Mellie Areena Artema

City: Menomonie

State: WI

Languages: English

Personalized Affiliation: Interspiritual

Spiritual Spheres: Buddhism, Christianity, Eco/Nature-based, Hinduism, Interfaith, Interspiritual, Quaker, Spiritual but Not Religious, Spiritual Independent, Taoism, Unitarian Universalist, Wicca/Neopaganism

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Category: LGBTQ+

Email: [email protected]

Phone: Phone calls not available


Focus Area: Corporate/Workplace, Creative Arts, Dreamworker, Dying/Sick/Hospice, Ecospirituality/Nature-based, Education, Energy Work, Enneagram, Grief and Loss, Group Spiritual Direction, Health Care, LGBTQIA+, Mental Health/Depression, Mindfulness/Meditation, Non-Traditional Healing, People with Disabilities, Psychic Phenomena, Women's Issues

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Profile: Somatic Bodywork | Energy Medicine | Spiritual Companioning | Animal Chaplain | End-of-life Doula

Spiritual companioning is open to people of all spiritual paths (including none) and all ways of meaning-making.

My professional background has been heavily focused on wellness and healing arts, providing body-mind-soul therapies, services, and education to promote holistic ways of thinking, building self-awareness, and creating conscious personal growth. This work uses multiple, eclectic approaches to offer opportunities to slow down, connect, reflect, learn, holistically process, and expand our human experience. I use a collaborative, heart-centered approach that honors interspiritual values and peer support values.

I am neurodivergent in multiple ways and tend to attract people who identify as empathic, introverted, highly sensitive, or neurodivergent as well. My background includes spiritual companioning, acupuncture, many modalities of bodywork and energy medicine, herbal medicine, somatic education, peer support, and trauma recovery coaching.

The intention of our time together focuses on bringing compassionate curiosity to the experiences of the body-mind-soul so that we may more fully listen and lean into the ways all parts of you may be asking to be witnessed. This work offers holistic, collaborative support and an opportunity to have a trusted companion on your path with you as we explore how experiences show up through personal growth, healing work, hope, love, forgiveness, compassion, beauty, grief, pain, deep questions, fears, and all the things that life's journey asks us to hold.

We may journey together to explore mystery, paradox, and the subtle ways in which personal growth, transformation, and integration happens. Sessions offer a non-clinical, non-dogmatic, collaborative partnership in which we can explore what's on your mind and in your heart.

Appointments are available in person in Menomonie, Wisconsin, or remotely via Zoom.

Highlights of Studies:
- Master of Divinity (M.Div.) in Spiritual Direction & Master of Arts (M.A.) in Eco-Justice, dual degree in progress – United Theological Seminary of the Twin Cities, St. Paul, MN
- Interfaith / Interspiritual Ordination in progress – One Spirit Learning Alliance Seminary, New York, NY
- Ordained Animal Chaplain studies in progress – Compassion Consortium
- Monastic Path in progress – Gnostic Celtic Church, Ancient Order of Druids in America
- Certified Advanced Master Practitioner of Shamanic Energy Medicine – Alberto Villoldo & The Four Winds Society
- Master of Acupuncture (M.Ac.), Summa Cum Laude – Northwestern Health Sciences University, Bloomington, MN
- Individualized Bachelor of Arts (B.A.) in Integrative Health & Ecopsychology – Metropolitan State University, St. Paul, MN

Some of what I support others in exploring:

- Support with remembering our sense of interconnectedness and who we are at our core
- Exploring other ways of knowing, beyond the intellect
- Supporting natural rhythms and cycles of life
- Holistic approaches for supporting a sense of well-being
- Exploring spirituality through the lens of lived experience with neurodivergence, unique ways of sensory processing, complex chronic illnesses, etc
- Exploring embodied spiritual and somatic practices
- Honoring the need for rest and restorative practices
- Exploring aspects of both our humanity and our divinity
- Dismantling oppressive and pathologizing paradigms
- Exploring sacred justice topics such as healing from religious wounding & spiritual injury and exploring intersectionality
- Trauma-informed spiritual practices
- Connection to the land, plant allies, spirit realm, animate world, ancestors, and unseen forces
- Mystical healing principles and practices
- Exploring your personal spirituality and your connection to what you consider sacred
- Near death experiences, dreams, psychedelic experiences, and other mystical experiences
- Experiences with intuition, voices, visions, or other unique perceptions
- Honoring the callings of your own heart
- Creating sacred space and ritual guidance
- Exploring Eastern principles for self-care
- End-of-life doula care and conscious dying support
- Exploring life experiences through journaling, creativity, dreamwork, imagery, and reflective practices
- Resources and discussions on energy medicine topics

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