Jill Kuykendall RPT
Jill Kuykendall, is a registered physical therapist, as well as an ordained minister of The Circle of the Sacred Earth, Inc., a church of animism fostering shamanic principles and practices. She is also the founder of Ho'omaikai Farm on the Big Island of Hawaii, based on the principles of sustainability.
Jill has been of service within the standard Western medical paradigm for over 25 years, often in an advisory role to bring trans-personal medicine and its practices into the health care community, for practitioners and patients alike. For five years prior to leaving California in 2007, she facilitated a Women's Drumming Circle for personal growth, empowerment, and community development.
Her specialty work is soul retrieval, a healing modality to achieve the restoration and reunion of dissociated aspects of a person's life essence. For the indigenous peoples of the world, it is generally understood that traumatic life experiences can result in the fragmentation of our inner, vital essence or soul. The subsequent loss or disassociation of these parts of the self often results in a phenomenon generally known as 'soul loss'.
Among the traditional peoples, those trans-personal healers who specialize in soul retrieval work are aided and assisted by their spirit allies, tracking the lost soul parts, finding them, and returning them to the person who has lost them, restoring the individual's soul to its original, undistorted state. In the process, the person's vital essence returns as well, an experience that they frequently experience as life-changing. This is ultimately accomplished with the willing participation of the client in creating a sincere call for this work, as well as the integrating of their soul parts back into their overall vital essence.
Jill is the co-author of SPIRIT MEDICINE: HEALING IN THE SACRED REALMS with her husband, Hank Wesselman (Hay House, 2004), the primary event planner for SharedWisdom LLC events, and a member of the Esalen Institute faculty in Big Sur, CA. She is currently living and farming in South Kona, Hawaii Island, as well as advising mental health practitioners who are offering services to individuals with PTSD, including members of the US military and their families. Jill offers long distance soul retrieval sessions for SharedWisdom program participants and their clients, in between her teaching, consulting and sustainable farming endeavors.
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