'You can't stop the waves, but you can learn to surf.'

~ Jon Kabat-Zinn

Are you feeling stressed or overwhelmed?

Your stress may be affecting your mental, emotional and physical states. Do you struggle with any of the following?

Panic attacks Difficulty breathing
Insomnia Decreased energy levels
Anxiety Poor concentration
Depression Constant negative thoughts
Nervousness Feeling a lack of purpose
Chronic muscle tension and pain Feelings of not being good enough
Irritability Emotional numbness

The American Medical Association recognizes stress as the cause of over 60% of all dis-ease and illness.

Navigating through life can be difficult for many people.

If you are feeling overwhelmed in your daily life, you are not alone. Most people are inundated with a magnitude of stressful situations all day long and not provided the time, space or support to process and deal with their stresses.

In addition, you were likely never taught tools to help you cope with life’s stresses or informed that the symptoms you are experiencing are common responses to stress and most importantly, you don’t have to live with them.

Physical pain can be a result of unresolved emotions and past experiences just as your emotional and mental states can intensify your physical symptoms.

In order to heal as a whole it is imperative to work holistically, with your body, mind and spirit.

You can experience life in a more mindful and fulfilling way.

The way in which your body responds to stress can help bring your awareness to areas requiring healing. You can reconnect to personal resources that will provide you with the capacity to respond to life in new and beneficial ways.

You will learn highly effective methods for self awareness and self exploration. Imagine what it would be like to walk through each and every day knowing that you have the capacity to handle life’s events. What would be different in your life? How you would your relationship with yourself and others change?

My role as your counsellor is to create a climate where you feel safe to explore and express any aspect of your being. I understand that you know yourself and your life better than anybody else. I trust that we all have within us a wealth of resources from which we can be guided towards health and wellbeing. Our journey together is to explore all the things that you carry around with you that limit you from connecting to your Inner Wisdom, your true nature.

You CAN heal the patterns and memories held within your bodymind and live a comfortable life even during times of anxiety and stress.

Body-centered counselling can help.

Struggles and trauma are not solely part of our cognitive process. We all hold memories and trauma within our bodies; for one reason or another many of us learned to disregard the signals our bodies send us. Often this process starts at a young age as a way to survive and navigate our experiences; these patterns become part of our daily life and can easily go unidentified until a symptom becomes bothersome enough for us to desire change.

In a body-centered counselling session I will bring attention to the physical expression of your body and support you in learning how to be aware of your body's messages. My goal is to be present to you in the here & now, which allows our sessions to unfold organically ensuring you receive healing at the level and pace that most honours you.

Together we will bring you to a new level of awareness of your entire being – body, mind & spirit, permitting you to change the way you respond to both discomfort and pleasure. You will be provided with tools to reconnect to your body and release bound up patterns allowing you the opportunity to experience life with trust, freedom and satisfaction.

I can help you find freedom.

I have been exploring holistic ways of healing for over 20 years. As a registered professional counsellor and a registered yoga teacher I have explored this type of work on a personal level and this is why I am so passionate about it. I have learned to believe in myself during times of physical pain, depression, and anxiety because I have learned to trust my Inner Wisdom by listening to the intelligence of my body.

One of the greatest gifts you can give yourself is the space and permission to explore and connect with your own Self. I know it may sound overwhelming and scary and I also know that you can learn to embody the beauty and strength that you innately are and engage with the world from this place.

Let me support you in connecting to your Inner Wisdom. Visit my How I Work page to learn more about my approach. Or call now for a free 15min consultation (778.968.3196)

Words cannot describe the pure joy that is experienced when we are truly free to express our innate Self and live our life authentically.