Soul Centered Wellness: Ancient Healing Therapies for Modern LifestylesJul 30, 2021 09:31AM ● By Lauren Sophia Kreider
With mounting diagnoses including fibromyalgia, chronic fatigue syndrome and acid reflux, Jocelyn Boettner left her high-pressured corporate job and her marriage in 2011 to prioritize her physical, mental, emotional and spiritual health. Boettner’s journey led her across the globe where she studied ancient healing ways from indigenous tribes and ancient civilizations in Peru, Israel, Egypt, Costa Rica, Belize, Mexico, Jordan and Canada. Boettner eventually landed in Berks County where she opened Soul Centered Wellness, in Leesport, in 2016.
Empowering others to care for themselves and embrace their “epic life journey” is at the heart of Soul Centered Wellness’s mission. Boettner, along with colleagues Courtney Crawford, Alli Blair Snyder, Amy Alvarez and Liz Lynam, offer a wide range of ancient healing therapies designed to help clients reconnect to their divine essence and prioritize self-care.
“We believe that stress and illness stem, in part, from a disconnection from the divine within us. We help individuals to heal by helping them let go of the past, become more aware and accepting of themselves, increase contact with things that bring joy and empower them to live more fully,” explains Boettner.
Boettner, a master energy practitioner and shamanic guide, conducts soul sessions, a form of shamanic healing which aims to clear energies and patterns that are no longer useful. During the sessions, Boettner blends conversation, rituals and various healing practices to enable clients to transform their struggles into new insights and a renewed sense of personal power.
Though the total number of sessions vary from person-to-person, all aim to increase individuals’ awareness of their bodies and highlight areas of their lives that are both depleting and expansive. Boettner reflects, “Clients consistently end soul sessions feeling lighter and expressing a greater clarity and openness to what lies ahead.”
Boettner also leads monthly women’s circles where 15 to 25 women gather with the goal of learning how to healthfully support one another and care for the “sister-wound”—a wounding experienced in past relationships with other women. Creating emotional safety in groups is of primary importance to Boettner who acquired extensive training in order to facilitate groups that are ethical, loving and have strong boundaries. “The guidelines are really important and all the women feel it; they feel the safety,” she says.
Sacred pilgrimages, three-night retreats held at various locations throughout the United States; and fire-walking, held on the grounds of Soul Centered Wellness, are also facilitated by Boettner.
“Every person is different,” she believes. “We’re here to work with individuals’ unique histories and find the services that will be most beneficial to them.” When deciding what services to offer her clients, Boettner left no stone unturned. Among the diverse, sweeping offerings are medical massage, reiki, yoni steaming, dry brushing, yoga and meditation classes, mental health coaching, psychotherapy, chakra clearing, nutritional counseling and more.
For clients that are uncertain which services might best address their needs, Boettner offers free 30-minute consultations. The time provides clients an opportunity to share their concerns and wishes for their time at Soul Centered Wellness. “Consultations help ease the clients’ fears and come to know me as a person who has been through a healing journey herself,” she explains. “My greatest joy is to see people step into the truth of who they came here to be and show up fully for life.”
Soul Centered Wellness is located at 2619 Leisczs Bridge Rd., in Leesport. Hours of operation: Thurs., noon to 6 p.m., Fri., 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. and Sat., 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. All services are by appointment. For more information, call 717-269-9820 or visit SoulCenteredWellness.org.
Lauren Sophia Kreider is a frequent contributor to Natural Awakenings Lancaster-Berks magazine.