Benefits of Tree Reading
Tree reading is an easy way to break the ice and bond with complete strangers. What if you could go from wallflower to social butterfly and start a scintillating conversation under any circumstances—parties, happy hour or even a networking event in less than two minutes and have a blast doing it. This is not therapy; it’s a way to bring back human interaction in our fast-paced, high-tech world with a new level of meaning.
Law enforcement agencies including the FBI use handwriting analysis to obtain information about an individual’s personality. Interpretation of tree drawings provides much of the same information without words, language limitations, or artistic ability. Tree reading is the perfect accessory to open communications and develop rapport,understanding, and respect.
“What a great way to interpret where I am in my life. I was amazed at how spot on Janet was with her interpretation!” – Mimi B.
“She exposed me! How did she know?” – P.J.
“Amazing reading! Janet totally nailed exactly where I am with what is holding me back. Clarity is now mine. Thanks.” – Denise H.
“Janet’s reading of my tree was spot on! People pleaser – not the first time I’ve felt that trait fit me. She gave me a great actionable step!” – Mary M.
“Janet amazed me. I really had no idea what to expect from a ‘Tree Reading’, but she nailed it…” – Karen W.
“Being a psychology student, one is taught how to interpret and analyze others… My first tree reading gave me more insight into my own personality than the many years of schooling. Just by learning about my own story, I can better myself as a potential therapist and help others in the future.” – Bridget S.
“She identified an unmet need I have to increase fun in my life. It so resonated. The Tree Reading provides a gentle place to begin self-growth, and an affirmation that I was on the right path. I found it useful, practical and even though serious, I enjoyed it!” – Jaynie A.
“Drawing the tree and then getting insight to the meaning of my drawing was incredible. She was spot on in her statements about how I face and react to different aspects of my thoughts and interactions with people.” – Robert P.
“This was creepy. That was so right. This will help me in my first teenage year because, I can take in all the information and use it to help me in the future.” – Morgan M. (Age: 13)
“It’s amazing to me how just a little drawing of the tree can say so much important information about a person.” – Elena K.
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History of Tree Reading
Tree reading origins
Tree reading has its origin in the field of vocational, psychological and psychiatric evaluations as a projective type of personality test. In the early part of the 20th century, psychologists began to understand the tree as a powerful metaphor to assess an individual’s personality. The early systems of tree reading were created by John Buck and Charles Koch. Dr. Phillip Greenway, a senior lecturer at Monash University in Australia, wrote an article in 2009 entitled, Tree Drawing as a Method of Assessing Personality. He describes trees as an ancient symbol for cultures since the beginning of time and as a reflection of humans interacting with their environment.
Early Developments of Tree Reading Techniques
Father Karoly Abel, a Hungarian priest of the Piarist was a diplomat, psychologist, and an educator. In the 1930’s, he developed a tree reading technique that was the framework for the method that Janet teaches today. Unfortunately, he was incarcerated and never published his work. It was brought to the west by one of his students.
In 1977, Karen Bolander published a book entitled Assessing Personality through Tree Drawing for her dissertation with its main features based on Father Abel’s research. Dr Bolander developed a comprehensive method to interpret trees and their symbolic meaning from a psychological perspective.
Moving from a psychological assessment to a fun way to describe people’s personalities, Janet enrolled in a tree reading class with Serena Lumiere and was introduced to a tree reading technique called dendrographology. Ms. Lumiere’s work was based on Ethel Johnson’s book called Telltale Trees: What The Tree You Draw Reveals About You. Ms. Johnson said, “Every drawing of a tree is filled with clues that tell you about the person who drew it.”
Janet is constantly searching for all the information she can find on tree reading and ways to apply the insights. No matter where she is, on a plane, at a restaurant, or in any social situation, she asks people to ‘draw her a tree’. Cocktail Napkins, receipts, empty envelopes or any blank piece of paper have served her thirst to make friends around the world by tree readings.
Tree Reading App
For a quick fun introduction to tree reading, Janet developed a mobile app called “Tree Reading” It is available on iTunes and Google. Just ask someone to “Draw a tree” and the fun begins. They will be amazed at how accurate and insightful the insights are. You will be surprised at how effortlessly you get to know people in any networking or business situation. All profits from the sale of the app go to The National Arbor Day Foundation to help plant trees around the world.