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.
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
‘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
Living in these uncertain times can make us feel overwhelmed and powerless to make a difference. Here is the best news – we all have power!
It’s just a case of being ourselves, knowing ourselves and bringing our uniqueness to all that we are and do. Humanity is like a jigsaw puzzle, you are a piece of that puzzle – without you the puzzle is not complete – all of us are equally important.
Move out of the cave and into the light!
My mission is to inspire people to be their authentic selves and shine their light in the world.
We live in a time of exponential change – the fragile fabric of society has been shown up for what it is and we are entering a new paradigm of chaos and uncertainty.
The technical advances are rapid and awe inspiring, and at the same time the old norms are being swept away. These are uncharted waters and navigating them can be can be scary and confusing.
The only place that we can be sure of is our selves – to look inside our hearts and find our own inner compass – our own true north.
I can help you find your own true north!
Contact me on: www.etoileenterprises.co.uk
‘You are not accidental-existence needs you.
Without you something will be missing in existence and nobody can replace it.
That’s what gives you dignity, that the whole existence will miss you-the stars, the sun and the moon, the trees and the birds and the earth-everything in the universe will feel a small place is vacant which can not be filled by anyone else but you.
This gives you tremendous joy, a fulfillment that you are related to existence, and existence cares for you. Once you are clean and clear you can see tremendous love falling on you from all dimensions. (Osho)
When we let go of the old experiences and have gratitude for the lessons they have taught us, then we are able to allow new, fresh growth to come in.
The time has come for me to change the focus of my work.
For many years now I have been working in education promoting health and wellbeing in schools, and have been doing coaching in addition to that work.
Now I have decided to put all of my energies into my coaching practice – this is where my heart lies. I’m following my bliss!
I had no idea of what I wanted to put on my collage for this year. It had taken me ages to get round to doing it – it never seemed to be the ‘right time’ and I hadn’t got a definite trajectory I wanted to follow.
‘Practice what you preach’ my spirit whispered- ‘just start and see what comes’.
I got out old Xmas and birthday cards and started to pick ones I was drawn to – and then went on to the magazine images and words. It all happened exactly as it should – I relaxed – tore out the images and words that I was drawn to and put them together on card and here is the result .
It was a surprise to my conscious mind – so much green and gardens and flowers and magic- peace and light and unfolding power. I’m getting to know what my essence wants and working with it without the boundaries of the monkey mind – who knows what will unfold- exciting!
Come to one of our youcan2 days and try it out for yourself – it’s powerful, quiet and revealing. Treat yourself to a pamper day for the spirit and see where it takes you.
I was plodging by the sea today, and revelling in the warmth (yes, warmth in the north sea!) and the feeling of the silvery water on my feet and sand between my toes – bliss- I watched the dogs careering headlong into the water splashing away and the nursery children sreaming in mock terror and excitement jumping over the waves.
Simple pleasures that fill your soul with joy – savouring the beauty of the patterns on the sand, the seaweed in its splendour of lime greens and deep reds gliding serenely in the crystal clear waters-the reflections of the clouds and sky on the wet sand.
This is my heaven when I choose to appreciate it.