At twelve years old I found mindfulness through a school teacher and it changed my life. Fast forward to high-school when I did a cultural exchange to Mexico and lived with a Buddhist family that loved nature. This is where I really experienced what it was to involve nature into my spiritual practice and health challenges. I remember one day being taken to the ocean instead of school to alleviate my debilitating pain and miraculously it helped.
I continued to travel on and off for the next 15 years while earning a degree in Fine Arts, Psychology and Education. For about a decade I worked as a teacher but soon realised that type of high functioning, stressful (asking way too much of our teachers) environment wasn't beneficial to my health or really anyone's health that works in that type of SMART goal type of environment.
When I moved to the Middle East to teach, my work with women and equality encouraged me to direct and produce the Vagina Monologues with a very at need and marginalized female population. To honour my learning and what I knew was missing I enrolled and graduated the Spiritual Psychotherapy program at The Transformational Arts College in Toronto, I completed a Transformational coaching program & wrote and published a book called "My Year off Men."
Recently I finished my first year internship in Intuitive Herbalism (plant spirit medicine) and am an advocate for the medical and spiritual use of cannabis and all it entails. I and am very active and interested in pursuing a career in psychedelic integration psychotherapy to help women, LGBTQIA and BIPOC persons navigate mental health challenges such as PTSD.
*Disclaimer: I am here to support you at any time in your psychedelic harm reduction plan and integration needs with psychotherapy. Currently in Canada psychedelics are illegal. I do not promote/source or encourage illegal activities. If you do decide to engage in illegal activities please be careful: get your drugs tested, ask for help or guidance and stay safe. There has been noted physical abuse in psychedelic and even spiritual psychedelic settings.
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