Sherry Kachanis

Inspire - Educate - Empower

Month: October 2017

Group Meditation & Shamanic Healing

Come relax and release your day with a guided meditation followed by shamanic drum healing.  While in a meditative state, the mind, body and spirit is open and receptive to healing. Shamanic drumming alters your vibrational state.  The drumming begins slowly and gradually builds in intensity and tempo.  This induces a light to deep trance state which promotes healing and wellbeing.

WHEN:            November 15, 2017

TIME:              6:30 PM

WHERE:          Healing Hara, 209 Stallsville Loop, Summerville, SC 20485

COST:               $15

RSVP:              By 11/15  to SherryKachanis@gmail.com

Facilitated by Sherry Kachanis. Learn more about Sherry here: www.sherrykachanis.com/resources/about-sherry/

 

 

 

 

 

#Me too… It’s time to be seen!

Last week, I started to see the #Me too posts all over Facebook.  I was not surprised at how widespread this is… sexual assault, sexual abuse, sexual harassment, molestation, rape, it’s truly rampant! Stop and think about this for a moment, you or someone you know has been sexually abused at some point in their life.  Digest that for a moment, let it really sink in. It’s alarming isn’t it?

For the most of my life, I have been healing from sexual abuse that started at a very young age. This truth about me certainly was something that I would delete if I could. I imagine this to be like the old tv show Bewitched, where the main character, Samantha, who was a “witch” would wiggle her nose making things vanish.  Yet as much as I healed, this trauma was still very much apart me.

I finally realized over a year ago, that I had been running from this all my life.  Did I really think I could get away from it? I was angry that after all this time, there were still parts of me that still had to heal.  I dug in (on my own and with help from others), to unravel old patterns and beliefs. This left me feeling vulnerable and raw in the process.  Yet I was understanding myself more and more, and how old programs or patterns that I unconsciously created as a survival mechanism were no longer necessary, in fact they were holding me back from experiencing life as fully as I wanted to. Unconsciously, unknowingly, these “programs” would continue to run in my life.  Until I had an epiphany, which was simply, that I could choose to change.

Breaking those programs was hard, painful, uncomfortable and freaking scary at times. Yet, also powerful, as I was choosing to grow.  In that growing, I came to understand that all the guilt and shame that I carried for years, was never mine to begin with.  I had done nothing wrong. There was nothing for me to be ashamed of.   While this will always be a part of me, my past does not define me, however it certainly set me on a path to become who I am today.

I never really considered that because of these experiences, there were blessings to be grateful for, such as… I am strong, compassionate, kind, caring… I am also sensitive and passionate. I am forgiving, something that after so many years of being angry, I finally understood what Buddha meant when he said, “Holding on to Anger is like drinking poison and expecting the other person to die.”  Letting  go and forgiving set me free from the self-imposed prison in my mind.

Truth is, I love who I am now and how I continue to evolve.  I strive to live, to be in the NOW as much as possible. Fully accepting and loving all of me, the way I am – perfectly imperfect, as we all are.

The #Me too movement from my perspective is about awareness, claiming your voice, being seen, and taking back your power.  I AM, are you?

“My past has not defined me, destroyed me, deterred me, or defeated me; it has only strengthened me.” – Dr. Steve Maraboli

 

 

 

 

 

Join us for a Journey of Healing…

My friend and colleague Leslie Ziemba and I are excited to be facilitating together! Leslie and I are both coaches, who are passionate about helping people to realize their dreams. Having similar training, it feels natural for us to combine our energies, experiences and expertise to create a special day of healing.

On Saturday, November 18th, 2017 from 1PM – 7 PM, in Summerville, SC, we will lead an experiential day of receiving, reflecting and releasing.

* Healing past relationships

* Time Line Therapy demonstration

* Meditation & Shamanic drumming

* Chakra Balancing

* Nutritional affects on mental health and mood

* Welcoming in new love, abundance and good health

* Understand New Moon energy

* Releasing and burning ceremony to end our empowering day

 

Includes delicious homemade seasonal dinner created and infused with Love by myself and Leslie! Snacks, teas and light refreshments will be available throughout the day.

Register NOW and reserve your space for this intimate small group experience. Seats sell out quickly!

Early registration$99, until November 3, 2017
Registration after November 3rd$149.

Contact Sherry at SherryKachanis@gmail.com to register.

 

Meet the Facilitators:

Sherry

Sherry Kachanis

Sherry Kachanis is a Transformational Coach and Shamanic Healer. A certified trained Master Practitioner of NLP, Time Line Therapy, NCLS, and Hypnosis. She is also experienced in several healing modalities including Shamanic healing techniques, Reiki Master/Teacher, Magnified Healing Master/Teacher and more.

Sherry’s passion is guiding people to break through unconscious barriers to fully LIVE the life they desire!  She uses a no nonsense approach to uncover any issues, problems, negative emotions, beliefs and patterns of behavior that no longer serve you positively. She supports you to take charge of your healing and your life.  She also passionately empowers women by leading women’s circles honoring the moon, the seasons and Life.

 

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Leslie Ziemba

Leslie Ziemba is an Empowerment Strategist and Coach. She is also the Author of “Fearless Love” – Growing Through Divorce, Dating and Divine Purpose to Heal, Thrive and Attract the Love You Desire.

She writes and teaches on the topics of love, relationships, divorce, personal growth, healing and divine purpose.

Leslie’s passion is helping men and women get from where they are to where they want to be in any area of life, rapidly and effectively! Her personal story, work and book reflect pure vulnerability, authenticity and the “Big Sister – Real Talk” we often need to help us get out of our own way.

 

You can take the girl out of RI…

So this morning I had a much needed catch up conversation with one of my beautiful loving friends.  I love people who are truly authentic and who feel comfortable enough to speak up and tell me the way it is, even if I may not like it.  She was giving me feedback on my recent blog posts, which she enjoyed but she felt my “true” voice was suppressed.  To use her words, your writing is to vanilla.  Be you, the sassy smart ass who is direct, often in your face, RI girl that you are!

Wow, anyone who really knows me (and she does), knows I am the furthest thing from vanilla, so this really hit home, in a good way!

So effective immediately, I will be the ME that I already AM.  While I am a very sensitive, empathic, kind and loving person, I am also a sassy, direct, tell it the way it is person. I will be ME in all areas of my life, including this Blog, which is an extension of me, of my experiences and my perspectives.

While I currently live in the deep south, southern girl I am not.  You can take the girl out of RI, but RI will always be a part of this girl!

Keep this in mind when working with me to uncover and break through your unconscious barriers or to take charge of your own healing. Expect the following…

  • Direct, honest communication
  • Deep, introspective questions that may be uncomfortable
  • To be put at Cause rather than being stuck at Effect
  • A no-nonsense approach to uncover any issues, problems, negative emotions, beliefs, or patterns that no longer serve you positively
  • Accountability – if you say your going to do it, than do it!  There is no “TRY” here, do or do not, there is nothing in-between
  • No sugar-coating – I am NOT a bakery, if you need that sugary, soft and fluffy, slow, gentle approach, keep looking, I’m not for you
  • Support and encouragement to keep growing, even when it is uncomfortable, as it is in this space of discomfort that true growth and break-throughs happen.

Until next time…

“The essential lesson I’ve learned in life is to just be yourself. Treasure the magnificent being that you are and recognize first and foremost you’re not here as a human being only. You’re a spiritual being having a human experience.” – Wayne Dyer

Sherry at Glastonbury Abbey Ruins

Me being Me, at Glastonbury Abbey

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

The Magic of England…

In August, I went to England for the first time.  It was an unexpected yet divinely guided journey. It started with the Conference of Consciousness and Human Evolution in London, which was its own experience. I’ve written about it here: wordpress.com/post/www.sherrykachanis.com/1353 .

The day after the conference was a day of sight-seeing in London.  I was intrigued to see Borough Market, near London Bridge, London Bridge
so after a train ride and tube ride, we arrived to find it closed due a bank holiday.  Still we happily explored the area, continuing to walk along the Thames River.  After a delicious tapas Greek lunch, al fresco, we were drawn to take a water taxi to see the sights from the River.  This was a brilliant idea, as we were able to see so many of the landmarks from the water.  After we strolled back through the Shakespearian section of the city on our way back to the tube.  It was a gorgeous day, partly sunny, and warm.

The next day we were heading to an Airbnb in Glastonbury.  I was looking forward to this as I am a truly a country girl. On the way, we stopped at Avebury, to see, touch and experience the largest megalithic stone circle in the world.  The ride there was an adventure itself, driving on the opposite side of the road on the narrowest roads I’ve ever traveled on. I was excited to touch the stones and feel their vibration.  The stones were massive, much larger than I expected and spread out.

We meandered down the path, following the stones.  At one point we had walked through a sheep field, up a hill into a grove of trees.  These trees captivated me – they were amazingly beautiful and alive! So ancient, so sacred and if you listened you could hear the whispers of prayers on the wind.  I spent time communing with the trees, I felt so full of peace and love! I hugged the trees and spent time under the canopy of leaves, listening, feeling, breathing in wisdom and love.

 

As we continued walking, I just was, completely in the moment.  We went back to the center of town, visited a gift shoppe then stopped into the Red Lion Inn to have a gin & tonic.  We soaked up the sun and the sights before departing to get to our final destination of the day, the Airbnb.

We arrived at West Pennard around 7:30 PM.  The sun was getting ready to set so as soon as we had the key, we were outside walking the grounds, taking in the gorgeous landscapes.  I was so excited that we could see Glastonbury Tor from where we were. We chatted with our lovely host, then decided to go to dinner down the street at the local Inn.  We were tired of driving, so eating within walking distance was a priority.

The next morning we woke to the sound of soft rain hitting the metal roof.  It was so soothing, it kept lulling me back into sleep.  Finally, it was time to get the day started.   The rain was soft and gentle, as I explored the beautiful grounds of our hostess.  Flowers, fruit, herbs, everywhere.  It was so lush and green, I was drinking in the beauty.

Finally the rain stopped so off we went for the day.  First to visit, was the Chalice Well and gardens, at the base of Glastonbury Tor. I was giddy with excitement as we entered the gardens.  They were beautiful, serene, and it was exceptionally quiet at the time. The energy was amazing, I felt as though I was vibrating.  I meditated near the well itself and I walked in the healing waters in another garden. The grounds were meticulously maintained and had an abundance of plant species, flowers and trees, creating a magical loving environment.

 

Once I had my fill at the Well, we walked to the top of the Tor.  The path starts with an incline to then turns into stairs that continue get steeper and steeper until you reach the top where the tower is.  While there were others visiting, it wasn’t crowded, which was nice.  This allowed me time to meditate sitting inside the tower. I felt as though my heart chakra exploded with joy and I felt this incredible vibration of peace and love inside of me.  I sat feeling the ancientness of the stones, and the tower.  I truly felt as though I had been there before, in another lifetime, it feel so familiar, as if I lived there or nearby.  After 15 or so minutes, I left my perch inside to explore the outside.  The view was breathtakingly beautiful!  Green as far as the eye could see!  It really was amazing!  We sat down for a bit, then we descended.

We continued to meander the streets, finding our way to downtown Glastonbury.  I was excited as the stores were all funky, eclectic and magical.  Yet at this point, we were hungry, so we found a traditional tea room for our lunch.  It was absolutely lovely and delightful.  Upon leaving the tea room, we strolled around, stopping into shops as I felt drawn to.  I was smiling ear to ear, as all the shops had stones, crystals, candles, herbs, I was in my element.

Next we went to the Abbey ruins. we walked around taking photo’s and enjoying the peacefulness of it all.  We even saw the supposed gravesite of King Arthur and Guenevere. After we had our fill, we made our way back to car to head back to the Airbnb.

 

We decided that we would visit the Inn of a man we met at the conference.  The last day of the conference, Peter struck up a conversation with me at a nearby cafe.  We discussed the conference and what our plans were after the conference.  When I mentioned going to the country, he gave me his card.  He said he owned an Inn in Somerset, that he’d love it if we stopped by, so we did!  We Ubered to the Inn, ordered a lovely meal and I set out to see Peter.  It didn’t take long… he joined us for dinner and after he gave us the tour of his Inn.  His wife came by to chat with us too, inviting us to join her and Peter later for tea.  It was a wonderful night!  Around midnight, I mentioned we needed to get going, Peter offered to take us back, which was very sweet and kind of him.  We thanked him for his kindness, exchanged pleasantries and collapsed in bed with exhaustion once inside.

In the morning, it was a slow start.  We needed to be on the road, going back to London as we were flying to Dublin for the night on our way home.  Traveling during Mercury Retrograde is a reminder to expect delays.  While I was consciously aware of this, I had to remind myself over and over when delays were experienced. It was a long day of travel, nerves were frayed and sleep was necessary.

 

 

 

 

A Journey of Healing…Mind, Body & Soul