Mental Health Coach and Inner Child Healer
Shatter the Pattern Coaching
I will help you pluck your wounded inner children off of your family tree to break the cycle of emotional trauma and protect your kids.
I am Canadian, born and bred in Montreal, but I have called Calgary home for over twenty-five years. I fought my own battle with anxiety, depression and suicidal ideation my entire life, at least since before I was ten. It came to a head in 2012, and I knew it was my last chance to live through it. I'm not being dramatic. So, I did everything I could. I went to counselling, I went to church, I read all of the books, and I did quite well, but I never got below the threshold for depression. After about a year and a half, my counsellor fired me, told me that there was nothing more she could do for me. But I couldn't give up, right? I'd come so far! I became a coach, studied inner child therapy, root cause work, REBT, and other modalities for my toolbox. I built my own program, Reimagine Your Life, and finally broke through! I saw my counsellor last summer for a tune-up and came in well under the threshold for depression.
"The client is the expert of their life."
Pretty simple, right? I follow a philosophy of client-centered care. I have only one expectation of my clients: You must work as hard for yourself as I do.
I have the tools and I will share generously. The work that I do with you isn't confined to our sessions and the recording I will build for you. If I happen across something interesting/useful to your situation, I'll send it. Questions are always welcome.
"Generosity is the mother of abundance."
We will go exploring! Our first session is 2.5-3 hours long. That offers my clients a way to connect deeply and to build trust quickly. Often with the fifty-minute hour, it can feel like you're just beginning to open up when suddenly time's up. Then there's no way to "pick this up next week," not from a trust standpoint, anyway. My clients and I create the healing container and immediately get deep into the healing process. Powerful.
It took me over twenty years as a massage therapist to realize that I am NOT a healer; I consider myself a facilitator. Like the body, the mind knows how to heal itself. It needs direction. It needs tools. It needs a guiding hand. It's all about trigger points, right? Scar tissue buildup in the body can trigger a muscle spasm from picking up a sock. So, too, can our emotional scarring trigger pain that is beyond what the stimulus warrants. Rage, anguish, despair... Heal the root, heal the fruit.