Mindset & Wellness for Creative Thinkers
Expand into daring.
Actually astonish yourself.
Visual artists, writers, fashion people and creative thinkers of every stripe develop an invaluable ability to reframe their approach to work with techniques to enhance creative flow over the longterm.
Discipline & desire.
Clear goals. A crystalline path forward. Momentum for the part when it gets hard.
Research says “highly creative” people make up around 10 - 20% of the population.
They’re recognized by their inventive output, sensitive nervous systems and and hyper-porous senses. They simply absorbs more data. (Truly, they can’t keep it out.)
Creativity feels good when this exchange is calibrated just right.
It can feel pretty invigorating.
Through facilitating subtle mindset shifts, we dust off and untangle assumptions, habits and old stories that get in the way.
Optimizing flow state physiology.
Dialing in an essential wellness routine.
We work with the integral body-mind systems to increase stability and a capacity for expansion, inspiration and ease.
A celebrated fashion show producer actively slows her pace to investigate what matters most, expanding into her art practice and pivoting towards a new career...
An accomplished screenwriter shakes writers' block, overhauling her approach to her work using mindset tools and somatic practices...
A novelist embarks on a challenging manuscript, rebuilding her creative process and shedding destructive work patterns of previous decades...
A visual artist plumbs somatic experience to explore new themes in her work, while re-balancing nutritional and hormonal health, and redefining her relationship with her body.
"a very smart investment in my future as a writer….”
Our work provided “the emotional and tactical support necessary to tackle projects big and small.”
Especially recommended for: ”People who are tackling BIG EMOTIONAL projects or are feeling emotional about work...This was a game changer for me and how I approach everything.”
—Robin, Los Angeles
From one-to-one intensive clients:
“I...have a history of intense perfectionism and burning myself out..."
"I worked with a life coach several years ago, and we instituted a very rigid program, which yielded results in the short term, but ultimately left me feeling depleted and unsatisfied….Jessica's patient, playful, gimlet-eyed compassion was the real revelation for me. I felt her care in a way that I've ended up modeling for myself, and this has been truly transformative."
"I'm kinder to myself when I work now. I'm more aware of my body, and more attuned to the valuable messages my body sends me. I also feel safer and more confident about bringing my full self (and my honest thoughts) to the workplace. So far, this has yielded wonderful results.”
Especially recommended for: “Anyone who wants to create a healthier and more joyful creative practice with a woman who possesses a wealth of cutting-edge scientific information, a deep understanding of Eastern spiritual traditions, and a dazzling cabinet of alternative therapies that range from somatic experiencing to weird Chinese acupressure points that magically release stress in the body and help you get ‘unstuck.’”
“…Our time together reminded me...that simple energetic practices could make the difference."
During our sessions Jessica guided "our conversation to the bigger picture, or the through-line, always elevating and pushing forward gently…."
"I have carried away from our time together a little ember of self-knowing, a reminder that my essence endures, even if it flickers.”
From single session clients:
“I had an issue in my life that felt like a Catch-22…until we reached a point where I saw what I had previously perceived an insurmountable structural issue standing between me and what I wanted to accomplish very differently….Somehow with her gentle nudging I was able to articulate and then take responsibility for making my way through the tangle I was in….after years of talking about making a shift, I knew that I was finally in a position to do it…”
“Jessica listens attentively, asks piercing questions, and gently and steadily holds the vision of my potential….My biggest breakthrough was learning that the way I think about my goals is stopping me from achieving them….I feel greatly nourished by being listened to with this level of acceptance. It is rare in my life.”
I would describe Jessica as “a spiritual guide with a double degree in wizardry and people communication.”
Our conversation helped “in creating these small habits that compound to an overall better sense of self. I really appreciate how enlightened I felt. I don't think I've had someone question me to think so deeply about myself…It was another level of self awareness. Thank you.”
Organizations I've worked with on wellness content, workshops & projects include...
Jessica Kerwin Jenkins is a writer, author and coach for creatives.
I am a certified wellness coach.
I'm also the author of Encyclopedia of the Exquisite, and worked for many years as journalist and editor in New York, Los Angeles and Paris (Vogue, W, New York Times, Women's Wear Daily). Unfortunately, I picked up some bad habits along the way, pushing my body towards breakdown. There was no room for creativity or innovation, only grind.
I left my post as the European Editor of W in Paris and ran away to India to pursue my love of meditation. Though I was initiated into Transcendental Meditation as a 6 year-old, I rediscovered this love as an adult and have studied Eastern techniques in the Vipassana tradition for more than 15 years.
I hold a certificate in Integrative Somatic Trauma Therapy. Some of the other systems that inform my work include: transformational coaching, performance coaching, positive psychology, somatic nutrition, Somatic Experiencing, Focussing, Internal Family Systems, breathwork, Vipassana meditation, yoga, 5 Rhythms, which I have practiced for more than a decade, Tantric Shakta embodiment practices (Kashmir Shaivism) and the philosophies of Taoist Five Elements Chinese medicine.
Teachers and mentors who have influenced my work include Lorie Eve Dechar, Michaela Boehm, Jaya Ashmore, Bonnie Bainbridge Cohen, Gabrielle Roth, Luis Mojica, Daniel Foor, Ajay Singh and David Deida.
My husband and I raised our family in the wilds of Maine and are now based in the tiny city of Portland. My clients are based all over the world.