hi, i'm jen
For as long as I can remember I have been seeking ways to be with and release my grief. The search for holistic healing modalities started around 18 years old but it wasn’t until I was introduced to Shiatsu Therapy (a bodywork modality based in Chinese Medicine) at age 25 that I felt like life made sense. Finally a system that was rooted in the mind, body, spirit connection! This began my studies around supporting others to connect and be with what is present while also listening to the inherent wisdom of the physical and emotional body.
Over the last 20 years I’ve attended numerous training sessions in bodywork, energy medicine, life and health coaching, spiritual healing and much more. In 2019, my life changed forever when my mother died. This loss brought me a whole new kind of confusion and grief. This new unknown territory of navigating the loss of a parent threw me in a deeper search around how to be with even bigger, messier emotions.
Weekend long grief rituals came into my life 7 months after she died and these rituals continue to be an essential anchor in my life to this day. I have no idea where I’d be today without this potent, sacred container that holds everyone who attends with such deep care. The way it weaves gentleness and fierceness is astounding to me and I’m fully committed to supporting this work in any way I can.
After navigating the death of my father in 2020, it became clear that part of my mission in life is to help create a grief and death honoring culture. This is why I’m here. I’m listening to the call from within myself but also from the collective. More than ever we need more brave spaces to express and BE with our deep sorrow, confusion, shock, numbness and everything in between that shows up when we are deeply grieving. The longing for more ceremony and ritual around the small and big losses in our lives is becoming more and more apparent. The time is now.
Thank you for joining us on this journey.
+ BA in English Literature - Loras College
+ Shiatsu & Massage Therapy - CenterPoint Massage & Shiatsu Therapy School
+ Holistic Health Coach - Institute of Integrative Nutrition
+ Studied Maya Spiritual Healing with Rosita Arvigo
+ Purpose Guide - Purpose Guide Institute
+ Apprenticed with Laurence Cole & Therese Charvet in Grief Ritual work
+ End of Life Doula & Conscious Dying Coach - Conscious Dying Institute
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