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Physical and Emotional Healing

Physical and Emotional Healing through Energy Work:

We use a variety of energy healing modalities to address pain, stress, emotional issues, anxiety, fear, etc. so you can bring your best self to your daily interactions.

Self-care is like upkeep for your car. You put gas in the tank when it’s low, keep the windows clean and perform regular maintenance so you get many safe miles from it. Your daily self-love routines are similar to adding gas and washing the windows, but you would benefit greatly from having a professional handle the maintenance!

Reiki, cranio-sacral, Angel Healing, Light Connection™ and Crystal Grid Healing are all a part of our toolbox. We also offer Empath Support, Mentoring and Rays of Light Connection that will keep you humming along in top shape!!

Empath Empowerment, Interactive Webinar

It’s not always easy to be FABULOUS, we can help keep you sparkling!

Handling your own emotions can be tough, managing the emotions you feel from those around you can be even trickier.

Learn how to best love the gift of enhanced sensitivity to the emotions and moods of others without letting it rule your life.

Andrea Kukulka, Kristi Johnston and Amy Antonellis all work together with you as a group. We will begin with a group meditation followed by the sharing of tips and experiences for maximizing life balance and harmony while expanding spiritual and personal growth as an empath. Please bring questions and concerns.

There will be a moderator to convey your typed questions to us if you’d prefer not to voice them yourself.
You will be able to turn off your video and /or audio and still see and hear us if you so desire.
It will be best experienced in a quiet, lit space.

  • Friday, November 17th, 2017

  • 7 – 8:30 pm

  • From wherever you are!

  • $25

  • Brought to you by the Center for Holistic Healing and Art, Mansfield MA

Ticket will appear after box is checked.

Purchase of this ticket grants permission to use my still and or video image for promotion of Center for Holistic Healing and Art.
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Empath Empowerment Interactive Webinar

*** This event is now digital as an interactive Webinar. Participate in the comfort of your own home.

Handling your own emotions can be tough, managing the emotions you feel from those around you can be even trickier.

Learn how to best love the gift of enhanced sensitivity to the emotions and moods of others without letting it rule your life?

We will begin with a group meditation followed by the sharing of tips and experiences for maximizing life balance and harmony while expanding spiritual and personal growth as an empath. Please bring questions and concerns.

There will be a moderator to convey your typed questions to us if you’d prefer not to voice them yourself.
You will be able to turn off your video and /or audio and still see and hear us if you so desire.
It will be best experienced in a quiet, lit space.

It’s not always easy to be fabulous. We’d like to help you keep sparkling!

  • Friday, October 27th, 2017

  • 7 – 8:30 pm

  • From your own couch!

Brought to you by the Center for Holistic Healing and Art, Mansfield MA

$25.00

Newsletter

Happy New Year!
We hope you are ready to welcome in lots of new, positive energy in this new year! We are very excited with the direction we are heading in 2017 and can’t wait to share it all with you.
We are continuing to offer our new Great Spirit Talks at the low introductory rate for January, so if you haven’t had a chance to experience this amazing information, be sure to join us this month!
A recurring theme lately has been how to deal with anxiety and the sense of overwhelm that can come with it. If you’re looking for a new way to deal with that, try this approach.

Read more of our latest newsletter including upcoming events.

Overwhelm and Anxiety

Feeling overwhelmed and anxious has been a recurring concern that we have noticed here at Center for Holistic Healing and Art, Mansfield MA over this past month. The holidays that happen at the end of the calendar year often mean time with- or without- family and friends which can result in anxiousness. The cause of the stress may be different, but the internal reaction can be quite similar: feeling the need to retreat, isolate or create barriers to more outside influence. This is a common problem no matter what age you are, for empaths and non-empaths alike.

For some people, at some times, this works fine- other times it doesn’t work as well. For those of you wishing for a different approach, we’d like to offer this alternative to closing yourself off and pulling away from the world and the physical body you inhabit.

Try this meditation: Focus your attention on one body part at a time and really feel the surfaces that are touching you- clothing, seat, floor. Notice the temperature of the air on your exposed skin, sense the darkness or light with your eyes closed. Now expand your awareness to your energy that is outside the confines of your body- your aura. Feel how large it is and what it passes through or comes to rest against. Now enjoy feeling yourself taking up all of this space, both physically and energetically. Stamp your feet and revel in your own solidity. Take a few deep, slow breaths with your hands on your hips and your feet spread wide as you become accustomed to this expanded way of being.

You are not hiding or retreating, you are taking up ALL of your real estate and you are entitled to it. From this place of confidence and self-awareness you can let love and compassion for others flow effortlessly out of you and towards everyone around you, without judgement or restriction. Practicing self-love and self-care in this way makes you more capable of helping others. It also makes you less likely to feel overwhelmed and more in control of your own emotions. This is not intended to dismiss or minimize the issues of anyone dealing with panic attacks, depression or severe anxiety disorder. It is instead aimed at those who are looking for a new tool to deal with situational anxiety. It is also a terrific way of realizing your power to effect change in the world by sending out love. This is an active endeavor that can decrease your sense of helplessness with all that is going on around the globe.

Here is a fantastic talk on standing in your power by Amy Cuddy

In love and Light,

Kristi, Amy and Andrea

Spirit retreat 2016 Puerto Vallarta sunset from the boardwalk of the city

Spiritual Retreat 2017

Join us for a trip to the
Mayan Temple at Chichen Itza 

Dedicated to the Serpent God Kukulcan

 

 

March 18- 25, 2017 the Center for Holistic Healing and Art will be traveling to Puerto Morelos, Mexico just south of Cancun for a week-long immersion in self-discovery and expansion and a trip to the pyramids! Amy, Andrea and Kristi will act as guides and mentors for an intimate group for this week away from the ordinary. We will be staying at  Secrets Silversands Riviera, an adults only, all-inclusive, 5 star resort on the lovely Mexican Riviera where March temperatures are a delightful 86 degrees on average. The week will include daily meditation plus a variety of metaphysical and creative activities designed to support and encourage you to dive deep within yourself to let your goddess shine. After inner exploration there will be ample time for further self-care by re-charging in the ocean and pools. We will be treated to many types of cuisine and entertainment provided by the resort.

The week will include but is not limited to:

  • Exploration of the Akashic Records

  • Light Connection healing

  • Conversations with Great Spirit

  • Self-Realization workshops using The Map

  • Mediumship

  • Spirit drawing

  • Intuitive Energy Cards

  • Meditative doodling

  • Crystal grid healing

  • Chakra balancing

This week will be about experiencing these types of things as well as exploring how you are able to connect to more than your 5 senses. Intense opening to self can be challenging, but when done with this group support and balanced with pampering and fun, it creates the path to magnificent growth!

As part of our retreat we will be picked up at the resort by a private van with a personal guide to enjoy a full day excursion to the  Mayan Kukulkan Pyramid, local taqueria, shopping and a swim in a cenote (cave with a natural pool). A second, partial day excursion will include a boat trip that will allow us to see and swim with sea turtles and we may also find dolphins!

Your fee will include:

  • 7 nights and 8 days of lodging

  • 24-hr delicious food and top-shelf beverages including room service

  • Access to beach and pools as well as hot tub and fitness center

  • Two cultural excursions

  • All the metaphysical activities and workshops

It may also include round trip airport transportation (still working on that with facility). Prepayment 30 days in advance will allow a $50 discount off total and coupons for spa services. It does not include beverages while on the excursions, tipping of tour guides. You will want to consider money for shopping opportunities and any spa treatments you would like to treat yourself to as well.

Rates are based on double occupancy in hotel suites, two double beds per room, shower, jacuzzi, balcony. It does not include airfare to/from Cancun International Airport. Total investment for this luxurious week of connecting with your inner goddess is $2200. This is what self-love is all about!

If you feel you are meant to join us on this exclusive retreat, contact Kristi at kndjnstn@comcast.net to inquire about availability of space.


Learn more about Chichen Itza and the pyramid here.
See photos from 2016 Spiritual Retreat here.

Please select the ticket you wish to purchase at this time- note a deposit of $500 is due no later than Jan. 15 to hold your place, then return to purchase second “ticket” for the balance. This would still be only for you personally, it is not purchaing a second spot on the trip. Dates are for when the money will be debited from your account, actual trip dates are March 18-25. You may also choose to pay the entire balance at once. Please purchase plane tickets into Cancun and be sure to let us know your planned trip details here.

Empath Empowerment

Wondering how to best love the gift of enhanced sensitivity to the emotions and moods of others without letting it rule your life?  Self-care is of utmost importance for empaths and this group can be an important part of that.

 We will begin with a group meditation followed by the sharing of tips and experiences for maximizing life balance and harmony while expanding spiritual and personal growth as an empath. Feel free to bring questions and concerns.

It’s not always easy to be Fabulous. We’d like to help you to maintain it.

*Saturday March 4th
*7 – 9 pm
*Center for Holistic Healing and Art
*$25 call 508-208-5419 or HERE to pay on line.

Psychic Circle Info

All Levels Welcome

Presented by Center for Holistic Healing and Art

Amy Antonellis, Andrea Kukulka and Kristi Johnston

Each time we meet we’ll begin with a group meditation. This meditation will focus on joining together all of our energies and those of our guides and non-physical support to create a safe space in which to explore our abilities beyond the 5 senses.
We’ll work together as a group on some nights and in smaller groups or in pairs on others.
The focus is on practice and experimentation while we push through our comfort zone into the next level of our own connection with Spirit.

We encourage everyone to join us in our comfortable and judgement-free zone. This meets monthly and alternates months between our space in Mansfield at Center for Holistic Healing and Art and Uplifting Connections in Bridgewater, MA.

Subjects may include but are not limited to: psychometry, crystals, energy of color, aura work, pyramid, angelic realm exploration, working with Spirit Guides, meditation journeying, trance meditation, channeling, flame cards, scrying, emotional and physical intuition, physical mediumship, spirit art.

Our next gathering is at:

Uplifting Connections, Bridgewater, MA

Dec. 2, 2016 from 7 -9pm

$25

RSVP by calling: 508.697.2334

Vulnerability- permission for mistreatment?

We had a wonderful gathering at the Center for Holistic Healing and Art in Mansfield, MA last weekend for Empath Support Group- which we decided should really be called Empath Empowerment since it’s really what we aim to do- help all the sensitive souls embrace the power that comes with being empathic.

The big topic for the evening was vulnerability and how allowing ourselves to be vulnerable is really what is necessary to create the deepest, most meaningful connections.  We agreed that feeling connected is what we are all yearning for- connection to ourselves, to each other and to the Divine. However when we talked about vulnerability we began to hear and feel fear and anxiety enter the conversation. The biggest concern was : does being vulnerable mean allowing and even inviting mistreatment? Does it require tolerance of mistreatment as an unfortunate byproduct of connection and vulnerability?

What we are talking about when we encourage you to be vulnerable is having the courage to show your true self. To stop hiding or trying to be what you think others want you to be. To be authentic and unapologetic for who you are at your core. When you stand fully in your vulnerability, you are the most grounded and powerful you can be- because you are owning who you really are. Being true to yourself is no more license to be mean to others than it is permission to allow others to treat you poorly. It does not mean to remove your boundaries or to tolerate having your voice ignored or dismissed. You have an inherent right to be fully seen, truly heard and to know that you matter entirely. Let your heart shine. Let your true self out to play- you will find others who are doing the same and the connections you make when you are each being fully yourselves will be incredible!

With much love and light for who you really are,

Kristi, Amy and Andrea

PS: If this sounds like a group you’d like to be a part of, the next gathering will be on Aug. 11, 2016 at Uplifting Connections.

Staying Safe As An Empath

Last night we had the privilege of holding an Empath Support Group at Uplifting Connections in Bridgewater at the generous invitation of the owners, Kellie and Jon Hailey.  14 empaths gathered to share concerns and questions as well as stories of challenges and triumphs. Questions were sometimes answered from our experiences but often channeled directly from Spirit. We are fully supported in our quest to live comfortable and meaningful lives!! Those in attendance ranged in age from recent graduates to retirees and were all relieved to see recognition and understanding on the other faces in the group as they spoke of experiences many in their lives had deemed somehow wrong or unacceptable.

Each time we hold one of these groups there is a common theme or thread that runs through the evening. Last night’s theme was personal emotional safety and coping with the extra feelings of those around you. Several important tools were shared including staying grounded and practicing good self-care. Among the specific coping mechanisms that were shared, many talked about spending time outside, being in or near water, using deep breathing, prayer and crystals. One of the more unique practices was to write the unwanted emotions down and then to shred the paper while deliberately releasing the emotions as it shredded. I have a feeling there will be some busy shredders in the upcoming weeks!  A full list of all of these tried and true suggestions was created and it may be found here.

One final thought that is important enough to repeat here- we are all connected- how that shows up in our lives differs but we should always try to react to another with compassion and from a place of love. Whether you know who those “extra” emotions belong to or not, sending out love and light is a powerful and empowering tool that will help keep you safe, aid those you are sensing and help you release those emotions that don’t belong to you.

With Love and Light,

Andrea, Kristi and Amy

from the Center for Holistic Healing and Art, Mansfield MA

 

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Physical and Emotional Healing

Physical and Emotional Healing through Energy Work:

We use a variety of energy healing modalities to address pain, stress, emotional issues, anxiety, fear, etc. so you can bring your best self to your daily interactions.

Self-care is like upkeep for your car. You put gas in the tank when it’s low, keep the windows clean and perform regular maintenance so you get many safe miles from it. Your daily self-love routines are similar to adding gas and washing the windows, but you would benefit greatly from having a professional handle the maintenance!

Reiki, cranio-sacral, Angel Healing, Light Connection™ and Crystal Grid Healing are all a part of our toolbox. We also offer Empath Support, Mentoring and Rays of Light Connection that will keep you humming along in top shape!!

Empath Empowerment, Interactive Webinar

It’s not always easy to be FABULOUS, we can help keep you sparkling!

Handling your own emotions can be tough, managing the emotions you feel from those around you can be even trickier.

Learn how to best love the gift of enhanced sensitivity to the emotions and moods of others without letting it rule your life.

Andrea Kukulka, Kristi Johnston and Amy Antonellis all work together with you as a group. We will begin with a group meditation followed by the sharing of tips and experiences for maximizing life balance and harmony while expanding spiritual and personal growth as an empath. Please bring questions and concerns.

There will be a moderator to convey your typed questions to us if you’d prefer not to voice them yourself.
You will be able to turn off your video and /or audio and still see and hear us if you so desire.
It will be best experienced in a quiet, lit space.

  • Friday, November 17th, 2017

  • 7 – 8:30 pm

  • From wherever you are!

  • $25

  • Brought to you by the Center for Holistic Healing and Art, Mansfield MA

Ticket will appear after box is checked.

Purchase of this ticket grants permission to use my still and or video image for promotion of Center for Holistic Healing and Art.
I agree

Empath Empowerment Interactive Webinar

*** This event is now digital as an interactive Webinar. Participate in the comfort of your own home.

Handling your own emotions can be tough, managing the emotions you feel from those around you can be even trickier.

Learn how to best love the gift of enhanced sensitivity to the emotions and moods of others without letting it rule your life?

We will begin with a group meditation followed by the sharing of tips and experiences for maximizing life balance and harmony while expanding spiritual and personal growth as an empath. Please bring questions and concerns.

There will be a moderator to convey your typed questions to us if you’d prefer not to voice them yourself.
You will be able to turn off your video and /or audio and still see and hear us if you so desire.
It will be best experienced in a quiet, lit space.

It’s not always easy to be fabulous. We’d like to help you keep sparkling!

  • Friday, October 27th, 2017

  • 7 – 8:30 pm

  • From your own couch!

Brought to you by the Center for Holistic Healing and Art, Mansfield MA

$25.00

Newsletter

Happy New Year!
We hope you are ready to welcome in lots of new, positive energy in this new year! We are very excited with the direction we are heading in 2017 and can’t wait to share it all with you.
We are continuing to offer our new Great Spirit Talks at the low introductory rate for January, so if you haven’t had a chance to experience this amazing information, be sure to join us this month!
A recurring theme lately has been how to deal with anxiety and the sense of overwhelm that can come with it. If you’re looking for a new way to deal with that, try this approach.

Read more of our latest newsletter including upcoming events.

Overwhelm and Anxiety

Feeling overwhelmed and anxious has been a recurring concern that we have noticed here at Center for Holistic Healing and Art, Mansfield MA over this past month. The holidays that happen at the end of the calendar year often mean time with- or without- family and friends which can result in anxiousness. The cause of the stress may be different, but the internal reaction can be quite similar: feeling the need to retreat, isolate or create barriers to more outside influence. This is a common problem no matter what age you are, for empaths and non-empaths alike.

For some people, at some times, this works fine- other times it doesn’t work as well. For those of you wishing for a different approach, we’d like to offer this alternative to closing yourself off and pulling away from the world and the physical body you inhabit.

Try this meditation: Focus your attention on one body part at a time and really feel the surfaces that are touching you- clothing, seat, floor. Notice the temperature of the air on your exposed skin, sense the darkness or light with your eyes closed. Now expand your awareness to your energy that is outside the confines of your body- your aura. Feel how large it is and what it passes through or comes to rest against. Now enjoy feeling yourself taking up all of this space, both physically and energetically. Stamp your feet and revel in your own solidity. Take a few deep, slow breaths with your hands on your hips and your feet spread wide as you become accustomed to this expanded way of being.

You are not hiding or retreating, you are taking up ALL of your real estate and you are entitled to it. From this place of confidence and self-awareness you can let love and compassion for others flow effortlessly out of you and towards everyone around you, without judgement or restriction. Practicing self-love and self-care in this way makes you more capable of helping others. It also makes you less likely to feel overwhelmed and more in control of your own emotions. This is not intended to dismiss or minimize the issues of anyone dealing with panic attacks, depression or severe anxiety disorder. It is instead aimed at those who are looking for a new tool to deal with situational anxiety. It is also a terrific way of realizing your power to effect change in the world by sending out love. This is an active endeavor that can decrease your sense of helplessness with all that is going on around the globe.

Here is a fantastic talk on standing in your power by Amy Cuddy

In love and Light,

Kristi, Amy and Andrea

Spirit retreat 2016 Puerto Vallarta sunset from the boardwalk of the city

Spiritual Retreat 2017

Join us for a trip to the
Mayan Temple at Chichen Itza 

Dedicated to the Serpent God Kukulcan

 

 

March 18- 25, 2017 the Center for Holistic Healing and Art will be traveling to Puerto Morelos, Mexico just south of Cancun for a week-long immersion in self-discovery and expansion and a trip to the pyramids! Amy, Andrea and Kristi will act as guides and mentors for an intimate group for this week away from the ordinary. We will be staying at  Secrets Silversands Riviera, an adults only, all-inclusive, 5 star resort on the lovely Mexican Riviera where March temperatures are a delightful 86 degrees on average. The week will include daily meditation plus a variety of metaphysical and creative activities designed to support and encourage you to dive deep within yourself to let your goddess shine. After inner exploration there will be ample time for further self-care by re-charging in the ocean and pools. We will be treated to many types of cuisine and entertainment provided by the resort.

The week will include but is not limited to:

  • Exploration of the Akashic Records

  • Light Connection healing

  • Conversations with Great Spirit

  • Self-Realization workshops using The Map

  • Mediumship

  • Spirit drawing

  • Intuitive Energy Cards

  • Meditative doodling

  • Crystal grid healing

  • Chakra balancing

This week will be about experiencing these types of things as well as exploring how you are able to connect to more than your 5 senses. Intense opening to self can be challenging, but when done with this group support and balanced with pampering and fun, it creates the path to magnificent growth!

As part of our retreat we will be picked up at the resort by a private van with a personal guide to enjoy a full day excursion to the  Mayan Kukulkan Pyramid, local taqueria, shopping and a swim in a cenote (cave with a natural pool). A second, partial day excursion will include a boat trip that will allow us to see and swim with sea turtles and we may also find dolphins!

Your fee will include:

  • 7 nights and 8 days of lodging

  • 24-hr delicious food and top-shelf beverages including room service

  • Access to beach and pools as well as hot tub and fitness center

  • Two cultural excursions

  • All the metaphysical activities and workshops

It may also include round trip airport transportation (still working on that with facility). Prepayment 30 days in advance will allow a $50 discount off total and coupons for spa services. It does not include beverages while on the excursions, tipping of tour guides. You will want to consider money for shopping opportunities and any spa treatments you would like to treat yourself to as well.

Rates are based on double occupancy in hotel suites, two double beds per room, shower, jacuzzi, balcony. It does not include airfare to/from Cancun International Airport. Total investment for this luxurious week of connecting with your inner goddess is $2200. This is what self-love is all about!

If you feel you are meant to join us on this exclusive retreat, contact Kristi at kndjnstn@comcast.net to inquire about availability of space.


Learn more about Chichen Itza and the pyramid here.
See photos from 2016 Spiritual Retreat here.

Please select the ticket you wish to purchase at this time- note a deposit of $500 is due no later than Jan. 15 to hold your place, then return to purchase second “ticket” for the balance. This would still be only for you personally, it is not purchaing a second spot on the trip. Dates are for when the money will be debited from your account, actual trip dates are March 18-25. You may also choose to pay the entire balance at once. Please purchase plane tickets into Cancun and be sure to let us know your planned trip details here.

Empath Empowerment

Wondering how to best love the gift of enhanced sensitivity to the emotions and moods of others without letting it rule your life?  Self-care is of utmost importance for empaths and this group can be an important part of that.

 We will begin with a group meditation followed by the sharing of tips and experiences for maximizing life balance and harmony while expanding spiritual and personal growth as an empath. Feel free to bring questions and concerns.

It’s not always easy to be Fabulous. We’d like to help you to maintain it.

*Saturday March 4th
*7 – 9 pm
*Center for Holistic Healing and Art
*$25 call 508-208-5419 or HERE to pay on line.

Psychic Circle Info

All Levels Welcome

Presented by Center for Holistic Healing and Art

Amy Antonellis, Andrea Kukulka and Kristi Johnston

Each time we meet we’ll begin with a group meditation. This meditation will focus on joining together all of our energies and those of our guides and non-physical support to create a safe space in which to explore our abilities beyond the 5 senses.
We’ll work together as a group on some nights and in smaller groups or in pairs on others.
The focus is on practice and experimentation while we push through our comfort zone into the next level of our own connection with Spirit.

We encourage everyone to join us in our comfortable and judgement-free zone. This meets monthly and alternates months between our space in Mansfield at Center for Holistic Healing and Art and Uplifting Connections in Bridgewater, MA.

Subjects may include but are not limited to: psychometry, crystals, energy of color, aura work, pyramid, angelic realm exploration, working with Spirit Guides, meditation journeying, trance meditation, channeling, flame cards, scrying, emotional and physical intuition, physical mediumship, spirit art.

Our next gathering is at:

Uplifting Connections, Bridgewater, MA

Dec. 2, 2016 from 7 -9pm

$25

RSVP by calling: 508.697.2334

Vulnerability- permission for mistreatment?

We had a wonderful gathering at the Center for Holistic Healing and Art in Mansfield, MA last weekend for Empath Support Group- which we decided should really be called Empath Empowerment since it’s really what we aim to do- help all the sensitive souls embrace the power that comes with being empathic.

The big topic for the evening was vulnerability and how allowing ourselves to be vulnerable is really what is necessary to create the deepest, most meaningful connections.  We agreed that feeling connected is what we are all yearning for- connection to ourselves, to each other and to the Divine. However when we talked about vulnerability we began to hear and feel fear and anxiety enter the conversation. The biggest concern was : does being vulnerable mean allowing and even inviting mistreatment? Does it require tolerance of mistreatment as an unfortunate byproduct of connection and vulnerability?

What we are talking about when we encourage you to be vulnerable is having the courage to show your true self. To stop hiding or trying to be what you think others want you to be. To be authentic and unapologetic for who you are at your core. When you stand fully in your vulnerability, you are the most grounded and powerful you can be- because you are owning who you really are. Being true to yourself is no more license to be mean to others than it is permission to allow others to treat you poorly. It does not mean to remove your boundaries or to tolerate having your voice ignored or dismissed. You have an inherent right to be fully seen, truly heard and to know that you matter entirely. Let your heart shine. Let your true self out to play- you will find others who are doing the same and the connections you make when you are each being fully yourselves will be incredible!

With much love and light for who you really are,

Kristi, Amy and Andrea

PS: If this sounds like a group you’d like to be a part of, the next gathering will be on Aug. 11, 2016 at Uplifting Connections.

Staying Safe As An Empath

Last night we had the privilege of holding an Empath Support Group at Uplifting Connections in Bridgewater at the generous invitation of the owners, Kellie and Jon Hailey.  14 empaths gathered to share concerns and questions as well as stories of challenges and triumphs. Questions were sometimes answered from our experiences but often channeled directly from Spirit. We are fully supported in our quest to live comfortable and meaningful lives!! Those in attendance ranged in age from recent graduates to retirees and were all relieved to see recognition and understanding on the other faces in the group as they spoke of experiences many in their lives had deemed somehow wrong or unacceptable.

Each time we hold one of these groups there is a common theme or thread that runs through the evening. Last night’s theme was personal emotional safety and coping with the extra feelings of those around you. Several important tools were shared including staying grounded and practicing good self-care. Among the specific coping mechanisms that were shared, many talked about spending time outside, being in or near water, using deep breathing, prayer and crystals. One of the more unique practices was to write the unwanted emotions down and then to shred the paper while deliberately releasing the emotions as it shredded. I have a feeling there will be some busy shredders in the upcoming weeks!  A full list of all of these tried and true suggestions was created and it may be found here.

One final thought that is important enough to repeat here- we are all connected- how that shows up in our lives differs but we should always try to react to another with compassion and from a place of love. Whether you know who those “extra” emotions belong to or not, sending out love and light is a powerful and empowering tool that will help keep you safe, aid those you are sensing and help you release those emotions that don’t belong to you.

With Love and Light,

Andrea, Kristi and Amy

from the Center for Holistic Healing and Art, Mansfield MA

 

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