Jon Schoonmaker, MA
Licensed Professional Counselor
Certified Clinical Trauma Professional
Certified Heart-Centered Hypnotherapist
“If you always do what you’ve always done,
you always get what you’ve always got.”
In order to get what you’ve never got,
Adapted from Anthony Robbins
you gotta’ do what you’ve never done.
OMEGA YOUTH EMPOWERMENT exists to be a partner in the process of embracing “what you’ve never done” and facilitating positive BRAIN CHANGE. New perspectives, new insights, new understandings, new awarenesses, new relationships, and new choices are the benefits of exploring “what you’ve never done” in a positive and supportive environment.
All counseling services and programs of OMEGA YOUTH EMPOWERMENT strengthen healthy connections between emotional, mental, physical and spiritual well-being with the goal of motivating participants to move beyond “what you’ve always gotten.”
THERAPEUTIC BRAIN CHANGE for individuals, families, and groups – specializing in work with adolescents, trauma reprocessing, and hypnotherapy.
Programming for schools, churches, and youth-serving agencies grounded in the principles of servant-leadership and the belief that relationships change lives.
Therapeutic interventions designed to provide active engagement for healing including rock climbing, high ropes, and wilderness encounters.
Our group of teens was invited to a sweat lodge with Vernell White Thunder, a respected shaman, to pray for healing for a teen on the reservation. In the total darkness of the lodge, during round two of the ceremony, a rock fell “out of nowhere” and hit my leg. Confused, I picked up the rock and was immediately compelled to hold it to my heart center for the rest of the round. When the round was over, I presented the rock, covered in sacred sweat, to Vernell. He said to me with a knowing smile, “Ahhhh. That will happen.”