The Self Care Goddess

Jess Dushane

Jess Bonasso, also known as The Self Care Goddess, is a burnout recovery & trauma coach, author, & professional speaker who’s been an ambitious, high-reaching leader in business since 1996.

Having personally experienced burnout several times in both her 13 1/2 year corporate career and as a heart-centered business owner for well over 10 years, Jess is no stranger to the pitfalls of trying to be a modern-day superwoman.

In fact, her definition of success zapped her radiance, destroyed her joy, sabotaged her success, and ultimately led to burnout.

Ironically, it also led to a spiritual awakening where Jess was able to face & heal the physical, mental, & emotional saboteurs & trauma that held her back, squashed her radiance & led to her to burnout!

Because of her personal & professional challenges, she now teaches other ambitious, high-reaching women & leaders how to break free of the cellular trauma & unresolved saboteurs that lead to burnout so they can re-condition & rescue themselves for greatness without sacrificing their soul, sanity, or health!

Jess also now knows how to re-ignite her own radiance whenever she begins to juggle the passions & responsibilities of a high-reaching woman & is greatly committed to teaching others the radical self-discovery, radiant self-care, & embodied self-mastery that’s needed to stop being a victim to life & learn how to become their very own hero.

Are you in need of a burnout rescue?

Take a moment to watch the video below to see what might be at the root cause of any burnout or trauma that plagues you & to see if working with me could be of benefit to you!


Wisdom & Expertise

Jess believes that one’s personal life experiences can provide substantial expertise & value to others, especially when the lessons and personal growth & wisdom that are gained are a result of having overcome one’s challenges.

To help you understand where her personal experience has come from, here are just a few of the cellular trauma & saboteurs from her own life that she has been able to either personally overcome or address:

  • Childhood trauma → poverty conditions, alcoholic parent, lack of parental support, single parent, & school torture/bullying
  • Physical trauma → PTSDchronic stress/overwhelm/burnout, 40 lbs overweight, lack of consistent & regular exercise, chronic back pain, scoliosis, carpal tunnel syndrome, tendonitis, chronic body tension, digestive issues, poor diet, thyroid dysfunction
  • Emotional trauma → depression, anxiety, irritability/anger management, hyper-fearful, doubt-ridden
  • Mental trauma → poor self-esteem, low self-worth, worried about the past/present/future, blame/victim mentality, lack/scarcity mentality
  • Relationship trauma → fear of abandonment/unworthiness, divorce, inability to speak my truth, unhealthy communication with close friends & family, difficulty getting along with co-workers, inability & discomfort speaking one’s truth
  • Financial trauma → poverty conditions, lack/scarcity/poverty mentality, lack of belief that I am supported/provided for, poor spending habits, poor money management
  • Spiritual trauma → lack of passion/purpose, disconnected from my higher self/higher power/intuition, no contribution to others (i.e. through volunteer work or donations), no enjoyment of personal hobbies/interests, feeling stuck & disconnected

Much of the work that Jess does with clients has the power to release & heal cellular trauma & saboteurs like the ones listed above at a cellular level using a very powerful form of cellular release therapy called The Journey Method®. She was trained as an accredited Journey Practitioner in 2007 & has been using this powerful work with clients ever since. To learn more about the powerful & healing benefits of The Journey Method AND Jess’s personal healing & spiritual journey with this work, click HERE !

As a result of learning how to overcome her own challenges with burnout, Jess has discovered a formula for greatness that empowers other high-reaching superwomen & has been offering insight & expertise on self-discovery, self-care, & self-mastery since 2007 in the following areas:

  • Burnout Prevention & Recovery
  • Trauma Recovery
  • Cellular Memory Healing
  • Resiliency & Self-Care Empowerment
  • Lifestyle Re-Design
  • Physical & Emotional Healing
  • Freedom from Self-Sabotage
  • Mindset Programming & Re-Conditioning
  • Soulful Self-Mastery
  • Passion & Purpose Discovery
  • Prosperity Acceleration

Training & Certification

  • Bachelor of Arts in Sociology/Minor in Psychology
  • Masters in Computer Information Systems/Certificate in Database Management
  • Journey Practitioner’s Accreditation Program (
  • Path of the Hero Coach Training Program (
  • Peak Potentials Quantum Leap Training Program (
  • 220-hour Yoga Teacher (RYT) certification (Yoga Alliance approved)
  • Reiki Level I, II, & III Master
  • Kundalini Reiki Master

Interview with Jess

Want to learn how more about how Jess can help YOU…?!

The following Interview with Jess will provide details to the most frequently-asked questions!

Q: Why do you call yourself The Self Care Goddess…?

A: For most of my life, I’d managed my day-to-day activities in heavy “masculine” energy mode – driven, action-oriented, goal-oriented, task-oriented, being a “hard” worker. I actually raised myself at times as a child when support was not readily available, lived on my own most of my senior year in high school, put myself through college by working part & full-time while I got my Bachelor & Master’s degrees, worked in the corporate world for 13 1/2 years where I made over 6-figures, the pace was fast and expectations were high. I’ve also created and run my own heart-centered business since 2007.

It wasn’t until I had challenges with my physical & emotional health in the corporate world that I realized that I wasn’t taking care of myself & I was introduced to the concept of masculine & feminine energy & I realized that “feminine” qualities such as self-nurturing, following my intuition, going with the flow, or tapping into my creative essence had been missing for so long!

For me, the The Self Care Goddess is not necessarily ME but rather a representation of the woman I wish to become.

She is a woman who has become her very own hero & overcome the obstacles in her life by learning how to successfully manage, balance, & operate with BOTH the masculine & feminine qualities in place. She is strong & resilient. She is kind & gentle. She is vulnerable & courageous. She is honest, authentic, genuine, & REAL. She loves herself deeply & shares that love with others easily. She is assertive, graceful & calm. She is passionate & creative.

In essence, The Self Care Goddess has become a daily spiritual practice for me to BE & live in alignment with as much as possible & it’s what I aspire to teach others. 🙂

Q: Are sessions done by phone or in person?

A: All the services I offer are done either by phone or video conference & are recorded for your convenience! In rare cases, clients who are in the local vicinity of Denver, Boulder, Colorado Springs, or Ft. Collins may choose to do work in person, which can be accommodated for an additional charge.

Q: What are your favorite kind of clients to work with?

A. In general, the women I can help the most are those who meet one or more of the following criteria:

  • ambitious, high-reaching leaders in business dealing with great pressure to succeed in their career but who struggle to juggle their personal & professional life to the point of burnout & self-sabotage!
  • over-achieving professionals who are running on empty, stressed out, overwhelmed, or unhappy with their personal or professional life!
  • over-giving & over-busy service-providers, coaches, healers or care-givers with little to no time available to take care of themselves!

Often, they will be able to answer YES! to one or more of the following questions:

  • Do you often feel stressed & overwhelmed by all that you have to do?
  • Are you tired of over-giving to the point of self-sacrifice?
  • Do you often feel exhausted by trying to get everything done just “right”?
  • Are you experiencing physical or emotional discomfort in your body due to a lack of self-care?
  • Do you feel out of balance & deeply challenged by setbacks & mistakes?
  • Are you super hard on yourself & others to the point of sabotage?
  • Do you doubt your greatness despite having a powerful message or gift to share with the world?
  • Are you feeling misunderstood or unappreciated by people in your life?
  • Do you feel alone & unsupported with all that you have to do?
  • Are you struggling with anxiety or depression that leaves you feeling burned out & miserable at the end of the day?
  • Are you struggling with feelings of bitterness & resentment because there’s never enough time to take care of YOU?
  • Do you feel a deep-seated lack of fulfillment that sucks the radiance right out of your soul?

And the clients that I prefer to work with the MOST? 🙂

Put simply, it’s clients who are TRULY ready to take back control of their outlook & their life who possess the following additional qualities:

  • Open-minded & curious about themselves & about life
  • Willing to learn from their mistakes & grow exponentially
  • Possess a high-level of belief in themselves & what’s possible
  • Willing to take consistent & deliberate action over a period of time
  • Fully committed to the process & to themselves
  • Willing to ask for support

When you are ready to step outside your comfort zone & explore what freedom might look like for YOU, simply schedule a complimentary 60-minute Discovery Consult with me (where I can hear your story & share with you how I can best be of service) by clicking on the Apply Now button below!