I am currently no longer accepting applications for the 1 or 3-month coaching containers as I have been accepted into full-time study for the
Manual Osteopathic Therapy program 2023-24.
In lieu of these changes, I have created a transformational
This program will run as a private coaching container and will be booked on an individual basis. To apply, reach out via Contact Page.
My Credentials & Health Promotion Philosophy
Having graduated from Thompson Rivers University with a Bachelor of Science in Nursing, I have been a practicing RN working within the healthcare industry for almost 20 years. During my career, I specializing in Adult, Neonatal and Pediatric Critical Care. I was a Nursing Supervisor at two Addiction Treatment Centres and collaborated with local police on a child abuse team working with families suffering from trauma, mental health and addiction issues. I later transitioned my career into End of Life nursing, one of my biggest passions. I was employed as a RN at local Hospice facilities and worked within the community as a Palliative Case Manager.
By 2021 I had enough of the politics of health care. I realized I could take my two decades of nursing experience, passion for functional root-cause medicine and somatic trauma work to offer services that aligned with my core values. I changed gears to focus solely on developing a private practice and growing my business at the Lighthouse Holistic Wellness Centre. In September 2022, I graduated with the Comprehensive Holistic Nurse Coaching Certification, an accredited program by the Canadian Nurses Association, the American Nurses Credentialing Center and endorsed by the Canadian Holistic Nurses Association. I am now furthering my expertise as a health and trauma professional and have enrolled and been accepted into the accelerated Manual Osteopathic Therapy Program 2023-24.
I work in private practice, specifically working with Veterans who are struggling with PTSD, Chronic Pain or at End of Life. As well as, in my role as a Holistic Nurse BodyMind Coach, offering private somatic health coaching or registered group healing programs for the general public. I am a certified Trauma-Sensitive HeartMath Professional and an Integrative Somatic Trauma Therapy practitioner. I also hold a variety of certifications including: Traumatic Stress Studies, Applied Polyvagal Theory in Yoga, Level I, II, III Somatic Parts Work, Sensorimotor techniques, RYT 300 Hour, Therapeutic Yin Yoga, Usui & Karuna Reiki, various Somatic Breathwork techniques and Spring Forest QiGong for Health. The most powerful healing tool I draw upon in my practice is my skill as a Sound Therapist, specializing in the Vibrational Healing Resonance of Gongs, Quartz Crystal Singing Bowls and a variety of other sound tools.
Although I see some benefit in Western Medicine, my true health promotion philosophy aligns with the practice of root cause medicine with a holistic lens. My approach to coaching BodyMind healing focuses on holistic assessments, psychoeducation and somatic body-orientated therapies while also addressing the Foundations to Health like: sleep hygiene, healing leaky gut with non-inflammatory ‘fuel’ choices, improving drainage pathways and organ health for safe and effective detoxing of pathogens commonly found in our toxic environments.
What to expect from 1-on-1 BodyMind Coaching Sessions?
During our 2 Hour Initial Assessment, I will utilize various coaching tools, holistic modalities and compassionate curiosity to dive deeper into your lived experience to discover your current strengths and vulnerabilities.
You decide which concerns are your biggest priorities.
Together we will identify doable goals and create a gentle action plan to integrate into your day to day life.
Coaching sessions are fluid and ever-changing based on your current needs and energy.
Although I have many tools in my tool box to offer, you get to choose what feels like a fit. Some examples could be: nervous system mapping which applies polyvagal theory to understand your unique stress patterns to alleviate fluctuating symptoms of depression, anxiety and chronic stress. We can learn & apply HeartMath techniques or utilize Somatic movement and breath for trauma processing, chronic pain & stress recovery. We could focus on sleep hygiene, functional nutrition or on opening drainage pathways to address detox protocols. The options are endless and can be creatively woven together. Nothing is black or white; our sessions will be as unique as you are.
Our coaching sessions can address specific health concerns; mental or physical dis-Ease, injury recovery, chronic pain, generalized stressors, trauma, grief, shame, spiritual malaise, addiction concerns, relational issues and much much more...
With my extensive professional experience and trainings, no issue is too big or too small; if it matters to you, it matters to me.