companioning others in healing and wholeness Shauna Janz, MA
We are in challenging times ripe with anxiety and grief for social and ecological collapse. One of the medicines that is being called forth is the ability to be with the unknown and uncertainty that is prevalent in our lives, personally and collectively. Deepening our capacity to grieve not only honors what is happening, but also deepens our capacity to hold steady during these liminal times of transition and change. The capacity to be with ambiguity and in the "betwixt and between" is vital to our ability to remain present to what is emergent and healing as a way forward. Whether your grief is for personal loss, ecological despair, or cultural and social traumas (and they are all inter-connected), the work of grieving is one necessary antidote for these troubled times. Our grief is an offering that supports life.
I companion others through difficult experiences with dignity and resilience. I am dedicated to nurturing the Sacred and community in the work of grieving. I guide others into the wholeness and gifts that are their ancestral birthright. I am committed to tending belonging in our world, within ourselves, with each other, and with our other-than-human kin.
I am offering FREE weekly ritual gatherings on Zoom, each Sunday at 10am PDT. Join a growing community of others to slow down, connect, resource our nervous systems with somatic practices, call in our elevated elder ancestors for wisdom, and to share what is grief and praise worthy during these times. All folks welcomed. All feelings welcomed.
I provide grief capacity-building workshops, group process experiences, and ceremonial healing gatherings rooted in trauma-awareness and resiliency to organizations, businesses and communities. I welcome invitations locally and internationally to support your community or team. I facilitate spaces for grieving climate crises and ecological despair while rooting into connection and resilience.
I offer ancestral healing and guidance to support you in reclaiming relationship with your ancestors and heritage. Your ancestors can help tend to your grief, help heal inter-generational traumas, resolve unhelpful family patterns, and ensure that your loved ones who have died complete their rite of passage and are cared for. Restoring ancestral connection also supports you to discover and embody more fully your inherited gifts and abilities.
Whether supporting an individual, a family, or facilitating a community experience, I recognize people in their energetic and holistic selves - mental, emotional, physical, social, cultural, and spiritual - and as embedded in the wider field of the other-than-human world. I also strive to embody and work from a place that understands my own historical and social location as a colonial settler of European ancestry. I acknowledge the ongoing impacts of colonialism, racism, sexism, earth disconnection, and other cultural wounds that work to erase the diversity and dignity of human and other-than-human experiences and expression. My work and offerings are trauma/somatics-informed and anchored in the resiliency of the human spirit, healing justice and animist values.
I am grateful to live and work on the unceded ancestral lands of the Coast Salish Lekwungen-speaking people.