• What would I do if I were not Afraid?

    THE WOLF

    Using the medicine of the Wolf as teacher, the Wolf is the pathfinder, the forerunner of new ideas, then teaches and shares ...

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  • Where would I step if I were not Afraid?

    THE BEAR

    Animal spirits are medicine in the Native American traditions. Medicine is defined as anything that improves one's connection to the Great Mystery, and to all in life. Animal medicine brings personal power, strength and understanding. Observing animals life patterns can bring healing messages into life ...

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  • Breathing is automatic. Mindfulness keeps us balanced.

    THE DEER

    The Spirit Medicine of the Deer leads us to Gentleness - touching the heart, mind and soul of our wounds. Fighting our internal demons of negative ideas gives our wounds food to not heal ...

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  • About Deanna & Aha! Tales

About Deanna & Aha! Tales

Deanna Chvatal has spent 25 years working with children, teaching academics. She has a private therapy practice in West Hartford, CT. She's also an accomplished storyteller and facilitator of wisdom circles, parenting groups, personal development and communication workshops.

Deanna works with individuals, couples, families, and groups. From the moment you set foot in her office, you know that she is not your average family therapist. The office is comfortable, the art and artifacts that surround you give you clues that Deanna is open minded and that she truly cares for her clients. Spend some time with Deanna Chvatal, and immediately you know that she is a dynamic and extraordinary woman.

Aha! Tales is a process which is designed to help us become aware of the Aha! moments in our life stories. Using the awareness of these moments, we are able to explore options for change and healing.

Deanna's full profile can be found on Psychology Today.
  • What's Your Spirit Animal? - The Raven

    The Spirit animal Raven symbolizes courage, self-knowledge and creation. If the Raven shows itself to you, it's a sign that you should trust yourself and rid yourself of inner fears.
  • What's Your Spirit Animal? - The Wolf

    The Spirit animal Wolf symbolizes intellect, freedom and awareness. The Wolf can also symbolize fear and lack of trust. If the wolf makes it's presence to you, pay close attention to your intuition.
  • What's Your Spirit Animal? - The Bear

    The Spirit animal Bear symbolizes grounding forces and strength. The Bear is a powerful totem that inspires courage. If the Bear makes it's presence to you, it is a guide that supports physical and emotional healing.
  • What's Your Spirit Animal? - The Deer

    The Spirit animal Deer symbolizes gentleness, wisdom and grace. The Deer symbolizes the power to deal with adversity with grace. If the Deer shows itself to you, it's a guide that imparts vigilance and trusting your own instincts.
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What's Your Spirit Animal?


The Raven

The Spirit animal Raven symbolizes courage, self-knowledge and creation. If the Raven shows itself to you, it's a sign that you should trust yourself and rid yourself of inner fears.

The Wolf



The Spirit animal Wolf symbolizes intellect, freedom and awareness. The Wolf can also symbolize fear and lack of trust. If the wolf makes it's presence to you, pay close attention to your intuition.

The Bear



The Spirit animal Bear symbolizes grounding forces and strength. The Bear is a powerful totem that inspires courage. If the Bear makes it's presence to you, it is a guide that supports physical and emotional healing.

The Deer



The Spirit animal Deer symbolizes gentleness, wisdom and grace. The Deer symbolizes the power to deal with adversity with grace. If the Deer shows itself to you, it's a guide that imparts vigilance and trusting your own instincts.