About Jodi Aman, LCSW
Therapist | Author | Spiritual Mentor
Guiding Leaders to Serve from their Highest Potential
My love of helping others to heal started early. From the garden I started when I was 8 years old to the baby ducks I found a home for when I was 10, I have always been passionate about nurturing life. I have also personally felt deep empathy for and understood the complexities of others’ pain as I too have recovered from family chaos and resulting panic attacks. Using this keen understanding of how and why people get stuck, my unique and varied training, and 25 years of trauma-informed clinical experience, I now help the helpers release what they don't want, expand their energetic bandwidth, and create a life of joy and overflow.
And now, training other therapists and coaches to do the same!
Being a therapist and learning how to serve you better...
In the past 25 years since graduating from Columbia University in Social Work, I have
- worked with young parents facing adversity, systemic racism, poverty, abuse, and loss,
- fostered three awesome kiddos who are now incredible adults,
- served thousands of kids, teens, adults, families, and couples in private practice from 14 countries,
- facilitated workshops, retreats, and groups for eating disorders, war experience, narcissistic abuse recovery, sexual abuse recovery, anxiety, HSPs, and step-parents,
- taught Narrative Therapy in Norway, China, Mexico, Australia, Canada, and the US for the Dulwich Centre,
- created 16 online self-help programs and close to a thousand free videos,
- wrote five books,
- recorded 100s of guided meditations,
- cared for aging relatives,
- raised three kids,
- and maintained a 25-year superconscious partnership.
From all of this, I received a unique perspective on the similarities and differences of problems in individuals, families, and cultures around the globe.
Accepting my crone therapist identity, I've turned my focus to helping the helpers. Currently in my second year of the Doctorate in Social Work program at Simmons University, with a focus on Diversity, Equity, Inclusion, Intersectionality, Power, and Antiracism, I plan to train the next generation of therapists and coaches. My thesis project, which will be completed in April 2023, addresses the teen mental health crisis. I am designing a psychoeducational curriculum for health teachers to use for their mental health units so kids understand what is happening to them and how to fix it.
I have a holistic approach to healing trauma. In addition to Narrative therapy (which is holistic itself), I've studied and integrated Brainspotting, Energy Psychology, Somatic Psychology, and Polyvagal Theory.
This mission to serve clients at the highest level also lead me to study intuition for 20 years with Reverend Marcie Seidel, mindfulness and Ayurveda with Sonam Targee, Tantra with Hema Alicia, and Iyengar Yoga Teacher Training with Francois Raoult.
I completed a "Master Healer and Shapeshifter apprenticeship" in 2009 - 2012 with John Perkins and Llyn Roberts. Here, I acquired healing techniques passed to them with permission to share from Quechua in Ecuador.
Because I am so in love with plants and their role in nourishing our bodies, minds, and souls, I have apprenticed with herbalist Susun Weed, incorporating these ancient understandings into healing and provisioning my clients.
In 2021, I completed certification as an Omega Mentor by combining decades of spiritual practice with five years of mentorship from mystic Zoë Christina Solaris. This gnostic body of work, called the Omega Codex, combines western and sidereal astrology, Vedic principles, and communion with Mother Nature through an emergent zodiac.
As you can see, I am committed to lifelong learning!
Along with my love, three kids, and one Winston, I live on the unceded territory of the Haudenosaunee people where we built an environmentally-friendly sacred space. Here, I practice what I preach by holding daily ceremony, decolonizing my self-care, nurturing my community, and creating altars, rooms, landscapes, and events that resonate with the Beloved Paradigm.
Nervous System Reset Experience
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Empathic. For realsies.
Nobody knows exactly how you interpret your feelings, BUT I understand being in pain. That is one thing clients tell me over and over that I "get it." And, when you're not used to that, it feels amazing. Heard. That's what you would feel when we worked together: Understood. Seen. Accepted.
Only then can you be liberated from the gunk that holds you back from full-frontal happiness. You'll be free to feel loved, connected, and supported on this earth and beyond. Emancipated from a mind full of doubt to self-realize into your higher divine purpose and soar.
And know that despite everything, you belong.