"Thank you so very much for your working with Metok … you have helped me immeasurably … to follow my knowing that the right path involved helping her go in a time with less suffering … as opposed to thinking more time is always better for our beings … which in this case would have been selfish of me ….
Thank you for using to your ability to connect … correspond with and garner direction from her on where she is in the process … which has opened the door for us to trust our instincts with respect to what is right for Metok … no matter how painful it may be for us …I have been incredibly blessed to have had her in my life for 7 years plus.
You are a gift ... and Pasquale and I thank you for your help… "
- John Moss & Pascale Titley, Oceanside, NY
"At first I thought the healing session for Moose and Mango were because they were not responding well to their new litter box situation. I realize now that the healing they needed was more profound.
Through Joanna's wonderful work I found that I had one unhappy Moose and a frustrated Mango. Moose (brown) and Mango (orange) are brothers. They came into my life when they were so young their eyes were barely open. The issue my boys were having came after we moved which left them with more alone time than they have ever experienced. I have always had a feeling that Moose was sad I just did not know what to do for him. Communicating with him through the healings allowed Moose to feel again how much I love him. He is back to his affectionate and playful self. Joanna's healing also allowed me to see that I was not recognizing Mango's clever and mischievous personality. I now play games with him and give him a lot of praise for figuring out "the game."
I love Moose and Mango but after the healings I am able to communicate and respond to them in a much deeper and meaningful way. I highly recommend Joanna's work. She healed our family in ways that were unimaginable to me. I never thought I could know Moose and Mango the way I do now. I am so thankful Joanna! As a side note there are no longer any litter box issues."
- Laura Miles, San Rafael, CA
"We call Oreo “our little guy.” Our family, including Oreo, was all very broken hearted when his brother, Mango, passed. I contacted Joanna for support in our grieving process and guidance on how to help Oreo move forward. We had a few sessions which were so helpful. Then Oreo went through a serious tooth and ear infection. I also felt he was deeply grieving. Oreo joined the Circles of Healing. Without a doubt, I believe the healings have helped him regain his health, become more peaceful, more energetically balanced, more playful and much more receptive to love than he ever had been. I’m so grateful that Joanna shares her gift. With her support, we’ve all changed for the better."
- Michelle Peters, Biscayne Park, FL.
"Like many felines, Jackson can be quite nervous at times. When he was younger however, his nervousness translated into periods of shaking which landed him in the neurologist’s office. After multiple tests, no known cause was found for his tremors. That’s when a friend told me about Joanna. Over the years, Joanna has invited Jackson to discover his inner peace and calm no matter what the situation. He is happier and much calmer now – thank you, Joanna!"
- Alicia Shumate, Charlotte, NC
"Joanna is very warm and compassionate towards animals. She is able to tune in deeply to what the animal needs and help them facilitate their healing process. My animals became stronger and able to rally their inner resources after working with her. This helped me to become more open, compassionate and understanding of my animals' needs. The healings she gave to one dog who was very sick helped turn her around and bring her back to health."
- Susan Turner, Riverdale, NY
"The people at the shelter had given us a heads-up about Peter Pepper, that he was skittish and nervous and needed reassurance and love, but that with time he would come around because in his heart he is a warm and loving cat. Well - Peter Pepper was really skittish. After he came home with us he stayed wedged between a dresser and the wall for days. We needed Joanna's help to understand him and help him get over whatever he had experienced before coming to us.
In communication with him through Joanna we found out that his birth had been surrounded by a lot of chaos, that his relationship with his mother had not been long enough, and that he had picked up the chaotic energy of the hoarder house from which he had been removed at a young age before spending two years at the shelter. He communicated to us that time would heal his emotional wounds, that he understands things are safe in his new home, he suggests tolerance treatment (keep picking him up gently), and spending quiet time with him.
In the three and a half years Peter Pepper has been with us he has developed into the most loving, spiritual, kind, and wise cat we could wish to live with. As skittish as he used to be, he now comes and sits and sleeps on my lap, rubs his heads vigorously against mine in a beautiful show of love and appreciation, and is in general a very content cat."
- Susanne Meyer-Fitzsimmons, Warwick, NY
"Joanna was referred to us by a former student of hers when we recently adopted two adult bulldogs from a puppy mill. They were both very sweet, but had been extremely traumatized. When the female died during simple spay surgery, we were desperate to understand why. Joanna provided extremely helpful information on our dog's traumatic past and provided more of the deeper spiritual context for why this lovely dog came into our lives for so short a time and why we felt such a deep loss with her passing. Joanna was also instrumental in healing our remaining dog who was grieving the loss of his only friend. We are all a happier household due to Joanna's exceptional skills."
- Laura Tucker, Port Townsend, WA.
"Brandie first came to our home in February of 2001, a year and a half old and abandoned. In 2003 he was diagnosed with mast cell tumors which were positive for cancer. The treatment: chemotherapy and other drugs that would compromise his quality of life, with no guarantee of a cure. Not wanting to compromise Brandie’s quality of life, I began researching alternative methods. Thus began our journey with Joanna.
Eight years later, Brandie is in remission from his cancer, and from diabetes. And while we still have some challenges, now the on-set of age related issues, Brandie is healthy, balanced, and very happy. We so look forward to Brandies monthly healings and are grateful for the compassion, guidance, and love that Joanna has provided through the years with Brandie."
- Pamela Simmonds, South Hamilton, MA.
"Joanna has been instrumental in helping me to understand and work with my horse, George. He suffered a back injury and, although his pain subsided, he displayed behavioral problems associated with painful memories. This led to dangerous behavior (on his part) and a lack of confidence (on both of our parts).
I came to Joanna when my alternatives for George were limited and unpleasant. She gave us the strength and encouragement that George and I needed to persevere. Joanna has not only offered us the invaluable (and astounding) benefit of communication and healing but also practical advice and real horse sense — an overall approach to setting George and me on the right track again."
- Karen Ebert, London, England
"My earliest contacts in 2003 and in 2007 with Joanna were related to the passing of two beloved rescued cats. I found Joanna’s support invaluable on each occasion.
In February of 2008, we adopted two cats from the ASPCA - Cassie, a lively two-year old tuxedo female, and Honey, a three-year old striped female tabby. I contacted Joanna near the end of 2010 when Honey came down with a severe case of vaccinosis after her annual checkup and vaccinations. We feared Honey would not survive. She was listless and stayed in her bed all day. She had almost no appetite, twitched, and was confused. She seemed to be disappearing. When she went to the litter box, her gait was stiff-legged, almost like she had wooden legs. Within 36 hours of a session with Joanna, Honey was “back” with energy and interest in her environment. Honey’s confusion vanished and she was ravenous! Much of the twitching she had exhibited quickly receded, and it was not long before she regained her muscular strength. The only residue of her experience was stiffness in her right leg which resolved itself over the following months as Honey participated in Joanna’s Circles.
Given the benefits Honey had received, I signed Cassie up for the Circles. Cassie’s energy level had been a daily challenge. During the past 18 months, Cassie has been discovering the benefits of becoming domesticated. She has gone from being a wild creature to a lap cat without losing her wonderful boldness and curiosity.
Honey and Cassie continue to gain through their regular inclusion in Joanna’s Circles. Honey, who always had a timid nature and was scared of loud noises, recently weathered Hurricane Sandy’s fury by relaxing on the bed and watching the event – a far cry from the terrified feline who fled to the depths of a closet any time drops of rain spattered on the window pane. Honey was also able to tune out the Times Square fireworks at the New Year – a first! Cassie captivates the neighbors when we go for an evening walk in the hallway outside the apartment and allows them to stroke her belly. She remembers to keep her claws sheathed when she plays with us and rarely gives a nip to get our attention. Her aloofness has given way to enjoying being close to her human companions.
I am grateful that Honey and Cassie have access to a social network of other animals in the Circles and I thank Joanna for her dedication to enriching their lives."
- Dawn Burness, New York, New York