Hi I’m Janet McGeever. I’m passionate about educating and facilitating women and men create meaningful and loving relationships in their lives. I facilitate workshops, retreats and individual sessions for women and couples and am a qualified Counsellor, Art Therapist and Journey Practitioner.
At this time of rapid change and flux, both environmentally and socially, I feel that the world is calling all of us, men and women, to live and love more consciously to bring about what I think, deep down, most people want in their hearts – a peaceful planet and a planet that is sustainable and loving for ourselves, our children and generations to come. It all starts with us, individually, to begin to take down the armour we all unconsciously carry, to reveal the jewel of what’s hidden behind – our heart.
I have two grown children who have both left home now and I have recently moved from the beautiful beach to the beautiful hills to live in Maleny with my partner. I love facilitating a space where healing can happen and this ‘de-armouring’ can become a real possibility in people’s lives.
Peace on this planet, one relationship at a time.
In case you’d like to know more about me….
I began my career as an art teacher and soon left that to run my own business in screenprinting because it broke my heart to have to grade children on their artistic ability. I started my family with the birth of my son in 1985 and ran a business with my partner in screenprinting, manufacturing, wholesaling and retailing.
At 28 I opened a fashion boutique called Exotique in the inner city of Brisbane. I think this was where my inspiration for the expression of femininity began. My daughter came along in 1991 and by 1997 I was feeling ready for a career change when we sold our business. I began my formal training in counselling and Creative Arts Therapy in 1999 and graduated with a Masters degree in 2003. Also during this time I trained with Brandon Bays and became an Accredited Journey Practitioner which gave me a huge amount of experience and grounding in emotion focussed therapy.
In 1995 I sat in my first women’s circle and felt a stirring in my soul that has never left me. In 2002, I joined with several girlfriends and created the non-profit organisation, Women’s Wellbeing Association in Queensland which still supports women on their journey of healing, wholeness and celebration.
In 2005, I had a dream to incorporate the powerful Journeywork with women’s work and Journeywoman was born and developed with fellow female Journey practitioners. I presented Journeywoman in 2005 and 2006 in Australia and New Zealand. Some powerful personal events (including the ending of a 22 year relationship) in that year urged me to take time out. Journeywoman is now presented all over the world.
In 2008, I met another teacher and mentor, Diana Richardson whose groundbreaking teaching around sexuality has influenced me hugely.
This meeting and my training in Experiential and Creative Arts Therapy and The Journey Process and personal interest and passion in body based psychotherapy and women’s work has influenced and guided me into the path of conscious sexuality. To me it has been a natural progression.
I have been on a huge personal journey of healing where I have had the privilege of sharing with an amazing soul, who is now my partner, Gene, and now am ready to support other women and couples on their journey of love.