Emotional Counselling with The Journey Method & the Enneagram

Emotional Counselling – The Journey Method & the Enneagram

The Journey

Why You should do this work

Covid is bringing up old issues & buried wounds that we haven’t worked on and now’s the time! One half of the world is in fear about covid – the other half are evolving and awakening to their true selves or highest potential. When something is wrong inside our body knows and is the reason you have reached out so instead of just naming it from the mind that is full of fear, doubt and judgement how about putting it to bed for good! Change is hard and so is fear of the unknown but how serious are you about getting well? Are you truly ready to stop blaming and take responsibility to live the life that is your birthright. To do this work you just need a little courage and you will have a second chance to start over.
You can’t go back and change the beginning, but you can start where you are and change the ending.

What is This Work

The Journey is a globally recognised, critically acclaimed healing and transformational methodology which works fast to awaken you to your limitless potential, so you can achieve success in every area of your life. Journey works goes much deeper than conventional therapeutic treatments. It clears emotional blocks held in cell memories beyond the mind and has permanent and life changing results. In a Journey Process you work directly with your subconscious to let go of past issues, forgive and heal through your own inner truth. The process guides you where no meditation, positive mindset or healthy lifestyle has been able to take you before, to the infinite intelligence inside you, which can deeply heal your body and free you from a variety of diseases, behavioural problems and general emotional issues such as low self-esteem, stress, anger, guilt and shame, grief, depression, panic attacks, phobias, anxiety, shutdown, abuse of all types and childhood trauma, pain and lack of confidence. Forgiveness is a key to healing on all levels. When we access our repressed cell memories and uncover the emotional pain from past events, we free ourselves from our stories that keep us suffering.

If you get the inside right, the outside will fall into place

– Eckhart Tolle

What is the Enneagram?

The enneagram offers profound insights into the way people think, feel, and behave. It lays out nine distinct personality types (but deeper than personality ) and the adaptive habits, patterns of behavior, and strengths and gifts that characterize them. Its great power to create change lies in the accuracy and depth of the personality descriptions and the transformational path it offers those who wish to grow to reach their fullest potential and cultivate presence in their life. Our lower-level instincts are driven by survival, our higher by the power of love. This is the fastest route to conscious growth and Paru has been studying it with world teachers for 30 years now.

What’s my Enneagram Type?

I recommend The Riso-Hudson (RHETI) for an in-depth enneagram test, but if you just want a quick one here is a great link. At Shunyata you are not only typed but taken deeper on a journey into your life purpose, your gift to the world. I remember the day I read about my enneagram type and said to myself “This is me and my mother and to the day I die I will be working with this work”. 30 years on I can say I experience freedom like never before and want this for everyone. Paru has worked with Kevin and Brandon from the Journey, Eli Jaxon Bear, Beatrice Chestnut, Russ Hudson, Jessica Dibb, and Robert Hollden in her passionate love of the ENNEAGRAM.

About Paru

Paru first brought Brandon Bays to NZ back in 2004 and has been working full-time at Shunyata Retreat and Day Spa. She believes her specialty with the enneagram truly gets to the core, and 1-3 sessions can often be equivalent to a year of counseling. Combining these two therapies allows us to uncover the unconscious part that is not serving us and find that place of love inside of ourselves, our higher self, our essence, that which could never be met for many on a spiritual path for 20 years. It works, it works, it works.

Having her wake up call 30 years ago, and being the workshop junkie in Byron Bay, she came home to offer this work in a retreat type environment and has evolved so much from observing clients and in her own life and today she can be grateful for the freedom from separation & loneliness, victimhood, anger towards men, guilt & shame from catholic conditioning, fear of the unknown, self-hatred, childhood trauma, and body insecurities and every day she gives thanks for her infectious passion for life and freedom & sovereignty and wants that for you.

After working with people for 17 years at Shunyata I feel I have truly upgraded a combination of techniques for true freedom – I couldn’t do the Enneagram without The Journey and I couldn’t do The Journey without the Enneagram. Combine these two therapies and we arrive to your essence, your potential, your higher self.
– Paru


What is emotional intelligence – Ability to express one’s emotions, and to handle interpersonal relationships judiciously and empathetically. I often say they should have taught this in school, but here at Shunyata, you will learn, through your type, to be healthy with your emotions. Not wallowing or storying them but feeling totally them through your body so they no longer run you.

Are you ready for the Journey – ask yourself if?

Fear, anxiety, or stress is prevalent in your life
Depression has overtaken your life
You’re feeling stuck or that there’s just got to be more to life
You have overwhelming sadness and grief
You’re facing ill health or ongoing physical issues
Unhealthy behaviours or circumstances leave you feeling depressed
You’re wanting more fulfillment in a relationship
You’re still searching for your infinite potential
You have been sexually abused and want to put this to rest with profound sexual healing
You’ve suffered trauma- childhood or later and tried everything to heal
You are truly wanting to be free from addiction
You are starting a Hero’s Journey from a wakeup call
You go to do something and a block comes up every time and you have tried everything to shift it.

The Journey is one of the world’s most amazing transformation methods that has helped hundreds of thousands of people worldwide free themselves. It is a guided meditation taking you back through the body and the soul to access a memory that has blocked you from living your true potential. It’s a compassionate fast track to one’s own truth. It is proof of the healing power that exists within every individual and Paru was instrumental in bringing it to New Zealand 18 years ago.

Try my one-day Ultimate Healing Day or three-day Ultimate Bliss Retreat combining bodywork, yoga, meditation, ozone saunas, and delicious food. We also do this work in the Detox package and Couples retreats

Emotional Healing – The Journey Method & Enneagram can help you with

Emotional Issues

Low self-esteem or self-worth, anger, rage, hurt, fear, loneliness, grief, despair, depression, in fact, any issues that you’ve not yet cleared. Get to the root cause and open into lasting Freedom!

Emotional Healing leads to Physical healing


There is an alternative healthy way to deal with depression beyond drugs. The Journey is the true secret to shifting depression.  

The True Secret of Depression today

Unresolved Trauma

Any stressful, hurtful, or traumatic memories that still haunt you or affect your life. Free yourself by diffusing its potency, learning the real lesson inherent in any trauma.

See the work of Dr Gabor Maté

The feeling that you can’t cope or feel overwhelmed by life or circumstances and can’t seem to change it. Discover how easy it is to open into an effortless being.
Behavioural Patterns

Anything that is unhealthy or unsupportive, including addictions, overeating, nervous or automatic behaviours, panic attacks, procrastination or inaction, compulsive working, and striving. Find the real Freedom to relax, open, and be your highest self.

See the work of Dr Gabor Maté

Relationship Issues

Discover how you can relate openly, honestly effectively, and deeply bringing the awareness of unconditional love into your life and the lives of those you care about. Learn how to communicate deeply, genuinely, from an unguarded and openhearted place.

Relationship Coach – Couples Rekindling Retreat

Sexual Issues

Difficulties with intimacy, sexual expression, or sexual orientation. Discover how to connect effortlessly and openly. Learn how to love the real you and to revel in all that life has to offer. Find true fulfillment in your sexual expression. This work is very special and Paru has continued training in the area of sexual blocks and why we are not truly living deep connection.  In the twelve years of working with people, sexual abuse finally comes to an end.

Low energy levels, lack of enthusiasm. Increase your energy, vitality, and joie de vivre, learn to live with passion, exuberance, and deep appreciation. Understanding your ayurveda type also helps with this.
Physical & Mental Health

Our emotions have a direct influence on our physical health. In the past it was known that genes controlled our physical wellbeing but now epigenetics is the new scientific finding. The journey method holds the key to your subconscious beliefs.

The Journey Method with the Enneagram allow us to access our subconscious belief systems and influence the expression of our DNA. Such awareness gives us the opportunity to evoke substantial changes in our emotional wellbeing and physical health.

You can do this process either with Paru either in an Ultimate Healing Day or a 3 day Emotional Retreat

Testimonials from Journey and Enneagram clients

“Transformation, it’s a choice! Be the change you wish to see in the world!”

“I don’t know if I could put into words how much this retreat changed my life, my way of thinking, my approach to life. Paru is the most inviting warm amazing person I have ever met with a real true soul felt intent to help. The room is lovely I loved opening the curtains in the morning and just watching the beautiful ocean. Or doing yoga on the deck. Beautiful views from everywhere. I have never done anything like this before but I was soooo comfortable. The food is beyond amazing, each dish made with love! Words can’t fully describe my experience and I am sending my whole family along individually as everyone can benefit in some way shape or form. ALL I CAN SAY IS AMAZING LIFE-CHANGING EXPERIENCE”

“Thank you so much for the most wonderful 5 days. You spoil all who come to you with your warmth and guidance. The work you do is wonderful and while it is bliss to have the massages and treatments you do, the emotional work has such a lasting effect. Although the emotional work seems daunting, it is not so hard and offers true freedom! Thank you also for introducing me to doTerra oils xxx”
Rebecca Mercep