SWAN Day Annual Performances – Oregon Contemporary Theatre
I first started working with Nancy in 2003. I had been diagnosed with bipolar disorder several years previously, and I was having a hell of a time figuring out how to go forward. Nancy was amazingly helpful, supportive, and incredibly patient during this period of our association. When we terminated the therapeutic relationship at an appropriate point, we parted on loving terms. I called Nancy again in 2010, after a terrifying PTSD flashback of a violent suicide attempt two years previously. …
Nancy’s CDs are popular titles…..they sell well!
A large chain bookstore(whose corporate policy does not allow endorsements!)Eugene, OR
Guest director Peter Anthony created a revision of this Shakespearean masterpiece that allowed the author’s revision and passion to emerge through the original eloquent dialogue…one change that made this production so enjoyable for the audience was the continual stage presence of the three witches who open the play. Sheila San Nicholas, Nancy Hopps, and Gwyneth Moss Bregdon wowed the audience with dynamic weirdness and aerobic dances throughout the performance, often with mime, sometimes with mi…
The performance of “We Are Neighbors” was really well received…Many students talked about how moving the performance was…several were moved to tears. We unanimously agreed as a [diversity] committee to host it again next year.
Diane Del Guercio, Professor of Finance, UO
People come in with a lot of fear – fear of the unknown, fear of pain, just being afraid because they have cancer. Nancy does a fabulous job of preparing patients for what will happen here and of equipping them with relaxing images and coping skills. Tools like this absolutely make a difference in helping patients get the most from treatment.
Julie Gemmel, M.D.Radiation Oncologist, Willamette Valley Cancer Care Center
Nancy’s yoga+ classes are the best thing I’ve done for my forty-year-old body. The fact that I can count on two evenings a week of motivational deep breathing and muscle stretching and toning is key to ensuring I have a productive work week. Getting old is way easier having Nancy Hopps in my life. We are very fortunate to have her in the neighborhood!
I have received many Wows! Such a dynamic way that your [“We Are Neighbors”] troupe presents the humanity of immigration—very powerful and humbling. Keep up the good work! Amazing!
Jan Smith, UO Knight Library
Your very professionally-done CDs have helped so many of our patients – specifically I’m thinking of one of our head and neck cancer patients – your Radiation CD really helped him get through a series of rigorous radiation treatments. He was claustrophobic and worked diligently with your CD’s every day to manage his anxieties on the treatment table. Thanks for all you do!
Gretchen Matsuoka, M.Ed.Oncology Social Worker
Nancy Hopps’ recordings are a must if you’re serious about relaxing, healing, and affirming your inner being. They are unique and beautifully done.
Magical Blend Magazine
I decided to try EDGU as it was one of the few things offered at the YMCA at a time I could attend before going to work. That was well over a year ago and it is now one of the bright points in my week. Combining exercise and visualization I find it stimulating and relaxing at the same time. I particularly love that I can do it with eyes closed while Nancy’s supportive voice guides the way. I enjoy just following along to the visualization as Nancy speaks it in class and have not committed it to …