Andrew Senior

Target Pharma Marketing Inc.

“In total it takes a couple of hours to cover the entire workbook and visualization exercises, and is more easily accomplished broken into a few shorter session. For a culture used to immediate gratification, taking an Advil for pain, a couple of hours may seem a little long. For someone who has experienced pain for years, and is facing a lifetime of the same, a few hours spent learning how to control pain utilizing the power of the mind – a few hours is a small investment. The exercises can then be repeated as required.

The skeptics and scientists will ask for the clinical data to support the program. I for one was one of them until I put in a best effort and an open mind. The result was pain relief from a back injury that had bothered me for 6 years. It is known that visualization is extremely powerful. For example, every professional athlete utilizes visualization for preparation and practice. Ski racers “see the course in their mind before they race”, professional golfers “see the shot in their mind” before they swing the club, and basketball players “see the free throw” before they reach the line. For pain relief several examples were cited earlier of the power of the mind in controlling pain, so it is no surprise that this program holds the potential to help those who put in a concerted effort.”

Jean Oostrom

“The first time I talked to Andrew Macwha about The Will to Heal Technique I was definitely sceptical. The journey to recovery from a brain injury over 15 years had been filled with a desire to reach a level of recovery that allowed my brain to function better. The Will to Heal Technique actually talked about my brain and how it functions. The complete package of the book, CD’s and professional illustrations allowed my brain to absorb the information like no other “healing modality” on my recovery path.

People with brain injuries may struggle to find the ‘right system’ for recovery from their brain injury. The ‘gentle’ approach to healing that is written in this book can provide a place where the ‘brain injured person can take a breath’ and ‘not work so hard at recovery’ and ‘still see results’. The Will to Heal Technique provides a ‘sensory’ recovery option that can be different from other recovery options that can be more ‘clinical’.

The people who care for people with brain injuries can use The Will to Heal Technique to also ‘take a breath’, ‘and not work so hard at recovery’ and help their brain injured person to Learn to Live With Their New Brain.

The Will to Heal Technique is available at You can read about how Elise Walmsley-Macwha & Andrew Macwha have developed their very own recovery technique not only for people with brain injuries but people who are struggling day to day to establish a ‘sustainable’ level of health in our modern world.

If you have a brain injury or you care caring for someone with a brain injury The Will to Heal Technique can provide a new direction on your personal recovery path. The key to the success of any recovery program is ‘practice’ and ‘patience’ and The Will To Heal Technique provides a healing experience that if ‘practiced with patience’ could make a difference.

To the Brain Injured Person: The Will to Heal Technique could provide the missing piece on your personal recovery path.

To the Caregivers of the Brain Injured Person: The Will to Heal Technique could provide some insight into how your brain is functioning so that you can help your brain injured person.

Jean Oostrom lives in Springwater Township has lived with a brain injury since 1997 and has created a where people with brain injuries and their caregivers can find answers.”

Lisa Jordan-Crain

“The will to heal has changed my life! Doctors have told me nothing will help my rare painful neurological disorder. They told me the only thing I can do is take narcotics. After listening to the cd,for the first time in 12yrs, I felt no pain in my face!! I learned that there is something I can do! I can feel free,I can feel good,I can do anything. The Will to Heal not only gave me hope but changed my whole outlook on life! I’m forever grateful to the authors. Now there is a technique, so know one should ever have to suffer again. Thank you, thank you for changing my life.”

James R. Bell, MD, AAFP, ABHM (American Board of Holistic Medicine)

Family Physician

“The Will to Heal Technique is an excellent resource for physicians and patients in their quest for pain relief. Developed by Andrew MacWha and Elise Walmsley-MacWha, it offers easy-to-understand explanations of some of the anatomy and functions of our brain, mind, and body, combined with guided visualizations, to allow a very functional and practical addition to our pain control resources.

I am a semi-retired family physician who practiced traditional allopathic medicine for 40 years. I have always suggested to my soon-to-retire patients that they retire TO something, not just FROM their vocations. Accordingly, after 40 years of practice I retired ‘to’ counseling, which involves psychotherapy. One of the major things I stress is that your thoughts create your reality, both physical and mental. Andrew and Elise have given us a wonderful way to accomplish this. Employing excellent pictures and verbal explanations, they lead us along the path of understanding that our thoughts really do determine our experiences or reality.

In my experience, when I have used the words ‘meditate’ or ‘visualize’, some patients seem to develop very heavy eyelids and seem to lose their focus. This technique beautifully sidesteps this tendency by leading one step by step into effectively experiencing these states before one has the temptation of judging before the experience.

It is my opinion that using the Will to Heal Technique can be quite effective in treating the pain of anxiety and depression as well as treating physical pain. This is an excellent tool, which can be suggested by the physician for the patients to employ at their own speed and in their homes. I found that listening more than once to the cd’s afforded very good understanding of the concepts.

I would heartily recommend this for any patients who desire to be active participants in their pain management. It does require some self-discipline in focusing on the concepts, but this is a definite ‘plus’ for anyone who is curious about the ‘nuts and bolts’ of thoughts per se, whether those thoughts involve pain perceptions or other unpleasant experiences.

Thanks, you two, for a very practical and effective contribution to the understanding of thoughts and self-realization through this excellent technique.”

Lorri Watson

Mind Body and Soul

“I’m delighted that Andrew and Elise have put their knowledge together in such an easy to read interactive book. The Will to Heal is full of techniques and tips presented in their simplest form. The illustrations of the brain and how it works are so easy to follow.

The Will to Heal has enabled me to become aware of what is going on in my mind… recognize that I can choose my thoughts and change my feelings!

The Will to Heal has taught me how to help myself become pain free… I call it decoding and re-patterning. I know my old patterns are going to take time to change, but the Will To Heal has enabled me to become aware – and that is the key! Thank you!”

Shelley Divall

Solutions Plus

“The Will to Heal helped me to develop an extraordinary connection between my thoughts, emotions and my body. I was able to learn and understand how chemical messengers are activated and how I can use them to control my pain. The calmness that I felt during the visual processes was addictive and they helped me relieve my pain for extended periods of time. The Will to Heal is a very empowering program!”

Michael Mendizza

Founder, Touch the Future

“It is well known or should be that some yogi’s exercise profound control over their physical bodies, melting snow with meditation in the Himalayas, walking on fire and not being burned, using telepathy to communicate instantly at long distances. Much of the training for these and other capacities including altering body temperature and being operating without anesthesia, a dramatic form of pain relief, begins with visualization.

Energy flows where attention goes. The key is to develop the capacity to focus one’s complete attention for more than a fleeting second or two. A Guided Workbook to Relieve Pain helps to develop this capacity by focusing on the mind-body connection, helping you see and feel what is taking place in the body and how your conscious attention can help bring about the changes you need, right now. Beautifully conceived, researched and illustrated. Three cheers.”

Kent Osborne

Executive Coach

“People such as Deepak Chopra, Andrew Weil, and Carolyn Myss have been telling us for decades that the human mind has the power to heal the body. They recount stories about miraculous recoveries, and they promise that imagining wellness brings healing into our lives. But they never really tell us how to do it.  The Will to Heal Technique picks up where the gurus leave off. It reveals, in depth and detail, precisely what you must picture in your mind to foster a transformation from ill health to vibrant well-being.  The technique is more than a breakthrough in the way we involve ourselves in our own healing.  It’s a gift we will want to share with anyone compromised by pain or threatened by serious illness. I’ve already passed my copy to a friend recovering from colon surgery.”

Robin S.


“I find The Will to Heal Technique offers a fresh, new, and empowering approach to pain. The hand-drawn visuals sync easily with the narrative for an experience that you can do in the comfort of your own space. I look forward to the next product release!”

Leslie Bowness

“Dear Elise and Andrew, I want to thank-you, so much, for sharing A Guided Workbook to Relieve Pain, with us.

When Larry was diagnosed with lung cancer it was a complete surprise and shock, as I’m sure these diagnoses are to everyone who gets them. Of course the pain part of cancer is one of the most worrisome parts and a person wants to control it however they can. We have listened to the CDs together and I want to pass on, from both of us, what a great thing this has been for us. You have put together something that I’m sure will help any and all who take the time to listen and learn.

I think that we all know that somehow our thoughts can, to a large degree, control our pain, but it’s hard to know exactly how to do that. Your book and CDs take the mystery out of it and show, ever so simply, how to relax and block the pain. Not only does it tell how to do it, but it guides you there. It’s a great tool and was a big help – to both of us.

I have recommended your book to several of my friends and will continue to do so, as I truly believe it helps!

Thank-you again, and Good Luck with this great tool you’ve developed! I know that once this first book gets out on the market it will be a big success and I’m sure there will be a call for future books.

Leslie Bowness”