Health and Wellness

Hope, Healing and WellBeing

Mary Treacy O'Keefe

Hope, Healing and WellBeing – Holistic Psychotherapy with Jeffry Jeanetta-Wark, LICSW

Jeffry Jeanetta-Wark, is a holistic psychotherapist who uses an eclectic approach to helping his patients at his Center for Integrative Wellbeing. Jeffry first defines what it means to be a holistic or integrated psychotherapist who brings together an awareness of the mind, in connection to the body, emotions and spirit. It also focuses on energy in reference to mental healthcare. He describes some holistic techniques including Thought Field Therapy and Emotional Freedom Techniques, two tapping techniques that helps someone deal with painful memories, and reduce the discomfort of distressing emotions and a variety of other health issues. Other stress management skills he teaches people include breathing techniques, diaphramic deep breathing, heart rate monitoring, and reframing thinking to calm down. Shamanism is explained as a helpful practice for healing using herbs, nature, energy and the universe He gives an example of how a person can bring intention and ritual into her healing process. Totems are animal spirits who can help people. One of Jeffry’s special areas of expertise is working with adolescent males including through the use of stories and archetypes. He shares information about the Integrative Healer’s Consortium which meets monthly in the Twin Cities.

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