Congratulations on Scheduling Your Session!
You've made a great choice by setting up this special time for yourself. Before we meet, I invite you to reflect on your intentions and longings. What are you looking for? How would you like to feel? What would you like to bring into your life? What would you like to let go of?
Please take some time to review the information on this web site and my intake form, which you can download from this page. Note any questions you want to ask, and things you'd like me to know about you and your intentions.
Please check out my intake form, which you can find here:
It includes some questions for reflection, possibilities for what can be addressed in a series of sessions, and a consent form outlining the boundaries and ethics of our work together.
You can also email me ahead of time if you have questions. firstname.lastname@example.org.
What to Expect:
Each session starts with time for checking in, talking about specific desires and intentions for the session, and to transition from hectic outside time to the sacred, safe container of the session. We'll talk about safety and consent,which are foundations for the work.
We will use body-based modalities (e.g. breathing, movement, mindfulness exercises, imagination, sound, touch) to support you in being fully present in your body, to provide loving, compassionate support of your intentions, and to expand your capacity for pleasure, a powerful and gentle healing resource. Touch will be involved in ways that align with your intentions, moving at the pace of the body. We'll listen to your body's messages about if and what kinds of touch would be helpful. For online sessions, we'll use guided self touch. After the body-based teaching portion of the session, there is time for savoring and integration.
I’ll check in with you a day or so after each session, by text or phone (your preference), to see how you are doing. I recommend that you take notes about your experience. Write about what happened, what you felt and experienced, and any distracting thoughts or impulses that took away your focus. This will support your integration process and provide important guidance for future session.
A Bit of Admin:
For online sessions, I ask for full payment before the session begins. You can make the payment in whatever way works best for you:
Zelle (send to AbundantBusiness@protonmail.com; it will show up as BSJ Wellness, LLC)
Venmo (@Melody-Joyce-2, with last 4 digits of the phone number 0251; please in the comment put "session" or "deposit"),
Amazon gift card sent to AbundantBusiness@protonmail.com,
Visa gift card, which you can buy online or in any pharmacy. https://www.vanillagift.com/ If you buy it in a store, just send me a picture of the front and back.
For on in person session, you can also pay with cash, if that's best for you.
I have a no-shoes apartment, so please plan for that. I share my home with two cats, and will vacuum thoroughly before you arrive, and have an air purifier with a special pet allergy filter in the session room. Please let me know if you have a cat allergy, and I’ll take extra care with the session room.
I have scent and smoke sensitivities, so please do not wear cologne or scented deodorant/antiperspirant (unscented deodorant/antiperspirant is fine). If you are a smoker, please wear freshly laundered clothes. I so appreciate your understanding!
I'd appreciate it if you would shower beforehand, or if it's easier for you, you are welcome to shower here, before and/or after your session.
Safety during Covid: Safety is a prerequisite for pleasure! I have been fully vaccinated and booster. I'm currently seeing clients in-person who have also been vaccinated, and provide proof of that. If you are vaccinated, please send me a photo of your vaccination card or screen shot of your Excelsior Pass. If you haven't been vaccinated, I'm happy to support you with a virtual session. Thanks for understanding, and helping us both stay safe.
Cancellation Policy: I know that sometimes unexpected things happen, and you end up having to cancel. If you are unable to keep your scheduled appointment, please give at least two days notice. IF you have made a deposit, it will apply to your next appointment.
If you cancel on the day of your appointment, or cancel twice, then I'll ask for payment in advance in order to book a future session with me. Pre-paid appointments are non-refundable with same-day cancellation, but can be applied to a future appointment.
Extreme emergencies are exceptions.
By booking an appointment, you agree to my cancellation policy.
I am honored to get to work with you, and will do my best to create a safe, welcoming, warm environment and support you and your intentions. I look forward to meeting you soon and supporting you!