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Do you know that stress from chasing deadlines in your job and life might be connected to your frequent headaches, chronic pains, recurrent colds, insomnia or have a hard time concentrating?
Well, I treat, coach and teach busy and unwell middle-age professionals, mindful parents and active retirees skills to manage their stress so they can improve their health and life.
My "de-stress" journey started about ten years ago after a car accident, which left me debilitating pain and the inability to perform basic daily tasks such as brushing teeth, combing my hair, or holding a book. I had a great team of doctors and holistic therapists working with me multiple times per week, but I didn't improve. I did everything they asked, but my body, mind and emotions were stubbornly resisting all efforts to get better.
Out of sheer desperation, I went to a yoga studio and took the "easiest" class they offered - restorative yoga class. To my immense surprise, it was very gentle yoga with a few poses and a lot of meditation, which eased my aching body's discomfort.
And I realized that deep meditation switching my stress or "fight or flight" response to "rest and restore" was a missing link in my recovery program. I could not get better because I was in chronic stress caused by the accident and never-ending two years of pain.
- Doctor of Chinese Medicine (DTCM, CCTCMA, Acupuncture, Herbs)
- Registered Massage Therapist (RMT, CCTCMA, 2200 hrs)
- Yoga Therapist (RYT, The Yoga Studio College of Canada)
- Certified Meditation Teacher (Mantak Chia, William U. Wei, Jose Silva)
- Registered Sound Healer (Jonathan Goldman, John Beaulieu, Thomas Ashley-Farrand)
- Certified Reiki Master and Teacher (Usui, Karuna)
- Certified Card Reader (Doreen Virtue, Radleigh Valentine)
- Reflexologist (Calgary College of Holistic Health and Clinics)
- Aromatherapist (West Coast Institute of Aromatherapy)
- Spa Therapist (Calgary College of Holistic Health and Clinics)
- Craniosacral Therapist (Upledger Institute)
- Hot Stone Therapist (Calgary College of Holistic Health and Clinics)
- Certified Hypnotist (Dick Sutphen, Kelly Howell)
- Tuina & Cupping Therapist (CCTCMA)
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