About Our Work

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At JourneyWorks we welcome clients irrespective of their race, class, ethnicity, sexual/gender orientation, or socioeconomic status.

We are committed to supporting individuals, families, and communities as we collectively navigate the immense challenges we all face in these times of personal and Earth Changes.  We often work together when seeing couples and families.

We offer:

Expressive Arts based Therapy, Coaching and Facilitation for individuals, couples, and groups

Shamanic aid, including work with the Ancestors and spirits, and help with spiritual emergencies , and Ceremony

Reiki sessions and teaching

Aid for individuals, couples, and families, and for persons facing challenges created by trauma, illness, or disability.

Organizational Leadership

Support and training for persons and groups engaged in the arts, community building, social change, and the environment, as well as training in Reiki.

Consultation and support to organizations seeking to foster community.

Learn More About Jennie’s work.

Learn More about Michael’s Work.

Learn More about our shared work with Couples, Families, and Persons facing serious illness.

Playback Theatre: 

Storytelling in Action

A Playback Theatre enactment

Saturday, October 29 

Time: 1-4:30 pm 

Place: The Co+Creative Center 

Union Street,  

New Bedford, MA.

Join us for a 3-hour skill-building Introduction to Playback Theatre 

devoted to enhancing our creativity and play as we form a  

community of storytellers in action. Using Playback Theatre as the core, participants will learn

how to use applied theatre to transform personal stories told by workshop participants into spontaneous theatre pieces using movement, ritual, music, and spoken improvisation.

Participants will share their stories and learn to bring these stories to life and learn the applications and settings for Playback Theatre. 

Stories are how we understand our world, who we are, where we have come from, and what we may have come through. These moments of our lives can be touchstones, full of power and significance. They are the glue that holds families, communities, and cultures together. In the last 3 years, we have been tested by the pandemic and political strife. This is a time of sharing and  

coming together to play, engage and share our stories.  Using this form of theatre develops intuition, insight, creativity, empathy, and effective communication skills and is used in many  

settings. This workshop is recommended for adults 16 and over: no theatre experience is needed. Please wear loose clothing.  Masks required. PRE- REGISTRATION REQUIRED  

Click to Register: 

          Or: Contact: Jennie Kristel at 802-373-5030 

Email: jkristel61@gmail.com 

                                     Cost:-$40.00$65.00 (No one is turned away to lack of funds)

Playback Theatre : Creative Arts in Community Conference, Albany, NY
Learning the art of Playback Theatre, Salatiga University, Salatiga, Indonesia

Listening Hours-Schedule

Join us for the Listening Hour! A way to pause and take a breath and a way to connect with others through sharing stories.  It is a way for us to share our personal stories in a nonjudgmental way. The experience is designed to be enjoyable and give us some positive energy for our day. The Listening Hours are still a rich way of experiencing the world. Continue reading “Listening Hours-Schedule”

Expressive Arts Therapy Supervision

Expressive Arts Therapy Supervision

Facilitated by Jennie Kristel, MA, REAT, APTT

Meetings will be via Zoom platform

5 Month online group (meeting 2 times per month)

This will be 20 hours of supervision.

This supervision group will meet monthly via Zoom for therapists who are interested in pursuing the REAT credential through the International Expressive Arts Therapy Association (IEATA) and are looking to gain group hours toward this.

I work as a supervisor in a relational and arts-based dialogue to support a reflective, cooperative facilitation process that provides ethical and professional guidance with the goals of developing and strengthening sound expressive arts therapy practices.

We will, over 5 months, explore the foundational practices of using the expressive arts in therapy, singular arts compared to intermodal, or superimposition using the arts, in and as therapy, explore the architecture of a session, transference and countertransference issues, ethical dilemmas, case studies, and most importantly, questions that you have both individually and as a group. How do we bring the arts online, and issues stemming from our work and lives during the pandemic will also be explored.

 Using the arts as a point of inquiry, we will use the arts as well as dialogue to explore our questions and aesthetic responses to the material.

While supervision is not therapy, we will be exploring how our personal selves enter the work. It is encouraged for you to have outside support if needed.


September 2022-January 2023

Meeting on Wednesday mornings 10 am-12 am EST Beginning September 7-January 18, 2023

  • September 7, 2022
  • September 21
  • October 12
  • October19
  • November 2
  • November 16
  • November 30
  • December 7
  • January 4, 2023
  • January 18

What is needed?

  • Some art supplies, scarves, objects clean recyclables,
  • Musical instruments (can be handmade from recyclables!)
  • Props
  • A quiet and confidential space to work in.
  • A good internet/wifi and computer.

Cost: 450.00-$675.00 (sliding scale)

To Register:  Please fill out the Registration form