We had the good fortune of connecting with Jennifer Convissor, LCSW and we’ve shared our conversation below.

Hi Jennifer, we’d love to hear more about how you thought about starting your own business?
Before I was a social worker, I was a Reiki Master. This was back in the late 90’s and although I made it to being Reiki practitioner for a prestigious gym and spa in a posh neighborhood, my practice never gained enough traction for me to support myself. In my Reiki practice, I also taught my clients how to journal for mental health, a practice I’d been doing since I was 12. There came a time when I realized that I wanted to offer my clients a fuller version of holistic health and committed myself to grounding my practice in tradition methods of mental health. I worked for many years as a social worker for The Children’s Aid Society, a multi-service community non-profit, where I learned group, family, adolescent and individual counseling. When my youngest went off to kindergarten, my sister, a massage therapist and I decided to join forces and start a wellness center. 7 years later, we work with some amazing practitioners (including our very own, amazing Reiki practitioner) and during COVID, my sister converted the yoga study into a wellness boutique that specializes in crystals.

Alright, so for those in our community who might not be familiar with your business, can you tell us more?
LiveWork Solutions, LLC was born out of my commitment to life/work balance – which became a new kind of challenge with the advent of COVID-19 into all our lives. While working as a Reiki practitioner in the late 90’s, I developed a model for holistic personal assessment called Infinity Wellness. This is the foundation of my practice still. With every client, in every session, I’m modelling the importance of taking a personal inventory of the 8 main aspects of Self: emotional, mental, physical, spiritual, social, sexual, creative and political/external.

My holistic practice has its roots in my early Buddhism studies, Reiki practice and love of creative arts. Becoming a clinical social worker, only enhanced and informed my natural desire, to help reframe and motivate myself and other through life challenges. My specialty is helping draw connections between past and present to; identify patterns, disarm triggers and relocate an essential sense of peace.

I have always been drawn to service and demystifying the puzzle of the mind. For over 30 years, my way into the mystery has always been a meditative form of journaling, which I now teach in my online course and in the guided journal called, “Journaling for Non-Journalers” which is due to be published September 2021.

I love my work and am energized every day to meet with my clients and work on developing my mindful journaling resources for Instagram (@liveworkwellness), but it’s also important to note that I walk the tightrope of life/work balance alongside my clients. I’m also a mother of two school aged children and a singer songwriter in my spare time.

Who else deserves some credit and recognition?
I want to give a shoutout to Alyse and Michael Shyne, my sister and my brother-in-law. They run the wellness center as well as being multi-talented practitioners in their own right and they are always there to inspire and support me.

Website: www.liveworksolutions.com

Instagram: @liveworkwellness

Linkedin: https://www.linkedin.com/in/jennifer-ariel-convissor-295a05ba/

Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/LiveWorkSolutions

Yelp: https://www.yelp.com/biz/livework-solutions-white-plains

Youtube: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCNa5AisbJHxr-janutOrNAQ

Image Credits
The photo of my writing and playing guitar and from Mike Shyne

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