Get inspired by testimonials and stories of patients, course and retreat participants, and other healthcare practitioners.
Moving Beyond Course
and Retreat Testimonials
I really want to thank you! I now have a freedom that I never thought I would experience. All the tension and negativity I had towards my extended family is all gone. I am free! There are no words for the freedom you have walked me through. Years of therapy to help me with my issues with my extended family and in just a few weeks of taking your course, you have given me a freedom I never thought possible. It really is the most amazing feeling on the planet. But it’s not just this situation. I feel more free today than I ever have on a day to day basis. I feel hope that I really can kick mental illness in the ass. I just need to say THANK YOU! With much LOVE
Very Worthwhile Course
This retreat was so worth the weekend I took off to attend. It takes time and support to integrate these teachings into real life and Dr. Chris was there for me all along the way. I feel like a new person.
Space for Growth
Taking this course gave the the guided direction to work on the difficult things I knew I needed to work on. Taking the time out of my schedule and spend time on myself and my goals was so freeing and important to do. This was the perfect length, pace, and amount of support I needed to start solving deep-seated issues in my life. Thank you!
The Moving Beyond course provided practical resources and tools that you can implement immediately. Dr. Chris really understands mental struggles and combines a deep sense on empathy with a vast scientific knowledge to empower you to take action on moving beyond your current mindset and limitations to experience true freedom. From day one, I felt a real sense of hope that I could follow her program and see great improvement. Even months later, the tools I’ve implemented have helped me thrive.
Re-Learning What I “Knew” In My Spirit
Amazing course you have put together! I am so blessed to have found it. I have walked this integrative healing journey of my soul, spirit and body for many years. I studied psychology and the brain for 20+ years because of my painful past and intuitively knowing traditional western medicine was not working. I am learning the science behind many things I “knew” in my spirit to do as I walked my journey, so thank you! I am grateful to be able to go through this certification and use what I learn to help the people God has put me here for!
Testimonials from One-on-One
Patients of Dr. Chris, ND
Thank you so much for everything over the years. You give me hope the minute I see you. You are caring and help give me peace. I am so glad you are you and I am lucky enough to know you. You are a remarkable woman; honest, open, caring, kind and so very compassionate. You take the extra time to not only listen but to hear, it means a lot! For anyone who knows you we are all blessed to have you in our lives.
Dr. Chris & Staff, thank you once again for guiding me through another wonderful pregnancy
and post-partum! These experiences would not have been the same without your love and
support. You guys are simply the best!
I just wanted to let you know that I read your article on Eating Disorders, and I wanted to thank you for it. You were so brave! Your advice is so spot on, and I know that you are really really helping people. You have done a really good thing. Thank you for your honesty, it makes me feel that I can also be honest. Also, how you said that we are always recovering, really helped me to feel less like a failure when I have relapses in my thinking or my behaviour. You have given me renewed hope. I hope that your trip was really good, and I will see you and or talk to you soon! Thank you again.
I truly appreciate all you have done for my son and I over the past 4 years. I am very sad to be moving. Best wishes to you and your family. I will be forever grateful.
Thank you so much for helping me navigate some challenging times. I am grateful for your knowledge, compassion, and empathy. You are inspiring for me and truly great at what you do. I appreciate it! You are so amazing to me.
I went to Dr. Bjorndal 10 years ago because there was no place on my body that didn’t hurt. My doctor said I had Fibromyalgia and suggested a treatment of anti inflammatory drugs. Being that I wanted to be healthy I chose to seek the advice of a naturopathic doctor. Dr. Bjorndal listened to my story of life and has helped me not only to nearly eliminate the pain my body was holding as well she has enlightened me to my total body’s wellness. Thru such tools as: morning Pages, mis-matched socks, supplements, detoxification programs and never letting me forget I have the power within to change any or all things that were causing my dis-ease…..With her guidance I am looking forward to getting older and finding more freedom from the complaints that I develop when my body, mind and soul are not in agreement…Thank you very much for your wisdom.
Dear Dr Bjorndal – I would like first to thank you for all your help. It is always with gratitude that I think of you. You helped me realize that I needed to do much more psychological or personal work than I had realized. You helped me understand that. The good news is that I did and I achieved great results. I am doing so much better I am surprised at myself.
Dr. Chris, I can’t thank you enough for all your help this past year. You have helped me overcome so many personal challenges and shown me it is possible to live the life I want and be happy and whole whole while doing it. Thank you for sharing your story and letting me know we’re never as alone as we sometimes feel. You are an amazing person and I’m so grateful for all you do!!!!
You were the first person to show me kindness. You gave me a job when I had no money, listened to me without judging, and treated me with respect and compassion, which was something I had never felt. You told me things I needed to hear and nudged me forward in a very gentle way. You showed me love and gave me safety. It takes a very special kind of person to do what you do and I really admire you. Seriously, you are my hero!! I think the lesson was more about kindness than figuring out my health problems, and you were more than successful.
Thank you for being such a wonderful and caring human being. You are so talented and incredibly intelligent and compassionate and patient and humble. I could go on. You have helped me so much. You are definitely one of my angels. Much love to you Christina.
I have been seeing Dr. Chris now for 3 years now and she has truly changed my life. I have a lot of issues including mental illness and she has been my one true hope through my journey. She speaks the truth and directly from her heart. Everything that she says to me, hits home and speaks directly to my heart. She has helped me in more ways than I could ever count and I would HIGHLY recommend her to anymore.
The Greatest Gift
Dear Dr. Chris – I just wanted to say thank you for yor support over the years. I truly appreciate your genuine spirit and the way you listen and care. You’ve helped me in many situations, most recently the fertility journey that led to my beautiful daughter. That is the greatest gift! Thanks for being you
A Very Positive Impact
Dear Dr. Chris and Mike,
You have had a very positive impact on both of our lives with your loving support, knowledge, courage to push for changes in the way mental health is treated and general awesomeness. You have guided me over the years to living a life with stability and overall happiness that I never thought was possible for most of my life and we are very grateful for that. You two are very inspirational to us.
Integrative Clinicians’ Course Testimonials
Dr. Bjorndal is a compassionate and brilliant practitioner. She is a leader in her field – mental health and women’s health. I highly recommend her to anyone looking for a practitioner that has great bedside manner, and the expertise and experience to give you the tools you need to create a healthy life for you/your family. Thank you Dr. Bjorndal!
Your material is awesome and you’re a great presenter. THANK YOU!! As an ND, I always learn something each week – new and refreshing information. Love the physiology charts and pathways with cofactors. I especially enjoy your analogies because these are always helpful to share with patients to help them understand their current challenges in everyday language. Your content and knowledge level in this area is all encompassing and well laid out/researched and will help a ton of people out there. You’re a champion!!! THANK YOU!
– Dr. N
The course is a unique learning experience. Not only will you learn relevant, practical and tangible clinical information to utilize with patients right away, you will also learn the importance of ‘physician, heal thyself,’ which can often be missing in other professional educational courses, allowing you to put into practice what you’re learning.
~ Dr. N
Dr. Chris draws upon her own personal and professional experiences in the area of mental health in an engaging and dynamic way, sharing personal and clinical examples, concepts, techniques, and tools learned from various sources providing a foundation for acquiring knowledge and skills for an effective and integrated approach in serving others. The small group setting was intimate, supportive and relaxed, with invitation to share, discuss or just listen. I enjoyed my experience and I’m sure you will enjoy it as well.
~ Dr. H