I am thrilled that you are ready to feel better!
Here’s the 411 on who I am and what I do:
I work full time as a counselor seeing clients in my office in Rochester NY and online. I accept referrals of people going through all sorts of problems including history of abuse and trauma, eating disorders, depression, anxiety, grief and loss, relationship or marriage problems, cancer, chronic or acute medical illnesses, low self esteem, spiritual crisis, divorce and other life transition, LBGT issues, peer abuse, self harm and suicide, and much more.
I also write, make videos, and hold workshops to help people from all over the world get the healing they are looking for. Soon, I will unveil my Heal Now and Forever Map to Whole Peace (trademark pending), which concisely integrates healing practices and tools from all over the world into seven steps.
Where did I get the Heal Now and Forever Map To Whole Peace?
I have been practicing as a counselor for 20 years working full time with all ages of people; helping them navigate through many emotional, physical and spiritual problems. I studied Ayurveda and mindfulness extensively and trained with Francois Raoult to become a certified yoga teacher in 2003. I spent ten years studying, and then teaching narrative therapy in such countries as Norway, China, Mexico, Australia, Canada and the US for the Dulwich Centre.
Being a spiritual environmentalist all my life, I turned to the The Course In Miracles in 2007 and shamanism in 2006, to deepen my understanding of myself, relationships, and the world. I studied with Patti Fields, John Perkins, Llyn Roberts, Cecile Carson, Marcie Seidel, Lewis Mahl Madrona, and Paula Denham to do spiritual direction and hands on energy healing. Completing an apprenticeship in 2011 with John and Llyn, I learned the healing with the elements of the Quechua Shaman in Ecuador and received a certification as a Master Healer and Shapeshifter, accrediting me to lead clients in shamanic journeys. Because I am so in love with plants and their role in healing, in 2013, I begun my dream by being initiated as an herbalist apprentice with Susun Weed.
Along with my husband, Ted, three kids (Cal, Leo and Lily), a fish and 13 chickens, I live in Irondequoit where I built an environmentally friendly sacred space and designed a multiplying herb garden.
I’ve been writing the Heal Now and Forever Be In Peace blog since 2009 and it’s been quite an adventure! I published several articles in The International Journal of Narrative Therapy and Community Work, one in The Willow Review, and have a chapter in the anthology: Inspiring Hope: One Story At A Time, compiled by Gary Doi.
Whether you decide to work withme personally or not, I hope you take advantage of email updates for weekly information and inspiration.
Want to know me personally? Here I am interviewed by Kellie Jo Holly at Verbal Abuse Journals.
Kelly: It is difficult to find someone who embodies such a holistic approach to mental health. How did you evolve into the woman you are today?
Jodi: My opportunity to learn holistic approaches to health came as most opportunities come to us-through a crisis. My own health crisis happened 15 years ago. Western medicine offered me no relief save, “It’s stress. Take this pill.”
What else do you want to know about me?