Sierra Meditation Center
Manifesting Your Personal Potential And Highest Self

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       Jaspen Adelle Amodeo, M.A.       



Jaspen Amodeo is the founder of the Sierra Meditation Center. She has a Bachelor's Degree from Smith College in Northampton, Massachusetts with a double major in both Education and Psychology, and holds a Master's Degree in Counseling Psychology from Antioch New England Graduate School since 1992. Jaspen enjoys special training in Barry and Joyce Vissell's "Living From The Heart", Marshall Rosenberg's "Compassionate Communication", and spiritual practices of various kinds. Jaspen takes great joy in meeting with personal clients and teaching meditation classes. Her professional objective is in promoting the cutting edge, preventative healing modality of "Positive Psychology", and she has a special interest in "Human Potential And Spiritual Evolution".  

Jaspen offers private consultations geared towards "Manifesting your personal potential and highest Self". Her style is especially warm and compassionate as she reflects insightful feedback to her clients everyday concerns, and guides them towards realizing their own wisdom.  She works with individuals, couples, adults, adolescents, children and elders, and has professional experience in the areas of relationship issues, life transitions, relieving stress, spiritual guidance, grief and bereavement, self concept and self esteem, sexuality, life visions and goals, prosperous livelihood and career coaching, crisis intervention, family conflict, depression, anxiety, addictions, parenting, youth, young adult, and elder support.


"Psychology" vs. "Positive Psychology"

Why Work with Jaspen?

Conventional psychological / mental health training is based on the traditional medical model that sees clients, or "patients" as having an illness to be treated. Standard work of this type involves an authority figure administering a mental illness diagnosis - sometimes, even, when only minor concerns are presented.

Jaspen's work breaks away from this approach.  She holds a strong conviction that although her clients may be enduring personal hardships, sometimes on various levels at once, they are not flawed, "sick", or inferior in any way.

Instead of some type of defect needing to be fixed, Jaspen sees her clients inner states and external circumstances as vehicles that point towards specific elements of personal advancement. Her specialized orientation guides her clients towards emotional grounding, problem solving, heightened creativity, expanded perception, and advanced presence.  Jaspen uses the material that her clients bring as a means to fulfilling their highest aptitude, accessing their unique gifts, and growing into natural states of contented, joyful and healthy living.


                                           Courtesy: Suzie Dagget http://www.insightdirectory.com


The Importance of a Nurturing Environment:

The setting that Jaspen has created is meant for her clients to enjoy as a soothing and uplifting retreat.  By offering an environment that is created with beauty, peace and benevolence, Jaspen believes that these qualities will naturally develop within her clients as well.


A Personal Note From Jaspen's Clients:

"Jaspen is deeply intuitive and brings a sense of higher purpose to our work together.  She is unlike other practitioners in how she relates her own experience to you.

Jaspen brings the spiritual and the practical together in such a way that I feel that I can bring all  aspects of my being - spiritual, emotional, physical, mental - to her, and come away with a full picture, rather than just addressing one of these areas at a time.

I find that the times when I really go deep into heart work with Jaspen, I get the most benefit.  She's there to hold the space, to keep me from falling into the depths of my heartache, and to accept it and to work through it as well.  

When we talk about the hard stuff - like breakups or parental relationships - she is there not only to listen and empathize, but to show me how these are part of the journey to a higher sense of being, a better place for my life.  Jaspen makes sure I see the light at the end of the tunnel, even when it feels like I'm in complete darkness at the moment.  

Jaspen also brings her sense of humor to our sessions.  This makes things seem less serious sometimes."

~ Mary Anne


"I believe I am on the threshold of creative ferment and change.  That's a good thing, and a frightening thing, I imagine, and a wonderous thing.  Thank you for sitting with me as this unfolds.  My time with you has become essential for me to remain open to possibilities.  Your presence in my life is a reminder of who I am becoming as you point me in the direction that leads me inside once more.  My awareness of the moving of the Spirit in my life has become more acute, and therefore I feel more open and willing to go there.  These areas of awareness spill over into my everyday relationships, my work, my play, my being more mindful each day. So, thank you.  Your gifts of wisdom, understanding and compassion are treasured."

~ Tina Heck


"I found Jaspen's Attuning To The Heart Meditation Class to be thoroughly enjoyable, informative, and substantive.  The techniques I learned in this class I now use on a daily basis in my meditation practice, and it has made a difference in my life.  I highly recommend this class"                                                                     - Taryn Breen, student


"Jaspen's class helped me to slow down.  It was well balanced, warm, intimate, and heart opening."                          - Johnna Garrido, yoga instructor, student


 "We are very, very happy Jaspen is offering her work to the world. She
practices, with utmost sincerity, what she preaches."

    ~ Barry and Joyce Vissell, authors of "The Heart's Wisdom" and "Meant To Be".            



Jaspen offers sliding scale rates.  

She can be reached directly by calling:


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           "Let's begin . . . . .Living your life of exuberance and purpose."

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