The Healing Artist
Janet Bernson
Conscious Language & Energetic Expressive Arts 
for  Health  & Transformation
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YOUNG ADULT - Foster Kids
Janet Bernson has a unique approach to working with young adults. She encouraged self exploration with our program participants by presenting exercises in an effective and meaningful way.     Staff of Pathways Transitional Living Program, United Friends of the Children, Los Angeles

Listen to Your Body was a great activity. It helps me believe in myself.  Starr, 18

I believe Janet brings out the best in people. She actually receives the attention from her audience and gives us something to truly think about and learn.                                                        Veronica, 19

Thank you I learned how to control my anger better.                                                                     Derrick, 19

Your workshop made me think of my life style and how I carry myself.    Adam, 20

CORRECTIONS - ADULT
Janet Bernson's work is very hands on. She tailors her program well to meet the needs of the female incarcerated population.    Barbara Walker, Case Manager, HIV/Aids Corrections Demonstration Project, LA County Jail

On behalf of the REACH Program thank you for taking the time to bring your positive energy and spirit to the women in Twin Towers Correctional Facility.      Staff Education Dept., LA County Jail

I want to thank you SO much for bringing us your positive energy and light into this dark and dingy dungeon!                                     Loretta L.

Thank you for bringing out something that was held deep inside my heart.                Vanessa M.

This work gives me soothing tools to bring home to my kids that will help us to heal.            Danielle

Miss Janet: A true lighthouse to the entrance of the soul.                    E. Cavanaugh

God Bless You for bringing so much life and light into our lives. I really enjoyed having you here with us.                                            Augusta F.


Thank you so much for your inspiring words and message of hope, all appreciated.      Margaret A.

Thanks for coming to play with us, teaching us to use the trash in our lives for compost to make our future life gardens grow healthy.                       Monique C.

CORRECTIONS - YOUTH
To serve young women effectively, programs must be culturally sensitive and gender related. Ms. Bernson's approach and gentle methods touched our young women deeply. Her creative work showed immediate positive effects and was an enjoyable experience for both staff and students.      

Staff of Girls Academy, Soledad Enrichment Action

It is with extreme joy and satisfaction that I was compelled to document the outstanding contributions you have made to the young women of our camp. Hope appeared on the horizon and shined brightly when you appeared at our camp. Your play and workshops were extremely favorable and positive experiences. All our girls were quite loud in voicing their approval. I am so pleased with your work and quite thankful to you and I also recommend other community and educational institutions to experience your gifts. Stay strong and dedicated as I know you will.     James Petty, Supervisor, Camp Joseph Scott, Los Angeles County Probation Dept.

It was a great experience to open feelings and use creativity to disclose such deep emotions and ideas.                     Karla, staff


I think this workshop touched a lot of young ladies to open up their hearts.                  Dianiana, staff

I feel that we learned more in a few days about ourselves than some people learn in an entire lifetime.                                   Teresa, 18

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et took the time to care and I liked that she is also very funny.                                 Monica, 17

Janet was a very nice lady. She woke me up to new thoughts.                                             Morgan, 16

My experience in this workshop showed me how to open my heart.                                        Faith, 12

RELIGIOUS ORGANIZATIONS

Thank you so much for workshopping with the Teens yesterday. Your energy was much appreciated. You really got me thinking about Freedom. I especially liked the basket exercise and the transformation I saw in Jeanette, Trevor, Tom and Sadie, too!   Vernita Perkins, Youth Advisor, Spirit Works


Thank you for speaking so eloquently to our women’s group about domestic violence and what we as a temple can do to support women and children survivors.  Sylvia Levy, Sisterhood, Temple Beth Hillel

DOMESTIC VIOLENCE

Thank you for your presentation “Healing” to the Domestic Violence Council General Meeting...it was valuable and we hope the individuals present were able to take with them the many positive aspects you presented....Olivia Rodriguez Exec. Dir. LA County Domestic Violence Council


As a 14 year veteran in the administration of social services, I truly believe that the "Un-Masking the Soul" program is the most innovative and creative method of working with individuals who have been traumatized. It is a program where results are truly measurable. The program design is adaptable for individuals of all ages, sexes and nationalities. This program is on the cutting edge of a new way of working with this special population. Ann Akerman, past Exec.Dir. WAVE/ Harbour Community Shelter,current Exec.Dir.Ronald McDonald House, Columbia, S.C.


On behalf of the women of Family Violence Project, I would like to thank you for the wonderful program you presented. This was a great introduction for the women to tap into their expressive selves. They all loved the process and felt it opened up new doors for them. Thank you for your time and spirit. I look forward to working with you again.   Karen Rosenthal, Clinical Coord., Family Violence Project, Jewish Family Service.


Your workshop was exactly what our clients needed; many experienced something more deeply than they have ever experienced before. Some clients held back, but I guess it's natural for some to have an invisible barrier to avoid getting hurt.  Yours was a very unique workshop, rich with emotion and art - not your typical sit and let someone lecture you type. You have a very expressive way of sharing, your artistic talent flows with your words, your movements, your way of teaching, and this I feel is very important and great. I hope that in the future, we can have the opportunity to have you come and share your wisdom with us, again. Veronica Guerrero, Center for Family Solutions, El Centro, CA

PREGNANT TEENS
Motivating and empowering "at risk" youth is especially challenging. Bernson's interactive workshops and books provide an experience that encourages youth to reach within and uncover potential and creativity they are surprised to discover in themselves. They are motivated to claim their power and to share with one another their newfound resource. For pregnant teens this is especially powerful because it has potential to impact two generations - mother and child. Time spent in a Bernson workshop is healing, empowering and joyfilled.    Dr. Barbara Rhodes, Professor Emeritus, California State University Northridge. & Exec. Dir. of JW Anthony Youth & Family Outreach Foundation

TEENS IN MIDDLE & HIGH SCHOOLS
Ms. Bernson's uniquely creative talents in working with students, parents and teachers are excellent. I highly recommend her and her programs. Her presentations are morale boosting and innovative.    Dr. Norm Isaacs, Principal, Robert A Millikan Middle School,LAUSD

This experience affected me in a good way. I felt good that I was there for a reason so I could learn more about me and the things around me.   Maria, 16

I was feeling good when I finished talking to her. She helped me feel good about myself. I like her book too, it's great!                Lesley, 17

Working with Janet Bernson, gave me a new way to look at my life as a teenage boy. Most of us do not think about expressing our feelings, because we want to look tough. I was able to show my feelings and not be worried about what the others thought. This really changed my life.     Ryan, 15

SUBSTANCE ABUSE TREATMENT FACILITIES

Thank you for your generosity and kindness, bringing your wonderful healing and recovery programs to our community. The workshops and presentations you have brought to us have been both beneficial and powerful. Your compassion and sensitivity is curative and your information timely. I highly recommend your programs to others on the path of recovery.  Anjaney Berocal, Exec. Dir. Oasis Women's Recovering Community


I am positive that without Janet’s intervention, love and dedication, my life would be far less that it is today. I can say unequivocally that Janet has been instrumental in helping us to heal from very deep wounds.   C. Burroughs, participant


I found your workshops to be incredibly informative and extremely beneficial to my sobriety.  S. Adams, participant

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  1. Pranic Healing is a highly developed & tested system of energy energy medicine that utilizes prana to balance, harmonize & transform the body’s energy processes.


  2. NLP explores the relationships between how we think (neuro), how we communicate (linguistic) & our patterns of behavior and emotion (programs).


  3. hypnotherapy = a combination of hypnosis & therapeutic intervention . The therapist leads the patient to positive   change while the patient is deeply relaxed in a state of heightened suggestibility called trance.


  4. Conscious Language = using our words on purpose by having self-control and being subject only to one’s own highest wishes and desires, with freedom to act; living and being our most effective, loving, empowering, and respectful selves.


  5. creative expression = Visual arts, improvisational & comedic theatre, dance movement, story telling, writing & sound


  6. ecology = Environmental awareness, ethical consumerism, alternative energy & social justice.


  7. homeopathy = Based on the belief that “like cures like” - illness can be cured by taking a minute dose of a substance that,   if taken by a healthy person would produce symptoms like those being treated.


  8. energy medicine = Imbalances in the body's "energy field" result in illness. By re-balancing the body's energy field health can be  restored.  Methods employed: QiGong, Reiki & Pranic Healing, Energy Medicine...to name but a few.