It was God’s providence that guided me to ”happen” to find Penny. During our first session, Penny showed me, and I began to realize, that God made me the way I am for a purpose and that I wasn’t this broken and defective failure I believed I was. I had allowed the enemy to steal many things and began believing all his lies. After that first session, I had a hope that I hadn’t felt in a long time. Penny has truly been a Godsend. JP
I enjoyed my time of learning about myself in a new way that God made me unique and special instead of flawed to be fixed. My anxiety level dramatically dropped after one session. SH
The Temperament Therapy was 100% accurate and very helpful in determining my weaknesses and strengths. Thank you to Penny and her amazing ability to counsel through the anointing of God. SE
“I LOVE Crazified! Reading this morning, this is pure God stuff distilled into a great readable form. I am thinking of so many friends and folks who need to read this! Love how God is using you. And it is really helping me, I am so finding myself in that trap of falling back to eating habits over and over, less guilt and obsession but want to keep doing better and add the spinning plate of exercise…self control via the Holy Spirit… to stop adding so much onto my day that I can’t do the things I must do for my own health.” SB
This mini book is so powerful! It reminded me why i continue to give into my fears and fall into the same negative patterns again and again. It also gave me hope that i can see lasting change and fruit in my life, with practical tools to get me there. The scriptures at the end are particularly helpful! MW
Crazified was all me! I was an obsessive worrier. I did not know how to get off my cycle. The wisdom in scripture, and discovering “my lie” that I believed helped me to change the way I thought. Her ABC’s and But God Says are great also. SH
The Temperament Analysis Profile has made a big difference in my relationship with my mother. We both learned about each other’s temperament, and found out things we didn’t know about each other. We never knew that we both want to be hugged, because neither of us would let the other person know, so our needs were not being met. Now we are not hesitant to offer each other a hug, knowing that it will be received gratefully. It has helped both of us to feel more loved. JG
I was separated from my husband after finding out about his infidelity. It was my 2nd marriage with infidelity and I was devastated but I very much loved Christ and had a strong desire to please my Lord. Out of all the help I had received, endless conversations with friends, help from seasoned couples at my church, it was Penny Haynes that God used in a mighty way. In one session, she helped me to see that I was stuck in Gethsemane and needed to leave there and make my journey to the cross, to share in my Lord’s suffering of betrayal and to move into forgiveness by dying on the cross to unforgiveness. This was so profound of a concept in my journey and came at the perfect place in time. I had been praying for clarity and she was able to help move my heart and my feet in the right direction… Into the arms of my sweet and gracious Lord. PS
“I started attending a ladies’ step study through Celebrate Recovery that Penny was facilitating and went on to do another study with her as the facilitator and eventually my sponsor. From day one, she helped create an atmosphere of unconditional love and acceptance for me and every lady attending. I shared things I hadn’t shared before, and found myself able by God’s grace and the help of Penny and the other ladies in the group to obey God in several key areas of my life. As the weeks went on, I got more and more excited about attending the group and found myself less depressed and no longer isolating at home. I got much closer to God and developed several friendships.
Penny is extremely gifted, intuitive and loving. She offered such brilliant insights to me and others as I witnessed her in groups. She clearly loves people, loves what she does and is willing to lay her life down for the people in her life. She remains humble by always working on herself and being transparent about her continued spiritual and emotional growth and flaws. I never felt I was in my healing/recovery journey alone or that Penny was just a leader looking down from above.
Since my time with Penny in those groups I have been able to put into practice many of the things Penny taught me, with God’s help, and have continued to stay for the most part on the path of recovery.” MW
“I’ve known Penny since 1998, when I first attended World Harvest Church where she was involved in ministry. I attended several groups that she has led; i.e., Singles Ministry, Celebrate Recovery Small Group, Large Group, one on one bible study, and one on one ministry.Penny is always available, she will fit you into her schedule within a day or two, no questions asked. She listens to you and always counsels you based on the Holy Spirit’s leading and the Word of God. Penny has spoken things into my life that was confirmation of what the spirit had already revealed to me. I completely trust her. She always did this from the heart and not for any monetary gain. I could go to her with things most any Counselor, Christian or otherwise, would be shocked about and she always just led right into the conversation as if it were all normal… that is important when you feel you are broken and unworthy. I can definitely testify that counsel from her, on numerous occasions, has led to much-translated positivity in my life.” SE
Penny understands me, both as a client and as a person. I feel comfortable expressing myself with her, and felt an immediate relief from many of the issues I brought to her. I felt heard and validated. LT
Reading Penny Haynes' writings on codependency and ungodly responses to pain has helped me to go deeper in my healing from codependency and from verbal, financial and abandonment abuse. It's one thing to do a surface study of these issues, and another to dig deep and look for what is the source of pain, and figure out how to let God bring healing in.
When I heard her speak at our Celebrate Recovery, I knew instantly that we were talking about healing on a much deeper level. I get so many paradigm shifts when I read her writing or hear her speak -- it is just truth being brought to the light.
I urge anyone who is able to read her blogs and website to dig in and do the work. And if you are blessed to live close enough or skype with her in a study, you will not be disappointed. It hurts, but it hurts good. SB
Penny truly has a gift to understand my God-given personality and help me where I struggle. She encourages me to continue in the healing process that God wants for my personal healing and freedom. She assessed my temperament right away and I have already realized why I have the patterns I do. Now there is a reason to change the behaviors that have been holding me captive so long. CM
Thank you so much for ministering in this area. It is because of your website and this group that I got out of the lowest point in my life. I am truly grateful. May God bless you in all you do. SH
In just the first session, I’m understanding myself better. No one teaches these things. There is no course that teaches why you act or how you act. Everybody needs to know who they are and why they need to do this or that to feel good about their self. CP
Penny I want to thank you for your website and Ministry. What had taken me years to accumulate, you pulled out by the roots and showed me what the real problems were really all about in just one session. I will forever be grateful that Dr. Mauldin referred me to you. I look so forward to being totally healed and become the Woman God intended me to become. LL
I have had 2 sessions with Penny. I tried counseling several times over the last several years. My Drs. prescribed meds and more therapy. The anxiety and depression along with the stress level in my life was unbearable. I had just about given up. Nothing was going to work. I knew it.
My husband sent me a link to Penny’s site. For 30 days I thought about it convinced this would be another waste of my time. But I knew I had nothing left. No where to go. I prayed and made my appointment.
In the first 15 minutes I was breathing easier. In one hour I saw some things in a completely different light. She opened with prayer and ended in prayer. I felt lifted up.
For the first time in a long time my life felt better. I could actually see things in a more positive light. I did my homework and my life changed for the better.
As I continued praying and working on my issues more things kept beating me down. I knew that it was oppression. Someone was taking me down with bad memories and self worth issues. I attended Penny’s webinar on shame. This session gave me insight to some of my self worth issues. I found some more ground I was gaining.
I reviewed an e book Penny let me read and I clearly saw how my past was tangling up and tying me down. It had a choke hold on me. I arranged another session with Penny and we started unraveling the spider web that had me trapped.
I am sure that as I continue to do my homework and apply the tools Penny has shared with me I will continue to overcome these struggles. I cannot thank Penny enough and I am grateful God put her in my life. I would never have believed this possible. I highly encourage anyone that has tried it all to pray and open themselves for Penny’s help.
It was the first time I felt I truly understood what was going on within myself. I wasn’t able to change immediately but I know that I trust God has me in this and this is a huge step in my recovery!!! I am beyond grateful for this workshop and the lessons and the sharing. It was only week 1 and my internal life has been greatly impacted!! KL
I wanted to let you know how helpful our session was last Saturday. I've been using the principles and it's working! I've been into work for meetings and felt totally different. My mind is working better and my depression is lifting! Praise God! RD
What I’ve been doing has really transformed my thinking and the way I’m able to work my business!! I’m so excited I had to stop and share with you. I’ve been talking to myself like you told me to do until that little, scared girl is almost mute at this point. I’m doing bold things and encouraging others to start thinking the same way and it’s changing their lives too!
The main thing God is teaching me is “just do it scared! You don’t have to wait until you FEEL like doing something” AG
I appreciate how you want to get to the root problems quickly instead of trying to drag it over many sessions. Your tools are simple, easy to understand and precise! You hold the individual accountable to really address the problem and or life events from childhood which have affected a person's entire adult life. Tools and solutions that help you to release, forgive and find peace within ones self.
I just used the technique you taught me. I started to think about when something happened to me and I immediately started the exercise. It was amazing !!!!! Thank you so much, thank God for you, and thank Mr. Bishop for recommending you to me. Again thank you!! You're helping me have hope for the future.
From the very first session with Penny, my spouse and I have been able to unpack so much in such a short amount of time. Penny is so attentive to our needs, she really takes the time to really work through our problems with patience, understanding, and humor, putting us at ease. She is not just another counselor, she really cares and is guided by the Holy Spirit to make this world a better place. Penny has been an answer to prayer for us, and has helped us immensely. Our sessions with Penny are the highlight of my week, I can’t wait to see what else I will find out about myself and my relationships with others.