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with Jay S. Nahani, MSW
lighting the path for people & projects
Jay S. Nahani, MSW
Coaching & Facilitation
Jay offers individual and group sessions, public speaking and editing services to facilitate creative growth and inspire transformation.
Writing and movement are used as tools and entry points for reflection and dialogue about creative pursuits, personal growth, discovery and transformation. Thoughtful prompts and inquiries are an invitation for your deepest truths to surface. We notice what arises and learn from each encounter. We focus on the essence of what is being shared and created, let it take shape, cherish the process and celebrate your progress.
With a masters in social work and training in the expressive arts, Jay deeply values tuning in and showing up with compassion. She looks forward to witnessing and encouraging you on your path, as you step more fully into yourself and toward your dreams.
You’re welcome to book an appointment with Jay online by clicking the button below. Please note that if you do not see a spot that suits you, she is usually able to fit you in. Give her a call or text at 360.223.8070 or send an email.
Creative Coaching sessions are tailored to each individual with a focus on your unique path and your desired fulfillment. In each session, you will have the opportunity to identify your current goals and challenges, and together we will create a plan and framework to guide you through the process.
CREATIVE PATHWAYS – Are you feeling stuck? Need help with decision-making? In these sessions, we will explore and examine patterns and identify your strengths and abilities to shift into new ways of being, move in heart-led ways, and reach desired outcomes. You will be encouraged to find center and embody resilience, to clear space inside so you can get to what you most desire. These sessions allow the opportunity for you to connect to explore, express, and access your innate wisdom.
CREATIVE PROJECTS – If you need support in communicating something on the page or out loud, these sessions are for you. Whether you need help with an essay, artist statement, cover letter, speech or presentation – we will work together to get at the heart of what you wish to communicate. Through a guided process, we will generate a framework and timeline, next steps and desired outcomes, to put your creative project into motion. Expression IS transformation.
These sessions are for individuals who want to take their writing voices and projects to the next level. This is a chance for you to sit down with what you already have (an idea or a draft) and discuss where you want and need it to go. The consultation is the first step toward getting your project underway, completed, and polished.
Some examples of projects that Jay has edited include: poetry and prose, fiction, non-fiction, graduate school papers, theses, submissions for magazines, novels, editorial essays, annual reports, cover letters, and more. Your project is her passion. Sign up for a complimentary 20 minute phone consult to determine the goodness of fit, and get started on your creative goals today!
If you are interested in booking Jay for a workshop or retreat, send her an email. Below are some sample workshops Jay offers.
WRITE TO RENEW – These creative, uplifting workshops are a chance to focus on yourself and your needs, even if you don’t feel clear yet about what those needs might be. There is just one requirement: show up as you are. Expertly facilitated workshops allow you to connect to yourself and to others on their journeys in a safe and supportive space. We dabble in the expressive arts in order to access stories and experiences; to become aware of truths, patterns and/or habits; and to let the lessons that want to be learned surface to serve us on our unfolding paths.
LOST & FOUND WORKSHOPS – These playful, inspired workshops are based on concepts of authentic movement, soul work, and the expressive arts. You will have the opportunity to connect the dots of your life lessons so far, using voice and movement as a way to express and release what the body may be holding. Thoughtfully selected prompts and exercises will be used to guide and support you to quiet your mind and connect with yourself and others in a nurturing environment. Participants will be have a chance to be heard and seen, validated and respected – you will leave understanding your process and how to remove obstacles in your way. You will learn methods of accessing your innate wisdom, holding what matters and releasing what no longer serves you.
Jay attends speaking engagements by invitation – ranging from intimate ceremonies to large groups. She has had the honor of being a wedding officiant, designing meaningful rituals for new parents, and in the Spring of 2017, she got to share her winning poem, Dear Science, to a crowd of 2000+ at the Bellingham March for Science. Her poetry and prose have appeared in several anthologies on the West Coast, and she even climbed a high ladder to handwrite excerpts from her poem, Chasing Memory, on a gallery wall in Berkeley, California. As a public speaker, Jay invokes humor and compassion, sharing reflections and insights from her personal life and the collective human experience. Book a speaking engagement with Jay.
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Creative Insights with Jay is located in Bellingham, WA. Individual sessions can take place in person or over the phone. Book an appointment online, call or text to 360-223-8070 or send an email using the form below. I look forward to hearing from you.