WELCOME GUIDE to
Holistic Self-Care & Heart-Centered Living
This life is beautiful and precious. You are a spiritual being having a human experience. Though you may have challenges along your path, you choose to remain strong and grounded in your purpose. You choose to live a life of joy, balance, and love by respecting yourself, others, and the earth because this is our home.
-Jen Marie Cliff, RN, BSN, RMT
I’m so honored to get to know you. This Guide provides information to lessen the overwhelm, ease the concerns, answer the common questions, and navigates your journey through my holistic business.
My goal is to not only get to know you on an emotional level, but also physical, mental, and spiritual level. This holistic approach gives me an advantage because not all practitioners do this.
I believe in a multi-faceted approach to bring forth the best outcome during a session. Some clients only need one session while most will need a handful or more.
It all depends on your motivation for balance, readiness to heal, and your open-mindedness to learn from alternative and complementary methods, like energy medicine.
So my dear, are you ready to expand your experiences, open your heart, and embrace a new way of perceiving yourself? I truly look forward to our session.
With Love & Light,
*Don’t get overwhelmed by the information. I like to be thorough. The most important part to read is the GOOD TO KNOW section. Then you can book your session. You'll get an automated email with a link to fill out the Preference Form which customizes your experience. You can also go back and read the extra stuff later.*
What is a holistic business?
Holistic practice embodies wholeness. It is the perspective that everything in our lives is all interwoven. Everything we do affects our body, mind, emotions, and spirit.
My Big Why
My lifetime goal is to become a global brand. I truly believe in holistic preventative self-care and natural healing methods. This idea is so essential to our well-being and it will place a positive impact on moms and their families.
Is all about you! I want to reach as many moms around the globe to fall in love with self-care because they truly deserve it. I want to provide the best holistic services and learning programs so moms can feel empowered, balanced, and truly happy while living an authentic life. This means embracing your whole self internally and externally without shame, regret, or sorrow because you are unique and amazing. Under all the constant stress and unlimited responsibilities there lies your true essence that's meant to live a life filled with purpose and joy.
To approach each session with an open heart, no judgement, no criticism, and no dominating the conversation. This is an equal partnership between the practitioner and client.
THE FOUNDER & PRACTITIONER
How It All Started
Who runs the business?
Jen is the founder and practitioner who will personally provide the 1-1 session. She is a nurse, spiritual mentor, life & wellness coach, intuitive healer, and teacher.
Most of my life I had no clear career path. I was interested in many things but never truly had a passion for a particular topic until energetic practices slowly introduced itself starting in my early 20's. In college, I applied for a Tai Chi Chih class thinking it was a type of martial arts. Instead, I discovered it was a kind of moving meditation involving the energetic body. I became friends with the teacher and she taught me about the 'unseen world' of the aura and chakra systems.
My Tai Chi Chih practice gradually faded until eight years later in nursing school I was introduced to Reiki. I started nursing school in my late 20's. There was this burning desire to make a difference in the world. So I began my mountainous journey - all uphill. In 2009, I moved to Maine, a place I have never been to. At that time, I was a non-traditional student, single, and had no children. Even though I did not have those external stressors I still had issues with insomnia, concentration, and weight gain during the program.
Looking back, I had no idea nursing school would be so rigorous. It came to the point that I needed a solution. My approach was to start with the least invasive method. Eventually, I found a massage therapist who also practiced Reiki - a therapy I was unfamiliar with but was intrigued. After only a couple of sessions, my body, mind, emotions, and ability to sleep improved significantly. In 2011, I graduated as a Reiki Master Teacher/Practitioner.
After years of practicing Reiki on myself, family, and friends I feel that it is time to evolve.
My time as a nurse gave me valuable experiences, specializing in:
Neurotrauma Critical Care Nurse
In addition, to my clinical background in nursing, I have unexpectedly started training with a local shaman in 2018. In a short amount of time, this healing technique has expanded my gratitude and practice as an intuitive healer.
As mentioned above, I specialized in nursing in three main areas. Over time, I realized nursing was not my true calling but a stepping stone towards a greater and deeper purpose.
Not to say that nursing doesn't touch many lives-because it does, nurses saves and comfort lives everyday-but it wasn't my calling.
My work lies in holistic energetic practices from what I currently practice and what I will learn in the future.
At the time, it was a difficult acceptance and challenging transition. I went from in-the-closet spiritual junkie to a proud holistic business owner.
Finally! The essential information you’ve been looking for!
I believe in being fully transparent and informative for my clients. Which is why I provided the previous information. Now for the good stuff.
Motherhood Is The Scariest 'Hood
There is truly nothing that can prepare a woman for motherhood. Before I officially became a mom, my son decided to make an already uncomfortable third trimester by trying to prematurely leave my womb FIVE times.
You can say I knew most of the hospital staff! And on the sixth attempt, my water broke-like a Hollywood movie scene with gushing fluid-all over the bathroom floor.
Even then, I was in denial of the pending delivery. So I made time to shove a towel in between my legs, clean the floors, then drive MYSELF to the hospital - it was only two minutes away. And my husband was working a 24 shift at the fire station and I was too stubborn to call 9-1-1.
Before my son was even born he made my life crazy challenging. But do I regret my decision in becoming a mom? ABSOLUTELY NOT!
I gave birth to Liam Timothy Cliff on June 20, 2017. It was the best day of my life, with my husband and mom by my side.
GOOD TO KNOW
A holistic approach with a touch of heart and soul.
You have the option to uniquely combine all three services at an affordable price or try them separately.
A hybrid service that combines life & wellness coaching services and spiritual mentoring to guide the client through current challenges.
This is a light to non-touch method, clients will remain fully clothed, while healing energy is gently sent to the body for ultimate relaxation. I intuitively work on energetic imbalances and blocks. Sessions include but not limited to energetic bodywork, crystal therapy, aromatherapy, and chakra balancing. Along with other numerous methods to clear, cleanse, strengthen, and balance the body, mind, heart, and spirit.
Practical techniques to take home which could include breath work, energy clearing, cleansing, protection, etc. depending on the client’s needs. These teachings will be either taught during the session or sent via email.
Note: If you have a serious medical condition please consult your physician or specialist. These approaches are wonderful to supplement with your health and wellness. Each session works in the present moment, therefore the experience will vary from person to person and session to session.
What To Expect From A Session
You will remain fully clothed at all times. Depending on your customized session, either combining services or experiencing them separately, you will be with Jen 1-1 the entire time. No matter how you choose your services, there will always be time to fill out paperwork and answer your questions.
All sessions will be privately located in Jen's Sacred Space.
Common Questions & Concerns
Do I have to believe in a particular religion for the healing to work?
Absolutely not. The origins of energy medicine honor several ancient spiritual believes and techniques. The healing session does not require a client to have a particular belief system. Instead, as long as the client is open and curious about the ideas of energy medicine the energy will flow.
What is non-touch Reiki?
Every Reiki practitioner will vary their preference on hand technique. Non-touch means the practitioner's hands are above the physical body. Reiki does not require the practitioner to touch the client. (Distant Reiki Sessions will be available later in the year.) Nor does the practitioner actually do the healing. The energy itself is channeled through the practitioner from the Divine. Light-touch is hand placements on the physical body. A practitioner will never touch the genital area, buttocks, or a female's chest area.
What is energetic bodywork?
This is an all-encompassing term that honor various ancient techniques involving the energetic body including the auras, chakras, and meridians. All three main systems interweave one another that make up the client's unique blueprint. Every thought, action, and emotion positively or negatively influence the energetic body which then influences the physical body. Everything is energy. And everything has a ripple effect within and outside ourselves. Energy medicine is non-invasive, non-manipulative (e.g. like massage), and gentle. Each session will vary because energy medicine works in the moment and what the client needs. Clients may feel immediate results or even later in the week. It's best not to have any expectations because a session is never the same.
Will I experience any pain during the session?
Most sessions clients are relaxed and feel at peace. On some occassions, there may be discomfort. When that happens, its energy trying to release itself. Other times, clients may feel a rush of emotions coming to the surface. This is called an emotional release. Many people bury deep emotions which can negatively influence the physical body and cause chronic stress.
Can I keep my clothes on during the session?
YES. Clients will keep their clothes on at all times. Shoes, hats, and even jewelry may be removed for comfort and convenience.
Is a healing session best for certain people?
A healing session is best for everyone! Energy medicine or bodywork does not discriminate. It embraces all.
As a starting out business owner, my services will be provided in an intimate, quiet, home-based setting. The address is provided below under the CONTACT & SOCIAL MEDIA section. My big business dream is to have a retreat-like institute in the middle of the woods near Roanoke. I'm excited to see where this business takes us!
Why at home?
I believe a business owner can make any place a professional setting with intention and attitude. Sessions will take place on the lower level within Jen's Sacred Space and transition into the guest suite this Fall 2019.
The home is newly renovated with several house projects planned for this year. We will always make sure you have a parking spot and an easy way to get to the front door!
Park either in the driveway by the mailbox or side of the road.
Mom Meet Ups - Weekly on Fridays I'm hosting at the house, South County Library, or a local coffee shop. Please review the location before attending. Come stop by, hang out, and meet new friends! The events will be posted on the website and the Facebook business page.
The residential building is located in the Cave Spring area in Roanoke, Virginia. There are two main ways to get there. It's within a quiet neighborhood, so please do not speed.
You may park on the side of the road or the upper driveway, both near the mailbox. Google Maps Street view is an older version of the building. It was recently renovated. It's now a grey house with a teal door.
From Electric Road SW
Turn onto Brookwood Drive and take an immediate left onto Glenbrook Drive. Take your first left onto Gieser Road. Go pass Easthill Drive and it's the third house to your left. Welcome!
From Orander Drive SW
The backway is Castle Rock Road onto Orander Drive SW. This gets you into the neighborhood. Drive up the hill and stop at the stop sign. Turn left onto Gieser. After the intersection, it's the third house on your right. Welcome!
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