We had the good fortune of connecting with Jed Shlackman and we’ve shared our conversation below.
Hi Jed, how does your business help the community or world?
We live as human beings in a society where we are interconnected and anything we do that supports the well-being of others has a ripple effect. As a holistic health and mental health professional I help people improve their lives in a variety of ways, including helping clients develop skills that support inner peace and more harmonious relationships and providing therapies that foster improvement in physical health and personal performance. When people are in distressed, traumatized states or patterns in their lives they tend to perpetuate those patterns and generate even more distress in their families and communities. By helping people find healing I am helping break the cycle of trauma and helping them to contribute to society in more beneficial ways rather than having a negative or harmful impact on those around them. Simply put, when people are more physically and mentally healthy they are better able to give energy to nurture others and contribute to their communities in whatever roles they function in. I feel grateful to work in a profession that is vital to the community in this way and can have a great impact in enriching people’s lives and reducing distress and suffering.
Can you give our readers an introduction to your business? Maybe you can share a bit about what you do and what sets you apart from others?
My healing practice is somewhat unique in its holistic approach that brings together healing practices that support multiple levels of one’s being. I provide support through counseling and coaching as well as through multiple energy healing modalities and through hypnotherapy and regression therapy. Rather than focusing on a specific condition or specific client demographic I address a wide range of issues and clients – I tend to see things more from the view of wholeness and interconnection rather than as separate parts. The challenges in my business include presenting the paradigm I offer as a better way to support wellness than other alternatives that exist and which people might be more familiar with or have easier access to. Part of this comes through being highly knowledgeable, competent, and effective with my services so clients spread the word to their friends and loved ones. I have found that providing a high quality service and value to clients is vital to long term success in my profession. When people feel good about your product or service it creates a positive energy that fuels more flow and abundance. Also, your own confidence in your skills and passion about what you share or provide makes your business attractive and helps people feel trust and confidence in choosing to invest in what you offer.
If you had a friend visiting you, what are some of the local spots you’d want to take them around to?
I would like to share outdoor experiences with my guest, so I would take them to Fairchild Tropical Botanical Garden, The Fruit & Spice Park in the Redlands, Coral Castle in Homestead, The Florida Everglades, Miami Beach, Zoo Miami, Cauley Square, and the parks on Key Biscayne. If they are into drinking I would likely have them visit Schnebly’s Winery. For art and science lovers I would go toward downtown and see the latest exhibits at the Frost Science Museum and Perez Art Museum.
The Shoutout series is all about recognizing that our success and where we are in life is at least somewhat thanks to the efforts, support, mentorship, love and encouragement of others. So is there someone that you want to dedicate your shoutout to?
I would like to give a shout out to Five Sisters, the spiritual shop and healing center in Miami that has supported my work and provided a venue for group healing activities and workshops I facilitate for more than a decade.