• I met Marilyn during my Internship after graduate school. I found her to be one of the most effective therapists I encountered and learned from her that you “cannot take a client where you have not gone.” Marilyn’s effectiveness was related to her willingness to do her own work; something she required of her students.  I learned more about myself in my training with Marilyn than I had in any previous therapy, and that has changed everything professionally.  The Murray Method has given me a structure to invite clients into their own healing journey - one that I have experienced and have practiced for the past 16 years.  It’s a method that works.

    Soozi Bolte MC, LPC, LISAC
    Soozi Bolte MC, LPC, LISAC Scottsdale, AZ
  • Although I attended the Murray Method Level I training with the desire to learn how to help others, I came away with a deeper understanding regarding working through my own traumas and the joy of knowing who I was created to be.  I learned that a balanced life – emotionally, spiritually, intellectually and physically - was possible for me.  This is a workshop that every person would benefit from attending – especially therapists.  We need to turn inward and heal ourselves before helping others with healing in their lives.

    Pennie Carnes, LPC, LCDC, CSAT, CMAT
    Pennie Carnes, LPC, LCDC, CSAT, CMAT Cave Creek, AZ
  • I have utilized the Murray Method consistently since 1994.  Marilyn's treatment was instrumental in transforming my life from the ravages of childhood trauma including enslavement to multiple addictions, chronic self-hatred, relational impoverishment, and professional uncertainty. Her nurturing and gentle spirit, coupled with utilization of the Murray Method, gave birth to an internal renaissance which has sustained itself like a time-release capsule for over 23 years. To date I am addiction-free, am filled with self-love/nurture/respect and my childhood trauma is no longer the defining feature of my life. Instead, the Murray Method had has enabled me to embrace, celebrate and unleash the person God ordained me to be. Professionally I have employed the Murray Method for 23 years. My personal transformation experience utilizing the Murray Method has been replicated hundreds of times in the clients I have been able to serve. No matter the type of trauma, intensity of dysfunction/addiction, or depth of brokenness and life-weariness experienced, Marilyn's techniques have consistently and reliably transformed and restored trauma survivors.  Her method is universally applicable having proven to be effective in the healing of clients from all walks of life and cultures.  The Murray Method has been successfully employed in business applications as well - particularly for those in entrepreneurial, R&D or leadership positions where creativity, imagination and resourcefulness are crucial to success.

    Christopher J. Charleton, MA, LCSW, Fulbright Scholar
    Christopher J. Charleton, MA, LCSW, Fulbright Scholar Penfield, NY
  • Most people think “Trauma?  Not me.  I've never been in combat or at the site of some disaster.” The Murray Method helps people understand that trauma happens to all of us, and that trauma, left unhealed, follows us through the years, damaging our relationships, our health, and our ability to be our optimal selves.  She offers a pathway, a course that if followed, guides us to a life of balance and a chance to experience real joy. Thanks to my introduction to the Murray Method in 2003, I gained a practical, engaging way to integrate and apply many psychotherapeutic models in daily living, for myself as well as the clients I am privileged to serve

    Gayle Cordes, PhD, LPC, LISAC
    Gayle Cordes, PhD, LPC, LISAC Scottsdale, AZ
  • Marilyn Murray’s methods are understandable, memorable and transferable - that is why it is popular - it is effective - and it is effective over a long period of time. I have known and worked with Marilyn for 31 years and was in her first training session.  I have witnessed her phenomenal track record working in the field of trauma and addictions.  She has made an enormous impact on professionals and clients here in the United States and in Russia.

    Greg Crow, PhD
    Greg Crow, PhD Scottsdale, AZ
  • Many persons, as well as professionals, may not be aware Marilyn Murray is one of the pioneers in the treatment of trauma.  Psychological Counseling Services has been utilizing her model and tools for over 31 years. Our clients are relieved to finally discover answers to what has created barriers to fully experiencing intimacy with themselves and those they love.  The Murray Method presents a straight forward and easy to understand theory which bridges the gap between a clinician and a client.  This book is a critical resource providing a path toward healing the traumas which limit us from becoming the “Healthy Balanced Person” we are intended to be.

    Marcus Earle, PhD, LMFT, CSAT, S-PSB, Psychological Counseling Services, Clinical Director
    Marcus Earle, PhD, LMFT, CSAT, S-PSB, Psychological Counseling Services, Clinical Director Scottsdale, AZ
  • It is a pleasure to highly recommend Marilyn Murray and her Murray Method without reservation. She is a person with extremely high ethics, is a fantastic clinician and is one of the most respected persons internationally for her work with victims of trauma.  I regularly hear from persons that their work with Marilyn Murray was a life transforming event for them. I have used the Murray Method both personally and professionally.  The method impacted me in terms of my own growth - most important, I was “Marilynized” 31 years ago when Marilyn was developing her method.  It also impacted me in terms of my relationship with my son, Marcus when he was in his Ph.D. program and we had the opportunity of participating in Marilyn’s very first Murray Method training class.   Marcus and I have now worked together for the past 30 years at PCS and the Murray Method has literally been used every day in our practice by all of our therapists.  In short, I am enthusiastic about the Murray Method and we give Marilyn’s Murray Method book to all our IOP clients.

    Ralph H. Earle, MDiv, PhD, ABPP, LMFT, CSAT, Psychological Counseling Services (PCS)
    Ralph H. Earle, MDiv, PhD, ABPP, LMFT, CSAT, Psychological Counseling Services (PCS) Scottsdale, AZ
  • The Murray Method is unsurpassed in its rapid ability to reveal the past in the present. By accessing the right side of the brain, implicit memories sequestered long ago are revealed and regulated. This powerful process facilitates neural integration necessary for long-term change. Everyone should experience this modality!

    Alexandra Katehakis, MFT, CSAT-S, CST-S,                                                The Center for Health Sex, Clinical Director
    Alexandra Katehakis, MFT, CSAT-S, CST-S, The Center for Health Sex, Clinical Director Los Angeles, CA
  • The Murray Method transformed my life.  I was experiencing Adult-Onset PTSD and was unable to function in any part of my life until I worked with Marilyn in intensive therapy almost 26 years ago.  Her Murray Method halted the slide - it cleaned out the wounds and helped me find my original self in a way that has evolved into a sweet, productive and rewarding life.   As a result I returned to school and received my graduate degree in Marilyn’s Treatment of Trauma, Abuse and Deprivation program at Ottawa University. Today, I am a Professional Licensed Counselor and I use The Murray Method with many of my clients.  It Is not only effective in reversing the progression of the dysfunction, it helps the client to reconnect with themselves in a fundamental way that allows them to redirect their life energy toward positive, life-enhancing behaviors and relationships, with self and others.  It is the foundational system of self-understanding that allows clients to find the strength to do the work with compassion, patience and love. Thank you Marilyn for changing my life and the many lives of those I help and those with whom they are connected.  You are the rock that created the ripple that is spreading ever outwards.  God bless you and the work you do.

    Serine Graham, MC, LPC, LISAC
    Serine Graham, MC, LPC, LISAC Phoenix, AZ
  • I have worked in the field of psychology for 18 years and was trained in the Murray Method by Marilyn Murray in 1999-2001. The Method provides a vehicle to assist the client in dealing with the deep feelings and physiological reactions related to trauma, abuse, and deprivation. As part of the process, I also was able to delve deeply into my own experiences and to process them in a way that has brought about my own healing. Marilyn is my teacher, my healer, and my friend.

    Sarah Matheson, MA, MA, LPC
    Sarah Matheson, MA, MA, LPC Scottsdale, AZ
  • I have used the Murray Method for approximately 18 years.  It initially impacted me personally when I took the university course as a participant learner; there my personal work extended to a deeper level of healing by identifying the history of my pain, how it had impacted me, what my triggers were, while giving me a "vision" of who I really am. I still have my vision of my Healthy Balanced Person who is still becoming who she already is, free to live life to the fullest. It has impacted my professional life foundationally. I have incorporated the Murray Method for clients with numerous issues to understand the root of their emotional and behavioral difficulties. It provides an initial "intensive" entrance and a continuing journey into their work to resolve the life defeating problems that keep them enslaved. There has always been an "eye opening" experience for clients when I have taught this Method, even for a group of pastor’s wives in Accra, Ghana West Africa.   I thank Marilyn for her tireless work to train and help the people she has been so committed to over the years. Her continued energy and faithfulness for what God has shown her through the Murray Method has provided healing for the most difficult of prisoners, whether behind bars or an iron curtain, for traumatized people, or for those who have become a disciple of her knowledge.  I believe God sent her for "a time such as this".

    Lynn N. Husband MA, EDS, NCC Brentwood, TN
  • I began using the Murray Method personally in 1992 when I participated in several of Marilyn Murray’s seminars. They were like no other workshops I had ever attended.  Instead of having to force myself to remember the concepts, I discovered a few months later that they had become a part of me and had taken root.  My perspective of myself and others had fundamentally changed deep inside of me. I continued to train professionally with Marilyn and began sharing what I had learned in small therapeutic counseling groups. I have had the privilege of working with over 1,000 women and men in small groups and retreat seminars.  Participants have reported that their marriages have been saved and relationships with family and friends have been restored.  Most significantly participants say they feel more at peace, feel freed to be their true selves and are more fulfilled.   Participants commented that their professional lives improved because they were able to contribute and grow with more confidence.    I feel blessed to have learned from Marilyn; and I feel safe in saying to others who study this Method that we are brothers and sisters on an incredible journey together.

    Kathleen Thoren, MA
    Kathleen Thoren, MA Tempe, AZ
  • I became associated with Marilyn in 1991 through the National Association for Christian Recovery.  At that time, she expressed her heart for providing recovery resources for wounded clergy and she has continued to be a supportive resource in our unique work with pastors and missionaries internationally. Marilyn has greatly impacted my life and my relationships as she captured truth in the bottle of her own trauma and transferred it to so many of us.  Her work creates amazing, life giving transformations and now this work is teaching us to do likewise.  Those of us in the wake of her influence are marked by her teaching, inspired by her life and irreversibly touched in our inner lives in ways we would never have been touched had God not used her as He has.   I now have the opportunity to counsel deeply hurting men and women worldwide and all that I touch have the heart and teaching of Marilyn and the Murray Method all over them even though they have never met or heard of her.

    Dale Wolery, MRE Clergy Recovery Network, Director
    Dale Wolery, MRE Clergy Recovery Network, Director Joplin, MT
  • As a victim of a terrorist attack as a child, I felt as though I had waited all my life for someone like Marilyn to come and help me work through this horrific trauma.  When I finally had the opportunity to attend Marilyn’s classes, I gained a long-desired healing at a very deep level.  As I worked on my own issues, I also acquired many new instruments which I now regularly use with great effectiveness with my clients and students.

    Victoria Bartsalkina, Ph.D. Psychologist; Professor, Counseling Psychology Moscow University of Psychology and Education
    Victoria Bartsalkina, Ph.D. Psychologist; Professor, Counseling Psychology Moscow University of Psychology and Education Moscow, Russia
  • Moscow State University of Psychology and Education expresses its deep gratitude to Professor Marilyn Murray for the series of trainings she has conducted for our university in Russia and for her altruistic and highly professional help.  The knowledge and skills that our psychologists acquired during these trainings is being successfully used in their personal lives as well as in their professional work with adults, children and families

    Uriy Zabordin, Ph.D. Vice Rector, Scientific Research Division Moscow University of Psychology and Education
    Uriy Zabordin, Ph.D. Vice Rector, Scientific Research Division Moscow University of Psychology and Education Moscow, Russia
  • I am excited and full of admiration for Marilyn Murray's work.  I have been impressed by the way she took a tragic event from her past and turned it into something that became the genesis for healing in the lives of many others.

    Virginia Satir (1916-1988)  Renowned Author, Therapist, Educator  Founder of the Avanta Network
    Virginia Satir (1916-1988) Renowned Author, Therapist, Educator Founder of the Avanta Network