This Week at JourneyWorks

Jennie is leaving for her Asia teaching trip.

Wednesday Jennie boards a plane for the long flight to India. Michael was scheduled to accompany her, but decided to stay home after a recent flare-up in his post polio symptoms. On this trip, Jennie will be teaching in Chennai and Bangalore, and Hong Kong, where she will also be presenting at a major international conference for expressive therapists. We’ll post updates as her trip progresses.


Calendar: Fall 2015

Autumn-Color_VTTouch Drawing
Mondays, October 19, 26, November 2, 6-9 p.m.
Led by Jennie
Participants will learn the art of touch drawing, a form of printmaking on tissue paper using fingertips. Touch drawings are powerful in their simplicity. They allow us to move beyond our conditioned patterns and allow subconscious images to emerge. By creating a series of touch drawings we will work deeper into the process, exploring, together, our inner and outer worlds. Touch drawings can be added to using other art media to enhance the image. In this class, participants will be able to create, and then work into, a series of touch drawings. No artistic experience is necessary. All materials included. Fee: $95. Sliding scale available. Preregistration Required.
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Energy Medicine Workshop

We are happy to announce an Energy Medicine workshop with Suzanne Scannell!

Sunday, June 7th, 1 -2:30 p.m.

indexEnergy Medicine awakens energies that bring resilience, joy, and enthusiasm to your life – and greater vitality to your body, mind, and spirit! Balancing your energies balances your body’s chemistry, regulates your hormones, helps you feel think better and feel better. It has been called the self-care and development path of the future, but it empowers you NOW to adapt to the challenges of the 21st century and to thrive within them.

Energy Medicine utilizes techniques from time-honored traditions such as acupuncture, yoga, kinesiology, and qi gong. Flow, balance, and harmony can be non-invasively restored and maintained within an energy system by tapping, massaging, connecting specific energy points (acupoints) on the skin; by tracing on or above the skin along specific energy pathways..

During a session, I support your body’s natural energy flow by crossing your energies from left brain to right brain and following energetic patterns with a variety of light acupressure holds. I do a series of protocols to clear energy blockages and make space within your body, your auric field and your chakras. These protocols and acupressure points calm your nervous system allowing restoration to your cells, organs and tissues.


Participants will:
* Learn and leave with the tools to practice a daily energy routine to balance and maintain your own energetic pathways.
* Trace your own meridians.
* Practice simple neurovascular holds to calm the entire nervous system

 Preregistration Required

Fee $50.00

About Susan:

Suzanne Scannell is a Master-level educator, counselor and healer. She is a graduate of EEM-CP and holds certifications in EFT & Reiki. Through a variety of techniques and time-honored modalities, she empowers you to find your intrinsic healer and be well. She offers individual sessions and group workshops to reduce pain and stress, restore energy, and revitalize you to shine and thrive. She spends her time in Burlington, VT and Cape Cod, MA.

Strong Beings


Thursday, April 30, 6:30-8:30 p.m.

Led by Michael

Shamanism and Narrative Therapy share the understanding that intrusive and disruptive feelings, addictions, many forms of violence, and other experiences that disrupt our lives may be understood to be power external entities or forces. These entities are perceived to be aware and calculating in their desire to maintain their influence in our lives. In this introductory workshop we will explore some of the ways these Strong Beings shape our lives, and some of the suggestions shamans and Narrative Therapists make for taking our lives back from them.
Led by Michael
Fee: By Donation. Preregistration Required

The Healers’ Refuge


Thursday, June 4, 6:30-9 p.m.

Led By Michael

Being sensitive to suffering can be challenging, especially in difficult times. In this brief workshop participants will have the opportunity to connect to the web of comfort, teaching, and support created by generations of healers, and available to all people of good heart.

By Donation. Pre-registration Required. 


Advanced Reiki Training


June 6, 2015,  9:30-6pm

Led by Jennie

There are many avenues for offering Reiki. Dr. Usui, Dr. Chiriso Hayashi worked together to develop clear guidelines for utilizing Reiki, and Dr. Hayashi continued this work after Dr Usui crossed over.

In this one day training, we will explore specific techniques that Drs Usui and Hayashi used to complement, and further, their understanding of Reiki. Students in this training will learn to:
• Develop their intuition of where Reiki energy is needed
• Learn 3 techniques to work with empowering energy
• Learn 3 techniques for removing unnecessary or negative energies
• Examine the role of using crystals for healing
This training is applicable for Reiki II practitioners and may be applied toward receiving Master certification. Certificates of attendance will be given.

Fee: $95. Pre-registration is required.

Touch Drawing: Aligning Our Soul in Nature


Friday, June 19 10-4:30pm (lunch served)

Led by Jennie

In this workshop, we begin with a walk into Nature, then learn the art of touch drawing, a form of printmaking on tissue paper. Touch drawings are powerful in their simplicity, yet allow us to hold sacred our inner and outer landscapes. By creating a series of touch drawings we will work deeper and deeper into the process, exploring, together, our inner and outer worlds.  No artistic experience is necessary. All materials included.
Fee: $75.00. Preregistration Required.