When I set out on a journey of self-change, I had no idea what that simple intention would bring into my life. I lost over 100 pounds of life-limiting weight. I turned anxiety disorder into self-love, self-care and self-confidence. I augmented my spirituality with Reiki and WHAM! Everything fell into place. All that work I had been doing, all of my life experiences, everything I was became focussed on my own highest and greatest good - that very best version of myself that I can be! I want to share my stories and my experiences with you. I want you to be the very best you that is possible as well.
So let’s talk about Reiki briefly. One of my passions is to engage in conversations about Reiki, trying to demystify it and bring scientific data about Reiki into conversations. Reiki is not a cult, a religion, or demonic in any way. It is not a scam or witch craft. In fact, Reiki is pure Energy, plain and simple. E=MC2 type energy. So the empowering news about Reiki is simple and easy to remember. You do not have to believe in Reiki for it to work. You just have to give it permission. Keep your faith and your atheism. Keep your skepticism and your curiosity. All you need to do is say yes. No means no! Now that we’ve cleared that up, let’s get on to your highest and greatest good work, OK?
I have known about Reiki for decades. My grandfather was a Reiki Master who shared in group sessions with cancer patients in Sault Ste. Marie in the late 1980’s. Since then, it has only grown in my city and around the world. Reiki is even being performed on patients during surgeries in the United States. I can’t wait for that to be the case in Canada!
I hold a double major degree in Comparative World Religions and Theatre Arts. The World Religions program taught me a lot about world spirituality; how we are all deeply interconnected as humans; and that Universal Life Energy flows through everything. The Theatre program taught me to be my authentic self, to play a LOT, and to speak successfully in front of people without showing how terrified I am on the inside. I also hold a College Certificate in Office Administration – Executive (Accelerated), which has given me excellent organizational and business skills.
I worked for the United Church of Canada for several years before embarking on, what I like to call, my great Spiritual Awakening. (That's a really fun and fancy way of saying I had to live a little and fail a lot before I learned who I am. I am still trying to figure out what I want to be when I grow up.) I currently work for Algoma Family Services as well as being self-employed in my own Reiki business and as an author of a family book about Anxiety.
During the summer of 2017 I met my Reiki Master Teacher, Anne-Marie Caicco, and embarked on a Reiki journey that compliments my religion, my lifestyle, and my medical requirements seamlessly. I obtained my Level 1 and Level 2 in the Fall of 2017. I obtained my Reiki Master certification in April of 2018. I have taken an introduction to Healing Touch course and an Energetic Cord Cutting course. And most recently, I have obtained my Crystal Reiki Master/Teacher certification. Stay tuned for Crystal Reiki classes starting in Spring of 2019!
I participate in Reiki Shares on a regular basis, practice self-Reiki every day, and have begun personal studies in the fields of Subtle Healing, Shamanism, Chakras and continued studies in Crystal Healing. I also enjoy singing and playing the guitar, sketching, and dancing like a fool in my house and my yard.
I am a member in good standing of the International Association of Reiki Professionals (IARP). I specialize in working with people of all ages who wish to utilize Reiki for general wellness, stress reduction, specific tension or pain problems, anxiety, depression and other mental health conditions.
Reiki is not a replacement for conventional medical treatment. Consult your health care team and let them know if you add Reiki to your care plan. Reiki has enhanced my body's ability to manage pain; provided me a deep sense of peace and relaxation; has helped me set intentions and boundaries in my life that improved daily routine and relationships; and has given me a deep and loving confidence in who I am. I look forward to sharing the Love of Reiki with you.
I published a book in 2018. (Wow this has been an adventuresome year.) About 4 years prior my family went through some massive changes and coped and cried and fought our way through life-threatening mental health conditions. During that time I wrote a short story to help myself cope and to make me feel like I was not alone. I didn’t know what to say to our younger children… so I said it to myself to see how it would sound. I could not get that story out of my mind. I kept editing, and re-editing. And eventually I sent it to some trusted friends. Now my story of anxiety, it’s struggles and successes are available to you. Check out Guy and see what you think!
I am available to do public speaking. I love to bring communities together and share some laughs as we get vulnerable, real, and human. If you are looking for a guest speaker, an M.C. or a panellist, please contact me for further information.
When you are ready to invest in yourself - Let’s chat!