Tools to Create Inner Sanctuary on Your Path to A Nurtured Life
'Safety is not the absence of threat, but the presence of connection'
~ Stephen Porges
As a performing & graphic design artist, creativity & the body have been key to my own personal & professional evolution. 7 years of coaching & presence based therapy studies following a serious fall brought self-compassion & a healthy respect for organic timing to the forefront of my practice. These principles inform the Fill Your Cup Video Series, the upcoming Take Heart Resilience series & skill building podcast.
Trained as a professional coach by Coaches Rising, Coaches Training Institute & B.C. Coaching with Marlena Field, I bring three decades of front line experience from youth, mental health & addiction services to the table so that our time together is safe & well supported. Let’s connect in person, virtually, or at TLC retreats at wellness centres in Squamish & White Rock, BC.
CURRENT CONTRACTS & PROJECTS
Chopra Addiction and Wellness Center - Provide body-mind group coaching for lifestyle transition
THE LEGACY OF A TRIPLE BOTTOM LINE
I hold to the values of taking care of each other & our natural world as stewards of the planet that sustains us. As part of our whole, wonderfully diverse & intimately connected system, I make business decisions that protect the sanctity of this relationship so that I continue to model what I believe all industries are capable of. I believe that caring new social, ecological & economic governance systems will naturally arise from a widespread observance of these values, leaving a wildly beautiful place where the generations to come [of all living things] can continue to thrive!
CERTIFICATIONS & TRAINING
Body-Mind Coaching - Mastery-level certification with Marlena Field & Pat Hinton through Body-Centered Coaching
Professional Coach Training-CTI & Coaches Rising with Richard Strozzi-Heckler, Wendy Palmer, Doug Silsbee
Psoma Yoga Therapy with senior Hakomi trainer Donna Martin
Meditation Instructor & MBSM program through Chopra University & Chopra Center facilitator Tara Alain
Currently in 7th certifying year of Hakomi Therapy with senior trainers Georgia Marvin, Katie & Ken Askew, Angela Davis
200 hr Yoga Instructor Certification with double black belt martial arts instructor Michelle Park at Squamish Taekwondo & Yoga Centre & 5 years teaching experience with Chopra Addication and Wellness Center & various fitness centers.
Growing a mindful relationship between body, mind & spirit aligns our left & right brain to nurture balance within. This transforms struggle into a more united inner experience, a sense of personal centre & a felt sense of being whole - which may in fact seem difficult to imagine unless we've actually felt it within our own body.
The principle of organicity guides us on the path of a nurtured life, holding that just like trees & other living things, aspects of your own life may be at rest & root, sprouting into fresh growth or hitting the height of their bloom. Arising from this principle, the Nurture Wheel calls your attention to inner needs by following body signals sensations that have something important to tell you. Remember that your body holds the DNA of every family member in your bloodline from the very beginning, & when you feel something 'in your bones', that knowing is based on experiences that spans back the many lifetimes of your ancestors.
WHAT I LOVE
I believe in a warm & simple approach to living with a gracious, unconditional positive regard for all. I believe that life doesn't have to be perfect to be wonderful :] I feel so comitted leaving a legacy of sanctuary - both an inner experience & in actual spaces. I want to help make sure that our space supports this sense of oasis so we properly recharge to enjoy the day ahead? My hope is that this sanctuary of tools and techniques may continue to be available long after I've left the building.
I made my home in Squamish, BC for over 22 years & in response to the needs of my family, I've relocated to the Langley area. A nurturing environment for me includes connecting regularly with the natural world - particularly my garden & the ocean in nearby White Rock.
I practice yoga therapy with Leila Stuart & continue to learn in coaching & therapy arenas around the globe.
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