Endorsements and Testimonials
Nancy A. Feldman-Saylors genuine sensitivity and caring flows through her
audio cassettes as a therapeutic expression of her essence.
Jacob Liberman, O.D.,
Ph. D. Author of Light: Medicine of the Future
These tapes have been described as very beneficial
by Members of ECap,
founded by Bernie Siegel, MD.
The tapes from InnerVision Studio supplement other therapies by promoting
relaxation and healing.
Jule Klotter, reviewer. Townsend Letter for Doctors
I listened to Your Solution Parts 1 and 2 before and during my surgery. I
attribute my advanced healing to your wonderful tapes. My surgeon remarked how I am
healing ahead of schedule.
Joan D., Boca Raton, FL.
"I am a breast cancer victor, committed to a holistic approach to
wellness, including (PNI) mind/body medicine. I know that my body contains
it’s own natural pharmacy and I work at building my immune system to
wipe out any cancer cells. I do so with the assistance of your tape,
Immune System Imagery, which I highly recommend. I appreciate the loving,
kind and gentle way you guide me into visualization, relaxation,
meditation, color/sound therapy and so much more. I would like to express
my gratitude to you, for I believe that as a part of my program the use of
your tape has helped me these past two years to remain cancer free!"
Miranda, Deerfield Beach, FL
"I wanted to reach out to other women with fertility problems and share this hope with them. Nancy's InnerVision Studio, Inc. custom visualization tapes worked for me like this; they nurtured and encouraged a personal inner strength and power I never knew existed. My mind was now able to use this power to directly and specifically affect changes in my body. Happily and gratefully, my dream became a reality the day my daughter was born. Nancy did not tell me what to do, she showed me how to do it."
Paige G., Weston, FL
Thanks to your tapes I felt so relaxed as if I had been in a deep sleep and all was
Jan B., Lake Worth, FL
I cant tell you how much your tapes have helped in my recovery. I have
listened to a number of different tapes and yours are clearly the best.
G., LaCrescenta, CA
I have your immune system imagery tape. Thank you for making this tape available.
Since I bought it, there has hardly been a day when I didnt play it and feel better
because of it. I look forward to playing it each day and the relaxing feeling it gives me.
I did not realize how stressed and tense I had been until you made it better.
R., Seattle, WA
Your tapes are truly comforting.
Lydia V., San Jose, CA
I think it is wonderful what you are doing for cancer patients and people with
Penny C., Goffstown, NH
Your tape for surgery was extremely helpful. The quality of the sound and music
were excellent. I particularly liked your voice which was soothing and hypnotic. I would
recommend it highly.
Connie W., Huntington Woods, MI
"Just a quick note to let you know how much we appreciated your prompt processing of our order. We were very, very surprised and pleased to receive the tapes in yesterday's mail. The best I'd hoped for was that with my order getting to you after hours Thursday (12/14) that you might be able to mail them out on Friday (12/15) and we would hopefully receive them via 3rd or 4th class mail by this coming weekend (12/23). Here they were, via 1st class mail on Monday (12/18). Thanks again for your excellent service and may you all have a very wonderful and happy holiday season."
Glenn and Luisa C., Upland, CA
Thank you for returning my call so quickly. I’m delighted that you are still doing the tapes. Your voice is so soothing-so comforting. After talking with you today, you truly reinforced my impression of you. You are indeed a very compassionate and loving human being and it comes across on your tapes. You are a true blessing in my life. Thank you.
Gloria T., Carlsbad, CA
I was happy to learn that there’s actually guided imagery tape specifically for people with Crohn’s disease and ulcerative colitis. Nancy has created something very special in this piece of work. With her calm, soothing voice, she guides her listeners on a healing journey within, and helps people get in touch with their own healing resources. Using everything from colors to light to suggestions on how to visualize your
immune system working on your side. Nancy delivers a wonderful tool to help people with Crohn’s and colitis in their journey toward good health.
Cliff Kalibjian, author of “Straight From the Gut: Living with Crohn’s Disease and Ulcerative Colitis”, who developed Crohn’s disease over 20 years ago at age 13.
The All Surgery tape, Your Solution, was most valuable during my preparation for surgery. It helped me to maintain a calm and positive attitude.
Helen R., Boynton Beach, FL
I wanted to thank you for the surgery tape Your Solution. I had knee replacement surgery and I wanted you to know that I had a remarkable recovery and amazed everyone. I had no pain after the surgery. I keep waiting for it as I heard some horror stories, but it never materialized. I send you much gratitude.
Renee G., Boca Raton, FL
I listen to your immune system imagery for cancer tape, InnerVisions for Healing, almost every day. I believe that your soothing voice, and the relaxation and visualization has helped me toward health.
Lois C., Blue Bell, PA
Thank you so much for both the Guided Imagery MP3 you gave me to help me through my recent surgery. They helped me a great deal and I am well on my way to recovery.
Kathy C., Boca Raton, FL
Thank you for sending me your tape to help me sleep. I have gotten past my insomnia. Your tape was a big help.
Kendall S., St. Louis, MO
Wanted to thank you for introducing me to your mediation tapes for Surgery--I know the relaxation tape helped me to recover very quickly.
Sharon B. St. Charles, MO
I find the Empowerment tape W8 very helpful. I got 2 tapes for Christmas from other sources and yours does the most for me. The phrase "the sensation of relaxation" and the initial reference to the eyes and proceeding to the 10-1 countdown really relaxed me.
Ralph J., Marietta, PA
I first met Nancy Feldman-Saylor after my fourth heartbreaking "unexplained" miscarriage. My good friend, who was experiencing her own fertility problems, was seeing Nancy for counseling and convinced me that in some way, her pain was becoming more bearable through Nancy’s unique combination of counseling and original mind-body connection audio-tapes. Moreover, my friend was feeling a genuine sense of hope for the first time in many years. Apparently Nancy had
found a "sub-specialty" in helping women like us. I felt I had nothing to lose, and perhaps could use some help in dealing with my overwhelming sense of grief and sadness. I was literally a crushed, broken soul when I met with her that first day. Within in an hour I sensed that she seemed to have some sort of gift as a therapist. I still wasn’t sure about the mind-body connection and the guided imagery stuff. I was willing to keep an open mind, however in part
because Nancy was one of the first people I had encountered (professionals included) who did not push the standard lines of "it is God’s will" or "it wasn’t meant to be", and all the other unimaginably ridiculous things you hear from people who are trying to help you. I cried and we laughed together; and I walked away form that hour somehow knowing I could heal. I felt immensely lucky that I "clicked" immediately with Nancy and that she did seem to
truly understand my whole situation: my pain, my sadness, my grief, my hurt, and especially the unfairness of it all.
We slowly developed a "plan of action" for me to not only deal with my feelings, but to succeed in my dream to be a mother. As I listened to her speak of visualization, guided imagery, and the idea that if I truly saw and believed I would have a baby, it absolutely would happen, I thought, "OK maybe I thought this was hocus-pocus stuff that might work for some people but certainly not me. But hey, Nancy is passionate about this! And she is smart, and kind, and
real, and I trust her, so I guess I’ll give this a try."
Nancy is constantly producing some wonderfully arranged audio tapes, general relaxation and meditation and visualization techniques with her own special touches; her soothing voice, and accompanying music. These tapes were great in acquainting me with this unique form of healing and spiritual growth. I was also fortunate to be led in guided imagery during office visits when she sensed I needed it. Although in the beginning these tapes were not fertility specific, I
soon began to look forward to my daily time with my Walkman. I admit I found it difficult to discuss my therapy with my friends, family, and even my dear husband. It was almost as if I did not want to share my incredible little secret that was giving me such peace and hope. Looking back, I am sure they were all just so relieved to see me coming back from my deep depression that we had all thought would never end. I wanted to reach out to other women with fertility
problems and share this hope with them, but I knew a success story would be received better.
So, here it is, not only my success story but also my absolute belief that my dream came true as a direct result of the things I learned. Fertility treatments alone had not worked for me. As my husband said when he read this to him, "Fertility treatments alone DON’T work because you have no control over the process. Fertility clinics should routinely offer mind-body connection therapy as the other half of the treatment process and the success rates would increase
substantially." I had no idea until that moment that he too saw the incredible benefit of my goal directed imagery work and therapy. Nancy’s InnerVision Studio, Inc. custom visualization tapesworked for me like this; they nurtured and encouraged a personal inner strength and power I never knew existed. My mind was now able to use this power to directly and specifically affect changes in my body.
All The Details
Nancy and I always had a good ironic laugh together about that "just keep trying", "it’s just God’s will" stuff that I and other women in my situation heard ad-nauseum from friends, acquaintances, family, even doctors! Both of us sort of "knew" that there had to be a true reason for what I was experiencing: multiple miscarriages and periods of infertility in between that led to assisted conception, YEARS of hormones, pills, injectable meds, and inseminations,
followed by a miscarriage and D&C, followed by more "standard" tests, and concluding with "We’re sorry. Just keep trying." After my husband and I lost a baby boy at 14 weeks after seeing his heartbeat and watching him grow on sonograms, we decided we had to have some answers. At that point it had become a virtual quest for me that with Nancy’s help I had decided I would not fail at. My infertility doctor thought it would be helpful to perform genetic testing on our
baby to see if there was perhaps a chromosomal problem. And if there were my husband and I would also undergo genetic testing to rule out any possible inherited problems.
The next few months of our lives were an absolute nightmare. I was so grateful to be seeing Nancy on an ongoing basis and to have an established trusting relationship with her, because the results of the testing were personally devastating, crushing, and horrible for me. Nancy and I learned together about "balanced translocations". My little boy, it turned out, had an extra 14th chromosome and the cold lab report deemed the conceptus incompatible with life. My
doctors explained to me that genetic and chromosomal abnormalities were thought to be the cause of many miscarriages, however, generally it was just a mix-up at the moment of conception and unlikely to occur again. They encouraged my husband and I to proceed with our genetic testing anyway as it usually turned out normal. Nancy was the only person who understood me when I cried that if that were the case, we stillwould not know what kept going wrong! Nancy, this
busy professional women with numerous commitments to her patients and her ongoing education, would call from her cell phone between appointments and excitedly shared information she discovered from colleagues, patients, or the internet. While my husband and I awaited the results of our testing, Nancy and I tried to learn about this genetic stuff (there is extremely limited information available) and sort of have an idea what I could do, whatever the result of the
I was completely unprepared for the news I learned from the genetic counselor who met with us to discuss our results. She announced to me in a monotone voice that I was actually a "carrier" of what’s called a "chromosomal translocation". It slowly became clear to me that in fact my thirteenth and fourteenth chromosomes were switched and I had actually been born this way, and this translated to my baby’s (and probably the other three babies also) chromosome count
being "incompatible with life". I remember reading or hearing vague references to such an anomaly, but I thought this kind of thing occurred to people who severely abused drugs or were subjected to some grave environmental or radioactive toxins or such. My husband and I sat in the office as the genetic counselor explained that in my case, the translocation was "balanced", meaning that all of the genetic material was present, just arranged incorrectly. In the case
of our children, at the moment of conception, they received too many or too few 13’s or 14’s from me. We were shocked and scared to learn that our children, had they progressed to full term, would be a far cry from other children with translocations (Downs Syndrome children possess an extra 21st chromosome and many live fulfilling, healthy lives). We were coldly told that a translocation 13 baby, a very real possibility in our case, would be unlikely to go to
full-term. But they sometimes did, and this counselor cruelly confided in us that they were truly "monster babies", with numerous facial and physical disfigurements, organ problems and never surviving past their first birthday. She seemed to be bumbling into a segue on adoption as our only option. We were already investigating adoption thoroughly, and we knew we would be the best parents to any child, whether biologically ours or not. I just kept trying to
understand this thing: I, as a carrier of a "balanced translocation" looked and seemed like a normal person. After all, I was born, I went full-term, and have had virtually no health problems my whole life except the infertility and sub-fertility issues. I pressed the counselor for answers: Was it possible, however remotely, for us to have a healthy baby? Were we doomed? I would have never had this utter determination and faith before I saw Nancy. This was the new
me emerging, a person who refused to fail, because she taught me to BELIEVE. We were surprised to hear that many parents who are translocation carriers (mothers or fathers) actually get "lucky" and have a healthy baby the first time around. Then, they experience the periods of infertility and "unexplained" miscarriages, and genetic issues are rarely even considered in their cases, because after all, they had a healthy baby, carried to term, with no complications.
Michael and I carried home the stacks of information (extremely vague) and charts and statistics related to our particular issue and cried and screamed and desperately searched the internet for any minute shred of information that could give us hope.
Our infertility doctor told us that there were successful pregnancies and healthy babies born to translocation carriers, but that the bottom line was the outcome of any given conception was basically the luck of the draw, and that at some point, we could, possibly "in theory", conceive a baby that would survive. A surviving child could be like me, seemingly normal but also a carrier, or could be genetically normal.
Nancy immediately and excitedly made me see that this was actually GREAT NEWS. "Paige, don’t you see? Now you know the problem, and look, you’ve got two possibly exciting outcomes. You will do this." Then we also happily concluded that even if my child were a carrier like me, by the time he or she were ready to be a parent, the medical field could have learned enough by then that it may not be an issue, much less a stumbling block. Nancy refused to let me believe
that I would not succeed. Something inside me energized, and I fed off of her incredible spirit and strength as a counselor, and now a friend, and then…we got down to work. It would be in the next year that I saw that this woman was doing her life’s work, helping someone in as strange and frightening situation as mine SEE and BELIEVE in my dreams- a child that was to be born from the love my husband and I shared. Every therapy session was emotional and overwhelming
as I cried tears of joy understanding Nancy’s perspective that all of my babies were not lost- they lived for a short time so that we may learn and receive blessings from them, in the form of providing us with our ultimate, once dead, dream, that was possible, and that would be born, because of what we discovered in them. There was no way I would have been able to see the meaning in all those years of pain without her help. Nancy has never made me feel that
anything she opens my eyes to was somehow corny or contrived. The whole nightmare was becoming the biggest growth opportunity of my life, instead of the horrible hurt that I thought I would never stop feeling.
Nancy began making some very specific tapes for me, related to the actual chromosomes and possible outcomes and "alignments" that had to occur for conception. Our infertility doctor agreed with Nancy and me that we weren’t sure how many more loses I could endure whether miscarriages, or D&C’s either physically or emotionally. We decided to increase our chances of having a healthy baby by doing in-vitro fertilization, with the thought being that the most number of
embryos transferred at one time would increase the odds of one or more surviving.
I can’t imagine going through the whole IVF experience without my sessions with Nancy and the incredible visualization she was able to guide me through. I pictured the actual eggs growing, being fertilized, and growing healthy, thriving, embryos. Nancy even had me visualize what I thought my baby looked like; what I saw when I dreamed. (Incredibly, when my beautiful daughter was born, she lookedEXACTLY the way I visualized her for almost a year.)
We were lucky enough to transfer five "Grade A" embryos into my uterus (unheard of in a women under 35 with no genetic issues), and miraculously saw four beautiful heart- beats four weeks later. During these stressful four weeks Nancy and I had "phone visits" instead of office visits so that I could relax and stay in bed as much as possible. I felt excited and scared at the same time- we had seen heart beats before and then had been devastated. But there was a tiny
voice inside of me saying, "BELIEVE". This time it was it. Nancy’s voice had become a sense of strength and calm for me. Even if I had never laid eyes on her, her voice truly "spoke" to me. I sensed her own inner peace and felt it as my own. The infertility doctor was extremely stressed out and making arrangements for my husband and I to travel to Philadelphia for genetic testing on all four babies. The horrible term "selective reduction" became pert of our daily
vocabulary. I have to say that Nancy must have some incredible insight and faith, because when we spoke she told me she felt that things were going to work out exactly the way God planned it, and she felt we would not have to make any agonizing decisions. Nancy understood my reluctance and feeling in regards to the "selected reduction" situation. We discussed the practical and unselfish reasons for testing the babies and allowing the healthy one(s) a better chance
of surviving. Nancy also understood my excitement and constantly changing feelings of wanting ALL of those babies. Always, calmly and confident, Nancy conveyed she believed God wanted me to be happy, and not suffer, and that things would work out the way they were supposed to be. After learning so much through visualization and positive, goal directed thought, I never really felt, even in the scariest, darkest moments of my early pregnancy, that I would be
unfulfilled this time. I can’t explain the power and the strength of her guidance, knowledge, and beautiful visualization techniques gave me. This is a type of therapy I would have never really put much faith in, or definitely never attempted on my own. But now I saw my miracle before me. I am convinced that this was a direct result of my having learned to see and believe in my dream. This was not luck. It was the work I did emotionally that resulted in exactly
what I came to believe would happen. By no accident, I know, we did not have to choose one baby over another. By listening daily to my tapes and knowing that it would work out in God’s way, I survived my early pregnancy physically and emotionally. At eight weeks I sat in the doctor’s office bleeding, calmly speaking with Nancy on the cell phone. I had been through this many times before, and it always ended the same way. This time, however, an incredible sense of
peace was with me and I felt no pain or fear. We lost two babies that day, but had two left. Sadly we lost the third baby 3 weeks later but even though all the signs of failure should have been imminent, I believed and saw my one healthy baby fighting, as I had done for her.
Every single day, for the remainder of my pregnancy, I practiced the techniques that I really thought before were hocus-pocus, or for the unthinking person. Happily, gratefully, my dream became a reality the day my daughter was born. I saw her, and believed in her, through the help of my wonderful, gifted counselor Nancy Feldman-Saylor. I feel so blessed to have worked with her, and to have had her voice on those tapes as such an important part of the most amazing,
miraculous journey in my life. Nancy didn’t tell me what to do- she showed me how to do it.