A Time Like No Other

A time like no other…..

What a momentous year and the paradigm shift is continuing!

Personally, as well as dealing with the pandemic and lockdowns, I realised that it was time for me to move nearer to family. As a result I have moved from the North East of England, which I have loved, to the borders of England and Wales- Hay on Wye to be exact!

It is a magical part of the world, and it is said that C.S.Lewis who wrote ‘The chronicles of Narnia”was inspired by the Golden Valley, and Aslam by ‘Arthur’s Stone’.Certainly the area is very beautiful, with Hay nestling between the hills, views wherever you look, with the river Wye running through.

Hay-on-Wye
Beautiful birthday cards- lucky me👏👏

I have carried on my coaching practice virtually and will be delighted to receive clients face-to-face when that is a possibility again.

What is the River to the Ocean

Why do this process?

As people have undertaken the Life River Journey have had experience of operating daily from a perspective of their strengths, gifts and talents, they may find that, after a while, their priorities alter in line with their true essence. This can result in a opening of many possibilities going forward and lead to a crossroads and a re-evaluation of their life direction.
I have developed the River to the Ocean to support this process, to consolidate and give clarity to the way forward, in line with the uniqueness of the individual.

The purpose of the River to the Ocean is to:

• Reflect on your progress emotionally, physically and spiritually since undertaking your Life River Journey
• Identify the deep core values that underpin your true nature and support you on your Life Journey
• Take forward your gifts, talents, strengths and values into key areas of your life that reflect your uniqueness into the Ocean.

Below is a vide and a written testimonial from a client who completed her Life River Journey a year ago, and recently came to complete her River to the Ocean journey.

Testimonial from Cath Darling

I revisited Jan a year after completing ‘The River’. We worked together to complete the ‘River to the Ocean’ which I found incredibly enjoyable and powerful. Jan has a wonderful gift for being present, and witness to, and facilitating the process without interrupting the flow of attention and development. She has helped me enormously.

The ‘river to the ocean’ helped to consolidate the work I had completed with Jan a year previously. I enjoyed working creatively, drawing and writing and using colour. We explored where I had been emotionally over the past year and what values I now identify as being mine. We also looked at ways that I can bring my values into the way I live day to day. I had never reflected upon myself in this way before, and it has helped me tremendously. I use the gifts and knowledge I have gained from working with Jan, every day.

Her approach is gentle and non invasive, yet appropriately guiding and steering. She holds a warm loving space in which I have felt able to do some of my most private and important spiritual and emotional work. I trust that she treats my disclosure with sensitivity and care and I have total faith in her ability to maintain confidentiality and respect. She is a wonderful woman, with a gift for helping others discover their own true nature. I am so grateful to have met her and to have had the opportunity to work with her.

Joanna Clark – testimonial- May 2020

I started working with Jan about 6 weeks into this lockdown. Everything felt quite overwhelming and I was confused and anxious about taking the next right step, even for simple things like choosing my breakfast.

Using Jan’s skills and compassion along with The Life River process enabled me to find my centre again. I was supported to look back over my life, to accept and celebrate everything which had gone before and build on my strengths to direct me in the future.

Immediately I realised why nurturing a spiritual connection is so vital, as this allows me to feel fulfilled and whole. Jan opened me to possibilities which I’d not considered and nurtured a renewed sense of self belief, so important in these challenging times.

I even found the process of doing it virtually (rather than face-to-face, which would generally be my preferred option) very helpful as it enabled me to set aside some important personal space in my own home to honour my journey and my life.

Joanna Clark, May 2020

The Pier at Tynemouth

Jan lives in a beautiful part of the UK, this clip below gives you an insight into the amazing environment Jan conducts her life coaching courses within.

River to the Ocean

Jan lives in a beautiful part of the UK, this clip below gives you an insight into the amazing environment Jan conducts her life coaching courses within.

The Life River Retreat

A wonderful retreat with Lucy –

so good to unveil the magnificence in a being. When we recognise the uniqueness and gifts we bring to the world we have the confidence to be the best we can be in all that we do and are.

The image below is Lucy’s oracle that she created.

Lucy Mott 2020

Recent Retreats

I have recently spent two fantastic weekends working with amazing people on their own ‘Life River’ retreats. It’s such a privilege and an honour to work with my clients, enabling them to realize their own intrinsic worth.

Life's River

Here are their testimonials:

Over the course of a few months, including an exploratory weekend retreat, Jan was able to help me realise my potential in ways I would have never imagined. Her ability to help me extract the essence of my being, learning from past and present experiences in terms I would never normally consider, was revelatory. In this never-ending world of white noise, it is far too easy to forget to stand and appreciate the sound of silence; Jan has helped me to remember what silence sounds like, and feel what it is like to simply be.”

– Joss Thompson, Creative Producer

 


Jan what a JOY I feel very liberated- l feel we have somehow opened up permissions to allowing myself to identify and recognise my gifts and talents as intrinsic parts of my day to day existence  – rather than things people say ‘about me’- rather things that ARE me, and therefore to be cherished and respected by me!

Thanks so much for everything Jan- Your wonderful guidance and your generous hospitality – you nurtured my mind, my body and my soul all at once, in a wonderful retreat. I feel right now that the effects are going to be very lasting.

Jeanette Pritchard – Founder and CEO – JPC UGli – Brand Amplifier

 

A testimonial from an inspiring client

‘I joined Jan for a weekend retreat in her serene home at a time when I was feeling particularly vulnerable and in many ways emotionally stuck; I felt that the personal relationships I had chosen had invited chaos into my life. I was in need of intuitive guidance, a confidante and a friend with the experience to guide me towards a more conscious way of living.

Jan provided all these things, as well as the tools to identify my unique talents and a clear path to set about creating a life with a deeper, clearer purpose. Jan’s wealth of knowledge and training underpins her practice; it is her compassion and generous spirit that creates a safe space where issues and struggles can be worked through comfortably.

Since our retreat I have had more focus, drive, clarity, more creative energy and a sense of urgency to get the real work in my life done. Furthermore, Jan’s nurturing energy has taught me a great deal about self-care, mindfulness and realising the wonder in each moment and each breath. These are life-affirming skills I will take with me always.

I feel honoured to have spent time with such a generous and experienced mentor and can’t recommend her services highly enough. I believe we owe it to ourselves and the world to be the best we can be; Jan helps to unlock our innate potential.’

Lizzie Whyman- journalist