Do you ever feel stuck or like you are spinning your wheels but not going anywhere? Do you know what you want to do or how you want to be, but don’t know how to get there? Does it feel like life is flying by and you are so busy you don’t notice the world around you? Life can get clutter, our thoughts can get cluttered and confusing and difficult to sort through.
My name is Barb Jochum. My occupational history is as a licensed therapist where I have worked in mental health for over twenty years. In my professional journey, I have seen multitudes of clients who describe being at a “stuck point” in life, or in circumstances correlating to their mental health concerns. I started to see a pattern, a correlation in my practice with these client’s major concerns, and this correlation has prompted a movement in me to help people from a different angle – one of wellness.
I have worked with countless people who describe feeling sad, stuck, anxious, having a lack of control in their lives, etc., only to acknowledge they are in a job that is unfulfilling, a relationship that isn’t healthy, or a situation that cannot change anytime soon, like being a parent of small children or a caretaker to an ill parent or family member. Situations cannot change overnight, but when it is recognized and a plan of how to make changes is implemented, hope enters their life. I have seen these same people make changes that over time significantly lessened or eliminated their “symptoms” and moved them into a place of contentment or joy.
I am passionate about therapeutic wellness, holistic healing, and embracing our authentic selves. In my personal journey, I have experienced my own healing through good nutrition, mindfulness, exercise, brainspotting, energy work, essential oils, and much more. This has prompted me to want to help guide others to experience their own healing or growth. And thus the shift from practicing licensed therapy to becoming a life coach and wellness consultant.
Through coaching and brainspotting, I am committed to guiding others on a journey of self-exploration through goal setting, overcoming barriers, empowerment, mindfulness, and other techniques to create movement or fulfillment in one’s life. Each session is directed by the client. I will offer suggestions, guidance, and ideas that you may implement, modify, or dismiss.
So what is brainspotting?
Brainspotting (BSP): “Where we look affects how we feel”. BSP makes use of this natural phenomenon through its use of relevant eye positions. This helps to locate, focus, process and release a wide range of emotionally and bodily-based conditions. It is believed that BSP taps into and harnesses the body’s natural self-scanning, self-healing ability. When a Brainspot is stimulated, the deep brain appears to reflexively signal that the source of the problem has been found. BSP can also be used to find and strengthen our natural resources and resilience. BSP is designed as a therapeutic tool that can be integrated into many of the healing modalities. BSP can also be used with performance and creativity enhancement.
Other services I offer:
Life coaching: This is a journey of self-exploration through goal setting, overcoming barriers, empowerment, mindfulness, and other techniques to create movement and/or fulfillment in your life.
Mindfulness coaching: Learn and practice the basic principles of mindfulness and the continuum of practice techniques that go with it or expand an already existing mindfulness practice. This includes breath work, meditation, guided imagery, movement meditation, and more.
Intuitive card reading: This is a process in which I will use chakra cards as an intuitive guide to assist you in decision making, guide you through a stuck point in your life, or help you discern the direction of any area of your life.
Please call Tree of Life Wellness Center in Albertville to book your first session or try an introductory sampler which is a 30-minute session that will let you sample life coaching, mindfulness, brainspotting, and a Chakra card reading.