I am a Certified Facilitator of The Work of Byron Katie, hold an Masters degree in Gerontology and Long-term Health Care from Naropa University, as well as a B.S. in Therapeutic Recreation from Indiana University, and a certified Reiki Master. I have been honored to serve communities in a wide variety of settings, both in the United States and abroad: working for over 33 yrs serving our Elders, 5yrs as Director of Volunteer Services in hospice, working with children (both differently abled and gifted), those affected by HIV/AIDS, and volunteering in oncology clinics, the 12 step community, and orphanages in Africa.
Here is my most recent story of change/transition in my life...
A little over 3 yrs ago I was brought home to Indiana and ultimately brought back home to myself. I call that amazingly painful time my "trifecta". Within a 3 month period my beloved Aunt died( in my mind the worst thing that could happen), my partner of 8 yrs and I split, and I moved myself from Colorado back to where I grew up in Indiana after being gone for years. I was in a wordless place of deep grief, it had not mattered that I worked in hospice for years or that I had decades of sobriety, I was truly in the unknown. I would awake to tears, wailing, often angry at my confusion. It was through inquiry/The Work, a mindfulness practice, that I was able to put this grief on paper and transform it into compassion and love. Those moments were turning points for me. I can remember prior to doing inquiry I was distraught , I could either take this broken heart and make a pact never to love that deeply again or I could let it burst open. The despair of the loss would arise, I would honor that grief and then I would put pen to paper. This bursting, broken, open heart, this love that was just a wordless as the grief, brought me back home to myself. Now you can find me in Colorado sharing my experience to support you on your journey.
What is your story? Are you caring for a family member or friend, sending your kids off to college, moving your loved one to a nursing home, changing jobs, letting go of your addiction, or grieving the loss of a loved one? It would be an honor to support you through your life’s transitions, whatever they may be. Together we will unravel the thoughts that are keeping you stuck, we will untangle the chaos and find clarity to support you in meeting life in the present moment with whatever it brings. I call Inquiry an internal peace fest.Some of the benefits when practiced in your life are the opportunity to:
I am available in person, by phone, or skype.
I also use The Work to provide Compassionate Self Care for Caregivers workshops and workshops to support your Addiction Recovery program.
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In Peace and Love, Jodi