My Greatest "accomplishment" - having an awesome relationship with my daughter, my step-daughters, and their families!
Among the many "professional" things I've studied and worked with, I'm proud I've:
Earned my Master's degree in Medical Qigong Therapy
Been Certified as a Professional Recovery Coach
Become a Mental Fitness Coach and Trainer (see PositiveIntelligence.com)
Earned a Certification in Conversational Intelligence ("The Neuroscience of Conversations")
Become certified as a Hypnotherapist (3 different styles so far - fascinating stuff!)
Earned an Honours Acupuncture Therapy diploma (not currently registered)
- Had the privilege of working with and helping so many people make great improvements in their lives!
My adoptive father died when I was 6 from pancreatic cancer. My mother and I then moved into a duplex with her parents. In the summers, I was sent to a skill development camp for 2 months, where I began developing my love for nature, canoeing, and swimming.
In my mid-twenties, I walked into a room of clowns, where I was recruited! That began a set of adventures, learning juggling and various circus skills, which I used to support myself with as a street performer throughout Expo 86, in Vancouver. Highlights included sharing a dressing room and rehearsal space with Cirque Du Soleil, and performing for Princess Diana and Prince Charles.
I saw that I wasn't going to match the skills of the many great performers I encountered, so I set on learning business administration, which led into computer sales and technical support.
From there, franchise sales, retail management, and then into a position as an Addictions Counsellor. I interned as a Sexual Offender counsellor for several years, and then went into 8 years of talk therapy counselling. I was the supervisor of the counselling department for 8 funeral homes, working with a large corporation.
I was certified as a Guerilla Marketing Coach in 2003, which I have used for years as a base-line understanding of coaching ever since.
I got so I wanted to find a better way than just talk therapy, and discovered the marvellously powerful and effective technique of Japanese Acupressure. After becoming a Practitioner, then a teacher, I proceeded to begin studying Acupuncture and simultaneosly did a 3 year Masters of Medical Qigong, graduating from both programs in 2009.
I then went on to study and practice Japanese and Sports Medicine acupuncture, as well as Korean, French, and German acupuncture styles.
I was a Registered acupuncturist in Ontario until 2015, and then shifted into using both my counselling, acupressure, and Medical Qigong, as I studied Hypnotherapy. This led into my enchantment and skill development with Neuroscience, which has been central ever since.
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