Supporting the journey to self~understanding and healing.

Mind~Body~Spirit Fitness and Wellness through Holistic Life Coaching services with Jen Deraspe, MS, Sports Medicine/Athletic Training, Certified Facilitator; The Work of Byron Katie Meditation Instructor & Certified Hatha Yoga and Holden Qi Gong Instructor

I have studied and worked in the health, wellness and personal development industry since 1983. From instructing university classes, to leading community workshops and retreats as well as one on one personal development coaching, I truly appreciate the human being’s will to expand and heal. I am here to guide your journey back to your True Nature, back Home to your best Self.

There are many aspects to healing and the diversity of my training and experience touches many aspects. As a life~long student, participant, instructor, and healing arts practitioner, I have noticed a consistent pattern;  health and healing happen in a holistic manner. The whole person needs attention and care for lasting change, health and peace to sustain.

There are seven components to holistic wellness. To feel in harmony and empowered, attention and care ought to be given to each health aspect.

What is available to you by committing to Holistic Life Coaching with me:

  • Guidance & reflection tapping you into your own inherent wisdom & clarity
  • Greater life energy and revitalization
  • Empowerment through intelligent and informed lifestyle choices
  • A greater sense of groundedness, connection and creativity

What people say about Jen’s Holistic Life Coaching services:

“When I asked Jen to come and present The Work of Katie Byron at my Therapeutic Breathwork Practitioner Training, I knew why. Years earlier I had attended a retreat where she presented The Work and after many years of working with the worksheets, and reading Katie’s book- no one had ever come close to explaining it quite as Jen did.

Her presentation to us all was so powerful- clear, insightful, honest. There were so many moments when I could feel the literal transmission to us all about the importance of questioning your thoughts and gaining freedom from suffering. Jen has a way of speaking directly and yet compassionately right to the heart of liberation for oneself. It was a deep honor to have her as part of the training program and I would definitely recommend her offers to anyone- especially if you want to learn more and explore the real process of inquiry through The Work of Katie Byron.”

~Tania Zuckerman, Spiraldance Breathwork Owner, Therapeutic Breathwork Practitioner and Teacher

“Making the decision to schedule my first session with Jen was one of the best decisions I’ve ever made. She helped me save me. I worked with Jen earlier this year in a frail state of mind; I’m the midst of a very hard time. In my first call speaking with Jen, I immediately felt a sense of comfort; as though this stranger on the phone knew me and truly cared for me.

Jen not only provides me with verbal guidance but also, many tools to be successful in my healing and learning in each day as I navigate life on my own. Jen has opened my mind to introduced me to meditation practices and suggested books that I have read that have significantly impacted my way of thinking.

Over the last 6 months of doing The Work with Jen, I’ve grown and accessed a level of mindfulness and self-awareness that I didn’t know could exist. Working with Jen has changed my life for the best and set me on a path of self discovery that I will forever be grateful for. For the first time in my life, I notice a state of calm coming into my days; peace. Friends have made note lately of how much of a change they’ve seen in me and how proud they are that I’ve taken the time to work on me. I’m on this journey toward total equanimity and don’t plan on stopping. I don’t know that I would have started on this path had it not been for Jen. I am forever grateful.

If you’re unsure about working with Jen, my best advice would be to just give it a session. If you get even a fraction of what I got from my time working with Jen; you’ll be better than you were before you started.

Jen and I keep in touch I consider her a mentor, a coach and a friend. I do plan to continue sessions with Jen to keep life progressing in a healthy, happy direction.”

~ Sarah W

JenMy integrative holistic life coaching program utilizes the following tools and opportunities customized especially for you:

  • The Work™ of Byron Katie, a meditation method of self~inquiry, that brings mental clarity, undoes limiting beliefs and judgements and helps to direct clear action
  • Guided meditation and mindfulness practices for greater peace and presence as inspired by Thich Nhat Hanh, Eckhart Tolle, Mooji
  • Simple, accessible at-home practices in Qi Gong and Mindful Hatha Yoga for self-healing
  • Safe, simple and effective resistance training and functional movement patterns to increase tone, strength, and mobility
  • Holistic nutrition & conscious food guidance as inspired by The Schwarzbein Principle and the Wahl’s Protocol

The more we begin to learn about our own mind, the more we discover how we all share the same thoughts and beliefs. We begin to realize that our inner world, our perceptions, judgments and stories are the source of our suffering. Through The Work of Byron Katie, we identify our stressful thoughts,  ask ourselves four questions and see if we can discover how the opposite could just as true if not truer than the original belief. The Work opens the mind to other perspectives, takes us out of victim-consciousness and creates empowerment, clarity and freedom in what once seemed like impossible situations. Honest self-inquiry leaves you the humble student, open to life and living fully, freely and fearlessly.

Certified Facilitator

In 2009, Jen was licensed as a Certified Facilitator of The Work of Byron Katie, having completed an 800 hour/2 year immersion into this transformative process through the Institute for The Work™. Jen is a student to life and is discovering how it truly is a friendly universe. She welcomes those open to discovering the same. She has been actively sharing The Work™ since 2006 and uses it consistently as a tool for mental freedom and peace.

I’m available by phone, in person, or to come to your home, office, church, to work with small or large circles. Contact me for group rates and possibilities to experience a customized workshop, holistic coaching immersion or retreat in your space or ours, incorporating mindfulness, meditation, yoga, time in nature and The Work™ of Byron Katie as a direct, simple, profound and powerful means to experience more peace, fearlessness, and freedom in your life and in all your relationships.

Customized Holistic Life Coaching packages are available to you from the comfort of your own home, through phone or Skype/Zoom or at our eco-friendly retreat center in southwestern Maine.

In addition, Jen may also be available to travel to your space for a lifestyle wellness immersion for those interested in fast track transformation.

Create your own life coaching package or choose from one of the 4 following options:

Option 1: Hourly Facilitations by phone, Skype, Zoom or in person:

Logistics, Rates and Policies:

You can conveniently and effectively work with Jen from the comfort of your home or office on the phone or through Skype. Jen offers a free introductory session to determine if this is a beneficial match and the program resonates.

Contact us to set up your free introductory coaching session via phone, zoom, or Skype.

Rates:
Choose your own rate!
Self~assessed sliding scale:
$65-$95+ per hour(in person, phone, Skype or Zoom)

  • One hour sessions include a brief guided meditation and facilitation session.
  • Ninety minute sessions include a check in, guided meditation and facilitation session.
  • It is strongly recommended that you commit to a minimum of 4 weekly consecutive sessions in order to develop your own understanding and practice of this powerful self-inquiry meditation tool; The Work of Byron Katie
  • Pre-payment is required to reserve your appt times.

Reserve your spot now!

Option 2: 3 Day Residential Holistic Life Coaching Immersion in Maine

Retreats provide an opportunity to immerse into who and what you are without the distractions, responsibilities, and content of your life back home. You will be offered one-on-one facilitation and exercises that meet you exactly where you are and guide you back to your True Nature. See how the truth will set you free, by undoing one negative belief at a time.

  • Private eco-cabin or yurt stay (2 nights)
  • 12 hours of one-on-one facilitation sessions and guided reflective solo exercises.
  • Access to our personal enrichment resource library
  • Daily guided meditation sessions

Fee: $995 – Includes 2 night’s private cabin or yurt retreat and programming. Begins at 2pm on day one and ends at 2pm on day 3. Dates are available year round based on availability. Extend your stay for $95 a night. This holistic life coaching residential immersion is also  available in your space for additional fees.

Reserve your spot now!

Option 3: 7-Day Residential Holistic Life Coaching Immersion in Maine

This extended retreat provides a special opportunity to delve deeply into what has been keeping you from peace, love and freedom that you inherently are. This immersion will guide and hold you gently and intently to what it is that you came here for. Through one-on-one facilitation and customized exercises, you will be given the opportunity to truly experience a release from the chains that weigh you down. See how the truth will set you free,  your truth, by questioning the stories and perceived limitations that keep you captive.

  • Private eco-cabin stay (6 nights)
  • 20 hours of one-on-one facilitation sessions and guided reflective solo exercises over spaced over your 7-day immersion
  • Access to our personal enrichment resource library
  • Daily guided meditation sessions
  • 1 Private wood-fired sauna steam bath appointment
  • Therapeutic Massage Session (1 hour)

Fee: $2195 – Includes 6 night’s private cabin or yurt retreat, 20 hours one on one coaching sessions, private sauna steam bath, and one-hour therapeutic massage session. Begins at 2 pm on day one and ends at 2 pm on day 7. Dates are available year-round based on availability. Extend your stay for $95 a night. This holistic life coaching residential immersion is also available in your space for additional fees.

Reserve your spot now!

Cancellation Policy
There is a 24-hour cancellation policy for a scheduled facilitation session. If you cancel your appointment within 24 hours or do not keep your appointment, you will be billed for that session. If you are late for an appointment, it will still end at the scheduled end time. There is a 25% cancellation fee for any residential coaching immersion cancellations that occur within 30 days of the immersion start date. There are no refunds for early departures or late arrivals for residential coaching immersions, workshops, retreats, or telecourses.

Podcast

The truth will set you free. Do you want to know the truth?

The Work of Byron Katie is a simple yet powerful process of self-inquiry that teaches you to identify and question the stressful thoughts that cause all the suffering in your life. The Work is a way to self-understanding and self-awareness, to discovering what’s hurting you and begin to end your stress and suffering. The Work of Byron Katie will bring you to your own truth in the moment, in a situation in your life that has been plaguing you, sometimes for year.

Do any of these thoughts sound familiar?
“I need to know what to do.”
“Life isn’t fair.”
“There’s not enough time.”
“I know what you need.”
“There’s too much to do.”
“S/He rejected me.”
“There’s something wrong with me.”
“I am too fat, too old, too sick, too short, too tall, too… too… too…”

The more we begin to learn about our own minds, the more we discover how we all share the same thoughts and beliefs. We begin to realize that our inner world, our perceptions, judgments and stories are the source of our suffering. Through The Work of Byron Katie, we identify our stressful thoughts,  ask ourselves four questions and see if we can discover how the opposite could just as true if not truer than the original belief. The Work opens the mind to other perspectives, takes us out of victim-consciousness and creates empowerment, clarity and freedom in what once seemed like impossible situations. Honest self-inquiry leaves you the humble student, open to life and living fully, freely and fearlessly.

“The Buddha compares his teaching to a raft that takes people from the shore of suffering to the shore of freedom. He says that that’s its only purpose. When you reach the other shore, you leave the raft behind. It would be ridiculous to strap it onto your back and carry it around as you walk. It’s the same with spiritual teachings, he says, even the clearest of them…I love how the Buddha undercuts his own words and leaves us with no ground to stand on.

The Work too is like a raft. The four questions and the turnarounds help you move from confusion to clarity. Eventually, through practice, you no longer impose your thinking onto reality, and you can experience everything as it really is: as pure grace. At that point the questions themselves become unnecessary. They are replaced by a wordless questioning that undoes every stressful thought immediately, as it arises. It’s the mind’s way of meeting itself with understanding. The raft has been left behind. You have become the questions. They’ve become as natural as breathing, so they’re no longer needed.

When we reach the “other” shore, we realize that we have never left the short we started from. There’s only one shore, and we are already there, though some of us haven’t realized it yet. We think that we need to get from here to there, but there turns out to be here.  It was here all along.

When you sit in a state of contemplation, seeing what actually exists, excluding everything remembered or anticipated, the Buddha-mind becomes apparent, and you wake up as the unborn. If you really want peace, if you understand that self-inquiry goes beyond life and death, your practice will leave you on the other shore, which turns out not to be the other but the only shore. Thoughts of a different shore were imagination, and when you realize this, you realize that you have always been on the shore  that the Buddha points to. No raft necessary. ”  Byron Katie,  A Mind at Home with Itself

If you are new to The Work, and interesting in exploring the possibility of working with Jen as your holistic life coach, you are invited to make an appointment for a free phone facilitation at: HolisticCoachJen@gmail.com.