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.

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

Help for Couples and Families

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.

Reiki and Shamanic Healing

Jennie and Michael approach spiritual healing and energy work from differing, yet compatible, traditions.

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

Honoring the Stories We live

Life_WalkAt 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 your life, and we will support you as you seek to find those stories that can guide you n healing.

Building Community

At  JourneyWorks we understand that 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 to work with visiting artists and healers, or to address community concerns.

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”