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Jonny Bear - Wellbeing Foundation

Meet Jonny Bear

Director - Wellbeing Foundation

• Life Coaching • NLP & Counselling • Business, Group & Community Mentoring • Youth Development & Consultation

• Natural Health & Wellbeing Advisory • Relationship & Communication Coaching • Healing & Transformational Therapy • Spiritual Development & Guidance

Jonny is a Change Maker, a Visionary, a Human Motivator and a Revolutionary Guide to Conscious Living!

"We are in a most challenging time of our history, with many people, communities and nations struggling to cope. I have chosen to dedicate my life path in service to Humanity, using all the wealth of learned wisdom and knowledge that I have gained through

my incredible life experiences to help those in need".

My life has been an amazing journey of self-discovery and awakening with over 40 years of experience in the field of Human Transformation, Healing, Personal Development and Motivational work. 

I express myself in service as a qualified Life Coach, NLP, Abundance/Wealth Practitioner, Master Chef, Reiki Grand Master and have many years of study and practice in the fields of  Shamanism, Druidry, Shadow Work, Natural Foods Medicine, Energy Healing, Conscious Living and Spiritual Counselling. 

One of the most rewarding and challenging roles in my life, has been working successfully in various youth programs,

helping many of them to turn their lives around.

I also worked for many years in the corporate world as a commercial and operations manager of large multi-site businesses specialising in workforce motivational training, developing exceptional workplace cultures and productivity I have been a mentor to groups and intentional communities helping them to realign and 're-vision' towards their values, principles and purpose."

For a  personal one-on-one or video consultation



Trauma Therapist  ●  Inner Child Work  ●  Family Systems & Guidance  ●  Wholistic Natural Health & Wellbeing Services  ●  Addiction Counselling

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Personal Development & Consultation  ●  Wholistic Natural Health & Wellbeing Services ●  Spiritual Development Groups  ●  Reiki Master & Teacher  ●  First Light Flower Essence Practitioner

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We also run art workshops and retreats where you can unlock your artistic expressive self...

Check out our selection of original artwork created here at The Sanctuary available for sale.

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For your group, business or community

Transform your life, your business, your group or community to its highest potential! The Wellbeing Foundation offers wide range of services that can be custom-designed to meet your specific requirements.

These inter-active courses can be delivered as a course, a workshop, a residential retreat or as an educational video. They can be held either here at The Sanctuary, at your place of work or chosen venue, or via the internet.

Here is a list of just some of the courses available...


Personal Development, Motivation & Empowerment

Discover who you really are at the authentic self level. What is the purpose and meaning of your life? Explore the big question “Who am I?" and “Who am I in relationship to my world?” Discover your personal power motivators and how to tap into them. Learn how your body, mind and emotions interact. What are your physical, mental or emotional blocks/challenges and what can you do to overcome them? Learn how to define & and achieve your aims and goals in life. What is the gap between your dreams and your current reality and why is there a gap? What action can you take to close that gap? Learn how to take action and transform your life, including tools and techniques to help you maintain balance and higher perspective when life becomes challenging. Explore deeper into your interconnection with yourself, to others and to the greater community. Discover how to make these connections stronger and more meaningful?

Creating & Growing Exceptional Businesses

Learn the Four Foundations of Success model. Gain deeper clarity and meaning around your vision/mission and how to incorporate it as a living part in every aspect of your organisation. Explore the customerexperience and how it impacts your business. Invest in your people to maximize continued success, return and long term engagement. Learn effective, motivational leadership strategies versus the old management style approach. Create your unique point of difference and why this should be ever evolving. Learn the importance of participation in the sustainability movement so all share in the benefits and collective success.


Exploring Relationships & Conscious Communication

Learn what relation-ship really is and it’s importance in everyday life. Explore your relationship with yourself and how to develop and improve it. Use self relationship to develop meaningful, beneficial & lasting relationship with others. Discover your communication style and how it impacts in your relationships and interactions. By using a more universal communication language people will listen and respond to you in a more beneficial way. Explore how to improve your communication skills. Learn how to build a better rapport with others. What is conflict resolution? How does this impact our lives and organisation. Learn conflict resolution processes and discover what will work best for you. Practice the most important skill of deep listening and reflective feedback. Learn how to use all of these tools to improve your personal, business or organisational relationship. Discover how important this is to your success and wellbeing in life.

Optimum Natural Health

Discover the principles of optimum living. Explore the seven body systems and the natural foods that support and enhance them. Take an inventory of your current state of health and wellbeing and create an action plan of improvement on all levels – physical, mental, emotional and metaphysical. Learn about your uniqueness in these areas and how to customise your own self-transformation program. This includes different ways of eating healthily and what way is best for you e.g. food lifestyle change vs the diet merry-go-round. Explore the basic principles of food as medicine and naturopathy. Discover natural healing modalities that support you in your health and wellbeing.


Natural Healthy Cookery Masterclass

Learn how you and your family/group can safely, easily and economically transition to a healthier way of eating that enhances your wellbeing. Discover why “dieting” doesn’t work for most people & what the guilt/binging cycle is all about. Discover different ways of improving your health through using food; as medicine, for weight loss, to de-tox and of course to enjoy ! Explore different ways of eating & create a way of eating that suits your lifestyle requirements. Learn how to create easy delicious recipes and menus and how best to menu plan to meet your tastes & budget. Learn how to put together a personalised program and timeline to support you and others through this transitional phase.

Rejuvenate Yourself, Group or Business

Explore different ways, methods of relaxation and what best suits your lifestyle. Learn simple meditation and mindfulness techniques and how they benefit you. Review your current lifestyle and look at ways that you can make beneficial changes. You will learn how to re-unite with your true authentic self. Explore deeper into your life purpose. Within this reunion you will connect and re-ignite your personal power. You will learn how to maintain, grow and use this power to rejuvenate yourself, your life, your business and the lives of others.


Spiritual Exploration & Development

Explore what spirituality means and it's relevancy in these modern times of technology and scientific understanding. Learn how we can align ourselves, our business, our groups and communities to become more aligned. What are the similarities between religion, spirituality and philosophy? Do they need to be in conflict or can they enhance one another? Explore ways to create your own unique expression of spirituality. Discover the use and purpose of ritual in our everyday life. Explore the seasons of life, nature and the animal kingdom and they interact. Explore our own connections and ways that we can enhance and strengthen them.

Support Groups

Sometimes life can be hard and challenging. We all need support and advice, but mostly someone who is there just to listen, without judgement or interruption. You may choose to see one of us in person or via internet to begin with, then join a group. We run a series of support groups throughout the year. Please contacts us if you are interested in joining one. We can also set up a personalised group to meet your own group, family or community needs. Women’s, Men’s and Mixed groups, Youth development, Couples, Parental guidance.


Youth Development

Today’s youth face the most challenging times in human history. The world appears more complex and there are more life choices to navigate. Technology and the pace of life is accelerating at an increasing rate. There is so much social pressure that many are not coping. 25% of students are self harming, 75% don’t know where to seek help. Drug use has got way out of control often tearing families and communities apart. The suicide rate in NZ is one of the highest in the world. Let’s take action. We suggest one on one sessions to start with in order to assess the situation. Then when ready moving in to a Youth Development Group

Unlocking the artist within

It is spoken that “Art reflects life”. Many people live in a black and white world where there is no colour or creative expression, thus living in an automated, mundane existence. Art is a form of therapy that can open the part of you that has been shut down or locked away.

We live in a more controlled, logical, analytical world rather than an artistic, intuitive, creative manner. We need both to bring more balance, joy and happiness into our lives, giving it more colour, purpose and meaning. These classes and retreats are not just for those who are experienced in art but for everyone from absolute beginners to experienced artists.

As well as learning art techniques from International Master Nemesh Vjekoslav, you will also learn a process of opening up the creative aspect of yourself that has lain dormant. You will discover the artist within.



What our clients say

The work Jonny and my son have started has made a huge difference to his self confidence and school attendance. He has made many great changes in a very short time. Prior to meeting Jonny there was a real risk that he would not return to school and that he would continue with his substance use. He has now stopped drugs altogether. My son is able to express himself and no longer needs to numb out from life.


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