companioning others in healing and wholeness Shauna Janz, MA
I am here to companion others through difficult experiences with a sense of dignity and resilience.
I am dedicated to nurturing connections with 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.
Ethics of Practice: 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-informed and anchored in the resiliency of the human spirit, healing justice and animist values.
I provide individual grief support to help you navigate "living while grieving" and to cultivate meaningful healing strategies that honor your grief and loss/transition you are experiencing.
I provide families with support to navigate their loss together in meaningful and healing ways to meet the unique grief needs of each individual and the family as a whole.
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 education workshops and group process experiences rooted in trauma-informed practice and resiliency-awareness to organizations, businesses and communities who would like to better 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.
Some of the most meaningful transformation and healing happens when we are held in the container of ritual and witnessed within community of humans and/or other-than-humans. I provide you with guidance in designing meaningful rituals to meet a variety of intentions. I also facilitate community grief rituals.
I am grateful to live and work on the unceded ancestral lands of the Coast Salish Lekwungen-speaking people.