Awakening Heart Wisdom
A committed Personal Development Consultant dedicated to
awakening the inherent potentials of the individual through creative interactions in a group, or private, context.
With special emphasis on moving past challenging life issues and manifesting the life you would love, through
the Path of Heart Wisdom.
To raise consciousness is to raise the experienced
quality of life.
#102-4272 Albert Street, Burnaby, B.C. V5C 2E8
Tel. (604) 570-0742
Pd Seminars. Private Post Secondary Institution. Over 1500 hours in Experiential
Group Process Training.1993 to present.
Hakomi Experiential Psychotherapy. Approximately 600 hours in the method with
it's founder Ron Kurtz, plus a practicum, resulting in a Certificate of Completion for the
Professional Skills Training. 1997 to 2000.
Continuum Body Movement School. Approximately 200 hours of instruction in Body
Centred Self-awareness. 1997 – 2001.
Non-violent Communications. 40 hours of formal instruction from founder Marshal
Rosenburg and others. 1999 to 2001. On-going bi-weekly peer practice.
Chakra Therapy Training.160 hours of formal instruction with Anodea Judith the founder of Sacred Centers
and developer of the Chakra Healing modality. 2003 to present.
Various Related Courses. Over 400 hours of facilitated instruction on a range
of topics including: anthropology, bio-energetics, energy medicine, Reiki, conflict
resolution, community processes, expressive therapies and body movement. 1993 to present.
Conferences. The following conferences contributed significantly to my
understanding and knowledge.
- NW Cohousing (TCN) (Seattle, '96)
- Body, Self and Soul (Seattle, '97)
- Bellingham Cohousing ('00)
- What the Bleep Do We Know? ('04)
Skills, Attributes and Attitudes
- Communications. Ability to write, speak and listen well and to cultivate
this in others.
- Relationships. Knowledge and ability with the elements, cycles and dynamics of
- Personal process. In depth knowledge of his personal process, and the capacity to
assist others to see their process and how it impacts their lives.
- Group Dynamics. Knowledge and experience with the elements, cycles and dynamics
- Boundaries. Firm and flexible interpersonal boundaries, and the ability to
assist others in developing these.
- Self-responsibility. Owning needs, feelings, actions and outcomes, and helping
other to own theirs.
- Skills building. The ability to cultivate the skills of the group and to evoke
the group's creativity.
- Feelings and Needs. Understanding of human emotions and needs; the ability to
identify and work with these.
- Conflict Resolution. The knowledge and skills necessary to facilitate process
based conflict resolution, and access the creativity present in conflict.
- Assessment and Development. The ability to assess the both the problems and
resources in a given situation and develop an effective response to achieve the stated
- Empathy. A warm and compassionate appreciation of the human expereince and it's
- Integrity. A track record of reliability, honesty, reponsibility and
Personal Development Experience
Workshops. Developed and presented personal development workshops on the following themes:
Altruism, Opportunism and Meaning
Moving Through Fear
The Practice of Loving Presence
Pillars of Relationship
Manifesting Your Dreams
Understanding Your Core Beliefs
Understanding Your "Shadow"
Cultivating the Witness Self
Skills of Relating to Others
Conflict and Community
Presentations. Produced and marketed various workshops for the public by other
Counselling. Ongoing practice of private sessions for individuals and couples.
Peer Support Process Group. Facilitator of an ongoing group focused on depth process of personal
issues. Often facilitating delicate pieces of individual process work in the group context.
Volunteering. 140 recorded hours of service at the Burnaby Youth Secure Custody
Centre, a maximum security facility for young offenders. One and half years service on the
board of the Eco-Café youth project. Ten years service as the Secretary of the Canadain Cohousing Network.
Travel. 34 months travel in 21 countries outside of North America has developed a
deep appreciation of cultural diversity.
Self-employment. Self-employed since 1982, and familiar with all facets of
operating a small business.
Planning. Proven ability to assess problems and resources in a diverse range of
situations, and to provide successful strategies to achieve the desired goals.
Management. Extensive experience managing human, financial and material
resources on many different projects.
Personnel. Over twenty years experience training groups and individuals.
Negotiation. Extensive experience negotiating with client groups, individuals
Environmental. A deep understanding and appreciation of the complex
issues in the relationship between human endeavours and the natural environment.
Computer. Proficiency in computer operations including: information and
communications management, desk-top publishing, HTML programming and web-mastering,
graphic skills/multi-media, and internet research.
Workshops. Developed and presented the following workshops to participants
involved in Cohousing:
- Communications Basics
- Deepening Connection
- Facilitation Basics
- Outreach Strategies
- Conflict and Community
- Communications and Community
- Social Process Series
- Decision Making Series
- The Heart of Healthy Community
- Decision Making Process
Outreach. Have assisted in a wide range of outreach events in a variety of
venues, from 1996 to present.
Development. Have assisted CDC (Ronaye Matthew) with numerous presentations and
workshops for forming and potential groups.
Participation. Founding member, with Ronaye Matthew, of Knox Street Cohousing
which later merged with the West Point Grey Group to form Cranberry Commons Cohousing Corp.
Served as a Director through the development process, and remain an active member of that
Volunteering. One of the founding members of the Canadian Cohousing Network
(www.cohousing.ca), and a director from it's beginning to the present. Involved in the
internal structure, administration and outreach.
References are available upon request.