Tuesdays, January 22 and 29, 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!
Thursday, March 7, 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
Reclaiming Space for Women
Hosted by Jennie Kristel, REAT, APTT, RMT
and Corrine Mertz,MSW LICSW
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.
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.
RSVP to Jennie at 802-860-6203 or email: firstname.lastname@example.org
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.
Since 2003, Jennie has been teaching therapists in Asia how to use the expressive therapies, often combined with narrative ideas, to improve the lives of their clients. Now she has been invited to extend her work to Africa, and in the spring of 2018 she taught in Egypt and Kenya. Continue reading “Jennie’s Work in Africa and Asia”
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.
Learn More about Michael’s Work.
Learn More about our shared work with Couples, Families, and Persons facing serious illness.
We offer counseling for couples and families who find themselves embroiled in conflict or discouragement, or who are facing illness or hard times. Our work combines Narrative Therapy and the Expressive Arts Therapies so that we may best address the needs of the couples and families who consult with us. We focus on shared values, history, dreams, and aspirations as pathways to healing. As part of our work together, we may suggest a ritual or ceremony to mark an important life event or acknowledge an accomplishment or transition in your life together.