- Certified Rosen Method Bodywork Practitioner
- Rosen Method Workshop Teacher
- Rosen Method Movement Teacher
- Registered Massage Therapist
- The Mindful Body, Edmonton, AB, Canada
- B.A. (Hons), U of Regina, 1994
- Diploma in Massage Therapy, Mount Royal College, 1997
- Reiki Level Two, 1998
- Certified Rosen Method Bodywork Practitioner, Rosen Method Cascadia Centre, 2012
- Rosen Method Workshop Teacher, Rosen Method Institute Canada, 2017
- Rosen Method Movement Teacher, Rosen Method Institute Canada, 2019
Informed by my personal experience and my own quest for peace and healing, my 20-year journey through the health and wellness field has focused on treating and overcoming the effects of trauma. My interest in trauma was directed by my own personal quest for healing from PTSD as a result of the effects of childhood trauma.
After exploring a number of modalities, I discovered the importance of the body in the recovery process. In 2008, I knew I was home when my search led me to the Rosen Method, which seeks to access the unconscious memory in the body and to integrate it. Having healed from my PTSD and regained a sense of deep well-being from the inside out, I delight in the opportunity to help others heal from their own trauma.
I now specialize in Rosen Method Bodywork and Movement as a certified Rosen Method Bodywork Practitioner and Workshop Teacher as well as a Rosen Method Movement teacher/intern with a private practice, The Mindful Body, located in Edmonton, AB, Canada. Along my journey of healing, I also studied Neuro-Linguistic Programming, was a student of St. Stephen’s College at the University of Alberta in the Masters of Theological Studies and Pastoral Counselling programs and took one year of the Integrative Body Psychotherapy Training.
One of the best bits of advice that changed my approach towards healing myself was a question asked to me: “What if you could replace judgement with curiosity?” This change of thought helped me to be more compassionate and curious about what I was experiencing and feeling inside myself, rather than judging myself for what I was feeling and staying stuck in my shame. When I began to simply allow myself to have my experiences or feelings without judgment then I could let them move through me and move forward in a new way.
The Secret Life of Bees by Sue Monk Kidd (Viking Penguin, 2002). I love this book because it shows, in a very real and compassionate way, the effects of trauma on people’s lives and also the possibility for resilience and love in the human spirit despite such overwhelming and devastating tragedy.