FAQ

What is Newnow?

I believe we share an innate desire to feel healthy, appreciate our lives and realize our abilities.  Your dream is uniquely your own, yet none of us actualize our potential alone.

Newnow Empowerment combines western psychotherapy, intuitive counselling, mindfulness techniques and energy healing to help committed individuals make meaningful life changes.

Who is Newnow for?

Do you have a goal, dream or aspiration which you can’t seem to fully realize?

Is stress impacting your health, relationships or ability to make decisions?

Is a long-standing source of pain frustrating your  ability to live life fully?

I love helping people better themselves.  Our collaborations can help you can gain meaningful clarity, relief, and tangible tools to take meaningful action towards living a more meaningful, 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 explore the topic(s) of your choosing with creativity and compassion.  I subtly employ a range of Eastern and Western modalities to help you understand yourself and take action from a broader, empowered perspective. 

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 healing modalities such as Reiki and Energy Healing as taught by the Barbara Brennan School of Healing.  

My area of expertise is in assisting you to enter an intuitive, fully conscious state of creative, non-linear thinking.  Here, you can acquire information and new perspectives in key areas of your life.  This occurs through exploring a combination of formational life experiences and 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 you have 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 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 coaching or counselling practices?

I pride myself on making personal development enlightening, enjoyable and accessible.  You will gain valuable insights, build tangible confidence and self-directed motivation, and learn personalized tools to realize your goals through relaxed, inspiring conversations 🙂

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

Not a problem!  I spent over ten years working with teenagers who didn’t necessarily want to be working with me, and this 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 $100 plus HST for 90 minutes, payable with major credit cards.  I offer complimentary 15 minute introductory calls for new clients to discuss your goals and suggest a plan of action. My booking schedule is available here.  Please email me directly with any other questions you may have.

What are your policies around cancellations and rescheduling?

All requests to change or cancel appointments must be made with a minimum 24 hours notice through my online booking service.  If you must cancel or reschedule with less than 24 hours’ notice, the full session fee will be charged.

Anything else I should know?

Sessions are currently available online through Telehealth.  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 complete a confidential personal history form and sign a standard waiver.

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.  Email me to discuss personally tailored workshops for your friends, family or colleagues.