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Business to offer life coaching

Staff writer

A new Marion business, Possibilities Healing Arts Studio, at 331 E. Main St. will offer individual coaching and support groups for survivors of trauma.

Owner Kathy Wiens of Newton is a licensed professional counselor who earlier spent 28 years as an early childhood educator. She has worked with churches teaching child protection and sexual abuse prevention since 2012.

She plans to open July 6, but welcomes people to call her at (620) 381-6438 to discuss seeing her before that date.

“I already have one client I’m seeing,” Wiens said. “People can contact me if they want coaching services.”

Coaching is offered one-on-one or in groups, and can be face-to-face or online.

Coaching is not a substitute for counseling, Wiens said. Sessions focus on a person’s goals and how to achieve them by using strengths and abilities he or she already has.

Wiens wants to offer group sessions at various times of day for four to five people at a time. She will have day, evening, and Saturday morning sessions.

“I want this really to be a safe place for people to come and get support services,” she said.

Wiens emphasizes on trauma recovery; self-worth issues; self care techniques; health and wellness; finding purpose, gratitude and joy in life; spiritual issues stemming from abuse; goal setting; and building inner resilience and strength.

Activities include health and wellness, mindfulness meditation, and therapeutic writing.

Wiens is author of the book “Bars, Dumps, and Other Childhood Hangouts,” self-published through Mennonite Publishing.

She is now working on “Please Don’t Send Me Back,” a book about abandonment and abuse issues that linger after childhood trauma.

Wiens earned a bachelor’s degree in elementary education from Bethel College in 1982; a master’s of education in elementary education from Wichita State University in 1992; and a master’s degree in mental health counseling in 2015.

Wiens said plans for a future grand opening are on hold because of COVID-19.

Last modified June 24, 2020