June is an author, psychotherapist, speaker, workshop facilitator and professional writing coach. She has spent the last twenty years guiding thousands of students in writing and sharing their life stories through a deep and powerful process that completely transformed how they experienced their life journey.
She has worked extensively with therapy and the arts since 1989. June has an innate ability to tune into the root cause of a situation and bring awareness and clarity to her clients in order for them to make sense of their lives and heal their pain. June moved from Toronto in 1998 where she was a clinical member of the Ontario Society of Psychotherapists, certified life skills coach, worked in private practice as well as at a well-known drug and alcohol facility.
Since her move to B.C. she has happily added, ‘published playwright’, to her resume with the success of her play, “Madness, Masks and Miracles” – a play to dispel myths and stigmas about mental illness, and has worked as a mental health worker in Vancouver’s Downtown East Side.
June sees the therapeutic process and the creative process as one. “It is about accessing a special place within us where serenity, love, courage and truth reside. It is from this place we begin to know our true spirit. It is from this place we begin to heal.”
What makes June an extraordinary healer is she knows “both sides of the couch.” June, was diagnosed with manic-depressive illness at age 19, and has lived with its disturbing challenges for over thirty years. Her personal experiences have taught her coping strategies for choosing health and wellness again and again. She likes to say, “My illness keeps me humble, grateful, and resourceful.” She brings to her clients great compassion and joy knowing that underneath all the labels, judgments and fear, we are all doing our very best. In a sentence, June offers hope to what often feels inconsolable, along with take-home tools that bring peace of mind, strength and joy back into the lives of her clients.
June’s book, “Re-Write Your Life, A Transformational Guide to Writing and Healing the Stories of Our Lives is based on her 10-week Writing Series: Sacred Stories, Celebrating Your Life Journey and is now available for purchase on this website.
June currently lives in Victoria, British Columbia and enjoys her humble home by the sea.
Re-Write Your Life: A Transformational Guide to Writing and Healing the Stories of Our Lives is a unique guided experience that empowers you to let go of old resentments, hurts and regrets and make peace with your past. As a result you will be become happier, have more peace in your life, and will, perhaps for the first time, begin to fully accept and appreciate every story you have ever lived.
How do we do this? We do it by re-writing our stories. Find out more
Interview introduction [mp3 link]
Full Interview [mp3 link]
June Swadron is both a guide and a muse. Her book is a bright lantern, illuminating the often dark and tricky terrain of the soul. Grounded in personal experience, her techniques catalyze the deep authenticity possible to us all.–Julia Cameron, Author of The Artist’s Way
If you want to be the best you can be, Re-Write Your Life is the perfect guide to getting clear about what’s true today and what is a story from the past that deprives you of happiness. This is a must if you want total success.–T. Harv Eker, Author of the #1 New York Times Best Seller, Secrets of the Millionaire Mind