January 2019: A Journey into Non-Verbal Healing

January 2019: A Journey into Non-Verbal Healing
By Christina Wilke-Burbach PhD, RMT, CA
Mind, Soul, and Self LLC

2019 is going to be a journey into the world of non-verbal healing here at Mind, Soul, and Self LLC. The theme of my 4 women’s wellness weekend retreats this year is ‘Art, Music, and TranscenDANCE.’ We will explore music, art, dance, meditation, and bodywork as doorways deep into the psyche to facilitate healing and personal growth. I also have a new Spiritual Psychology Program starting in March 2019 that will explore the powerful modalities of Spiritual Psychology that are largely non-verbal: art, music, dance, bodywork, and energy work. I have come to understand, the only true ways to heal psychologically and emotionally, are non-verbal: through art, music, movement, meditative states, and bodywork/energy work. The language of the soul/psyche is symbols, images, colors, vibrations, sensations, and patterns; we communicate this non-verbally. Many times talk therapies are Band-Aids and do not get to the root of the problem. Non-verbal modalities help individuals discover the underlying root issues causing their challenges and symptoms and enables them to gently resolve them; thus moving them closer to wholeness and wellness.

I have been on an incredible personal growth journey of my own the past few years into the world of art. I have become very involved with John Michael Kohler Arts Center (JMKAC) in Sheboygan, WI. I am the chair of the JMKAC Indoor Gardens, a member of the Friends of the Arts Council, and a museum docent (teacher/tour guide). I try to take a new art class every month. (I am taking an Art and Yoga class tomorrow that I am super excited about!) Coincidentally, my old office space was located in an art gallery and my current office space is in an entire building of art studios. My preferred social media has become Instagram. I have enjoyed experimenting with art and photography as ways to express myself. So I have decided to have a photo blog this year to complement this personal and professional journey that I am on.

My sister Michelle and I recently went on an adventure to the Mitchell Park Domes in Milwaukee, Wisconsin. It was 14 degrees outside and cloudy that day. I really struggle with seasonal depression in the winter, so this trip was exactly what I needed. It was heaven on earth to me and I didn’t want to leave! The tropical dome was 80 degrees inside! Being immersed in nature was incredible as was my opportunity to photograph these beautiful plants. Below are some of my photos from that day. Enjoy and thank you for reading/viewing my blog!


About: Christina Wilke-Burbach PhD, RMT, CA is a Spiritual Counselor, Holistic Health Consultant, Certified Aromatherapist, Herbalist, Master Gardener, Docent, and Reiki Master Teacher with a PhD in Health Psychology. Her business, Mind, Soul, and Self LLC is based out of Wisconsin. She has 20 years of experience in psychology, spirituality, and natural health. For more info on Dr. Christina and her upcoming Retreats, Classes, or to schedule an individual reading or appointment, please visit mindsoulandself.com. Many Blessings and Be Well!