“In this beautiful book, Julie Tallard Johnson—a gifted teacher and writer—brings fresh insight to an ancient truth: each of us must live from the inside out. This book, the Zero Point Agreement—full of resources that range from heart-deep insight to helpful practical exercises—can help us reclaim the treasure-trove of our own experience and being.” –Parker J. Palmer, author of Healing the Heart of Democracy, Let Your Life Speak, and The Courage to Teach
"I was captivated by Julie's accessible treatise on how we are all charged with making meaning in our daily lives. I found The Zero Point Agreement dazzling because it is so packed with actual, practical wisdom. I can honestly say it has already changed my life." –Meg Cox, author of The Book of New Family Traditions
"The Zero Point Agreement is not only a book. It's a beautifully written love letter to the essence of who we really are.” –Radiah Nunez, The H20 Network
What does it mean to be a SPIRITUAL HERO?
“For me the highest plane of creativity is found in one’s practice, and Julie offers the reader a real means to follow through on one’s creative and spiritual intentions. The read is straightforward and gratifying; the pilgrimage itself a worthwhile, even required engagement for the spiritual hero.” –Steven Pressfield, author of The War of Art and The Legend of Bagger Vance, endorsing The Wheel of Initiation
Welcome to my site.
In my work as a psychotherapsit, group facilitator and concept manager (creative writing consultant), I understand that everyone wants to experience purpose and inspiration in their lives, but the search for meaning often leaves us seeking instead of finding what we want. Offering a different approach to self-discovery, one where we create our meaning from within rather than seek it from the outside world, I show there is a science behind personal spiritual experiences and creativity. I can reveal simple evidence-based methods that can be applied to any situation to generate enthusiasm, inspiration, and direct experience with one's creativity and transform the inner and outer landscapes of your life. I enjoy working with people one to one, in circles and in a variety of settings.
I offer a practice centered on what I call the Zero Point Agreement--the realization that you are the zero point of your life, that life’s purpose comes from within. I would like to help you to discover who you truly are by naming what you want and taking steps to make it a reality.
I have worked with individuals and groups to help them facilitate creative and purposeful movement in their life and environmentsfor over 35 years. I have traveled as far as Australia to help set up my eight stage healing process (now a national program), and my books are transcribed in dozens of languages. I have enjoyed helping many writers discover their voice and get published. I can also show you how to facilitate a group in a safe and dynamic way.
Join me and other writers this summer, 2014 at Write-By-The-Lake through the UW-Madison Continuing Studies. Turn your life experience into a book.
NEW!! My first ON-LINE CLASS: In the Spirit of Writing.
Are you feeling stuck in your creative pursuits? Do you experience your social or family environment holding you back? Do you suffer from depression, anxiety, or fears that keep you stuck in a habitual cycle? Do you have dreams and ideas but are not sure how to bring these to fruition? Or, do you reach a certain point in your personal, social or vocational pursuits to find yourself hitting an invisible wall? Transpersonal counseling or one of my classes or circles can offer you a different and personalized approach to self-discovery and creative movement in your life.
I work with clients in peaceful and reflective environments. I have an extensive history of working with teens and young adults as well. I invite you to learn more about me at my About Page.
A rare opportunity to write in a beautiful setting in a Frank Lloyd Wright building this spring in Wyoming Valley outside of Spring Green Wisconsin. A weekend retreat to explore the power of writing from the zero point. Offered through School of the Arts-Spring Green, UW-Madison Continuing Studies.
When you are ready to take the next step in your creative, personal, spiritual or vocational life contact me at firstname.lastname@example.org and discuss how I may help you. I offer twenty-minute free phone consultation prior to signing up for a personal session.
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I am now writing for BC* Blogcritics. This article is on NOT GIVING UP, even when someone else has beaten you to it!
How to Mitigate Suffering & Increase Happiness. Article in the elephant journal.