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Joyful Healing with Joy Caffrey
Opening to the Seven Directions (Joy's Version)
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Opening to the Seven Directions (Joy's Version) Oct 01, 2021

When I work with my clients, I intentionally center myself, set ego aside, and open and close my energetic field. I have often been asked how I do this, why I do this, and if I can teach someone how to do this. I was asked again during our last Joyful Healing Inner Circle. And so the impetus for...

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Loving Self-Compassion as Self-Care Aug 28, 2021

In the August 11th session of the Joyful Wisdom Inner Circle, our focus was self-compassion through loving-kindness.

 As we gave examples of kindness we'd recently witnessed, some keywords we mentioned included: giving, generosity of time, attentiveness, heart-warming, connection,...

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The Needs and Desires Deck Aug 04, 2021

The Needs and Desires deck, like the others, may stand alone or work in tandem with the others: identifying, naming, and validating needs and desires that may have been effectively suppressed, belittled, or ignored for a lifetime. Engaging these cards enables the practitioner to have a meaningful...

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The Soul-Care Strategies Deck Jul 21, 2021

The Soul Care Strategies deck rounds out the series by offering the user the opportunity to find inspiration and gain guidance in addressing a body sensation, coping with feeling, or responding constructively to a newly recognized need. This tool supports individuals to align with and respond...

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Steps Already Taken Jul 14, 2021

About 8 years ago I was gifted with two decks of cards (used in Nonviolent Communication, aka NVC, to identify feelings and needs), and I integrated them successfully in my healing sessions with my clients. I redesigned the cards to better suit my clients and added two additional decks to...

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Learning the 4-Deck System Jul 09, 2021

Great news! We have several ways for folks to learn the 4-Deck System

The decks are called Joyful Healing Clarity Cards because I’ve seen first hand how deeply even the simplest of these cards can impact a person struggling with anxiety or depression and bring them clarity and joyful...

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The Body Awareness Deck Jul 07, 2021

The Body Awareness deck helps you identify the multiple sensations you can be experiencing on any given day. This deck helps distinguish actual body functions, sensations, and physical symptoms for anyone who struggles with distorted or combination of body signals. Highly sensitive people,...

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My Story: From My Wound to My Gifts and How that Relates to You Jun 30, 2021

(Originally posted 08 May 2013)

We may not share the same experiences, but I am guessing we share similar feelings around our challenges.

I grew up in the suburbs, on Long Island, roof over my head, food in my belly, a bicycle to ride and a tree to climb. That tree was my best friend.

I am not...

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How the Joyful Healing Clarity Cards Collection Works Jun 28, 2021

About 8 years ago I was gifted with two decks of cards (used in Nonviolent Communication, aka NVC, to identify feelings and needs), and I integrated them successfully in my healing sessions with my clients. I redesigned the cards to better suit my clients and added two additional decks to...
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Bike Accident, Broken Pinky, Hand Surgery May 27, 2021

Crashing my bike a few weeks ago did more than shake up my body and break my pinky. It has offered me an opportunity for growth and compassion. And too, altered my schedule...

Right after the bike accident, I went to the ER where I learned that I'd broken the pinky of my right hand. Yes, my...

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Introducing the Joyful Healing Clarity Cards May 14, 2021

I created the Joyful Healing 4-Deck Collection as an easy-to-use effective tool that promotes clarity, fosters, communication, and increases empowerment.

This beautiful, compact card kit is comprised of four individual decks: 
  • Body Awareness
  • Feelings
  • Needs and Desires
  • ...
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Travel Delays: Stuck at the Airport and How to Cope Apr 29, 2021

A long day to nowhere!  Sunday morning after visiting family for a week, I arrived at a small airport in Florida, ready to return home. But, that didn't happen. At least, not that day.

Three times we lined up and passed through the gate, found our seats, loaded our overhead bins, and buckled...

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Spread the Love Feb 12, 2021

I believe there is a wellspring of love available for us all. Love is not finite, though somehow it can feel scarce when it comes to loving ourselves. How much does the critic in our head speak up louder and faster than the voice of self-acceptance and self-love.…

  • I can’t go out...
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Offering gratitude to 2020 Dec 31, 2020

Time to reflect and offer my gratitude to 2020. I have lived through it, that's a big win. I offer my sweet prayers of transition for those who passed on, with deep empathy and condolence for those that carry a weighted emptiness missing these loved ones.

2020 has turned us inside out, vulnerable,...

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