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                 Ben Jezierski

While she would never have described herself in such terms, my mother was what some might traditionally have referred to as a  Prairie Dog.  Almost every day she made the rounds, checking in on  or running errands for the Elders on our block...usually with me in tow. 


These  visits with the Grandmothers and Grandfathers of our community soon fostered in me a  need to live my own life in service of All Our Relations. It was this same need, coupled with a deep  love of nature and a search to heal the wounds I'd acquired  as the parentalized only child of an alcoholic father and codependent mother,  which  eventually  led me to  the world of Shamanic Healing. 


Along the way I've discovered that in order to help others heal themselves, we must first work  diligently through the processes of our own  recovery.  This is the central idea in the Path of the Wounded Healer.  Here our afflictions become our teachers; our actions become an example; and the scars we carry speak less of the times we've fallen, and more so of the resources we've discovered within ourselves while getting back to our feet.

If you have any questions, you may 
reach me by phone at 856-577-2126 or e-mail at  I look forward to hearing from you.

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