This intensive is designed to promote accelerated change and growth by turning up the heat on your own inner process. It is suitable for anyone who is feeling stuck in his or her life; who wants to explore a particular issue in depth and in a focused way; who needs assistance in making an important life decision; who is seeking direction and purpose; who is seeking to shed the past so that they may embrace wholeheartedly the destiny that calls to them; who is seeking spiritual guidance and a deepened connection with Spirit.
Jill and Flynn work in tandem. Feeling strongly that talk therapy is limited, we focus on a body-centered, energetic approach to healing. For an individual to become unstuck in their life it is essential to get their energy moving and shifting in a positive way. Energetic shifts allow individuals to imagine a new dream of who they are.
In his work, Flynn incorporates his training in shamanic energy healing. The shamanic approach weaves together the energetic and archetypal to help individuals shed the past, like a snake shedding its skin, and awaken the destiny that they long for. The human body is surrounded by a Luminous Energy Field (LEF), which connects to the physical body via the chakras. Wounds that we receive are imprinted on the LEF and a particular chakra. The Illumination Process involves cleansing the toxic sludge from a chakra and then illuminating the chakra with healing light energy. This energetic re-patterning acts as a catalyst generating life changing shifts in energy and awareness. These shifts allow you to dream into being a new sense of who you are and what gifts you have to manifest in the world. Flynn also offers Soul Retrievals, a powerful shamanic journeying which retrieves those healthy parts of our souls that were split off as the result of a wound to our basic integrity.
Jill complements this work through Therapeutic Breathwork and EMDR (Eye Movement Desensitization & Reprocessing. How a person breathes is often a metaphor for how they live. Restricted and shallow breathing can create a state of arousal in the sympathetic nervous system, which can lead to anxiety, panic, and fear. A deep diaphragmatic breath stimulates the parasympathetic nervous system, promoting relaxation and peace. Awareness of our breath helps relieve anxiety, panic, Posttraumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD), depression and may other disorders that are difficult to treat with talk therapy.
Years of clinical research have clearly demonstrated that EMDR is the most effective therapeutic modality for treating PTSD. The techniques used in EMDR promote an accelerated processing of distressing memories and emotions associated with a traumatic event. Releasing these trapped memories and emotions facilitates the emergence of a more positive sense of self and a greater sense of safety in the world. Weather permitting, various earth-based exercises and rituals may be incorporated, such as an abbreviated Medicine Walk, a Purification Lodge, and a Death Lodge. These powerful rituals help to lift an individual out of an all-too-confining sense of self into a wider, more expansive view of what is possible.
These intensives are offered year round. During the cold months, individuals can stay at a farmhouse down the road from us at an extremely reasonable rate.
Flynn Johnson and Jill Neitlich both have 20 years of experience guiding others on their path toward healing. They hold in the greatest respect the uniqueness of each person’s journey toward her or his true nature – the authentic self. Jill, a Licensed Clinical Social Worker, has been co-leading Vision Quests and Healing Intensives with Flynn for the past 10 years. She is certified in Core Energetics ( a body/spirit –centered psychotherapy), in Therapeutic Breathwork, a certified Kripalu Yoga teacher, and a certified EMDR practitioner. She is student of Mindfulness Meditation. Flynn, M.A. is the founder of the School of Natural Wonder, which has offering Vision Quests and other earth-based healing programs for over 17 years. He is certified in Core Energetics and a graduate of Alberto Villoldo’s Healing the Light Body School. He is also a student of Mindfulness Meditation.
“This intensive far surpassed my expectations. Being in the outdoors and working with Flynn and Jill helped me get to a point in my life that I had not been able to get to before. Their warmth and holistic approach allowed me to trust myself enough to open up and reach what has been blocked for many years.” Ted M., Brunswick, ME