My unique, integrated counselling & healing practice is the culmination of a lifetime of education, inquiry, and real-life experience. In pursuit of my own personal evolution and healing, I discovered that there wasn’t any single method, modality or approach that encompassed everything I needed to effectively heal and grow. I also came to understand that for healing to be truly complete, it has to happen on all levels of consciousness. Determined to do better, I was inspired to develop the integrated practice that has been Empowering People & Changing Lives ever since.
My personal Spiritual Journey began in early childhood, manifesting as the ability to heal using Laying-on-of-Hands, frequent communication with Nature & Spirit Guides, Past-Life Remembrances, and a relentless fascination with the concept of “god”. Dissatisfied with the answers provided in response to my early questions about a christian “god” figurehead, I went on to pursue explorations of Atheism, Agnosticism, Buddhism, New Age Spirituality, Paganism, Shamanism, Star Wisdom, Spiritualism, and Zen. Ultimately, each of these journeys led me back to myself – a profound discovery that informs my personal disciplines, my professional practice, and my approach to teaching & collaboration, to this day.
In the ‘body’ realm, Homeopathic Medicine was my first love. It was still considered fringe medicine when I discovered it in the early 90’s, but the more I learned, and the more I witnessed how effective it was – the deeper my love grew. Studying Homeopathy inspired me toward Herbalism and Bach Flower Remedies, which further moved me to learn Massage, Trigger-point Therapy & other supportive healing modalities.
In my early 20’s, compelled to further my understanding of the workings of the mind and emotions, I began my formal line of inquiry into human psychology and behaviour at the University of Guelph where I studied Philosophy, Ethics and Sociology – continuing my education in Social Work & Psychology at the University of Victoria. From here, I dove deep into the study of metaphysical and mystical practices including Energy Therapies, Meditation & Mantra Disciplines, Sound Healing, Quantum Energetics, and more. I have studied alongside some of the most knowledgable professionals in the industry, as well as having pursued extensive independent learning & development. More and more today, these ancient, revolutionary practices are being studied & recognized for their scientific merit. It is my ultimate goal to empower as many people as possible, to use these tools to improve the quality of their lives.
In 2005, I launched Equanimity Centre, an initiative aimed at educating and empowering children & adults from all walks of life in the areas of Self-Awareness, Alternative Healing, Spiritual Inquiry, and Personal Mastery. Through Equanimity Centre, I designed & delivered workshops for hundreds of inspired and inspiring adults, youth & children. We gathered weekly as White Turtle Learning Group to explore Meditation, Sound Healing, Raw Food Cuisine and more. WolfTongue Workshops reached out to intergenerational groups, building bridges across generation gaps, and inspiring families & friends to learn and grow together as children, parents & peers learned to understand and support one another in unprecedented ways. During this time, I also joined forces with Legacy of the Rose Foundation to spearhead an “Indigo” focused community initiative that grew in membership from 2 to over 200 in less than 6 months!
In 2009, I headed briefly in a different direction, accepting consecutive positions in the retirement industry – first in Recreation, then as General Manager of a luxury supported living residence. After 3 years in administration, it was clear that my people-centred approach and profit-first business practices made unhappy bedfellows so, in 2012 I left the industry to return to the work I love.
Today, I continue my private practice, as well as teaching and facilitating workshops & events with TANDMGems and my wife & partner, Melissa.