Today we’d like to introduce you to Jamie Francis.
So, before we jump into specific questions about the business, why don’t you give us some details about you and your story.
I began as a fresh-eyed, new physical therapist in Boston, MA in 2001. My first jobs were at several hospitals including a local VA Hospital and Spaulding Rehabilitation Hospital, where I worked primarily with people recovering from spinal cord injures and orthopedic or neurological injuries. Throughout college, my dream was either to work as the PT for the New England Patriots or to work with kids at Shriners Hospital for Children. One of those dreams came true in 2002 when I began working at the Shriners Hospital in Springfield, MA caring for kids with developmental delay and with orthopedic surgical needs. I worked as a traditional pediatric PT as well as in a Movement Analysis Lab (same technology used to create movies such as Avatar and Lord of the Rings). I am still waiting on that call from the Patriots!
While I loved my job at Shriners, my desire to understand healing and how the body works brought me to many continuing education classes out of state and I began to want to practice differently. I took a wide variety of classes such as neurological bodywork classes, craniosacral classes, emotional healing classes, and energy work classes, and these types of modalities were challenging to integrate into a traditional hospital setting because many of them were new and relatively unknown. So, in spring of 2015, I accepted the invitation of a colleague of mine to join him in his private practice in Lone Tree, CO, and began the adventure I am now currently enjoying!
Over the past five years, my practice has really grown and become more and more joyful and fulfilling. I work both in-person and on-line with clients one-on-one, and I also run healing circles and online classes for groups, which I find to be very powerful and fun to facilitate. I often work alongside my partner, Noah Drucker, to co-create a beautiful space for people to heal, awaken, and transform. T0gether, we are building a platform called SheHeWeAwakening (@sheheweawakening on Instagram) where we will run classes, healing circles, share poetry, blogs, and resources for people who are on a healing and awakening journey. It will be a place for people to come with questions and feel accepted, no matter their background or beliefs.
Has it been a smooth road?
There are definitely been bumpy times in my journey. Being an entrepreneur is challenging because a lot of the things we take for granted when we work for others (like health insurance, sick time, vacation time, taxes, legal stuff) are things we have to learn for ourselves. I have made mistakes, but I have always had the faith in myself to figure it out eventually, and I show myself compassion and forgiveness as well. I’ve had to navigate slow times in my schedule, times when I didn’t have as many clients, which can bring up a lot of anxiety and self-doubt. What I have learned is that these slow times are the times to give myself even more love and allow myself to rest and recharge. These are the times for getting a massage and going to other healers to take care of myself.
The best thing for women to do when they are beginning is to build up a network of other souls who are on the journey too. When you are afraid, you can reach out to those people and ask for support and a boost. Don’t isolate and don’t buy into the idea that we as healers are in competition with one another. There are more than enough people wanting help to go around.
We’d love to hear more about Denver Pain And Performance Solutions.
At the clinic, our entire team is trained in a diverse assortment of therapies, including PT, chiropractic, massage and training, but what we all have in common is a desire to work collaboratively and efficiently to help people heal. We also are known to be a place where you can go and receive innovative therapies, such as a modality called Proprioceptive Deep Tendon Reflex®, which is a powerful neurological therapy, and Cellular Release Therapy®, which is a very deep hypnotherapeutic technique used to resolve emotional and physical issues. Most of our clients receive both bodywork of various types along with hypnotherapeutic techniques to bring about change with mind, body, and spirit in mind.
In the clinic space, I personally offer an eclectic mix of bodywork therapies including neurological modalities, craniosacral therapy, energy work, scar, fascial, and visceral work, as well as many hypnotherapy and guided meditation tools. I am particularly gifted at working with women, children, men who want to work on their relationship with women and their own inner feminine, those who consider themselves to be empathic or sensitive, and those who want to grow intuitively and spiritually. I work non-denominationally and welcome and respect people of all backgrounds.
What is unique about us as a group is that we work within many planes of existence and levels of healing- body, mental, emotional, and spiritual in a way that supports others finding their own truth. We aren’t interested in telling people what is right or wrong for them, but instead, offer people the space and guidance to delve into the mysteries of their mind, body, and soul so that they can discover their own truth, inner wisdom, and light. We also have accumulated many resources over the years and love to share these with clients so that they can be empowered to take care of themselves. We teach people how to heal themselves, and through this process discover who they really are as souls.
Finding a mentor and building a network are often cited in studies as a major factor impacting one’s success. Do you have any advice or lessons to share regarding finding a mentor or networking in general?
My best resource for networking has been through continuing education classes and staying in contact with the folks I most resonated with in those classes. I now have a beautiful network of colleagues all over the world that I can refer friends and family too, whom I trust to do a wonderful job. I think it can be challenging when you are shy and introverted as I am to get out there and make friends in the business, but I have found that people are really receptive and want to stay connected through this mutual love of helping others.
- Integrated Body Work sessions cost $125/60 minutes
- Emotional Clearing Sessions cost $250/120 minutes
- Healing Circles cost $100 per person
- Address: Denver Pain and Performance Solutions
9034 East Easter Place
Centennial, CO 80112
- Website: www.denverpainandperformance.com
- Phone: 617-233-5837
- Email: email@example.com
- Instagram: @sheheweawakening
- Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/DenverPainAndPerformanceSolutions/
- YouTube: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UC-UBq0ke5wIyQfg6hvuW4vw