Josephine Hardman, PhD
Hi, I'm Josephine, intuitive healer and Akashic Records reader and teacher.
I'm also a highly sensitive introvert + empath. I had to make the journey from shame to belonging, from being overwhelmed in the world to being an empowered highly sensitive Goddess. Now, I see being highly sensitive as badass and as intricately connected to my spiritual gifts.
I firmly believe that our high sensitivity is a Divine Gift and that you're here for specific reasons. I'd love to help you develop a supportive foundation to feel safe + present in the world, so that you can activate all the powerful gifts that are lying dormant within you.
(You can read more of my story below.)
Training & Credentials
PhD in English Literature
Angel Guide Certification
Akashic Records Certification
Spiritual & Intuitive Healer Certification
My Lineage & Influences
All healers work within specific traditions and lineages. Sometimes we forget to acknowledge these, so I want to be transparent about where I come from, who I've learned from, and what has influenced me along the way.
Influences: Clarissa Pinkola Estes, Pema Chodron, Benebell Wen, Jon Kabat-Zinn, Brene Brown, Elaine Aron, Wayne Muller, Alan Watts, Ram Dass, Abraham Hicks.
Poets, Authors & Musicians: Shakespeare, Ben Jonson, Emily Dickinson, Nayyirah Waheed, Carol Ann Duffy, e.e. cummings, Samuel Beckett, Tennessee Williams, Maynard James Keenan, Trent Reznor, Bjork, Bach, Rachmaninoff, The Dead Weather, Opeth, Yussef Dayes, Makaya McCraven.
I'm a lifelong student of A Course in Miracles, which powerfully informs my understanding of the world.
In my clients' words...
I create a safe space for you to be truly yourself, to explore what's working and what's not working in your life - your light and your shadow - and to move into a higher consciousness and state of being.
In her deeply skilled ways, Josephine teaches me to lean in to my emotions, to transmute my anger and fear to compassion and love, and to stay open so that I can trust the Light all around.
My sessions with Josephine go really deep to address the underlying roots of my questions and issues. I always walk away with more clarity, hope, and ideas for where to go next.
Josephine's interpretation [of my reading] feels bang on for me. She clearly has a gift and wonderful intuition.
I have a Bachelor's degree in English (Florida Atlantic University) and a Master's degree and PhD in English Literature (University of Massachusetts Amherst). I also have 9 years of experience teaching Shakespeare, Modern Drama, and College Writing at UMass Amherst & Smith College. If you're into this sort of thing, my PhD dissertation was titled, "Tragicomic Transpositions: The Influence of Spanish Prose Romance on Early Modern English Tragicomedy." For many years, I thought I would become a professor and continue my research on 17th-century drama. While fully immersed in the academic world, my heart started calling me in another direction, so I became certified in Reiki, Angel Therapy, the Akashic Records, and Intuitive Healing. Once I completed my PhD, I started doing spiritual work full-time. Best decision I ever made!