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Passages - Birth
Rachel H., Grand Rapids, MI
I am so grateful to have had the honor of working with Renee for the blessing ceremony of our daughter, Lilith. Renee did such an amazing job creating a beautiful, heart-centered ceremony after meeting with us for input and discussion of personal beliefs. We desired to have a blessing/rite of passage ceremony outside of a traditional church and Renee offered this in such a beautiful way, we could not have been more satisfied with our experience. I was moved and deeply touched by the love and light that Renee brought to this occasion and it has quickly become one of my most cherished memories. I would highly recommend Renee as an officiant for any ceremony and I would use her services again in a heart beat! Renee has a beautiful gift and speaks from her soul in a way that is sure to make any ceremonial occasion, one to be cherished and remembered.
Passages - Birth
Lucy H.W., Grand Rapids, MI
My husband and I recently had the privilege of being chosen as godparents at a Blessing ceremony that was officiated by Dr. Renee Garrick. Dr. Garrick performed an amazing service that was highly individualized to our 10-month old goddaughter, her parents, us, and the few guests who were present for the ceremony. At each different portion of the ceremony, Dr. Garrick acknowledged and involved the baby who was delighted the entire time and clapped her hands each time she received a different type of blessing. Dr. Garrick made this Blessing very special and her extensive advance preparation was obvious. I would highly recommend Dr. Garrick to perform a blessing for your child, which will be unique to him or her and can be geared to any religious background.
Passages - Death
Participating in the service created and led by Rev. Dr. Renée to distribute the ashes of a friend was very spiritual, emotional, and comforting. The resting place chosen by Dr. Renée was filled with flowers and greenery all around giving an essence of beauty and warmth. Dr. Renée guided my friend’s soul to the light which gave me a high sense of comfort. This was one of my most enlightening and beautiful experiences. Dr. Renée was sensitive to the entire audience. She solicited participation and cuddled each person as needed. I recommend Dr. Renée to provide this service for anyone or any family that needs spiritual reverence when distributing their loved one’s ashes.
Passages - Death
Erma, River Forest, IL
The service provided after the immediate transition of my sister was very comforting. Dr. Renée facilitated the guiding of her soul to the light. Dr Renée’s officiating ensured that my sister’s peace permeated the entire room. “Rest in Peace” is the essence of what Dr. Renée orchestrated during this transitional service. I felt that my sister was SAFE, which made the LOSS more acceptable. I am grateful to Dr. Renée for providing comfort during an extremely tough time. I pray Dr. Renée will guide my soul to light when my time comes.
Passages - Death
The Sams/Jackson/Gray Family
Words cannot express the gratitude we have for Dr. Renée's support during my mom's transitional passing from this Earth. My mom was in critical care for two weeks before she passed. Entering the hospital every day was a myriad of emotions for us but Dr. Renée's presence and practice, helped to center the family so we could better support our mom and one another in her final days. Never intrusive but always aware, Dr, Renée offered just what was needed in the moment. Hospital rooms can often be cold and sterile which can add to the emotional weight often associated with transitioning. However, in our case, Dr. Renée was able to paint the room with love and warmth. With the use of color, sound and crystal therapy, we (the family) were able to provide a loving environment for my mom during her last days. Making the decision to have an emotional and spiritual partner like Dr. Renée, for any sacred passage you may find yourself in, is one of the highest acts of self-love and/or service for you and and your loved ones.
Workshops & Retreats
S. Akilah Shabazz, Atty./Founder of Then The Sun Rose, LLC and “Then The Sun Rose Women’s Retreat”
I cannot speak highly enough of Dr. Renee Garrick; quite simply she is the truth. Dr. Garrick has worked with the annual Then The Sun Rose Women's Retreat on several occasions; each time was a purely magical experience that led to transformations for those in attendance. I am still using tools from her Workshop: “Forgiveness: Creating A Lighter and Light-Filled Path” that she curated and developed for our Retreat. This two-part workshop was nothing short of amazing. I literally watched women transform over the course of those two days. There were tears, hugs, smiles, testimonies and the wonderful spirit of healing permeated the room. It's hard to put into words you have to experience Dr. Garrick because that's what you receive an experience. Dr. Garrick also conducted a wonderful virtual workshop in 2021 "Sistering Me … to Pave a Way of Supporting a Heightened We!" Dr. Garrick’s energy is so powerful that her message resonated with the women as much as the in-person presenters. She has such a loving and supportive way of working with others that you simply cannot walk away from her unchanged. She is a true conduit of change and healing. I look forward to working with Dr. Garrick in the future with our events, as well as personally. Did I mention that several of the women from our Annual Retreat have actually become private clients of Dr. Garrick’s? That speaks Volumes.
Workshops & Retreats
I have been able to use the tools from the Forgiveness Sessions to Forgive myself and shift my out of those shadow frequencies like judgment, hurt and disappointment much faster than ever AND most importantly feel a deeper self-love that therefore translates into an outpouring of Love and High Vibration for others...It's a WIN-Win!
Workshops & Retreats
Renée’s workshop forced you to look at issues that you never really allowed yourself to process or triage, then overcome.
HK, Johannesburg, South Africa
How do I ever articulate my gratitude to the Divine for gifting me with the opportunity to engage therapeutically with Renée. Renée is one of the most broad thinking therapists I know, able to engage at so many diverse levels, diverse age groups and utilise an array of best suited therapeutic modalities. On top of all this, Renée has the capacity to engage with genuine Love, sincerity, gentleness AND be brilliantly challenging. Working with Renée is a gift I give to myself.
I have had the pleasure of receiving various services from and participating in numerous workshops, and classes with Dr. Garrick over the past several (20+years). I cannot adequately express the countless ways I have benefited from her expertise, spiritual wisdom and guidance and her willingness to customize her offerings based on my individual needs and life experiences. She continues to broaden her scope of services as her knowledge and skills constantly evolve and expanding due to her dedication and commitment to ongoing professional development and personal growth goals. Her unique way of listening, reflecting, encouraging and supporting individuals no matter where they are on their spiritual journey is both her gift and her blessing. To me, she is grace, wisdom and spirituality personified. Her impact on me has been and continues to be immeasurable. Her capacity to have the same impact on others fortunate enough to experience her gifts is limitless.
Dr. Andrea M.
As one who serves as a Spiritual Teacher and Mentor for others, I found it challenging to find a person who I felt could serve me in that capacity. In Dr. Renee, I have found the non-judgemental support that I seek to offer others. Each time I meet with her, I know that I have been seen as an individual and I have gained insights into my unique personal journey. Sessions with her have helped me see my path more clearly and increased my understanding of the unconditional love and acceptance of the Divine.
My life transformed during my two years of Internship with Renée as my teacher. She was always so present and really listened to every word I spoke, using every conversation to help shift me. Renée has the most gentle, angelic, wise spirit and I hung on to every word she said—I didn’t want to miss one thing! She truly SEES all of her students and guides them to their highest potential! My life is a testament to what is possible when one is willing to do the deep personal work and has an extraordinary teacher assisting them. Eternally grateful for my dear Spirit Teacher, Renée, and every moment spent with her.
Jerry H., IL
Dr. Garrick is fist rate and has helped me with my anger issues. Also, her advice and encouragement has allowed my marriage to improve.
Natalie W.-Central, IL
I’ve never came across a more enlightened individual in my life. Dr. Garrick helped rewire thought processes to pull myself out of a dark place. I’m seeing and understanding all things that come my way in a more loving way. I’m forever grateful that our paths crossed.
Col K.C, USAF Retired
I had the pleasure of being introduced to and receiving counseling from Dr. Garrick in 2021. I found her to be so warm and her energy extremely positive. She made what could’ve been very tense and uneasy counseling sessions with a stranger to be completely inviting, non-judgmental sessions where I could talk and really come to know more about myself than I was in a position to prior to us meeting. I’m thankful for her, and appreciated, and still appreciate her kindness, generosity and consummate professionalism.
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