I am a sought-after presenter for workshops and conferences on meditation as a therapeutic aid for professionals, applying Buddhist practice in counselling, narrative therapy for community work, and more.
I am a dynamic and engaging speaker and workshop facilitator, and I have skills at collaboratively co-creating an environment of respect, safety, and transformation. Topics range from meditation as a support for service providers, mindfulness for substance use and mental health treatment, narrative therapy for frontline social service work, and burn-out prevention.
I have facilitated workshops for organizations that include:
- Air Canada
- Vancouver Coastal Health
- Vancouver School Board
- Ernst & Young
- Corrections Canada
- BC Housing
- Kwantlen Polytechnic University
- St. George’s Private School
- ENSO Foundation for Contemplative Engagement
- Nelson Community Services
- Raincity Housing and Support Society
- Westcoast Family Centres
- Abbotsford Community Services
- Watari Counselling and Support Services Society
- McMan Youth Family and Community Services Association (Alberta)
- City University of Seattle, Masters Counselling program
I have presented at various conferences, including the Canadian Counselling and Psychotherapy Association’s annual conference, 7 Cities Housing First conference in Edmonton, Therapeutic Conversations narrative therapy conference, the Housing First Partners Conference in New Orleans, the Canadian Alliance to End Homelessness conference in Montreal, and the Dalai Lama Centre’s Heart-Mind conference here in Vancouver. I am a national trainer in Housing First practices for the Canadian Alliance to End Homelessness.
These are some comments from past participants of my trainings:
I have been very fortunate to have met you, attended a few sessions, met so many kind souls who have touched my very being with their presence. They have made me appreciate myself more and live life in the now, for NOW is all we do have. Thank you for getting me closer to being a better ‘me’.
The focus on compassion allowed for a personal breakthrough. I was able to better understand how compassion for myself and my flaws is essential if I am to be fully compassionate towards others and avoid compassion burnout.
Attending the meditation group weekly became an important part of my self-care routine. It brought more awareness and calm to the rest of my week.
If I can assist your workplace or team, please let me know.