NLP & TimeLine Master Practitioner, Hypnotherapist, Relationship Counselor, and Spiritual Counselor
I’m an NLP & TimeLine Master Practitioner who gets to the root of what is causing your life not to work, bringing about fundamental change.
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Dr. Jane Ilene Cohen was originally from Chicago, Illinois, growing up in Highland Park. She was in the Peace Corps in Peru in the 60’s, and has lived in Southern California since 1970. She lived in a spiritual community for 22 years beginning in 1971.
Dr. Jane was the founder of the Conscious Healing Network and a Master Life Teacher at the Panacea School of Life. She was also a Relationship and Spirituality Expert Panelist for the Living Consciously TV show for 2 years, which originated out of Denver, Colorado.
Dr. Jane received her Neuro Linguistic Programming, Time Line Therapy® and Hypnotherapy certifications from Dr. Tad James. She holds a Master’s degree in Metaphysics and a Doctorate degree in Transpersonal Counseling, as well as, being certified as a non-denominational Minister, through the University of Metaphysical Sciences.
Dr. Jane's articles (as well as poems) have been published in “The Light Connection,” “Vision Magazine,” “Awareness Magazine,” “San Diego Bride & Groom,” “SpiralMuse,” The Heart of a Woman, The Heart of a Mother, The Heart of the Holidays, and The Heart of a Woman in Business (anthologies compiled by Sheryl Roush), EzineArticles.com, and Selfgrowth.com. She received an Award of Excellence from Mo Bailey and Write4Good Communications for her article “Sexual Energy: Reality versus Illusion.”
Dr. Jane is also the Founder of the Life Is Designed to Work thought system, which is the foundation of all of the work she does. She is currently in the editing stage of writing a book describing this thought system.
In my mid 20’s I joined a spiritual community, which turned out to be very dysfunctional and cult-like. It was a highly judgmental and stressful environment. I was very unawake when I joined it, and quite awake when I finally gained the strength to leave it 22 years later. I learned a lot from the experience, such as what is really going on between people under the surface, especially in stressful situations. And I learned a lot about what causes life not to work.
During this time, I worked with, and was one of the caretakers for, the profoundly autistic daughter of the spiritual leader. She didn’t speak and was very self-destructive. But she was a deep and beautiful soul who could only be related to on a soul and heart level. In order to communicate with her I had to develop my empathic and intuitive skills. I loved working with her. This gave me my first experience of being a counselor and emotional healer.
For the next two years, after I left the spiritual community, I was in an internal place of limbo. I had been out of mainstream life for 22 years and so was no longer defining my sense of reality that way. I was also no longer defining my sense of reality based on the spiritual community, having realized how dysfunctional it was. I had frequent panic attacks and was searching for a positive way to orient my sense of reality, delving into various spiritual disciplines. Eventually I found out about NLP and Time Line Therapy®, and went to Hawaii to study with Dr. Tad James, the founder of Time Line Therapy®.
After I received my certifications in hypnotherapy, Timeline Therapy®, and Neuro-Linguistic Programming, I returned to California to begin my practice. At that point I was standing on the principle that life is designed to work, as that is what the gist of what NLP, as well as the spiritual disciplines I had studied, meant to me -- although none of them actually says that.
I didn’t really know “life is designed to work” to be true until I started working with clients. They came to me because their life wasn’t working in some way. I would uncover the limiting decisions at the root of what wasn’t working in their life and clear them, using the timeline process. I then found that their life would reconfigure itself and it would work, often in ways neither myself nor my client could have imagined it would. This made it clear to me that the nature of life is to work wonderfully well when it isn’t distorted by limiting decisions.
When I took a stand on the principle that life is designed to work, I started tapping into a whole body of knowledge that came from that perspective, and have been tapping into it ever since. It has supported me in facilitating profound life changes in my clients. And, as a result, I developed a whole new thought system, based on the principle that life is designed to work.
"When I came to see Dr. Jane I was at the end of my rope. I was setting up my whole relationship with my husband so he had all of the power and treating myself as if I was worthless.
I discovered I had been holding the belief [limiting decision] that I don’t exist. That belief influenced everything.
And after clearing that in that one session, I already felt stronger. I was stronger with my husband when I went home. And it wasn’t a psychological self-assertion. I was just a stronger person, with a stronger sense of self – after just one session!
I’ve had several more sessions with Dr. Jane, and I find I’m more productive, better in relationships, and am stronger. Dr. Jane is brilliant, strong in her knowledge of this work, creative, and it’s the most gentle, and the most effective, process I’ve ever experienced.” RS, Encinitas
"You're a gifted empath. You are able to experience another person's reality. You genuinely get inside another person's experience and become a mouthpiece or speaker for them. It felt like you were holding my hand, and with incredibly loving energy, showing me, discovering with me things in a dark forest. It made the journey so fast. It didn't have to be hard. You led me to very deep and simple truths.” JK, Encinitas
For a video about the NLP TimeLine process, go to: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=1ro3T2DoHQw
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There are two kinds of sessions I offer – individual TimeLine Sessions (for adults, children, and teenagers) and Relationship Counseling sessions (for couples, families, and other kinds of relationship).
The individual sessions are described below. For information about my Couples Counseling Sessions, visit my website at: https://janecohencounseling.com/counseling-services/
(I generally explain NLP Timeline sessions in the context of whatever the actual issue is that you are concerned about, so it’s more meaningful to you.)
In the NLP TimeLine sessions, I get to the bottom of, and facilitate the clearing of, unconscious, childhood limiting decisions, such as “I’m not valuable,” “I’m not loveable,” “I’m not worthy of respect,” “People can’t be trusted,” and so on. They are always some form of deciding that life doesn’t work and usually that there is something inherently wrong with you.
These unconscious decisions are what hold in place the negative patterns in your life (whatever isn’t working), such as dysfunctional relationships, financial problems, being taken advantage of in life, low self-esteem, anxiety, or depression. They cause you to bring into your life what you don’t want, rather than what you do want.
Before your first session, I give you a free 10-15 minute phone consultation in order to make sure this is the right process for you. You can call (760) 753-0733 to schedule the consultation, or, if we are both free when you call, we can have it right then. (I don’t send or receive texts.)
In the consultation, you can ask any questions you have and I get some preliminary information about you and the issues you’re concerned about. We then schedule your first session.
Next, I email you a list of 10 questions concerning your personal history in relation to your issue(s), which you answer and email back to me by the day before your session.
The session is approximately 1-1/2 hrs. long (give or take ½ hr., depending on what’s needed). The objective for each session is to get to the heart of the issue we’re working on, and identify and clear the most significant limiting decision that is holding it in place.
The first part of the session is an intuitive process (on my part), in which I get to the heart of what’s causing the most pain for you. We then identify the most significant limiting decision to clear that would have the most impact for you.
The second part of the session is the actual Timeline process. NLP TimeLine is a Neuro Linguistic Programming process, and is a form of hypnotherapy, that enables you to access the origins of your limiting decisions, in order to clear them. NLP TimeLine is structured in a very particular way, according to how the brain works and how memories are formed, making it a very fast and effective process.
The last part of the session is a conscious process where we check and make sure the limiting decision has cleared.