As a former professional tennis player, life coach, brainspotting, CRM and EMDR trauma therapist, somatic archeologist and LMFT, Jen is invested in each client’s highest healing potential. Inspired by her own healing journey, Jen chose to leave her executive sales career with a Fortune 500 healthcare organization to help empower others to reclaim a rich and fulfilling life. Jen's practice is designed to reconcile abusive, repetitive cycles and develop self-love, express creative capacity, and authentic spiritual direction. In her spare time, Jen enjoys spending time with her two beautiful boys, reading, traveling and doing yoga.
Licensed Marriage & Family Therapist
License Number: 86795
"Give a man a fish and feed him for a day;
teach a man to fish and feed him for a lifetime"
I do not give my clients fish.
I give them the tackle box and teach them how to fish!
WHY THE LOTUS?
When the lotus first begins to sprout, it is under water, making its home in lakes and ponds in areas where the water remains fairly still on the surface. But underneath the surface, the lotus is surrounded by mud and muck and by fish, by insects, and simply dirty, rough conditions. Despite these conditions, the lotus flower maintains strength, and pushes aside each of these dirty obstacles as it makes its way to clearer surfaces. Despite being born into dark, murky conditions, where hope for such beautiful life seems dubious, the lotus grows, and rises above adversity. It is pure, and bright, and beautiful and the bud of the lotus symbolizes potential. The lotus flower represents an awakening, spiritual growth, and enlightenment. Just as the lotus flower emerges from the water clean, the lotus also represents purity of body, speech, and mind. The lotus could be thought of as an awakened mind, which grows naturally toward the warmth and light of truth, love, and compassion. The lotus may appear fragile on the surface, but it is flexible and strong, securely anchored under the surface of the water. I believe human beings are just like the lotus flower. Many of us live in that murky water, and never make it to the surface so we can blossom. Many of us are closed; we are just buds, ready and eager to feel the sunshine of life on our skin. No matter which stage of life you are in, I’m sure you can relate to this lotus and see yourself in this story. The conditions that produce beautiful life are not always ideal, but that never stops the lotus from rising through adversity, opening its petals, and blossoming in the sun.
LECTURE / SPEAKING REQUEST
Jen Young has been a keynote speaker or presenter for more than 10 years. She has made presentations to both small and large groups on a wide-range of topics. She is an effective, energetic and entertaining speaker that will please your audience.
For a fee schedule and available presentation dates, contact Jen at (916) 337-5005 or via email below.