companioning others in healing and wholeness Shauna Janz, MA
I am here to companion others through difficult experiences with dignity and resilience. I am dedicated to nurturing the sacred and community in the work of healing. I am here to 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 relations.
12 week online course - next cohort, January 2020
Of Stone, Bone and Water Ritual Skills and Ancestral Practices for Grieving
I invite you to visit my new online school of Sacred Grief - courses dedicated to supporting yourself and others through difficult life experiences with dignity and resilience. Whether personal, collective or ancestral, grief is a form of intimacy which breaks our hearts open and, when tended to with care, allows us to remain responsive and in relationship with all life around us.
Our ancient ancestors are a source of guidance, healing and support, even if our recent generations contributed to, or were impacted by, personal and cultural harms. The ancient ones can help tend to our grief, help heal inter-generational ancestral traumas, and ensure that our loved ones who have recently died are well and cared for. Restoring ancestral connection also allows us to discover and embody more fully our inherited gifts and abilities. I provide guidance in ancestral lineage connection and healing.
I provide a variety of trainings and group process experiences rooted in trauma-aware practice and resiliency to organizations, businesses and communities who would like to increase their capacity to support healing and connection through difficult transitions and loss. I am also a facilitator with BC Bereavement Helpline and deliver trainings on supporting folks bereaved by homicide, suicide and substance-related deaths.
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-aware 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.