COMMUNITY
GRIEF, TRAUMA & Philosophy 

CIRCLES   

CREATE FLOW

Supporting people on their path to finding who they are, wherever they are, in community, we find Truth.

As one participant swiftly said:

 

"Healthy!"

 

 

There is a great gift in being heard.  There is a great gift in coming together with others to share diverse opinion. There is a great gift in feeling what needs to be felt. There is a great gift in healing what needs to be healed, seeing what needs to be seen. There is great gift in recognizing and witnessing change in others.  

 

Recognizing change in Self is where the Glory begins, the rest is an emanation of your inner world, the way it's always been."

~ Jon

SERVICE OFFERINGS TO

MY COMMUNITY

servicing central and north vancouver island

Socrates Cafe - Philosophy Circle

every 1st Thursday 

530-730pm

van isl regional library, bowser, bc

"Come find truth"

When: 1st Thursday every month (writing this in 2020) 530-730pm.

Where: Vancouver Island Regional Library, Bowser, BC, 6996 Island Hwy W

Investment? Your contemplation. Only your presence is required :) Free.

WHY!?

We aim to engage more and more of ‘the people’ in the democratic process by revolutionizing the way we interact with another. This in turn can transform how we educate, raise and govern one another. It drives the evolution of a more inclusive and participatory society — and, as a result, of democracy itself. We believe everyone matters and counts, and that a vibrant open society hinges on an informed, engaged and enlightened citizenry. To that end, ‘we the people’ have to get together — more often than not in public places and spaces — and take part in regular exchanges about our ideas and ideals. This transforms how we relate to one another, to ourselves, and to our society

~ Chris Phillips, Socrates Cafe Founder

I expect there to be some very interesting dialogue to come

 

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COMMUNITY GRIEF & TRAUMA CIRCLES

*North and central vancouver island

An opportunity to connect with fellow community members in a safe, confidential and open space for all to come share their story.

* Community Grief, Trauma & Healing Circles happen once a month in Bowser, BC. If you are interested in hosting a meet-up, or workshop to collectively grieve as is in our Nature, connect with me to see if we can make it work.

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Any number of modalities and awareness teachings/techniques are applied to these circles, and therefore I like to keep them fairly fluid. When we share, we obtain insight, clarity and a sense of ease around our dilemmas.

These are intended to be highly practical meet-ups to surface trauma, witness change in one another, where we have indicated we need to go in another direction.

 We could use forms of sound therapy, movement exercises, keening, laughing, silence, dreaming, holding space, any number of things.  We simply show up, share, and see what is required.

 

The circle, or power of its presence is enough to inform us what is needed to remedy the changes we all seek to make, wherever that is, whoever you are, only a willingness and curiosity to make a difference in one's life is required.

CLIENT TESTIMONIALS

"I was very encouraged by the level of comfort we felt with one another right from the first night. This speaks to Jon’s ability to create ease in a circle. I was delighted with the level of honesty , authenticity and respect shared by the people in the group . As a facilitator, Jon modelled these attributes, and set the tone. I was also moved by the fact that we all felt equal in the group, there was no sense of leader and followers. It felt like Our group. And of course the message of dropping into our hearts and out of our heads carries into our daily lives still . I feel like, as a group, we got the message."

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"Healthy!"

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"I had experienced profound Joy before, but I seemed to have lost it. Then Jon suggested I go ahead and feel it, and I did, there it was, almost instantaneously! It was inside, there all along, it was absolutely profound." 

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" I always appreciate Jon's enthusiastic yet calming healing energy. I  leave the session feeling empowered, clear minded, and excited with who I am! "

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"The course served me in the exact way I was hoping it would...giving me a chance to connect with other humans every week while also giving me a space and tools to practice bringing my life from head-centered to heart-centered."

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I'M AN ORIGINAL CATCHPHRASE

 

 

 

 

For some elderly people, LONELINESS IS TOO COMMON OF AN EXPERIENCE.

Connection is a Remedy.

We do this through circle time :)

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Many of us have not experienced the power of sharing the gift of sitting in circle since they were small children.

How OPPORTUNISTIC!

I believe that the greatest gift we can give one another is our attention, our ears. When that connection allows one to be a little freer, or a little more confident, or a little more understanding, little more loving, a little more curious, that little more goes a long way, and that is why I do this. Because that happens too often.

CREATING

JOY

for ELDERS

CREATE FLOW

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"I had experienced profound Joy before, but I seemed to have lost it. Then Jon suggested I go ahead and feel it, and I did, there it was, almost instantaneously! It was inside, there all along, it was absolutely profound." 

A joyful participant, Pender Island, BC.

 

Click play to hear an amazing testimonial of what Creating Joy did for a participant of this course offering, simply :)

Transformative engagement

When we come together to discuss openly, without judgement, in a safe container, the things that cause us so much stress in Life, we open up to a transformational opportunity to see the world differently, with new eyes.

Much of our stress and response to trauma has been conditioned in the mind, at no fault of our own. Since children, we may not have had adequate ways of dealing with shock, abandonment, abuse (of any kind), mal-nourishment, lack of discipline or safety. With emotional capacity under-served as children, we fall victim to traumatic response. Our nervous system ceases up and neural connections (tapes) form to inform us and defend us from attack. The attack is all self-made, unfortunately.

Fortunately, the resolution is also self-made. It's up to each of us. To take back control of our health, our future, our vision of success, to come together and honour our inner nature so we can better appreciate our outer Nature, and take care of it like the stewards we were brought here to be.

One's ability to be with Nature (i.e. the trees, the flowers, the rocks, the water, the sun and all elements really) is their connection to their own ability to connect in with their Inner Nature. 

Traumatic response plays behind the scenes.  When we come together to discuss the things in Life that cause so much sadness, dispair, disbelief, confusion, grief, anger, these are the opportunities that create room for something different!

Gone are the ways where we need to keep everything secret. The secret is out, everyone is carrying the same angst in various load sizes and we can all get through it by recognizing this.

In open community format, magic is reaquainted with the world of therapy as it has no boundaries, is open to the sponteaneity of the moment, and I most certainly guarantee you, things in your Life will begin to shift.

The only way to experience being held, seen, and heard by community is to come out and see for yourself.

note, testimonials are okay sign posts, but check in with your heart by doing long deep breathing and ask whether you should contact or not. An opening = YES, a closing = NO. If YES ACT, 

my services are a Gift, don't let your lack and limitations hold you back, we need to invest in our selves now more than ever!

I have learned Grief from my experience through Grief. Both of people lost, but also so much more than I immediately knew to be on the surface.

The grief of our lost connections, the destruction we've committed, and that which we see on a daily basis.  The grief of lost opportunities of our Ancestors that are still with us today, walking, waiting.

I came here to Earth to be a cryer of sorts. As a boy this was not welcomed. It was frowned upon, although at times I could not hold it back, it was too much, regardless of who was there, I released and it often got ridiculed.

Later in Life, I learned great power and freedom in expressing what i was feeling and liberating others to do the same as well. In community, this is so HEALTHY! It brings me great joy.

Grief is the challenge, the solution and the key to a brighter future, guaranteed.

When we learn to listen to others, feel safe to express ourselves, our relationships improve, and we step into a more active role in ensuring the health and sustainability of ourselves and the communities we live in.

Connect

With Me

Servicing the entire Globe from Vancouver Island BC, Canada. 

With the power of these ways, I can remotely do ANYTHING I can do in-person. 

With compensation, I am able to travel if you prefer to meet in person .

Or you can visit our Farm in the Qualicum Bay area if you are near.

Wherever you are, whatever your budget, let's see how we can and will create Channels of Flow.

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NOTE: Because this work is accumulative in nature, I don't recommend one-off sessions to work out life challenges, but I am not in the model of holding people to elongated plans. We can work as long as you or I like.  If we have specific goals, sometimes we require patience, focus, will, and determination to break-through these issues. The invisible realms of medicine (mental, emotional, spiritual) is objective and will help us understand what is required to integrate the changes into our life, what needs to be cleared and what our minds, body and soul can handle are always in our highest good and therefore we cannot force things. We always have an option to part ways. We should never be locked into something we no longer choose to do. This is true freedom, sounds refreshing doesn't it?

 

DISCLAIMER

Jon Martin is not a medical professional, counsellor, or therapist, and none of his advice should ever be taken in the place of professional advice on any physical or mental health matters, relationships, or careers. The information provided is purely for educational purposes. Individuals must use their own discretion, judgment and common sense at all times and should not break any local, national or international laws. Under no circumstances will Jon be held liable or responsible for any direct, indirect, incidental, punitive, special or consequential damages arising out of the use of, or inability to use, the information and practices he shares. If you have a medical condition or health concern, always consult your doctor.

 

DISCLAIMER

Jon Martin is not a medical professional, counsellor, or therapist, and none of his advice should ever be taken in the place of professional advice on any physical or mental health matters, relationships, or careers. The information provided is purely for educational purposes. Individuals must use their own discretion, judgment and common sense at all times and should not break any local, national or international laws. Under no circumstances will Jon be held liable or responsible for any direct, indirect, incidental, punitive, special or consequential damages arising out of the use of, or inability to use, the information and practices he shares. If you have a medical condition or health concern, always consult your doctor.