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Graceful Awakening

Finding Your Way Forward with Clarity, Courage & Compassion

Welcome to Graceful Awakening. I understand that life’s challenges are unique and complex to all individuals. If you’re feeling lost or stressed, I’ll show you how to move forward through clarity courage and compassion.

What I Offer: What I do is guide people in discovering their true self, the one who they have authentically come here to be. This happens as we uncover greater clarity as to what really matters in their lives, uncover limiting beliefs that keep them stuck in a story of inadequacy, and reveal new insights that empower new possibilities in their lives and all their relationships.  And then I support them in authentic conversations with people that matter.  

 

About Me

Denese brings over 25 years of experience in transformational work through coaching, teaching, and training. Her passion, joy and skill centers around seeing people wake up to their best selves. Through skillful, compassionate guidance, she supports self- awareness, releasing limiting beliefs, and reclaiming the authentic self we have come here to be.

Her personal mission is, Transforming lives, one heart at a time.   

A Few things her colleagues are saying:  

  • “Courageous: willing to hang out at the uncomfortable places in wait of the inevitable softening.”  -Sonya

  • “Guides her students with integrity, tenacity, expertise, and empathy” -Richard L 

  • “Unwavering: vision and intention remains foremost as witness and guide to transformation” -Sonya

On the playful side, she enjoys the great outdoors in PNW, hanging out with her grandchildren, and taking adventures with her husband Larry.  

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Testimonials 

What Clients Have Said

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The Q Effect has been the best tool I have learned yet, for keeping me conscious about my reactions and actions in my relationships with others. In safe and nurturing classroom and counseling environments I woke up to my own ways of viewing the world, and over time.
Joan K, Santa Barbara, CA

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"I highly recommend the Q Effect Program for anyone who wishes to experience authentic, positive transformation. I learned how to become aware of my thoughts and the very simple, yet powerful process to shift out of all negativity.  I was able to change the way I feel and respond to anything at all.  It is literally like a switch that gets flipped.  Therein lies the “Q” - the quantum shift, a leap of consciousness to a different paradigm of experience.
- Linda K., Santa Barbara

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"I highly recommend this class to friends and others...The Q Process provides an effective tool for freeing up the of energy of compassion, confidence and courage."
Dr. Jim K., Santa Barbara

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Transformational. That about sums it up in a word. Quantum Living gave me the tools to truly address my thoughts, feelings, and needs. Once the tools were in my toolbox, I learned how to use them with ease and success to reveal, heal, and transform my life. Rev. Denese Schellink is a Master Teacher, Leader, and Facilitator of the process. Her knowledge, compassion, and love are the backdrops for the safe haven she creates in her classes. Students are encouraged and guided to take a deeper dive into the rich soil of life to unearth that which no longer serves and plant seeds for a greater tomorrow. I highly recommend Quantum Living for ALL levels of learners. It has been one of the best Life Courses I’ve ever taken.

- Cindy Hensley, Honolulu, HI