FAQ

What is Newnow?

We all have an innate desire to feel healthy, appreciate our lives and share our abilities with the world.  Your dream is uniquely your own, yet none of us realize our full potential alone.

Newnow Empowerment combines bodywork, intuitive counselling and mindfulness techniques to help committed individuals make meaningful life changes.

Who is Newnow for?

Do you have a goal, dream or aspiration that you’re passionate about but can’t seem to fully realize?

Are you experiencing high levels of stress which are affecting your health, relationships or ability to make decisions confidently?

Do you feel stuck or frustrated with a long-standing source of pain which never heals?

I love helping people better themselves.  I can help you gain meaningful relief, increased clarity and tangible tools to take meaningful action towards achieving your goals and living a more joyful and connected life.

What types of problems can John help me with?

My specialty is in helping individuals express themselves authentically and creatively to improve interpersonal relationships, physical and mental health, and realize life-long goals and aspirations.

What can I expect from a Personal Session?

Expect a relaxed, fascinating discussion where we sit (or walk, or play music, or whatever works to make you feel most comfortable) and explore the topic of your choosing.  I subtly employ a range of Eastern and Western modalities to help you understand yourself from a broader, empowered perspective.  You will gain deeper understanding and appreciation for yourself and receive personalized tools to grow effectively towards your goal.

What techniques do you use?

My sessions interweave Western techniques including cognitive behavior therapy, body-centered talk therapy and music/sound therapy with Eastern mind-body awareness practices, guided visualization and energetic modalities including Reiki and Energy Healing as taught by the Barbara Brennan School of Healing.  My main modality is to help you enter an intuitive, meditative (yet fully conscious) state of creative, non-linear thinking.  Here, you will acquire information, energetic healing and new perspectives in key areas of your life. This occurs through exploring a combination of formational life experiences and key relationships, and can be referred to as accessing your ‘Akashic Records’.

What are my Akashic Records?

The Akashic Records are a conceptual, non-physical space which serve to hold all of the memories, knowledge and relationships an individual has and ever will experience.  Imagine that there is a part of you which has been observing, reflecting upon and recording every moment you ever have (and eventually will) live, and storing this information in a sort of “living library” within your mind.

Have you ever walked into a store, stood in front of a buffet or swiped through a Netflix queue and felt overwhelmed by the sheer volume of choice available? Sometimes we solicit the advice of a friend, reviews on the Internet or the help of an expert to narrow down our search and make better informed decisions. Consider me the ‘librarian’ in the living library of your Akashic Records.

More information about the Records is available here.

How does Newnow differ from other life coaching or counselling practices?

I pride myself on making personal development enlightening, enjoyable and accessible.  You will gain invaluable insights, build tangible confidence and self-directed motivation, and learn personalized tools to realize your goals all while enjoying relaxed yet inspiring conversation 🙂

This is starting to sound kinda New Age-y/spiritual. What if I don’t relate to that stuff?

No problem!  I spent over ten years working with teenagers who didn’t necessarily want to be working with me, which taught me how to intuitively tailor both my approach and vocabulary to respect and support each client individually.

How much is a session, and how can I pay?

Personal sessions are $129 plus HST for 75 minutes payable by cash or electronic money transfers.  Results compound over time with regular work; I offer discounts on monthly packages to support your growth.  Please contact me to schedule a complimentary consultation where we can discuss your goals and determine how I can best support you.

What are your policies around cancellations and rescheduling?

All requests to change or cancel appointments must be made with a minimum 24 hours notice.  If you must cancel or reschedule with less than 24 hours’ notice, regrettably I won’t be able to offer a refund.

Anything else I should know?

Sessions are available both in person (in the Bathurst and St. Clair area) and over Zoom.  Due to the nature of this work, meeting on a weekly or biweekly schedule will produce the best results, however you are under no obligation to commit for any number of sessions.  All new clients will be required to sign a standard waiver and asked to complete a confidential personal history form.

Is there a minimum or maximum number of participants for a workshop?

Great success can be enjoyed by groups as small as two and as large as two hundred individuals.  Contact me to discuss personally tailored workshops for your friends, family or colleagues.