Workshop Calendar

Fees For Services:

$100 for a one hour Reading  – in person, via phone, Skype or e-mail
$100 for a Soul Retrieval, Extraction, or Shamanic Healing Session
$100 for a Spirit Detachment Session – in person or remote
$100 for a Private Hypnosis or Past Life Regression Session
$100 per hour for Private Parties – Includes readings or group workshops, two hours minimum plus $50 travel fee if held at your home or business.

Please ask about scheduling a Vibrational Energy Healing Session by phone!

Consider a private workshop or group readings for your next celebration or party!
Gift certificates available in
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Spirit Detachment Practitioner Training 

       If you feel called to do this work,

please contact me to set up an interview!    

with Joyce St. Germaine and the current THE SACRED JOURNEY “Spirit Detachment Practitioner” group.

PLEASE NOTE: In case of inclement weather, if “Burlington Parks and Recreation”cancels local events, we also cancel.

Quantum Physics is now substantiating that non-physical entities do exist and can greatly influence our lives. Many mental, emotional, and physical disorders as well as spiritual unrest can be the result of attachments. Indications include depression, anxiety, fatigue, eating disorders, substance dependency, mood swings, and sudden personality or behavioral changes. At times, physical symptoms appear which cannot be explained. The Spirit Detachment Practitioner learns to scan the energy body and is able to differentiate between earth bound attachments, dark entities, past life traumas, energy blockages, and a person’s self imposed limiting thoughts. Then safe and appropriate techniques are employed to release these attachments or blockages in a loving, compassionate manner, bringing healing on all levels. Also extremely effective in cases of haunted buildings or properties, these techniques can be used in person or remotely. St. Michael, the Archangel, is very instrumental in this work which can bring about extraordinary results, even when all other modalities have failed.

This technique allows practitioners to utilize other healing modalities and honors all prior knowledge, experience and gifts.
Any spiritual, medical, or professional experience enhances the healing process when combined with these specific Spirit Detachment techniques. This will become your unique practice!

Spirit Detachment Practitioner Training is appropriate for therapists, counselors, energy workers, mediums, readers, healers, and anyone wishing to help those in need.

It is expected that you have well-developed intuitive skills and a solid personal spiritual practice.


(I sometimes accept late enrollees. If you feel called to do this work, please contact me to set up an interview.)


The 2019 training course starts on January 2, 2019 and meets on the first Wednesday of every month at $25 per class,
$20 for elders over 65.

(860) 675-9706


with Joyce St. Germaine, M.Ed, C.Ht., RYT-200 

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                                                              $30 for group session

Hypnosis & Gentle Chair Yoga

Much has been written about the power of the mind/body connection and studies have proven that hypnosis is a valuable tool that can be used by anyone to allow positive changes to happen naturally. Whether you would like to lose weight, develop healthier eating habits, or become more motivated to exercise, hypnosis can allow these changes to occur effortlessly and easily. Another practice, the ancient practice of Yoga, has become extremely popular in recent years due to the positive results being enjoyed by people of all ages and fitness levels. Yoga works beautifully in partnership with hypnosis and gentle chair yoga can be practiced by almost anyone!

Why Hypnosis?

Hypnosis can help you to release unconscious habits or beliefs which sabotage your weight loss or health goals. Your mind and body will work together so that you will eat to nourish your body…not to feed your emotions, snack unconsciously or overeat. There are no limits to the positive applications and results of hypnosis!

Why Yoga?

There are specific Gentle Yoga Poses known to massage the internal organs, aiding in metabolism, digestion, and elimination. In addition, these poses support flexibility, coordination, relaxation, and overall well being. Not all yoga requires getting down on the floor. Chair yoga is a practice which provides many of the same benefits while being accessible to a greater population.

Hypnosis & Yoga Together: Empower Yourself!

Join us to learn about hypnosis as we dispel myths and understand exactly what hypnosis is and why it works so well. Then, under group hypnosis, positive suggestions will be deeply implanted into your subconscious mind, ready to work for you. You will also learn a simple

post-hypnotic suggestion technique to reinforce these suggestions whenever and wherever you choose. You will also be instructed on how to write positive suggestions customized to your unique needs and goals. You will learn how to do some gentle poses in a chair; modifications will be demonstrated for using a mat on the floor. Join us to combine a powerful self-hypnosis technique, gentle yoga poses and expert medical advice from Dr. Vincent and  you will posses all the tools needed to create the health you desire. Empower yourself; now is the perfect time!


This program is being offered by Certified Hypnotherapist and Registered Yoga Teacher, Joyce St. Germaine, M.Ed, CHt., RYT-200. Joyce is a retired art teacher, with more than 25 years of private practice as a Certified Hypnotherapist and is a Registered Yoga Teacher with Yoga Alliance.


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Is this the month that you are finally ready to join our Psychic/Spiritual Development Monthly Study Group? Many of CT’s most respected readers began their training in this very group! Did you know that EVERYONE is highly intuitive and deeply spiritual? Are you getting the feeling that there is something more that you should be doing with your life? Have you always felt a little different than most people? Do you often get intuitive “hits” about everyday things? Do you wish you could become more spiritual in a natural and comfortable way? Join a group which has been meeting monthly for more than 10 years and welcomes learners of all backgrounds and levels of experience.

There is a very strong connection between spiritual growth and psychic development. Every session of our monthly study group starts with a positive, light-filling exercise. Various spiritual empowerment and meditation techniques will be practiced as you learn how to develop gifts that can be used to assist others or to increase your own connection to spirit. Reclaim your intuitive gifts and live life more joyfully. These groups are for all levels; beginners who are just starting on their paths as well as experienced mediums and readers who are looking to broaden their gifts and become more confident in their abilities. Pendulums, crystals, various divination cards, the Chakra system, numerology, and palmistry will be introduced. Tibetan singing bowls and gong vibrations will assist in releasing resistance or blockages, creating space for continued growth. Energy healing will be explored and simple, safe soul rescue techniques will be shared. At times, we will partner with spirit guides and inter-galactic teachers who are willing to share their advanced knowledge and techniques with us. Group and individual practice exercises will accelerate your progress. Too often, people strive for heightening their psychic gifts alone, without concern for the spiritual responsibilities required to use these gifts. In this group, spiritual development is the primary focus and psychic development is the added bonus! You will be amazed at how quickly and confidently you will progress! Please bring a journal and pen, a pendulum and quartz crystal if you have them. There are some available to borrow or purchase. $25 ($20 for elders over 65 and full time students)

Wednesdays,  December 12, 2018, January 9, 2019, February 13, 2019…etc., 6:30- 8:30 PM

This group meets on the second Wednesday of every month unless otherwise noted.




Shamanism is the oldest known spiritual practice, dating back 60,000 to 100,000 years. It is practiced in all cultures, where shamans are sometimes known as medicine men or women. Based on the belief that the world is which we exist is merely an illusion, shamans strive to access the non-ordinary reality, divided into the Upper World, Lower World and Middle World. Access is gained via the shamanic journey, usually under the influence of drums, rattles or other instruments. These instruments are generally percussion instruments used to create sonics that vibrate at four beats per second. This beat guides the journey into theta brainwave activity, known to stimulate creative and spiritual experiences. These experiences foster deep, sacred connections and relationships with “All That Is”.

In this monthly study group, you will develop an understanding of cross-cultural shamanism and become adept at journeying as you work with animal and spirit helpers, and ancestral spirits as well as elemental energies. Usually, a journey begins with a sacred smudging ceremony to honor the elements of earth, air, fire, and water. In addition, smudging is a personal and group declaration that each person has come to the ceremony in a good and kind way, with an open heart, and with respect for the teachings. Then the spirits of the seven directions are welcomed and invited to share their teachings and influences. These seven directions are the North, East, South, West, Above, Below, and Within.

Teachings from various shamanic traditions will be explored and traditional and non-traditional approaches will be introduced. Native American, Australian, Ancient Egyptian, Tibetan, Mayan, and Central and South American shamanic teachings and practices will be explored. These study group is appropriate for any level of experience. All dedicated and compassionate people who wish to initiate positive change in the world are welcome. It should be clearly understood that shamanism is not a religion but rather an all inclusive spiritual practice. You will also participate in various shamanic ceremonies, often around our fire pit and waterfall. Sometimes, when there are specific needs, we offer group healing energies to beings and places struggling with natural or man-made disasters around the world. We will focus on healing and restoring balance to self, community, and the planet. As we work together to create and utilize community energy, you will learn group and individual healing techniques.

Please bring a notebook, eye covering, drum or rattle if you have one, a feather, and a fist sized rock. (There are many drums and rattles for sharing.) $25 ($ 20 for elders over 65 and full time students)
You must preregister to reserve your space if you will be attending for the first time.

Wednesdays, December 19, 2018, January 16, 2019, February 20, 2019… etc., 6:30- 8:30 PM

This group meets on the third Wednesday of every month unless otherwise noted.

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2018 Annual Spirit Photography Event! 

FRIDAY, October 26, 2018 from 6-9 pm (Rain date; Saturday, October 27)


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The Leaves Are Falling! The Spirits Are Calling!

Annual Spirit Photography Cemetery Trip 


The leaves are falling and the spirits are calling! This is the time of year when the veil between the physical and spiritual realms is the thinnest. We’ll explore the myths and realities surrounding ghosts, hauntings, earth-bounds, demons, dark entities, and spirit possession. Tonight your curiosity of the unknown will become an understanding and respect for the balance between darkness and light. We will also discuss universal energy which is completely normal and natural and thus, learn to

(Photo by Megan Walsh)

discern between this and other energetic manifestations requiring attention and/or assistance. Under the guidance and protection of St. Michael the Archangel, we will learn that approaching each situation with love and light provides the safest and most powerful resolution. In what has become an annual event for the last 9-10 years, we respectfully explore local historic cemeteries to capture spirit activity on film. This is a light-hearted, educational event.

Please bring your still or video equipment (remember extra batteries and AC adapter). You may want to bring your laptop or tablet for better post-cemetery viewing. Wear warm clothing and appropriate footwear. After a thorough discussion and demonstration, we will carpool to the cemetery, then return to The Sacred Journey to view and share our results. There will be a Smart TV hook-up available to enlarge your images. Refreshments will be served.

$25 for Adults, $20 for Elders over 65 and Veterans, $15 for Teens, Children 12 and under are free.

Meet at The Sacred Journey
29 Davis Road (Driveway is on Duane Lane)
Burlington, CT 06013





6:30 – 8:30 pm

Learn how the past has a direct effect on the present and can even shape the future. You will gain an understanding of your strengths, fears, relationships, and karmic responsibilities. Learn how past life regression provides insight to those who are committed to personal and spiritual growth. You will be given a clear explanation of hypnosis and safely guided into memories of past lifetimes. Your subconscious mind, also known as your High Self, will choose lifetimes that are important and significant to you in your present life. You will learn a powerful self-hypnosis technique to use on your own for any purpose you desire. $25

Friday, December 14, 6:30 -8:30 pm at The Sacred Journey

This workshop is filling up fast!

Reserve your space now!




Road Trip to mine Herkimer Diamonds!

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(For adults and children ages 4 and up)


Come with us to the Herkimer area of NY, home of the incomparable, radiant, indescribably beautiful Herkimer Diamonds! How can you resist such a dazzling description???

Herkimer Diamonds were discovered here after their formation 500 million years ago. They are highly sought after for their stunning visual beauty and for their metaphysical properties. They are believed to energetically assist in balancing the chakras, attuning the intuitive senses, reversing the polarity of injuries or illnesses, and intensifying creativity and dreamwork. Some also believe that they can energetically “attune” people to their loved ones or allow one to experience a new beginning in this lifetime. Whatever you believe, you will have a great time mining for your own Herkimer Diamonds!


I went mining a few weeks ago and couldn’t wait to share my experience with you! Mining activities are varied and are appropriate for all ages and levels of fitness. You may swing sledge hammers and picks, sift through crushed stone, or leisurely wash soil away under running water to find these brilliant gems. All mining activities are above ground, not underground as it might seem.

We will be mining at “Ace of Diamonds” mine, considered the best among the local mines. There are several reasonably priced hotels nearby. Red Roof Inn seems to be a favorite of miners and explorers. It received high ratings on Trip Advisor although I CANNOT personally offer an opinion as I haven’t stayed there. They will fill up fast as it is fall foliage season. I will be camping at the mine so you are invited to stop by for a hot cup of coffee or chocolate. My little A-Frame pop up even has a microwave and stove which you are welcome to use. There are restaurants nearby or you may bring your own food. The mine has easily accessible bathrooms.

Mining fees are $10 for adults per day, children 4 – 7 are $5. These fees will be reduced if we have more than 20 people in our group. Mining hours are 9 AM – 5 PM. You may rent mining equipment or bring your own. Most items are $1 per day to rent. Safety glasses are required. Bring your own or buy them there.

Based on my experience, I would suggest safety glasses, work/garden gloves, sturdy shoes or boots if you plan on climbing the rock piles, a hat, long and short sleeved shirts, sweatshirt, and jeans or comfortable pants. I brought a bucket with a small sledge hammer, chisels, picks, and small hand broom and some simple garden tools. Then I rented a few other tools. Consider a portable stool or cushion for seating. The best specimens I found were discovered simply by casually brushing loose dirt around, without much effort or tools. You will decide how much effort or exercise you are up for. And…in the unlikely event that you do not find any Herkimer Diamonds, the gift shop will help you to purchase some to take home. And…lucky you…I will be happy to share my “secret” mining techniques!

I will be there early on Friday, October 14 through Sunday afternoon, October 16. You may want to come for one overnight or two. Most people are leaving from CT Friday late afternoon or early evening for the approximately 3 hour ride. Some are leaving CT on Saturday. A couple of people have generously offered to drive and take passengers. Please let me know if you are interested in a ride share or hotel roommate and I will help you to connect. The hotel is pet-friendly and although pets are allowed at the campsites, I’m not sure about day visitors to the mine. Please contact them to ask and also confirm with the hotel if you will be bringing pets.

PLEASE NOTE: You are responsible for making your own hotel (or camping) and transportation arrangements. Be sure to communicate with anyone you are sharing a ride or room with.

If you are carpooling, you are welcome to meet here at 29 Davis Road in Burlington, CT and leave your extra cars in my driveway. Ace of Diamonds mine has some very simple campsites available if you are rough and rugged, like me! (Just kidding…I have a heater in my camper!) Nights are very chilly there at this time of year so tenting is not advised. RV’s are welcome there. Contact the mine to reserve a site.

Feel free to contact me if you have any questions about this fun adventure! Of course you may invite your family and friends. Kindly inform me if you will be going and how many people will be in your group. An accurate head count will be helpful…thanks! Email: or phone: (860) 675-9706.


Ace of Diamonds Mine
NYS Route 28
Middleville, NY 13406
hone (315) 891-3855

Red Roof Inn
100 Marginal Road
Herkimer, NY 13350
Phone (315) 866-0490

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Gong Meditations and Vibrational Energy Healing


The session will be divided into segments:

  • Introduction to the beautiful sounds of the gong.
  • Intention setting, personally and as a group.
  • Release of whatever is preventing you from living joyfully and completely.
  • Infusion of Light and Love via the powerful vibrations of the gong.
  • Chakra balance and restoration of the auric bands
  • Extended meditation, inviting you to explore the higher realms and dimensions where you may encounter angels, guides, teachers, animals, helping spirits, and more.

People have described the sounds and effects of my gong as “other-worldly” and I definitely agree! Participants have shared that they have been given helpful information and insights during these meditations. Others have experienced improved physical or emotional health and almost everyone responds with an audible “ahhhhhhhhhhhhhhhh” and a very gentle smile.

On my most recent trip to Costa Rica, I was blessed to participate in a gong meditation. I was astounded by the powerful energy of the gong and of my personal response to it. Upon my return home, I researched and listened to many different sound bites of various gongs until I found just the right one for me. I have worked with drums and rattles for many years, knowing how powerful the vibrations are and how beautifully they move energy around and into the body and mind. Unlike drums and rattles, where each beat follows the previous beat, the gong layers the sounds, creating more and more powerful vibrations. The effects are more dynamic than anything I have experienced in more than 30 years doing energy healing. The feedback I am getting after group meditations, individual and group healing, and in-person or remote/distant healing is astonishing!

I feel that often the cells of the body have collapsed, blocking energy, nutrients, medications and/or medical treatments, and any positive intentions intended to improve physical, emotional, or spiritual well-being. Simply stated, the “good stuff” just cannot get in! The powerful gong vibrations seem to open up the cells to receive those things which help create a healthy, joyful, balanced life. The gong is also helpful in releasing those things which are blocking personal or spiritual progress. Then space is created for life enhancing intentions. This new positive energy can now circulate through the body, filling the molecules, cells, and spaces between. As with any energy healing technique, this extends into the auric field.



Please join my email list to be informed of upcoming activities.


Please join my email list to be informed of upcoming activities and dates.

Consider a private workshop or plan group readings for your next
celebration or event!

Gift certificates available in any denomination.