Tools & Philosophy
I care about people and I am in service to healing...
Deep listening and truly receiving the other is my practice. To the best of my capacity, I offer support and guidance, reflecting and encouraging the inner healer within my client. I know that the deepest healing emerges from authentic relationship... and I trust the process. I also use a variety of tools that I describe below and in further detail on my Intro to Tools blog.
SoulCollage® is a simple process I offer in client sessions, workshops and retreats whereby you'd make a card using images I've curated. Then through journaling prompts, you'd find insights into yourself, guided and held by your own internal healer. I am most passionate about SoulCollage and you'll see images of my own creation throughout my site as well as explanations of the power and potency of the cards in my SoulCollage blog and Suits of SoulCollage blog.
Internal Family Systems Therapy (IFS) brings harmony to your inner world; appreciation, consent and connection heal disparate parts for a more integrated and compassionate whole Self. I've seen true miracles with IFS work, especially for those of us struggling to accept ourselves and heal from trauma. In IFS terminology, SoulCollage cards are archetypal representations of aspects of the Self, or our "Inner Healer", emerging to guide and support us with struggles in our lives. More about this in Intro to Tools blog.
Expressive Arts Therapy is woven through many of my workshops and retreats for its function and form, finding regulation and expression through various modalities. I've been doing my own version of Narrative Therapy via a guided "Hero's Journey" for youth (in the classroom) and adults (private sessions) for decades. I'd describe that body of work as a rite of passage via writing. It is a most inspiring journey to guide and accompany my students and clients on.
Meditation and Mindfulness are a consistent practice of mine for the last 20 years (Vipassana and TM). I offer guided meditations as well as sound baths/healings with crystal singing bowls and other live instrumentation.
My greatest hope is that my care, presence and attention to your needs create a safe container for all to be seen, felt, expressed and healed. May it be so...
Fall to Winter Workshops & Retreats
Come dance, SoulCollage, breathe and dive deep to explore your Self
Women's Beltane Retreat
Thursday to Sunday, April 25-28
Shawnigan Lake Area, BC
with Cedar Mathias
Our theme for this retreat is the sacred feminine, celebrating Spring's renewing energy and honouring the fire of Beltane. With the intention of deepening our roots and spreading our limbs to the light, we gather for self-care, ritual and ceremony.
We come together in the safe container of sisterhood, deepening our connection to ourselves, each other, and the natural world that holds us.
- Preparation Group Call
- Loving and Safe Ceremonial Container
- Two heart-opening doses of sacred plant medicines (Friday & Saturday)
- Cacao Rituals
- Expressive Arts SoulCollage Process
- Live Music Sound Baths
- Ecstatic Dance Journey
- Activities to support feeling, expressing, being witnessed and held
- Spaciousness to explore the adjoining river and forest, journal, take a bath or simply be...
- Personally Catered Delicious Meals
- Accommodation at the beautiful Riversong Lodge
- One-on-one support as needed
- Preparation and Integration Circle Sharing & Practices
- Group Integration Call
Follow-up Integration Practices (and continued support if needed)
This retreat is open to a small group of women who are committed to inner exploration. We'd be honoured to hold space for your deepening... ✨
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ONLY 3 SPOTS LEFT
$1111 early bird until March 7th
$1333 full price, after March 7th
Intake required to attend. Please reach out to learn more.
Goddess Temple ~ Emergence
6:00pm - 9pm
Friday, March 22nd
Church of Truth, Victoria, BC
with Jazmin Love
Goddess Temple is an intentional space for women-identifying folk where we ground in meditation, ritualize the seasonal cycles, are carried through a dance journey, and close with a sound bath to integrate the journey.
I will open the evening with a guided meditation and intention-setting followed by a brief ritual and close the evening with a crystal bowl sound healing. Please bring layers, blankets &/or a mat for your comfort during the closing.
An ecstatic dance journey follows the guided opening: a free-style movement experience featuring a diverse music set intended to invoke and ignite the wild feminine within. You are invited to move from the inside out and to be non-verbal during the dance, as a way of deepening into the journey. Full movement freedom, authentic embodiment and whole-hearted expression are encouraged.Music set curated by Jaz.
Cost: $25-$35 sliding scale; low-income rate $20-$24
Pre-registration requested. Reserve your place by sending an
e-transfer to: firstname.lastname@example.org
Drop-ins also welcome.
No dance experience necessary.
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"The only way out is to go deeper in."
- Kalani Souza