Peace. Protection. Safety. Security. Support. Do you feel all of these, right now? Finding a sense of peace, protection, safety, security, and even support, is challenging these days. Especially at the state of our current society.
Feeling stress, anxious, overwhelmed, frustrated, irritated, disappointed, and sad, is more than valid right now. Many find themselves struggling to express themselves and their emotions. If you are someone who has been struggling emotionally recently, Reset Zone is here to help YOU! We want to help you work through the emotional challenges you may be faced with on you wellness journey.
Today, we are proud to introduce a new Rz Expert, Joan Jothi Saldana! Jothi brings some new healing techniques, including Neuro-Linguistic Programming, Quantum Time Healing, and Creative Processing, along with wellness / mindfulness tools (i.e. meditation, breath work, chakra/energy clearing, forgiveness work, intention/goal setting, and more), to the Reset Zone app!
To better understand Jothi’s practices, we have invited Joan Saldana to share some of her insightful knowledge and experience with us.
I am a happily married mama of two, creative being, Inter-disciplinary artist, wellness facilitator, spiritual healer, community builder, and mental health advocate.
I have always been one to help others. I listen and hold space really well for others to process through their own adversities. After giving birth to my daughter 13 years ago, so much past hurt, trauma, and pain came to the surface that I needed and wanted to heal. When my Dad passed away 10 years ago, it became very clear that in order to help others, I needed to first help myself. I heal by telling my story and processing through art, spiritual practices, and holistic modalities. I use these tools to now hold space and support others from an empowered and full space.
I support others by holding space, listening, and guiding folks to unpack, process, heal, forgive, and reclaim their power. I do this through art making processes, spiritual practices, mindfulness tools, wellness modalities, along with Neuro-Linguistic Programming, and Quantum Time Healing techniques.
To have courage is to be vulnerable. When one can show their true authentic selves especially in the face of adversity, pain, fear, change, transition, and trauma, and courageously face it is one thing! Courage to be open to healing, by exploring ways to process and unpack what is coming up for you, releasing the discomfort, unease, negative emotions, and beliefs. More courage to then forgive and reclaim these healed spaces by setting boundaries and intentions to manifest what it is you deserve and desire going forward. The ultimate form of empowered living.
This is a great time of change and we are facing our vulnerabilities more now so than ever before. How do we show up in these uncertain times? How can we move from a place of fear to fullness; from a place of pain to purpose? This is a time where our courage must show up to create a life that we want.
As an interdisciplinary artist, I used creative processing on myself and with my children, and quickly realized that it was effective and impactful. I then offered a free lunchtime art program at my children’s school for kids to have a safe space to create. I ended up having a waitlist and applied for funding, and again realized just how important this type of expression is! I expanded my work for the past 10 years to many school boards, youth, and community organizations.
In 2017, I became a certified Sacred Leader through Sacred Women International. This year-long learning opened me up to ancient sacred Indigenous/African/Hindu practices as well as Ancestral wisdom. It was a game changer for sure!
I am a certified Evolved Neuro-Linguistic Programming and Quantum Time Healing Practitioner through Avalon Empowerment.
Healing ancestral trauma, tapping into ancestral wisdom, reconnecting to higher consciousness/source, healing, forgiving and reclaiming my power within my body, mind, and soul, have given me a freedom to show up fully as who I am meant to be. This fullness of ME shows up in my relationships, parenting, work, and all that I do. It has enabled me to see myself, tap into and know my true potential.
One such experience of release, healing, and reclamation, happened earlier on in my Sacred Leadership Training. I mentioned the word illegitimate and how this particular word has been so attached to my identity since my conception. There was a lot of pain around this time because my biological father did not stay. I was asked to create a beautiful art piece around this word, spending weeks on it, and brought it to my training session. My teacher and mentor Aina-Nia Ayodele asked me to burn it. There was so much discomfort and resistance within my body and heart, but I was held, gently guided with love and light, and after burning felt a real sense of awareness. I was then asked to write down a declaration and I wrote that I CHOSE TO BE HERE and I AM A GIFT TO THIS WORLD and MY EXISTENCE MATTERS. This changed so much for me and opened me up to a beautiful process of becoming!
“Jothi lead today’s session with grounded authenticity and positivity that I really admired. She validated her core values and offerings by being such a genuinely warm and connected facilitator. She continued to stay inviting and centred and gave everyone the same warmth. Jothi transmits an energy that speaks of great confidence and a sense of who she is. I look forward to learning more in the future!” – Annika Caton, Founder & Executive Director, Arts Unleashed
“I went to Jothi for a one-one-one session. I have been feeling stuck and I needed to give myself permission to ask for help. As a healer it is most important that I also face stuck experiences inside myself that needs to be healed. Jothi’s expertise definitely held the perfect space for this intention to shift right into a space of love and acceptance. It was an honour to be in her presence and in her beautiful home. Thank you Jothi for co-creating and sitting with me in these spaces of strength, endurance, and compassion. I encourage those who feel that their voices are lost or if you may feel unheard, to open your heart and mind to a healing session with Jothi.” – Neema
Joan Saldana’s wellness tools can now be found in the Reset Zone app! We invite you to try out Jothi’s wellness tools for yourself with the one-minute video tool below. For more wellness tools by Joan Jothi Saldana, you can check her out on the #ResetZoneApp! Click HERE to download the free Reset Zone app on iOS (click HERE to download for Android).
Joan Jothi Saldanha, also know as Jothi is the Founder of Jothi Creative Wellness and HERSpace. She is on a mission to hold space to support folks in their personal and community wellness goals. She centres her work around healing, forgiveness, renewal and reclamation processes supporting her clients to take their power back, change the narrative of their story and live their fullest lives. Jothi is a happily married mama of two and in her own personal healing and growth is determined to break inter generational cycles of violence, addiction, and pain. Jothi is a Certified Spiritual Leader, Evolved Neuro-Linguistic Programming and Quantum Time Healing Practitioner. She is an Interdisciplinary Artist and a Creative Wellness Facilitator. Jothi brings the fullness of who she is to her work, coming from a place of learning, lived experience, and evolution of self.