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.

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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”