My Butterfly Analogy for the Change Process

December 9, 2015
I have often used the metaphor of a caterpillar's journey to becoming a butterfly to describe what I feel the process of change to be like. There comes a time in the caterpillar's life when its very own skin no longer feels like it fits and it feels like there must be something more out there in the world beyond its safe environment. In order for the caterpillar to feel like it can begin the process of change it first has to build a very safe chrysalis to help protect itself as it makes this pivotal transformation. As the process continues, the caterpillar, feeling safely contained in its chrysalis, allows itself to let go of its old ways of being. It has to feel safe enough to trust this process completely before it is able to transform into a butterfly. Once completed it has now become a truly beautiful and fundamentally changed creature. It emerges from the safe chrysalis to explore the world. It can fly above, and see the familiar landscape from a whole new perspective.  I believe that therapy can be a place where you can allow yourself to let go of old patterns and old ways of being, and begin to find out how to re-create yourself. It is my goal as a counsellor to help you feel safe to make this transformative journey!
 

The 5 principles of Personal Transformation

November 25, 2015

Personal transformation, growth, and actualization is a passion of mine. I feel that to grow is to be human. Without growth and change we will inevitably feel stuck, apathetic, passionless, and unenthusiastic about life. I have come to deeply understand that life is short and that we need to cherish and value each sunrise and sunset!

Here is a great article by Jinny Ditzler talking about the five principles that she believes lead to personal transformation. Check it out! 

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A Quiet Revolution

October 21, 2015
I have known for many years now, that I have an Introverted style of being. I enjoy quiet solitude to loud events; my energy is replenished when I have time alone and drained when I am out socializing; I think before I speak, and I spend a lot of time reflecting on, and observing life. The irony is that I love people, and I enjoy talking and visiting with others, however, I know that it takes a lot of energy for me to be outgoing and social, so I just have to plan some recharging quiet time b...
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A dream come true! And I'm open to referrals.

September 26, 2015




I have recently joined an amazing team at 
Evolution Wellness Centres located in Vancouver. I am thrilled to have my dream of working within a multidisciplinary team come true! I am offering a complimentary initial 30-minute consultation to clients as a way of giving back in gratitude for this opportunity.

I am known for my compassionate and non-judgmental style and I utilize a unique blend of Person-Centred, Adlerian Psychodynamic, and Sensorimotor Therapy (Mind-Body). I like to think of my st...


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Experience the benefits of Mindfulness

September 18, 2015

The Mindfulness Summit is a FREE online event running from October 1st to October 31st. During this event you will be able to learn how to practice mindfulness from the comfort of your home, learn powerful strategies to integrate mindfulness into your daily life, learn about how mindfulness can transform anxiety, depression and stress, hear about the clinically proven benefits from neuroscience and premier researchers and much, much more.

 

I will be taking part in the 31 days ...


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8 toxic beliefs most people think are true.

January 25, 2015
I came across this today, and thought it was worth sharing. I find these to be extremely true in the work that I have done for myself and with others. What are your thoughts about this? Do you think that these thoughts have kept you stuck in a negative situation? To read more please follow this link: Read more at http://www.the-open-mind.com/8-toxic-beliefs-most-people-think-are-normal/#tEqvxiqTdgRzWxcz.99

1) "The present is indicative of the future. – When things aren’t going well there...


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The Power of Vulnerability

October 24, 2014
Brene Brown's talk about the power of vulnerability is one of my favorites. Check it out below! 


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Robin Williams and the mask of a smile

August 13, 2014

Mr. Robin Williams was a man that I had never met; yet he was a man that I felt connected to my entire life. I looked up to him, and have admired him for years. His public persona was engaging, happy, and charismatic. I first witnessed his comedic genius in films such as Mrs. Doubtfire, Hook, and Good Morning Vietnam. He was one of my favorite people to watch. Although Mr. Williams was a man that could bring me to tears from laughter, he also brought me to tears from experien...


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The Benefits of Meditation

July 24, 2014
Meditation practice has been happening for thousand of years. Check out the benefits of daily practice:

http://themindunleashed.org/2014/07/4-best-scientifically-proven-benefits-meditation.html

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