Mental Health in the Workplace
Mental illness is on the rise.
Junie Swadron and David Halliwell have written a song to give a new context to the meaning of ‘mental illness’.
ACHA: The Academy for Creative and Healing Arts is where Junie teaches others how to transform mental illness into mental health.
Your soul meets you on the page and something shifts.
You strengthen, and you begin to stand taller.
Then one day you begin to notice that your voice on the page has become your voice in the world.
Are you writing a book?
You’ve come to the right place if you…
- Are a successful, innovative, creative entrepreneur, business leader, or coach thinking of writing a book.
- Have a vision of a proven system for success in your professional field that you want to share with others?
- Want to make a difference in the world with your expertise, wisdom, and brilliance?
- Your book is your calling card! Writing a book is your ticket to reaching countless people worldwide, no matter where you’re showing it off . . . on your website, on social media, at speaking engagements, or on the New York Times Best Sellers List!
Allow me to introduce myself
I’m Junie Swadron, Author, International Speaker, Psychotherapist, Playwright. I work with beginners, seasoned writers, and already-published authors. And I coach people wherever they are on the continuum of writing their book.
Helping you to become a recognized and sought-after author is my true calling. It’s a privilege to walk beside another soul who chooses to bring his or her ideas off the page and into the world.
I look forward to the journey of your success — let’s talk!
Your Life Matters! the Book
Author Mentorship Program
Sunday Morning Sacred Writing Circles
Self-Paced Program: Re-Write Your Life
Why work with Junie when writing a book?
Junie Swadron is a successfully published author of four acclaimed books, Your Life Matters! 8 Simple Steps to Writing Your Story, Re-Write Your Life, Write Where You Are and Colouring Your Dreams Come True. She is the creator of the Your Life Matters Author Mentorship Program and the Re-Write Your Life online course, and the author, actor, and producer of the hit play, Madness, Masks and Miracles.
Junie has guided thousands of students and clients through her unique book writing process that has completely transformed how they experience their life journey. And her hands-on personal coaching and passion for her work will bring you more success, leverage, and credibility to you both personally and professionally.
What will you receive?
You will receive over 30 years of experience Junie has achieved as an international speaker, workshop facilitator, professional writing coach, author, playwright, and psychotherapist. She’s sincere when she asks, “What’s your story?”
Writing a book is a huge endeavour
I know what this journey is and I want to share my expertise with you to help you stay focused and motivated, move through your writer’s block and reach your publishing and marketing goals.
When I published my play and my books, people asked me:
“Was it a labour of love?”
Take out the word labour; it was pure love!
And a lot of dedication, commitment and courage; and I didn’t do it alone. Neither will you.
What to expect when writing a book
I have created a comprehensive questionnaire that’s designed for you to reflect on your goals for your book along with writing exercises. This will provoke deeper reflection, which will lead to greater clarity, joy, and enthusiasm.
Your answers to the thought-provoking questions will be our starting point for our discussion of your unique needs for your writing journey and be our springboard for the plan we create for you.
- Honest and critical feedback on the flow of your work, content, structure
- Help and guidance if you experience overload, writer’s block or any of the other personal things that come up with the process of book writing
- On-going exercises and assignments to help you stay focused and clear about your goals and aspirations
I look forward to the journey of your success — let’s talk!
Hear what people are saying
“Thanks again for a wonderful writing course. This is my third and I’ve loved every minute of it. Your encouragement pepped me up and even when I did not like my own writing as much, you would find something positive to say about it. I treasured that and felt safe. Whenever I write in my journal I’ll be thinking of you!”Marya Nihland
“The gift you have given me, and each of us gathered here, June, is that of community. Spirit, creativity, awareness, reflection, silence, love—for each of these, and your guiding star presence, June, I give thanks.”Judy McIlmoyl
“It was really good for me to have a place to express myself in writing—to do the actual writing itself and sharing it with the others. You are right, writing has the ability to heal.”Dre Lavack
“It truly has been a sacred circle, to be able to go so deep within myself to places that often hurt, to clear the pain and move further into my healing and also to go deep within to revel in my blessings. Then to be witnessed and to witness the others. What a privilege!”Rae Bilash
“One of the great things about your workshop, June, is that it has given me a safe place to open some mental boxes that I’d been sitting on for years and allowed me to give everything a good tidy. The act of writing things out was liberating and illuminating.”Sharon Pocock
“I deeply appreciate the way June encourages her students to be comfortable and fearless at the same time. I found that I could go further than I’d expected in my writing, and this course inspired me to continue to work at this craft. I hope to take more courses with June in the future!”Melanie Cook
“This course has given me the opportunity to revisit experiences of joy and pain and to eventually and gradually realize the deep sacred gift of each person and of each experience in my life. And also to take responsibility for all of the reflections of myself these people and experiences have been. Thank you for providing such a healing, safe space to reveal what has been so difficult to express even in private before.”Rosemary Anderson
“I wasn’t prepared for what happened in your writing class. I wasn’t prepared for you. Somehow, through your gentleness, caring and warmth, together with your knowledge and skills, you have created a space where I can feel safe and begin to tell my story in ways not before available to me. Your commitment and total belief in the process, little by little, removed my blocks and barriers to new awareness. Writing, once my survival tool, has now become a gift to be honoured and cherished.”Anna Danylchuk
“Thank you for your wonderful writing workshop. It truly helped me to see just how much writing has the ability to clarify, to heal and to comfort. I have loved your wit, your gentle nature, your subtle probing, and loving guidance.”Sasha Collins
“Who knew that when I embarked on this part of my healing journey ten weeks ago that I would actually be grateful to dredge up the past—but I am. I finally feel freer than I have in a long time. I thank you from the bottom of my heart. God bless you.”Michelle Lamb
“Your course, 'Sacred Stories,' was a real healing time for me. I have to say that it wasn’t all that easy for me and I felt like quitting a few times when I was remembering some of my painful past. But I didn’t quit. Your gentle encouragement helped me stay with it and I am so grateful I did. I can see the gifts in the stories and also how much I have grown. Thank you.”Julie Watier
“At first I was not really sure about this workshop but in the end I am happy to have been a part of it. Thank you for opening your home and heart to us. You provided a safe environment and encouraged us—no judgments, but truths. You helped me to believe that I have a story and that it is worth writing down—especially because of the healing that it has brought me. In your sharing it shows how courageous and strong you have been on your journey and that overflowed during our time together. Blessings to you.”Wendy Kenny
“Each week you set the tone for healing and loving work. I showed up like a drenched cat, desperate for hope in the latter weeks. And you were there—with kind eyes, with thoughtful words and hope that is real with listening that I have rarely seen in any setting. I hear the Creator and your soul speaking to me and I am so filled with gratitude. You held in there beyond our fears, beyond our resistance, beyond our wanting to hide out. Your determination to be there and not give up on us, on me—is so honourable and loving. You didn’t have to do this. You chose to and I am so lucky.”Laura Lane
“June Swadron changed my life. Her course, 'Sacred Stories, Celebrating Your Life Journey,' offered me the opportunity to look at my life compassionately. June is a wonderful, caring Being and Teacher.”Jaia Friesen
“I believe June Swadron has the rare gift of originality, both in her work, her teaching methods and her way of life. In her classes, I was able to dust off my cobwebbed imagination and confidence, oil my rusted brain and actually share ALOUD what I had written! An almost otherworldly depth arose for me—high quality fertilizer for my parched mind, heart and soul. I thank you, June, for being a kind and determined angel of art, supporting the best in us all.”Julia Jirik
“June, I can’t even begin to tell you how much my life has been enriched by taking your two courses. I didn’t think that you could improve on 'The Artist’s Way' but somehow you did it. Doing 'The Stories of Our Lives' helped me to see my life from a whole new perspective. Who says I don’t have an interesting life!”Taylore Co
“I was especially struck by the events that followed the imagery focused on ‘forgiveness.’ Not only did I receive a special inspiration during our session, but also I was able to carry that over in my daily life. I feel that an important event has happened to me while participating in your class, and that the effect isn’t limited to that space, but like a seed, has started to take root and grow.”Fiesta de Vries
“June gave me permission, skills, and encouragement to take feelings to thoughts and thoughts to words. My life stories were eddying about. Writing them has opened new spaces inside me and opened the doors and windows on my creativity.” Christie Eng
“Taking June Swadron’s writing workshop was one of the greatest gifts I’ve ever given myself. She tapped into my persona by recognizing and nurturing my insecurities as a writer. She was the mid-wife who birthed my writing voice through skill, guidance and inspiration. June was the inkwell who fed my inner pen. My stories blossomed and matured under her expert eye. I am grateful for such commitment, honesty, and integrity…and for helping me to find my voice on paper.”Ange Frymire
Are you ready to Re-Write Your Story?
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