Introducing Kindreds: a community for gifted, sensitive souls.

Reconnect to your true nature
through energetic healing, reflection,
and authentic self-expression.

about THE WORK

Caritas Technique

Talk Therapy meets
Somatic Awareness
+ Energy Work

Reconnect to your true nature through Caritas Technique, a unique convergence of talk therapy, somatic awareness, and energetic healing. My mission is to help others deepen their understanding of self to achieve greater peace and fulfillment in their lives.

As a recipient of this work for over a decade through healer and mentor Jacob Kiakahi, I’ve found the practice to be life-changing, and it is my honor and pleasure to be able to share it with others.

The present moment constantly offers up an opportunity for healing.  Caritas channels this potential through energetic resonance between practitioner and client, all within the structure of alternating periods of verbal exchange and sitting together silently. 

At the start of each session, I typically ask some variation of the question: what is it that you are looking to shift or transform? From there, we follow an energetic thread to see what healing wants to take place during our time together.

In the past, I’ve assisted people with experiences of emotional trauma, unwanted mental, emotional, and behavioral patterns, physical pains or discomfort, energetic phenomena, spiritual questions, and moral crises.

It is my intention to create a safe, comfortable, and confidential space that facilitates healing.

Sessions are offered via Zoom.



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Michael Schwengel

Michael is a mindfulness coach and healer based in Minneapolis, Minnesota. His interest in the healing arts began in his early 20’s with an earnest desire to understand and heal from persistent anxiety, physical, mental, and emotional symptoms that had plagued him since his youth.

A self-described highly sensitive person and empath, with the help of numerous mentors and guides, Michael learned to and continues to explore the gift of sensitivity to deepen an understanding of self and arrive at a place of greater integrity and wholeness. His mission is to help others to do the same.

In addition to guidance by healer and mentor Jacob Kiakahi, Michael’s work is influenced greatly by his training and education as an actor with teachers Sea Glassman, Anthony Bova, Raye Birk, Eric Morris, and Tina Zaremba whose methods have helped cultivate a deeper and more authentic understanding of one’s mental, emotional and spiritual landscape. Through earnest study and application of principles found in “A Course in Miracles”, the psycho-spiritual teachings of David Hoffmeister, Byron Katie, Eckhart Tolle, Marriane Williamson and others, and close relationship with mentors like Dr. Michael Obsatz, Michael has developed a keen intuition, unique life experience, and varied set of tools that enable him to effectively help others on their healing journey.

Michael brings a broad range of experience to his work including a background in entrepreneurship, operations management, web development, graphic design, theatre, independent film, and voice acting. When not seeing clients or performing in his voiceover booth, Michael enjoys yoga, weightlifting, cycling, bouldering, spiritual study and self-inquiry, personal development, hiking, enjoying the outdoors, travel, and spending time with friends and family. 

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