Veronika officiated at my husband’s woodland burial ceremony. Actually ‘officiated’ doesn’t even come close.
Veronika spent a lot of time with me getting to know my husband and gently guiding me through the options for the ceremony.
The service she created was simply beautiful; she really captured the essence of who my husband was. I remember glancing across at one of my husband’s closest friends at the end of the ceremony and she just beamed at me and mouthed ‘perfect’. And it was.
Veronika is a lovely, genuine and caring person. I would have no hesitation recommending her to anyone looking for a celebrant.
I want to take this opportunity to thank you for allowing me to take this training. It is hard to find the right words to express what it has brought to my life, not just as a Celebrant. A veil has been lifted.
Much gratitude to you. Kindest regards,
What Celebrants Are Saying About Write That Eulogy
I found it so incredibly useful to have each stage and writing skill/tool described in such a clear and methodical way.
Breaking down the understanding of writing a eulogy, in so many ways, by looking at the areas of life (which I loved!) and also by considering literary elements, made the process of eulogy writing, for me, far less huge and daunting. And that there’s no need to sit with a blank piece of paper, wondering where to start. I think my tendency generally is to focus on the ‘whole’ which turns any task into an enormous monster; I feel I can now tackle a eulogy in stages, in a rather more sensible fashion.
I’m reminded that writing is an on-going process, and the development of skills and, very importantly, attention to the senses, can really make a difference to sensitive and thoughtful writing.
I find that family sometimes seem to feel duty or honour bound to write and deliver a eulogy themselves, as if it’s the last thing they can ‘do’ for the deceased. So for anyone who does choose to deliver a eulogy, your book would be an absolute godsend.
Truly, I loved it; it’s accessible, so informative and a joy to read. I also find your ability to share personal information about yourself really heartwarming. Lorraine Haven, Celebrant, U.K
‘Write That Eulogy’ has been a joy to read. The way in which you manage to paint the most beautiful pictures with your words, not just as part of one of your eulogies, but in leading your readers to see, hear, feel, and physically experience your style, is a true gift. I have been lucky enough to train with you Veronika, and already receive wonderful comments from people who have listened to one of my eulogies, thanks to you. But I have learned so much more from the varied and insightful examples given, and been thoroughly challenged by your exercises, to examine how much more I could, and will, be doing.
Sharing the details of someone’s life should be treated with the greatest of respect, but that does not mean their Eulogy shouldn’t be a true reflection of them, whether they were joyful, dour, nature lovers, hoarders, care givers or miseries.
Veronika, your book not only acknowledges, it pays unflinching tribute to all of those most difficult circumstances which could be faced, meets them head on, and gives eloquent examples for how to deal with them.
Anyone, from an experienced Celebrant, to a person just writing for someone by default, will be able to improve not just their writing skills, but their delivery skills as well, achieving that much sought after outcome of bringing the person back to life, one last time. Thank you Veronika. Michelle Knight, Celebrant, UK
It provides a step-by-step guide to the multifaceted task of eulogy construction. I think if I was new to the subject, this would be a brilliant guide. Equally, I was riveted, as a more experienced writer. I think all the examples really bring it to life.
We never stop learning our trade. It is easy to slip into more mundane ways and this is a beautiful prod to never become boring. I have learned that there is much technical detail in a eulogy. I think I do lots of it naturally, but it has made me appreciate the complexity of the work.
It is written in a way which is accessible to everyone. I’m not sure how you did it, but this book is gold dust to the new, and experienced, alike. Rachel Cheer, Celebrant, Scotland
This book will definitely help me with eulogy writing. I loved the areas of human life, these will certainly help me to reframe my questioning and help me to get more meaningful information to work with. I also loved reading the scene setting, and again, this made me think about my own style of writing and ways to improve it.
This book would be useful for anyone who works with people as it helps you to think ‘outside of the box’ and question the very essence of human beings. Lianne Downey, Celebrant, England
Wow! The Twelve Areas of Human Life was absolutely fascinating. Your experience and attention to fact finding and in-depth detail of avoiding the dreaded resume we so often hear at funerals was not only enlightening but much appreciated. Word Medicine and the chapter titled Difficult Death Stories were chock full of helpful information and I am just amazed at some of the situations you’ve had to rise above and work with.
I have learned so much that I feel my anxiety towards interviewing mourners actually dissolving!
Has to be the most interesting “text book” I’ve ever had the pleasure of reading. Kimberlee Brown-Cassady, Celebrant, USA
I loved this book for lots of different reasons. Firstly it was very inviting – it makes you want to be the best you can be, at creating a eulogy which honours and tells the story of the deceased.
I loved it, as a newbie to the celebrant world; it’s a book that is super insightful, helpful, and packed full of a life’s worth of learning to help others be the best they can be at writing that eulogy! Deb Anderson, Celebrant, England
You make the reader recognise that writing a great eulogy is not for the faint hearted, and you must have a passion for writing and understand the mechanics of it. The anecdotal experiences described give the reader a real sense of the work of a professional celebrant. Gill Bunting, Celebrant, England
Write That Eulogy has been woven together beautifully; it’s an effortless read which can teach an individual a lot about themselves, as well as a craft that you have spent years fine-tuning. Ben Foreman, Celebrant, Scotland
I have learned that I will never stop learning. Your writing is inspirational. I must admit that this book will be read many times. There are many subjects covered that I feel reviewing it after reading it only once is a disservice. It will help enormously with writing my eulogies. This book will be of great help to existing celebrants and invaluable to new ones like myself. Anyone interested in words and creativity would be interested too, once they read the contents page! Kate Pope, Celebrant, England
Heart-led Ceremonies Celebrant Training
My life has been changed by meeting Veronika and Paul. When I made my resolution to train as a celebrant at the beginning of this year, I spent a long time looking at various training options and weighing up the pros and cons of each option. And then, when a friend of a friend suggested training with you I didn’t hesitate to contact you. It felt right, and I am so glad that I did. The universe made sure that we were connected and I hope that we stay connected. I can’t thank you both enough for your training.
Veronika – lovely lovely Veronika. I don’t know where to start. Your sweet, calming nature is such a tonic in today’s frantic world. You taught me to stop, and look, and listen to all the things that pass us by in day to day life. I already practiced mindfulness for my own wellbeing but you showed me how to stop and look for symbolism in everything. I mean, who knew that my hula hooping was actually grounding me in a circle of reverence. I knew that I had good listening skills, I’ve been using them for the past 15 years in my social work role, but you taught me more than I ever knew about listening even in the quiet. You taught me how to write and use my imagination in ways that I didn’t know I could, and to believe in my own words. I learned how to look like I was calm and in control even at times when I am not. To always have a ‘tool kit’ to deal with any eventuality. The time that I spent with you at home is time that I will always remember and treasure. I felt comforted and cared for because you exude all of these qualities. And your soups are amazing!!!
Paul is brilliant and has challenged me and my voice in ways I did not know were possible. He helped me to recognise that an accent is not a bad thing and together we determined how my accent is more prominent when I am speaking from memory as opposed to reading from a script. I try to minimise my accent when I’m reading, and this is so obvious to me now. I don’t sound authentic, because me without an accent is not authentic. I speak with a Geordie accent, and the likelihood is most of my clients will too. I don’t need to be ‘posh’, I need to be me!!
He also taught me how to slow my words, take pauses and sound like I am recalling a memory which allows a script to sound more considered. I might not have known the person I am presenting about but I need to sound like I do.
I didn’t realise before working with Paul how our voice was an instrument – and like all instruments it needs to be treated with care, and warmed up before using. I spend all day talking and since working with Paul I am much more aware of how my voice sounds.
I found Paul to be kind, friendly, engaging and very easy to work with.
Lianne Downey, certified Heart-led Celebrant
Wedding Ceremony at Askham Hall
Lee and I just wanted to say thank you for everything. We both loved our wedding and Jude’s naming ceremony so much. We appreciated your kindness and patience as well.
Everybody commented on how lovely it was, and how beautifully you conducted it. You created a level of tranquillity with your soft and gentle delivery ~ which I needed with Jude getting a little upset.
We cannot thank you enough and we’re so glad that we found you.
All our love, Nicole, Lee and Jude.
Wedding at Askham Hall
We just wanted to say a massive thank you for putting together the most perfect wedding ceremony. It was so personal and filled with just the right words. Everyone afterwards commented on how great it was and how it suited us both so well.
We couldn’t have asked for a better ceremony and your delivery and tone was so calm and composed.
The whole day was truly magical, we couldn’t have asked for a better wedding. We don’t think we’ve ever been so continuously happy in a single day!
Lots of love, Flora & Angus
Funeral Ceremony at Carlisle Crematorium Chapel
Thank you so much for doing Mam’s eulogy. It was beautifully spoken. One of the mourners said to me “That lady is from Australia!” You and Tracy (Funeral Director) dovetail together perfectly, so natural; and both having yellow on your dresswear was the finishing touch. Never to be forgotten. Frank
Funeral Ceremony at Carlisle Crematorium Chapel
A heartfelt thank you for the beautiful service you organised for S. Many people spoke of your calm and reassuring voice. We feel you really captured S’s personality without even meeting him, and this is a gift. Thank you for your kindness shown to my parents, and for all the reassurance you gave us. Heartfelt thanks from the bottom of our hearts. ~ M and family
Funeral Ceremony at Eden Valley Crematorium Chapel
So many people have said it was the best funeral they had been to. With your wonderful eulogy, my mum would be proud we gave her a Quality Farewell.
Funeral Ceremony at Carlisle Crematorium Chapel
Dear Veronika, On behalf of all of us, I would like to extend sincere thanks to you for ensuring that our gorgeous mum’s funeral service went as well as it possibly could. It was exactly as we had hoped and, we are sure, just what Mum would have wanted.
We have received lovely comments both from people who were there in person and from others who joined us online. I know the webcast was much appreciated by friends and family overseas and/or unable to travel.
You were such a calming and reassuring presence, and we are so grateful for the time you spent in getting to know Mum as a person, through visiting us at Towngate, our conversations and the rambling notes we supplied. You captured the essence of Mum beautifully. The placing of the rosemary sprig was a lovely touch, and thank you also for the scrolls, which will provide a poignant memory (for when our emotions are a little more in check).
With our very best wishes,
Nicola, Andrew and Sally
Memorial Ceremony at Carlisle Cemetery Chapel
Thank you very much for beautifully crafting our tribute to C. Your words and the passion you put into them said what had to be said in a way we couldn’t hope to emulate. Your efforts in making this morning special for us all are greatly appreciated. Thanks again. Paul
Funeral Ceremony at Eden Valley Crematorium Chapel
Thank you so much. You made it so special for my mum, and us as a family, here and in America, plus all her friends. I’ve had wonderful messages from so many people, especially in America watching at 7am. ~ Elaine
I thoroughly enjoyed working with Paul too, it was uplifting and instructive and I feel much lighter about stepping up to the plate as a result. Glad you enjoyed the videos – and thank you for all you have gifted me on this journey. It has been amazing, comprehensive, powerful, stretching, challenging and empowering. Bless you.
Sending love xxx
Veronika, Tonight was extremely interesting and informative.
Thank you for giving us all so much support and for your continual gift to us of professional development Gwyn x
Gratitude for finding you, Veronika. This training came in to my life at a perfect time, when I was thinking there must be more, I knew there was more and the universe pointed me in your direction.
I thoroughly embraced the voice coaching with Paul, I really enjoyed our sessions together and I can now see, feel and hear the difference in my delivery of services. I use body language more rather than standing perfectly still. From the reactions I get, I know I am on the right track.
Finding you and your wisdom has done so much for my career as a Celebrant. I knew that there was a better way to work and you have proved that. I’m happier in my skin now. The feedback I have had from the FDs since doing the training has been amazing. One ceremony resulted in a round of applause!
Love and peace,
Certificate in Celebrancy
I just wanted to thank you for everything over the last couple of days. The training has been intense and challenging, but so rewarding – there’s so much to take in, but I feel it’s exciting and the start of something new, and good. Your insights and knowledge are just terrific.
Thank you for the wonderful course you have created. It is stretching me, as it should, and I am coming alive as I progress through it.
Advanced Celebrancy and Ritual Celebrant Training
I really have enjoyed this period of personal growth. In some way, it has been my Master’s Certificate. I am very proud to have been able to study with you. Doing the course has changed my life beyond all recognition.
Celebration of Life ceremony (during the Pandemic)
Good Morning Veronika …
Emma, Martyn and I would like to thank you most sincerely for the most excellent way in which you celebrated Mum’s life on Wednesday last. From our initial Zoom meeting to the funeral itself, you included us all the way. Not only did you use our own words, reminiscences and emotions to craft the eulogy, but you included us in the drafting process, so that we felt that it was we three, who were telling Mum’s story. You also provided support and empathy during an unusual and very difficult period for us and our families.
I was particularly fond of the ‘driving’ metaphor running through the piece, which captured Mum’s spirit perfectly. One of my daughters is standing at a crossroads in her life right now and your description of her Grandma is helping her to make some decisions. When you described Mum’s ambition thus, “Her greatest driving force and competition was always with herself,” both Jenny and I recognised ourselves there too. Jenny is now taking great comfort in the fact that her Grandma is continuing to help her in making important life choices.
I have received so many messages since Wednesday from friends and family, who watched the streaming of the service, telling me what a wonderful send off we gave Mum; the absolute best that we could in these difficult times. The music was Mum’s, the format was yours; and they blended together to give us a beautiful service. A cousin of ours told me, that the chocolate eclairs were a touch of genius!
So, thank you once more, Veronika. We are very lucky that you came into our lives at this saddest of times.
Funeral via live stream
Many thanks for sharing our thoughts on a very special lady. It was lovely to watch the service and join Grace’s family and friends in paying our respects to Grace.
Jean and Colin
Funeral Service at Carlisle Crematorium Chapel
A huge heart-felt thank you from us all for the wonderful service you led yesterday for our beautiful mum. Very best wishes, Nicola
On behalf of myself & the whole family I would just like to thank you ever so much for doing such a lovely service for our Aunty Grace yesterday. The kind words you had and putting together the service in these strange times was quite amazing.
Wishing you all the best
Memorial Service in Carlisle Cemetery Chapel
Thank you for today. It was beautiful.
Naming Ceremony at Askham Hall
The naming ceremony was beautiful. I was a mess So emotional.
Wedding Ceremony at Three Hills Barn
We just wanted to say a huge thank you!
Our ceremony last week was wonderful and everyone loved it!
Darryl and Greg
Elopement Ceremony in the Lake District
It was absolutely perfect. The whole day was beyond everything we dreamed of; exactly how we wanted it. Thank you for putting your heart and soul into making it so deeply meaningful and personal. It was the most special experience of my life.
Funeral at Carlisle Crematorium
We both think the funeral was exactly right in every way. A tender and true reflection on my dad’s life. You really helped so enormously in that. Thank you once again. Ruth X
Flowers in Her Hair (novel, part of the Gypsy Moon Trilogy by Veronika Sophia Robinson)
Little by little I have found rare private moments to escape to the Colorado hills for the 3rd and final time. I’ve just finished that journey and, with delight, discovered your little hand-written message. You are the only other person I’ve met that feels flowers the way I do… so simple, but amazing, and always with a sense of life, beauty, fight and emotion about them. Ruby Radiance added a new twist to me of my love of flowers and I will now forever keep her in my thoughts to advise me when I’m struggling. You’re the best writer ever! D.W
Funeral at Carlisle Crematorium
Just a quick note to let you know how thankful we are for both eulogies for our Mam and Dad. Both were so touching and heartfelt for the occasion. Thank you so much for your time in the recent months and hard work especially as you were going on holiday. We are both so grateful.
Hayley and David xx
Funeral at Carlisle Crematorium
Your support at this precious time will never be forgotten. You take care.
Lots of love from the Mills family. Xx
Wedding at Appleby Castle
Katy and I would like to say a huge thank you for conducting our ceremony on Saturday. We had such a special day and the service was absolutely perfect. We will be forever grateful.
Thank you once again.
Kind regards, Mr and Mrs Walsingham
Wedding at Low Hall, The Lakes
We honestly couldn’t have wished for a more perfect ceremony. It was everything we hoped for and more, and all of our guests absolutely loved it! Thank you so much for your care and attention when planning and all your support throughout the process. It really made everything so special and truly felt like a ceremony created just for us. We’ve both said how much more bonded we have felt since (something we didn’t feel at all after the legal ceremony) and I think without you we might not feel married at all. All our love, Katrina and Josh
Celebrant and Celebrant Training
Veronika led my daughter’s baby naming ceremony in my garden in Yorkshire. Prior to the event, she advised and guided myself and my husband as to what we might include in the ceremony, giving us some really lovely and meaningful ideas that we would never have thought of and were grateful to learn.
Everything was clear and concise and heart-felt and this is what struck the traditionalists who were present, that it all felt genuine and deep and from the heart. The whole event went so smoothly, Veronika as a consummate professional ensured everyone was at ease right from the start and our daughter’s special day was beautiful, memorable and complete.
Veronika’s professionalism impacted me so much that I went on to train as a celebrant with her. Just as I expected, the course was thorough, complete, enriching and heart-felt. I came away feeling equipped, prepared and confident to start a new venture as a celebrant. Can’t thank her enough.
The Celebrant magazine
It’s a wonderful magazine, a great resource for us all.
Suzie Brosnahan, Celebrant
Powerful Presence, Inspiring Teacher
Every engagement with Veronika in-person or on-line, whether one-to-one celebrant training, mentoring, professional consultation, workshops, or ceremony, is inspiring, meaningful, filled with wonder, and enriching.
Veronika has such a beautiful presence that is at once peacefully powerful and humbly respectful, creating room for everyone to share and shine.
She seems to effortlessly make whomever she is speaking to feel comfortable exactly as they are, in all the emotional states that come with things like weddings, funerals and new life directions, and she freely shares her skills and talents as a writer, orator, celebrant, teacher and creative with all.
She is the person I would choose as a celebrant for any important moment in my life.
Wedding at Augill Castle
Thank you again for creating such a personal ceremony for us. There were such special moments and we really appreciate all the personalisation to make it meaningful not just to Greg and me but to the whole family. Samantha took her duties with the rings very seriously and I love seeing her face in the photos! Given we were an ocean away, I appreciate all the extra effort to communicate with us and making the time the day before to get everything finalised.
Inga (Atlanta, Georgia)
Funeral Celebrant at Carlisle Crematorium
We’re absolutely blown away with what you’ve written. You’ve captured Mam superbly. Thank you so much.
This is just perfect. Kelly, Keith & Lee
Wedding Celebrant for a couple from Canada
How do we even start this email?
Wow….. wow…. wow…!
There literally are not enough words to describe what you have done for us here. The absolute exquisite ceremony you have written is beyond our imagination.
We read it aloud, and took turns when one of us cried and couldn’t carry on. Thank you SO much!
It is legitimately perfect.
Literally the most phenomenal ceremony we have ever heard and we are so excited for our guests to experience it with us! Thank you so so much for your attention to detail and care when crafting this.
– H + J, Yellowknife, Canada
What a beautifully worded story of my dad’s life. I feel the spiritual energy flowing in your words.
Thank you so much.
Natural Burial, Wetheral
I was so sorry to miss you after the funeral because I wanted to thank you personally for making uncle C’s funeral so special.
You managed to capture his spirit perfectly, and you were so patient and understanding through all the family dramas.
Thank you again
Thank you. The tribute is beautiful. I think it is perfect.
A huge “thanks” for my certificate. I shall frame it and look at it with great pride, and also never forget all the teaching, support and encouragement that you gave me to reach my ambition. I never thought I could achieve this wonderful life-changing opportunity.
Thank you so much,
Jacquie, certified Heart-led Celebrant
I loved the workshop on menopause. Brilliant!
You’ve truly done such a wonderful job and it’s so lovely. It’s perfect.
Natural Burial at Ashgate Lane Cemetery, Wetheral
R and I would like to say thank you for yesterday – we are sorry we didn’t get the chance to say so in person. You made our words ‘heart felt’ and your words spoken at the committal were perfect. Several people remarked afterwards how you made the eulogy, and conducted the ceremony, with a sense that you had got to know C , through his family, and with a sincerity which at other ceremonies they had attended, was sadly lacking.
It was an emotional day yesterday, so thank you once again for your part in making it bearable
With best wishes
Funeral at Carlisle Crematorium
Many thanks for yesterday- you really are amazing.
Big hugs Alison
Fantastic Teacher and Celebrant
Veronika is a fantastic teacher and celebrant. She teaches from the heart not just the page. She has years of experience and the guidance she provides is without exception, relevant, clear, concise and delivered with love.
Funeral Ceremony at Distington Crematorium, Workington, Cumbria
We cannot thank you enough. We have had such an overwhelming amount of praise about T’s service and how beautiful and love filled it was and how they’ve never seen anything like it and so many compliments about your delivery and words and your sincerity (this is what I remembered you for and I’m so pleased that our T’s service had the same effect), we definitely touched many hearts.
Love from us girls, Mam and all of the family and of course I’m sure, T.
Outdoor Wedding Ceremony at Friars Carse, Auldgirth, Scotland
“Thank you for your lovely ceremony. We loved it.”
Graham and Sandra
Advanced Celebrancy Training
The day I found Veronika Robinson, I knew I had found ‘the one’. Her ethos fits perfectly with mine. She is the most wonderful woman, as well as being a top notch celebrant and author, and a brilliant celebrant trainer.
She was also RUTHLESS in ensuring that every piece of work I produced for her, through her Heart-Led Training programme, was outstanding.
She taught me the difference between “That’s great”, and “That’s incredible”; and how to use words to create something personal and full of emotion, how to set the tone, and how to use elements within ceremonies to fix the moment in people’s minds.
Michelle Knight, certified Heart-led Celebrant
Funeral Ceremony at Carlisle Crematorium
Good morning Veronika, just had to say it again, what a beautiful service you did for our Special Mam. You & Tracy are brilliant together. Will never forget yesterday. A day filled with tears, laughter & good chat, oh & fish & chips afterwards. Can I just say too, Veronika, we all loved your yellow handbag, so apt for our Mam. Can’t thank you enough. You’re so caring too.
Wishing you all good things in the future.
The training that I undertook with Heart Led Celebrant Training is one of the best things I have ever done. A whole new world has been opened up to me. ‘Heart Led’ couldn’t be more appropriate. Veronika embraces you with her spirit and shares her wealth of information and experience in a challenging, yet totally supportive way. I’ve wept and laughed in equal measure. She lights an inquisitive flame inside you, provides you with excellent resources and guides you to get the most from them, as an initial step in a life-long journey of learning for and from your celebrant clients.
Equally, Paul’s vocal training was delivered in a supportive and encouraging way. As an experienced and confident public speaker, I was challenged and guided to make my delivery more authentic and sensitive. He offered me constructive advice and modelled his expectations to me. I truly feel that this supportive relationship will continue throughout my life as a celebrant.
Go for it, begin your journey as a HLC, you won’t regret it!
Juliet Golding, certified Heart-led Celebrant
Funeral Ceremony at Carlisle Crematorium Chapel
Veronika Robinson is a warm and compassionate person. She was very thorough in researching our brother’s life and struck just the right note when conducting the service.
Her calm and sensitive approach was invaluable in our time of grief….putting the service in her hands was a great choice on our part.
Julia and Jacq Reid
Thanks for your ongoing help and support. This is not just a training that once delivered you are on your own. The power of the ongoing sense of community, of being upheld by you and by Paul, and the sheer inner strength I get from these resources is beyond explanation! So thank you so much.
Where to start. I have so much heart to share with you as your book became my birth Bible throughout my first and second pregnancies. Now as my sister prepares to birth herself I have searched for your book again and now with such love in my heart I share your wisdom to another woman through her journey of producing life.
Thankyou, with such gratitude for your words, your teachings and for sharing with us things we already know but need a little guidance to find within.
With all my respect and humbleness,
The Celebrant Magazine
Congratulations! The first issue of The Celebrant looks amazing. It’s been an inspiration to read the various articles. Deep respect for your dedication and all the time you will have put into this.
The Celebrant Magazine
I love it! Really interesting articles and beautifully put together – well done you.
The Celebrant Magazine
Your magazine is amazing. Thank you so much for collating such a lovely readable publication. I have not been able to put (issue 1, September 2019) down since receiving it a couple of weeks ago. Seemingly, I find more and more gems every time I open it. I love the size too, just right to fit in a celebrant’s handbag, ready to take out and read when having a coffee or sat in waiting room awaiting an appointment. This magazine is full of knowledge, inspiration and practical help from experts covering a wide range of celebrant’s job descriptions. I am sure it will help all level of celebrants from the newbies like me, to the more experienced amongst us. Thank you again Veronika, waiting in anticipation for issue 2!!!!
Sally, New Zealand
The Celebrant Magazine
I am loving reading The Celebrant. All those wonderful stories, so thoughtful and from the heart.
Just received my Certificate in Celebrancy and I am over the moon. Thank you for being such a good teacher. I really enjoyed the course and I hope I do you proud. All the very best and I’m sure I will be in touch for your continued advice and support.
Many, many thanks
Thank you so much for your time, expertise and lovely hospitality. I learnt so much, and your belief in my abilities has given me the confidence I needed.
Thank you soooooo much for all the lovely feedback and learning points. I have thoroughly enjoyed your course and am deeply inspired by it; creating ceremonies has really tapped into something deep that has pleasantly surprised me.
I think a key learning point is that ceremonies are a work of art and hence should be treated so. They need space to percolate.
I just wanted to drop you a line to thank you (belatedly) for your welcoming nature, delicious food and expertise in my training.
In love and light,
Thank you for the very special training days. I really enjoyed our time together.
Sue G. Yorkshire
Just wanted to send a message to say thank you so much for the amazing training and a lovely weekend. I thoroughly enjoyed it and would recommend you to anyone.
Askham Hall Wedding
Thank you so much, Veronika! The ceremony was amazing and just perfect for us. Take care and thank you again for making our wedding day so special xx
Thank you very much for making my father’s funeral feel meaningful and personal. You managed to achieve what my (relative) said you couldn’t. At the pub tea after the service I was asked by someone “who you were” and that “you must have known my father for many years”.
So once again thank you so much. I cannot express in words how grateful I am for an excellent service.
With Best Regards, J
Thank you so much for this. It’s perfect and such a lovely send-off for my Grandma.
Beautiful service as always.
Tracy Lazonby, Funeral Director Final Journey
Good afternoon Veronika, just to say thank you very much for what
you did today. Everyone has said what a lovely service it was, and
how it was all about Lynda, & that’s what people liked. It was
everything I hoped for & everybody went away with fond memories
of Lynda, so once again thank you very much Veronika.
This is a lovely memory of my mum and has been put together
Thank you so much for yesterday. It was just right.
Many thanks and much gratitude,
I would like to thank you so much for the perfect service you gave for Paul yesterday. Everything would have been exactly what he hoped for. Even his trust Land Rover made it! He will certainly rest up in the woodland. Thank you again. His childhood friend,
There are not enough words to thank you for the truly life-changing time spent with you in your lovely home in the beautiful Cumbrian countryside. You are an inspiration, a mentor and an advocate.
You helped me to value myself and the gifts I can bring to this new chosen career. You challenged me, but in a gentle and empathetic way that made me feel that it was going to be ok to try to get my words onto the page and then “off the page”.
By the time I started writing with you (and it was very early on the first day), I felt that no matter what the result was to be, I had a soft place to land, and that you would support my efforts, no matter what the end product. And, as a result, I could take risks with my emotions and my words-not easy for anyone, especially an introvert like me.
I learned more about being a celebrant from you in two days than I did in the entire nine months of my previous program. I now feel that I can, with grace, humility and hard work, develop and deliver celebrations that will honour and support events in anyone’s life journey.
Thank you, thank you, Veronika for giving me the gift of “you”. You are a true, beautiful and rare gem. I shall never forget our time together.
Brenda Martin, Canada
Funeral Ceremony at Carlisle Crematorium Chapel
Nick and I particularly wanted to thank you for the wonderful job you did in conducting dad’s funeral and telling his story. It is a wonderful thing you do: converting the ramblings of Nick and I into a true picture of what dad was like. We knew we had to ask you to do this: the last funeral he attended was Craig Robinson’s, and he actually said he thought it was the ‘best’ funeral he’d ever attended. Thank you again for your lovely words.
Nick and Liz
Private Celebrant Training & Penrith Death Café
I just wanted to thank you for sharing so much with me over the past three days. Your cosy cottage. Your beautiful smile. Your amazing knowledge. Your delicious cooking. Your energy.
I hope I will take a little bit of Veronika magic with me wherever I go.
An Autumnal Wedding at Askham Hall
October 6th, 2018
Lyndsay and I wanted to say a HUGE thank you!
The ceremony you put together was nothing short of spectacular. It really was.
You captured the essence of Lyndsay and I beautifully and your words were so moving. …
I don’t think I have ever laughed and cried so much in such a short space of time.
We’ve had numerous friends and family tell us it was the best ceremony they have ever witnessed. Even religious family members commented on how moving and special they found it.
So, thank you SO much for all your hard work. You smashed it out of the park!!
Love, Jake and Lyndsay X
Celebrant Training Course (private training)
Just wanted to thank you so much for making my funeral celebrant course such an enjoyable one. You were very kind and welcoming and have such a relaxed but professional approach. And we had some giggles!
I was pretty nervous about coming up but I loved every minute; and if I can be half as good a celebrant as you, I will be very happy!
Lots of love,
An Autumnal Wedding at Askham Hall
I just wanted to say a huge “thank you” for the most perfect wedding ceremony. It was exactly how we had imagined it and we were so delighted with it. Definitely one of the best moments in my life! Was a pleasure to meet you too and I hope our paths will cross again some day.
Take care, Penelope (and Freddie!) xxxx
Dalton Woodland Burial
Oh Veronika, it’s just perfect. I love it; you’ve really managed to capture the essence of Howard.
Group Celebrant Training
You have that special kind of something that money just can’t buy. What you do so well is package up little bundles of skill and know-how so that we can craft our own ‘special something’ ~ heart-shaped, of course.
Sometimes it happens that people, along with their teachings and learnings, come along just when they need to.
Perfect timing from the Universe, in leading me to you.
I don’t know where the experience of last weekend will take me… but wherever it is, I will go with love.
Thank you for your teachings and sagesse (French for wisdom).
I just wanted to say an immediate thank you for your wonderful weekend Celebrant Training.
Now I am home, the magnitude of all you shared and explained is starting to sink in.
I am more than sure that yours was the right training programme for me. Thank you.
Amelie and I are both quite blown away by the whole idea of becoming a celebrant ….you have definitely started something within us both.
With much love
Those two days were an absolute treat for me!
Thank you so much for the wonderful and mind-opening days I spent with you this week. I loved every minute of learning about celebrancy even though the tears it brought out may have suggested otherwise. I’ll get those ceremonies typed up asap but just wanted to say a heart-felt thank you first.
You obviously have a gift for listening. My mind is permanently racing so I don’t listen as well as I could, and now I’m trying to slow it all down after meeting you.
Just wanted to say a heart-felt thank you.
Askham Hall Autumn Wedding
Well this is absolutely incredible!!
You could not have got it any more right. We both absolutely completely love all of your words! You’ve smashed it out of the park. Thank you so much for all you work on this, all the effort you’ve put into this massively shows. Your words are so personal and mean so much… Thank you!
Lynds and I were just reading this sat on the sofa, both in tears!… good tears I hasten to add.
We’re both now SOOO excited for next Saturday. We’re both absolutely thrilled you’re our celebrant. Bring it on!
Vow Renewal Ceremony
What a fab day we had. Everybody loved the ceremony. They’d never been to one like it. It was very intimate, and you left behind a lovely feeling in our home. I don’t know what you did, but life seems to be a lot less stressful. Thank you for a wonderful ceremony. We will be telling everyone about you.
Take care, lots of love, Becky and Mark
Group Celebrant Training
“I would have to say heart and soul-led ceremonies. Both Veronika and Paul are abundantly giving of their knowledge, experience, and deliciously nurturing food!!
In a short intensive time, they passed on the celebrant gauntlet, inspiring and equipping us to be ideally the only sort of celebrants… ones that reach out from the heart with love, compassion and empathy.
Veronika and Paul you have beautiful qualities, way too many to list.
I deeply thank you both for one of the most precious times, that enhanced my life in so many ways, most of all giving me confidence to move on and put your teachings in to action.”
Group Celebrant Training
The recipe for a tasty independent celebrant training course is a measure of Fragrant Facilitation (try Veronika & Paul), Seasoned Students & Chunk of Time. Mixed together makes an inspired graduate celebrant.
As a recent graduate, I can heartily recommend this training course. Thorough, supportive, incredibly informative, and most importantly, “heart-led” – Veronika and Paul are amazing teachers!
I loved every second of my training with Veronika and Paul. The guidance in all aspects, including the voice coaching, was spot on and both so welcoming.
I laughed and I cried in equal measure. I want to do it all again.
They have also provided a wonderful sounding board for work I am doing which is very appreciated. I would recommend no one else x
Celebrant Training Course
The most amazing experience! Veronika is welcoming, calming, thoughtful, energetic, tireless and teaches in such a way that leaves you wanting more! Her heart-led methodology aligns perfectly with what I want to deliver as a Celebrant, and I can’t leave without mentioning her cooking…WOW! Her pear crumble is to die for please adopt me!
Celebrant Training Course
This weekend, what I saw you model so beautifully, was how to step into responsibility with gravitas and humility and lightness.
The way you wear responsibility is like an invisibility cloak, with reverence and respect for the magic. It seems you wear this mantle with such grace, and heart, and with such outward-facing love that Responsibility it is not carried as a burden of the ego, but gently shepherded as a sacred honour bestowed by spirit.
Framed like this, I feel profoundly different about Responsibility. Humbled, not afraid. Ready to serve.
Heartfelt appreciation for the kindness in your listening.
Fiona and Boulie’s Wedding
Wedding in the Barn
14th April 2018
Veronika! Wow wow wow! What a ceremony! We absolutely loved it & so did our guests. So many people have commented on how lovely it was and how amazing you are. It was everything we hoped it would be and more. We cannot thank you enough!
We’re off on our honeymoon now but we will be in touch properly when we get back! Xx
Private Celebrant Training
“As I sit on this sunny morning, thinking about the Moving Ceremony I am working on, my thoughts wander to my training with Veronika and Paul and the delicious, heart-full time I spent steeping in, well… Feelings.
This training was, more than I could have imagined, a really personal journey, into the place where my heart meets the world. To be a Heart-Led Celebrant of course requires tapping into the territory of this deep well of emotion, which Veronika so skillfully walked me through. Considering so many aspects of potential clients- their stories, their emotional states, expectations to work with, I felt at moments overwhelmed, though soothed by the support of my two teachers on this journey.
There were the very useful practicalities of being a celebrant that give me confidence in being able to begin this work, AND, what was so unique about this training was the space they held for real depth, beauty, sadness, to be welcomed. In order to really, truly serve those who choose me as a celebrant, I need this ability to really Listen, and to glean what is important to my clients. To do this I need to know myself even better.
I was given the opportunity to really feel the importance of this work, the possibilities of holding space for others to truly shine, to deeply feel their own connection with life and love, with death and grieving.
The work of a celebrant is sacred, and Veronika and Paul, each in their own way, shared the skills that keep this work sacred.
I am so grateful for such a rich, alive experience of this work through my training. Now I hope that I am able to share what I’ve learned in a way that really serves my community.”
Kirsten Rose, Spain
Tony’s Eco-Burial and Memorial Service
Thank you for everything you have done for us over the last few weeks. Your warmth and sensitivity made an awful situation just about bearable. I do hope we get to meet up again under better circumstances. You managed to write a beautiful eulogy that I will keep for my children. Speaking of which, I’m interested in a naming ceremony next Summer.
Another big thank you!
Private Celebrant Training
Just a note to thank you so much for the wonderful experience recently with celebrant training. It was so good to meet you and Paul, and I felt very excited and overwhelmed by the ideas and thoughts that you had inspired in me.
Although it was quite intense and emotional, I also found it cathartic and fascinating. Look forward to keeping in touch and thank you again for a very memorable weekend.
Private Celebrant Training
This is just a quick email to thank you and Paul again for your kindness and help – the training was brilliant, but made more special because you shared so much with me in such an unselfish way – your knowledge, experience, home and hospitality. And you both built my confidence in a genuine and caring manner.
The training was everything I hoped for and more – and I’m really looking forward to getting started
You are two very special people, and I’m so grateful I found you.
Take care Glynis xx
Had the most amazing day! It truly ended up being a magical day. Everyone commented on the amazing service and how fitting it was. Thank you so so much!
Jacq and Terry
Well Veronika, what can we say? The ceremony was absolutely FANTASTIC.
You really knew us, and everyone has said how amazing you were. Thank you so so much. It was so beautiful and amazing. Thank you for sharing the day with us. You are truly amazing and we are blessed to have found you.
The tears and laughter were flowing. Thank you so much. All the best xx
We will remember this day forever. Everyone loved you, and said how wonderful you are. I’m a bit biased. I have to agree. You truly made our day, and we feel blessed that you chose to be our lovely celebrant. We couldn’t have had anyone better. x
I had been looking at becoming a celebrant for over a year. I’d done a lot of research before looking for someone to train me. Well, looking at training there are quite a few, but on looking I became disheartened as what I thought being a celebrant was all about was not being reflected on the training providers I was looking at. Some of the feedback from other people on some social-media platforms just went to show it is all about making money, rather that delivering a service to people at the most important and emotional times of their lives.
I was then made aware of Veronika and Paul Robinson, and their Heart-led Ceremonies Celebrant Training. On reading Veronika’s beautifully written website, you feel the right emotions straight away, and that’s what made my mind up to book the one-to-one training.
From the moment I met Veronika and Paul, I knew I had made the right decision.
The training is challenging, and intense. But, at the core, it is all about delivering a quality service to clients. It’s all about showing love, kindness, and compassion, and feeling the client’s emotions, because by doing so, you can create heart-led, unique ceremonies which do make a difference.
Veronika and Paul take you on an emotional journey, and it is all about love, quality, love, quality, & love. I feel I am ready to start my journey as a celebrant now, and I will deliver with love and kindness. I know that with Veronika’s & Paul’s continued guidance, I will grow and become a celebrant whose service is delivered from the heart.
If I could become a fraction of the celebrant of where Veronika is at, then I will be a great celebrant. Veronika & Paul, thank you.
Dearest Veronika and Paul
Thank you so much for my inspirational weekend. I gained so much from the course, not just in terms of knowledge and skills, but in terms of getting to know myself better and the reasons why I want to be a celebrant. Your hospitality on top of the course content was second to none. I cannot recommend this course strongly enough to any other potential celebrants. Thank you for your love and support throughout the weekend.
I felt honoured to be a part of the first heart led celebrant training last weekend. It was heart led in the truest sense of the words. I left feeling not only well equipped to step into the world as an independent celebrant, but also affirmed in my personal strengths and abilities. Veronika and Paul shared themselves and their extensive knowledge so generously with us all and sustained us with fantastic food, and all in a beautiful environment. Thank you both so much, it may sound odd to be said of a training course but this is something I will cherish for a long time.
Nicola Harrison-Swainston September 2017
When you anticipate excellence but what you get is even better?
I had toyed with the idea of being a celebrant since Veronika led my daughter’s tender and unforgettable naming ceremony in 2004. I knew without even looking that any courses I found would not compare to what Veronika had delivered, so that idea took its place in the “That would have been nice but…” file. When Veronika announced the certified celebrant training course with Heart-led, just at a point in my life when I was thinking “hmmmm, I wonder if I could shadow Veronika during her ceremony work” I jumped at the chance and am so very glad I did. Such a complete and wholesome training given by Veronika and her husband Paul, with the perfect balance of philosophy, creativity, spiritualism, structure and humour, every angle covered including voice training, and amongst a group of the most wonderful, inspiring women I’ve met in a long time.
I left feeling healed (bonus!), re-booted, fulfilled and with everything I needed to shine in this field, with Veronika’s light guiding my way. Heart-felt thanks and deep gratitude for sharing so much of yourselves with us. Your light shines on in the world
Wedding and Celebrant Training Course
Veronika officiated my wedding to Nicola just over a month ago. The ceremony was unequivocally the most beautiful hour of my life. The ceremony, the process preceding the ceremony, and Veronika herself were so inspirational that I have just completed her first Heart-led Ceremonies Celebrant Training course. What a weekend! I loved absolutely everything about it. It was truly heart-led.
Veronika’s capacity to share, to draw out, to guide is based on love. A love of her craft, a love of her students, and a love for the people we may serve in the future. I have come away feeling enlivened and equipped to begin my celebrant journey, whatever shape that might take. I am ready to face my own demons. I feel fully supported both in a practical and emotional sense and feel I have been touched by a little bit of Antipodean/Geordie/Cumbrian magic. Thank you xx
Mrs Laura Harrison-Swainston September 2017
Vow Renewal Ceremony
Lancaster Canal Boat
We just want to thank you from the bottom of our hearts for the stunning ceremony you did for us on Saturday.
It was absolutely amazing from start to finish & very emotional all round!!!
We will be recommending you to anyone & everyone!!
Thank you for making our special day perfect xxxxx
Mr and Mrs Sarah and Mark Thomas
Katie’s Celebration of Life Ceremony
Just wanted to say a massive thank you for the most touching, moving, and perfect celebration ceremony.
It’s not just the words that you write, but the incredible professional way that you deliver the words, with genuine true feeling.
We couldn’t have wished for a more fitting tribute, and we will be forever in your debt.
Thank you doesn’t do you justice, but thank you, so so much.
Very best wishes. Mick
Blake and Phil’s Wedding Ceremony
July 8th, 2017
Askham Hall, Cumbria
We wanted to reach out to thank you again for the ceremony. It was exactly what we wanted, and perfectly set up the day.
The rest of the day flowed from this, and it was the perfect wedding day. All our guests commented that the ceremony was so meaningful and personal.
We’re now in Japan enjoying our honeymoon – trying our best to understand the food we’re ordering in restaurants!
Thanks again, Phil and Blake
Katie and Loz’s Wedding and Handfasting
Keld, North Yorkshire
1st July, 2017
Thank you soooooo much for our beautiful day. Everything was simply perfect.
Mr and Mrs Johnston
Naming Ceremony for Joani and Ash
Thank you for the beautiful ceremony. It was very meaningful to me, and a real catalyst to live my life with more intention. You were wonderful, and held the space with such a strong, gentle presence. I will cherish the memory. Thank you so much.
Wendy & Ken’s Wedding Ceremony Windermere, Cumbria 20th May 2017
Veronika, thank you.
We have so much to thank you for. I don’t know where to begin. Perhaps at the beginning, which was you following up my hesitant and dithery message saying we didn’t know what we were looking for, and we had no money!! So thank you for not erasing the message!
It has been a wild ride! It took us a long time to get going though, due to our lack of imagination. Then, when we began to see the possibilities, life gave us other problems and pressures! Life kept interrupting the process of us shifting through many possible paths and directions for our ceremony. When we felt a little overwhelmed with choice, you patiently brought us back on task, reflecting to us what we had selected, even when our ideas were vague… or when we were only able to tell you what we didn’t want.
Thank you so much. Your support and guidance has done so many things. Some we wanted and asked you for, some we couldn’t have imagined. All we love! So thank you.
You had wise words for us which have helped both ground us and give us flight! Both of us had different ideas, and having someone to hear us and guide us towards our combined ceremony was essential. I’m glad we chose you, Veronika. Although we didn’t really get the benefit of getting to know you, because your role was to channel ‘us’, we got a sense of you though, and your lovely gift (The Mystic Cookfire recipe book) is already in use, and your recipes will continue to give us pleasure. Thank you again!
You were right about so many things, especially about allowing our guests to love us. To our great delight, everyone mingled and made connections! They really took the business of being a good wedding guest very seriously.
Ken has recovered from his state of delirious happiness, and we have settled into a giddy state of euphoria! Seriously! We are both still talking constantly about the wedding, our guests, and our beautiful ceremony.
Wendy & Ken
May 28th, 2017 Pooley Bridge, Cumbria
Thank you Veronika for a wonderful naming ceremony yesterday. It was so magical.
Lucy Foster Paterson
Thank you so much for the session yesterday, really very insightful and interesting.
Rachael, United Arab Emirates
12th May 2017
Hi Veronika! I have just read the script to my mum. ‘Both in tears’. Me and my mum are so happy with what you have done. Can’t thank you enough!
Katie and Ryan’s Wedding
April 27th 2017 Askham Hall
(Gift of a Wedding)
Veronika, thank you from the bottom of my heart for your exquisite ceremony. You are such a wonderful lady. I cannot put into words how we all felt yesterday. Thank you again from us all. ~ Diane
It was such a beautiful ceremony. ~ Rachael
I was deeply moved by Pam’s memorial service, and find myself still reflecting on it days afterwards.
Thank you for creating such a wonderful space, where people could feel and share their love for her. There was such a beautiful spirit in the hall, so many heartfelt expressions of appreciation of Pam’s life and the ways she had touched so many people. As someone who had only met Pam a few times, the service brought her alive to me as a real person, and I felt sad and uplifted and strangely humbled by the whole experience. Thank you again for making the marking of her death so incredibly special.
Pam’s Cremation Service
Extraordinary. What a lovely service. Thank you so, so much.
Avril (Next of Kin)
You did a wonderful job at the crematorium in very difficult circumstances.
I would just like to say how lovely the service was today for Pam. I did not know her well, but as Avril’s close friend I had met her and knew of her through our friendship.
Knowing her as you did, as a friend, I thought you were exceptional in how you dealt with a very emotional farewell for the family and friends in a very caring and professional manner whilst obviously having your own thoughts and memories.
The Perfect Day: Pam’s Memorial Service
What a job you did yesterday! Pam would have loved it but I don’t think even with her vivid imagination she could ever have pictured that many people and so much outpouring of emotion and grief.
Thank you for all your hard work. The flowers, the candles, the beautiful display. All so perfect. Everyone said so, and said how well you handled everything. You can feel proud.
Love Av x
You orchestrated the most wonderful memorial service for dear Pam today. It could not have been more special.
You clearly put enormous thought into every single aspect of what was an extremely moving and loving account – and also an honest reflection of Pam’s life. Just perfect.
Thank you so very much for that. It was hugely appreciated by all who were there – and both Emma and I were extremely touched to be able to witness it.
She was a dear friend. She will be much missed by so many but not forgotten.
What a lovely service yesterday, very emotional but very uplifting too. RIP Pam Mahoney, many people will miss you.
It was lovely to meet you, and thank you so much for leading such a wonderful memorial to Pam: it was just as she would have wanted.
You could say the stars were in alignment!! We were first drawn to Veronika by her own story, her life experiences, and beliefs. After speaking to Veronika on Skype we knew it was only going to be her!
Veronika made planning our wedding from overseas a breeze! She was flexible and very patient, and helped create a personal wedding that was unique to us. It was a beautiful ceremony that exceeded our expectations. She spoke about our own journey and our love. It was genuine and full of humour, and so many people said it was the best wedding they had ever been to!
Veronika is one of the most sincere and inspiring people we have ever had the pleasure of meeting. She exudes happiness, and it’s so obvious that she is passionate about bringing people together. Her love of what she does is clear for all to see. Veronika is a true storyteller.
Mrs Sara Pearson, Brisbane, Australia
Just felt in my heart this morning to send you this mail because of the inspiration I got from reading your book. The Birthkeepers was just enormous in the birth of my daughter, Uma Grace, who is now five weeks old. Your book really did change my life, and to say I am grateful for coming across it and you is a HUGE understatement. So all I can say is Thank you!
Thank you for the work you do, and the words you write. You’re amazing!
Blessings and Love, Ijay
(From Southampton, UK)
Thank you so much for everything you did for us, I don’t think anyone else could have made the day as warm and meaningful as you did.
Much love to you, Marian and Dave
(Wedding at Watermillock, Lake District, Cumbria. September 17, 2016)
We would just like to send our utmost thanks to you for making our wedding ceremony so unique and meaningful. Everyone has commented on how beautiful and relaxed it was and how it was officiated with such gentleness and honesty.
Thank you for creating a beautiful and magical ceremony for us. We are eternally grateful.
All our love,
Sara and Michael
Destination Wedding in Cumbria, July 2016
THANK YOU!!!! It was a lovely day, and a beautiful, interactive (in all senses!) ceremony. Thank you soooo much.
Sam, Ciso, Sibella and Raphael
(Sibella’s Naming Ceremony)
Veronika Robinson has been a celebrant at three very important junctions in our lives. Our children’s naming back in 2002, our wedding in 2003, and my father’s funeral in 2015.
We have so much trust in her genuine desire to honour our feelings and ideas around each ceremony, and her professionalism and gentleness in carrying it out. She has a deep heartfelt respect of our own personal vision of how the day will unfold, and carries it out with a constant grace.
In Veronika we have total trust that everything will go to plan through her honesty, attention to detail, and incredible organisation.
Each ceremony has been grounded by her energy, yet lifted by her innate spiritual light that is channelled to each of us throughout the events of the day. Veronika’s heart emits such love for humanity.
We feel so lucky to have found a celebrant who genuinely gifts her families with an understanding, warmth and the security of knowing all will be well. All our needs have been met with care, compassion and always an angelic smile.
Thank you so very much for my reading this morning. I absolutely wholeheartedly loved it. It has given me an extraordinary sense of peace and belonging to myself. What a gift! My head has been in the clouds for the rest of the day while I’ve processed all you told me.
I’m so very glad to have chosen to have it now, with the process of regeneration happening as it is. I feel stronger and more aligned with what I’m working towards. And those feelings are so welcome!
Thank you a thousand times over Veronika. You’re so wonderful at what you do.
Very best wishes, Lisa
These amazing astrology sessions answered questions I didn’t know I needed to ask, filled holes I couldn’t reach, gave me a true understanding of myself.
Veronika Robinson’s wonderful depth of knowledge, calm and reassuring manner, and use of stories, music, and food awakened my senses, giving me an empathy for myself I had never allowed myself as a gift.
I am using the wisdom I gained constantly, to help with worries, fears and making future plans.
I had no idea what to expect in these sessions, or what I was seeking, but I am so thankful I gave them a go; truly life-changing, life-affirming and life-loving. Thank you, Veronika.
Our special unique words of love and our commitment to a lifetime together was carefully and beautifully pulled together with the skilful professional writing skills of Veronika, making this a real celebration of our love for each other.
Our little girl’s naming ceremony included dancing girls, and the threading of beads with a wish from all our friends and family as they were carefully threading on one by one.
Veronika created a personal and beautiful ceremony for us making our day unique and memorable, involving all our community of friends and family.
Our friends still say to us that this was the best and happiest wedding they have ever been to!
Thank you, Veronika
With love, John, Lindsay & Georgia
Having my chart read and explained by Veronika was truly unique and very insightful. Her way of explaining was clear, and helped me understand a lot about myself, but what surprised me was how accurate and in-depth it was. Veronika was patient, kind and nurturing when we discovered an old issue I had not fully dealt with, and she gave me time to explore these feelings as well as suggestions for a way forwards. The overall experience has opened many new doors for me and taught me to have better faith in myself and the Universe. However, it doesn’t end there. Veronika continues to offer support and can explain the changes that are upcoming in my life to equip me with the necessary tools to understand why certain life events are happening. I can’t recommend highly enough. Thank you, Veronika x
Christine Jackson, England
I got in touch with Veronika in 2015 after talking to a friend about my concerns with my son. He was going through some difficulties and I felt I didn’t understand him well enough at the time to support him through this. I also felt that I wanted to know and understand more about myself in relation to my business. I read up on what Veronika offers on her website and found it interesting. I was open-minded and keen to know more. When I got in touch, my initial thoughts were how kind and gentle Veronika sounded. Her tone was very calming and inclusive, yet she had purpose and focus and I felt in good hands, with someone professional. The sessions were through audio on Skype, recorded and sent to me by email. We had agreed to 10 half-hour sessions, the first one being about my son and the rest about me. The results from these sessions have been enlightening. Based on his chart, Veronika has helped me understand my son so much better than I did before, but also I now have reassurances about him whereas before I felt very concerned about his well-being. With regards to myself and my business, she offered me some great strategies and understanding around myself, and how to move myself forward. I feel that these sessions have given me the confidence and hope I needed to feel positive about myself and my business and also about my son’s well-being and future. As all sessions were recorded, I am able to listen back too, which has been really helpful. I would not hesitate to recommend Veronika support.
Antonia Lewis, UK
When I had my first astrology reading with Veronika, my daughter was much younger, and the time we spent together understanding her chart helped me parent with more kindness and understanding. It helped me really SEE her, and not CREATE her all the time. Since then, I have treated myself to a few more readings, and each one has left me feeling more confident and clear. I highly recommend an hour with Veronika.
Kirsty Dodds, South Africa
I wholeheartedly recommend an astrology reading from Veronika Robinson. It was a wonderful experience. I found it to be clear, concise, easy to understand, and very thorough.
Veronika’s knowledge was outstanding, and her delivery coherent, direct, but very compassionate. I was feeling very confused and bewildered but the reading got me in touch with my inner intuition and was spot on! I felt encouraged and truly guided as a result.
Claire Thompson, Ireland
I had an astrology reading with Veronika for myself and my daughter, and found both to be incredibly accurate and insightful. Rather than ‘predicting the future’ as we so often associate with astrology, Veronika focused on explaining aspects of our character, our ways of thinking and perceiving, and detailing where we will find our true strengths and passions. Through the reading I have come to understand myself more deeply, and similarly issues arising in my daughter’s reading helped me to understand where she was coming from and how things feel through her eyes. Of course this has given me much clarity and insight and helped in my parenting as I have come to understand both myself and my daughter more deeply.
Veronika delivers the reading over the phone so there are plenty of opportunities for clarifying, or further exploring issues as they arise. I found her to be friendly, clear and clearly passionate in explaining the detail and meaning of our charts and how these apply to our day to day lives
Clare Cooper, England
Veronika officiated a blessingway ceremony for me when I was pregnant with my only daughter in 2005. I had not heard of a blessingway ceremony before, and was blown away by its power and magic. From the seemingly simple act of naming our foremothers at the opening of the ceremony to the mother-nurturing acts, such as the other women picking local wild flowers and plaster-casting my tummy, the blessingway was full of energy and power which I felt set me up for a gentle and beautiful birth. I came away with amazing memories of the well-wishes of the other mothers and a string of beads to make these wishes more tangible in labour.
Veronika oversaw my blessingway ceremony with reverence and love. Being such an advocate for, and believer in, ecstatic birth makes her eminently suitable to officiate at blessingways. I could not recommend her ceremonies more highly as a means to honour your pregnancy and birth.
Siobhán Kramer, Ireland
Dear Veronika, how do I begin? How can I put into words the feelings inside my heart as I write my THANK YOU to you? Here goes!
I have known you some thirteen years, and have grown to love you, your husband, Paul, and family. We are so well blessed that our paths have crossed, and we have felt enlightened by your presence.
Always a listener, never judgmental, the calmness of your voice filled with such love and compassion upon taking the stand and leading us into the ceremony. The comforting way you delivered the eulogy — it touched so many people who joined with us to celebrate my dear Colin’s life. So many friends have telephoned to ask who you were, and how we found you, as they expressed how meaningfully you spoke to them, and how much it meant to them in their loss of a special friend.
It was a day to remember, by us all, of a man who lived honestly with such love for his wife, family and friends. You, in your unique style, paid homage to this with such emotion and truth, and I will treasure your tenderness for the rest of my life. I do hope you will be around when it’s my time to pass.
The Farewell, My Friends poem was a bonus of a find. As soon as I heard those words, when you first sent us a draft of your service, I knew it was Colin’s poem, epitomising his life so perfectly.
Thank you again, Veronika. Like I said words fail me!
Sylvia France, Bolton on Sands
When my daughter was about 2 years old, Veronika planned and officiated her naming ceremony, using our family input to personalise it. Once again, I found her understanding and delivery of ritual to be intuitive, meaningful and beautiful. The meaning of our daughter’s name, our wishes for her life, and the good wishes of the community were all woven into the ceremony, making it a moving and memorable ritual to ground her in our family and on the earth. Veronika facilitates the wishes of the families she officiates for with sensitivity and imbues her rituals with sincerity and meaning. Family and relationship are central to her life, and this really comes across in her celebrant work. I could not recommend her highly enough.
Siobhán Kramer, Ireland
Ok, so I’m starting to feel like a cheerleading team, but SERIOUSLY I just want to remind people what an INCREDIBLE resource we have in Veronika.
I’ve been feeling pretty terrible for a while now since I moved to England two years ago, birthed Tristan in less than ideal circumstances, and have been trying to sort out being a new mother and married in a new country. I finally came to the point where I felt I HAVE to do something. I read Mosaic… great inspiration. Then I saw the astrology readings on offer and decided now is the time; stop procrastinating.
I just finished my astrology reading a few minutes ago and am feeling completely transformed.
What it has done for me is to restore my missing confidence in my dreams and my ability to make them happen. Veronika’s style is very positive, looking at the aspects in their most beneficial way… “this challenge is here to help you shift more into your authentic you!” She refers to typical planetary energies in a more feminine way which immediately helped me shift a harsh, angry, critical Saturn into a firm, loving ancestral grandmother to hold my hand and keep me on my path.
Several times throughout the reading I found myself sighing deeply with relief, with comfort, with understanding, with tears. At the end of the reading I actually was able to say… “You SEE me!” and feel deep gratitude.
My husband is going to get a reading next, and then my son.
Then I think I may just have to do a counselling session with Veronika as well. There is such an incredible wealth of knowledge, understanding and experience in our Mother editor(s) and for all the challenges going on, I finally feel like, Ahhhh, there IS support out there; the kind of support that actually works for me and the way I am living my life and being a mum and wife.
Anyone feeling the need for support, or inspiration, I can recommend Veronika with all my heart.
I am glad that I treated myself to astrology sessions with Veronika and I fully recommend the Growing with Joy programme without hesitation.
In the past four years I have had two children, and 10 house moves. I am muddled, snappy and deeply tired. These weekly sessions have given me a clear sense of purpose and practical tools for dealing with recurring stressful situations.
Veronika knows her stuff, and she brings warmth, integrity and humour to her readings. I value her wisdom.
Lizzie W., France
Veronika’s reading of my children’s birth charts were beautifully detailed and inspiring. It has provided me with new insights on how I can best help my children to develop, particularly emotionally and spiritually. It has brought me back to the realisation that they are people in their own right on their own path with their own dreams, separate from mine.
Veronika is thoughtful, compassionate and so positive in the sharing of information. At the end of the session I felt as though I was viewing my children through new eyes.
It feels such a gift to have such insights about my children to help them on their path as they grow.
I feel Veronika got right to the heart of what I was feeling and dealing with personally, I cannot believe how accurate she was. I felt as though she was telling me my life as though she knew me.
Her consultation has helped me to realise the steps I need to take to make the shifts in my life to realise my own dreams and potential.
I feel profoundly empowered, thank you.
Thank you for my birthday astrology reading. It helped so much just when I needed it.
And thank you too for appearing in my dream as the Conscious Feminine. I can’t think of anyone else who embodies that energy as much as you.
Oh My God. I just cried. These podcasts are amazing & everything I needed, and this is everything I aspire to be. Very excited.
My astrology chart reading with Veronika was by far one of the most helpful I have ever had. Veronika is intuitive, insightful and thoughtful. Veronika suggests ways to overcome obstacles, release old patterns, and work towards the possibilities that are written in the stars, generously offering inspiring ideas that you can apply to your everyday life in a practical way. I felt like I not only had an astrological reading, but also a session with caring life coach who is committed to helping others become more of who they are meant to be.
Nicola Potts, England
Astrology reading with Veronika is well worth it. It is NOT naval gazing. It is not some computer print out as some use. This is genuine and only for you the individual. I have had it done for one of my children, and when I can I will have all my children done, as it has helped me enormously with parenting.
For me, on a personal level, I found it inspiring as it confirmed who I am, but it also opened up an awareness of new possibilities that I hadn’t considered: talents, skills, change in direction.
It can be challenging as, if you are working in the future, you cannot always see …but then (as in my case) events happened, and looking back on my notes they were spot on. It can also challenge preconceived ideas about yourself, and your life. If you have one done on a child of yours, it will open your eyes up enormously! You will have a greater understanding of why your child acts in certain ways, and how to parent her/him in a way that benefits both of you.
Veronika avoids vague statements.
So if you are stuck in life and you don’t know which direction to go, or your life is a bit of a mess, or you are having problems understanding your child, I recommend this as it will help you with direction, self esteem, and bring ideas to the table that you may not even have considered. And whilst you might not get a light bulb moment at the time, believe me it will come trickling in.
Go for it. It is gentle, non-invasive, but it is powerful in how it can help you enormously.