She carried her experience as a homemaker into becoming a systems analyst, founding her own manufacturing company in 1988. Soon afterwards she came into consciousness around her spiritual journey, completed her B.S. in Psychology and trained in massage therapy, Cranial Sacral, Polarity, Core Energetics©, Somatic Experiencing©, Past Life Awareness and accessing Akashic records while also earning her commercial pilot’s license and completing 8 years of Pathwork courses to become a Helper. She is a voracious collector of films from all genres and uses them to illustrate and explore Pathwork concepts.
“It took a long time for me to profoundly understand that spirit can’t be known like science, physics or math. It took even longer to accept that I didn’t need to control life, only to navigate it. We don’t follow the Plan of Salvation: we ARE the Plan."
That's her paraphrasing of Pathwork Lecture 159: "The conscious mind you express in your daily living is separated from the vast whole, the universal mind, only by an illusory belief that you are separate. You do not possess an aspect of this universal mind, you are not even a separated part of it. You are it."
Jan served for several years as Administrator of the Pathwork of California (POC) and Pathwork Press before moving to Australia in 2000 to design and facilitate Pathwork Transformation Programs in Melbourne and Perth. She continues to support workers and graduates as director of the Pathwork in Australia.
She served as chairman of PHANA, the Pathwork Helpers Association of North America and assisted the Helpers Advisory Group in reviewing Helpership training programs in the US and Canada. She returned to the US in 2006 to live in Austin, Texas and then Brooklyn, New York, serving clients and students via email, telephone, and as the host of a weekly online groups via video-conferencing (see Pathwork Steps tab).
Under the leadership of David Schwerin of the Philadelphia Pathwork, she lectured at 14 universities in China in 2009, co-facilitated seminars for visiting Chinese social workers and scholars, and has written articles about Pathwork concepts for psychology-oriented academic journals in China.
Jan moved to Brooklyn, NY in 2009 to help care for her new granddaughter. She served on the board of directors of the New York Region Pathwork (NYRP) and hosted Friday Night Lecture Presentations in Manhattan.
"The point of studying Pathwork is to help us become better human beings, which will then accelerate the task we came here to accomplish. While the Guide says you can't do this work alone, I interpret that as an invitation to recognize that I am never alone. FAmily friends, social groups, and work contacts all contribute my self-development."
"Pathwork helps me understand why an uncomfortable or unpleasant situation is an opportunity: it can only expose negativity if it is already present within me."
"I may wish I didn't have to do any work, I may be disappointed that I am not 'better than that'. I may go into defense about seeing a reality I don't like. Yet at the very moment I allow myself to become aware of my own inner negativity, I simultaneously unleash my divine positive intentionality to address it organically, at a pace of my own choosing"
The Pathwork lectures offer tools, techniques, and concepts to support us during the most painful phase of spiritual evolution awareness by explaining the incongruities and paradoxes between the unitive and the earth plane. Understanding allows us to connect to inner knowing and our Real Self, our divine natural beingness.
Study Guides, audio and video files of online presentations may be downloaded at no charge from this website. Videos of 2008-2010 presentations are available on YouTube.
In 2014, Jan asked long term 'self-study' Pathworkers to volunteer for free individual sessions that were recorded, to give others an idea of how the concepts might be applied to an individual's unique circumstances, also offered during the free weekly group teleconference as. These recorded sessions are also available on YouTube along with 17 full length presentations and a dozen brief 'trailers' or samples from the 90 minute presentations.
Jan hosts free weekly teleconferences which are open to anyone on her contact list (click the MailChimp link below or fill out the contact form). Weekly study guides support the weekly teleconference topics and also personal self-study.
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"Harrier Hawk" Trevor Askin 2004 bronze sculpture