Gathering: Claiming Space for Women

Claiming Space for Women
Wednesday, November 14, 2018
6:30 PM – 9 PMat
JourneyWorks
1205 North Ave, Burlington, Vermont 05408
Hosted by Jennie Kristel, REAT, APTT, RMT
It is not easy to be a woman in our country or world right now, and if you are a woman who carries other marginalized identities existing becomes even more layered and complicated. We are creating a space for women of many identities to claim and hold space together. As women, we do not want to stand by and watch but instead take action: Come together and RAISE and hear our voices come together. No one should feel like they’re going through grief, anger, resentment, or silence alone. If you are finding yourself disheartened, grieving, or coping with the current state of our world or your own personal world, and needing to hold space for these complex feelings with other women we hope you will consider joining us. Our time together will incorporate using our voices, sound, visual art, journaling and movement, to imagine and bring forth our strength and our voices. We understand the history of women’s spaces being marginalizing to women who carry many other marginalized identities and we aim to create an intersectional space that allows all women’s identities to be present and valued. We do not claim to be experts in intersectionality but aim to create a space that values everyone equally and with confidentiality so we simply can be who we are and where we are right now while perhaps offering a way to be less alone and to remember that we do Matter.
Zoom video conference option is available!! If you are interested in attending via Zoom, please PM us and we will send you a link.
Suggested donation is $10.00USD
Led by Jennie Kristel, MA, REAT, APTT is an expressive therapist in private practice (www.journeyworksvt.com) She is an adjunct professor, Registered Reiki Master, and an accredited Playback Theatre trainer. Jennie has worked as an instructor for VSAVT teaching Playback Theatre and art to adults with disabilities. She is an international trainer of Playback Theatre and Expressive Arts Therapy and adjunct faculty at Lesley University. She co-edited the book, “Using Art Therapy in Diverse Populations: Crossing Cultures and Abilities,”and published articles ranging on topics on using the arts in community,postpartum care and understanding Grief using the arts.
Corrine Mertz,MSW LICSW
Please bring a blank paged journal to write or draw in. All other materials are supplied
Light refreshments offered.
$15.00 Suggested donation. No one is turned away for lack of funds.
Wednesday November 14, 2018
JourneyWorks
1205 North Avenue
Burlington, VT 05408
RSVP to Jennie at 802-860-6203 or email: jkristel61@hotmail.com

Fall Calendar 2018

Welcome to our Autumn Calendar! In addition to our local events, workshops, and training, we will be teaching in NYC and Jennie will be teaching in Boston, both in October.

 

Reiki Share
Thursdays, September 20, October 20; November, TBA , 6:30-9pm
Led by Jennie

This is a wonderful way to share Reiki, both for Self and others, by giving and receiving Reiki from each other. Learn from others how they are using Reiki, and have a place to rest and be rejuvenated. End by sending energy out to the world and to those who request energy but are not able to come. Light refreshments will be offered. Feel free to invite other Reiki practitioners that you know! If you are unable to come but would like for the group to send energy to you, please let me know. Feel free to invite friends. All levels of Reiki are invited. RSVPs please.  Free

 

Reiki Clinic

Tuesdays 3-5:30 pm

JourneyWorks offers  a weekly Reiki Clinic from 3-5:30pm. Come in for a 30 minute session. Whether you are new to Reiki or looking for a weekly “tune-up” to support your well-being, you are welcome. Reiki is a healing and meditation practice that facilitates healing on the physical, emotional and spiritual levels. With Jennie Kristel, Jackie Pichette and other invited Reiki practitioners. Reservations necessary: $10-$30.00. Sliding scale. Great for a gift certificate idea. www.journeyworksvt.com 802-860-6203 You won’t regret it!

 

Day of the Dead Gathering and Ancestors Ceremony

Friday, November 2, 6:45-9 pm

Led by Jennie and Michael

Our annual Ceremony of Remembrance for the Ancestors, and for all loved ones who have passed. Spirits who are not remembered or acknowledged can feed on the living. This is particularly true for spirits who died as a result of trauma. One way to understand the state of our country and the world is that we have cut ourselves off from the spirits and Ancestors, and being hungry, they are feeding on us.As part of the ceremony we will ask for healing for any spirit that is suffering and for anyone present who wishes healing. Bring photos, stories, and vegetarian food or drink your Ancestors and loved ones would have loved. You may place these on the altar. Flowers are also welcome. The ceremony will be at our home and begin at 7 p.m.

A potluck follows the ceremony and story-sharing.   Free. RSVP , “Yeses”,  please so we can plan. Contact us for directions. 860-6203. journeyworks@hotmail.com

 

Embodying Mind-Body Leadership with Linda Marks,MSM

December 1, 2018

Time: 9:00am-5:00pm; Bishop Booth Conference Center

Embodying mind-body leadership is a way of life.  As we become more emotionally embodied, and cultivate intentional presence of mind, body, Hara and heart with our practice,whether it be in energywork or mental health we naturally become integrated mind-body leaders.  What we embody creates an energy field that holds everyone around us.  Incorporating mind-body meditation, grounding exercises, group discussion and a wonderful mind-body tool called the Inner Board of Directors, we will explore how to stay grounded and connected with the flow of life, including challenging situations requiring us to embody leadership skills.  We will also reflect on what’s in the way of embodying our leadership right now, and how to move through these barriers so we can become more emotionally embodied, maintain an intentional presence and be the leaders we can be.

Winter Solstice Gathering and Fire Ceremony

Friday, December 14; 6:30-9:00 pm

Led by Jennie and Michael

We gather around the hearth at our home to Celebrate the Winter Solstice, and acknowledge the turning year. Join us for stories, socializing, and a fire ceremony as we express our gratitude to Father Sun and Grandfather Fire. Bring vegetarian food or drink to share, and perhaps a small item you wish to give to the Fire or an Ancestor. RSVP, “Yeses”, are greatly appreciated so we can plan. Contact us for directions. 860-6203. journeyworks@hotmail.com
Free!

 

October at JourneyWorks

 

Reiki Share
Thursdays,  October 18, 6:30-9pm
Led by Jennie

This is a wonderful way to share Reiki, both for Self and others, by giving and receiving Reiki from each other. Learn from others how they are using Reiki, and have a place to rest and be rejuvenated. End by sending energy out to the world and to those who request energy but are not able to come. Light refreshments will be offered. Feel free to invite other Reiki practitioners that you know! If you are unable to come but would like for the group to send energy to you, please let me know. Feel free to invite friends. All levels of Reiki are invited. RSVPs please.  Free

 

Reiki Clinic

Tuesdays 3-5:30 pm

JourneyWorks offers  a weekly Reiki Clinic from 3-5:30pm. Come in for a 30 minute session. Whether you are new to Reiki or looking for a weekly “tune-up” to support your well-being, you are welcome. Reiki is a healing and meditation practice that facilitates healing on the physical, emotional and spiritual levels. With Jennie Kristel, Jackie Pichette and other invited Reiki practitioners. Reservations necessary: $10-$30.00. Sliding scale. Great for a gift certificate idea. www.journeyworksvt.com 802-860-6203 You won’t regret it!

 

The Arts: Pathways to Healing

Drawing, painting, sculpture, dance, movement, theatre, puppetry, photography, and music are all potent pathways to healing.They provide a safe way of telling one’s story, conversing with differing parts of ourselves, working with a dreams, and engaging the numinous to build resources and resiliency.  They can also increase physical, spiritual, and emotional health, while fostering learning and the development of new skills.

Jennie is an Expressive Arts Therapist and can help you address a range of symptoms including, but not limited to, reducing pain, anxiety, and tension. She uses a broad range of arts, including theatre techniques such as psychodrama and Playback theatre, to help clients clarify issues and chart new directions for health and healing. While commonly used for personal growth, the Expressive Arts Therapies can also be applied to organizations and work teams. Please contact Jennie for more information on this.

Michael, formerly the art therapist at the hospital, is trained as a visual and theatre artist, counselor, and shaman, and encourages clients to explore the arts as powerful tools for healing.

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 offer Reiki, Shamanic Healing, and Expressive Arts and Narrative therapy, as well as opportunities to learn skills in these healing arts. Jennie’s work is firmly grounded in Reiki and the Expressive Arts Therapies, while Michael draws on his family’s knowing and experience, the wisdom of his shamanic teachers, and Narrative Therapy. We often work together when seeing couples and families.

Learn More About Jennie’s work.

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