Astrological Consultations, Counseling/Alchemical Midwifery and classes with Mindy Mendelsohn
A professional astrologer for 35 years with an international clientele, Mindy Mendelsohn is an alumni of the University of Chicago where she majored in Anthropology/ Archaeology specializing in Meso American (Mayans included in this) Archaeology. An internationally recognized workshop facilitator, she originated Sedona Monthly Magazine’s astrology column and was was their sole contributor for four years. She is a certified a Reiki Master, trained by William Rand, in both the Usui and Tibetan methods since 1990.
As a counseling astrologer, Mindy synthesizes diverse astrological approaches evolutionary( focused on the soul's journey) and psychological astrology( Archetypal explored by by Carl Jung, and developed by James Hillman, Liz Greene and Dane Rudhyar), synastry( the art of understanding your relationships) and what she refers to as divine timing - predictive work. She continues to study and explore within the field. In addition to astrological work she also has a one of one counseling practice with a therapeutic approach using both the client's astrological chart as creative/art therapeutic practices.
Additionally, her background spans the theatre and entertainment industry as well as the corporate world. A published author and internationally recognized workshop facilitator, she a passionate believer in the power of and magic of people, many of her clients have said that working with her is like using a key that has finally unlocked something that has lain dormant within them. Masterful at getting client to move past perceived limits, she was the keynote speaker at the 1997 International Reading Association Conference.
She was mentored by and is an early student of Julia Cameron (The Artist's Way) and was also fortunate enough to count the renowned Martin DeMaat, Artistic Director of The Second City's Training Center until his death in 2001, as one of her mentors. Julia Cameron says of Mindy “Mindy knows my work intimately and brings to it her own considerable creativity.”
Mindy sees her work as an organic living dynamic process and thus tailors each workshop both to the overall group needs as well as the individual. “I’ve never been a fan of the cookie cutter experience,” she says, “I’m work with people’s dreams, both the ones they’ve articulated and the ones that often they are too afraid to admit even to themselves. I consider that sacred territory.”
She has worked with The Geddes Agency, Landmark Education Corporation, The Sedona Marathon, Keep Sedona Beautiful, Goldenstein Gallery, Tlaquepaque Arts and Crafts Village, The Sedona Gallery Association, Sedona Arts Center, The Orson Welles Estate and The Sedona International Film Festival. Mindy has also facilitated workshops throughout the United States.
For the past ten years she has produced the V-Day Sedona production of Eve Ensler’s award winning play The Vagina Monologues raising over $60, 000 for the Verde Valley Sanctuary. In 2010 year V-Day Sedona was selected one of 14 sites internationally chosen to be part of a pilot program for high school girls largely due the success of V-Day Sedona projects. She was the President of the Verde Valley Sanctuary Board for three years and was the winner of the Verde Valley Chapter of National Association of Women’s Business Owners 2010 Award for Community Service.
An initial astrological consultation $180 and lasts 90 minutes. Follow up readings are $160
Private counseling session is $125 a session with a minimum of three sessions.
"Mindy is amazing! Not only is she delightfully friendly, but her gift is extraordinary. Her insights are consistently accurate and she really takes her time to make you feel comfortable and understand her process. She is thorough with details and patient with your questions. Her accuracy is almost scary-in a good way! I definitely look forward to connecting with her time and time again because she is the best spiritual guide and teacher I’ve ever worked with." Yamilay Leger Phoenix AZ
Workshops/Groups /Public Speaking
Mindy offers various workshops and talks on developing creatively and the practice of active imaginative, listening to and developing a profound relationship with your inner voice. She views her work as a tapestry using her experiences of over thirty years facilitating creativity workshops, navigating the astrological chart with client, and in the theatre which she believes is a microcosm for our experience in life. Classes/groups are experiential creating an embodied sense for participants so they can more fully integrate the practice of discovery into their everyday lives. She views her work as a sort of alchemical midwifery.
Alchemical Compass Groups/Workshops
Classes and workshops offered are always evolving. Mindy also designs unique workshops for groups as well as one-on-one experiences to focus on specific needs.
"It’s been more than just a class, it’s a journey into our own inner landscape. Truly transformational! I continue to be surprised and delighted by Mindy’s teachings. Her vast knowledge on these subjects and the container she creates for it have made it possible for me to discover parts of myself I had no idea were so deeply buried. Through this I have been able to shift, create and go deeper into the unknown while learning more about myself and sometimes where I have been standing in my own way." - Sophie Solomon, Toronto Canada