Profile of Choice-1Hi and welcome! I’m Junie Swadron.

You’ve arrived at the place
where your past can be re-written
your future can be re-shaped
and your life can be transformed!

NEW! My signature program, Re-Write Your Life,
is now an online course through DailyOm!

Re-Write Your LIfe, by Junie Swadron, on DailyOm
 
Imagine waking up each morning, full of grace and optimism, relieved of what you once felt were insurmountable burdens. This is what you can look forward to as you re-write your life stories with an attitude that your healing journey is simply non-negotiable. You are ready to live with peace and harmony and that is when big magic happens. Ready to transform your story? Learn more and register for the course here.

If you are ready to live the life you love, put the past to bed, and live life fully in today, I can help!

My confidence is rooted in my work for over 20 years as a psychotherapist, international speaker, workshop facilitator, professional writing coach, author and playwright. As well, I spend time as a peer support worker and certified facilitator of WRAP (Wellness Recovery Action Plan) at the BC Schizophrenia Society, Victoria, BC Branch.

I have guided literally thousands of students and clients over the years in a unique process that has completely transformed how they experience their life journey. They were able to let go of old resentments, hurts and regrets and make peace with their past. You can too, with my online course through DailyOm, Re-Write Your Life.

Every story, no matter how painful, can become the elixir of healing, transformation and ultimately joy!

Watch this video to see what students are saying about my work:

Books and Plays by Junie Swadron

Re-Write Your Life: A Transformational Guide to Writing and Healing the Stories of Our Lives

Bonus Picture2Re-Write Your Life is a unique guided writing experience that empowers you to let go of old resentments, hurts and regrets and make peace with your past so you can rejoice in your life today. This book stands alone, and is also an excellent companion to my Re-Write Your Life online course on DailyOm. Get the book.

Junie Swadron is both a guide and a muse. Her book is a bright lantern, illuminating the often dark and tricky terrain of the soul. Grounded in personal experience, her techniques catalyze the deep authenticity possible to us all.   —Julia Cameron, Author of The Artist’s Way

Write Where You Are: A Book for Those who Dream of Writing but Don’t Know Where to Begin

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If you really want to write but don’t know where to begin, this book is for you!

It offers foolproof and often hilarious solutions to get even the biggest sceptics writing. It’s a guidebook that takes away all the fears you have locked in the closet. Purchase the book.

 

 

Madness Masks and Miracles: A Play to Help Dispel Myths and Stigmas about Mental Illness

Title ClipMadness, Masks and Miracles© is about the madness or the dark night of the soul we all go through as we walk our human journey, the masks we wear to hide the madness the sadness, heartbreak or grief lest we be judged and ostracized, and the miracles that allow us to take off our masks and stand tall in all of who we really are. Learn more here.

 

Upcoming Events

Sunday Afternoon Writing Circles (weekly writing circle in Victoria)

The afternoon is about sharing from our hearts, it’s laughter, it’s friendship. It’s learning to stop judging our work, it’s sipping tea. It’s finding our voice and feeling safe to speak our words out loud. It’s about being authentic and kind. It’s about music and moving our bodies during the break. It’s about creativity and it’s about catharsis, allowing the writing to become our wise teacher. It’s poetry and it’s prose. It is short stories and drawings that we write from. In short, it’s a love fest, both on and off the page! Full details here. Note: You must RSVP. Thank you!

Junie, these afternoons have renewed my creative spirit and I love the camaraderie of the participants. Thank you! —Eve Sanders

Creating a Visual Memoir Using Writing and Collage

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A five-day retreat in Taos, New Mexico! For this workshop, I’m collaborating with Gwen Fox, an internationally acclaimed award winning artist, teacher, speaker and art coach. October 9 – 13, 2017. More information and registration here.

 

Counselling Services

Are you dealing with difficult circumstances at the moment and having a hard time coping? If so, you do not have to feel isolated and alone. I can help you re-establish a strong state of mind where you feel empowered to make healthy choices that will bring you back into a state of well-being. You are not a victim of your circumstances. No matter what you are facing, there is always hope, and with proper guidance, care and commitment, you can indeed turn your life around. Please see more information here.

Are You Looking for a Dynamic Keynote Speaker?

If you belong to an organization that is looking for a dynamic keynote speaker who laces all her talks with humour, I would love to hear from you. I have given talks over many years now and lately I am feeling called to give even more. In light of this, I find myself writing more. Now these talks are itching to find their audiences. Oh, and by the way, they are much more than talks; they are experiences of the heart. To discuss the possibilities, please contact me.

Workshops

Re-Write Your Life 

Writing your life stories is a deep and powerful process that acknowledges and honours your life’s journey. This 8-week workshop is designed to assist you in remembering and… Read more

Write Where You Are

Everybody can write. Some people say that everyone can sing and I agree. After facilitating writing workshops for over 20 years, I also maintain that everyone can write. Read more

Author Support 

Are you writing a book? Are you dreaming of becoming a published author, or even getting that second or third book published, and you feel like you just can’t get to the finish line? Read more

Watch this video to get a taste of what a workshop with Junie looks like: 

What People Are Saying . . . 

“I have attended Junie’s workshops a number of times and have found the tools she offers to be a gentle passage into self-awareness and healing. Her work stems from her own authentic life experience which calls you to face your life story with a profound honesty.”

–Rev. Doreen Holmes

“Somewhere deep inside I knew I could write; I just didn’t know how to go about it. Thanks you for the process you teach, thank you for the liberating safe space you provide and thank you because I can’t imagine not writing every again.”

–Tommy Bluestein

“ When I put the pen to paper in the form which you taught me, my heart comes alive and stirs my soul into a recognition and familiarity I’ve never felt before. You have guided me through my frightened blur of confusion to a place of greater clarity and peace – given each of us a greater understanding of our worth, a reaffirmation that we can do it- and it’s worth the effort. ‘Always, your approach is gentle, your manner is intensely present, your suggestions appropriate and always heart-felt. Thank you!”

–Catherine Friedberg

“I am so indebted to you. When I told you I was not comfortable in groups or sometimes not even leaving the house, you coached me privately on the telephone in a way that made me feel that we were together in the same room. I have learned so much; mostly that my writing has become my best friend and wise teacher. I have moved from a place of not believing in myself to a place where I am healthier and happier. I now get it when you say, “Your voice on the page becomes your voice in the world.” I am speaking up in ways I never have before and I feel almost ready to publish my poetry. Thank you!”

–Wendy Hill