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About Jan

         Early on, Jan decided that having lots of careers would be more fun than just one (or even two). 
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         She carried her experience as a homemaker into becoming a  systems analyst, founding her own manufacturing company in 1988.  Soon afterwards she came into consciousness around her spiritual journey, completed her B.S. in Psychology and trained in massage therapy, Cranial Sacral, Polarity, Core Energetics©, Somatic Experiencing©, Past Life Awareness and accessing Akashic records -- while also earning her commercial pilot’s license and completing 8 years of Pathwork courses to become a Helper.
 
          She is a voracious collector of films from all genres and uses them to illustrate and explore Pathwork concepts. 
 
         Jan'a perspective comes from “it took a long time for me to profoundly understand that spirit can’t be known like science, physics or math.  It took even longer to accept that I didn’t need to control life, only to navigate it. We don’t follow the Plan of Salvation: we ARE the Plan."
 
          "The conscious mind you express in your daily living is separated from the vast whole, the universal mind, only by an illusory belief that you are separate. You do not possess an aspect of this universal mind, you are not even a separated part of it. You are it." PL 159 www.pathwork.org/lectures
 
          Jan served for several years as Administrator of the Pathwork of California (POC) and Pathwork Press before moving to Australia in 2000 to design and facilitate Pathwork Transformation Programs in Melbourne and Perth (www.pathworkaustralia.com).  She continues to support workers and graduates as director of the Pathwork in Australia. She served as chairman of PHANA, the Pathwork Helpers Association of North America and assisted the Helpers Advisory Group in reviewing Helpership training programs in the US and Canada
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          She returned to the US in 2006 to live in Austin, Texas (www.pathworktexas.org) before finally moving to Brooklyn, New York, in 2009 to help care for her granddaughter. She continues to serve clients and students via email, telephone, and presentations posted on YouTube.com. 
 
          Under the leadership of David Schwerin of the Philadelphia Pathwork, she guest-lectured at 14 universities in China in 2009 and co-facilitated seminars for visiting Chinese social workers and scholars in 2011 and 2013, and has written articles about Pathwork concepts for psychology-oriented academic journals in China.
 
          During 2010 Jan served on the board of directors of the New York Region Pathwork (NYRP) in 2010 and facilitates the Friday Night Lecture Presentations in Manhattan in rotation with other Pathwork Helpers.
 
          "The point of studying Pathwork is to help us become better human beings, which will then accelerate the task we came here to accomplish. While the Guide says you can't do this work alone, I interpret that as an invitation to recognize that I am never alone. Family friends, social groups, and work contacts all contribute my self-development. Pathwork helps me understand why an uncomfortable or unpleasant situation is an opportunity: it can only expose negativity if it is already present within me. I may wish I didn't have to do any work, I may be disappointed that I am not 'better than that'. I may go into defense about seeing a reality I don't like.  Yet at the very moment I allow myself to become aware of inner negativity, I simultaneously unleash my divine positive intentionality to address it -- organically, at a pace of my own choosing" JR
 
          Jan hosts a free weekly online meeting using video-teleconferencing software (also accessible by phone). Participants are invited to share their experience of the lectures, and how they apply the concepts in their daily lives.  You may download the free monthly study guide from the 2015 Teleconference tab on this website. Details about how the weekly meetings operate may be found at www.pathworksteps.org.

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Listen to (or download) an interview with Jan broadcast March 2012 on WBAI, Pacifica Radio in New York City:

Play Pt 1: Personal Process

Play Pt 2: Applying the Concepts

 
 
The Pathwork lectures offer tools, techniques and concepts to support us  during the most painful phase of spiritual evolution -- awareness -- by explaining the incongruities and paradoxes between the unitive and the earth plane. Understanding allows us to connect to inner knowing and our Real Self, our divine natural beingness.

 
 
Study Guides, audio and video files of online presentations may be downloaded at no charge from this website. 17 full length presentations were uploaded to Youtube.com in 2013.
 
In 2014, Jan asked long-term 'self-study' Pathworkers to volunteer for free, first-time individual sessions that were recorded, to give others an idea of how the concepts are applied to an individual's unique circumstances. These 5 recorded sessions are available on YouTube.
 
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Free weekly teleconferences are held on Sundays at 7pm US EST.
 
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