San Francisco’s Leading Spiritual Success Mentor
Unlock Your Success Code: Subconscious Success Repatterning, Go Ask Alice Oracle & Tea Party Game, forthcoming Sexual Bliss Through Good Housekeeping: The Extraordinary Woman’s Guide To Having It ALL!
Counseling Psychology & Expressive Arts Therapy, 2008 – California Institute of Integral Studies
Honor’s Program Psychology & Art, 1994 – Westminster College of Salt Lake City, Utah
INITIATION, EDUCATION & EXPERIENCE
Certified Integrative Medicine Practitioner – 2010, Shipibo Shamanism – 2015, Medicine & Sacred Ceremony Leader – 2003 , Sacred Feminine Priestess Ordination – 2003, Mayan Shamanism – 2010, Reiki Master – 2008, African Intuitive Healer – 2007
WORLD CLASS TEACHERS:
“The REAL DEAL”
That’s what I hear most from my clients, when we break through old limiting beliefs and sabotaging behaviors that had kept them stuck, needlessly, for years is “You’re the REAL DEAL!” That’s because I’ve walked in your shoes.
My passion is to HELP HEART-CENTERED PROFESSIONAL WOMEN TO MAKE FRIENDS WITH THEIR SHADOW SO IT ACTS AS THEIR #1 ALLY INSTEAD OF THEIR SABOTEUR.
I was there too. Feeling chained to my computer and dying on the inside because I knew that there was something BIG I was here to do and it was fading away as, day in and day out, I did work I wasn’t passionate about, spinning my wheels trying to find the magic key to my success. All the while, knowing the big difference I wanted to make was waiting in the dusty corners of my imagination. Sound familiar?
Is all your time consumed in just getting by?
When you’re not living your purpose, all that hope, passion and joy start to fade away. You start to forget how powerful and magical you are. Your gifts feel heavy and a sense of worthlessness and hopelessness can arise. It’s easy to let the safety of a j.o.b. or the same old routines in your business keep you from your life’s purpose and to let the fear of the unknown stop you from breaking through and realizing your dreams, but when you have guaranteed mentorship and a solid plan, it can be exciting instead of paralyzing.
You’re not broken!
Eighty percent of what we do is ruled by our subconscious. That’s why, no matter what you do (classes, spiritual practices and workshops) the same old patterns and feelings of “stuckness” seem to never go away. You’re not broken! You just need someone who knows how to help you get down into that 80% so you can make a REAL DIFFERENCE in your own life, and then make the BIG IMPACT in the lives of those you came here to serve.
For over 30 years, I’ve studied, researched and transformed lives with my discoveries about the subconscious mind. It can keep us stuck playing small, but it can also help us achieve our reams and make miracles happen! I’ve had my master’s degree in Counseling Psychology since 2008. I founded the Living Wisdom School, and was invited to study and work intimately with Vice Presidential Candidate & Visionary, Barbara Marx Hubbard on her last book launch. I’ve had the opportunity to travel to over 17 countries as an international speaker, teacher & spiritual leader in places like Auroville, India and the Prana Festival in New Zealand. I was invited to serve as a shaman with a Shipibo tribe in the Amazon. I live at the gorgeous Center for Living Wisdom which has hosted world-class performers, teachers and healers such as John Densmore of The Doors, Mayan Shamans, and Tibetan Lamas. NONE OF THESE AMAZING THINGS WOULD HAVE HAPPENED HAD I LET MY FEAR OF THE UNKNOWN KEEP ME STUCK IN MY SAFE RUT.
BUT my life hasn’t always been full of magic and wonder.
On Summer Solstice 2000, I married the love of my life, but by 2001 it had started to fall apart. My dream became a nightmare as my beloved husband became addicted to methamphetamines. I watched him turn into someone I no longer recognized. He turned our home and my life into a toxic waste dump. On Valentine’s Day 2002, I was in court fighting for a restraining order against the man I thought I’d spend the rest of my life with. In the middle of this madness, the message came loud and clear. I was letting fear run the show and it would always be one step ahead. It was in that moment that I made the decision to STEP OFF the chess board of fear and into my own inner wisdom and integrity. From that day forward I made the commitment to myself that I would no longer let fear control me. Instead I would choose my personal freedom and power AND I was going to do everything I could to help others live in their purpose and joy. That journey made it easier when I realized that my job and my old routines were keeping me from truly sharing my gifts with the world. So when the signal came, I left. No plan, just faith and hope. BUT YOU DON’T NEED TO STEP OFF THE EDGE OF YOUR COMFORT ZONE WITH OUT A SAFETY NET. That’s why I’m here. To make your break through to success or your escape from that job (that’s been paying your bills, but killing your soul) a graceful walk rather than a frantic mad dash through darkness and peril. If you’ve had that nagging feeling inside that you’re here to make a difference in the world, but your success isn’t matching your gifts and passion, you’ve come to the right place. I’m here for you, in your corner and by your side to take your hand and walk you through your resistance and limitations so you can finally break through to YOUR SUCCESS!
I know you believe that “We are the ones we’ve been waiting for.” Stop Waiting! Start living your full potential now!
Amanda Elo’esh Johnsen, M.A.
Education, Experience and Initiation:
Master’s Degree in Counseling Psychology & Expressive Arts Therapy from California Institute of Integral Studies with Certification in Integrative Medicine from California Pacific General Medicine & The Institute for Health & Healing
20 + years helping a wide range of clients heal from cancer, PTSD, grief & loss, career challenges, relationship challenges & loss, insomnia, chronic pain, and low self-esteem.
Over 10 years mentoring people one-on-one and in groups. 30 + years study and research of the subconscious mind, including teaching and speaking about her research all over the world, including Auroville, India, Prana Festival in New Zealand, Esalen, and California Institute of Integral Studies. Ordained priestess, minister for Medicine Path Native American Church, and shamanic healer.
Co-author of “Holistic Fashionista Memoirs” and author of the forthcoming books: “Spiritual Composting: The Essential Guide To Turning Your Shadow Into Your Ally,” & “Sexual Bliss Through Good Housekeeping: The Extraordinary Woman’s Guide To Having It ALL!”.
Studied with: Barbara Marx Hubbard, Vice Presidential candidate, author and founder of Agents of Conscious Evolution. Martin Prechtel, author, speaker and teacher (Bolad’s Kitchen & Flowering Mountain). George Gray Eagle Bertlestein, Medicine man, spiritual leader and counselor (Medicine Path Native American Church). Ariel Spilsbury, founder of 13 Moon Mystery School & author of 13 Moon Oracle & Mayan Oracle. Tata Erick Gonzalez, Shaman and Wisdom Keeper (Earth People’s United).
In 2003, Amanda Elo’esh was ordained as a Priestess in the 13 Moon Mystery School and in 2012 she founded The Living Wisdom School. In 2010, Amanda completed the 9 Fires Mayan shamanic initiation with OmeAkaEhekatl Tat Erick Gonzalez and continues to deepen her relationship with the Earth and all that is Sacred through her regular participation as a member of and minister for the Medicine Path Native American Church and through her studies with Martin Prechtel in Bolad’s Kitchen.
Whew! Did you get all that?
Do you still have questions? Here’s some more . . .
Q: “What makes you different from every other “healer,” life coach and therapist?”
A: I provide a much more professional and safe container for empowered transformation than healers and coaches who lack clinical education, experience and supervision, and I provide a much deeper and more spiritually focused approach than traditional therapists. I also offer a guarantee for my work. If after 3 sessions, my clients aren’t satisfied, they qualify for their investment back . . . it’s never happened yet.
Q: “Who is your ideal client?”
A: My ideal client is someone who is outside the box or aching to break out of it. These people have a spiritual side that they want to deepen and cultivate in a way that honors their own personal values and beliefs. Though my history is based in working with women, I have supported many men to live their purpose and have more joy. My clients crave a spiritual connection and probably have unique or unusual gifts that have gone underground because they were either not appreciated or they were downright dangerous to express. They usually have a sense that there is more to life than meets the eye and they are ready to dive in and explore what treasures await with courage and chutzpah. My clients are ready to take the leap from their comfort zone and reach for their dreams, but are tired of trying and failing on their own.
Q: “What can I expect from working with you?”
A: SUCCESS! And an incredibly gentle and yet lightning fast journey out of painful patterns (and you may even open to experiences you never thought possible for yourself). You’ll have a seamless transition through your biggest fears (around money, success, and being seen) that have kept you from making a difference in the world and doing work you’re passionate about.
Q: “What if I don’t have any idea what my life’s purpose or my gifts are?
A: That’s fantastic. Now is the perfect time to start. I have all you need to discover what you’re really here to do.
Q: “How can I start working with you?”
A: Get one of my “Break Through To Success” Discovery Sessions. They’re valued at $500, but it’s my gift to you to get you started on your path to doing the work you’re here to do and making the difference you know you’re truly here to make.