WHAT IS SOUL WORK?
WHAT IS SOUL WORK?
“A (hu)man is whole only when he takes into account his shadow.” ―
Soulwork encompasses everything that we do to help our inner beings evolve towards love and peace. Working with the mind (our beliefs, patterns, habits), our emotions, our trauma, our soul patterns… all of this is how we grow.
INTUITIVE SOUL GUIDANCE
Dannah Chaifetz is a professional intuitive and a psychic medium who has had these abilities all of her life. As Dannah looks at people or at photographs of people, she receives very specific information for and about them which offer clear cut and manageable ways to help you to become free of self restraints and subconscious patterns. She also receives information about partners, children and people close to you.
Dannah will take your photo with her laptop and delete it when the session is over. As she looks at your photos, she will tell you what she’s seeing and feeling, and what you may need to know. You may also ask her questions.
If you want to discuss any relationships bring along their photos – photos of people on your phone are the easiest way for her to read people and you may also take photos of photographs if needed. As long as she can clearly see the person’s eyes she can read the person.
MINDFULNESS BASED RECOVERY
When an individual is looking for a way to “move away from”, reduce, or end an addiction or an addictive behavior, there are many things to consider. The MBR approach looks at the whole person and their psychological, biological, social and spiritual landscapes. Many addictions are caused by traumatic events or experiences in a person’s life. These traumas are best addressed through various forms of therapy and bodywork. Part of Mindfulness Based Recovery is guiding the individual to and through healing practices and referring the appropriate therapists and practitioners as necessary. Meditative practices of compassion, loving kindness and forgiveness are also a major component in MBR and in discovering what hurts and what we are masking with our addictions. This is a path of guided self-discovery.
Refuge Recovery is a non-theistic, Buddhist-inspired approach to recovery from addictions of all kinds.
We are a community of people dedicated to the practices of mindfulness, compassion, forgiveness, and generosity, using meditation and kindness to heal the pain and suffering that addiction has caused in our lives and in the lives of those around us.
Our weekly peer-led meetings include guided meditations, readings from the book Refuge Recovery, and group sharing and discussion.
Open to people of all backgrounds and respectful of all recovery paths, these meetings are appropriate for anyone in, or interested in, recovery from any forms of addictive behavior. No prior meditation experience necessary.
Always free; donations welcome.
FINANCIAL WELL BEING
Joanne’s approach to financial counseling comes from a completely unique perspective different from any advisor you may have worked with in the past. For her, it’s about mentoring with compassion… taking a relaxed and gentle approach to understanding your financial picture.
You deserve a mentor to help you shift the paradigm around money in your life. You can start slowly with subtle changes in your thinking followed by time proven methods of saving and investing.
Joanne’s primary goal is to educate and empower clients. She genuinely believes anyone is capable of making intelligent financial choices when given proper tools and knowledge. Her ability to put clients at ease is in part a result of no longer selling financial products. She works one on one and with couples endeavoring to remove shame, fear and feelings of ignorance about financial matters. Joanne refers to herself as the “Moolah Doula”, helping people “give birth” to a healthier relationship with money. In the past few years alone, her clients have saved and built substantial sums of money by learning how to invest and save wisely.
Somatic Experiencing (SE) is based in an understanding of the physiology of trauma and stress – how they manifest in the body and how paying attention to the body in an informed way can help relieve the stuck energy of the fight/flight/freeze reactions that sometimes persist in the wake of distressing experiences. Clients are not asked to discuss upsetting stories at length or to relive unpleasant events. SE does not seek out “buried memories” or require a client to remember events in their entirety.
The client will learn to attend to and “track” body sensations and/or imagery and feelings associated with the topics discussed or that arise from the simple exercises clients may be invited to do. As the client becomes more able to track experiences of being resourced, the body becomes more able to identify and tolerate safety. This allows the client the space and resilience to more easily sit with and process fight/flight/freeze states.
Clients find themselves becoming more empowered in the face of distressing memories, uncomfortable physical sensations and hard to break patterns while also becoming more present, more resourceful, more assertive and better able to access the full range of their emotions.