"My mind needed a jumpstart...
I’ve witnessed so much growth, fulfillment, and realizations..."
Fatima H. | Teacher
"Imagine a train running on the same tracks, over and over again, looping together in a circle from beginning to end. Before saying YES to myself and investing in coaching with Surrendered Healing, I was a train-wreck. My life seemed miserably tied up in a circle with no escape route. Life kept happening to me and I made it even worse by thinking about the misery I was drowning in every day. I had graduated from an honorable school, had a loving family and all the resources to excel at my feet but even then my life wasn’t going forward the way I desired. In my heart, I knew that I needed to make some kind of internal change.
I was inspired to sign up with Surrendered Healing because my mind needed a jumpstart; someone to guide me to take control of my life and finally break free of my constructed reality. The most important fear I overcame in saying YES to myself and to coaching was the stigma of seeking help. Coming from an immigrant background, I was self-conscious telling my family about weekly coaching sessions and afraid of how they might view me as frail and weak. Another fear I overcame in saying YES was spending such a large sum of money on a future, which at that time, seemed quite blurry. Looking back at it all, though, I am grateful to myself for saying YES and investing in myself!
After over a year with Surrendered Healing there are many tangible and intangible wins I’ve seen in all areas of my life. In the area of health and wellness, I feel liberated as if there is an unchaining of knots from my mind. So much of my progress throughout this past year has simply been the unequivocal belief in my authentic self and values that have in turn spiraled me to bring into fruition my vision and dreams. Good thoughts certainly nurture good energy.
Furthermore, in the area of relationships, I’ve witnessed so much growth, fulfillment, and realizations in context of family and friends. I’ve been able to practice forgiveness and let go of the resentment I once felt for the hurtful and static relationship with a loved one. I have confronted and slayed the demons that for so long kept me hanging by a thread. I decided to cut an abusive individual from my life and built a healthy platform to communicate with my parents.
In the area of time and money freedom, I’ve made monumental steps to getting closer to living the life I want and importantly actually living out my dreams. Traveling has been a key element! I embarked on a humanitarian refugee trip abroad, traveled to eight countries and reconnected with my roots in a three-month soul-fulfilling journey. Meanwhile, I attained an online TEFL certificate and am preparing to live abroad and teach English in Columbia in a couple of weeks!
In the area of career/gift, I received time and a half worth of overtime pay for almost a year and built enough self-confidence to have my voice be heard in the workplace. I’ve also explored options of graduate school and a possible career trajectory for the near future.
Finally, in the realm of spirituality, my belief in G*d to make all things possible has never been stronger. I have the power to choose and pave my path and carve out my dreams; all with the help of a higher power.
The practices from Surrendered Healing that resonated with me around shifting my results and that I plan to continue with are associated with empowerment of the mind. A few are: “your history does not determine your future,” “you are larger than your circumstances since life is happening through me," “good thoughts nurture good energy,” and the practices of intentional tithing, abundance and forgiveness.
I would absolutely recommend Surrendered Healing. Adelina has a pure and giving soul and working alongside her doesn't make you feel like she's just coaching you for a "job." She is flexible, nonjudgemental, professional and a genuine guide. I recommend Surrendered Healing to anyone seeking to live the life of their dreams! "
Fatima H. | Teacher
"I felt an enormous shift in my self-confidence as a coach, a public speaker, as well as in my personal relationships!"
Julie V. | Life Coach & Speaker
"As a personal development coach myself, it's sometimes been difficult to ask for help. For a while, I was comparing myself to other coaches and not seeing the results I wanted in my career. After hearing about her experience and the impact she was making in people's lives, I felt inspired to work with Adelina as my personal and business coach and I'm so glad I made that decision at a time when I needed much support and guidance from an experienced peer. My fear of lack of money creeped up at first but by enrolling and deciding to change my results, it actually opened a flow of abundance in my own career as I started enrolling more and more clients. I also had to overcome my doubts and fears of "what if this doesn't work for me?
For 6 months, Adelina was the "voice for truth" in my head as Gandhi called it, always making sure I was in alignment with my vision, reminding me that I could achieve my goals and suggesting me much needed advice and action steps both on a professional and personal level. As a result of working with Adelina, I felt an enormous shift in my self-confidence as a coach, a public speaker, as well as in my personal relationships! I am now able to connect on a deeper level with myself and others.
I was always amazed at how cheerful she was regardless of what could be going on in her own life. Her whole focus during the sessions was on me and I felt cared for even miles away. I would absolutely recommend Adelina as a coach to anyone who is looking to accelerate their results in any area of life."
Julie V. | Certified Personal Development Coach & Speaker
Kansas City, MO
"After finishing the program, I was in a paid job that aligned more closely with my values."
Roberta R. | Community Organizer
"At the time I started working with Adelina, I was healing from a breakup and struggling with maintaining a sense of connection and belonging with others. I was feeling the contradictions between my growing commitment to my political organizing work and the views and expectations of those closest to me, including my family. My voice and spirit shrank in the presence of those I loved who expressed their disappointment and criticism of my political work. I was working a job that did not feed my spirit or nurture my growth in the ways that I longed for.
I was looking for spiritual guidance—mental and emotional health care beyond our fear-based medical system; collaborative, empowering, empathetic, non-judgmental, loving, caring support. I hesitated when I learned the cost of the program, as I was just beginning to pay off tens of thousands of dollars of student loans. But I decided to make a commitment to myself and the life I wanted to create.
Amidst my hesitation, I learned from Adelina that nervousness and excitement are the same reaction in our bodies—it’s our perception that’s different! Less than three months into the program with Adelina, as tensions with my family heightened due to my upcoming trip to the Philippines to do political and community work, I firmly made a commitment to my highest self, asserting that it is not a question for me anymore to allow circumstances or individuals to shut down certain parts of myself.
My voice became more important than my fears. I learned to be kind, loving, and affirming with myself so that the opinions and criticisms of others who attack and demean my purpose and vision do not tear down my spirit. After finishing the program, I was in a paid job that aligned more closely with my values. With these teachings, my transformation continued during and after a life-changing trip to the Philippines.
With my political and community work grounding me, my relationships and connections to others are flourishing. My dreams are manifesting in ways I hadn’t yet envisioned when I began working with Adelina - serving women and families as a birth worker, supporting young women make healthy decisions and learn about their history and identity as a youth counselor, finding deep connection with Mother God and divine feminine energy—and my heart remains open to all the different ways my dreams might manifest in the future.
I wholeheartedly recommend others to work with Adelina: to find their voice, to connect or reconnect with their passions and highest selves, to learn how to center their needs and purpose, to find balance and skills in maintaining balance through all the highs and lows in life, to find abundance in all aspects of life. My transformation continues each day, grounded in my faith in myself and in God."
Roberta R. | Community Organizer
"But the biggest thing I have gained is myself; I feel free and content. I love knowing that this is just the beginning!"
Tedi | Grade School Teacher
"When I met Adelina I was mourning my late husband and not taking care of myself. My husband was sick for a long time; crisis snowballed into crisis. I was completely exhausted and finally crashed.
I felt really guilty about not being a better mom and spiraled into a deep depression and I knew I couldn't get out of it by myself.
Through my work with Surrendered Healing, starting with the Standing Firm program, I have learned to let go of the guilt and I am much stronger now! I learned to see how my daughters had grown more resilient sooner than I had. I feel so much better about myself! I feel like things are possible! Now I not only vision what I want in my life, but co-manifest it with God! For the first time ever, I got a NEW car all by myself! I also dreamed up the perfect job, working with kids, having administrative support, and being near public transportation- and guess what? I got the exact job I wanted without even looking for it! But the biggest thing I have gained is myself; I feel free and content. I love knowing that this is just the beginning!"
Tedi | Grade School Teacher
"Once I took the leap of joining the group, I started to see a change in myself. Our weekly group sessions became the highlight of my week."
Veronica C. | Librarian
In spring 2017 I decided to pursue a graduate degree that I had long wanted to do. I was on a new path, but was feeling overwhelmed in the process. Just before beginning the graduate program I participated in
one of Adelina's group coaching sessions as part of a professional development day at work. I was intrigued and accepted Adelina's offer of a complimentary phone consultation. I learned about her group coaching program and was interested, but hesitant when Adelina invited me to join. I didn't know if I had the time or money to do it - I was working full-time and going to be doing school part-time - and I wasn't sure if I wanted to share so much of myself with strangers. But once I took the leap of joining the group, I started to see a change
in myself. Our weekly group sessions became the highlight of my week.
I let go of the fear of sharing my vision and thoughts with others, and more importantly, I let go of the fear of admitting them to myself. By the end of the coaching program, I had started tithing on a monthly basis, journaling more regularly, and practicing daily affirmations to keep me centered. A few months after finishing the program, I left my job to pursue a new one aligned with my graduate program - leaving one job without having a new one immediately lined up was something I would have never done before this program. But I knew it would all work out, it was just another leap of faith to take.
We all have everything we need to succeed inside, Adelina helps you tap into it and to see it by challenging you and holding you accountable in a warm, supportive, and generous way. I am forever grateful to her, her practice, and her coaching program.
Veronica C. | Librarian
"I have been truly moved by the way Adelina grounds her healings with her ancestors in a way I have not experienced from other healers. As AAPI women her healing crosses borders but hit a positive nerve with me."
Lindsey Leong | Spoken Word Artist/Event Curator of HELLA Famous
I had the pleasure of meeting Adelina when she was tabling for her coaching services at the first Annual AAPI Women Lead Im Ready Conference in November 2018. I immediately felt her energy and wanted to know more about her and her work. We stayed in touch. I continued to get her motivational emails and got to attend several of her healing workshops throughout the Bay Area. I have been truly moved by the way Adelina grounds her healings with her ancestors in a way I have not experienced from other healers. As AAPI women her healing crosses borders but hit a positive nerve with me.
After a year plus of trying to match schedules I was finally able to book Adelina for my event Love Is A Verb 2020. The event was inspired by bell hook’s All About Love and featured a multicultural line up of poets, healers and my dj. I invited Adelina in my words “come do your magic.” Adelina takes her bookings very seriously we spoke at length on the nature of the event, her role, and how her gifts would best fit. As an event curator I dont put many constraints on the healers, artists, etc. I tell them I booked them for a reason and come do what they do.
Adelina started with her testimony sharing her personal background in healing, social work and therapy. How she came to life coaching with personal examples. Then with a crowd of about 18 people she had us sit in a circle, meditate on forgiveness, how to reframe how we experienced the situation. She led us in writing a short letter to whoever we forgave. She invited anyone who was ready to forgive to stand up one at a time to rip the letter in three and ring the bell on the alter.
It was a deeply moving and powerful experience. The community who attends my events asked for Adelina to return. Many of them pulled her aside to connect. It was especially moving seeing the men who have never met healers respond so positively and ask for more like activities. Adelina is a gifted healer and speaker who provides humble and super relatable talks, activities and workshops to culturally diverse audiences. A 5/5 no question!!!!
Lindsey Leong | Spoken Word Artist/Event Curator of HELLA Famous
"She has set the groundwork for my intuitive practices... It's been more than amazing."
Nicole N. | EMT, Photographer
"I have to thank Adelina for re-introducing me back into a spiritual practice that was lost over a decade ago, overshadowed by science and logic. Whenever I speak of her, I always talk about our first introductory session where she asked me to pray and thank the universe. I was like "this chick is crazy! ME PRAY?!" So I did and of course, karmic collectors came forth. Not too long after, I went through a rather traumatic event that changed the course of desiring my relationships to be more positive and healthy. They have become just that!
I remember our first introductory session and I really wanted to enroll. I was ready to make a change in my life. I knew I needed the support and she was definitely that! My friends said positive things about the practice. I wanted to invest in myself even though I was getting laid off. I decided to trust myself even though it would become challenging because of my thoughts around money. I realized later, the truth is, money is abundant. Anything is possible. It is just the system that makes it so challenging. From everything I learned and gathered, these is no monetary value that could replace it.
During that time, I went through a significant job shift, where I was being laid off/leaving a position suited from my major in Human Biology and Society from UCLA. I went to being paid half of what I was making to become an EMT, which was something I was talking about for years. That job suited me more than anything else! The thrill and adapting to change was perfect for my personality. I was also learning to ride a motorcycle and building healthier relationships. The more intense my work came, the more I was able to channel it all into that, and have peace and beauty in all of my relationships.
I tend to describe a nudge in April 2016, but my spiritual awakening occurred with her. Not only that, she has set the groundwork for my intuitive and earth-shattering practices. Things come so easily to me now and I have learned to manifest what I want with patience. I've gotten a new job (pays double) as an Emergency Medical Technician. I've had conversations I've needed to have. Housing I needed to be in. It's been more than amazing.
I really would like to thank her for introducing gratitude and spiritual practices as a daily thing. She laid the groundwork that I really needed. As they say, when the student is ready; the teacher appears. We would discuss my goals and what happened in the week and I still practice GWIB (gratitude, win, intention, bringing). It helped to do the homework and be ready for session so we could discuss. I always recommend her to people!"
Nicole N. | Modern Renaissance Lady (Emergency Medical Technician, Photographer, Health Educator, Dreamer, Happy)
"I am more positive and seeking to live the way I would LOVE to live all the time."
Jalima Y. | Preschool Teacher
"I have had the privilege of working with Adelina on dream building and it has truly changed my life. I am more positive and seeking to live the way I would LOVE to live all the time. Adelina is kind, genuine and makes you feel not only safe but also really cared for. "
Jalima Y. | Preschool teacher
"Our sessions had a positive impact on my relationships, I feel so much closer to my mother and partner and other people in general."
Tifani R. | Healing Arts Practitioner
"I am very happy and grateful for have been guided to Surrender Healing. I was experiencing some trouble in my life and was not able to get through it by myself. I am also in the coaching/healing business which made it hard for me at first to accept help, because I felt I should know how to work through my stuff alone. When we met, I wasn't working consistently so to work with her I invested more than half of the money that I had and did not know where I should get my next pay check. It really was a leap of faith, but it was so clear that I had not doubt.
Adelina introduced me to new tools and showed me different ways of approaching a challenge. It felt like a dam was being flooded, suddenly all the energy was breaking free again and I was ready to move to the next level. Our sessions had a positive impact on my relationships, I feel so much closer to my mother and partner and other people in general. My whole perception on money changed and I have a feeling of financial freedom that regardless of my bank account statement I am aware of Abundance. There were so many beautiful things that happened starting from that first session on including getting engaged, starting my business, and moving back home to Germany! Working with Surrendered Healing was like a kick-booster that sped up the process in all areas and brought me to the next level of awareness and joy!"
Tifani R. | Healing Arts Practitioner
"The results I received from saying “Yes” to myself were really out of this world."
Margaret V. | Business Owner
"I was inspired to enroll because I wanted to see results in my business that I hadn’t seen for a while. It’s funny because what inspired me to enroll was not what I ended up focusing on. I realized that there was so many areas of my life that needed my attention to be able to be in the capacity to handle my business and its responsibilities.
Prior to enrolling: I had no control of my time since I was working overtime at work to financially survive, I had just started exercising after 2 years of being inactive and gaining 40 lbs, I had a faith but always had trouble trusting God with my life, a struggling relationship with my mom, was dating my boyfriend and was not feeling secure that he was meant to be in life, and I was in a low paying job that I was having little hope that I would get promoted since I was thinking of leaving for a higher paying job in all life was just chaotic, to say the least. Its funny because with of this pressure going on in my life all I wanted was to stop struggling and for change.
But in life, the universe sends you the assignment of self-transformation that you ask for. It is your choice to choose to pick up the call for from the universe and accept the challenge or choose to ignore it and have it come later. There was so much fear when I was about to say yes to my transformation because there was fear of the unknown, I had too much external pressure, asking why me? (after I had asked the universe to help transform me…go figure), but I realized that God had sent me the right place and the right time to meet Adelina to hear about the program. I was able to see that God manifested this to happen and for me to experience this program under the circumstances and timing he wanted.
I had to realize that I needed for the first time in my life say “YES” to me and not allow my self-sabotaging thoughts to overrule what God is asking me to do. My journey to surrender and to start healing myself then began as I started working with Adelina. From that moment on, the results I received from saying “Yes” to myself were really out of this world. I got promoted to a position at the same company with higher pay and only working a 40 hour week, after exercising for those six months I went down 2 dress sizes and continued my exercise routine, I have tremendously increased my faith in God and learned to surrender everything to him and his timing, better relationship with my mom, I married my boyfriend and I definitely saw the hand of God in that my husband and I were meant to meet and be in each other’s lives.
I can honestly say that what “surrendered healing” means to me is learning to surrender to a higher being, listening and acknowledging to what your soul desires, speaking it into existence, and trusting/accepting your soul and God that your journey of growth and transformation is all a part of His will and that’s part of your destiny. Thank you, Adelina for being brave and sharing your gift with this world because you have definitely changed my life for the better."
Margaret V. | Business Owner
"After working with Surrendered Healing my income increased, I paid off over $10K in credit card debt and paid off my car. I learned to relax and be intentional with my time!"
Esmeralda Santos| Immigration Attorney and Owner of the Law offices of Esmeralda Santos
Before starting surrendered healing I felt overwhelmed. I was in credit card debt and owed so much money in student loans. I could not relax and felt anxious about money. I was also really stingy with money. I worked at a nonprofit job and I wanted to start my own business but was really scared to embark on the journey. I felt I was not experienced enough and felt I lacked the financial resources to begin my business. I started a relationship right before Surrendered Healing and was excited about it but extremely hesitant and scared. My boyfriend lived in another state and the thought of relocating to another state seemed overwhelming. I was working on my spirituality but had not been able to tithe. I felt like I needed help to get to the next level of where I wanted to be in my life.
Adelina helped me visualize what my heart desired. I learned to do affirmations and worked on my vision. I learned to tithe and be grateful to God for all the things he was giving me. I became a happier person and learned to let go of past pain and trauma. I learned to trust in God and trust in myself. Because I was in debt, I was scared to enroll in the program because I felt it was adding to my credit card debt. I felt it was too much money. As soon as I signed up I felt like I had made a big mistake. However I gave it time and began the classes and soon began to change my framework.
After working with Surrendered Healing for over a year, I am happy to report that I am living my dream job and dream life! My income increased during the time with Surrendered Healing. I paid off over $10K in credit card debt and paid off my car. I learned to relax and be intentional with my time. Now I think of tithing my treasure but tithing my time I volunteered at an animal shelter and at my church. I also started a new business and moved to Oregon. On my health and wellness, I completed a bootcamp class and lost 24 pounds. I continued with my bootcamp class and continued to eat and live a healthy lifestyle. In my relationship and love, I am happy to report that I am in a loving and committed relationship. My partner and I have so much to offer to each other that it is a beautiful partnership in everything, from bike rides, healthy eating, to strategic planning for my business and planning our future life together. I worked on my spirituality and continued to strengthen it, I volunteered at my church and even taught a class to help others strengthen their faith. I am grateful to God for everything he provides me with and I am grateful to Surrendered Healing for everything it did for me.
Esmeralda Santos | Immigration Attorney and Owner of the Law Offices of Esmeralda Santos