Hunter Healing Hands
Integrative & Intuitive Shamanic Wellness
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Jessica C. Hunter
"Live in the Freedom of your Authenticity;
It will take you further than what is perceived."
~ Jessica Hunter
Shamanic Teacher & Shamanic Practitioner
Shamanic Medium & Spirit Communicator
Crystal Healing Teacher & Melody Certified Crystal Healing Practitioner
Ordained Minister, Circle of the Sacred Earth
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"He who wants a Rose must respect the Thorn."
~ Persian Proverb
Jessica has been fascinated with the spirit world, psychic work, and Native American cultures since childhood. She had her first Spirit experience at the age of 9, wherein she had an interaction with a Human Spirit at her Grandmother's house. A lover of nature and animals, she also spent many hours as a child playing in the woods behind the her family property. With a love of nature, and her interest and curiosity of the Spirit World - she began exploring different methodologies of crystals, psychic development, and different forms of earth based spirituality back in the late 1980's, as a young teenager. At that time, there was a crystal and metaphysical shop in Fairfield, CT, known as "The Wizard." The shop unfortunately did not last very long - as back then, crystals / spiritual / psychic / and metaphysical work - was not popular in this area as it is today; and those believed in it, or who practiced it in those days - did it "in the closet" so to speak. The shop owners introduced Jessica to many different aspects of spiritual, crystal, and metaphysical beliefs and practices. Since then, it has led Jessica to pursue various types of formal training, studies, and practices in a variety of spiritual and metaphysical healing methods over the last 27 years. She has currently been in professional private practice working with clients and students for the last 10 years, and she is fully committed to her Shamanic work to assist others in their healing process. She has had a life-long love and respect for Native cultures; she is passionate about their ancient ways of healing, and incorporating, respecting, and sustaining them in our modern times.
Her calling to her healing work did not just come with a love of nature and spirit experiences alone. It also came with some heavy duty and life altering challenges and traumas: years of empathic, intuitive, and psychic challenges that greatly affected her physically and emotionally since childhood; chronic bone issues (that required multiple surgeries); chronic sinus and intestinal illnesses; a survivor of domestic violence in a past romantic relationship; a few personal near death experiences that were life altering awakenings; in addition to surviving the suicide of a beloved sibling, along with much, much, more..... With life falling apart in different ways and at different times (sometimes all at once), Jessica sought out to receive a combination of both alternative and traditional healing modalities over the years, with various alternative healers and traditional doctors for her physical and emotional healing. She believes we all have the ability within to transform life's most difficult stumbling blocks into life's greatest stepping stones, to become who we truly are in the journey of life if we so choose, and are ready. Our deepest wounds and traumas can be our greatest teachers of growth, strength, and empowerment, and opportunities of growth - if we allow them to be. For Jessica, walking through these challenges has not only been a learning and growth experience - as horrible as some of them were. They provided an opportunity for strength, clarity, a sense of reality, and an authenticity of being able to truly relate to another's wounding, pain, and challenges. It gave her a unique combination of polar opposites that are wrapped into one: the ability to connect with a deep and supportive sense of empathetic understanding, combined with the heart and strength, of the Warrior.
Jessica's Focus & Passion
Jessica's passion in healing work is dedicated to assisting clients in their life journey, healing process, and challenges; and to work with those challenges as tools for healing and empowerment, learning, and growth. As her own path to healing work came with various trials and significant traumas, she has a genuine and authentic down to earth understanding, and realistic ability to relate to her clients. She strives to come from a place of understanding and experience in "walking in similar shoes" from the energetic and life perspective, honoring the balance of both spiritual and human experiences. She has a realistic, straightforward, and practical approach - with honesty, quality, and integrity as her top priorities in her work. Jessica believes in being true to the healing work and the Spirits, and presents the healing to clients as the Spirits present it. She believes in working with truth - not from the place of judgment - but from the place of realistic compassion - in order to assist clients to be able to get to the real root of their issues and struggles, and obtain spiritual resolution with them. She has worked with clients from all walks of life and backgrounds; she has worked with clients (In-Person) from various areas of Connecticut, New York, Massachusetts, Rhode Island, and New Jersey. Jessica also offers Distance Healing Sessions by Phone for all areas throughout the United States.
In addition to her focus in facilitating private healing sessions, Jessica also focuses in space clearing work. She has extensive experience in working with properties with extensive traumas and paranormal activity. Her space clearing work has also encompassed a dedication to many years working with healing and honoring trauma and issues connected to the Pequot War, in spaces and on land, throughout Connecticut. Jessica also enjoys teaching and fostering those called to learn healing work. She has taught Reiki, Shamanic Healing, and Crystal Healing over the years. Her current teaching focus is dedicated specifically to Crystal Healing and Shamanic Healing apprentices in her programs. She also teaches workshops, and facilitates Shamanic Journey Circles.
Formal Training & Credentials
Jessica has committed to professional formal training in all areas of her practices and services. All of her training has been hands on and in person with her mentors, like healing was taught in the "old traditions" - in person, and over a period of many years of dedicated study. Her approach is a combination of her natural abilities and professional training combined.
A Shamanic Teacher and Shamanic Practitioner, she has been dedicated to several years of professional shamanic training, including a 5 Year Shamanic Apprenticeship with Gail Gorelick that encompassed her Practitioner and Teacher training. She pursued further Shamanic training with Sandra Ingerman, Hank Wesselman, Nan Moss, and additional Shamanic mentors. She is also an Ordained Minister with Circle of the Sacred Earth - a church dedicated to Shamanic practices. A Shamanic Medium, she has also committed to several studies with various Medium and Intuitive mentors over the years. She is also a Crystal Healing Teacher and a Melody Certified Crystal Healing Practitioner. She has an extensive background in Crystal Healing from many years of professional training with 5 different Crystal Mentors, combined with her 27 years experience in working with crystals since childhood. She is the creator of her Stone Spirit Program - a Crystal Healing Intensive Certification Program, which has been Accredited by the World Metaphysical Association, and is also the creator of Shamanic Spirit, her Shamanic Practitioner Certification Program. She is also trained in Acupressure. Jessica also has a trained background as a Reiki Teacher and Reiki Practitioner, and spent many years training with multiple and various Reiki Teachers over the years. She is devoted to both her healing work with others and her own personal healing process, and pursues continued education and continued personal healing on a regular basis for herself. She is also a member of many professional holistic healing organizations, and honors the work in spiritual, ethical, and professional standards.
Accredited Member of The American Council of Holistic Healers
Accredited Member of The World Metaphysical Association
Member of Society for Shamanic Practice
Ordained Minister - Circle of the Sacred Earth
Member of TAOMCHI - The Association of Melody Crystal Healers International
Member of Energy Medicine Professional Association
Jessica's intuitive abilities and calling to her work is also honored in her bloodline through a unique combination of Strega and Shamanic. Her maternal great, great, grandmother was a Strega in Italy; she also has Native heritage of the Yakut through her paternal line, in addition to ancestral lineage connections to Genghis Khan in both lines. She also has a combined ancestry of Polish, Slavic, French, German, Balkan, Finnish, Scandinavian, Middle Eastern, Asian, and Mongolian roots. Her focus in Shamanic healing is Core Shamanism, North American, and Siberian traditions, in addition to honoring those of her Ancestors.
In addition to her private practice work, Jessica also believes in returning healing to the community. She has done pro bono healing for the elderly and terminally ill individuals; she has done work with rescue felines in shelter and clinic environments, and has also worked with felines in a veterinary office setting. She has also worked with support groups, has lectured and taught workshops in local high school and college venues, participated in local community healing events, and has been a guest speaker on various radio stations. She also continues to facilitate ceremonial work each year dedicated to healing for the land, the Pequots, and all involved in the Pequot War as part of her shamanic practices. Jessica also enjoys writing to educate the community about Shamanism; she has written a variety of published articles, and is also a contributing author to the book, Shamanism Without Borders, 2nd Edition.
A life long resident of Connecticut, Jessica resides with her husband Jim, a Biology and Environmental Science Teacher, and their cat companions, Manny, Layla, Lola, and Starlie. She is grateful for and honors the journey of life and the Spirits, all of her mentors and colleagues, the beautiful spirits of nature, the Pequots, the Ancestors, for Jordan, who has taught her so much in life and continues to in spirit; and especially the spirits of the stones, who have resonated with her since childhood and began her journey on the Shamanic Path. And a very special thank you to John and Brenda from The Wizard XOXOX
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