Abuse No More

Here is a brave response that my client gave to her father, after many years of abusive bullying:  “Yesterday you said it was in your nature to be disrespectful and impatient, and I let it go as always, but it needs to be addressed. I want you to understand that it’s in my nature to protect myself from that type of disrespectful behavior. It hurts me that I have to say this because you’re my only dad but I wish I said this to you long ago.  Your disrespect  and impatience has hurt me for a really long time. In the past I have just dealt with it or held it in because that’s all I knew. It destroyed me in many ways. Now I know what I can and what I cannot tolerate and I cannot tolerate being disrespected so regularly by my dad.”

So simple, but this is an act of ultimate empowerment.  NO MORE!  No matter if it’s your father, mother, daughter or son, husband or wife – abuse no more!  Congratulations, and thank you for being an inspiration for us all.freedom-in-the-shape-of-a-cross. google images jpg


Seaside Retreat: Spiritual Transformation

 Journeying for Spiritual Transformation

for Men and Women

Seaside Retreat

Friday October 13, 14 and 15, 2017

Offered by Cynthia M Chase Reiki Master

featuring Donna Coyote Rain Drumming for Transformation

Sandy Guardiola for Meditation

Adina Ruskin for Freeing Movement

Join us for a retreat that can transform your life, in a cottage on the white sandy beach of Long Island Sound in Old Lyme, Connecticut (about two hours from Westchester, NY).

-Do you want access to all of your energies – physical, emotional and spiritual?

-Do you want to discover or fine-tune your life purpose?

-Do you seek to release that which is holding you back?


By tapping into the deep reserves of your Self, you can access the wisdom that is always available to you.  Cynthia will bring her integrative energy healing and trance work while Donna Coyote Rain will guide your journey through mediation and drumming. Bring your instruments – drums, rattles, flutes and more if you have any. These integrated techniques open the door for each of you to renew your connection with your Self, the Earth, and with all Beings in sacred ritual together.

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We meet and work in sacred space; a place of laughter, learning, connection and recreating bonds.  These are bonds with ourselves, each other and Spirit in whatever way you define Spirit.  At one time all peoples of the earth worshipped in sacred ceremonial circles, where healing knowledge was shared by Shamans, who were the leaders, teachers and healers of the tribe.  Worldwide peoples understood that the earth was sacred and all worked together to keep the natural balance and to cooperate with each other.  Our ancestors understood that we are all “relatives,” all people, animals, plants, the stars, the universe all equally deserving of respect and gratitude. We recreate these practices relevant for our own time and place. We take joy in creating a safe and caring space for reunification with the Sacred. We join the circle:  a place for sharing and supporting each other. Indigenous Shamans tended to journey for their people.  In our newly defined practice, you are guided to journey into yourself: you are your own reservoir of wisdom, your own Shaman.



What to Expect:


Our weekend is creative and alive with ritual to awaken and expand our own inner knowledge and connection with Mother Earth.  We will be employing a variety of techniques, including guided meditation, integrative healing, Reiki Fusion, trance-work, silent beach walk, gentle movement, drum circle. We strive to balance Doing and Being: On Saturday night we will participate in a ceremonial Shamanic Journeying ritual. You will be invited to travel inside of yourself to the deep well of wisdom.  This is the place to access the knowledge and power that is your birthright. You are invited to transform your mind, your life and our world.


Now is the time to sign up

Payment of $100 will secure your spot (Non-refundable)

Only 10 places in total are available in the cottage space

The all-inclusive fee is $445 if paid before September 8th, 2017. Thereafter the fee is $495.  A shared room in the ocean-side cottage, and fresh, healthy meals (from Friday night snacks to Sunday brunch) as well as the workshop itself are all included. To register, please contact  Cynthia at cynthiamchase@gmail.com or call her at 860-395-0284.


Blessings, Cynthia

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Cynthia M Chase, MSW, LCSW, Reiki Master Teacher,  is a psychospiritual therapist in private practice on the shoreline in Connecticut and in Westchester, New York. Her practice has spanned over thirty years. She is a leader in the field of positive psychology which focuses on a person’s strengths instead of weakness or pathology.  Cynthia has been featured in local newspapers and is a published author.

As a Reiki Master she has developed a process called Reiki Fusion, drawing on the Eastern principles of energy healing and the principles of Shamanic journeying. It is through this innovative and synergistic process that we discover a wealth of wisdom and healing inside.  It was there all the time, but this loving work unlocks the key.  It is a deeply empowering work, and a work of joy.



Donna Coyote Rain is joining us in the exciting drumming and meditation ritual. Over 30 years ago her love of nature and the natural world led her home to Native American Spirituality.  She connected to the truths that nations of people believed as she did, that everything is alive and connected.  It became her passion to help us heal so we can then heal ourselves and the earth, together.  She has studied many methods of healing with indigenous elders such as Wallace Black Elk, Brant Secunda, Sun Bear, Wind Daughter, Bear Heart, Beautiful Painted arrow and Nicki Scully.  She has created and lead others in ceremony to craft their own ceremonial tools for personal healing such as frame drums, medicine pouches, talking sticks, rattles and more.

She integrates many healing modalities in her work as a licensed massage therapist in New York and Connecticut. She leads the Sacred Stone People’s Lodge as well as Full/New Moon and drumming circles where all come together and pray in gratitude, sending up voices and drum beats in celebration.  She invites us to drum and dance to help us return to the Sacred Hoop!

– Testimonials from previous journeying retreat weekend:

“I was ecstatic! It was the greatest experience I’ve ever had in my life. It was a magical weekend filled with love, compassion new friendships and a re-defining of myself. I learned tips to take home with me so I could keep on growing! It was a fantastic weekend and I thank Cynthia and Suzanne and everyone who attended, from the bottom of my heart. I highly recommend them and the work they do.”

“While taking a silent walk with the group I could hear, see and feel things I never before experienced. The sound of the wind, the energy from the tree and my feet being planted on the ground. There was a tree that caught my attention. In the trunk, it had a circle in the middle and the edges looked as though it was peeling back. I connected with this as a redefining and shedding of my past. A new discovery of myself and who I want to be. That weekend was my circle on the trunk peeling away my pain coming into my new self.”  AC


“I feel such a connection to you wonderful women, true and pure love. Thank you all for sharing yourselves with me. Blessed be….Namaste”   DS