When I’m working with Chaya, I experience the intensity of her commitment of my being “seen, and heard” on deep emotional and soulful levels, providing a safe and nourishing space for me to allow myself to take some deep, invigorating, soulful breaths of Soular Winds surfacing from my depths, which I scarcely dreamed existed in me, let alone having any clue how to access on my own.
As I open up with her fiercely gentle encouragement, I feel enlivened to take new risks, and a novel willingness to leap fearlessly into my greatness , which she powerfully names my gifts with me in word pictures I can visualize and follow her lead, and indeed, see for myself, that which I did not yet see or know how to recognize, let alone articulate, for myself.
Chaya’s spotlight of attention and radiantly supportive intention is palpably felt, as I take tiny leaps of faith into deeper parts of me, which she encouragingly assists until I can acclimate to this grander experience of myself, artfully guiding my building layers of strength from within myself , one courageous stone at a time, within the brilliant soulful artisanry Chaya’s skillful heart science brings to the fore of my emerging, expanding, larger identity I practice stepping into, as I learn to ever more jubilantly dance to the rhythm of my unique song I am being called to sing, in the orchestra of Life.
I feel and experience her as a beloved , amazing and powerful Healing Agent, facilitating and serving as a Midwife into realms of Deep Space Within, Our Truest identity in God(dess).
— Tom Clute MSW, Peer Support and Life Transition Specialist Vancouver, WA
Chaya Grossberg is an amazing woman, with lived experience, and a skilled compassionate consultant for withdrawing from psychiatric drugs. She shares her own personal journey and some of her successes in coaching and consulting people who have sought support to withdrawal from psychiatric drugs. Chaya has a very rich background with the Freedom Center in Massachussetes and is featured in Daniel Mackler’s film, Coming Off Psych Drugs. She has relocated to the Northwest and we are so fortunate to have her as an inspiration and to draw on her expertise.
— CIndi Fisher, Vancouver WA, MOMS movement
Chaya Love, your article has me all teary eyed. You are such an inspiration to me! When we first met, I sought out your expertise, as a peer mentor and as someone who had successfully tapered off all psych drugs. What transpired during our sessions was profoundly healing for me. You met me where I was, never above me, and showed me a true picture of the gifts I had within, to be shared with the world. I felt so understood and seen through your keen insight. You awakened in me, treasures and as you spoke them aloud, I knew that my voice was important. You told me that you saw me speaking in front of large crowds and that made me very nervous yet excited all at once. The thing is, being in your presence, I recognized myself beyond all roles and labels and was able to take my place in the orchestra of life, center stage. Thank you for all that you share and be!
— Ayin Cushnir, Portland, OR
Thank you for speaking with me and being an intuitive. You listened really well and had great insights whenever my talking would take a pit stop. You would chime in with very balanced, calm, kind and measured insights, I say measured because I was never overwhelmed, taken aback or offended. I was inspired and your kindness made the movement offered in the realm of madinamerica personable and available seeming for the first time. And sincerely, thank you for your service to me.
It was so awesome to have you in our group yesterday!!! I so appreciate you making it work to come spend some time with us. I think you were able to really create a space for the participants to talk openly about their experiences with medication in a way that hadn’t happened before in the group. I learned a lot myself and I’m grateful for your generosity in sharing your knowledge and experiences.
— Luke W., High School Guidance Counselor, Holyoke, MA
I just wanted to send a quick note to thank all of you for all of your hard work on Monday evening at Advocacy Unlimited. Everyone was supportive and understanding and that is what made the evening very relaxing and made it easier for me to open up and share some parts of my journey. Chaya, you have a very genuine nature about you and I feel that is what made the workshop work.
— Linda Lentini, Director Of Grants and Programs, Advocacy Unlimited, Wethersfield, CT
Hi Chaya, I’ve been so busy working full time job yes I still am med free, Thanks to you!
— Wayne Woody Devine, Boston, MA
“Chaya’s reading was unbelievably accurate. She was able to identity several specific life events for me that unfolded in the order and manner she predicted. The details of the reading were very helpful during a time of major transition. As I saw things coming to fruition as she described them it gave me a sense of hope and faith that I was on the right track. She uses wonderful blend of wisdom and humor to convey her messages.
— Katherine, Holyoke, MA
This made me cry. Thank you so much. So helpful really. Your reading was so well-timed, it helped to propel me toward the right things in my heart. It not only resonated with me but it also brought to light things that I was hiding from myself.
I had a dream last night that finalized some intentions I’ve had and already I feel like I’m moving toward a higher, lighter space. Really amazing! : )
— Lylah Katz, Set Stylist, Corvallis OR
I truly appreciate the chance to learn from you, Chaya. I deeply resonate with your high intuition, profound empathy, compassion and confidence in those you serve, including me, offering your invaluable personal and professional hard-won breakthrough experiences you committed to pursuing for your own well-being and personal/professional fulfillment, and offering your powerful leadership to guide people like myself further and deeper into the experiences of freedom, fulfillment and truly meaningful, richly rewarding lives of joy.
— Tom Clute, Portland, OR
[More from Tom right after a coaching sesssion]
Thank you, Chaya, so very, very much. I received tremendous, exquisite and profoundly honoring and validating, soul nurturing support, in addition to practical and excellent self care suggestions for next steps to consider, that you offered, sharing your own positive experiences of them supporting your own well-being.
I am truly refreshed and invigorated, as well as challenged in a nurturing way, to keep stretching and growing towards my dreams and soul purpose. I was beyond delighted with the support I experienced with you tonight. I look forward to more.
Feel free to share this appreciation acknowledgement however of value to you and/or others, Chaya.
— Tom Clute, Portland, OR
Oh my gosh, THANK YOU Chaya! I got chills and tears in my eyes reading this — in a good way! Wow. I still haven’t listened to the song, but I will soon. Thank you so much — this is extraordinary!
Thank you again, so much!!!!! You are wonderful! I loved what you said, too, about my life saving the best for last — because sometimes I feel like all my happiness and actual LIVING has already happened, and things will always be gray and sad. I’m so glad you said that. It gives me a lot of hope. THANK YOU AGAIN.
— J.W., writer, OR
I have had several intuitive readings by Chaya. The information she receives is clear, direct, and useful. I always apply her intuitions into my daily life. After sessions, I feel more alive yet centered. Chaya is a gifted healer and does it so naturally!
— Jessie Gagne, school teacher, energy healer, mom, Northampton, MA
Chaya has the gift of intuition! I’ve had the great opportunity to get her perspective on certain tough issues that were really racking my brain. The advice that she gives leaves one with the clear message of hope and choice, even in the most despairing situations. Her point of view on issues is really like the best gift ever. And she’s super nice!
— Robyn Kralique, illustrator, San Francisco, CA
Chaya’s reads deep into our innermost thoughts and feelings, bringing to surface the parts of us we neglect to acknowledge or share with others, and bringing them to light. She casts a meaningful and poetic perspective on events in our lives that we cannot see for ourselves. She accurately predicts events to occur, and offers guidance on specific concerns.
— Amelia Ngai, product designer, Stanford University, Santa Rosa, CA
Chaya is a creative and intuitive healer who holds a grounded and supportive presence for transformation. She is an exceptional source for healing your relationship with psychiatric drugs, and holds a wealth of information. Her expertise, gentle guidance, and unconditional support will help you through rough times so you can brighten into your own true self. Chaya is such a precious soul and inspiring person. I trust her fully with her intuition, compassionate heart, and magical healing powers. Chaya is also a skilled herbalist and healer, and if you haven’t tried her teas, herbs, and brews, you should, the energy is magical!
— Amanda Miller, PhD, Esthetician, Oakland, CA aphroditesapprentice.com
Chaya gave me a very helpful intuitive reading that gave me the confidence to proceed with some important decisions in my life.
— Regina G., Oakland, CA
Chaya Grossberg is an extremely gifted intuitive, very sensitive with abilities to read your energy. Her presence as well is clear as you’ll remember parts of yourself just by being around her.
— Melanie Erceg. Therapy Headquarters. Palo Alto, CA
You’re a gift to so many. NARPA was moons ago, but it seems like yesterday we made a connection. I never forget your composure when you spoke to all those guests in Culver City; how sure you are of yourself and keeping the mission we both believe in wholeheartedly. Your inspiration carried me through a few circumstances. I really mean it, you’re a blessing to me, and so many others for believing in your mission, and getting others on the bandwagon.
— Wayne Devine, Boston, MA
Chaya’s simple words and practical suggestions have inspired me to make important changes in my life, beginning with how I see myself and what I’m capable of.
— Denise Goldberg, Special Needs Teacher, Portland, OR
Thank you for your advocacy for a better world in treatments of those going through human emotional challenges. There is so much hope with all of you who are speaking up for changes in the system! I am most grateful to all of you (being a 21 years psyched out on doctor prescriptions that took me almost to no man’s land)! I am alive and doing quite well now after 10 years of recovery!
— Tracey Anne Miller, PA
I want to let you know that you kinda inadvertently changed my life (or at least my thinking). I was reading your bio when you were sharing all that info about how you got a billion hits on your site, and something you wrote burned into my psyche: it was about how you used to eat toxic foods because you were also toxic, and like attracts like. Then I started thinking about my own food decisions- and while I’ve heard things similar to this, I never saw it quite as simple. For the past week, I’ve been consciously looking at my food decisions and making different food choices. I’m asking myself when I want something, “Is this going to be toxic to my body? Is this the choice a toxic person would make?” And if I get a ‘yes’, then I think about a more non-toxic, but just as delicious, food alternative. Food has been such a focal point my entire life, and I just wanted to express my gratitude towards your comment.
— Anonymous, San Rafael, CA
I want to take this moment to thank you again. I stayed on the phone for a very long time and had an excellent chat with S and B (I believe that is his name….He has an Hawaii phone number).
I really enjoyed hearing both Laura’s story and your story….And, I don’t know if you remember, but YOU and I met at B’s conference here in Toronto….I believe it was an INTAR Recovery Conference (2008) or something like that. B is my husband, partner, best friend, supporter, etc. We have been together for almost 30 years and he has seen me go through all kinds of different mental states, etc. I do know that he will support me if I try to go off of my meds (which, for the record, I am lower doses than ever before).
Are we going to do another phone session like the last one? I think it would be great to do these on a regular basis as, for me, the phone is very effective as a way to communicate. I don’t feel as introverted when I am not in a “face to face” situation….Sometimes that can really overwhelm me.
Chaya, please keep me posted as to future things you plan, etc.
In the meantime, I am sending you warm regards from FREEZING Toronto (it’s about -15 degrees C out there today).
— A.R. Toronto, Ontario
The class was great! Other Afiya team members said that they would like to be informed about future classes. S stayed on the line for another hour with folks and said she got a ton of ideas and resources. People exchanged numbers and committed to supporting each other! What a success!
— K.M. Holyoke, MA
Thank YOU so much Chaya! That was definitely one of the most raw & beautiful circles that I have facilitated for the Happy Hysteria series.
— Samantha Zipporah, Postpartum doula, Portland, OR
I hope you’ll do it again one day, and I heart(womb)ily recommend it!
— Grace F. Social Worker, Portland, OR
It was wonderful attending your screening and talk at the Clinton Street Theater this evening. I learned a great deal about the mental health system, our perceptions of it, and courtesy of yourself and others–what it can be like to have to navigate it en route to a more holistic or personal solution. It’s rare to have the opportunity to talk about important issues like this–particularly in this culture of disconnection–so I am grateful for the forum you created with us.
I’m listening to your Madness Radio interview right now. Your descriptions of Prozac there and in your blog closely align with my own observations. Nasty stuff if you’re on it for very long. Astute and often prescient observations! I’m amazed that such a wealth of information and helpful people like yourself are out there on the web.
I’m privileged to learn about your spiritual journey. It’s my belief that these experiences are more often than not catalyzed by spiritual growth and development, and it’s only in our secular society that this becomes the “problem” that it has. Your openness is a refreshing blow to what has been of late a well-nourished cynicism.
It’s good to see the Heartscience concern taking off. I can tell that you are touching a lot of lives for the better. You definitely have an energy that simply must connect with others–regardless of the numerous obstacles that you have encountered. Thanks for your persistence!
— T.M. Portland, OR
I attended your talk at HCC on Wednesday and wanted to follow up. I was feeling a little shy and didn’t say much, but I wanted you to know how much I learned from your way of looking at psych drugs and mental health in general. I am a new therapist working in the Teen Clinic at Holyoke High School. I’ve been so disillusioned with the field and so excited to connect with the RLC and all of the awesome people trying to help people heal in a more holistic, loving way.
— Luke W., therapist, Holyoke, MA
Your services have given me the courage to make choices that have already made me a happier and freer person. What we have talked about has created a consciousness shift in me. I am braver.
— Anonymous, NJ
[Letter from a client to his friend]
Going off meds is always an individual choice. It is highly controversial. I have a coach who teaches, and supports those wanting to be free from pharmaceuticals, psychotropics, etc. Her name is Chaya Grossberg. She writes extraordinary posts on her blog. Her practice is called Heartscience, it will pop up when you google Heartscience and her name. Chaya is an extraordinary intuitive, healer, and deeply empathic. She has a powerful story too. I hired Chaya for a full year of coaching for myself, just a couple weeks ago.
I do hope to eventually transition to fully holistic options, and I don’t yet know how that will unfold, and I don’t need to know now.
For me, Chaya’s profound empathy, luminous intuition, street smarts and much, much more, nourish my spirit, so I can heal at much deeper levels over time.
I spent the majority of my adult life hoping against hope that one day, my life would move out of sorrow and suffering, into a life that truly matters and my heart can finally sing the song I was meant to sing.
I wish the same healing for you.
I profoundly encourage anyone in suffering to never try to heal on our own. We must create networks of caring and support (professional, peer, community, family, friends , etc) to be there for each other to weather the storms of our lives , as well as to share and celebrate successes and good times.
Even one professional helper can be a bridge builder and beacon of hope.
For many, myself included at times, it’s one breath at a time.
A sample email reading with a woman who chooses to go by “Sarah” here. No other words have been changed from the original.
Sarah: For reading I’d like to know about family (creating a family) and about housing. If too much you could just do family!Thank you very much!!:)
Chaya Grossberg: Looks like there’s a quickening in both realms. Seems you are on the way to bringing a child into your world for sure…ooh I’m getting the chills on that one. Looks like a boy. When you have to move very fast, accept it and go with it, don’t hold back or worry about details-there will be time to look back later, for now it is all forward motion. By now, I mean this week-ish, the immediate now. Things with your boy are looking good, as though you are already pregnant with him, at least in thought, perhaps in reality or activity? The picture looks all harmonious except that things are moving faster than you like them and there’s nothing you can do to slow things down, which is hard for you to accept. The fast pace might trigger a feeling of being out of control or reckless within you. It’s triggering old stuff, old situations where you didn’t feel safe. If you can remember that now isn’t then, you will be able to see that things are going well and the speed can even be fun, if you allow it without resisting.
Sarah: I took two tests and found out I am pregnant this morning! Thank you! and we know we have to move before June but maybe it will be soon! And not sure where! Thank you that is all really helpful and I am freaking out about details but this helps!!:)
Chaya Grossberg: oooh…many more chills. Congratulations! Ah, one of the perks to being psychic is being the first to know things sometimes. Much love.
Sarah: You really have a gift!! It is still mostly a secret until more time has passed but glad you know! Thanks:)