I was skeptical when I started to participate in PEARLS. My wife
asked me to try it. I did this to appease her and did not expect any results.
Since I agreed to give the program a try, I figured I may as well give it the
I met Tiffany, and she seemed pleasant. The first thing we did
was begin our session with a group of questions regarding my well-being and
answer with a grade from “Not at All” to “Several Days.”
We then discussed goals and results of these goals. In order to
achieve these objectives, Tiffany had me list pros and cons of each goal.
Usually, these sessions would focus on one particular goal.
I was getting over surgery and had not been able to walk for
over a year. My first goal was getting into a swimming pool. With the physical
help of my son, I did it.
Tiffany was outstanding, a real pro. I found myself wanting to
make progress to please her in the beginning. As the weeks past, I found myself
looking forward to our sessions. The depression I had for so long slowly
regressed. My strength began to return, and as I graded each session, my chart
showed that I was becoming less negative.
In order to put my situation in perspective, I need to add that
about five weeks before starting the sessions with Tiffany, I was told by my
doctors that I most likely would never walk again. They were wrong. I became
very stubborn about walking and kept trying. At the end of our eighth meetings,
I was finally walking some. I need a cane, but that’s okay.
I really believe Tiffany Campbell helped me achieve that goal.
She never judged me nor patronized me. She was very respectful and actually
made a connection with me.
In conclusion, am I still skeptical? Yes, for that is my nature.
Were my sessions helpful? Absolutely!
So regardless of my nature, the results were positive.