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.

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”

Expressive Arts Therapy Supervision

Expressive Arts Therapy Supervision

Facilitated by Jennie Kristel, MA, REAT, APTT

6 Month online group (meeting 1 time per month)

Meetings will be via Zoom platform

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 wanting group hours toward this.

Expressive arts therapy supervision is a relation and arts based dialogue to support reflective, cooperative facilitation process to provide ethical and professional guidance with the goals of developing and strengthening sound expressive arts therapy practices.

We will, over 6 months, explore the foundational practices of using the expressive arts in therapy, singular arts compared to intermodal, or superimpositionally using the arts, in and as therapy, explore the architecture of a session, transference and counter transference 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 enters the work. It is encouraged for you to have outside support if needed.

Continue reading “Expressive Arts Therapy Supervision”

ASGPP 2022

We presented twice at this year’s American Society of Group Psychotherapy and Psychodrama Conference in early April.

We facilitated the “Diversity Forum,” one of the keystone events at the conference. The forum is an opportunity for the membership of ASGPP to take a deep look at ways we may move foreword towards a truly diverse and equitable organization.

We also presented an experiential workshop about using toy theatre and puppetry to address the impacts of social forces on the lives of those most harmed.