By Kahlil Gibran
Y(our) children are not your children.
They are the sons and daughters of Life’s longing for itself.
They come through you but not from you,
And though they are with you yet they belong not to you.
You may give them your love but not your thoughts,
For they have their own thoughts.
You may house their bodies but not their souls,
For their souls dwell in the house of tomorrow,
which you cannot visit, not even in your dreams.
You may strive to be like them,
but seek not to make them like you.
For life goes not backward nor tarries with yesterday.
You are the bows from which your children
as living arrows are sent forth.
The archer sees the mark upon the path of the infinite,
and He bends you with His might
that His arrows may go swift and far.
Let your bending in the archer’s hand be for gladness;
For even as He loves the arrow that flies,
so He loves also the bow that is stable.
- Shift negative thinking
- Transform common fears into personal power
- Shift low self-esteem
- Character building
- Balance emotions
- Improve social skills
- Increase an overall sense of safety & calm
- Improve family relationships
- Increase emotional intelligence
- Build resilience and life coping skills
Jennifer Clark has been working with children and teens since she was 16 years old. She spent 5 summers working for the City of Ottawa’s Recreation & Culture department as a Park Supervisor and Youth Worker specializing in disadvantaged and high risk youth.
natural and effective strategies
She is a certified Assertiveness Coach and an accomplished Alternative Wellness Practitioner and Personal Growth Leader recognized in her community for her effectiveness and genuine desire to see children and teens thrive. She is a Psychological Health & Safety Advisor* and Girls Talk Facilitator certified by The Centre For Addiction And Mental Health helping children and teens with self-esteem by offering unique and effective empowerment strategies. She is one of the world’s top Integrated Energy Therapy® (IET) Master-Instructors certified by Stevan Thayer and teaches children her popular IET for Kids classes. She is a Reiki Master trained by Julie Desmarais and Leanda Duncan. She is a Basic Neuro-Linguistic Programming Practitioner certified by NLP Partners Inc., and studied The Shadow Process® with the late Debbie Ford . She is an avid student of The Journey Process created by Brandon Bays and has completed among other courses, Brandon Bays’ Liberating Shining Kids Potential workshop. Jennifer has completed an intensive 2 year professional shamanism healing program in Algonquin healing taught by Algonquin Medicine Man Pete Bernard that offers unique and effective energetic solutions to children and teens.She has also completed Pamela Montgomery’s Plant Spirit Healing workshop connecting her to the natural healing power of plants.
resilience and life coping skills
Jennifer offers innovative solutions for children or teens who need some extra support and guidance in their lives teaching them easy and effective resilience building and life coping skills.
For those parents open to it, Jennifer also offers enlightening spiritual readings for children and teens who are interested in their angels, magical creatures and future life purpose. These are very valuable positive conversations for the sensitive child or teen who is waking up to their own intuitive and creative gifts. These readings give your child or teen hope for the future and in many cases give them a direction to work towards.
Because of her work with young adults, she was invited to write an insight in Lauren Salamone’s 5 Must Know Secrets For Today’s College Girl www.CollegeGuidanceGuru.com and has lectured for the Royal Ottawa about youth mental health and alternative support services available in the larger community. She is also a frequent guest lecturer at Algonquin College speaking about youth entrepreneurship and mental wellness.
agent of change
As a social architect, she puts her money where her mouth is. For the past 20 years, she has sponsored a child from Ghana through World Vision Canada and is an active micro lender in Kiva.org. She regularly donates money to The Ottawa Mission, The Shepherds of Good Hope, SOS Children’s Fund, Convenant House, Ottawa Food Bank, The Ottawa Regional Cancer Foundation and the The CHEO Foundation.
inspirational book author
Jennifer created an inspirational children’s book character called Mimi The Angel and co-wrote Mimi The Angel Gets Her Wings and Mimi The Angel Visits The Hospital offering young children a sense of hope and faith. 50% of the book sales are donated to local charities like the CHEO Foundation.
*NOTE TO PARENTS:
Jennifer Clark is NOT a Licensed Therapist, Counsellor or Medical Professional. Her work is NOT designed to give psychological advice or counselling or to replace psychological or medical advice. She cannot and does not diagnose or cure di-ease. However, she can support you and your child/teen on a path of personal and spiritual growth, increased balance, resiliency, peace, harmony and well-being. Please scroll down below for local professional medical & psychological resources available to you and your child/teen.
Children or teen healing sessions are 1 hour long and are designed to support children ages 1 to 19 years old. Your investment cost $88.00 plus 13% HST = $99.44 CDN . They can be done in person for older children/teens (12 years up) or can be done remotely for younger children 1 year to 12 years and for any age that cannot physically be present for an in person healing experience.
Note that for long distance healing, Jennifer would need the permission of one of the parents of the child or permission of the teen if over 13 years old, their name and age and she will do an interconnected long distance energy healing session on them. This means the child or teen does not have to be physically present during the session. Interconnected or long distance healing is a common practice in energy medicine. Because everything is energy, Jennifer can intuitively connect to the Higher Self of her child or teen client, ask permission to offer healing assistance, accurately track the underlying issue of the problem and then perform the necessary healing energetically. This is valuable since most children do not sit still very well and often the cause of the problem is something that the child client should not hear. It is for this reason that interconnected long distance healing is highly recommended for children and teens and one of the most effective ways of supporting your child. After the interconnected session is completed, Jennifer will send you an informal synopsis of the results.
The beauty of these long distance healing sessions is that a significant amount of positive change can be done in one healing session for a child or teen long distance. Because everything is energy, most times Jennifer is able to do more than one healing session in one appointment for a child or teen. Young people readily absorb the healing energy and are very grateful for the extra help.
The results can be almost immediate. The parents are encouraged to monitor the emotions of the child or teen and give them extra care during and after a healing session. It is therefore recommended not to book a healing session when the child or teen is active in sports or physical activity.
Parents would book a healing session for their child/teen and pre-pay in advance providing the name, age and location of the child/teen. A receipt is given once payment has been made. At the appointed time, Jennifer will then energetically connect to the spiritual energy/ Higher Self of the child/teen, ask permission and then offer whatever assistance is required. Jennifer will then email the parent or guardian the results of the session.
Issues that healing sessions have helped shift: bed wetting, anxiety, depression, irrational fears, nightmares, bullying, low self-esteem, rude behaviour, anger issues, aggression, despair, poor concentration, isolation, conflict, poor social and interpersonal skills and unexplained physiological conditions.
As always, Jennifer is happy to work with parents coaching them on how to better mentor and guide their child or teen more consciously and holistically.
Jennifer is one of Canada’s leading IET Master-Instructors and a Trainer for Integrated Energy Therapy. She teaches IET For Kids empowering them on accessing their inner resources to help shift imbalances and energy blocks within themselves and others.
Jennifer is a Girls Talk Facilitator trained by The Centre For Mental Health & Addictions. She teaches Girls Talk workshops consisting of 8 weekly sessions designed for 13 to 18 year old girls to promote the understanding of depression and the interrelationship between depression and self-esteem, body image, stress, relationships and the media building life skills to cope with daily living.
She has lectured at The Royal Ottawa Mental Hospital about alternative therapies available for young adults.
Contact Jennifer directly to arrange a workshop or class in your community.
RATES FOR CHILD/TEEN SESSIONS:
(Children & Teens 1 year to 19 years old):
Your investment is $88.00 CDN plus 13% HST = $99.44 CDN payable interac e-transfer, credit card or PayPal here.
SCHEDULE OF APPOINTMENTS:
In person sessions, over the telephone or via Skype:
Monday to Friday
10:00am, 11:30am, 2:00pm, 3:30pm ET
Absentee Long Distance:
Monday to Sunday
7:00pm ET & 8:00pm ET
Who will be your child’s voice?
Who will be your child’s advocate?
If not you, then who?
If not now, then when?
Some Local Resources:
Crossroads Children’s Centre
Mental Health Walk In Clinic
For parents and children 0-12 years old
Every Thursday 12:00pm to 6:30pm
1755 Courtwood Crescent, Ottawa, ON
Youth Services Bureau of Ottawa’s
Youth Mental Health Walk In Clinic
Free for youth ages 12 to 20 and parents
Every Thursday 12:00pm to 8:00pm
(Last appointment is at 6:00pm)
2301 Carling Avenue (2nd floor)
Children’s Hospital Of Eastern Ontario (CHEO)
401 Smyth Road, Ottawa, ON
Youth Net ( a division of CHEO)
401 Smyth Road, Ottawa, ON
Youth Services Bureau of Ottawa,
Youth & Family Counselling
2675 Queensview Drive, Ottawa, ON
Dave Smith Youth Treatment Centre
768 Bronson Avenue, Ottawa, ON
Rideauwood Addiction and Family Services
312 Parkdale Avenue, Ottawa, ON
Jada Macleod N.D.
9 Melrose Avenue (Hintonburg)