Stephanie reads charts every day. She started in grade school and by the time she reached junior high school, she wrote the monthly horoscope for the school’s paper and did $10 readings for fellow students and the faculty.
A first time reading needs an hour. Follow-up readings can also be an hour, but sometimes only 20 minutes is needed. It is considered advisable to check-in on your chart a month or so before your birthday.
Some clients have stubborn and challenging patterns in their chart.
In these cases, it is highly beneficial for them to speak to their chart’s planets.
This is effectively done through a guided imagery technique called Inner Guide Meditation or archetypal therapy. It is based in the practices taught by the late Carl Jung, the Swiss psychiatrist, psychoanalyst and father of modern-day analysis. He was not only an influencer in psychiatry, but anthropology, archaeology, literature and philosophy as well. He was also an astrologer.
In the client’s imagination, the client makes contact with the planets that are in conflict within his or her psyche. The first time is best done with someone to lead you into it and supervise the interactions. The outcome is often nothing less than amazing with resolution not possible in the outer world. This is because the issue was within the psyche. Stephanie, Diane Griggs-Ross or Savannah Jourdan can guide you through the landscape and archetypes within your psyche.
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“The Other Side,” a morning talk show on NBC, featured her as a regular guest and solicited her to create one of its shows.
As a regular feature writer for the Conscious Living Guide Magazine, she shared her philosophy regarding the power of failure and fear.
A pioneer in archetypal therapy, Dr. Jourdan’s book, Aromatherapy for the Hypnotherapist, is a guide for hypnotherapists who want to use aromatherapy as part of their practice that includes the archetypal signatures of the referenced essential oils.
Stephanie Jourdan, Ph.D., is a second generation hypnotherapist and NLP practitioner. She received certification as a clinical hypnotherapist fromHMI College of Hypnotherapy in Tarzana, a nationally-accredited college and she went on to receive her doctorate from American Pacific University.
Her earliest experience of hypnosis was as a young girl using Roy Masters’ mindfulness meditation in 1962 which utilized a self-induced hand-raising technique.
Stephanie benefitted from the New Age consciousness that came alive in the 60’s. Her mother, Janna Joseph, worked for Nobel Prize winner, Dr. Linus Pauling, at U.C.San Diego in the 60’s. Dr. Pauling was a very open-minded scientist and Stephanie’s mother became intensely interested in the paranormal. Every week, fellow workers and students came over to the house for table-tapping.
Then fate stepped in. One of the attendees, a student of Dr. Pauling’s, gave Stephanie a book and a deck of cards. The book was My World of Astrology by Sydney Omarr and the deck was a Rider Waite tarot deck.
Although Janna Joseph, her mother, was most recognized for her miniature doll molds, she was also a marriage and family therapist that utilized NLP and hypnotherapy. “People by day, dolls by night.” She also wrote for a paranormal publication in the 60’s.
It was Janna’s metaphysical search into the mind-body connection that set Stephanie on a similar path at a very young age. Stephanie accompanied her mother to numerous churches and temples. These included Buddhism, Judaism, Rosicrucianism, Unity Church, Church of Christ Scientist, spiritism and channeling by Edgar Cayce.
Janna could read Latin and was very interested in ancient religious writings. She was also an avid follower of Adelle Davisand all the members of the family drank Tiger’s Milk made with black strap molasses and Brewer’s yeast.
In the 80’s, Stephanie began studying astrology, numerology and tarot through The Builders of the Adytum, a Western mystery school based in the teachings of the Hermetic Order and the Kabbalah.
In 2010, she changed her approach to her astrological readings. After a few years of testing, she switched from using the Koch house system (as taught to her by Edwin Steinbrecher), to the oldest house system, the Whole Sign House System, after reading a compelling article by astrologer and scholar, Robert Hand. That led her to her current integration of Hellenistic astrological practices with modern Western astrology.
Stephanie and her husband, Raphael, have two grown daughters, who share their interest in the body-mind connection. Her older daughter, Shanti Bardot, an astrologer in her own right, is a professional belly dancer. Her younger daughter, Savannah Jourdan, is an archetypal therapist.