful sessions that you are doing, they make a big difference for me, very powerful. I wanted to do an intention this week regarding my practice -- I manifest a very successful, very abundant Resonance Repatterning practice, I attract the perfect clients who pay me my perfect rate.

Blessings,

Gladys

Q&A at the beginning of today’s email was great!

Donna,

Q & A at the beginning of today’s email was great!

I have to say that I enjoy your emails very much. I get so many emails and I'm really selective. Sometimes, I read them in detail and others I skim over them, and it’s always so reassuring that I don’t have to do anything.  It feels really supportive and freeing.  

I had no perceptions when I started. I get a sense that it is supporting an energy shift and a kind of a conscousness shift.
It gives me more insight into "how" when I read the process and I see that you work in concrete wording.

From being part of the "Start-Your-Week-with-Love-and-Joy" repatterning group, I get a positive message every week. That's one of the greatest benefits. It's refreshing to have that reassurance of positivity and support. There's so much negativity coming in and around us. I know it's there and I get the benefit. I like to know its always something positive, that I can access. It's cool it's a freebie.

Some of it is helpful reminders of stuff I've processed in the past. Good reminders of the mindset that I strive to maintain.

Thank you!

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Morella Devost, EdM, MA

I enjoy the the sessions with you

Dear Donna,

I want you to know how much I enjoy the sessions with you.

There was the one session you did that actually brought me back to pre-child. My being at that moment felt really vulnerable. It was really cool even though I felt vulnerable, I liked that it happened.

The sessions are all part of my life.

In the session, a lot of things happen to me, a cumulative effect and I probably couldn't say that this happened or that happened, but it's part of my whole life. To pinpoint one thing would be conjecture. If I didn't think it helped, I wouldn't do it. Something good happens but I couldn't say what. I go a lot deeper. The sessions help. I keep coming back. I keep saying "Yeah!"

My friend Mary and I used to do Tam Yung healing--muscle testing to go back in time and see at what age things happened. It was pretty cool and enjoyable. I sort of related it to that, though maybe its not exactly the same.

A lot of things that happen in a session are really subtle and they have a cumulative effect. You don't have to know exactly what is going on. At least I don't.

I didn't know how adept you are at practicing Resonance Repatterning. Your intent and your belief in your practice is worth a lot. I like when "Donna" leaves the room and you go into that other state. I really enjoy when things are in that state. Once in a blue moon, I'll feel like I am the smallest particle in the universe. I am nothing and everything at the same time. That feeling is my favorite feeling. It's really cool being there.

Frank Mazzetti

I just wanted to thank you for your continued service

Hi Donna,
 
I just wanted to thank you for your continued service to all of us.  You are such a blessing to the world and a godsend to me in particular.  Your repatternings always seem "right on," and the support of your work means a lot to me right now, as I have really been struggling with feelings of hopelessness connected to a long-term physical condition.
 
So, I hope you know what a difference you make, just being there and every week lessening our burdens a little more.
 
I just can't thank you enough.
 
Love from the bottom of my heart,

Kathy Darrow

Before I started the Start-Your-Week repatterning

Dear Donna,

Before I started the Start-Your-Week repatterning, I didn't really understand it. It sounded like you would send out a positive message every week with a different theme and would concentrate on a different message.

When I first started receiving it, I had more questions about it. As I continued receiving the weekly sessions, the purpose became more clear and I learned more about Resonance Repatterning and what that means. Now, I understand that if I have a problem or behaviour I don't like, I can change it. I like the affirmations! I tend to skim over the problems so I don't reinforce them and concentrate on the positive.

I like the "no pressure" and that you don't have to do anything with the weekly Positive Action, or you can. Its nice to know that its there. I'm getting a new perspective on life and behaviors and I handle things. It's nice to have that email to come back to, to read it, reply to it or reflect on it.

I've been inspired to write you several times. One time, it was about a change I wanted to make. I read your email and it helped me think about the next step beyond that. It was nice to write you and have it go to the next level. I liked that you responded and we had a dialogue there.

I actually really like the stories in the beginnning of the Start-Your-Week repatterning. They are really powerful. It really makes it a lot more personable. I can relate more to what you have doing in the session. I really like that. I would recommend this to someone who is open to spiritually exploring themselves more.

Johnna Dietz

You are making my Mondays very bright

Dear Donna,
 
Thank you very much for today's Resonance Repatterning. You are making my Mondays very bright. I am very grateful for The Divine for getting to know your website.
 
I forgot to include that:
 
I would like also to send my appreciation, positive intentions, honor, and unconditional love for others who are not family members (Classmates, volunteers, and actually to every good human being).  
 
I hope it is not too late to be included.  If so, we can do it next Monday.
 
With a lot of appreciation and love,
 
Saad Alteher

I feel great lately

I feel great lately!  So connected to... well, something!
 
My intention for next week, Feb 8,  is pretty much the same: more success, productivity, expression around my art and writing.  I really want to focus on getting my screenwriting produced into high-quality films,. Plays into great productions as well.  I have my art exhibition coming up in March and want to focus on that and make it a huge success for all involved.

 
Thank you, Donna.  What a great service you are providing ...
 
Ben Henderson