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Paths of Transformation

Portland, Oregon

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Paths of Transformation

Portland, Oregon

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I work with people to transform their lives from the inside out in the most authentic, healthiest ways possible.

This work leads to healthier mental states and relationships, reduced stress, as well as overcoming addictions and anxiety.

Together we:

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Adam

8 June 2019

Where to start with Josh…I must say that regardless of all the unexplainable experiences I have had in my healing Journey, I always remain skeptical of those that claim to be healers. There is a lot of fluff and fanfare in this community and it takes a discerning intuition to find the real ones. The first time I met Josh and he performed Reiki on me my whole body started surging with energy. I started shaking right there on his table. Now, I have a lengthy trauma history and have had this sort of experience before, but never by someone simply laying their hands on me. It took me a while to really grasp what happened.

Josh is a true Reiki Master, but what he is and does goes far beyond that. I am not sure healers get any more real than this. He has been so instrumental in my healing from childhood trauma and war that I feel I may never be able to thank him adequately. He is an expert at the Mythos. All of them…I mean seriously. I think he is up there with Joseph Campbell and at the very least he has read all his work. He is well versed in Jungian thought and is an expert dream worker.

He is a true modern day Shaman. Keeping the traditions alive and integrating all the various “Medicines” into his holistic practice. He has been my go to for everything from Life Coaching, Hypnosis, Astrology, Reiki, Ritual, Healing Song, Nutrition, Naturopathic Medicine, Aroma Therapy, Guided Imagery, Chinese Medicine, Brain Chemistry, Trauma, and Counseling. He is very psychic and I laugh about all the times he has been able to pick up on things I had missed, or we have had the same experiences of the Mystery during our sessions.

Josh is a fierce spiritual warrior and at the same time a tender hearted, compassionate and empathic healer. Josh is extremely good at what he does, and he is clearly supported by a whole host of the Unseen. This is the type of healer the world needs. I know that he has been through all of the mythological Hells to get to where he is at, and he is no stranger to transition. He has spent a good deal of time in the Underworld and he has been able to use that experience time and time again to guide me through that fickle place when I am there myself.

With Gratitude and Hope for your Journey

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Wolfe

8 June 2019

If you're looking to further your development in any aspect of life, you've come to the right place!

The journey down my own Path of Transformation has been greatly expedited, far beyond what could have been possible without the help of Joshua and his seemingly limitless, ever - expanding repertoire of expertise, for whom I am incredibly grateful and indebted!

I have personally experienced an amazing and sudden shift towards a more thoroughly grounded state of being, that I was unaware of even having been a possibility! I have also become aware of a previously weak, drowned out, or nonexistent superego consciousness that has been incredibly beneficial with mediating thought processes, and I look forward to subsequent milestones on this Path of Transformation!
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Elizabeth Towers

8 June 2019

I've been using Joshua's hypnotic/meditation audio's and they have given me just what I needed at the right time in my life. I would highly recommend Joshua Burkhart More...

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Luna

7 June 2019

I made an appointment with Joshua for an insight session last week. I went into the insight session with the intent to look at how to work with and integrate into my life some of my planetary influences. I totally encourage everyone to book an insight session or one of his readings. I really got so much out of it and the best part was the seriously practical steps and ideas that I could begin to implement the minute the session was over. I sent this message to Joshua on Tuesday evening and I wanted to share it here because I think it describes how excited I am about the information from the insight session.

"Hey - I haven’t had time to work on the review - I did but I went to the full moon meditation - thank you - I just got back from my first belly dance lesson (hope I can walk tomorrow). I have designed a ritual with Neptune and Olokun ( cause I roll like that ) for Friday - and part of my self talk is “I am spicy”! I feel empowered and informed - no one has ever talked to me about practical matters and my chart. Thanks so much"

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Kaitlin Olson-Wilson

7 June 2019

Josh is fantastic at understanding biopsychosocialspiritual issues and moderating a community discussion about any topic necessary for exploration. �

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Judy Crossler MacDonald

7 June 2019

I just have to say “Thank God” I happened to just stumble onto Josh’s site.
I took a chance and I am so glad I did.
I was getting desperate to handle the anxiety that was starting to control my life. My blood pressure was erratic and at 68 I felt that it was getting risky.
Literally after just a couple of sessions I could feel things starting to smooth out. I was really surprised to watch my blood pressure just start dropping. My doctor was very pleased and very supportive of my sessions.
Life today is easy to control. Instead of trying to control everything around me. I now control how I react to things around me.
I am journaling a lot and writing letters to my family to thank them for being who they are, what they mean to me and why. My other half said he could always tell when I had a session because I seemed calmer and at peace. Part of that is for my daughters support and the power of the written word and Josh for giving me permission to realize I have value.
I feel like we have accomplished way more than we intended.
It was pretty painless and I really got to looking forward to our sessions and I still know if I need him he is just right there.
I am so grateful.
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Renee Way

7 June 2019

Josh’s approach to coaching is ‘holistic.’ I first contacted Josh for weight loss. Throughout our early sessions I seemed to talk more about issues that were causing anxiety and lack of sleep. Josh recognized these issues as barriers in reaching my weight goal. We started working on ‘inner healing’ through coaching, exercise, healthy eating, and meditation. The combination of these along with the meditation tapes, has decreased my anxiety. My sleeping patterns have become more restful and I am less anxious throughout the day. Using the tools and techniques that I have gained through Josh, has helped me in losing weight. More...

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Rachael Shores

7 June 2019

Josh has helped me manage my bipolar with nutrition and with a spiritual approach. I feel less broken and more empowered now that I have a way to see every aspect of my life with meaning and intention. I am not helpless to mental illness. An added bonus is he has encouraged my career and given me practical applications to pursue my passion, art. More...

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Wolfe Rhys

7 June 2019

If you're looking to further your development in any aspect of life, you've come to the right place!

The journey down my own Path of Transformation has been greatly expedited, far beyond what could have been possible without the help of Joshua and his seemingly limitless, ever - expanding repertoire of expertise, for whom I am incredibly grateful and indebted!

I have personally experienced an amazing and sudden shift towards a more thoroughly grounded state of being, that I was unaware of even having been a possibility! I have also become aware of a previously weak, drowned out, or nonexistent superego consciousness that has been incredibly beneficial with mediating thought processes, and I look forward to subsequent milestones on this Path of Transformation!
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Luna Martin Ynostroza

31 May 2018

I made an appointment with Joshua for an insight session last week. I went into the insight session with the intent to look at how to work with and integrate into my life some of my planetary influences. I totally encourage everyone to book an insight session or one of his readings. I really got so much out of it and the best part was the seriously practical steps and ideas that I could begin to implement the minute the session was over. I sent this message to Joshua on Tuesday evening and I wanted to share it here because I think it describes how excited I am about the information from the insight session. "Hey - I haven’t had time to work on the review - I did but I went to the full moon meditation - thank you - I just got back from my first belly dance lesson (hope I can walk tomorrow). I have designed a ritual with Neptune and Olokun ( cause I roll like that ) for Friday - and part of my self talk is “I am spicy”! I feel empowered and informed - no one has ever talked to me about practical matters and my chart. Thanks so much" More...

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Kaitlin W.

22 January 2018

Joshua is an inspiring and compassionate life coach. He is a wealth of knowledge for those who wish to take control of their mind and body. I recommend Paths of Transformation to anybody wishing to have a personal and empowering life coach experience. More...

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Wolfe Rhys

14 December 2017

If you're looking to further your development in any aspect of life, you've come to the right place!

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Kels Walling

22 April 2017

Josh has an incredible way of connecting with folks of all walks of life. He listens incredibly well, reading in on your body language and hearing the words between the lines. Josh has the ability to make anyone feel comfortable and open, and has an incredible wealth of knowledge. He truly lives and breathes his profession. More...

Q&A

All the ways my clients surprise me.

I was told in training for peer wellness as well as my psyche classes not to expect much change in my clients and certainly not rapid change. Any change for the better is good change, and that's true.

However, in my own practice, I am blown away by just how powerful people's transformation is.

A client and I will have been working on setting boundaries in a particular area of life, let's say work, and the next week my client is telling me how they stood up for themselves for the first time in their lives against a family member who treats them poorly or established a healthy boundary in a codependent friendship.

We'll be working on anxiety and mindfulness and suddenly my client is quitting smoking or dropping another habit that no longer serves them without struggling with it. They've simply fostered a greater care for themselves, a greater mindfulness of their body and mind and so the old behaviors melt away.

From what I've seen, when people commit to total transformation and devote their time, energy and focus to the process it touches their entire life. I love it when it comes out in glorious, new and surprising ways.

In 2009 I had a mental break down.

Decades of chronic depression, undiagnosed bipolar, social anxiety, and trauma finally caught up to me.

I tried medications and therapy but nothing worked. I realized I had to find my own way.

Through all the research, the struggles, the highs, and lows what kept me going was the realization that once I found what worked I could help others.

Now I'm familiar with the structural and chemical functions of the brain as well as the mythic innards of the psyche, and because I’ve lived my transformation I know how it feels from the inside out.

I've healed a bunch of trauma, left my chronic depression and anxiety behind, balanced out my bipolar, took classes and training, and now work with others to heal and transform their lives.

Together we'll look into every part of life from the macronutrients in nutrition to practical behavioral changes: ways to manage stress, save time, and increase focus and awareness.

We track down the monsters and wounds that haunt the psyche beneath the conscious mind and practice mindfulness to understand one's mindset and how to transform it.

As a student of the world's many spiritual traditions and a lover of poetry and metaphor, I am able to frame this experience of transformation in a way that speaks to your psyche, to your beliefs in the world.

Maybe it's life hacking, maybe it's your own hero's journey, your relationship with God, the Dao, or your Dharma. For many of my clients, it's a mix of the above.

An act of transformation is an act of storying telling. You get to tell your own.

When I'm not working with clients I take these perspectives and apply them to visions of the world through poetry, stories and the occasional article on Medium.

We need a new vision of our selves. One that is rooted in the acquired wisdom of the past, the breakthroughs of our science, and the lived experience of our cultivated lives.

I work to share my part of that vision and to help others share theirs.