Zoom Equinox Gathering

Please join us to acknowledge the turning year!
As we approach the autumn equinox we pause to reflect on the gifts of the harvest and our journey from summer into winter. In this time of so much uncertainty we also remember to breathe, gather in community, and return to balance, if only for a moment.
Equinox Gathering
Tuesday, September 22nd, 7:30-8:30 pm Eastern Time.
We will open the altar, offer gratitude to the spirits for the harvest, and meditate briefly together as we remember to bring ourselves back into balance. Then we will have space just to be in conversation together. We invite you to create your own mesa for the gathering. As always, please feel free to share this e-mail with others.
Please let us know if you would like us to send you a Zoom link for the gathering. As always, feel free to join for part or all of the hour.
E-mail us at journeyworksvt@hotmail.com
Warmly,
Jennie and Michael

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The Listening Hour

Dear Friends!!

I hope you are safe and well in this unprecedented and strange time. In the last few weeks, along with all of you, I have been mulling over the current coronavirus and its impact around the world. In this process, one of my mentors, Jonathan Fox, developed a project for  a way for people to share stories through a virtual platform and  connect those who may be stuck at home. It is called the Listening Hour.  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 by simply sharing our stories. Continue reading “The Listening Hour”

New Group: Arts for Our Times

In these next few days/months  we are in unprecedented times. Many of us are doing things in ways we haven’t done before.  We are developing an online arts/meditation based healing  group to offer support, create a community and supports our ability to use the arts to move  from fear to having agency.

Is this something that you would be interested in?

If this is something you would like please email  or call us to register.  I envision meeting for an hour, to check in, make art (including music, movement, visual art and poetry) and then a sharing. We will work on a Zoom platform.

 
 Now is the time for us to become connected. While we need to have physical distancing, we need to have and be socially connected.We are all in this together and my hope is that we can create a community of support,for each other emotionally, and support us to find ways to use this time creatively revsioning our lives and our world.
 

I am setting the time for an introductory session for this Thursday, March 19 at 10am EST. I will send you a link when you register. You will need a computer or device for the Zoom platform.  Please let me know if you are interested.  Each session By sliding scale. Sessions will be weekly based on when is best for the group. Please let me know if you have specific needs and good times that can help us plan. Call Jennie at 774-202-4646, or email me at jkrstel61@hotmail.com

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Coronovirus Update

We anticipate that for the next several weeks we will be working from home.

We continue to provide psychotherapy, Reiki, and shamanic counseling and aid. All of these modalities can be effectively delivered at a distance, and we are available to meet with you via teleconference or phone. We offer a sliding fee scale for services not covered by insurance. (At this time most insurance companies cover teletherapy but do not cover telephone based therapy.)

We are collectively going through a very difficult time. There is much fear, confusion, and panic, and many are feeling increasing financial distress. We encourage you to stay in touch with friends and family, to care for yourself and others, and to remember that pandemics inevitably pass.

In this time of Earth changes, virus, and financial insecurity, we encourage you to ask for the support and aid you need. If you are able, spend time in the garden, enjoy the sunshine (15 minutes boosts mood and the immune system), and write, make art, music, dance, and theatre. Then show us what you are making! and share it with others online!

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.

In Vermont:

In-Office arts and story focused psychotherapy a few days per month (weather permitting)

Teletherapy

Reiki

Shamanic Aid

Organizational Leadership

Classes and Workshops.

In Dartmouth, Massachusetts:

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

In both locations we provide support and training for persons and groups engaged in the arts, community building, social change, and the environment, as well as training in Reiki.

We provide 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.

What Others Say About Working With Us

Jennie Kristel is an incredible trainer and healer. Over the last two years, Jennie has visited my theatre group ‘The Actors Collective’ thrice and helped us become more authentic in our Playback Theatre journey. Her repertoire of skills is vast and encompasses multiple forms and approaches which makes her an extremely useful resource. Over her last three visits, Jennie has conducted diverse workshops on strengthening our practice, using puppetry in our work, introducing the symbolism of dreams, psychodrama, developing conducting skills and overall guidance. More than a great trainer, Jennie facilitates tremendous amount of emotional breakthroughs in the participants. This, I have personally observed. Her dedication, clarity of thought, innovativeness and deep sensitivity to fellow participants; make her a very rare kind of teacher and guide. I have seen my group and me personally grow tremendously under Jennie’s coaching. I am delighted that Jennie is our chief mentor and know that under guidance my group will only grow further. Continue reading “What Others Say About Working With Us”

Reiki and Shamanic Counseling

Jennie offers Reiki, which seeks to bringing universal life energy to the aid of the client, who lies or sits, fully clothed.  As a Reiki Master, Jennie gently moves and directs universal energy, clears unwanted or unhealthy energy from the client, and encourages profound relaxation and comfort. Continue reading “Reiki and Shamanic Counseling”

Honoring the Stories We live

At JourneyWorks we recognize that stories are central to life. We understand that the stories we are told, and those we tell ourselves and others, shape our understanding of the lives we lead.

We know that many stories are sacred and must be honored and approached with reverence. Such stories guide us as we live our lives. They nurture us, aid us as we seek to make sense of our life path, offer hope and solace, and support us in developing relationship with that which is larger than ourselves.

We will work with you as you explore the stories that shape and enrich you, and support you as you seek to find the stories that can guide you in living your preferred way of living.

Building Community

Deep healing happens with the support of community. We encourage community by offering classes, workshops, and groups in the Expressive  Arts Therapies, the Arts, Reiki, and Shamanic Healing. We acknowledge the turning  of the year, and our relationship to the Earth, by offering seasonal gatherings and ceremony. On occasion we work with community partners to create opportunities for the community to meet visiting artists and healers, or to address community concerns.