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Wellness Workshops and Sessions
All workshops and sessions are based on the cycles of Nature, which are part of the Sacred Circle of Life; they aim to help participants (re)connect deeply in their heart, restore balance and acquire tools to create wellness in their life.
All that's needed to begin is the willingness to look at things in a new way.
What an amazing story it can turn out to be!
It can be really scary... but if you're not well, and if you want that to change, you need to start somewhere...And that's easier with support. Allow me to help you find BEAUTY. Especially within your own self, within your story. Especially when things look really dark, messy and ugly.
As you peer into the dark, you may see parts of your own story that you don't like, painful parts that you wish to see differently. Perhaps, hiding in the mud, are astounding tales of COURAGE and RESILIENCE, of hidden GIFTS, and ultimately, of PURPOSE and BEAUTY. You're still here, aren't you? Look at the caterpillar: it retreats into a cocoon,turns into liquid mush, literally, reinvents itself and emerges with wings!
It's FREE! And there is no shortcut for the actual experience. No substitute. It's just not the same through a book or the Internet. Go outside, wherever you are, walk, sit quietly, look, listen, feel the Earth under your feet, the wind on your face. See the Beauty, the patterns, the incredible wisdom of all living things. Feel the CONNECTION.
HOME is within yourself. Yes, yes, again: tune into your HEART. What gives you profound joy? What brings you peace? What do you need to be able to thrive? Spending quiet time in Nature is especially effective to do this. And you'll know when you've found home: wherever you are, you will feel like you ARE home.
As you're connecting with some of the gifts from your Life Story, TAKE CONCRETE STEPS to bring this into your everyday life. Look at the geese: they listen deeply, they KNOW when to travel and where to go for nourishment.
Or WHATEVER IT IS THAT YOU TRULY WANT IN YOUR LIFE. When you're tuning in and beginning to find out what that is, your are planting the SEEDS of a NEW LIFE STORY - nurture them so that they will GROW.
As you begin to see your own GIFTS, your own BEAUTY, the uniqueness of your luminous presence begins to emerge from the darkness and to shine out into the world, illuminating your own life and lighting the way for others...
?What are the sessions about
The sessions are based on the premise that adversity in any form, when no longer seen as an enemy, can become a helper (even if a painful, thorny one at first).
To discover how this is possible, the sessions provide a safe space to acknowledge your blind and sensitive spots, to look at those things that are difficult to look at, to stretch your limits, to recognize your amazing potential, to explore the possibilites, to CONNECT... Ultimately, to REMEMBER who you truly are.
All of the energy spent fighting adversity can be used instead in a journey to transform personal stories of pain and hardship into tales of courage and grace.
This principle can be seen in the natural world: think of how pearls come into being...
This approach is based on very ancient, circular ways of relating to Life, where everything is interconnected, where every part (including each one of us) has a place, a role to play.
A ceremonial approach is used to create a safe vessel where you can truly be yourself, where you can acknowledge, transform and release pain, where it becomes possible to find gratitude and restore and nurture balance in your relationship with all aspects of yourself (emotional, mental, physical, spiritual) and Creation... and in so doing, help you restore some measure of health and wellness. These ancient ways have been helping humans live on the Earth for thousands of years.
Here, in today's world, you can apply these ancient ways by taking time out for introspection through meditation, exercises and art sessions (including visual arts, but also storytelling, writing, song and music), ideally done in nature and always in sacred ceremony to help you slow down, drop into your heart, and listen deeply to your inner Spirit, to that inner guidance.
Where better to get clear and wise solutions than through your own direct connection with the Source of All Life?
And then what?
It's up to you. Will you use the tools? Will you allow that deep connection to happen? Will you act on the answers you receive?
It can be such an amazing journey!
Stay tuned for upcoming group wellness workshops (Fall 2020) and private sessions in the Ottawa-Gatineau area that could include :
Guided journeys, such as "inner landscape" ("Where am I now in my life? What have I created?")
Personal Wheel of Life mandalas
Somatic painting (Every cell in your body has consciousness. Wow!! Think about it..)
Working with dreams... and more!
You can also make suggestions and request a workshop by going to the Contact page and sending an email.
Nourish your child's heart!
*Please note that these services are not intended to replace medical or psychological services, but rather to complement them. Do consult your doctor or other health professional, as required.