Testimonials: Therapy, Energy Work, Workshops
“Jonathan is an incredible and unique therapist. His depth of knowledge comes not only from his education and his innate understanding of human nature but his deep personal work and soul searching.
It is the totality of who he is that allows him to create a deep healing bond with his clients.
My work with Jonathan has been life changing and life sustaining. I have navigated some deep waters and have always felt his presence and his direction as well as a real sense of safety.
Jonathan is a Warrior of the Psyche and like all good warriors, he is well prepared to assist you in every turn of your own battle”
– Elisa Bongiovanni, MA, JD, Healer, Grief Counselor
“I met Shari and Jonathan during a time of great transition and inner turmoil in my life. I was weary and confused from dealing with massive changes and loss—and often wondered if I would ever ﬁnd a way to be happy again. So I was gratefully surprised to feel a sense of calmness and relief as I entered the warm healing space they create.
Jonathan’s ability to draw out long-hidden emotions, and to make them feel welcome, created a profound sense of release, understanding and peace. While Shari’s deep insights into human nature, and her remarkable ability to simplify things and put the “indescribable” into words, brought clarity and opened up new possibilities.
Their counseling is a gift I will always treasure; yet they are healers on far more than just the psychological level.
Shari’s shamanic energy work has totally rocked my world, in a powerfully positive way. She deftly goes into the “tangled and dark” places, bringing light and healing to my body, mind and spirit. After one energy healing session with her, over 75% of the chronic pain I’ve lived with for the last 4 years instantly vanished…and has not returned.
I’m in awe of the healing power of Shari and Jonathan’s work, and so grateful that they’ve helped me rediscover the joy of my own sacred journey.”
-Deb Giffen, MCC, Executive Coach and Global Leadership Program Designer, NJ
“There’s a poem by Robert Frost, “Storm Fear,” about life’s challenges: It describes menacing winds during a long, dark night. It talks of creeping cold, dying fires and drifts of snow piling ever higher outside. The poet wonders if he’ll have the strength to awaken his spirit in the coming day and face the aftermath of the storm. Funny how Frost knew so much about the life I was living when I first met Shari.
But even the worst of storms can be weathered. My work with Shari has helped me realize every day is filled with chances to embrace spiritual and personal growth despite the squalls life can toss our way. Our sessions have been immeasurably helpful. Her extraordinary compassion and perceptive nature are at the heart of her talent for counseling and her remarkable shamanic gifts. I am pleased and proud to recommend her to anyone who is searching for a path to spiritual growth, or who might be digging out from the storms this world sends us. What’s more, Shari and Jonathan are delightful people and it’s a joy to know them.”
-Christine Young Gertz, Esq. PA
“To paraphrase the song, how can you thank someone who has taken you from crayons to perfume…
I met Dr. J.Cohen at a point in my life where I was ready to give up – a neurotic husband and 3 wonderful special needs children I had adopted who were suffering from the losses of not only their biological ties, and at that moment, good friends in school that had died. I was ready to give up and spoke to their therapist about checking me in somewhere and throwing away the key….
He said that was an option and he thought perhaps I could take another option which was to take a little time off for ME and then in 2 weeks come back and talk about pursuing Women Within International. I did and they and God saved my life then and continue to do so. It is impossible to describe all the joy and peace I felt sitting in Jonathan’s ofﬁce these many years and continue to do so by email now that I am on a journey which is taking me around the world. I am now in the process of escorting my Dad, 92,, to the other side of the veil and then taking my Mom back to her roots in France perhaps for good.
Sitting in session with Dr. Cohen is for me similar to sitting with Buddha. Dr. Cohen is free from judgement and knows how to allow a person to ﬁnd their own words and their own answers without projecting himself into their path.
I highly recommend his services to continue one’s work and journey.”
-Claire Thomas, PA
“Five years ago, I went to visit Jonathan, following the advice of a beloved guide in my life. I remain deeply grateful for and inspired by my experiences with Jonathan and Shari and my life partner, Jenny. I honestly believe that because of how intentionally and supportively Jonathan and Shari helped us to give voice to our needs for powerful change in our lives, our first child, our dream, came into our life. For four years we explored adoption. We were open to many possibilities and invested what felt like Herculean efforts and more money than we had as teachers. Jonathan and Shari helped us pay attention to an idea Jenny had. She believed so strongly that a little person out there was waiting for us. The four of us did work together to bring our intentions into the light and remove all obstacles in our way. Our three and a half year old moved in with us five months ago and very soon we finalize his adoption. This is powerful change and yes, the most sacred journey I have ever traveled.”
-Mary Beth- Philadelphia
“I have worked with Jonathan and Shari on my own and also with my partner Mary Beth. The work we have done has cleared the way in our hearts and minds to manifest our best intentions. Working with Jonathan and Shari is creative, intellectual, intuitive, and spiritual and dare I say, magical. I have worked with other therapists both traditional and alternative and I have found that Jonathan and Shari draw out truths and answers in a way that is incredibly efficient yet sensitive: a rare combination. I know it would take years of therapy somewhere else to get to where Shari and Jonathan can bring you in one hour. Jonathan and Shari have helped me as person, as a professional, and as a partner. They work from a place of deep integrity, respect and love. They are, simply put, THE BEST!”
“The illumination work that Shari is doing is immensely powerful. It is one of my body’s most amazing experiences and I continue to carry it with me, many months later. I recall every cell of my body expanding with light, pulsing until I thought I would explode; viscerally feeling the unique sensation of my body not being big enough to contain this huge light and the light acutely needing to get out but me not knowing how to get it out and really trying but just being unable to expand or stretch enough to contain this power…Then, amazingly, breakthrough — beams of light firing out of my fingertips, each finger with this unstoppable, limitless light shooting out more intensely than the brightest star.”
“I feel that I continue to carry this light. It no longer takes courage to speak up and say what I think or to follow my intuition. I observe myself just doing things with ease that formerly required overcoming something first.”
“There’s so much more that comes from the illumination…experience it for yourself. Shari creates a safe and supportive space and accesses ancient shamanic wisdom, guiding you as you find your way. I highly recommend Shari’s work to everyone seeking to connect to the light of the universe that is within themselves.”
— Rona Cordish Satten, MCAT, ATR, printmaker and qigong teacher, PA
“The illumination was an extraordinary and magical experience…time stopped and I was completely engaged in the moment. Jonathan created a safe, sacred space in which I was able to deeply relax and let go and allow the healing to move through me. His warmth, his exquisite attunement to my rhythms and needs, and his openness in explaining what was going on and giving me choices, all contributed to this deep sense of comfort and safety. The healing was profound in dissolving old pain and shame that I was unaware was continuing to weigh on me. It left me feeling much lighter , more free, and more in balance. Moreover, Jonathan helped me create a powerful tool and ritual that strengthened and sustained these uplifting feelings long after the session was over.”
— Dr. Ira Orchin, PA
“I was feeling very vulnerable and scared walking into Saturday morning and even moreso on Sunday. However, I trusted you both that the shining light at the end of the tunnel was not a train coming at me, but a sunny outlook for the rest of my life.”
— Workshop participant, PA
“I’ve known Jonathan Cohen for many years and have always been impressed by his compassionate spirit and passionate heart. He throws himself into every relationship and is not afraid to walk through the fire. This not only applies to the people he gives his energy to in a theraputic situation, but to himself as well. I believe this is one of the most important qualities of any healer, to practice what they preach and work on their own hearts. Jonathan is an example of all the qualities I would turn to in a time of need.”
— James Twyman, Noted Author and Peace Trobadour, Recent Publications: Moses Code and Kabbalah Code
Sacred Art Testimonials
“I AM Amazed and moved that a three dimensional work of art could create that much meaning and value for me on so many of the deepest personal levels.
You have magically connected the inner dots to clearly and directly illuminate and facilitate that divinely inspired part of me I’m very much becoming.
I AM lifted in joy and wonderment just looking at it, or thinking about it, or am just being near it. Thank you, Shari!
I AM calling it my “LifeGift,” the gift of a lifetime!!!”
–Hans Busch, Co-Owner Healing Hands Massage
“I love Shari’s Art.
An icon, Shari’s art has the strength of a relic, the dynamics of true creativity, and the pleasure of delving deeper into authentic self. Shari’s art sits on my alter, a place of meditation and peace. Much energy radiates from it, and as I sit in front of it, eyes gentle and mind neutral, different elements of it come out and inform my time and place with their messages. The juxtaposition of the encaustic (wax) and the filigree metalwork and jewels is evocative of focus and infinite reach, working together. The centers of energy float in all corners, all areas of the canvas, and I feel engaged and happy to see parts of myself within this piece, which reach deep into my soul to inform growth and play.
So happy this makes me, the glorious indigo and sky blue backgrounds, the gold and pear medieval jewels, the frolicsome images of dolphins, dragons, energetic guides and the unsaid reveal themselves.”
–Haripal Singh, Kundalini Yoga Teacher-Artist-Architect
“I have known Shari for lifetimes, both in body and out of body. Her energy and essence are vast and mysterious, yet gentle and compassionate simultaneously. She is the integrated embodiment of Sacred Feminine, Divine Truth, Divine Beauty and Empowered Compassion! She is a Cosmic Weaver, a Creatrix, a shaper of humanities’ consciousness, through every thought, every action and every piece of art she creates!
Through her painting ‘The Emergence of the Divine Child and Unity Consciousness’ she weaves a beautiful tapestry of Holy Sacred Connection depicted through the reclamation of the Sacred Feminine through the dispensation of the Divine Mother. It is through the Mother that the Holy Child emerges. It is through and to the Mother that the Sacred Masculine or Divine Father Return.
Shari herself, gave me this painting as a gift, at a time that can only be described as ‘My Dark Night of The Soul’. I am eternally grateful for her generosity and insight. Shari intuitively knew that I needed the ‘medicine’ held deep within and on the surface of this exquisite painting. From the moment I gazed upon the beautiful multilayered imagery, I was transported, lifted up and held in the arms of the Divine Mother. I was bathed and held in the miraculous Golden Ray energies that instantaneously calmed the storm that had been raging inside me. With each energetically infused brush stroke Shari unveils the depth and breadth of Divine Unity as the Sacred Feminine magnificently emanates the Devotional Love of the Mother. The Mother enveloped and enfolded me, encouraging me to allow myself to feel safely held, deep within her Sacred Womb, while the Holy Father looked on, holding the space for my healing to occur. Here within the sanctity and stillness of the Holy Womb, I could finally rest and know peace. The turbulent dark waters of life now calm.
The more I AM in the presence of the magic of this transformational art piece, the more I AM liberated from the depths of duality that lead to chaos. Continually Emerging, I AM.”
–Dr. Trish Baitinger, Founder of Radiance Chiropractic
“Unity Consciousness” hangs over my altar, a guiding light for my daily practice. I had the privilege of seeing this sacred image when it was almost finished, my body began to vibrate, the whole painting seemed to be alive, it’s power and grace reaching into me until I felt it alive within me. It remains there, a loving companion that continues to strengthen Unity Consciousness within me. It’s power and mystery unfolds more deeply each time I am in its presence. Shari Landau is divinely guided in this process.”
–Maria J Garcia, Founder, Director Sacred Centers East
“The painting I have is the “Sacred Union” which I keep in my Healing room.This piece of art Shari created has been a great source of peace and balance for myself as well as my clients. When I feel disconnected from Source, out of balance within myself, the energy from the painting provides a sense of stability and peace and a remembrance of my Soul.
I’ve had experience with clients who are very connected with the Divine Feminine and have had difficulty sensing the Divine Masculine. I have witnessed them expressing the “sense of a masculine healing energy” since the presence of the painting.Thank you Shari for your willingness to bring Spirit into Form.”
–Maureen Pawlus, RN, HTCP (Certified Healing Touch Practitioner)
“In reference to the painting “Queen of Heaven and Earth” which sits with my family photos. It soothes and inspires me to be in the flow of beauty and light contained within her dress of light and love. I feel soothed and within my balance when I gaze at Shari’s art. It brings me back home to the sacred part of my heart and wisdom. Shari has deeply inspired my soul being with her expressive paintings. They are very thought provoking and l find myself searching inward for the meaning I see for myself discovery. Love that and her!”
–Regina Tolomeo, Artist
“I feel very much at home with Shari’s work. That rare and wonderful “ah” feeling that lands in our hearts on first glance of a special work came to me the instant I saw it. The sense that I am looking at something new, yet I have always held its essence in my soul. And after the “ah”, this adventure has delivered mysteries, and truths, and taken me on a wonderful journey, exploring our sacred, communal world.
Of course the central figure holding the child immediately captured my gaze. Creation, divine life, celebrated so serenely. But it wasn’t long before I was drawn to the several sublime images in her midst. They are enveloped by that exquisite earthly blue, and their revelation was a delightful surprise. Blue has always been a spiritual color for me, drawing me toward a feeling of oneness with my world. Maybe that is why I am driven to this wonderful painting. It seems very much like our mother earth – the same tranquil, reassuring, glistening blue, when seen from afar, reveals us all as one being, like a universal prayer. I think Shari wants us all to be a part of it, to share its peaceful yet energizing spirit. And, add to that, the central figure honors our role in creation. And reminds us of the divinity in all life. We have a presence among the whole, our beginning, our place.
I get the feeling these images have always been with Shari, in one form or another, as a presence she often sensed, whose composition slowly came forth, from deep within her own soul. And, in her finest artistic passion, she revealed it to us. I can only thank her and love her for her gifts.”
–Christine Young Gertz, Lawyer