The opportunity for closure of long-held grievances and unresolved issues is invaluable. You have a truly wondrous gift for establishing intimate, spirit nurturing environments. I felt the presence of the angels and sages about us at each meeting
of our circle.
~ Judy Anderson
Thank you for the peacefulness, safety and nurturing you provided. Also the memory prompts were meditations that brought me deep into my own stories. You were always uplifting and inspiring. I would highly recommend your class to people who are ready to move forward in their lives and truly let go and make peace with their past.
~ Teya Danel
Our class is one of the highlights of my week… ‘writing ourselves/myself home’ is a very apt description. Thank you for listening to your soul and bringing this experience to life. There is magic here and I am grateful to share it with you and the others.
~ Annie Lavack
Wow! Truly it has been divine order that I am in this writing class. I appreciate the process you guide us through to come ‘home’ to ourselves. Your encouragement, gentle caring and acceptance provide the guide rail along the path. Thank you for being that presence of realness and healing for me. Thank you for your gift. I praise God for you.
~ Rev. Doris Trinh Lewis
Thank you so much for creating this class. It’s been an incredible journey charting our sacred stories this way. You guide us all with so much warmth, sincerity and wisdom. I feel blessed to be on this path with you. This group provides a safe haven for exploring the wonders that emerge out of chaos. Together we are bringing forth something new in a creative way not yet explored. What a gift.
~ Shoshana Litman
Supporting. Encouraging. Attentive. You know how to create the safe place we need to open up and share our words and stories. This is your gift.
~ Rebecca Kennel
You offer a wonderful balance of kindness and sensitivity. Thank you for helping me silence my critic and to simply write. I am stronger because of you. You had the courage to show your fears and your struggles. You proved to us that we need not fear our challenges but embrace them. I honour the spirit within you that gently urges us on to places we do not go to alone—making us feel safe and special and loved.
~ Debbi Jones
June, I appreciate your keen and penetrating insights as well as wit—responding to us always with deep sensitivity. Also your big heart and kindness has encouraged my own heart to open time and again. Thank you for creating an environment where we all may grow and blossom.
~ Paul Monfette
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