New Year’s Intention Mapping Celebrations


Bring your favorite magazines from last year, your wants for this year, and collage your heart’s desire. Since 2013, I've been hosting this reflective process among kindred spirits early January.  With our family's courageous relocation to Burnsville in 2018, I wanted to share this tradition with my new community: starting with blank poster board, unsure really of what I want for myself for the new year, then after perusing magazines together, talking, and ripping out images and words that resonate, direction becomes clearer... and so do I. Often I don't understand why I'm called to include particular images or words on my intention map (or as some say, vision board or collage). But by the end of the year I understand, often shockingly. We can keep the intention map central in our homes to remind us daily of the year's mission. Sometimes what comes of it can be quite a surprise.


What may manifest--via both conscious wants and higher inspiration--for your new year’s intentions? Event includes an introduction to my offerings, helping us get more out of our ways so that we may actually actualize these newly mapped intentions. Thanks to 2020's pandemic and necessity of going remote, I'm hosting two NYIM events this January 2021:

























Those interested in the public free workshop Saturday the 9th, RSVP to the library by noon Friday the 8th. And those interested in the private, donation-based party Sunday the 10th, RSVP to me here, also by noon Friday the 8th. In both cases I will reply via email that Friday eve with further instructions: the former with a Zoom link, the latter with a payment link in order to get the Zoom link.

Re time, though I'll ask that we all sign on at the start time--to build a nurturing container together--participants may sign off as needed, without commitment to the full event. I will ask, however, for the sake of building community, that participants keep on cameras and let faces be seen, as we would if we were gathering in person.


Re the private party's reunion meetings through the year, they can be via Zoom as well, given those at a distance. When we may resume meeting in-person safely, we'll also explore in-person reunions for those local. I'll ask that those committing to the private party also commit to at least 2 of the 4 seasonal reunions.


In the meantime, gather supplies! Need magazines? Aside from friends and family, local libraries and recycling centers often provide them. Need poster board or alternatives? Dollar stores, recycling centers, or your own journal or crafting supplies may provide options. 

New Year's Intention Mapping Celebrations:

Saturday, January 9th vs. Sunday, January 10th, 2021

Venue: via Zoom 

Cost: FREE vs. Donation

Sampling Wholeness Energetics

Group Healing Experiences:

Come learn if this energy medicine modality may be a fit for you. Or just come as an affordable way to bask in the glow of collective healing. Open to everyone. The event may involve a theme. We’ll use muscle testing (Applied Kinesiology) to select a member most representative of group needs for a Wholeness Energetics session demo, with the possibility that as one heals, we all heal. Event not suited for processing trauma. Confidentiality offered. An intimate, safe gathering. Typically limited to 8 participants.  Typically public and announced, but private parties may also be arranged.

Event Dates: Friday Evenings or Sunday Afternoons

To Be Announced

Venue: Mountain Medical Arts or Elsewhere

Cost: Donation 

Transforming Into Your Best Self

Tools of the Trade Workshops:

Bring your curiosity and willingness to venture beyond the norm. And if the workshop is also a  "Girls' Night In," bring a woman dear to you: girlfriend, mother, sister, daughter, mentor, mentee. Share an introduction to one or more foundational concepts to Wholeness Energetics:  muscle testing (Applied Kinesiology), ego vs. higher Self, goal writing, chakras, energy bodies. Learn how there may be more to us than there seems and how we may better tap these resources, especially for the purpose of getting more out of our own ways and transforming into our highest and best selves. Confidentiality offered. An intimate, safe gathering. Typically limited to 8 participants. Typically scheduled First Fridays of the month, my availability permitting. Typically public and announced, but private parties may also be arranged.

Event Dates: Friday Evenings or Sunday Afternoons

To Be Announced

Venue: Mountain Medical Arts or Elsewhere

Cost: Donation 

The Artist's Way  Series

Julia Cameron's

For over 25 years, Julia Cameron's renown book The Artist's Way has offered a tried and true path toward creative recovery: in essence how likewise to get more out of our own ways so that we may better serve our highest purpose. Cameron's 12-step program involves a 7-10 hour commitment per week: Sunday reading a chapter of Cameron’s book and speed-writing through creative exercises at about 1-2 hours, then daily "Morning Pages" at about 45 minutes, and a weekly "Artist Date” of 2 hours for solo self-care play time.  Our Celo Cabin Fever University series would add “Sacred Circle Cluster Groups” of 2 hours weekly, Thursday afternoons, to share our exercises, deepen our relationships, and support each other. For the brave who are ready to step up, perhaps as a New Year's Intention, sign on to this semester-like series, forge precious connections with fellow travelers, and invite your own transformation. BYOBook: Cameron's The Artist's Way: 25th Anniversary Edition.

Event Dates: Thursdays January 17th - April 25th, 2019

Venue: Celo Community Center

Cabin Fever University 2019


Future Series To Be Announced

"I had been troubled with what was to come and not feeling prepared and ready for the change. Doing this session I wanted to explore these mixed emotions and the fears that were troubling me. Change has always been difficult for me. Learning to trust the process of life and be patient is always something that comes up for me. This session made me realize that my body is always connected with my soul, and knows exactly what I need. Since our session I have learned to listen to my body and ask myself what I need , and what feels right at the moment. I am doing my best to remind myself of patience and trust."

- S., newly graduated nurse and anxiety/depression survivor


413-883-0589  |  jenn@returninghomehealing.com

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