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February 2014, Vol. 29, #6, Priceless

Bringing Grief out of the Shadows…

Grief – Moving Forward By Vonne Solís, Angel Therapy Practitioner®


oving forward after loss is not easy. The smallest of things can seem impossible to surmount. How we cope with setbacks remains unpredictable. However, it is the way in which we prepare for the inevitable unpredictability in grief that prevents our entire world from further falling apart, as we eventually move forward from a moment in time, which is initial hard grief. Rebuilding a foundation after significant loss is frightening and overwhelming. It can feel as though there is nobody and no one we can trust anymore. This is particularly scary as the realization our former life has evaporated. Confusion sets in with the changes we experience in early grief, but don’t yet understand. We no longer can identify with the present or future, our role, or the roles of those closest to us, which have all become meaningless. Sudden loss vaporizes our ability to identify with roles. Loss in general makes us question all that we knew. While it is important to reach a point in spiritual practice where we can surrender all identification with roles, until this happens most of us still identify and BOUTIQUE



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One of the most incredibly potent concepts that I have discovered while doing empowerment work with clients is that there is a place in the psyche or a point of consciousness where forgiveness, choice and anger orgiveness is one of the quintessential linchpins for meet! This is a very exciting discovery. When a client a happy, healthy and integrated personality. The chooses to stay conscious with their anger, they can much vast majority of people do not even know the meaning more easily be “for giving” up their old “patterns of self of the word forgiveness. It means literally to be “for abuse” and be for commencing and re-crafting new and giving” something away. It is an act one does with functional patterns of self love. This concept applies to oneself…not with another. One person cannot forgive many of the other emotions besides anger; however, it is another! That is the other person’s task. Obviously it is particularly powerful when applied to anger. Another emotion that is very difficult to be “for very difficult to give up a long held, deeply imbedded emotion such as fear, anger or revenge, etc. Usually giving” with is guilt. The vast majority of people do the emotion is entangled and ensnared in all sorts of not know the meaning of the word guilt. They certainly justifications, excuses, defenses, habits, addictions, know how it feels though! Guilt is the self-punishment etc. The pathway to love is forgiveness. Forgiveness that we meter out to ourselves for not having known, dissolves resentments and jealousies, etc. Reluctance or done, something in the past that we now feel we to let go of fear keeps people “stuck”, alienated from “should” have known, or done, then. How absurd… we weren’t aware then of what experiencing the present moment, we didn’t know, or of what we and fully living life. If we learn to were doing. We need to exonerate continually practice forgiveness s s llnes ourselves from the self-verdict of e we see each other and ourselves as w k o i n guilty of perceived past crimes. Also m blameless. Forgiveness is a powerful s frui it is important not to be generating tool in our struggle to transcend “the new guilt as we navigate our way blame and shame game”. x i through life. There is a Buddhist e Forgiveness is the solvent that ty s psychology technique that can be e lf-esteem we need to work through our used to prevent the build-up of guilt. “unfinished business” and to begin ht g i e w It is called “walking on the razor’s releasing our pain and letting the edge”. It means staying eternally vulnerable part of ourselves shine COUNSELLING, COACHING present and fully conscious. It forth. Relaxing body-mind therapies, & HYPNOTHERAPY CENTRE means being and doing exactly what including hypnosis, are an excellent Richard M. Haney we want in each moment. There is adjunct to a successful “for giving”. Ph.D.(Counselling), Hypnotherapist no place or space for guilt in this Many of the memories that reinforce the dysfunctional behaviour that (613) 234-5678 (613) 726-3636 state. There is nothing to “for give”. Nothing is going wrong. We don’t Bank St. (in Centretown) Pinecrest Rd. emotionally paralyzes the individual fall either side of the razor’s edge if cannot be released without a very we stay fully balanced moment to well balanced intervention which moment. includes focussing, concentration A technique that works very well “for giving” anger and deep relaxation. Many hypnosis clients, for away is writing a letter to the person that you believe example, will report a “body shift” taking place when “made you angry” and then mailing the letter to yourself. they get “unstuck” from a particularly painful memory When you get the letter a week or so later, make believe or complex. it really is to yourself. 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What are the Benefits of Hypnosis?

“We are shaped by our thoughts; we become what we think.” - Buddha hen you think about the benefits that can come from hypnosis you’ll see it’s really worth it. It’s important to realize that hypnosis is not magic. Yet often the changes that occur are quick, profound, tangible and long lasting. Sometimes it takes a little while to fully see results. Myself, I lost 40 pounds many years ago through hypnosis and never gained it back. Many of my clients, as well as my husband, lost weight through hypnosis and maintained the weight loss. In a nutshell hypnosis works when people are ready, open minded and willing to move in the direction of their objectives. Commitment is necessary; the rest is my job. But it is all about your desires and objectives; I simply help to empower them from deep within you.


“Before going to see Lynne I would have daily anxiety attacks. My chest would feel tight and I would have trouble breathing. My thoughts would race and I felt I couldn’t control them. After just one session I noticed a huge improvement. The physical symptoms of my anxiety were gone. I still had the thoughts, but they were no longer controlling me. After our second session, my thoughts became more positive. Instead of feeling anxiety every day, I had been a whole month with only two anxiety attacks! When the attacks came I knew I had to think about the sessions I had with Lynne. The calmness would come again. I am so grateful to Lynne, her calm energy during our sessions stay with me long after our visits. She made me feel comfortable and at peace. That is a true gift for me.” Sylvie Reardon, December 2013 So what is hypnosis good for? 1. Reducing stress: Stress can cause serious illness in people like heart disease, high blood pressure, obesity, diabetes and sleep disorders. If you have tried many ways to deal with your stress and aren’t fully satisfied with the results, it’s time to think about hypnosis.  In itself, hypnosis generates a deep state of relaxation. 2. Hypnosis helps with any type of addictions, such as smoking, drinking and gambling.“Through working with Lynne I was able to give up alcohol and smoking

very easily.  Lynne has also helped bring clarity, focus, and calmness to my life.  I love her energy and aura. ”  Julia Chapman, December 2013 3. Hypnosis can help manage pain: If you experience frequent pain like fibromyalgia, arthritis or migraines then you already know that sometimes it feels like nothing will stop the pain.  Try hypnosis when drugs and diet don’t help to manage your pain. 4. Hypnosis can help deal with issues from the past: From dealing with a lack of self-esteem or a need for constant approval, hypnosis is a great way to work through past issues and helps build depth of compassion, acceptance or forgiveness. The framework is completely positive. 5. Hypnosis can help you change your behaviour patterns: Often behavioural patterns are learned or based on habitual responses, but a hypnotic

suggestion given while you’re in a deep hypnotic state can generate lasting positive and helpful changes so that you can be healthier and happier. 6. Hypnosis can help with fears: Many clients come to me with what they call unreasonable fears of driving, flying, of snakes or spiders and so much more. Hypnosis can easily help you shift unreasonable fears, which are based on your thinking patterns and perspective. 7. Hypnosis helps with weight loss and maintenance. The process is gradual and lasting. Lynne Cardinal is a fully Certified Hypnotist with the National Guild of Hypnotists, holding additional certifications in Hypnosis Innovative Techniques and Weight Loss. She is certified by Dr. Weiss in Past-Life Regression Therapy and she has a PhD in Eastern Philosophy. In person and Skype sessions are available to clients. Lynne has been offering Stress Management and Burnout Prevention workshops at the government and private sector for over 30 years. Insurance receipts are available. For more information Lynne can be reached at 613.721.7888 or by e-mail at You can also visit her web site:

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Do You Remember Where You’re Going?

by Amâeil (Melinda Urban RIHR) Healing with Divine Heart to Awaken the Deep Truth Within


n the conscious path we are often reminded that we are on a journey and there’s no destination. Our experiences are fluid, each a causation to another effect, rippling into infinite expansion, and weaving together with multi-dimensional trajectories. I know this to be true. However, I also have experienced timeline horizons – points of arrival in time and space, destinations of a sort. I don’t pretend to know all the vast complexities of our Universe, but my experiences have shown me enough to shift my perspective on the unknown. One such flash of clarity came three years ago. It might seem strange to say that my immediate reaction to hearing that my nephew suddenly died was not confusion, shock, or even sadness. Instead, it was very neutral. The direct inner knowing that arose through me would express, in words, something like this: “Yes, here it is. The way it was supposed to happen. It’s arrived now.” It’s said that, on the broader scale, we choose what occurs in our lives, before incarnation, long before it manifests into a reality in this timeline. This agreement with my Self implies then that, at the utmost, nothing happens without my knowing on some level of my being. So when a profound life change occurs seemingly out-of-the-blue, it’s only because I have not remembered my higher intention and purpose for this lifetime. The unknown is just something my ego tells me I should fear. For some, the fear of the unknown is significant enough to stop them from ever wanting to heal their dramas, distortions and distractions. If this remembering was possible once, it is possible at other junctures. Perhaps I only need to open to my remembering by saying a whole-hearted “Yes!!” to what I intended for myself, even if that isn’t completely known at this moment. It’s faith. I remember that someone once said, “We cannot not get to where we are going.” Since then, I’ve had the truth of this confirmed many times. Even when I have resisted or been unsure of what exactly was transpiring for me in my consciousness shifts, I later discovered that my ascension on the tree of life had been happening anyway. I thank God! Because, of course, if it was up to   ego-me it wouldn’t happen at all. the

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This grace means that I can, and we can, all relax from any anxiety that we are missing our purpose, failing, or falling behind. Each of these creates immense self-doubt – a poison to self-love and expansion. This does not mean, however, that we stop participating consciously, and tending to our hearts. My choices either align me with the direction of my Higher intention or they do not. There are also many influences and distortions, personal, planetary and Universal, that complicate the direction that things take. But what matters is not so much the ‘what’ or ‘how’ of my next steps, but what’s driving them. Flow requires my responses be Spirit led. This is my steadfast, living prayer, so that my unfolding takes a more direct, more fulfilling and most supported route. How beautiful that my God Intelligence is managing my life. I can release my need to hold tight, figure things out in advance, or fear the “unknown”. My conscious work is to witness, clear and re-align, and simply surrender to my ‘I AM’. And when I drop all self-judgment of where I should and shouldn’t be, absolutely, I’m on my way to where I’m going. What about you? Can you trust that? Subscribe FREE to my newsletter – timely articles, tools and inspiration. Specializing in clearing stubborn patterns. Integrating holographic clearing of your multi-dimensional blueprint, energy psychotherapy, thetahealing®, and intuitive vocals. Appointments in person or by phone. 613-253-2888.



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What’s the Message? by Laurie Fraser


t’s like this: Your Self/energy/soul is constantly trying to communicate with you. It’s polite at first- gut feelings, a nagging conscience, intuition, signs and messages in your environment, even dreams, visions and “knowing”. If these communication attempts are consistently ignored, your Self will get a little louder, like a child pulling on your sleeve. Emotions will demand attention. Maybe it will be anxiety or a constant bad mood. Maybe apathy or a sense that something is missing or that you need to make a change in your life. Ignore those messages and the emotions won’t flow or process; they’ll get stuck. Stuck emotions cause illness and physical illness is an emergency. Now your Self is screaming at you, insisting on being heard. “What does it take for you to pay attention? This is important!” Physical illness cannot be ignored. Whether it is addiction, mental illness, a broken leg, all hurts. And it’s all full of information for you. Examples: • a woman with bipolar disorder consistently breaks a wrist or gets into a car accident when she’s manic. It’s the only way her energy can get her to slow down. • an older man with prostate troubles. I worked on the prostate and removed lots of old emotions, mostly concerned with masculinity. There was nervousness & self-doubt when accepting a promotion at age 26; fear from the time he was forced to kill a rat; devastation when his father left his mother and he became “Man of the House” at age 12. This man was publicly dominated by his wife and I spoke to her privately about his need to feel masculine. It’s been five years and his prostate has calmed down; cancer has not developed. • women also receive messages from reproductive cancers. Usually the messages are about nurturing others at a cost to themselves. Their task becomes putting themselves first and learning self-care or selflove. Sometimes the messages are about unresolved grief re: miscarriages or lack of children. • a beautiful & intelligent woman who was unable to leave her abusive partner turned to drugs. She became dysfunctional with addiction and soon died of cancer of the pancreas. (Why the pancreas? This organ is all about self-esteem.)

• a child abandoned by her mother. I removed fear of independence, fear of leaving her land, and fear of being vulnerable from her kidneys. I removed the “emotion of hunger” from her heart, loneliness and grief from her lungs. I removed a large black ball of anger from her root chakra, and when I pulled that out (energetically), it was followed by a lake of tears. I balanced her solar chakra by removing “unworthiness”. She’s dealing with enough these days; I just lightened her load. • a suicidal client overwhelmed with chronic pain. I removed anxiety from the painful areas and then worked on the pain directly. I used energetic morphine (hey, no side effects) and some specific pain procedures. The pain has subsided somewhat as old emotions continue to be unloaded. • a smoker was able to give up cigarettes after several B.O.S. sessions focused on removing old sadness & grief from her lungs. Emotions can cause physical illness if they hang around the body too long. In fact, emotions are a warning sign- heed them, honour them, process them, or they will glom onto parts of your body eventually causing illness/pain. Laurie Fraser is a writer (The Word Not Spoken, fiction, 2013), teacher and certified BOS practitioner.  $65.00/ session. Call 613 721-3781.

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Not Wanting To Be: Toxic Shame

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have been revisiting the wonderful books of John Bradshaw written in 1990. Homecoming, his first, is an amazing exploration of the stages of development and where we get stuck as children if we do not receive the balanced, whole and healthy parenting we deserve. Unfortunately most of us did not as our parents had not received it themselves from their parents and consequently they were unable to provide the love, nurturing, freedom, guidance, safety and support we needed as young children to grow and thrive. Our parents or guardians did the best they could with what they had so there is no blame extended. As we have grown up wounded and incomplete we enter adulthood feeling inadequate, unlovable, unsafe, hurt, angry, frightened and alienated from life. I am amazed at how many of my clients express that they just don’t want to be here. It is not that they are suicidal, they don’t want to actively take their life, they just aren’t enjoying their journey here and wish they could be gone. Sadly, this is very common. Life for them is experienced as a struggle, something to get through, joyless, empty and unfulfilling. It does not have to be this way. With the inner child work, you can go back and heal the wounds that are causing you to feel this. What happens in inner child work is a re-parenting of the child from infancy up, healing the wounds created in each developmental stage. Not wanting to be here comes from the development of toxic-shame. Toxic shame results from treatment that leads us to believe we have no right to be here. We have no right to even exist; we aren’t wanted, we aren’t enough, adequate, worthy or lovable in any way. Wounded parents are very good at giving these unintended messages. When they do not understand the developmental stages children go through, they will shame and punish a child for doing what is absolutely necessary for growth to the next stage. A good example of this is exploration of space and self. “Don’t touch, no, bad” are all examples of things said to a child who is naturally exploring his environment or even

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Try homeopathy and see for yourself…


he World Health Organization recognizes homeopathy as the second most prevalently used therapeutic system in the world. More than 300 million people in 80 countries use homeopathy. A report commissioned by the Swiss Government found homeopathy to be more cost-effective than other forms of medicine, traditional or alternative. So why not give homeopathy a try for yourself and then you can come to your own conclusion. The first remedy to consider trying for yourself is Arnica. Take homeopathic Arnica for bruising, strains and sprains, a soft tissue injury. Take this if you feel bruised and sore, for example after overexerting yourself. This is also good if you’ve been injured or in an accident and you immediately react by saying “I’m fine, leave me alone.” That is when you should instant remember this remedy. If you have the feeling of being bruised and sore all over and you feel exhausted because of jet lag, then Arnica is the remedy for you. Taking a homeopathic remedy is different from taking over-the-counter or prescription drugs. Remember to store your homeopathic remedies away from strong smells, sunlight and extreme heat. (A dresser drawer, without floral sachets is a good idea). Remove 2 pills from the container and place them in your hand or a spoon. Drop them in your mouth and allow them to completely dissolve under your tongue. DO NOT WASH THEM DOWN with water. Take your

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hat small steps can you take today to achieve that plan, that desire, that you have had so clear in your mind for so long? Years even. What small step? Take a deep breath in and out. Release and then ask, “What step universe (Angels, God, Goddess, Babaji, anyone whom you want to address) can I take today? What small joyful step in the direction of the divine plan that you have given me and that is in my mind at all times? I ask and invite you into my life to assist me and help me and guide me 100% in taking steps. Joyful, peaceful, fun steps everyday towards my goal or desire. Thank You Universe.” WHAT SMALL STEP? NOW GO DO IT. What direction is the Universe giving you? Do you notice? What is most appearing in your life right now? What emotion is most surfacing? Even sickness and emotions such as anger etc are intuitive guidance, they are extreme forms, because you did not listen when the guidance came in a gentle form. Anger and sickness are both gifts and it can be helpful if you began to say to yourself, “this emotion or difficulty is doing its best to guide me to a better life that I have been asking for, It is a gift in my life.” Then ask the universe to begin to help you further in removing from your life what needs to go or change in order to heal. The universe does have a requirement that you ask. And really you always are asking, but it is better for you to ask consciously rather then being unaware of what you are subconsciously asking for. Hope this has been a helpful tips and remember around the time of the Full Moon in February (13th to 15th) these signs and emotions will increase.

he question mark is there because so many of us are asking - what is it? I think if we have to ask, it means we are not there yet. I also think that because we ask, we must be very close… The dictionary tells us that joy is a feeling of great pleasure and happiness. I find this definition falls short. I think we know what happiness and pleasure are. I believe joy is a whole other state of being that transcends happiness and pleasure. It is a heightened vibratory state that is experienced when one’s heart, mind and body come into alignment with the infinite self or soul – those indescribable moments when we are in right relationship with all life. More than that, I believe joy to be a natural state. I think it is our Divine birthrite to be joyful. It is how our Creator intended for us to feel. We’ve just forgotten. Our third-dimensional state of spiritual amnesia has left us in pursuit of joy, believing that it’s some elusive thing that can be attained through pleasure – that it’s something external to ourselves that we must strive to obtain. You know joy when you feel it. I feel joy most often when I’m teaching or when I’m spending time connecting to the natural world. I feel great joy when I’m teaching because I’m doing what I came here to do. I’m fulfilling my Divine purpose. I am aligned with my role of being in service to life. I feel joy in nature when I enter into the understanding that I am but a single unit of creation in the Universe, a tiny, yet absolutely integral part of a glorious and perfectly unified whole – when my ego dissolves into oneness with All-That-Is … those moments of knowing that I’m not less or more important than any other brings me joy. In our physical body, it is our lymphatic system that acts as an instrument and conductor of joy. In fact, lack of joy can compromise and create imbalance in the lymph. It doesn’t have a pump like your cardiovascular system. It requires motion of the body to function optimally. I know that in some perfect Divine equation - life =

Thank you, By Psychic, Healer & Teacher Marlene Stevens


February 2014


ourselves to the vibrant slipstream of consciousness that is existence. Joy is the realization of God – within us and in all living things. For me the Herkimer Diamond is the ultimate Stone of Joy. Just to look upon it is uplifting. Other Crystals that carry the joy frequency are Tangerine Quartz, Kunzite/Hiddenite, Ocean Jasper, Rainbow Quartz, Rainbow Aura Quartz, and Rainbow Moonstone. Crystals that give the lymphatic system a boost are Blue Chalcedony, Blue Lace Agate, Moss Agate, Snakeskin Agate, Bloodstone, Sodalite, Girosol, Prehnite, Ruby and Sugilite. Why not try making an elixir with one or more of these Crystals that you can take internally? Ingest the vibration of joy into your being and see where it takes you ‌ Love and blessings of joy to All, Karen Karen Osborne is a Crystal Healer, Shamanic Practitioner and Educator. She operates a full-time healing practice, a Crystal store, and regularly offers training. The next start date for her 5-day Crystal Healing Certificate is March 30, and the next start date for the 2-Year Crystal Shamanism Program is September 5-7. Contact Karen: | 613-798-2828 movement. God had to move to create the Universe and we must move to continue to evolve within it. The lymphatic system cannot be forced and neither can joy. Only movement can stimulate it. One of the best ways to get your lymph moving is to raise your arms to the sky, to swing and sway, and to jump up and down. When you think about it, all of these movements are natural expressions of human joy. We jump for joy. We swing and sway as we dance. We open our arms to the sky as we give thanks. Gratitude and joy are intrinsically linked. We must gratefully open our arms to the sky, reach toward heaven, and open our arms to life. Then joy will come. It will come only when we open


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Soul Healing Miracles for Relationships


any people around the world are searching for ways to open their heart to offer unconditional love. People feel they can only offer limited love, or they cannot offer love at all. There are some people who cannot receive love. Some people have had their heart hurt or wounded through broken relationships. In order to offer unconditional love, it is important to have a pure heart. A pure heart is a divine heart. When you experience challenges in your relationships, you are given the opportunity to transform those issues that affect how you respond to others. You have the possibility of responding in a loving way. You have the possibility of being a greater presence of divine light. Very often, blockages on the level of the heart manifest as complaining, criticizing, and comparing. All of these attitudes and behaviors make it impossible to respond with love and they make it difficult to offer forgiveness. All of these difficulties are mirrors. They reflect to you those things that need to be transformed on the level of your heart. They let you see the barriers to a heart-to-heart connection with your spouse, your partner, your children, your family members, and more. As you become aware of these blockages, you can offer gratitude and respond to them as opportunities to purify on the level of the heart so that your responses and way of being can become a pure heart-to-heart connection. You can do a practice in the following way to open and purify your heart, using the Four Power Techniques®: Body Power

Sit up straight with your feet flat on the floor. Close your eyes. Place your left palm over your heart and tap your Heart Chakra (in the middle of the chest) with your right palm or fingertips. Soul Power Say hello: Dear soul mind body of my heart. I love you, honour you and appreciate you. You have the power heal and purify yourself. You have the power to open yourself fully to offer unconditional love. Do a good job! Thank you!

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Concentrate and focus on your heart. .real.Visualize a golden light ball spinning in your heart, clearing the blockages Coming of Age - Keeping our Soul and purifying your heart. Sound Power Chant repeatedly, silently or aloud: Divine Love, Divine Love, Divine Love . . .

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Close your practice by “Thank you. Thank you. Thank you.” Do this practice daily, the longer the better. You may be very surprised after doing this practice. You could feel more loving. You could feel inner joy and inner peace. After doing this practice regularly, the way you respond to others could be dramatically transformed. Open and purify your heart to enjoy more loving and harmonious relationships with your loved ones, family, friends, colleagues, and more.

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Developing Self-Awareness


hy is self-awareness important? Seeing yourself as you truly are is absolutely crucial to personal growth. Once you can see the truth, you can more fully develop your natural talents and use your natural passions to find greater success and fulfillment. As Lao Tzu says, “Knowing others is wisdom, knowing yourself is Enlightenment.” Why Self-Awareness is Difficult It’s so much easier to find fault with others and point out exactly what they’re doing wrong, but finding fault with your own self can be extremely challenging. Instead of admitting your mistakes, it’s tempting to try and escape by making excuses and justifying your actions. Or you may just ignore these errors by distracting yourself with pleasurable activities or doing something good for someone to feel better about yourself. Alternatively, you might depend on recognition and admiration from others in order to mask your faults. By doing do, your mind learns to motivate you by external praise rather than by the greater rewards inherent in living a lifestyle in congruence with your values and natural abilities. Even though it might be a wee bit challenging to find out the truth, discovering yourself can help you determine self-defeating behaviors like these so you can move toward behaviors that help you. Be Aware of Your Motivations Knowing your motives may not always be easy, but it’s essential if you want to become self-aware. When you say something to someone, ask yourself why you said it. Even better, ask this question before you say it. For instance, if a couple of your friends are discussing their fear of flying, you might be tempted to barge in and tell them how you adore flying. But before you speak, ask yourself why you want to say it. Is it because you feel superior to them? If you go ahead and blurt it out, you’ll likely find that it creates some amount of tension in your friends. Maybe they resent you for being better off than them. They just might play the game of win and lose with you and bring up something you’re afraid of. Without self-reflection, all sorts of vicious cycles can be perpetuated. This is just one example. I’m sure you can think of many others! Be Aware of Your Intentions On a slightly different note than knowing your motivations, it’s also important to know your intentions. Your objectives can set off a chain of events, negative or positive, depending on what your aim is. For example, let’s look at Sarah. Sarah’s secret intention is to hook a wealthy boyfriend. She doesn’t


really care about his personality or what he looks like. But because the intention goes against her essential self, she is likely to invite disastrous results. Maybe the man she attracts is also looking for some way to gain from the relationship, regardless of the cost to Sarah. In the end, there can only be a parting of ways because neither intention took the other person into account or what they truly needed for happiness to thrive. In becoming self aware, you can delve into your intentions and modify them as you wish. Recognize Your Patterns We all operate in life on certain patterns, which we have created from our past experiences. We keep acting in the same ways, often without realizing it. With selfawareness, you can recognize your patterns, keep the ones that help you, and then form new patterns that better contribute to your goals. For instance, a lonely person might try and overcome her loneliness by attracting attention. She could be arrogant and flamboyant and bossy. But her behavior will create the opposite effect: instead of being recognized and loved, she may end up being shunned and scorned. When you recognize these internal programs, though, you can see which ones no longer serve you. Then you can take steps toward changing them. When you use these guidelines, you’ll have started on a path of self-awareness that can bring you great fulfillment throughout your life. As you uncover new behaviors and patterns, you’ll be able to ask yourself if they’re what you really want. Through selfawareness, you can have the life you always wanted. Moira Hutchison CTACC CCHt Mindfulness Coach 613.432.1239, Have you ever noticed that when we feel stuck - we become the expert of everything that does NOT work... The truth is that in order for a problem to exist - the solution must also exist! To get started feeling *unstuck* hop on over to www. and sign up for Step One of “The Get Unstuck Method”

February 2014

Social Intelligence In Mediation


ast November I wrote a column in these pages called Emotional Intelligence in Mediation. In it I said that I thought a high E.Q. was the key characteristic of a great mediator. I reviewed some of the work of Daniel Goleman, author of Emotional Intelligence, particularly with respect to his emphasis on the importance of empathy. This month I’d like to talk about Goleman’s follow up book, Social Intelligence: Beyond IQ, Beyond Emotional Intelligence. In this book, Goleman confirms what we all intuitively know. Good relationships nourish us and support our health, while toxic relationships can poison us. Goleman writes that the key elements of social intelligence are social awareness and social facility. Social awareness refers to “a spectrum that runs from instantaneously sensing another’s inner state, to understanding her feelings and thoughts, to ‘getting’ complicated social situations.” It includes empathic accuracy (understanding another person’s thoughts, feelings and intentions) and attunement to another person. Social facility builds on social awareness to allow smooth, effective interactions. It includes synchrony (interacting smoothly at the non-verbal level) and concern (caring about others’ needs and acting accordingly). Goleman says we can think of social intelligence “as a shorthand term for being intelligent not just about our relationships, but also in them.” Like emotional intelligence, I believe that social intelligence is key in mediation. I have always believed that the most important aspect of the mediation process for separating couples is to repair and restore healthy, constructive relationships, particularly where children are involved. Mediation can help couples move from toxic to healthier relationships in a number of ways: 1. Mediator’s opening statement. Right from the outset the mediator can set the stage for a relational discussion that emphasizes the importance of healthy ongoing relationships. This is particularly important where a couple needs to shift their relationship from that of married spouses to that of effective co-parents. This doesn’t mean ignoring the legal issues that need to be resolved, but rather letting the couple know that those issues are unlikely to be resolved unless their relationship issues are addressed first. 2. Moving from positions to interests. Most good mediators understand that there will be no resolution of the legal issues unless each person is allowed to talk about his and her interests. Negotiating at the level of positions (what someone wants) usually gets people nowhere. It is only by going behind the positions to the level of interests (why they want what they do) that true resolutions can be reached. When each person truly understands the other’s interests (their concerns, hopes, expectations, values, etc.) they are much more likely to settle their legal issues.

• 34 years’ experience as family lawyer-mediator • Mediation of Separation Agreements, Marriage Contracts and Cohabitation Agreements • Evening and weekend appointments available • Sliding fee scale • Free initial consultation Evita M. Roche 33 Somerset Street West, Ottawa, ON K2P 0H3 email:

613.237.7335 3. Allowing time for “non-legal” talk. Mediation is not therapy, but this doesn’t mean that feelings aren’t important. In fact, I sometimes think that all disputes are essentially about hurt feelings. Sometimes people just want to “stick to the facts” without realizing that it’s “the feelings in the facts” that are important. 4. Creating “meta-moments” in mediation. Good mediators don’t just mediate, they allow for time to talk about what is happening in mediation. This “talking about how we’re talking” can give people permission to have a discussion at a different level and, in so doing, work their way through any impasses that may have occurred and create a healthier relationship for the future. As I have often said, successful separation and divorce mediation is less about the details of Ontario’s family law, and depends much more on the mediator’s understanding of the importance of both emotional and social intelligence. Evita Roche was Canada’s first full-time lawyer-mediator. Since 1979, she has helped over 5,000 couples mediate the issues arising from their separation. In the 1990’s Evita was a Professor of family law and mediation at the University of Ottawa law school, where she received the first Excellence in Teaching Award. Her private practice is restricted to separation and divorce mediation, and she frequently delivers seminars on subjects related to family law.

February 2014


The Enneagram: A Profound Resource for Awakening

By Jane Lindsay o you wonder what makes you and others tick? Do you feel you or your relationships are stuck in repeating patterns? Do you sense a deep, true Self in you yearning to be liberated? Do you agree with spiritual teachers like Thomas Hübl and Cynthia Bourgeault that spiritual practice must proceed in tandem with work with your psyche? About 15 years ago I was struggling with such questions. Then I began to study the Enneagram. It has become an amazing resource in my personal and professional life. Moreover, it has been a catalyst for my opening to the Divine, my True Nature and committed journeying toward whole-being awakening. The Enneagram is a personality system and also a map of human consciousness. It combines ancient spiritual wisdom with modern psychology to describe nine ways people approach, interpret and engage with life. It teaches that you are both personality and Essence. Your personality is a set of assumptions, preoccupations and habits, but your Essence transcends your personality, carries a universal quality and connects you with the spiritual.


The Enneagram is not about “this is your box, and that’s that”: it is about how you can get contracted inside - or develop beyond – that “box”. The more you identify with your personality the more automatic and reactive you are, with diminishing consciousness and increasingly compulsive, self-defeating behaviour; when you become aware of and less identified with your personality you are more awake, able to respond to the realities and opportunities of your environment and of your True Nature. Identifying your Enneagram type using a questionnaire is often unclear since the Enneagram is not a psychometric system and we each have some aspects of all types in us, even though one is core. Instead, like many have, you will find that workshops, reading and/or a typing session with an experienced teacher will enable you to understand your type - and how to be at your authentic best. Doing so can be key to taking your ego out of the driver’s seat of your life! Introduction to the Enneagram: Our Nine Ways of Seeing & Responding Workshop, Feb 28 (eve) - March 1

Led by Jane Lindsay at the Shambhala Centre $110 general / $60 student

Also available: Private Enneagram typing, coaching

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New Approach to Healing

By Kymberli Ker, Canadian Registered Reflexology Therapist, Owner of Salt Puddle Yoga & Alternative Healing Therapy


he start of the year brings about new possibilities, new goals/resolutions and for many a new approach to healing the body and the mind. Most people start with either dieting or detoxing and perhaps a new exercise regime. While these are all really great ideas and options, have you thought about adding Reflexology to the mix? Reflexology works on the physical, emotional, mental and psychological level. So whether you are looking to lose weight, improve your sleep, balance your hormones or improve your concentration, Reflexology can help!!!!! Reflexology is an ancient healing modality that is based on the concept that there are reflexes on the feet, hands and ears that link to each body part, system, gland and organ. By applying acupressure on the various reflex points, reflexology aims to invoke the body’s own natural healing abilities. Thereby bringing homeostasis or balance. Many of my clients have experienced deep relaxation and a sense of wellbeing, while feeling shift and change in their bodies after only a few treatments. My treatments vary in length and price and can be customized to suit a person’s individual needs. Each treatment includes a soothing foot soak with essential oil blends, a nurturing foot massage and treatment of the reflexes, as well as a follow up post treatment discussion. Reflexology is also a great way to release tension, stress in the feet and the rest of the body. We as individuals hold so much tension and stress in our minds and our bodies and reflexology helps to calm the nervous system by invoking the parasympathetic nervous system state (aka “Rest and Digest” state). If you are someone who stands on their feet all day long or has structural imbalances in their feet, reflexology is a great tool to relieving pressure from the feet. An essential for tired, swollen, sore feet!!!! For more info on reflexology and it’s benefits, visit my website at Bookings can be made either by phone or email. I’d love to help you find wellness and stand grounded on your FEET.

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I have been working as a Registered Reflexology Therapist since 2012 and am affiliated with the Reflexology Association of Canada. I own my own business, Salt Puddle Alternative Healing Therapy & Yoga. I offer treatments at Planet Botanix in downtown Ottawa and at Salt Puddle located in Stittsville. Receipts are available to those who have coverage under their health insurance plan.

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Faculty Member, Foundation for Shamanic Studies During this experiential workshop, participants are introduced to Core Shamanism, the basic methods used by shamans to enter non-ordinary reality for problem solving and healing. Particular emphasis is on the classic shamanic journey, as well as on shamanic divination and healing. A practical, enjoyable workshop, even for beginners!

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February 2014


gical Dinner Even o l o r t t As AN EVENING WITH THE STARS!


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Whether you are interested in Astrology, looking for an unusual Birthday gift idea or love meeting people, this event is for you!

(limited space) Strategic Intervention - What does it entail? How can it positively transform your life? Mondays 7:30 p.m. to 8:30 p.m. Archetypes - What are they? How is it that we consistently attract the same situations in our life? How do they influence our destiny? Tuesdays 7:30 p.m. to 8:30 p.m. Reverse fibromyalgia - addressing questions related to the guaifenesin protocol described at Thursdays 7:30 p.m. to 8:30 p.m. RSVP at, 613-830-6838 or via the contact page at

You have a choice for your life! Do you choose Abundance?

Are you tired of feeling stuck in your life? Perhaps you procrastinate, or your fears keep you from moving forward. If you want more out of life, career, relationships, family life, etc., or desire more open creativity, fulfillment, selfexpression, love, financial security, joy…more Abundance!…then this is the workshop to attend! Key speakers, David Clouds, Thérèse Le Breton, and Gillian Cardillo, will cover Abundance and Frequency Resonance; Karma and the Cosmic Clock; and the Laws of Attraction and Creation. All proceeds will go towards disaster relief in the Philippines, an opportunity to co-create and manifest an Abundant life, benefiting both participants and recipients - the Law of Abundance made manifest! Date 13 April 2014 10:00-5:00pm; Cost $80 Early Bird $70 by 15 Mar 2014; Contact: Louise Boucher 613-853-1632


eresa Waclawik began organizing Astrological Dinners when she lived in Vancouver in 2004. A lover of astrology and bringing people together with good food, she has a natural flair for putting all the unique touches to a specialized event. She is also a Virgo fined tuned on detail. The Vancouver Courier said it this way: “As a Virgo, Teresa Waclawik has a knack for organization which makes her a gifted event planner”. An Astrological Dinner Event combines a three course dinner with a talk by a local Astrologer: for this event Judy Jibb who will be talking about the year ahead for all the zodiacal signs. In addition, as an artist who has friends in the arts community, Waclawik always invites an entertainer to spice up the evening with song, comedy, etc. in between the dinner and the talk. Everyone receives their personalized chart, a gift and a chance to win various door prizes. It’s  a fun filled evening on a cold winter’s night! If you have a group of people who are looking to do something different and would like Waclawik to plan an evening for you, call or email her to discuss your needs. She is sure to come up with something unusual that will delight your guests!

February 2014

Join Host Teresa Waclawik in celebrating all the astrological signs and the year ahead. Astrologer Judy Jibb will share her insights and predictions for 2014 followed by a question and answer segment. Enjoy a three course dinner on this very special evening. There¹s more! You will receive your Astrological chart and a gift. Plus there are door prizes! As well, this fun filled evening will feature musical guest Guy Del Villano. 

Wednesday, February 5th Carmen’s Veranda

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with a special selective menu for this event. 6:30 pm (seating available at 6 pm)

$65. per person (includes tax & gratuities). Drinks not included

Contact Teresa Waclawik and reserve today: 613-231-1202 21

The Intelligent Design of Creation – PART 2


othing exists for nothing, the universe is not itself made, and nothing in it has nothing to do. The drawing below is Figure 77 in Chapter 8 of the Revelatorium. The figure depicts the cubistic blueprint of the first six dimensions of the Outer Creation according to the formats of the Intelligent Design of Creation which has been finally revealed in the website The design has its proof in the Saturn Hexagon. (See - http://aftertheexplosion.files. The striking similarities in the respective pictures are not coincidental. The Saturn hexagon is home of the Solar System government. The hexagon is a magnetic resonance reflection in the third dimension of the domain’s six dimensional configuration. The population lives within its fifth dimensional band of materialization, represented by the thick ring in the hexagon, and the ring of twelve similar designs in the same location in Figure 77. As the cubistic matrix of Figure 77 would imply, the whole Intelligent Design is child simple and can be understood by anyone. The basic elements of the Intelligent Design consist solely of a sphere, a cube, and straight lines. The rules by which the elements work together hold the key. There is aught in existence not of the Design. In figure 77, the spheres represents Intelligence, the straight lines represent Energy, and the cubes represents Substance. The attribute of the Father is Intelligence, the attribute of the Son is Energy, and the attribute of the Holy Ghost is Substance. Intelligence, Energy, and Substance is all there is.

The two most fundamental elements of the whole Design are The ‘Cube and Sphere of Alpha and Omega’ and the ‘Cubit’. The Cube and Sphere comprises the entirety of the fourteenth dimension and acts as interface between the un-materialized inner form of the Creators in their fifteenth dimension as the Holy Trinity and above, and their materialized outer form in the thirteenth dimension and below as ‘Creation’. The Cube and Sphere projected one dimension down to the thirteenth dimension comprises the ‘Cubit’, shown below. The ‘Cubit’ is the basic genome of Creation. By principle of the Cubit the whole of Creation has been blueprinted and expressed. If you look again at Figure 77, you will see that it is composed entirely of variations upon the cubit. The variations  reflect specifically different frequencies according to rule. By the rule, the differing frequencies comprise the differing aspects of Creation. By this simple principle, the Intelligent Design is capable of blueprinting and depicting all of Creation in all of its aspects. The current Creation is over nine hundred trillion light years across and still within its infancy.  The Intelligent Design can be found in its totality at website For details about every thing going on now interdimensionally, also see: Do an Google images search on “Saturn Hexagon” to view more pictures. Thanks and bless, Delahnnovahh-Starr Livingstone Brantford Ontario January 6, 2014 Part 3 will be the nest issue of Tone Magazine. By: Delahnnovahh-Starr Livingstone email:


February 2014

Conversations It Is Worth Having


(Part Two) By Marlene and Bob Neufeld


n previous issues of TONE Magazine, we wrote about conversations we recommend people not put energy into and began to explore conversations we recommend people do put energy into. For a copy of those articles go to Today, we would like to continue to explore conversations it is worth having. 5. Reflecting, Validating: Often people around us just want to be heard accurately. They don’t want our advice or opinion. For more about this important topic check out the article on our website about listening. Frequently reflecting back what you are hearing can help clarify what is being said and can reduce anxiety and defensiveness. It is especially helpful to reflect back emotions that are being shared (without taking them personally) and to reflect back what you hear the other person wants. You don’t have to agree, you do need to hear what is being said. Once you have truly heard the other person, it is helpful to validate as much as you can. The most useful phrase in validation that we have found is “it makes sense to me that you would think, feel, want…” 6. Unarguable truth: We often say to our clients that if you are getting an argument back from someone, then you are being “arguable”. For example, saying “you never do your share of the dishes” will likely provoke an argument, while saying “I notice that the dishes didn’t get done tonight” will be less likely to do so. Of course, the other person can be finishing your sentence inside their head, especially if you have been used to blaming them. The most useful phrase in telling the unarguable truth is “I’m making up a story that…” This helps remind both you and the person you are talking to that what you are saying is really just your perception. For more about this topic see the articles on “Honesty” on our website.

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In next month’s Tone Magazine, we will be continuing this exploration as well as delve into why people insist on having the conversations that it is not worth having. Marlene & Bob Neufeld practice body-centered Coaching and Psychotherapy. They are a couple who help couples learn life-changing skills and create closer, more loving relationships with one another. To learn more, see or call 613-594-9248 to arrange a complimentary 1-hour introductory session. For articles mentioned in this article see

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Purple Monkeyflower

– A Flower Essence for Spiritual Freedom

by Barbara Schuster


part in our psyche which was trapped, and help us come back to ourselves, out of the stranglehold of the problem that plagued us. Essences can help transform our inner psychic, emotional or mental distortions back to our own inner truths. Mimulus guttatis, or Spotted Monkeyflower, is one of the Bach Flower Remedies. It addresses fears, mainly fears concrete in nature. Mimulus kelloggii, or Purple Monkeyflower addresses in particular religious, spiritual and psychic fears. It is very helpful in situations of conflict between our own soul’s and spirit’s true needs versus dictates of philosophical systems, religion, society, science etc., particularly if they instill fears of retribution or condemnation in case of non-compliance. The fears tied up in this kind of conflict can be subtle, profound and their power not easily explained. Purple Monkeyflower helps to encounter and then transform these fears, bringing us back to our own spiritual response-ability. It is very helpful in cases of ritual abuse or psychic manipulation. I have recently come to understand that psychic manipulation is a much broader and more common issue than I had previously assumed, and can come from totally unsuspected sources. When we are psychically manipulated, we act under the control of other people – or psycho-spiritual energies - not our own. In times of accelerated spiritual opening, fear of spiritual and psychic energies often arises quite naturally. This can also be addressed through Purple Monkeyflower. I have found Purple Monkeyflower helpful in the removal of psychic implants that attempt to control people spiritually, or in cases were other people’s words or opinions have a power over us that we cannot explain.

ne of the major issues of modern spiritual life is that of freedom. In the past, the Church and other religious institutions - even in the guise of parents, teachers, society, tribal leaders etc - guided or directed us towards the truth, sometimes in a truly helpful manner, often in ways that were imbued with their own distortions, and instilled fear and guilt. In this day and age spiritual freedom is experienced as an inner necessity. Yet even while certain societal and conventional structures may have less of a grip on us, this freedom is not so easy to obtain. Spiritual authority may not appear speaking openly from the pulpit but in many other forms, through modern-day spiritual teachers, health professionals, people smarter than us, scientific opinion, a guilty conscience, the media, family members and so forth. It is not always easy to recognize, and even when recognized, not necessarily easy to cast off. May be you have asked yourself: Where is my truth as a human being, as a spiritual being? Sometimes our head knows, but it looks like an invisible power does not let us feel in our hearts what our mind has understood. Or our heart knows, but the doubting mind can not be made to agree to what we know. What do do? Here is where Flower Essences can play the role of the deliveror-midwife. Flower Essences, not to be confused with essential oils, where first developed by Dr. Edward Bach. They are water-based infusions made from plant blossoms which are subsequently diluted and taken internally over a period of time. - For more information on flower essences, please visit my website For more information on this marvelous essence I invite you to visit Flower Essences have the capacity to address very specific soul issues, be it fear, doubt, lack of intuition, self-worth, anger, grief, procrastination, to name a Barbara Schuster is a FES-certified Flower Essence and few. Through the soul quality captured in the flower Therapeutic Touch™ Practitioner in Ottawa. Visit her and imprinted on water, an essence can release that website at or contact her at 613-820-4303.

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February 2014

Dream Making is Culture Making By Kera Willis


s we make our way down the nascent hallways of 2014, I ask you: What would you like to become? What would you like to bring to the world? As filmmaker Velcro Ripper states in his documentary Occupy Love, ‘we are the ones we’ve been waiting for.’ What does this mean? It means it’s time to step out of the identities and containers that have been forced upon us and begin, really and truly begin, to make ourselves in our own likeness. Designing an authentic life is a creative and daring act, a wild yell of exuberance into the face of a society that does not recognize individual soul. Moreover, it is a way that we can midwife ourselves from one world and into the next. And we will do this birthing with the tools we find in our hands, with what our life experiences and woundings have taught us, with that tiny glimmer of a spark we thought we lost long ago. We will find our way by dream-light. We will find our way by taking leaps, by being vulnerable, by sighting and then catching and taming our dreams, these feral creature-visions we thought had run away from us. We never so much as reunite with our dreams as we do stumble or trip over them. Usually some event or circumstance in life makes us stop, and plunges us into a state of exile; of being in between this world and the next. Often this state is accompanied by depression, what empath Karla McLaren calls ‘the stop sign of the soul’. This signals that the way in which we have been living is no longer serving us; that it must be replaced with something that is soul-making: The light of a dream. In order to find our way out of this awkward, in-between place, we must pay attention to the threads that run beneath our lives, that create meaning out beyond the edges of our vision, out past the thousand things we cannot see. And how we follow these threads will be by looking for excitement, by being archeologists for excitement, by excavating the places that shine only faintly, until their glow is large enough to illuminate the room. Unearthing a dream is a quest. We can begin to sight its tracks along the ground by looking for a thought, feeling, activity or experience that shocks us alive, that ignites us even for a moment with a kind of electricity that makes its absence noticed when it is gone. Cultivate these spaces of openness, of wordlessness, of longing. And then keep watch, for the thing which you are seeking may arrive when you least expect it. You could be driving down the freeway, your face soaked with tears, and realize you have missed your exit, that you were lost in a memory that had come to you from childhood, when you filled three notebooks with plans for a summer camp you wanted to host on your parent’s farm, and your parents said you were too young, and you forgot about the notebooks, but then somehow, they came back to you in this moment. And then you were thinking about your friend who just bought a farm out in Alymer, and then you were leading groups of kids over the hill and up to a line of trees, followed by goats with daisy chain necklaces. All of this in an instant. “Tell me, what will you do with your one wild and precious life?” asks the poet Mary Oliver. Well, I ask you: What would you dare? A writer, poet, traveller and horsewoman, Kera Willis has lived her life in the pursuit of dreams. From Scotland to Ontario, British Columbia to Texas, she has leapt and fallen and heard what the council of dreams has to say. Now back in her old homeland of Ottawa, she is offering a series of workshops called Writing Our Right Life and Dreamwalk to help guide participants in the stalking, capturing and taming of their own wild dreams. For more information, please visit

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Acupuncture and Seasonal Affected Disorder (SAD) By Steve Ryu, R.TCMP, R.Ac.


f this extremely cold winter weather has you thinking of palm trees, sunny beaches, and moving south, you’re not alone! Everyone feels the effects of fall in one way or another. However, for some, the move from the bright days of summer to the cool winter weather brings with it a form of depression, called Seasonal Affective Disorder, or SAD. People who suffer from SAD feel fine during the warmer months, but suffer from symptoms such as depression, fatigue, lack of motivation, difficulty concentrating, and lethargy during the late fall and winter. The cause of SAD is unknown, but it is thought by western doctors to be related to a drop in melatonin levels in the brain caused by decreased exposure to sunlight during the winter. Currently, SAD is treated through the use of light therapy, and in some cases, antidepressants. From a Chinese medical framework, SAD is related to an imbalance between Yin and Yang. The theory of Yin and Yang was developed thousands of years ago to describe the relationship between opposing forces in nature. Yang describes that which is bright, active, moving, warm and transforming. In contrast, Yin describes those things which are cool, dark, still, and nourishing. This time of year the seasons are changing from summer, which is a bright and warm Yang time of the year to the colder, darker, and more nourishing Yin winter months. For some people, the abundance of Yin during the winter becomes overwhelming, giving way to the hallmark symptoms of SAD. Lethargy, fatigue, and lack of motivation all reflect Yin characteristics. Like a frozen river, this lack of movement ultimately creates stagnation which manifests as depression and feelings of sadness. While there is no magic bullet for SAD, incorporating some Yang activities into your life can help. Remember, Yang is warm, bright, and active. Try to get outside during the middle of the day if possible, especially on sunny days. While you may not feel motivated, taking a walk, going to the gym, or cross country skiing are all good ways to stir up the warmth and activity of Yang. Also, activity in the form of change–trying something new–is a way to boost Yang. Choose activities that warm not only your body, but your heart as well. Time with friends or a special family event are both moving and warming activities. From a Chinese medical perspective, SAD is often a sign of stagnation of the Liver's qi (energy). When Liver qi stagnates, people may feel depressed, sluggish, or


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overly tired. According to Chinese medicine theory, when the Liver stagnates, it causes the Spleen to become weak, resulting in unhealthy food cravings, a feeling of heaviness in the limbs, and poor concentration or memory. This relationship between the Liver and Spleen, and the resulting health problems, can be effectively treated with acupuncture and herbs. In fact, this is one of the patterns of depression that I think responds especially well to acupuncture and herbs. If you are feeling an increase in depression symptoms, or if you know that this is a time of year when you get depressed, please feel free to get in touch to discuss how acupuncture and herbs can help you. Let Chinese medicine help you get off to a good start in 2014! Steve Eun Kyu Ryu, R.TCMP, R.Ac is a Registered Traditional Chinese Medicine Practitioner at New Life Acupuncture & Oriental Medicine Center in Ottawa. He is affiliated with Ottawa Fertility Centre and Riverside Acupuncture & Wellness Centre for infertility treatment. For further information or to make an appointment call 613863-6906 or visit website or

February 2014

Is Conventional Medicine More Dangerous Than Guns? by Grace Joubarne, Clinical Hypnotherapist


tudies on the track records of vaccines, psychiatric medications, antibiotics, anti-cholesterol and high blood pressure medications conclude that what we have wrongly taken for granted is entirely the result of pharmaceutical marketing and chicanery. When pharmaceutical and conventional medical claims of the safety and efficacy of pharmaceutical products are put to the test before the courts and independent researchers, they fall apart like wet noodles. Medical Journals are the source of ‘medical’ information that doctors, policymakers and media rely upon to ‘inform’ the public. In 2013 alone, Retraction Watch reported on 511 retracted published studies due to deceit, fraud, negligence and bias! To compound the danger, conventional doctors are not trained in nutrition or alternatives to drugs. How can our doctors be reliable health care providers if they obtain ALL of their information from pharmaceutical sales people, fraudulent articles and studies? On the other hand, if an ethical researcher such as Dr. Wakefield publishes truthful data showing MMR vaccines and autism are linked, and even when the US courts quietly award over $3.9 Billion in damages to children damaged by vaccines, which further supports his findings, the pharmaceutical-political machinery will ensure the ‘esteemed’ medical journals will remove the articles and damage their careers. The list of doctors and researchers this has happened to with impunity is long and includes others such as Dr. Arpad Putzai (exposed the horrific results of consuming GMO foods), and with Drs. Thomas Szazi and Peter Breggin (exposing brain-damaging psychiatric drugs). Pharmacists, a vital source of information, are trained to promote pharmaceutical agendas. Suzy

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Cohen, a pharmacist, has broken rank, sharing how pharmaceutical drugs rob the body of crucial nutrients, cause disease and even more symptoms than prior to taking the drug! Suzy Cohen’s MUST READ book Drug Muggers explains: • How birth control and menopausal drugs robs the body of vital nutrients causing depression, hair loss, fatigue and low thyroid function; • That vital heart nutrients are destroyed by taking statin drugs (anti-cholestrol); • How psychiatric medications can accelerate the onset of diabetes and dementia; • How to safely use antibiotics in an emergency situation; and • Why natural products work better than sexenhancing drugs. These are the kinds of books Health Canada and the FDA refuse to acknowledge and promote. These are the kinds of resources your clinical hypnotherapist can provide as they help you get healthy naturally. Grace Joubarne, Clinical Hypnotherapist, offices in Ottawa and Belleville, ON 613-422-7027, toll-free 1-888-390-3553 Blog at

February 2014


The Bad Effects of Smoking and How Hypnosis Helps


t is a fact that quitting smoking is very hard to do and it is safe to say that many people tried over and over and still failed to stop the addiction. But what many people don’t realize is that an Ottawa hypnosis can help if a person wants to stop this harmful habit. Even though people perceive it as “brainwashing” rather than a helpful way to change life, it still has a very high success rate in terms of stopping the addiction. And if you are one of those people who wants to change their life, knowing the effects of cigarettes and discovering what you can gain from stopping is the first step to break this habit. You have probably heard all the damage smoking can do to you. But what you may not realize is that it actually increases the risk of developing a range of health issues these includes lung and other cancers, heart disease, chronic obstructive pulmonary disease and infertility. Some people might not be aware that nicotine also affects the nerve-muscle junctions, that causes shaking and tremors. It also constricts arteries making the heart work harder and makes the blood more viscous that decreases the available oxygen. Not only will it cause sickness, it will also cost you financially since you would have to spend more money especially if you smoke one or more pack a day. Research also indicates

that smoking can lower a person’s intelligence making them not mentally and physically able to handle life’s challenges. So it would be smarter to join an Ottawa hypnosis session and join the non-smokers. While it is scary to read about the harmful effects of smoking, but on the other hand, quitting smoking with an Ottawa hypnosis decreases life-threatening conditions you might encounter. The sooner a person stops, the faster your body can recover and if you stopped before thirty, your life expectancy will increase by at least ten years. And one of the most important benefits of quitting is that it can actually boost your immune system and generally make you feel healthier and less sick. So you can still have the chance to enjoy another decade of a healthy life with even more energy. Even though quitting smoking cigarettes is daunting, whether the person is a social or a heavy smoker, it is still the best for the body. And if you want to quit it immediately, an Ottawa hypnosis center can help you every step of the way. But keep in mind that if you decided to try hypnotherapy, it is very important that you have a solid reason why you are quitting. Just make sure that the reason is for yourself and not because someone is pushing you. Since it works by putting a person in a deep, calm state, where the mind is actually open for suggestions having a solid reason will not hinder from your hypnotherapist’s suggestions to change thought patterns. And the good news is that typically one session is enough to break the habit, but having another session can also be beneficial.

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Wild Chaga, the Healthiest Coffee Substitute Part 2

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February 2014


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Yoga For Birth Saturday February 1st 11am-6pm $120+hst It’s never too early or too late to start preparing for the birth of your baby! This course is for a pregnant woman and her partner (in life and/or birth).

Kirtan with The Bhakti Connection Saturday February 15th 1:30-3pm $15+hst free for kids A Bhakti Connection Kirtan is like a musical journey around the Sacred World.

Life Lessons From Great Yogis Saturday February 1st 4-6pm $20+hst Join us for a series of meditations through story telling. We will be exploring the epic story of the Mahabharat which is the backdrop to where the Bhagavad-gita, one of the greatest yoga conversations of all time, was spoken.

The Art of Knowing, a Sat Nam Rasayan Intensive with Hari Nam Singh Sunday February 16th 11-2 & 2:30-5:30 $70+hst half day $125+hst full day Have an experience of your perceptions, unfettered by preconceptions. Combined with your intuition, produces The Art of Knowing.

Restorative Yoga for Chronic Pain and Fatigue Sunday February 2nd 12-3pm $40+hst The tools and ancient wisdom introduced in this workshop are designed specifically to support students through chronic pain and fatigue.

The Art of Happiness Sunday February 16th 1-3pm $35+hst Explore how the principles of Yoga apply not only to asana but everyday life. Learn to create the life you want.

Beat The Winter Blues with Yoga Therapy Saturday February 8th 1:30-3 $30+hst It’s that time of year again...Winter...where we can fall out of balance by eating too much, or eating too little, sleeping too much or sleeping too little. Now what can you do to cope with the ups and downs of winter? Join us for Yoga Therapy to find out! Partner Yoga Friday February 14th 7:30-9 $40+hst per pair Yoga for two! Enjoy this fun and interactive class with your partner, friend, workout buddy - everyone is welcome to attend! Meditation and Healing Class with Hari Nam Singh Friday February 14th 7-9pm $30+hst Meet your mind and soul and penetrate deeply into your meditative excellence. Join us for what is always an amazing class.

Introduction to Insight Meditation: A Welcome to Beginners and Returners Joseph Goldstein on The Buddha’s Path to Practice March 14 & 15, 2014 Joseph Goldstein celebrates True North Insight’s 10th anniversary by offering an evening talk and a daylong retreat on The Buddha’s Path to Practice in Montreal. Join us for either or both the evening talk on Friday, March 14 from 7-9 pm and the meditation workshop on Saturday, March 15 from 10 am-4 pm. Please bring your own lunch on Saturday or you can get one in the area.

February 2014

Real Book Signing and Meet the Author Thursday February 20th 6-7:30pm FREE Meet Willow-Marie Power, the author of Real, a coming of age story Partner Massage with Sage Wellness Sunday February 23rd 2-5pm $40+hst per pair Join Registered Massage Therapists Teresa McLean and Christine Northan as they demonstrate and guide you through a simple and effective (over the clothes) head to toe relaxation massage. Relax Into Bliss Friday February 28th 7-9pm $20+hst When we allow ourselves to relax and simply be we invite healing and restoration. Breathe Class with Kat Mills Friday February 28th 7:30-9pm $20+hst Join Kat in this special and relaxing yoga practice where breath and meditation are the focus. Occupy Me Friday February 28th 8-9:30pm $20+hst Occupy Me is an innovative form of performance: participatory yoga theater which incorporates the spectators as well as the performer in a play that is also a yoga class. So pull up a yoga mat or a chair and enjoy an epic performance. ASTROLOGICAL DINNER EVENT Wednesday, February 5th, 2014 Astrologer Judy Jibb will share her insights and predictions for 2014 followed by a question and answer segment. Enjoy a three course dinner on this special evening. You will receive your Astrological chart and a gift. Plus there are door prizes! Carmen’s Veranda 1169 Bank Street (in old Ottawa South) 6:30 pm (seating available at 6 pm) $65. per person (includes tax & gratuities) Contact Teresa Waclawik and reserve today: 613-231-1202.

Calendar ... Conferences ... Workshops

Visit or call 613-761-9642 (YOGA) for more information

Love Peace Harmony Ottawa Calendar Listings February 2014 Soul Masters: Dr. Guo & Dr. Sha Film Screening & Divine Healing Hands™ Blessings Friday, February 7 • 7 pm – 9:30 pm • FREE Two powerful healers, each committed to a sacred childhood vow discover and share the secret of all true healing. Receive Divine Healing Hands Blessings. 2650 Southvale Crescent, Ottawa Info: Sara at 613.620.1996, Soul Healing Miracles Evening with Master Lynda Friday, February 21 • 7 pm – 9:30 pm • FREE Divine soul healing is helping people around the world experience relief from pain, boost energy and stamina, increase mobility and agility, and improve chronic conditions. Receive powerful blessings for healing and life transformation. Tao Crystals & Healing Centre, 355 St. Laurent Blvd., Ottawa, ON K1K 3Z7. Info: Master Lynda at 647.654.7711,

Cultivating Compassion - Urban Day Retreat with Dr. Kim Sogge - Feb 1, 8:30 am An intensive day of silent practice exploring mindful self-compassion practices from Buddhist teachers + a yoga session of gentle mindful movement. Yoga and Nutrition for Healthy Weight Loss with Vanessa Tran – Feb 2, 10am Learn to fully support and love your body through the practice of yoga and nutrition right here, right now. How to Play the Gong with Devinder Kaur February 2, 12:30 pm Learn how to incorporate the Gong’s healing sound and vibration into your yoga practice and classes as well as how to play the gong for relaxation, meditation, healing and therapeutic uses. Reaching Out Into the Cosmos with Eve Mari Crete – February 2, 3:00 pm As we begin a new year, learn about significant planetary happenings and potent time-periods for each of the twelve signs. 2014 stands to be a dynamic year filled with the promise of growth and revelation.

Soul Healing Miracles for Emotional Balance with Master Lynda Saturday, February 22 • 11:00 am – 5:00 pm • $50 Understand the cause of emotional imbalances and where they are held in the body based on the Five Elements theory. Learn simple, practical techniques to self-heal anger, depression, anxiety, guilt, fear, worry, and more. Tao Crystals & Healing Centre, 355 St. Laurent Blvd., Ottawa, ON K1K 3Z7. Info: Master Lynda at 647.654.7711,

FREE Intro Class - Qigong with Sameer Hassan February 3, 5:45 pm The gentle, rhythmic movements of Qigong reduce stress, build stamina, increase vitality, and enhance the immune system.

Soul Healing Miracles for Relationships with Master Lynda Sunday, February 23 • 11:00 am – 5:00 pm • $50 Learn soul secrets, soul wisdom and the power of divine forgiveness to enjoy more loving and harmonious relationships with your loved ones, family, friends, colleagues, and more. Tao Crystals & Healing Centre, 355 St. Laurent Blvd., Ottawa, ON K1K 3Z7. Info: Master Lynda at 647.654.7711,

Master Class Weekend of Hands on Adjustments, Therapeutics & the Art of the Theme with Todd Norian February 7-9 Transform your students’ practice; Study physical adjustments for a wide range of poses and hone your observation skills; Practice alignment techniques to deepen your own asana practice; Gain greater knowledge of specific alignment techniques that address, heal, and prevent common aches and pains; and Be introduced to the Art of Teaching Yoga with a Theme so you can transform a regular class into an exquisite experience that is authentic to you.

Journey Intensive Workshop

with Dr. Marie-Sylvie Roy February 1 – 2, 2014 – Ottawa $395 The Journey: a simple step-by-step roadmap that clears out and heals the root cause of physical or emotional life issues. Discover the radiant essence of your own being and the incredible – even miraculous – healing potential of your own body. Call toll free 1-855-625-6876 –

Chakra Balancing Series with Kathleen Burr Wednesdays starting February 5, 7:00 pm Embark on an experiential journey to evolve your personal practice by understanding each chakra.

PranaShanti 40 Day Challenge February 9 – March 20 Yogic science confirms that it takes 40 days to fully develop a new life-promoting habit or to drop a current destructive habit. The PranaShanti 40 Day Challenge is a great way to strengthen the body, unburden the mind, and begin a daily commitment to yourself. Amazing prizes! Full Moon Meditation with Devinder Kaur February 13, 5:45 – 7:15 pm Learn the astrology for the Full Moon and do a short yoga set (kriya) and meditation that taps into the qualities of the full moon energy. Our class concludes with a deep relaxation with the healing sounds of the Gong! Live Music Sadhana with Dev Suroop KaurFebruary 14, 5:00 am A Kundalini Yoga tradition of 1 hour of yoga followed by 1 hour of chanting. By donation. Yogi Tea and a light breakfast will be served afterwards. Master Class Weekend of Mind & Meditation with Dev Suroop Kaur – February 15 – 16, Basic Characteristics of the Mind, The Three Minds, The Cycle of the Intellect, Benefits of Meditation, Preparing for Meditation, Keeping Steady During Meditation, and Types of Meditation. Healing Through Mantra with Dev Suroop Kaur – February 15, 7:00 pm Discover how chanting mantra contributes to health and health recovery. Learn about the main healing effects of mantra and how these combine to create greater health and vitality. Valentine’s Yoga with Melissa Delaney February 16, 4:00 pm Forget about dinner reservations or line-ups for flowers – do something different this year! Partner yoga is a great idea for a date, reconnecting with your spouse, or having fun with a loved one! Kundalini Yoga 101 with Devinder Kaur February 20, 7:30 pm A great way to learn more about Kundalini! We will do a short practice; cover some of the basics of this dynamic and deep practice. Lots of time for questions. Price pkg include tote bag and extra classes.

PranaShanti Kirtan with Gregory Kaps February 7, 7:30 pm Call and response group chanting. By donation to a different cause each month. .

Double Gong New Moon Meditation with Devinder Kaur – February 27, 5:45 pm The 1st part of class is an overview of the lunar astrology followed by a meditation for realising opportunities. The 2nd half is a deep relaxation surrounded by the sounds and vibration of two Gongs.

TAROT WORKSHOP Saturday February 1 at the Singing Pebble. Email or 613 304 4255. Early Bird Pricing by Jan 15; Info at

Vinyasa, Zumba & Yin! With Maria Figueroa February 28, 7:30 – 9:00 pm Three incredible forms of movement blended into one great dynamic class.

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DIRECTORY • Groups ISUL GROUP INTERNATIONAL. RON CHAPMAN. Meditation classes and seminars. 232-1160. PATHWORK® Practical spiritual wisdom that lays out a step-by-step journey into personal transformation and wholeness. A challenging yet compassionate voyage of discovery to the Real Self through the layers of our defenses, denial and fear, guided by our own inner authority. Ottawa info: SUFI ORDER OF OTTAWA

• People RON CHAPMAN. Classes and seminars, meditation all levels, private consultations 232-1160. NADINE LA BELLE, M.A. Body, mind, spirit Integrative Healing®. 613-258-7492. T. M. (THOME-us MARTee) TEGTMEYER, coaching and teaching transformation:; Phone: 613.769.5575.

• Places MOVEMENT OF SPIRITUAL INNER AWARENESS (MSIA) (an ecumenical church), Ottawa-Morin Community. Weekly, Thursday, 7:30 pm services, followed by fellowship, at 103 Westpark Drive, in Ottawa: call to reserve. Marriages and spiritual counselling by appointment. Peace Theological Seminary Courses: as scheduled locally, by correspondence and by internet. For information or to reserve: or 613-841-1458

• A Course in Miracles COURSE OASIS. Courses, support and study groups, spiritual gatherings, individual mentoring, books. Mary Anne Buchowski and James Gregory, 613-726-0195. Email: courseoasis@; Website:

• Acupuncture CHINESE TRADITIONAL ACUPUNCTURE & NATURAL MEDICINE CENTRE. TCM. DAC. Jia Jun Huang & Annie Huang. Graduate of Shanghai Medical University (1960). Over 45 years experience. Member of Chinese Acupuncture Association of China & Canada. Acute & chronic pain, Accident. Sports injuries, Arthritis, Fibromyalgia, Depression, Insomnia, Stop smoking, Menopause, etc. Disposable needles are used. Insurance coverage. Free parking. One of the largest herb stores in Otawa. 613-235-5504. 867 Somerset St. W. Ottawa.

HARMONY ACUPUNCTURE, Rural Kanata location, Alice Kwasniok, Dr. Ac. and TCM, MSc, member of CMAAC, graduate of ACOS, Nelson, BC. Acupuncture and Chinese herbal medicine for prevention and treatment of


a variety of acute and chronic conditions. Weight loss and detoxification, anti-aging facial rejuvenation. 613-832-0658. www. PAIN RELIEF; correction of chronic conditions; addiction relief; weight loss; pro-active tune-up for health maintenance. Meridians Clinic (613) 728-2579 SUNRISE COMMUNITY ACUPUNCTURE clinic offers affordable treatments on a sliding scale from $15 to 35 ( +HST). You pay what you can, no questions asked. There is an additional $10 for the first treatment only. 20 years of experience. 613-853-9099. BLAISE T. RYAN, R.TCMP, R.Acu. Specializing in Traditional Chinese Medicine, Acupuncture, Qigong and Child Psychology. Experienced & Registered. Adults & Children. Insurance receipts available. Located in Westboro at The Village Clinic. Book online at or call 613-702-5377

• Adiewa ACCESSING DEEP INTENTION AND ENERGIZING WISE ACTION Intuitive, embodied inquiry process for deep personal and spiritual growth. Experience your innate knowing, energetic intelligence, Source guidance. Private sessions, healing circles, workshops with Jane Lindsay. 613.761.9249

• Akashic Records PATRICIA V. LACROIX, Psychic Medium, Empath, Intuitive Energy Therapist, Reiki Master, Certified Hypnotherapist. Akasha is the fundamental energy at the very core of creation. All that is created emanates from and returns to the energy of the Akasha. Held within the Akasha are the individual records of each soul from the time it leaves its point of origin until its return. Every thought, word, deed and intent generated by each soul’s experience is recorded within the Akasha in one’s personal Akashic Records as well as in a collective recording of the experience. Accessing information from the Akashic Records gives us Divine insight as we create and manifest our desires.

• Alexander Technique ELENA CALVO. Certified teacher(England) Personalized mind and body work. English, Spanish, and French spoken. Health Insurance covered. (819) 771-0110.

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THE OTTAWA-HULL SCHOOL FOR THE ALEXANDER TECHNIQUE, Richard Albert, Director. Health insurance covered. I now offer Alexander lessons in my office or at your home 819-456-3484; or visit BRIGITTE CARON fully bilingual, certified teacher (also speaks Spanish). 317 Chapel (@ Laurier). 789-7972.

• Allergy treatment ALLERGY & CHRONIC CONDITIONS. 10th year serving Ottawa-Outaouais. Judy Spence’s Medical background assures your program is tailored to your individual health needs. NAET is excellent for treatment of allergy & infection as well as Autism, CFS, FM, MCS, ADD & other chronic and conditions including pain. Doctorate of Natural Medicine (DNM), Acupuncturist., Advanced Level 2 NAET, Advanced 2 BioSet, Laser Acupuncture Detox & Lymphatic Drainage. Western medicine meets Eastern medicine to correct persistent and acute health issues.  State-of-the-art computerized testing. The NAET Clinic of Ottawa is a full service, full time practice and also offers Hypnosis, Homeotoxicology, Auricular Medicine, Ion Detox Foot Baths,  Sauna Detox, Weight Loss and Stop Smoking Programs. 613-728-2579. Quebec location: 819-6611061.  On parle francais.

• Angel Therapy ANGEL THERAPY PRACTITIONER® Diane Lanthier incorporates various modalities, including family constellation work, into a unique and compelling Emotional Freedom Techniques session. EFT is gentle yet powerful energy work that allows you to release any negative memories and feelings that are blocking you from moving forward in life. 613 297 8293,, VONNE SOLIS. 613-258-3550 DISCOVER YOUR WISDOM WITH SOUL COLLAGE®. Fun, creative workshops and one on one sessions., Elise Laviolette 613-864-6377, HEALING ANGELS OF THE ENERGY FIELD, Integrated Energy Therapy-Master Instructor and Journey Practitioner. Learn how to connect with your angels and be the best you can be. Contact Susan at 613-220-6551 or email me at

• Aqualead AQUALEAD ENERGY - Healing water, environmental healing. Level I, II and Master classes. Free of charge, donations accepted. Sabine Blais, Aqualead & Reiki Master. email for schedules, www. (819) 230-6638.

DIRECTORY • Aromatherapy

• B. O. S.

PLANET BOTANIX fills all your pure essential oil needs! We carry over 100 oils and other supplies. Purchase products from our line of all natural bodycare. 301 Bank (Somerset) 567-4444,

LAURIE FRASER, certified B.O.S. practitioner. Excellent results: emotional issues (depression, anxiety, grief), pain, disease, allergies, mould, menopause, infection, insomnia, etc. Spiritual development, chakra work. 613-721-3781

PROMOTE WELLNESS with AROMATHERAPY! One hour sessions - $50. Available Thurs., Fri. and Sat. at Classy Nails & Spa Inc. (613-834-9922) 260 Centrum Boulevard, Ottawa

NATURAL BODYCARE by a certified aromatherapist. Natural makeup, cleaning products: Planet Botanix, 301 Bank (Somerset) 567-4444

• Art / Art Therapy SCULPTURE FROM THE HEART: a powerful creative process working with the whole person, energizing and grounding. Free introductory session. Hilde Paz - BA Visual Arts, qualified Steiner sculpture therapist, Tobias School of Art, UK (1988). individuals and small groups. Info: 613 829-3408 JOURNEY THROUGH THE RAINBOW: Participants gain a greater understanding of themselves by exploring the seven colours of the rainbow through art, visualization, sound and food. A “sense”-ational experience! Tammy Smith 613-799-1022

• Ascension Healing NEWLY-ACCESSIBLE LIVING TECHNOLOGY INTELLIGENCE for clearing stubborn, limiting energies from your 12-D Divine blueprint.

• Astrology JACQUES GIASSON: Professional Astrologer with a background in psychological counseling and 28 years of experience. Become aware of your path and take advantage of your challenges and opportunities, natal, actual and future. Call: 819-770-9259. JUDY JIBB, Astrologer CertFAstrolS 613 304 4255,

• Beauty and Health

• Birth Doula BIRTH DOULA offering 3 educational prenatal sessions, continuous birth support & 1 postnatal home-visit. Offering a wide range of holistic resources, including Hypnotherapy, Massage & Aromatherapy for pregnancy, birth & beyond. Visit: 613.282.6001

• BodyTalk KRISTIN PETERSON: Registered Massage Therapist, Certified BodyTalk Practitioner & Certified Acupuncturist or LORI HOLLOHAN MA, Advanced BodyTalk Practitioner, Yoga Teacher, Cranial Sacral and Reiki. Contact: (613) 866-7091; lori@ and

• Bowen Therapy BOWENTHERAPY OTTAWA Bette Madigan. Certified Bowen Therapy Practitioner (advanced) 376 Churchill Ave. Suite 203 (Westboro Clinic) insurance receipts available. Call 613-722-4249 or e-mail MARIANNA MEDVID, Registered Bowen Therapist, Homeoplus Outaouais Clinic, Hull. Pain relief and body balancing. 819-777-1818 (w) or 613-291-6651(c);

11th House Astrology Group, open to all levels, to exchange & learn, 2nd Monday of month (Sept.June), 61 Main St. Ottawa. Info:. 613-821-4839.

THE BOWEN APPROACH - Gently restoring your health. PAIN, digestive & respiratory issues and more. Certified Bowen Practitioner (Advanced) 613-799-3315.

INSIGHTFUL, INSPIRING, and in-depth Astrology Readings. Over 15 years experience. Eve Mari Crete 819-457-1694

BOWEN TRAINING ACADEMY, Janet Riley, RN, Licensed Bowenwork® Instructor. Courses in Ottawa and across Canada. 613 848-2083

• Aura Photography AURA PHOTO & Chakra Balancing Aura pic & interpretation, Colour therapy, Clear blockages, Healing. Rina Soucy 613-841-8651

• Ayurveda NOEL SMITH-SPARROW: Ayurvedic lifestyle Consultant, phone: (613) 294-7798

• Buddhism PINE GATE SANGHA - pinegate.htm - Engaged Buddhism in the tradition of Thich Nhat Hanh. 1252 Rideout Cr; 613 726 0881. Thursday meditation and study class 7:00pm; First Saturdays of each month - dharma talk and pot luck supper 5.00pm. Nucleus of Friends for Peace Resident teacher: Dharmacharya Ian Prattis True Body of Wisdom INTRODUCTION TO AUTHENTIC ZEN TRAINING through instruction in zazen (sitting Zen) and kinhin (walking Zen). First Saturday of each month, 2-4 PM. Pre-registration required: or 613-562-1568. Zen Centre of Ottawa

• Ceremonies CARRIE RATHWELL, CEREMONIALIST. Personalized ceremonies created for and with you: weddings, funerals, baby and family ceremonies, rites of passage, pet funerals, shamanic journeys for ceremonies, and more. 613-2371473.

• Chakra/Aura Balancing Rica 613-257-8362 THE BOUTIQUE offers a 30 minutes Chakra/ Aura Assessment and modification session. Also the Boutique offers many more services, please refer to or call the Boutique at 613 424 9094.

• Channelling DONNA KINNIBURGH, Internationally Renown, Deep Trance Medium (Edgar Cayce Style) Is now accepting Limited Appointments – 613 649-8245

• Child Care Conscious, healthy, heart-centered care and support for your child(ren) and family. Julia Horvath: 613-724-8228

• Chiropractic ACTIVATOR CHIROPRACTIC CLINIC. Restore proper spinal balance safely and comfortably with the precise low-force activator analysis and instrument. Dr. Stephani S.Dunk 613-226-9800. Baseline @ Prince of Wales

• Church

BOWENWORKS OF KINGSTON, Andrée Boisvert, Certified Bowenwork® Practitioner, 920 Princess St., Suite 105, Kingston, 613331-3625,

CHURCH OF PERFECT LIBERTY, Ottawa,ON. (613-225-1850)

BOWEN TRAINING ACADEMY, Janet Riley, RN. Licensed Bowenwork® Instructor Courses in Ottawa and across Canada. 613 848-2083

GREEN CLEANING since 1988. Completely insured and bonded. We clean both homes and offices. Personalized friendly service with all healthy products. 613-731-1532 or email

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• Cleaning


• Clinics PLANET BOTANIX, 301 Bank (Somerset) 5674444: visit our website for a list of practitioners KILLENS REID PHYSIOTHERAPY CLINIC now offering TCM with acupuncture practitioner. Other services, Osteopathy, Vodder Lymphatic Drainage, Vestibular Rehab, Urinary Incontinence Rehab, Massage Therapy, Orthopaedic and Sports Physiotherapy. (613) 594-8512.

• Clubs OWLS Club: socially-responsible club for ladies 40+, for friendship, support and co-creation. For info or to join:

• Clutter FROM CHAOS TO ORDER - bring on the Flow. Edie Lane Feng Shui Consultant, DeClutter Specialist. 613-565-1919

• Coaching ACADEMY OF PERSONAL AND RELATIONSHIP COACHING www. Coaching concentrates on healing and empowerment and deemphasizes being clinical and helping. Richard Haney is a wholistic coach who brings a wide range of skills, techniques and modalities to each coaching interaction. He provides warm, heart-connected and empathetic coaching. Please contact Richard Haney to enhance your life and make the most of each moment. Listening well is the most eloquent sign of caring. Richard Merrill Haney, Ph.D. (Counselling Therapy), 234-5678 or 726-3636.

ANNA EARLE GREEN, MA CCC - providing Personal & Spiritual Growth Coaching, Mindfulness & Body-Mind Healing Therapies. 613-295-9987 LIFE SKILL WORKSHOPS INCLUDESAnger, Communication, Denial, Roles, ACOA, Co-dependency, Relationships and Spirituality. Every second Saturday from November 9 at The House of Hope and Healing. Lynda @ 613-858-7181

• Colonic Therapy DETOX AND STRENGTHEN THE COLON. Gentle, safe, effective. Experienced Colonic Therapist and Holistic Nutritionist, SatDaya WIlliams at 815 Merivale Rd, Ottawa, 613-761-5982,,

• Counselling CAROLINE ELSON a Wholistic Lifestyle Counsellor. B.Sc M.Ed,CCC 613 282 7905, Starting where you are, moving to create the life you want. Explore the physical, mental and emotional through traditional and alternative forms of counselling. Individual and Couple. ROSEMARY MURRAY-LACHAPELLE, M.L.S., M.A., Dipl. Analyt. Psych. Jungian Analyst and psychotherapist. Individual therapy to address your unique concerns. (819) 568-0282

T. M. (THOME-us MARTee) TEGTMEYER, Functional, Integrative and Vibrational transformation. By appointment only. Phone: 613.769.5575

ACADEMY OF COUNSELLING. Richard Merrill Haney, Ph.D. (Counselling Therapy) Specializing in individual and couple counselling and in comprehensive family mediation. Also specializing in bereavement, career and stress counselling. Richard is an empowerment counsellor who is heavily influenced by Roberto Assagioli (Psychosythesis), C.G. Jung, Fritz Perls (Gestalt Therapy), Alfred Adler, Milton Erickson, Ken Wilber and Stanislov Grof (Holotropic Breathwork). 234-5678 or 726-3636. Web:

ANNA MARANTA: Coaching, Counselling, and Spiritual Direction from an Integral Perspective. Call: 613.867.5505 or email:

NURTURING A LOVING RELATIONSHIP with your embodied wisdom thru Focusing, NVC & Yoga. Phone/Skype, in person. Shulamit Day Berlevtov 613-868-9642

MARLENE NEUFELD, MSW, RSW, AND BOB NEUFELD, M.ED., help couples create closer loving relationships. We specialize in two-on-two couples coaching/psychotherapy. Experience our life changing approach which will help you learn skills and techniques that facilitate lasting personal change in a faster and easier way than traditional talk-therapy. We each have over 37 years experience in helping couples/people create more satisfying relationships/lives. For more information or to arrange a one-hour no-chargeto you initial consultation see or phone 613-594-9248.

KATHY GLOVER SCOTT M.S.W., professional, experienced Reiki Master/Teacher (Ascended Levels). Reiki to the 21st degree, 5th Dimensional Consciousness Program, Reiki and Crystals and Root Cause Release Work. Classes and individual appointments (some covered by extended benefits). 613-271-8636


MARY O’KEEFFE, MA., MSc., Clinical member, Ontario Society of Psychotherapists. Mindfulness & Compassion-Based therapy, for emotional balance, anxiety, stress, burnout, grief, relationship and childhood issues. Experienced therapist, Integrative & Holistic...613-608-7809

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REV. SHERRY HARRIS, MSW, RSW is a heart-focused psychotherapist, certified spiritual coach, counsellor, teacher, minister and energy therapist. She works 7 days a week and offers receipts reimbursable by most insurance providers. She may reached by phone at 613236-8852 or by email at Her website is www,sherryharriscounselling. com. If you cannot come to her, appointments may be done by phone or Sykpe or in your home (travel costs added to the session fee) Hourly fee: $120. LUC DUMOUCHEL, MA, CCC. INDIVIDUALS/ COUPLES. Anxiety, ACoA, communication, depression, emotional dependency, infidelity, loss, separation, sexual problems, GLBT issues, self-care, spirituality. Ottawa/Hull. Insurance/sliding scale. Bilingual. 613-2359813 SONJA MULLER, Member of College of Nurses, Healer, Sat Guru Teacher Ashtanga Yoga Therapist, and Health Coach. Practicing the Path of the Rose in the Lotus of Life as a teacher of the Revealed Teachings of Christ. Renewal of faith, and spirit through conversion and the path of the rose of spiritual understanding and awakening. 613 7954583. Retreats, personal therapy, path work, initiation, workshops, trainings by appointment. GET RESULTS @ FREE COUNSELLING AVAILABLE for people dealing with death and dying. Also, guidance to achieve your goals in life. 613-828-2836 INDIVIDUAL COUNSELLING SERVICES (ICS) offers Counselling and Psychotherapy for Depression, Anxiety, Trauma Grief & Bereavement. To set an appointment please call 613-720-9003 or email us at

• Couples MARLENE AND BOB NEUFELD help couples who want to create a closer, more loving relationship with one another. Learn how to avoid the common relationship problems of criticism, defensiveness, or just drifting apart. Experience Bob and Marlene’s life changing approach, which includes their ability to bring a couple’s perspective to helping other couples. We each have over 37 years experience in helping couples/people create more satisfying relationships/lives. For more information or to arrange a one-hour no-charge-to you initial consultation see or phone 613-594-9248. ANNA GREEN COUNSELLING & PSYCHOTHERAPY (MA CCC) - Improve emotional attachment , connection, and communication - reduce stress and conflict. Counselling and mediation services: receipts available, clinically supervised therapy. Downtown area. 613-295-9987


• Crystal Healing LINDA ENERGY HEALER - Beautiful handpicked crystals & jewellery. Workshops. Home parties. Crystal Healing sessions. 613-868-8468. Join my mailing list, send an email to:

• Crystals THE CANADIAN SCHOOL OF NATUROTHERAPIES AND SPIRITUAL DEVELOPMENT offers distance education courses in Reiki, Intuitive Development/ Counseling, Energy Therapies and Spiritual awareness. Take Individual Courses or become a Registered Integrative Naturotherapist R.I.N. 819-328-9128

• Cranio-Sacral Therapy JOAH BATES, D.O.(UK) Biodynamic Osteopathy. Creating a space for self-healing through structural balance. Over 25 years experience. 613-742-0011. AVIVA COHEN, Happy Body Works on Main Street,, 613-6975644. Receipts available. Light-touch soft tissue and nervous system therapy. Targets dysfunction and honours body’s own intelligence for healing. Also decreases depression, anxiety, stress. Increases range of motion, longevity, quality of life. DENISE GAULIN, B.A., CST Since the early 1990’s, Denise offers individual CranioSacral Therapy (CST) and SomatoEmotional Release (SER) sessions; she also has a specialization and a vast experience in pediatric CST and Visceral Manipulation (Barral). Denise is a certified CranioSacral therapist and certified teaching assistant for all levels of coursework (Upledger). Tutorials are offered to students of CST and SER. By appointment. Tel. 613-738-9080 WELLNESS WITH MOIRA: CranioSacral and SomatoEmotional Release Sessions. Specializing in self empowerment for healing and health. Insurance Receipts. 613.432.1239 BODY POETS MASSAGE THERAPY - Skilled RMTs - Many Modalities - Convenient Hours - Online Booking - Downtown Location - Free Parking - Gift Certificates. 504 Kent St. (At Arlington) Visit or call 613-222-0465. Step into the Circle of Care! ANNA EARLE GREEN, MA CCC Cranio-sacral therapy (Upledger), reiki and body-mind healing from life’s mishaps. CALM. RELAXED. CENTERED. Assists the body’s natural healing intelligence and optimal restoration of immune and nervous system functions for many conditions. Downtown area. 613-295-9987

ASCENSION HEALING – Full-time Crystal Shamanic Healing Practice: Crystal Healing, Soul Retrieval, Entity Extraction, Ancestral Healing, Space Clearing ▪ 2-year Certification Training Program in Crystal Shamanism ▪ Crystal Workshops ▪ Sacred Travel ▪ Crystal Store: Geodes, Crystals, Jewelry, Books, Shamanic Supplies. Karen Osborne:, 613798-2828

• Dance DANCES OF UNIVERSAL PEACE: Join us in simple, meditative multi-cultural circle dances that use sacred phrases from the many sacred traditions of the earth to touch the spiritual essence within ourselves and others. For more information call 613-594-9248, checkour schedule at www.marleneandbob. com or email BELLY DANCING FOR FUN! Awaken your own Goddess of Dance. Tracey @ 613-241-3397 or PEACOCK DYNASTY DANCE STUDIO: Specializing in Bollywood, Indian Classical Dance Style-Bharata Natyam, Indian Folk, & Persian/Bollywood Fusion. Please contact Sem at or 613-2866484 or visit

• Detoxification Rica 613-257-8362 ION CLEANSE” Foot Bath Detox, fast, easy, effective way to detox the body in 30 min. Also offering “CHI MACHINE and FAR INFRARED DOMES’ sessions. Insurance coverage. Christianne Akyna-Foley 613-842-3337 OTTAWA WELLNESS & DETOX CLINIC. IONCLEANSE™ FOOT BATH with full nutritional support for the ongoing process of detoxing. Nancy 613-596-0260 ION CLEANSE FOOT BATH - Removes accumulated toxins from your body through the pores in your feet. Linda O’Connor 4406 Old Kingston Rd. Lombardy. (613)272-2739

• Dowsing OTTAWA DOWSERS, 2nd Wednesday of the Month Routhier Community Centre 172 Guiges St.(Cumberland/St. Patrick) 7-9:30pm. Pendulum, L-rod, Y-rod, bobbers and more. 613-596-0260

• Dreams ROSEMARY MURRAY-LACHAPELLE, M.L.S., M.A., Dipl. Analyt. Psych. Jungian Analyst and psychotherapist. Therapy practised with sensitivity to material from the unconscious such as dreams. (819) 568-0282

• Eco-Friendly ADORIT BOUTIQUE. Fair Trade Eco-fabric Boutique. Tarot Readings every Saturday 12:00 - 6:00pm. 153 York St. Ottawa. (613) 241-8354

• EFT & Energy Medicine

SACRED CIRCLE DANCE. Experience joy in movement, well-being, and harmony with others. No dance experience required for this fun, accessible exploration and practice of unity and alignment. Ottawa Circle: Barbara (613) 225- 3253 Aylmer Circle: Jen (819) 682-1434

• Dementia AN ALTERNATIVE, UNCONVENTIONAL, AND HOLISTIC approach to Memory Loss. Mark Andrews 613-257-0003

• Dentist DR. PAUL GREENACRE. tel: (613) 234-5758;; 100-152 Gloucester Street, Ottawa

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COMBINING THE POWER OF DONNA EDEN ENERGY MEDICINE AND EMOTIONAL FREEDOM TECHNIQUE to release blocks and empower you to step into your magnificence. Catherine McLenaghan, certified Donna Eden Energy Medicine Practitioner and certified Emotional Freedom Technique Practitioner. Call 613-730-0411. Private sessions and ongoing

• EMF Balancing P.W. EMF BALANCERS, Home, Work, Auto. Steve Priebe (613) 842-4758,,

• Emotional Freedom Technique EMOTIONAL, MENTAL AND SPIRITUAL PAIN AND STRESS can lead to physical pain and illness. Life is too short to live with pain of any kind! EFT is an important tool in getting rid of pain - and also in removing the negativity that blocks you from manifesting and attracting the positive and allowing for fullness of self and your divine plan. Tap into emotional freedom - try it on EVERYTHING! Diane Lanthier (613) 2978293


VIOLETTA BOROWSKI, BEd, CHt, EFT Cert-1, SPHE-RE Through this gentle tapping technique, release emotional, mental, spiritual blockages and imbalances on all levels that were preventing you from experiencing peace, happiness and success in your life. A healthy emotional state, will immediately activate physical healing and well being. 613-808-4822

• Energy ENERGY TRANSFORMATIONAL FACILITATOR The Art of Neutrality - sessions available by phone, distance or in person Yvette Marie-Claire Guy 819 771-8858

• Energy Healing LAURIE FRASER, B.O.S., holographic healing, Reconnective, facade healing, past life. Excellent results: anxiety, depression, insomnia, hormones, disease, allergies, pain, addiction, spiritual blocks. 613-721-3781. HEALING FROM WITHIN. Energywork and Bodywork through Inner Knowing. Contact Jim Holland at 613-824-1181 MARTIN DESLAURIERS – Physical and emotional healing. From injuries to chronic diseases, pain, burnout, grief. Grounding and self-healing group sessions. 819 965-0108 ext 101 – LINDA ENERGY HEALER - Highly effective energy medicine. Stress, childhood issues, depression, pain, grief. In person or distance, people & pets 613-868-8468 QUANTUM HEALING -Past Life Regression; Any health issue, Any Question -Dolores Cannon Hypnotherapy Method - Contact Nancy McColl 613-237-4904 email: VIOLETTA 613-808-4822 The goal is for you to reduce or eliminate your pain rapidly & effectively. Let’s work on you using EFT along with other tools for your mental, emotional, and physical well being. EFT Certified DIVINE CURRENTS. ALS, MS, Alz, Neuro, Sensory. Also Herpes, all viruses. Carlos 613-231-6181

• Enneagram JANE LINDSAY,MSOD, Riso-Hudson trained, experienced teacher of the profound Enneagram system of personality type and consciousness development. Type identifying, coaching, training. 613.761.9249

• Face Massage FACE MASSAGE (REJUVENATING) The Canadian Centre of Indian Head Massage. Two day Certification course with Debbie Boehlen. 905.714.0298.


• Facial Rejuvenation Burnham Systems Facial Rejuvenation is a powerful AntiAging Holistic Therapy. Realignment and toning of facial muscles; Release of physical and emotional blockages; Deep renewal of body and spirit. Jurlique Organic Skin Care. Gayle Mickelson 613.422.5701

• Feng Shui BALANCE - HARMONY - ENERGY Enhancing spaces that transform your life. Registered Interior Designer and Certified Feng Shui Consultant. Specializing in Space and Clutter Clearing, Space Planning, Design and Decoration, Colour and Light, Renovation and Construction. Pamela Burns, ARIDO, IDC, Reiki Master (613) 741-4055 CLEARING THE ENERGY OF YOUR HOME can be magical. Move to the next level of your healing. Contact Edie 613-5651919

• Feng Shui Workshops PRACTITIONER/FACILITATOR LINDA THERRIEN from Life Health Healing Center provides two workshops. Introduction to Feng Shui with compass and Advanced Feng Shui with crystals both include certificates. Let Feng Shui in your home and in your life help you achieve Harmony, Abundance, Happiness and more. Workshops are held on the third Saturday or Sunday of each month from 1pm to 5pm. Pre-registration required. Linda is the founder and teacher of Dimensional Meditation with crystals. Call: 613-824-4548 or visit

• Family Planning FAMILY PLANNING CONSULTING using the highly successful Lunar Phase Method. One time fee of $100.00 includes personalized profile and follow up. Nancy at 613-324-4458 or fertility-wheel “WOMEN UTILIZING MIND/BODY TECHNIQUES such as hypnosis have a 42 –55% increased rates of conception” Engage the power of your subconscious mind to enhance fertility with hypnotherapy. Visit: 613.282.6001

• Flower Essences FLOWER ESSENCES can support you through all phases of life. Gentle release of blocks and patterns, healing of old wounds, assistance with acute or chronic issues. Californian, Pacific and Bach essences. Will treat animals. Barbara Schuster, FES-certified practitioner; 613-8204303 or

• Foot Orthotics DR. JEAN-FRANCOIS GAUTHIER B.Sc., D.C., C Ped (C) is a certified pedorthist, a trained foot health specialist. Providing

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solutions for conditions such as plantar fasciitis, metatarsalgia, etc. Restore proper foot, knee, hip and lower back balance with confortable custom-made foot orthotics. Conveniently located near Rideau Center, free parking: 418 Rideau St. Please call 613-241-3434. For more information contact us at dr.gauthier@ or

• Gifts PLANET BOTANIX, 301 Bank (Somerset) 567-4444: eco friendly, recycled, unique and inspirational ideas!

• Gum Disease DR. PAUL GREENACRE. tel: (613) 234-5758;; 100-152 Gloucester Street, Ottawa

• Hadoscan HADOSCAN Sessions available by phone, distance or in person Contact Yvette Marie-Claire Guy 819 771-8858

• Head & Neck Pain DR. PAUL GREENACRE. tel: (613) 234-5758;; 100-152 Gloucester Street, Ottawa

• Healing From The Core AVIVA COHEN, Happy Body Works on Main Street,, 613-6975644. Receipts available. Tools for whole body presencing, pain and trauma releasing.

• Healthy Bra HEALTHY BRA - Orthopaedic and Post-Surgical Bra (Medical Device License). No wires. No elastic. Custom-fit. Where health, comfort and shape matter most – Sizes 28A to 44KK. Comfy Posture Solutions 613-521-9100

• Health Kinesiology Rica 613-257-8362. Treat causes, not symptoms

• HeartMath® 1:1 Coaching BREATHE THROUGH THE HEART AND STOP REACTING UNCONSCIOUSLY. Self Regulation, Energy Management, Optimal Performance. Contact Robbin Zrudlo at

• Herbalism ANNE DRISCOLL R.H. is a traditional herbalist wise in the healing ways of plants. In her practice she blends the wisdom of herbcraft with modern scientific knowledge. She works with individuals to restore the innate balance and strength of the body. All remedies are custom created to address each person’s unique health needs. For both chronic and acute conditions - let plants walk with you on the journey to wellness. Call the Avalon Herbal Clinic at 613-6121181 or drop by on Saturday to Mother Earth Natural Health (747 D Richmond Road.)

• Herbs JUDY’S ORGANIC HERBS Canada’s favourite source for medicinal herbs & health items. Huge selection of highest-quality organic bulk herbs including Premium Herbs from our gardens, vibrant tinctures, oils & vinegars, custom formulas, Ayurvedic herbs, Best-Tasting Krispy Kelp, DEET-Free Insect Repellent, Poison Ivy Remedy, fresh Ginseng, Vita-Mix, LiteBook, Chi Machine, Far Infrared Hot House, large selection of books & more. Mailed to your home or office. Free e-newsletter. Consultations available by appointment. 613-832-8241 613-832-8241

• Holistic Dentist DR. PAUL GREENACRE. tel: (613) 234-5758;; 100-152 Gloucester Street, Ottawa

• Homeopathy J.B. HOMEOPATHIC DISPENSARY. Jo-Anne Bazinet, homeopath. Member of S.P.H.Q., C.S.H., H.M.C.C. 2062 St. Joseph Blvd., Orleans, ON, K1C 1E6. (613) 830-0487. Consultations & products available. MARILENA GAVRILA - NUTRIHOM D.I.Hom(Pract.), RNCP, Registered Homeopath for acute and chronic conditions and Registered Nutritional and Lifestyle Consultant;;; (613) 842-9328

• Hotstone Healing Rica 613-257-8362 JOIN HOT STONE ENERGY THERAPIST and Reiki Master Pauline Brown A.N.N. member for the utmost in healing, relaxation, and a wonderful state of well-being. $75.00 for 90 minute session. Call: 819-684-7885 or visit: Receipts provided and gift certificates available BODY POETS MASSAGE THERAPY - Skilled RMTs - Many Modalities - Convenient Hours - Online Booking - Downtown Location - Free Parking - Gift Certificates. 504 Kent St. (At Arlington) Visit or call 613-222-0465. Step into the Circle of Care!

• Hypnotherapy WHAT DO YOU WANT TO CHANGE IN YOUR LIFE? Holistic hypnosis guides you to your unique solutions and a better life! Priscilla Corcoran, 613-859-3902 AVOID THE MEDICATION ROULETTE! Advanced Clinical Medical/Dental Hypnotherapist successfully treating anxiety, stress, depression, addictions, unwanted habits, fears, pain, smoking cessation, weight mgmt, obsessive-compulsive behaviors, low self-esteem, self-sabotage and more. Specialist in Irritable Bowel Syndrome (IBS), Fibromyalgia, Migraine Headaches.

Visit for info, verifiable credentials & free Tranquility recording- Grace Joubarne, CCHt, LAPHP 613-422-7027 Toll-free 1-888-3903553 RID YOURSELF OF OLD HABITS AND ADDICTIONS. Hypnosis and HypnoAcupuncture. SLEEP despite your partner’s snoring thanks to hypnosis. Weight loss, Drug, Smoking, Sex, Food and Gambling addictions. Age regression to correct decades old influences.  Hypnosis by Judy Spence (CH), National Guild of Hypnotists-certified. Ottawa 613-7282579 OR Gatineau: 819-661-1061. 1st session: $100. Subsequent $80. Insurance receipts. MARTINE BRISSON, hypnosis and alternative therapies. REDISCOVER THE JOY OF LIFE with the help of hypnosis, EFT, NLP, Eye movement Integration therapy, Psych-K, Reiki and IET. I get to the source of the problem to eliminate it. Only certified 5 Path (5 phase advance transformational hypnosis) in the region. Teacher of 7 Path self-hypnosis. Stress reduction, remove fears, anxiety, self-esteem, traumas and more. Insurance receipt available. Gatineau . 819-2056670 WENDY ARMSTRONG, CHt, MHt, Master Consulting Hypnotist, CCIr. You can create the life you desire NOW! 613-823-3316 wendy@ MOIRA HUTCHISON CTACC DHP Acc. Hyp.: With a blend of Hypnotherapy and Coaching, the focus is placed upon what YOU want and together we make it happen in the right way for you (613) 432-1239 ACADEMY OF HYPNOTHERAPY www. When talking therapy is just not enough to dissolve old emotional blocks...Create new pathways by trusting and following fresh images, empowering suggestions and inspiring visions. Become whole again by re-membering and re-connecting forgotten parts of yourself. What inside! What outside! Consider the Whole... Richard Merrill Haney, Ph.D.(Counselling Therapy) Hypnotherapist, 234-5678 or 726-3636. JAIME PALLEN CERTIFIED Hypnotist N.G.H member. Past lives interfering with your present explore how and what you can do to change it. Make an appointment @613-454-1429) or HYPNOSIS WORKS! Reach your objectives with Lynne Cardinal, a fully Certified Hypnotist with the National Guild of Hypnotists, holding additional certifications in Hypnosis Innovative Techniques and Weight Loss. She has a PhD in Eastern Philosophy from India. Lynne has been offering Stress Management, Burnout Prevention and Meditation workshops at the government and private sector for over 30 years. Insurance receipts. 613.721.7888 -

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• Indian Head Massage Experience the rejuvenating power of REIKI & INDIAN HEAD MASSAGE (IHM) with Juane, Reiki Master and IHM Certified Practitioner Available Thurs., Fri. & Sat. at Classy Nails & Spa Inc., 260 Centrum Boulevard. 613-834-9922 $50/60 minutes, $30/30 minutes. KYMBERLI KER, IHM Practitioner, Relaxing Treatments. THE CANADIAN CENTRE OF INDIAN HEAD MASSAGE. Two day Certification course with Debbie Boehlen. 905.714.0298. AYURVEDIC HEAD MASSAGE certification with Jackie Cave, Fusion School of Natural Health. 613-389-4344 or

• Infrared Sauna SAGE WELLNESS 340 Gladstone Book online or call 613-235-7243, Detoxify, Treat injuries, Pain relief, Weight loss, Reduce Stress, Improve Skin

• Intuitive Energy Counselling INTUITIVE ENERGY THERAPIST/COUNSELOR and Author Cheryl Jiala Driskell helps you BENEFIT from an ‘Intuitive Approach’ to your health. What is out of balance is immediately made clear and energy therapies bring you back to flow! 15 mins from Island Park 819328-9128.

• Intuitive Numerology A NEW SCHOOL OF THOUGHT. Psychic Consultation. Laura Young 725-7232

• Intuitive Psychic Readings LINDA THERRIEN World Known Medium Clairvoyant. Using Crystals, Chinese Astrology and Channeling Cards, my Readings consist of guidance in your work, health, love and Spiritual Healing. I am accurate, dependable and gifted. I am Founder of Dimensional Meditation with crystals, Past Life Regression Channeling Facilitator and a Reiki Master Teacher Practitioner. (613824-4548)

• Intuitive Readings MARLENE STEVENS 819 483 9915 Intuitive readings & tarot. Medium & Angel card readings. MOIRA HUTCHISON CTACC DHP Acc. Hyp.: Connect to your Higher Self and your Inner Wisdom. For insight, guidance, validation, inspiration and support. On-line, by phone and in person (613) 432-1239


INTUITIVE COUNSELING, Reiki Training and Energy Therapies are accessible through practitioner and authour Cheryl Jiala Driskell. Please view my site for testimonials and details. Hope to see you soon. MICHELLE VEZEAU spiritual guidance to your life’s questions - insightful, profound clarity. 819 827-2579 KERRY PALFRAMAN RN specializes in a unique intuitive modality, which offers both healing and profound personal insight into the vast depths of your Being. Session recorded on mp3. SUZANNE WHITE Bilingual Psychic/Medium, Card & Photo Readings, Dowsing, Psychometry and House Clearing. 343-8826559 LINDA MEDIUM, Palm reader: for appt: Tele: 613-816-1808

• Iridology LANE JENSEN is a certified Iridologist and a certified Nutritional/Herbal counselor. Trained in (ERT) Emotional Reflex Technique Assessment, an advanced form of Muscle Testing for Emotional and Nutritional support. For more information and consulting call (613)424-1647 or (613)-406-8798 Email: will be coming soon!

• Journey JEAN BRAZEAU, Ottawa’s first Accredited Journey Practitioner. Give yourself the gift of freedom, physically, emotionally and spiritually. Reclaim the truth of who you are. Works with children, teens and adults. Energy Medicine (Reiki Master, Shamanism, Universalis) NLP, WEL-Systems TM Institute Master Facilitator. Phone: 613-295-2756. EVELYNE LEMIEUX-NAULT, Accredited Journey Practitioner/Visionary Leadership Coach. Address the root cause of emotional and physical issues. Open to the wisdom, freedom and love within yourself. English and French. 613-824-3368.

• Jungian Analysis ROSEMARY MURRAY-LACHAPELLE, M.L.S., M.A., Dipl. Analyt. Psych. Jungian Analyst. Depth psychology to address your unique concerns. (819) 568-0282

• Kinesiology CHECK Health Kinesiology / Rica Gerhardt T. M. (THOME-us MARTee) TEGTMEYER. Instructor: Touch For Health,® Brain Gym®, “Beyond Belief Synthesis”, “Ultimate Efficiency”, other. Phone: 613.769.5575


• Labyrinth ST. JOHN’S ANGLICAN CHURCH, Parish of March, 325 Sandhill Road, Kanata offers an outdoor, 11 circuit, paver Chartres design labyrinth open to the public at all times. We also offer an indoor, 7 circuit Petite Chartres permanent,painted labyrinth in the church hall. Contact the Parish Office for availability of our indoor facility. ( 613) 592-4747 or HEALING CIRCLE LABYRINTH Set amid 1,000 evergreen trees surrounded by a garden sanctuary overlooking the St. Lawrence River. Paths are lined with chakra coloured plants and stones. Now scheduling workshops and candlelit evening walks. Call Liz at 613-925-1278 or

• Life Between Lives THIS IS THE SPACE between your current life and the one before. The times between death and re-entering the womb for another life. But what goes on in that time-space? What happens to the soul? This is journey to the other side to better understand the reason for which we came on earth. The process is profound, the session itself last up to three hours. Martine Brisson, hypnosis and alternative therapies Gatineau, 819-205-6670

• Life-Cycle Celebrant CERTIFIED LIFE-CYCLE CELEBRANT and trained labyrinth facilitator available for funerals, life event celebrations,memorials, anniversaries, naming ceremonies, special birthdays, pet funerals, pregnancies and other life events. Visit www.thresholds. or call Patti at 613-253-3099.

• Light Body Acceleration LIPHE DESIGN.COM. pH Nutritional Microscopy. Donna Porteous 613 253 7467

• Low Impact Yoga LOW IMPACT HATHA YOGA www.zenforyou. ca The Zen for You Hatha Yoga classes are easy to do for people who have never tried yoga before. Manali Haridas, Certified Yoga instructor progressively teaches the yoga postures and different relaxation breathing techniques in a period of 10 weeks.

• Lymphatic VODDER METHOD. Effective treatment for acute & chronic conditions. Judy Spence, DNM, RN. 613-728-2579 NATURAL HEALTH THERAPEUTIC CENTRE. Lymph drainage (Vodder), Reflexology, Shiatsu,  Massage. Twenty years experience. Receipts for extended health plans. Free parking. By appointment only: 613-798-8385. Lincoln Heights Rd.

• Massage MOVEMENT HARMONY MASSAGE. Spinal alignment work, employing osteopathic

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techniques, attunement, Swedish & acupuncture massage. 33 years experience treating injuries and chronic back challenges in Orleans. Contact Heather Brown (613) 878-6480. ANN receipt available for insurance. LEARN INFANT MASSAGE. Kind gentle woman would like to teach infant massage to a parent and young child, aged birth to crawling (IAIM curriculum.) The classes will be 5 consecutive Wednesdays at a time convenient for you. We can meet in my south end studio or I may be able to travel to your centrally located home. There is not cost. Friends also welcome. For additional details please call 613.304.3427

• Massage Therapy LYMPHATIC DRAINAGE FOR CHRONIC ILLNESS Effective treatment of many chronic conditions. Judy Spence, DNM RN. 613-7282579  CALM CONNECTIONS Massage Therapy, 42 Holland Ave. Cathy Chatham RMT, Kirsten Greenleaf RMT. Tel: 613 792 3223 JENNIFER PRESLEY, RMT. Massage Therapy, Craniosacral, Reiki lll, Shamanic energy work. Vibrant Health Massage, 190 Somerset St W (at Elgin), Suite 208. 613-237-4400 NATURAL BALANCE MASSAGE THERAPY CENTRE Located in downtown Ottawa. Specializing in deep tissue / sports massage, pre / post pregnancy care, relaxation / stress reduction, headaches & chronic conditions. Gift certificates available. B6 - 130 Albert Street (between Metcalfe & O’Connor) Phone: (613) 566-3000 RIDEAU MASSAGE THERAPY - Feeling stress, pain,or just need to relax? Therapeutic massage can help. Providing treatment for acute and chronic conditions and injuries. Also trained in Acupuncture and Thai Yoga Massage. Free Parking. 418 Rideau St. 613-241-3434. More info at or contact Lori at BODY POETS MASSAGE THERAPY - Skilled RMTs - Many Modalities - Convenient Hours - Online Booking - Downtown Location - Free Parking - Gift Certificates. 504 Kent St. (At Arlington) Visit or call 613-222-0465. Step into the Circle of Care! KAREN MUNRO-CAPLE, RMT. Providing Healing, Relief, Joy! 1105-85 Albert St. between Elgin & Metcalfe. (613) 230-3527. RE - SELF - ING, a Journey to Wholeness, orthotherapie, swedish massage, reiki. Insurance coverage. Christianne Akyna 613842-3337 YONG KAI, RMT, Registered Massage Therapist. Stress & Tension, Back & Neck Pain, Stress & Tension, Muscle Strains, Headaches & Migraines, Sciatica, Tendonitis, Sport Injuries

(613) 435-6988, cell (613) 852-4852. Insurance Accepted. MAITLAND MASSAGE THERAPY: a healing company.Online booking. www.MaitlandMassage. ca Free parking. Melanie Ransom, RMT, BHSc. 878 Maitland Ave. 613-722-6423 RACHELLE BEHRENS RMT now accepting new patients at cozy home based clinic in Kanata.

• Matrix Energetics MATRIX ENERGETICS - Facilitator in the Art of Transformation Certified Practitioner since 2007 sessions available by phone, distance or in person Yvette Marie-Claire Guy 819 771-8858

• Medical Intuitive MANUELA WERTHWEIN 613-231-4575. www. Medical Intuitive, Medium, Spiritual and Emotional Counsellor. Soul rescue. Reiki Master & Teacher. Colour healing. Teaches intuitition skills (private or classes). Releasing blockages and stagnated energy grids within the Human Energy Fields takes place regardless of hereditary, environment or inherent factors that may endure. Manuela will access the information in your biology and soul using clairvoyance as well as energy scanning with healing and Past Life Information. ANGELA KEHLER, Certified Medical Intuitive

• Meditation CHRISTIAN MEDITATION COMMUNITY – There are about 40 groups in the Ottawa area that meet weekly to practice a way of silent, contemplative prayer using a prayer word or mantra, as taught by the late Benedictine Fr. John Main. For more information contact the Ottawa Area Coordinator at 613-725-1328 or or consult COSMIC MINDFULNESS, Meditation in the Yogic Tradition. Ongoing classes and guided meditations, Wednesdays at 7:30pm given by Chris Simmonds, including chakra awareness, Pratyahara and Yogic Meditation techniques. Attend an ongoing class or practice group. Advanced personal instruction is also available. Call Chris at 613-298-2447 or email Visit for more info.. DYNAMIC MEDITATION. Learn the lifechanging techniques of deep mantra meditation and mindfulness for peace and wellbeing. Introductory and advanced classes for individuals, groups, workplaces. Courses on mastering thoughts, healing emotions, self-care and empowerment, consciousness expansion, development of chakras. Call Jennifer Bernius at 613-721-3787; THE SILVA METHOD. Lise Blouin, Certified Silva Method Instructor. 1 800 226 4428

GROUNDING AND SELF-HEALING group sessions. Emotion integration and transmutation. 819 965-0108 ext 101 –

Masters. Pamela Holm MTA. 613-820-1556

A FORMAL INTRODUCTION TO AUTHENTIC ZEN TRAINING through instruction in zazen (sitting Zen) and kinhin (walking Zen). First Saturday of each month, 2-4 PM. Preregistration required: or 613562-1568. Zen Centre of Ottawa

PAMELA HOLM MTA - Exploring creativity unblocks stagnant energy/problems. Supports insight & healing. 613-829-1556

LEARN TOOLS AND TECHNIQUES that will enhance your growth and development to bring the meditative process into daily living. Individual and group classes-daytime/evening. ISUL method. Contact Nancy 613-5960260 WEEKLY MEDITATION Meditation on Twin Hearts: every Wednesday, 7pm: 5 Blackburn (Blackburn & Laurier, Sandy Hill). Join us for this beautiful guided healing meditation. No experience necessary, held on donation. Come every week, or come when you can. RSVP with Faye Healey:, SAHAJA YOGA MEDITATION. Awaken your Kundalini energy to balance you, connect you to cosmic consciousness, and bring about your spiritual rebirth. Visit us at freemeditation. com or Saturdays 3:00 pm Ottawa Public Library 120 Metcalfe (FREE)

• Meditation on CD JENNIFER BERNIUS guides you through 5 soothing and inspiring meditations to calm your mind, relax your body and uplift your spirit. This CD, Into the Silence, with gorgeous musical accompaniment, will revitalize your daily meditation practice, helping to open your chakras and awakening you to the healing power of light. Cost: $20. 613-721-3787;

• Mentoring Program FOR OVER 20 YEARS KERRY PALFRAMAN has been a spiritual teacher and healer. This program offers you her personal support and guidance in any area of your choosing. Empowering you towards you your next level of mastery.

• Migraines DR. PAUL GREENACRE. tel: (613) 234-5758;; 100-152 Gloucester Street, Ottawa

• Music & Healing

• Music Therapy

• N.A.E.T. ALLERGY & CHRONIC CONDITIONS. 10th year serving Ottawa-Outaouais. Judy Spence’s Medical background assures your program is tailored to your individual health needs. NAET is excellent for treatment of allergy & infection as well as Autism, CFS, FM, MCS, ADD & other chronic and conditions including pain. Doctorate of Natural Medicine (DNM), Acupuncturist., Advanced Level 2 NAET, Advanced 2 BioSet, Laser Acupuncture Detox & Lymphatic Drainage. Western medicine meets Eastern medicine to correct persistent and acute health issues.  State-of-the-art computerized testing. The NAET Clinic of Ottawa is a full service, full time practice and also offers Hypnosis, Homeotoxicology, Auricular Medicine, Ion Detox Foot Baths,  Sauna Detox, Weight Loss and Stop Smoking Programs. 613-728-2579. Quebec location: 819-661-1061.  On parle francais.

• Naturopathic Medicine DR. KANDIS LOCK, ND. Licensed  Naturopathic Doctor. Digestive Disorders, Allergies, Headaches, Womens Health, Chronic Disease, Cancer. Come in for free 15 minute consult to find out how naturopathic medicine can benefit you (no treatment provided). 210-190 Somerset St. 613-627-3880,

• Nutrition MARILENA GAVRILA - NUTRIHOM RNCP, D.I.Hom(Pract.), Registered Nutritional Consultant and Homeopath; Nutritional and lifestyle consulting for your individual and unique health concerns.; 613-842-0373. BODY CHEMISTRY TESTING & BALANCING for optimal nutrient absorption & vibrant health. Physical & Emotional healing begins at the cellular level. Sensible, Sustainable, Effective Nutritional & Lifestyle recommendations. Iridology, testing for Heavy Metal Toxicity, Adrenal Function, & Free Radicals. 613-7259013;

• Oral Health

FOR 29 YEARS I have helped clients 2-82yr. with health concerns including ADHD, dyslexia, depression, cancer etc. Hands on approach using musical instruments. Call Shirley Schober @ 613-729-7758

DR. PAUL GREENACRE. tel: (613) 234-5758;; 100-152 Gloucester Street, Ottawa

DEEP SOUL ENERGETICS – Deep core healing using sound, improvisation, creative visualization, DNA activation & energy healing. Connect with Archangels and Ascended

DR. PAUL GREENACRE. tel: (613) 234-5758;; 100-152 Gloucester Street, Ottawa

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• Osteopathy JOAH BATES, D.O.(UK) Biodynamic Osteopathy. Creating a space for self-healing through structural balance. Over 25 years experience. 613-742-0011.

• Past Life and Spiritual Journeys ALLAN GREEN, Master Past Life and Spiritual Journey Facilitator since 1982; Allan sees what you see & feels what you feel. Eliminate Fears, Blockages, Pain from Past Life wounds. Find your Mission/Purpose, Meet Spirit Guides. Talk with People crossed over. Clear up people issues, that holds you back. 1-877-213-7576. I AM YOUR CERTIFIED GUIDE TO YOUR PAST LIFE MEMORIES. I am trained by Brian Weiss MD and certified in advanced regression by Mary Elizabeth Raines in Sedona AZ. Eliminate fears,start healing,unexplained pain or just curious? I will walk there and back with you. Three Hr. sessions. For inquiries, or Call 613 769 1312

• Pranic Healing NO-TOUCH HEALING that works on the energy body (the blueprint of the physical body). Treats physical injuries & diseases, emotional, & mental ailments. (Broken bones, migraines, poor vision, liver disease, muscle pain, general fatigue, stress, anger, PTSD, neurological disorders, etc. as well as blocks to career, relationships, & financial success, and for maintenance of good health. The list is endless.) Email or call Faye Healey to book a session:, 613282-0801. Visit

• Qigong LAMAS QI GONG Association offers Qi Gong and Tai Chi courses at various locations in Ottawa. The classes are taught by Master Philip Lai (a certified naturopath therapist who has 30 years of experience teaching Qi Gong, Kung Fu and traditional Chinese medicine) and associates. Qi Gong helps to reduce your stress, control pain and allergies, strengthen your self-healing ability and increase your energy level. Training to become a certified instructor and private consultations with Master Lai are also available. For more information, contact Catherine at 613-737-0553 or visit CHOW QIGONG. Chow Medical Qigong exercises and meditation classes held at McNabb Community Centre, 180, Percy Street since 1986. Tuesdays 9:15-10:45am, Wednesdays 6:00-7:30pm. Chow Qigong is taught by certified instructors and helps to relieve stress and promote self-healing. Complementary 1st class. For more information contact OttawaChowQigong@

• Quantum TouchTherapy THE POWER TO HEAL Aileen M. McKenna, Certified Quantum-Touch, Instructor/ Practitioner since 2004, first instructor in


Canada improve physical strength, release physical and emotional stress, improve sleep, increase creativity, remove pain. Information on personal appointments and classes: Aileen’s Oasis 613-228-2272, 613-795-3751, out-of-town enquiries at 1-866-493-0236, or by e-mail and check out.

• Reconnective Healing PATRICIA V. LACROIX, Reconnective Healing Practitionerª. The Reconnectionª and Reconnective Healing¨. Visit: JACKIE LOGSDAIL, RECONNECTIVE HEALING PRACTIONER, and Reconnection™. Allow the universe to give you an energy healing through the mind, body or spirit. For an appointment or information call 613-440-1204 or email, ALEXIS NICOL – Reconnective Healing® Practioner and the Reconnection since 2005. 613-263-7925

• Reflexology VALCRON REFLEXOLOGY - the healing touch providing holistic reflexology to clients for over 13 years. Home-based practice in Orleans. Hospital, retirement & nursing home visits provided. RAC certified reflexologist, RN, SCM, MA, CCRP. For more information contact Valerie Cronin at 613 837 9435 BALANCE RELAXATION THERAPY. Reflexology, Ayurvedic Yoga & YOGA MASSAGE FOR BETTER HEALTH. Lori Chamberland, 613-2557934 NATURAL HEALTH THERAPEUTIC CENTRE. Reflexology, Shiatsu,  Lymph drainage, Massage. Twenty years experience. Receipts for extended health plans. Free parking. By appointment only: 613-798-8385. Lincoln Heights Rd. DEB DESJARDINS 613-435-2100. Homebased in Kanata. REFLEXOLOGY ASSOCIATION OF OTTAWA offers Individual sessions (foot, hand or ear reflexology), private or corporate events, as well as fund raising events are available. We offer training towards certification as well as membership for professional Reflexology practitioners and students of Reflexology. Contact: ALEXIS NICOL - RCRT - Foot reflexology, receipts provided 613-263-7925. ENJOY AN HOUR of head, feet & hands reflexology. Great for stress, relaxation and general well-being. Contact Nancy 613-596-0260

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KYMBERLI KER, RCRT, Foot Reflexology. Receipts provided,, 613.897.9642

• Reiki LIFE HEALTH HEALING CENTER Linda Therrien, Usui-Tibetan Reiki Master/ Teacher. Weekly classes and treatment sessions. Founder of Dimensional Meditation with crystals, weekly private classes. Call: 613-824-4548 VISION REIKI- CATHERINE BASTEDO Holographic-Usui Reiki Master. Personalized Reiki classes in English or French; individual sessions, daytime/week ends. Online Healing Your Chakras clas­ses; Bird Vibes meditation decks. Nature Retreats in Muskoka. Call 819-778-2590 RAINBOW OASIS: Usiu Master / Teacher / Practitioner. Experience the natural healing, relaxing and balancing effect of Reiki Energy. For personalized sessions, contact Dianne at or call 613-733-9481 MANUELA WERTHWEIN, Reiki Master/ Teacher. USUI system of Natural Healing. Private treatment & classes, Level I, II & III. Spiritual and Emotional Counsellor. Medium. Medical Intuitive. Soul Rescue. Body/Mind/ Soul Intuitive. Past-life Information. Colour healing. 613-231-4575 WENDY ARMSTRONG, CRA-RT, Usui & Karuna Reiki Master. Sessions & training for all levels. 613-823-3316 wendy@wellness-centre. com iHEALING CONNECTION: Usui & Karuna Reiki Master, Lightarian Reiki, QuantumTouch, Intergrative Energy Therapy, EFT and Magnified Healing. These holistic therapies will help you to relax, relieve stress and heal on a physical, emotional and spiritual level. Roger, 613 322 7585, email; VERA & PESI SHROFF TRADITIONAL USUI Reiki Master/Teachers, are committed to selfempower individuals who commit themselves to healing & personal growth. They offer Reiki Treatments and Reiki Level I & II courses & Reiki Masters. Reiki is used for: Pain, Stress & Chronic Medical Condition Management, Anti-aging & Health maintenance, Improving Immunity, Increasing Vitality to bring Peace, harmony, balance, love, joy in one’s life. Reiki Exchange Healing Group every Thursday 7:00 p.m. Contact: Vera or Pesi at (613) 8290224 or email: ALEXIS NICOL – RMTT, Reiki Master Teacher Trainer. Private sessions and training, receipts provided. 613-263-7925 UNIVERSAL LIFE FORCE-MASTER REIKI CLASSES 3 in 1 based on the Usui Method. New and all levels welcome...individual and small classes. Contact Nancy 613-596-0260

ANNA GREEN, MA - SPIRIT WELL HOLISTICS – - 613-729-2775. Bodycentered Process Work, Spiritual Care, Reiki & Training, Chakras, Aromatherapy, Bach Remedies, Muscle testing, SET, EFT, Meridians/ Qigong. Assisting your journey toward an energy-filled life. Daytime - Civic Hospital Area. REIKI IN THE WEST END Stressed out? Aches and pains? Reiki can help you relax and feel better. Flexible sessions from 10 to 60 minutes. Contact Barb at 613-228-9176 or

MAPLE KI FOREST * SPIRIT WATERS Unwind, Unfold, and Emerge Renewed. Secluded lakefront/woodland setting. Restorative, soothing atmosphere. Beautiful accommodations. Superb whole foods / Veg. cuisine. Yoga / Healing Bodywork / Infrared Sauna / Jacuzzi / 700 sq.ft. Yoga space, Workshop Studio. Welcoming individuals, couples & groups. 2 1/4 hrs. S.W. of Ottawa, near Tamworth. (613) 379-2227 info@

DEB DESJARDINS 613-435-2100. Homebased in Kanata.

BEAUTIFUL LOG CABIN by a pond in a wooded area, private, ideal for retreat or peaceful getaway. Located near Killaloe, close to Algonquin Park. For rent all seasons call 613625-2200.

FINDING YOUR SELF - Reiki is a gentle technique for restoring and balancing your body’s natural energy to encourage better health. Reiki treatments are available on the Amethyst Bio-Mat. A true mind, body and spirit experience. Reiki Master, Linda O’Connor 4406 Old Kingston Rd. Lombardy. (613) 272-2739

ALLAN & CATHERINE GREEN Personal customized Up-levelling Retreats for people using our services, on the Canadian Shield in OMPAH, 45 minutes North West of Perth. www.catherinegreen. net 613479-0299

JIKIDEN REIKI – FRANCINE MINEAULT, Reiki Master and Shihan, teaches Jikiden Reiki in the Ottawa-Gatineau area, in French or English. / info@ / 613 446-7307.

JULIA BERG, Certified Rolfer and Rolf Movement Practitioner. 69 Holland Avenue, Ottawa, ON, K1Y 0X9. (c) 613-894-3663.

KIM SWAN, Reiki Master Certified BodyTalk Practitioner & doTerra Product Consultant.,, 613 225-1127

MIRANDA GREENACRE (Dayvis) Advanced Rolfing Practitioner 400 Pleasant Park Rd. Ottawa, On. K1H 5N1 (613) 866 2427

KYMBERLI KER, RCRT, Foot Reflexology. Receipts provided, HEAL. GROW. THRIVE. I am an IET and Usui/ Karuna Reiki Master teacher offering healing sessions, Reiki and IET classes. Frederic Papillon 613 805-3733 ANNA EARLE GREEN, MA CCC SPIRIT WELL HOLISTICS – Body-centered process work: Reiki & Classes, Craniosacral, SET, EFT, and more. Assisting your journey toward an energy-filled life. Daytime. Downtown area. 613-295-9987 FIND YOUR WAY, HEAL YOUR PAIN, and move forward with intuitive messages from your Angels. Visit to begin your powerful healing journey.

• Restorative Yoga PATHWAY YOGA, Wednesday 1-2:30pm, Ease, Soothe mind and body through a series of supported postures nourished by the breath. This Iyengar yoga class is a haven if your energy is low, your stress is high, or you just want to be quiet and go inward. 613 806-9642 346 Richmond Road, 2nd floor

• Retreats TARA SHANTI RETREAT CENTRE Near Montebello, Qc. Large property, quiet location. Open year round. Max 5 persons. Yoga, polarity and Esalen massage. Also silent retreats.

• Rolfing

• Room for Rent Workshop space and therapy rooms available at Planet Botanix, 301 Bank (Somerset) 567-4444

• Schools THE 8TH FIRE - School for professional training and development in the Algonquin Healing Arts of Shamanism, Spiritual Healing, and Energy Medicine. Two-year professional training program and certification offered, among the most comprehensive Shamanic Training programs in the world, taught by a Traditional Algonquin Medicine Person. Many teachings are unique and exclusive to this training alone. Phone 613) 274-3708 or for more info.

• Shamanism (Traditional & Authentic) ALGONQUIN MEDICINE MAN - Spiritual Healing & Energy Medicine, offering a comprehensive listing of services and ceremonies to help facilitate healings on the physical, emotional, and spiritual levels. Traditionally trained Algonquin Healer available at (613) 274-3708 or TIM YEARINGTON NATIVE TEACHINGS Algonquin Traditional Knowledge: Medicine Wheel teachings, Thunderbird medicine, Serpent medicine, Seven Grandfather teachings, Manitous & Animal totems, Fire Bird healing ceremonies, Sacred Fire ceremonies, spiritual counseling, personal medicine work & training, guided medicine walks in nature & wildereness vision quests. Also public speaking & storytelling.

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• Shamanism ASCENSION HEALING – Full-time Crystal Shamanic Healing Practice: Crystal Healing, Soul Retrieval, Entity Extraction, Ancestral Healing, Space Clearing ▪ 2-year Certification Training Program in Crystal Shamanism ▪ Crystal Workshops ▪ Sacred Travel ▪ Crystal Store: Geodes, Crystals, Jewelry, Books, Shamanic Supplies. Karen Osborne:, 613798-2828 LINDA ENERGY HEALER - Highly effective Shamanic sessions for anxiety, childhood issues, depression, abuse, pain, grief. In person or distance, clients worldwide. People & pets. 613-868-8468 IN A SUPPORTIVE ENVIRONMENT, experience traditional ceremonies and medicine that promote physical, emotional and spiritual healing. Distance Healing also available. SatDaya Williams at 447 Holland Ave Unit 3, Ottawa, 613-761-5982,,

• Shiatsu NATURAL HEALTH THERAPEUTIC CENTRE. Shiatsu, Reflexology, Lymph drainage, Massage. Twenty years experience. Receipts for extended health plans. Free parking. By appointment only: 613-798-8385. Lincoln Heights Rd.

• Skin Care NATURAL BODYCARE by a certified aromatherapist. Natural makeup, cleaning products: Planet Botanix, 301 Bank (Somerset) 567-4444 HOLISTIC ESTHETICIAN provide organic skin care product that purifie the skin - incorage skin self regulate. 613-526-1255.

• Sound Healing DEEP SOUL SINGING – Healing Vocals & Singing Bowls. Body/Soul/Mind. Individual/ group. Singer/songwriter/musician: Pamela Holm MTA 613-829-1556.

• Sound Healing Massage COMBINING CRYSTAL BOWLS, tuning forks and other sound healing instruments to enhance your relaxation experience. Julie certified Orthotechnician (massage) since 1994. 613-254-8469.

• Spa Days Rica 613-257-8362

• SPHE-RE NEW TO OTTAWA! In Pain? Experience this new Divine healing energy.


• Spiritual Centre OTTAWA SPIRITUAL PATHWAYS CENTRE, Weekly services, Sundays 10:30 a.m. with Rev. Nicole Moronval, President and Founder, Westboro Masonic Hall, 430 Churchill ave. N.

• Spiritual Counselling FACILITATOR & GUIDE: ConstellationWork, Soul Talk, creative meditation practices, reiki. Workshops/individual sessions Diana ClaireDouglas. 613-820-8850.

• Spiritual Direction A ONE YEAR ONLINE TRAINING PROGRAM for spiritual directors. The program is grounded in the Jewish wisdom tradition with an integrated interfaith component. Visit our website or email us at

• Spiritual Medium ANGELA AZARIA, PSYCHIC MEDIUM & SPIRITUAL COACH,, 613 913 8511,

• Systemic Constellation Work CONSTELLATIONS WITH SPIRIT: personal, family, & soul transformation individual & group sessions Diana Claire Douglas. www.inspiritworks. com 613-820-8850

• Tai Chi WEEKLY TAI CHI (Yang style) classes at PranaShanti (PS) Yoga Centre. Every Tuesday night from 7:30-9pm. Suited for both beginner and intermediate practitioners. For more info call Jürgen Portz at 613-7217888 or PS at 613-761-9642.

• Tarot TAROT AND CARTOUCHE READINGS: I have been reading cards since 1986 and use the Mother Peace Tarot deck as well as the Cartouche deck. Eleanor Ann Rowan 613-746-6778 PERSONAL READINGS Tarot-Astrology Judy Jibb 613 304 4255, TAROT READINGS with DAVID CLOUDS. If you’re looking for a Reading, it’s a good indication that you would benefit from having one. I no longer . Read at Oh So Good Cafe but have moved to a home practice & house calls. Please visit my website,, or ring 613 619 5977 TAROT INTERPRETATION BY SUZANNE DUC. Private consultation and party readings available. Home page at sdtarot. Contact (613) 841-2597 or suzanne. to arrange an appointment.


• Thai Massage LORI MACKAY RMT- Thai massage stretches the whole body and helps remove deeply held tension in the muscles. 418 Rideau St.613241-3434 Free Parking. For more info contact Lori at or BODY POETS MASSAGE THERAPY - Skilled RMTs - Many Modalities - Convenient Hours - Online Booking - Downtown Location - Free Parking - Gift Certificates. 504 Kent St. (At Arlington) Visit or call 613-222-0465. Step into the Circle of Care!

• Therapeutic Touch THERAPEUTIC TOUCHª - profound relaxation, effective pain relief, supports healing on any level. For acute, chronic or emotional conditions. House calls, hospital visits available. Will also treat animals. Barbara Schuster, TTNORecognized Practitioner, 613-820-4303 or

• Theta Healing FILOMENA LAVIGNE is a spiritual - intuitive, advanced certified Theta Healing Practitioner, Reiki-Master and IET Master-Instructor: She believes wherever you are is always the perfect place to start uncovering, healing and evolving into the song of your truest heart. The song that declares your divinity and wholeness and brings forth into your life the beauty that is residing in your truest brilliant-self. Appointments in person or by telephone at 613-596-9249 or email at

• Visceral Manipulation DENISE GAULIN, B.A., CST offers visceral manipulation sessions for adults, children and infants. She is a certified CranioSacral therapist and has a specialization in pediatric CST and VM. By appointment. Tel. 613-738-9080 AVIVA COHEN, Happy Body Works on Main Street,, 613697-5644. Receipts available. Gentle hands-on abdominal treatment dialogues with body’s proprioceptive awareness, facilitating physical and emotional trauma release. Improves structure and function. Complements conscious eating, exercise and supplementation for optimal health.

• Visionary Art SPIRITPAINTING® – using the Lightwolf method. Offering workshops, exhibitions, books, reproductions, and originals on paper and larger pieces on canvas. Commissioned spiritpaintings® and readings are also available. For more information contact: Jen 613266-8063 or see

• Web Design A WELL-DESIGNED WEBSITE will help spread your message and grow your business. Contact us, and get an effective online presence today!,, 613-236-5758.

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• Weddings WEDDING CEREMONIES. Rev. Evelyn Richter 613-596-2817;; CO-CREATE THE GOWN OF YOUR DREAMS! Wedding, handfasting, commitment ceremony attire for all - bring your ideas to life for your special day. Tracey at 613-241-3397 or email Online portfolio: MARTINO‘S BRIDAL ALTERATIONS AND TAILORING. 30 years experience Tailoring for the whole family .by app. 613-739-5034

• Weight Management LOVE YOUR BODY WORKSHOP ~ discover the power of proven hypnosis techniques to easily re-pattern your thoughts, beliefs, habits about food, your body & yourself. Imagine what it would feel like to make friends with your body - forever. Visit: 613.282.6001

• Wholistic Dentist DR. PAUL GREENACRE. tel: (613) 234-5758;; 100-152 Gloucester Street, Ottawa

• Workshops GROUNDING AND THE ART OF CREATING SACRED SPACE A two-day workshop about creating boundaries, clearing the aura, learning how to clear a space, how to be present and secure in your own energy field. Ideal workshop for energy workers, massage therapists, lawyers, social workers and anyone anywhere who works with or lives closely with others. For information and registration call Aileen’s Oasis at 613-2282272, or by e-mail at QUANTUM-TOUCH: The Power to Heal Certificate workshop in Quantum-Touch therapy, a powerfully simple modality that will transform your ideas about your health and your life. This wonderful modality can be used with other modalities and is very helpful for self-healing, distance healing, working with clients, friends, family, pets, water, and gardens. For information, call Aileen’s Oasis at 613-228-2272, aileen@ and Check out WWW.PLANETBOTANIX.COM for a full listing of upcoming workshops/certifications! 301 Bank (Somerset) 567-4444

• Yoga MOUNTAINGOAT YOGA CENTRES serving Ottawa’ west end in Nepean and Kanata since 2003. Over 30 classes per week per location. Hot Power, Hatha, Yin, Prenatal, Restorative. Workshops and teacher trainings.

DIRECTORY RAMA LOTUS YOGA CENTRE is your yoga studio. Are you stressed? Anxious? Overwhelmed? Exhausted? We’ve got you covered. With 100+ weekly yoga and meditation classes in a variety of styles there is something for everyone (sometimes even soup!). Not in the mood for yoga just yet? Come shop, socialize, sip on our house tea, read from our community library or drop off a food bank donation. Can’t afford yoga rates? Let’s talk. Work exchange, student rates, early morning, donation, like we said, we’ve got you covered, because yoga is for everyone. 613.234.7974 342 Gladstone Ave YOGA & TEA STUDIO. Located on 10 acres of land in the beautiful village of Carp, near the Carp Farmer’s Market. Over 20 classes a week, for all ages, sizes and life-stages! Beginners, Hatha,


• For Rent

ROOM FOR RENT - Woodroffe/ Meadowlands. $495/mth. 40’s female seeks roommate to share tastefully decorated bsmt. apt. Two cats, so no other pets please. More info contact roomie@gmail. com or text 613-600-4136. QUIET COUNTRY HOUSE for rent. Artist, writer, skier (cross country/downhill), or just an appreciator of nature and peace and quiet. Small gem of a house in country about 20 minutes from Almonte, Perth, Carleton Place or Calabogie (30min) available for January to April inclusive (i.e. 4 months). Cross country trails adjacent. Ideal for couple or single person. Fully furnished. Rent reasonable. Email HELP PLAN new model farm/forest/mixed activity co-op, some housing, 100+ members, different levels of participation, easy join, efficient technologies, within 1.5 hrs SW of Ottawa. Carlos 613-231-6181

• For Sale As seen on TV - The Ultramatic vibrating adjustable bed, includes headboard..4 years old, clean condition, original price $3350 - Asking $1300. Phone 613-7333033 Email:

Yin, Kundalini, Hot, Gentle, Restorative, Prenatal, Baby&Me, Kid’s yoga and more! Yoga Teacher Training certification course available - see website. Nice selection of yoga mats, bolsters and other props, DVDs, CDs. Complimentary tea after each class! Experience yoga in the country fresh air just minutes from the urban outskirts! Conveniently close to Kanata, Stittsville and Almonte! Beautiful drive, peaceful setting, lots of free parking, why go downtown? 613-304-6320, GENTLE YOGA AND MEDITATION. Mondays in Crystal Beach (just west of Bayshore). 8:00 pm to 9:00 pm. Maki House Community Centre. 19 Leeming Drive. Julie 613-254-8469 PRANASHANTI YOGA CENTRE. A full-service wellness centre in the Hintonburg area of Ottawa near the Parkdale Market minutes from downtown and numerous public transportation stops. In our custom designed eco-friendly 8,000-sq.ft centre, our dedicated team of teachers and therapists offer a wide variety of classes in 4 spacious studios and specially designed therapies in our Consultation spaces. Our soothing atmosphere and inspiring setting will help you cultivate a deep inner state of body centered restful awareness that will benefit every aspect of your life. Our spa-like change rooms with ample showers, Infrared Sauna and full service boutique further support your healthy lifestyle. Open 7 days/week, 80+ classes/week. Workshops, teacher training programs, concerts and events offered throughout the year. 100+ free parking spaces, complimentary tea served all day. Relax, take your time, leave feeling renewed. Drop in for a visit! 613.761.9642 (YOGA)

DVDs, soaps, teas, mats, clothing. We are the Yoga gem of Ottawa East - Come Feel Great... One Breath at a Time! 1445-A Youville Drive, 2nd Fl., Orléans. Call 613 824-9189 SATTVA YOGA - A Kanata Yoga Experience Classes taught integrating a variety of yoga styles (Kripalu, Viniyoga, Structural Yoga, Vinyasa) as well as Somatic Movement & Pilates. A practice of balance, integration and compassion is offered: centering, breath work, warm-ups, flowing & static poses, relaxation, meditation and reflection. All levels welcome. Jo-Anne Stasiuk, MA. Professional Level Yoga Certification. 592-5936 or MAITREYA YOGA STUDIO offers you an amazing atmosphere where you can take a break from everyday life and find your own authentic mind/body experience. Over 25 classes weekly on our Open Class Schedule. Visit us online for our Registered Classes and Workshops at or contact us at 613-692-1515. PATHWAY YOGA. A beautiful, welcoming studio in the heart of Westboro. Learn how Iyengar yoga can lead body and breath, heart and mind along a brighter, healthier pathway. 613 8069642 346 Richmond Road, 2nd floor

• Zenith Omega CATHERINE GREEN, CANADIAN REGIONAL: Teacher/Facilitator Dissolve Emotional, Mental, Physical Blocks. Embrace Positive Change. DNA Upgrade Long Distance Available. 613-479-0299

ADI SHAKTI YOGA CENTRE IN ORLÉANS/ OTTAWA EAST serving with gratitude since 2003. Director/Owner: Lise Ram Das Latulippe. Ottawa’s Home of KUNDALINI Yoga: humanity’s most ancient yoga. Beginners & Advanced classes of uplifting, fun & highly informative Kundalini Yoga taught by professionally certified teachers. Enjoy our healing ambiance, heavenly music, a cup of tea & community spirit. Private classes; Personalized Health-Longevity-Vitality Program; Yogic Numerology; Nutrition consultations; Reiki treatments & training; Vedic cooking classes; Yogic workshops; Annual Women’s Yoga Retreats; Concerts; Gong relaxation evenings; Pre-natal friendly yoga; Sunrise Kundalini Sadhana; Eng. & French classes; Books, CDs,

• Looking for... WANTED: RMT, At an established (1998) Natural Health Centre. Very reasonable rates and great co-workers Please call Denise: 613-913-2803 OFFICE SPACE AVAILABLE in Riverside Health Centre. Excellent rate and wonderful co-workers. Located at Bank & Riverside. Dina 613-526-1255 for more info.


1230 Wellington, Ottawa, ON 613-729-5973 February 2014


How to Retreat in the City! Who Am I To Judge!


e all know the benefits of going on a retreat – to recharge the body and mind, help heal emotional and stressful conditions and to get away from the noise and busyness of life. Retreats give us the opportunity and space to go within to that quieter, more peaceful place that exists in every one of us. However, it’s not always convenient or even financially possible to go on a retreat. What can we do instead? After a painful life event, a challenging financial time in my life, and because it happened to be winter in Ottawa, I naturally started to withdraw from participating in too many social activities and to spend that extra time at home “cocooning,” which was new for me. This continued over the entire winter and into the beginning of spring, and the result was that I essentially spent my free time at home “relearning” how to just be. I used my knowledge and experience with yoga (physical, cleansing and meditative practices), Ayurveda for diet and lifestyle, homeopathy, dance and reflective writing on a regular basis, depending on what felt right in that moment, what resonated. During that process, I realized that what I was doing was “going on retreat” without having to leave my home or city. I came to regard my time at home as extremely sacred, safe and rejuvenating in a way that I had never experienced before. I became more and more centred and clear at all levels and by the time spring finally graced us with her presence, I was recharged and renewed for the next chapter of my life to begin with self-awareness, ease, and a strong desire to create my life again.

Julie Oliveira has been practising yoga for 20 years and has studied various styles of yoga; specifically, Sivananda, Yin, Ashtanga, Raja and Classical Kundalini in Canada, Spain and India. Julie has also studied various forms of meditation in Canada and India. Julie became a certified Hatha Yoga Instructor in 2003 and a certified Yin Yoga Instructor in 2009. Julie’s background in writing and in dance led her to the reflective yoga and sacred dance taught at Yasodhara Ashram in British Columbia and she then went on to complete their Yoga Development Course in 2006. Julie has also studied the two healing systems of Ayurveda (India and Vancouver) and Homeopathy (Ottawa) and incorporates both in her life and in 2-week, 4-week and 8-week courses or ongoing individual consultations that she offers. She brings her own experiences with injuries and self-healing to her teaching and helps people nurture and renew their own bodies and life situations through self-empowerment. or (613) 614-8678


Jean Brazeau


ish and chips please I say to the waitress at Molly’s in Gibson, British Columbia, as the many times I sat in judgement of my ex-husband’s food choices which included fish and chips crossed my awareness. So many precious moments lost living in judgement of self and others. Earlier that day as I walked out of a grocery store, there on the sidewalk sat a young woman. Her hair was in dreadlocks and she sported pink and blue highlights, had body piercings, tattoos, a backpack and a sign which said Travelling broke. As I walked past her I overheard a small voice inside say go back. I did an abrupt turn, walked over, and offered her a ten dollar bill. Detecting a slight French accent, I asked where she was from. Quebec she responds, a stones throw from me. I couldn’t help but notice the light in her eyes as we spoke; clear, sharp, bright. I could see her, hear her, feel her, be with her, and I am reminded of a time in what I refer to as my other life, pre-awakening, that I would have judged or feared her or crossed the street to avoid any connection with her at all. I may have offered her some money and walked right on by, upright and justified, the ego happy with itself for doing the right thing. She explained to me that her plans had changed since her boyfriend broke his leg wrestling, drunk. He was to get a job but was unable to work since October as a result of the injury. They were living in a van. A flash of a picture of my sister and I walking the streets of downtown Ottawa crossed my mind, our belongings slung over our backs in green garbage bags; penniless, homeless and with nothing to eat. I say to her I have walked in those shoes, it was frightening. I was about 15 years old at the time, she wasn’t much older. Her boyfriend joins us, hobbling on crutches. Both look in need of some self care and pampering; a nice hot salt bath perhaps. I notice there is only acceptance, love and compassion within me, a far cry from the days when fear and judgment would have clouded my perception of these two beautiful souls, journeying together. That little voice reminded me that this could have been my children or my grandchildren in years to come. What would I want for them? I turned around, went back into the store, and purchased a roasted chicken, wedge fries, yogurt, bananas, oranges and fresh strawberries. The universe always provides I said as I handed them the grocery bags. The little voice inside said I wish someone would have told me that back then and I am shown how it has always been that way, otherwise I likely would not be here to tell the tale.

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Trapped in the collective consciousness of fear and judgement, disconnected from myself and disassociated from my experience of life, I thought it to be the only way. And the little voice reminds me, this judgment is not mine, it is not who I am nor is it my or any of our burdens to carry. We did not come in this way, it need not own us and it has no power over us unless we give it our power. And I am reminded how I have changed, how everything around me has changed since I awoke from a very deep and dark slumber, as life pulled me kicking and screaming, on an incredible journey of healing, transformation, higher consciousness and ultimately the most difficult journey of them all; the journey from the mind to the heart, from fear to love. Free from the shackles of fear and judgment, a new me has emerged. And a new life, lived passionately with depth, passion and compassion, filled with rich and meaningful experiences and a love and gratitude for life so deep it often reduces me to tears. Empowered and powerful, real, authentic, conscious, loving and caring with an internalized courage to question every single thing I have ever been taught, conditioned to believe and a willingness to feel the deepest despair, and vulnerability, and finally acceptance that I alone cannot stop humanity’s suffering in spite of a wounded aspect of self driven to do just that. I also know deep within every cell of my being there is another way and that together we can! And it all starts within. In order for a new world to emerge we must first rise above the fear, judgement, despair

and sorrow within ourselves and embrace the love, gratitude, joy, peace and compassion which is our natural birthright. Then, and only then, can we guide our children, grandchildren and generations to come to triumph over life’s challenges and turbulent times, consciously, in a more real, meaningful, loving, compassionate, authentic, confident and empowered way. Only then can we change the current direction which threatens our very existence on this beautiful planet. Namaste! Jean is an Accomplished Spiritual Health and Wellness Coach, Visionary, Teacher, Healer and Guide. Her very presence becomes a living, breathing transmission of healing consciousness which transforms lives. ...She is one of those rare persons who is able to go beyond techniques which in her case, are multiple, and very efficiently combined. But it is what she contributes beyond this essential know how that makes her Exceptional. She is not only very competent, she is a truly generous, caring and kind person who works with the Intelligence of the Heart. This coupled with her strong intuitive gifts make one feel, after each session, that one has accomplished a tangible and often giant stride towards Liberation...DG client Ottawa Jean’s work is an eclectic blend of Intuition, Experience, Energy Medicine (Reiki Master, Shamanism, Universalis), Cellular Healing, Mind Body Healing, Neuro Linguistic Programming, Ottawa’s first Accredited Journey Practitioner, WELSystemsTM Master Facilitator, Cranial Sacral Therapy, etc. Contact Jean at 613-295-2756 or by email Works with children, teens, adults and couples by phone, in person or Skype.

198 Main Street, Ottawa, ON • 613-234-9597 • February 2014


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Anxiety and Panic Attacks

Katherine Willow N.D. his topic interests me personally. After decades of being driven by subterranean terrors, I find myself finally and concretely learning to feel my body, ground into safety and create a life based on realistic adult thinking. Along the way numerous therapies and naturopathic remedies helped maintain my body, daily functioning (sometimes barely) and relative sanity until I could start coming to grips with the intense feelings which threatened to sink me whenever there was a quiet moment. All this is to say that treating anxiety and fear can be a long process, although I have seen some patients break a cycle of anxiety and panic attacks in a few weeks or months. Here’s the general treatment plan. Overcoming anxiety and fear starts with strengthening the body: 1. Restore nutritional deficiencies, especially protein. Eat easily digestible protein (powders come in handy) at every meal and snack. Take enzymes to help absorption if there is gas and bloating. 2. Support the adrenal glands. Depleted adrenals lead to anxiety which in turn depletes the adrenals more. One needs to break this downward spiral or crash into chronic fatigue or depression. I suggest adrenal glandulars as well as herbs and homeopathic remedies and eliminating caffeine, which whips the adrenals into even more fatigue and prevents their recovery. Stop overworking. 3. Move regularly, gently and mindfully to release muscular tension. Weight training is awesome for feeling stronger emotionally. 4. Learn to sleep well to rebuild the nervous system. 5. Acupuncture can help balance weak organs and systems. At the same time, there is a process of becoming aware of one’s emotions and learning to feel without freaking out or needing to self-medicate. 1. Talk to someone regularly: a therapist, cocounselling buddy, sponsor in a 12-step process or life coach. 2. Bodywork such as massage or craniosacral therapy with emotional release is useful. 3. EMDR, eye movement desensitization and reprocessing, with an experienced therapist has a strong track record for healing trauma that lies at the root of chronic anxiety. 4. Mindfulness meditation likewise is well documented to help anxiety as well as depression.



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was taken back a long way. Forests so lush and green. Flowers of every shape and size, their colours bright, vivid. The air moist, warm, pulsing, charged with so much energy, life force. “Where am I?”, I asked. “At the beginning of times”, was the answer. “Why is it not like that anymore?”, I asked again. “Look and you will see”, I was told. The forests were full of beautiful, light-like beings. They were so connected, entwined together, plants, flowers, trees and these beings. One could not live without the other. The visible manifestation of this deep connection was a ribbon of light-blue light, running through their veins, plants and beings alike. Such joy in the very existence filled everything around. Some time forward and there is a race of tall, muscular, hard people. Greatly technologically advanced, these people didn’t care about green things or the light beings entwined with them. Destruction on such unimaginable scale followed. Deserts spread in places of lash green forests, scars that never completely healed. The shimmering, vibrant, pulsing energy of the air dimmed. “What time period is it?”, I asked. “Around three and a half million years ago”, I was answered. “Your race is not exactly of these people, but you carry part of their consciousness. You still carry the ribbon of light-blue light in your veins too. The one that connects you to the green things and the light beings of long ago, it’s in your DNA. It became fainter now, harder to remember, this light, but it still calls to you, longing for the ancient lush forests, for the flowers of bright, vivid colours and for the times when such joy in the very existence was all around. Listen, can you hear it? Are you going to answer before it’s too late?” Written by Elena,

February 2014



Happy Belated, Mr. Iyengar

By Eryn Kirkwood



hen we hug, it is like the body language of awareness. We are reflections, honouring the Buddha-nature in the other, reaching beyond the human qualities to the divine spirit. This sort of human contact is both basic and essential. So I ask you: When was the last time you smiled at someone, shook hands, shared a hug? Research shows that hugging is extremely effective at healing sickness, disease, loneliness, depression, anxiety and stress. Hugging instantly boosts oxytocin levels, healing feelings of loneliness, isolation, and anger. An extended hug, think ‘the thirty second hug’, lifts one’s serotonin levels, elevating mood and creating happiness. In addition, hugging strengthens the immune system, relaxes the muscles, and improves circulation. There is a saying by Virginia Satir, a respected family therapist, “We need four hugs a day for survival. We need eight hugs a day for maintenance. We need twelve hugs a day for growth.” Have you had your hugs today? This Valentines day, join ‘Hugs are Free’ on Bank St, where noon hour will be all about interacting with our fellows in meaningful ways. I know gentle reader that you are worthy of this task, and the task is worthy of you! Erin Joy Lauzon is a holistic practitioner specializing in Reiki at Planet Botanix 301 Bank St.

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t may seem odd for a woman of 35 years to envy a man of 95. Perhaps it’s the three to five hours of daily yoga practice or two hours of meditation and breathing techniques that cause anyone who knows B.K.S Iyengar to pause in admiration upon hearing his name. God knows the eyebrows don’t invoke the green shade of envy. On December 14, 1918, Master Iyengar was born. As World War One came to an end in Canada and influenza ravished the land, as women were given the right to vote, and the United States’ “pursuit of happiness” was alive and kicking, a sickly baby was born in a village far away. In a village where bathrooms were outhouses and clothing was the same drab garb, day after day, a newborn was exiting the womb (in perfect anatomical form) who would influence the Western world in dramatic and magical ways. The mythology around this great soul describes a militaristic man: shouting out postures like an army marshall leading his troops and slapping sleepy students in the name of invoking awareness. Gentility is not his forte. And yet those who complain of his hard hand will conclude their story with his miraculous healing effect: a deaf man who’s hearing was restored with one sharp glare; a boy’s broken leg was healed with the attention of Mr. Iyengar. While most elderly people are upgrading (or is it downgrading) to scooters from double-barred walkers and installing handrails for bath-time assistance, Iyengar does yogic backbends with the grace of a swan and the wisdom of the sages, still today. There is something profoundly admirable and awe-inspiring about such a man. He set standards for humanity well beyond our current comfort level. Did you know that his wife died in 1973 and he never remarried? Nor was a single claim of sexual ill repute ever filed against him. Who could argue that he is a man of both mystery and miracle. Today Guruji is just one star of a billion entering the constellation of yoga scenes each year—though he’s been here from the very beginning. While the glitter and glitz of smaller stars will always decorate our grand sky, few will remain for the long haul, burning bright long past the fad of the season, past the trend and cool that is modern yoga. He is our North Star, the sky’s very brightest-a yogic compass to guide our way home.

February 2014

Sri Chinmoy Answers Question: You have said that from our meditation we have to face the outer world with the correct attitude. What sort of attitude is that?

SRI CHINMOY: You should always have the attitude of a divine hero. A divine hero is not an ordinary soldier who will strike and kill. No, he is a spiritual soldier who will fight for the divine manifestation here on earth, who will act for the sake of the Divine, the Supreme. If you are scared to death when a problem arises, then you cannot be a chosen instrument of the Divine, of the Supreme. You can get courage from your aspiration if you can make yourself feel that you are a chosen hero-instrument of the Supreme. The very word ‘hero’, the very concept of heroism can grant you courage. Aspiration is never meant for the weakling; aspiration itself is courage. Only a brave person can aspire. Power is indispensable in the spiritual life. At every moment we have to energise ourselves with divine, dynamic inner power. If we do not have that divine, dynamic power within us, then darkness, ignorance and inconscience will all the time reign supreme. So in the spiritual life, power is of paramount importance, because it is the inner power that tells us that we have to act like supreme heroes, that we have to embody, reveal, manifest and fulfil the truth. So if you do not have the indomitable feeling of power within you, you will be lethargic and feel that it is impossible to escape from ignorance. Always you have to be like a divine hero and feel that your life is for building the palace of truth, and not for the destruction of truth. There is a kind of meditation that feels that the world is unreal and barren. But I wish to say no, the world is most fertile. The world is not a dream; it is not a chimerical mist. This world of ours is the reality, but this reality is not yet manifested fully. It


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February 2014


Substance Abusers and Alcoholics Led Down the Pharmaceutical Rabbit-Hole by Grace Joubarne, Clinical Hypnotherapist


ere is yet another reason to seek out a competent, empathic hypnotherapist to resolve addiction issues long before ever starting on psychiatric drugs. Few, if any, patients are ever warned that the psychiatric drugs they will be prescribed for ‘alcohol and substance abuse’ will likely cause addictions more severe and damaging then the original issues. Worse, they may never get free of the addiction to the psychiatric drugs. Psychiatrists have craftily marketed alcoholism and substance abuse as ‘a brain disease’ despite decades of research showing that no such disease exists. Conventional doctors promise ‘managed’ medicated recovery, but the promise becomes a horrific nightmare once the additional addiction to the treatment drugs gets established. The travesty of psychiatry is that it leads substance abusers into a rabbit hole from which they can escape only by struggling through savage physical and psychological withdrawals that rival those related to hardcore street drugs like cocaine and heroin. Although initially approved for treatment of epileptic seizures, doctors use Klonopin and other drugs in its class as the go-to pills for recovering addicts, despite the clear and present dangers of creating even worse addictions to the medications. The saddest part of conventional drug treatment is that the addict’s original rootissues are never uncovered and resolved, leaving the addict with not only the original problems, but lifethreatening struggles due to the drug treatments. Many heroin addicts have told me they can detox off heroin in 12 days or less, but from psychiatric drugs, sometimes years of struggle are involved. Many alcohol abusers prescribed Effexor reported that they rarely drank alcohol, let alone to excess, until after they had been prescribed Effexor. When they tried to stop taking Effexor, they found the withdrawal symptoms beyond what most humans could tolerate. In the world of psychiatry, the experiences of the patient are totally irrelevant. It has decided subjectively that, as with all the other life issues, addictions are ‘mental disorders’ that may benefit from long-term treatment with addictive, mind-disabling drugs. For


example, psycho-wizard Nora Volkow, a psychiatrist and the Director of the US National Institute of Drug Abuse (NIDA) subjectively decided that addiction is a ‘brain disease’ and she made the scientific leap that it is ‘likely’ caused by some physical issue, though the underlying mechanisms are unknown. As is typical of research by such proponents of ‘drug them ‘til they drop treatments’, her study was found to be flawed on many levels, including the one that required her to establish brain damage BEFORE addiction and BEFORE drug treatment, rather than after. This flaw in her study alone calls into question the integrity of her study and of her ‘decision’ to categorize addiction as ‘mental illness’, because since 1970, it has been scientifically proven that psychiatric drugs cause brain-dysfunction in otherwise normal brains (ie. brains are perfectly normal before treatment with psychiatric drugs). All prescription psychiatric drugs alter the chemicals in the brain and the most widely used drugs (benzodiazepines) such as Klonopin, Valium, Ativan and Xanax cause devastating side effects such as cognitive impairment, amnesia, memory loss, dependence and addictions that are permanent. Even the US government has warned that benzos can cause hostility, aggression, physical dependence and the makers of Xanax include on the drug label the warning of life-threatening adverse events due to the physical dependence and that withdrawal reactions, including seizures, occur when dosage is reduced for any reason and that seizures have been reported after only a brief therapy with Xanax! Kelly Patricia O-Meara, is an award-winning, former investigative reporter for the Washington Times, Insight Magazine, penning dozens of articles exposing the fraud of psychiatric diagnosis and the dangers of the psychiatric drugs—including her ground-breaking 1999 cover story, Guns & Doses, exposing the link between psychiatric drugs and acts of senseless violence. She is also the author of the highly acclaimed book, Psyched Out: How Psychiatry Sells Mental Illness and Pushes Pills that Kill. O-Meara rightfully pointed out (CCHRint, Dec 16, 2013): “More odd though, is that it is Volkow who, in 2001, authored a study showing that Ritalin (methylphenidate) is more potent than cocaine. In fact, Volkow’s research showed that, in pill form, Ritalin blocked 20 percent more dopamine transporters than the 50 percent blocked by cocaine, which

February 2014


Was Your Family Dysfunctional?

The second type is one where the user has stopped using or has left the family however the family s in the book “The Birth Order” by Steven Covey continues the patterns. The third family has no one who uses but continues we all play roles in our families. The more the patterns ( e.g. grandchildren of alcoholics). dysfunctional the family the more exaggerated the roles The fourth family is one where there are no people frequently are. who use and then someone starts to use. The adult who is addicted, has a disability or who is a There are also abusive families where the abuser can workaholic sets the tone for the family. be verbally, physically or emotionally abusive. These families follow several rules- Don’t Talk, Don’t The verbally abusive person can belittle the child’s Feel and Don’t Trust. These rules can either be mandated look, intelligence,capabilities or basic values. or understood. The abuse can be direct or misguided humour, The parents of families can have different styles : The deficient or jelly fish type parent allows their children The physical abuser can create mild to extreme to run the family, They injuries. The family members live without boundaries. often live in terror. The parent does not model The sexual abuse can be good functional behaviour. overt or covert. Often as Unfortunately these adults the males become February 1st - Family children are robbed of their abusers themselves and the childhoods and emotions. females frequently have little The Controlling or Brick respect for their own bodies. Lynda @ 613-858-7181 wall parent does not allow As Ernie Larson says: their children responsibilities What we live with is what appropriate to their ages. we learn They often have trouble making decisions as adults. What we learn is what we practice The alcoholic parent is unpredictable, Children in What we practice is what we become these families often insecure and frustrated. What we become has consequences. There are four types of alcoholic families. There is the What are some of the consequences you have family where there is at least one person who actively experienced? uses. This family has very distinct patterns using the If you would like to learn more about how families rules. The individuals in the family play their roles influence us especially as we become adults join often in extreme. The roles are: the addict, the enabler, us at The House of Hope and Healing in February. the hero or star, the mascot or clown, the scapegoat and To Register phone Lynda Brooks at 613-858-7181, the lost child. 613-831-2865 or at


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is responsible for the addicts craving. One may wonder how the NIDA’s director can forget this startling research and now suggest that psychiatric mind-altering drugs are a necessary part of an addict’s recovery? It’s easy. By assigning the “disease” label to addiction and concluding that although addiction cannot be cured, it can be “managed,” psychiatrists rely on the pharmaceutical industry for the best course of “treatment,” which according to NIDA, is “a combination of medication and behavioral therapy.” The psychiatric ace in the hole, of course, should the addict relapse, is the underlying subjective mental disorder—not the failure of psychiatric drugs.” How warped must a doctor be to lead vulnerable patients to believe that replacing one addictive, destructive substance with another is a ‘treatment’, especially when they already know this ‘treatment’ is more destructive than the initial addictive substance? How cruel to suggest to patients that addictive drugs

are the only options, when root-cause hypnotherapy together with a safe, staged weaning and homeopathic detoxification has helped so many become free of all substance abuse! Once you or a person you know is ready and willing to heal themselves of addictive behaviors, I urge you to contact me for information on how my Hypnotherapy Program (root-cause elimination) can assist in becoming free of addictions and the root issues that resulted in reliance on substances to cope with those root issues. I can also assist by providing resources for a safe weaning. Grace Joubarne, Clinical Hypnotherapist, GracePlace Wellness, 1-888-390-3553 email: Blog:

February 2014


The HealingPower of Words by Rua Grinbergs


t is underestimated what word power can do to heal a troubled soul or one that is intrigued by essential growth. The ancient Druids understood the healing power of words. The complexity with which such healing takes place is constantly awe-inspiring and humbling for me. My perspective comes from doing many personal reading sessions of enlightened guidance through the form of writing over the past 15 years. The wisdom and love that flows with/through the words that are written so specifically for each person is unmistakably evident. The following is part of the complexity that I recognize is delivered within the material of the readings that I do. I have struggled for some time to communicate effectively what I know to be true and to bring it forward. I’ve been so concerned to do this process justice as well as convey clearly enough to others just how amazing this all is. So I asked for a little help. To heighten a body of writing that reflects high wisdom and a united front for harmonious traits, words must enlist vibratory power-shifting to initiate cellular recognition. Depending on the questions at hand, it is not impossible to make deep headway into the centre of karmic overlay that hides well the themes that are of concern. When insinuations block out the freedom of thought that must flow when seeking truth, it is difficult to hold clarity in the midst of problem solving in one’s own attempts. Through the readings, written words that come from higher wisdom reveal layers of a complex vibration and patterning that holds the remnants of old agendas that are often too difficult to uncover when self-analyzing. Too much is at stake for the ego, well-masked or hidden from plain view. Substance comes forth in vibrating patterns through wisdom truly able to dichotomize known truth from hidden ones, and it is able to insist on a noteworthy lilting of spell-bound language to impede upon the subconscious cues, waiting to be found out. As the enclave of resonance merges with a being, the filters appropriately sort themselves so that interpretation has true meaning for the time and place at hand. Karmic experiences hold value in any number of realities and it is necessary to differentiate these in the messages.


Structural sentences are important only in order to convey particular meanings. Overall, the manipulative wording is designed strongly to induce and stir cellular density so that it releases and surfaces to enliven the truths that need to be faced or disengaged from. Harbingers of healing thoughts can be delivered in a manner of harsher tones, all to help relinquish unecessary density. In my readings, I’ve labelled these the “darks and danks”. Outmoded aspects of one’s self are helped along to clear and dissolve. Such words and tones are profoundly beneficial and I have learned to encourage the recognition of them as tremendous gifts when they come forward in a reading. As enlightened vibrations converge with Divine systems of Consciousness there is an aspect of trance-like effect that overrides the subconscious in the reading of higher wisdom. That enables ongoing healing to be activated by the enlightened words each time they are read. A Loving Essence is always a component of true spiritual wisdom and as mentioned earlier, it is unmistakably experienced and evident through the supportive truths that are delivered in these readings. It is with true love and deep gratitude that I continue in my growth and learning about the complexities of healing related to words and enlightened wisdom. And as I heal, alongside of all who participate, there is so much joy to be had! Rua began her healing practice 20 years ago, firstly interested in Japanese-Tibetan healing – Jin Shin Jyutsu and Reiki. After a lifechanging transition, she began doing readings F/T, many of them long distance across N. America. She added several modalities to create a healing practice including Craniosacral Massage, various Energy & Bodywork techniques for Pain and Emotional Release, Reflexology and Reiki teachings. All healing methods have enabled her to demonstrate her strengths of intuiting higher wisdom with an emphasis on soul healing through body and mind. ‘Readings with Rua’ have moved to the forefront with a new wave of interest, aiding in the quickening of healing and awakening. Readings are $80. 613.433.5738,

February 2014


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8. Does your house or home life need some TLC? Is there a big purchase that you have been considering? You can buy a new home now, and move into it now or later in the year. All things “domestic” are the focus in 2014. 9. You will find yourself doing much more soul searching and thinking, than you normally do, this year. Can you take a sabbatical or a good part of the year off? Try to focus on yourself more and you will do well this year. Depression can creep in, so beware. Get help if you are failing. Laura Young is an intuitive numerologist and core belief modification coach. She is located in Ottawa, but can conduct phone or skype consultations anywhere. For personal consultations please email: or call 613-725-7232.

What can Numerology do for you? Numerology is a study of numbers. There is evidence that numerology was in use thousands of years ago in China, Greece and Egypt even before the time of Pythagoras, who is generally accepted as the "father" of numerology. Why is numerology still in use and of interest to so many? It is because it works, that is why. • Are you currently at a major cross-road in your life? Should you make a decision or move forward now or wait? • Numerology can help you uncover hidden talents and turn them into a career. • An analysis of partners, children, friends or co-workers can help you deal with them more efficiently. • Numerology can help you heal from past issues and move on. • Help you understand how you can use the current year, month and day for its best influence. • Be more aware of your own areas of weakness and learn how to turn them into strengths. Stop repeating history once and for all. Laura Young is an intuitive numerologist/life coach living in Ottawa. She has written “Laura’s numerology News” in Tone Magazine for over 8 years. To book an appointment or receive Laura’s monthly newsletter please email L.BAIRD@ISTAR.CA or call 613-725-7232

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February 2014


Dharma Detective Investigates Great Difficulty Ian Prattis


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tart by recognizing the mindstate that causes suffering, be prepared to stop and skilfully look deeply into suffering by placing it within a practice of mindfulness. Just these initial steps can prevent us from being hooked and taken down by strong emotions and wrong perceptions. The tools are not those of intellectual selfanalysis where we rationalize our suffering away. To recognize the significant elements of our suffering we need mindfulness, concentration and insight. Above all else we need to locate in heart consciousness – that still place of calm that is available by first of all stopping and then centering in mindfulness. Your time of great difficulty – locate it. What happened, where and when? What was the time frame? Was it something in you or were the causal elements also around you? Know that your perceptions and recollections of the situation may well be skewed, so it is wise to take refuge in sangha eyes, to find out from dharma brothers and sisters just how you were at that time in terms of your actions and reactions. In this first step of being a dharma detective there is the importance of being grounded, of deep looking and of relying on sangha eyes to remember clearly. Stage Two takes the process deeper. You have recognized your suffering but do you remember how you felt at that time? Did you become overwhelmed by it all or did you apply the practices and teachings in any way? Were there dharma friends available to help you or did you not seek help because you had lost faith? We have to be a “Hercule Poirot” - a dharma detective - for now in Stage Three we list in our notebook how we blamed – the other, the situation, the Buddha, Jesus - even God! How did you lash out during your suffering? How did you try to harm and discriminate against the one you hate and any one else who got in the way? Did you shut them out or run away? Did you seek complicity with someone to help share your hate? We all love our dramas, so much so that we tend to seek out someone to agree with our suffering – but there is no support in that, as only deeper suffering ensues. Were you lucky enough to find true support, someone steady to direct you to a greater understanding of the particular hell you are investigating? Did you come to an understanding that blaming, punishment, shutting off, running away, seeking complicity – none of these are motivated by understanding and compassion? Did


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olistic Nutrition is the practise of evidence-based analysis of the foods we eat and the connection between them and our bodies and minds. The Registered Holistic Nutritionist (RHN) is educated in human sciences at an accredited educational institution which receives no funding by governmentrun agricultural institutions. This is important because it means that we are not obligated to recommend diet solely based on Canada’s food guide. Holistic Nutrition works on the premise that everyone is different and cannot possibly have the same results with the same formula. ​A RHN knows that dietary changes alone may not be enough to bring back balance, and are trained in the implementation of dietary supplements and other natural health products to help you achieve your goal. Your Holistic Nutritionist may use assessment tools such as BIA (Bio-electrical Impedance Analysis) and food allergy testing, but most commonly will rely on lengthy questionnaires which will lead to clues uncovering the mystery of your ailments such as unexplained weight gain, acne, and water retention, and even fatigue, mood swings, and sleep challenges. Most RHN’s will have other letters indicating who they are, depending on the college they went to and the association they belong to and typically have complimentary disciplines such as personal coaching, physiotherapy, massage therapy, chiropractic or psychology. What is the difference between a Registered Dietitian and a Registered Holistic Nutritionist? This is an important question. The Registered Dietitian is dealing with very high treatment volumes and very focused on the specific clinical diagnosis of the client. Although Registered Dietitians are well qualified to provide acute clinical dietary programs, very few have the time to address the intricacies and limiting factors that block the client from achieving lasting permanent success. The shortterm programs that they are forced to implement don’t always work. Individuals requiring lifestyle modifications and nutritional changes need the time commitment, expertise and coaching of great nutritionists.

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So if your waist line is expanding, despite all the hard work you put in to losing weight, or you have trouble sleeping but don’t want to take medication, or you have arthritis or fibromyalgia that flares up without a clear reason, perhaps a Registered Holistic Nutritionist should be your next call. RHNs can help you sort through the symptoms, your diet and your lifestyle and point you in the right direction to achieving your best health!

Jette Thorson is a Registered Holistic Nutritionist and NNCP (Natural Nutritional Coach and Practitioner) in Ottawa. You can request an appointment via email: “As a Holistic Nutritionist, it is my goal to help individuals bring about balance in their lives through diet and lifestyle changes. I believe in keeping it authentic, because making change begins with integrating new habits into our real lives.”

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All of life comes to me with Ease ACCESS CONSCIOUSNESS Empowering People To Know That They Know & Joy & Glory What’s Next?


ave you taken your first Bars class with Access Consciousness? If so, you may have gotten a sense that there is a lot more to this Access stuff than just the Bars. There is! Did you know there is a reason that Bars is the entry point into the wild and wacky world of Access? Bars opens up our capacity to RECEIVE. There are no difficulties in life except when we will not receive money, sex, awareness, judgement. If we are willing to receive everything then we can have everything or not, by choice. Sounds simple right? So, to allow more receiving in your universe, you could start by asking, how often are you willing to have your Bars run? What would it take to choose for you? Access is a set of pragmatic tools and processes that can be applied to change any area of your life... and there is MUCH more available to you if and when you desire to choose it. What if change could be so much fun? What if changing anything could be easy? ...and as fast as you would really like it to occur? Access Consciousness is the fast track to infinite possibilities, and to everything you have been asking for to actually show up. Get step by step guidance on what to do to get where you would like to go with living your life. Where do you go next for that? The next set of classes in the Access Core Class series is Foundation and Level 1. These classes will help you to understand why you feel so different, why it seems like no matter how hard you try you don’t fit, and to discover the gift you are, just as you are. Do you know something greater must be possible but have been unable to find the keys to have it as your reality? Foundation and Level 1 classes give you tons of tools to change everything. And I mean everything After these classes you will feel, look and BE different, people who take this class often

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February 3rd & 19th

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report that aches and pains that they have had for years disappear, they start to feel happier and less stressed, they feel like they have the tools to face situations in life, problems that they had, start to change and have less of a hold on them. In addition to the dynamic and intense clearings foundation and Level 1 classes include dynamic body processes that one facilitator describes as “super dynamic”. They have created huge changes for people around the world. Are you ready to unlock whatever is limiting you and step into infinite possibilities for actually having everything you truly desire in life? Is now the time to choose something different for YOU? What else is possible? All of Life comes to me with Ease, Joy & Glory! For more information on Access Consciousness classes, Bars classes, Body Process Classes, Energetic Facelift classes & private sessions contact: Carol Sheehan, Certified Facilitator, 613 249-8418, 613 617-4747

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FEBRUARY: A Month of Love

“Accept yourself. Love yourself as you are. Your finest work, your best movements, your joy, peace, and healing comes when you love yourself. You give a great gift to the world when you do that. You give others permission to do the same: to love themselves. Revel in selflove. Roll in it. Bask in it as you would sunshine.” ~ Melodie Beattie


n the loving kindness meditation, Metta Bhavana, one extends love to oneself first, and then in increasingly larger circles, extending loving kindness to others in the room, in the building, in the city, the  country, the world and finally, the universe. But it starts with loving oneself. This Valentine’s month, I encourage you to practice self love.  This can be accomplished in many ways, some of which I will describe here. At Planet Botanix, we encourage holistic healing, which encompasses the body, mind and spirit of the individual. As a Certifed Aromatherapist, I am all about the essential oils, which are derived from nature and  therefore have many therapeutic properties. Rose essential oil is generally thought of as an oil of the heart and unconditional love. A bath with rose petals and lit by candles is a great way to bring some peace and serenity into your life. Another oil which is one of my favourites is rose geranium. It is a balancing oil:

helping level out the emotions. Burn some in a diffuser to bring some aromatic relief into your space. Ylang ylang is an essential oil with aphrodisiac potential. It also helps promote sleep and can lower blood pressure. I find it a bit too much on it’s own and like to blend it with some citrus (ie sweet orange) and something sharp like black pepper or ginger oil. You can make a blend into a massage or bath oil, or an after shower moisturizer.  Feel like getting more involved? Try one of the workshops given by our talented therapists this February. Yin yoga focuses on balancing the meridians, essential for harmonious balance in our mind and body, especially the vital organs. This workshop, given by Kym Ker, takes place February 2nd. Looking for a different kind of gift for your Valentine or anybody you love? Devin Johnstone leads an interactive Thai massage workshop for couples on February 9th. Try something new! Every month we have a guided meditation and gong near the new moon (February 28). All details can be found at February is healthy heart month in Centretown! To find out more, please see: en/ for a calendar of heart-healthy events, workshops and healthy menus at our Centretown restaurants.  © Heather Garrod 2014. Heather Garrod is a Certified Aromatherapist and  owner of Planet Botanix, 301 Bank between Maclaren and Somerset. The store is a source  for natural alternatives and the Wellness Clinic features several  different modalities., 613.567.4444

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o you believe in reincarnation and that we are all born with past lives that follow us through many incarnations? Sometimes these past experiences travel with us in our energy from lifetime to lifetime in order that have another opportunity to deal with them. Somehow, magically, they still present themselves as “Here we are thought you had dealt with us, got rid of us, found the answers: nooooooo, we are still here. We love you so much that we don’t want to leave, we have become so much a part of you, like your DNA”. Sometimes, that is just how deep it goes - to our very marrow. Scary thought - deep into our cellular level. Talk about a gift that keeps on giving… Can you imagine having the opportunity to work thorough some of these Gifts, by honouring your own birth in this life on a spiritual and emotional level and what that means to you? What if you could be taken on a healing journey from your childhood to the present day, discovering your own inner soul compass, the innate voice inside yourself that guides you every day, and find out how this compass has been operating all your life? As an adult today, you could awaken to your soul compass and open your heart to a far deeper understanding of self and begin to explore illusion and truth, waking up to your reality to give yourself The Gift. The Ottawa Spiritual Pathways Centre will be welcoming Internationally-known Healer and Medium, Kelvin Heard of the U.K., to Ottawa for one week in March, where he will be offering a full-day Workshop The Gift on Saturday, March 29th, as well as offering private reading/healing sessions Monday, March 31st through Tuesday, April 2nd. He will also be speaking at our Sunday service, March 30th.


The Gift Workshop will cover everything mentioned above as well as help you to create a shield of protection, speak with your guides, and walk a new path to bring The Gift ever closer. The Gift can be anything in your life with which you struggle, is about learning to walk in new shoes, becoming whole, and learning to live the life you were meant to live, fully and joyfully. Through the workshop, you will open your heart and live a different life, be solid and whole spiritually and emotionally. Kelvin Heard has visited Ottawa before brining his gift of spiritual discernment and healing with him and reaching out to the Ottawa Spiritual C o m m u n i t y. Kelvin is a wellrespected healer who travels extensively throughout the UK and Europe channelling his beautiful healing energies and insights, and will soon be publishing his first book, A Rite of Passage. He brings a beautiful Spirit with him and we know you will enjoy meeting him and experiencing his powerful healing energies to all his clients and to his divinelyinspired workshops. Why not consider giving yourself a gift of self-love this spring and consider coming to meet Kelvin, either at our Sunday service, with a private session, or the gift of the workshop The Gift. For further information, and how to register for the workshop or a private session, please contact us at Submitted by Gillian Pearlstone - Director of Healing

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What level of Financial Freedom are you aiming for?

By Daniel Roy CD, BA, MA, CFP, EPC, CIM, FCSI, CSWP, CRC he article that I wrote for the Feb 2013 edition of Tone looked at how our internal financial thermostats regulate our ability to accumulate and manage our money. In a nutshell, our subconscious mind is “pre-set” to a level that will determine how much money we will be able to accumulate based on that specific setting. The higher the setting, the more money we will have. In our modern society, money is an essential component for our survival and there is no getting around this fact. We therefore need to have a healthy and respectful attitude towards money if we want to have a fighting chance to accumulate some. For me, money and wealth should be discussed together although there are some subtle differences between the two. Money is used to determine our degree of Financial Security and that is done by measuring how much actual money we have in our investment accounts, bank accounts, rental properties, etc. Wealth on the other hand is not measurable because it is a product of the mind and has many more components to it than simply money. Because of its broader definition, we cannot use our amount of accumulated money (assets) to measure our level of wealth. We now have to include things like our level of health and wellness, our happiness and our level of satisfaction or contentment with all aspects of our life to get a true measure for our Wealth.


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Nevertheless, there are three levels of financial security that I would like to present: Financial Security, Financial Independence and Financial Freedom. Financial Security is when we can cover all of our basic expenses in life from our accumulated money but it is not enough to permit us to stop working. Financial Independence is when we can leave work and stop receiving employment income as our assets are strong enough to produce income to cover all of our discretionary and non-discretionary expenses. Financial Freedom is attained when we can have anything that we might want or need without worrying about that expense depleting our capital. Based on the definitions presented above, it is possible to be wealthy at any one of these three levels of financial security as wealth is a product of the mind and not our bank accounts. As our amount of financial resources increases, so can our level of wealth. We can raise the bar on our level of wealth as we resolve issues in our life arenas like work and career, family and relationships, health and wellness and finances among others. The more issues that we resolve the wealthier we will become. It is important to have balance in all aspects of our life in order to be wealthy. We are in control of our lives therefore the personal choices that we make will determine our desired outcomes. These three levels of financial security are there as a guide for you to measure where you are today and which one you would like to achieve. The accumulation of financial resources can be accomplished simultaneously as you become wealthy in all the other areas of your life. They are not mutually exclusive. Your money can then become a tool for you to improve your own life and the world around you. That for me is a true wealth. Daniel Roy is the principal instructor of the Ottawa based Praxis Wealth Institute. He is a Certified Financial Planner as well as a Certified Retirement Coach and public speaker. He conducts workshops and courses that are focused on helping people accumulate wealth as well as designing meaningful and rewarding retirements.

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Cosmic Counsel for February 2014

Taurus (April 21-May 21) February can be a motivating month for Taurus as Venus, your planetary ruler, is out of its retrograde phase and is moving direct. In many ways, so are you! This is especially true regarding your relationships and the things that matter most to you. Don’t be afraid to be innovative this month, particularly within your career and public life. Approach old problems in an unusual way. If you are feeling anxious, the best remedy is to review your life from a higher perspective… and then move and improve. This is a great time to push past limitations yet still honouring healthy commitments. Gemini (May 22 – June 21) Your ruler, Mercury spends most of February in retrograde. While this affects everyone, Geminis can be particularly impacted. Be certain to double check travel plans and be extra clear with all forms of communication. This month may feel stormy, perhaps unresolved or unattended issues come back and cause conflict. It can be helpful to look at your fixed belief systems and ask yourself if they still ring true. If life feels chaotic see your situation symbolically as a welcomed windstorm that serves a greater purpose by distributing the ‘seeds’ that assure new growth. With that in mind, allow things to be shaken up a little and have faith in where your journey takes you. Cancer (June 22- July 22) It is likely that most Cancerians have been focused on their relationships the past few months. You are being reminded that love needs to be shared… at best an unconditional and spiritual love filled with integrity. There are many opportunities to expand and enhance your life right now. Be mindful that you don’t overextend yourself and work towards creating balance at home and within your family.


Leo (July 23 – August 22) Most Leo’s love the human race and because you are our benevolent kings and queens, this is a beautiful thing. This month partnerships of all kinds… co-workers, spouses, parents, may ask more of you which might feel challenging. Perhaps the fear of being swallowed up by the ‘other’ can leave you feeling unappreciated and unacknowledged. However, this month you are being asked to be of service, and to be creative with how you choose to relate to the people in your life. The gifts and kindness that you offer not only benefit others greatly, it reflects and nourishes your generous spirit. Virgo (August 22 – September 23) This can be a rewarding month for Virgo’s working on personal growth. It is a good time to explore new ways of improving your physical, emotional and spiritual wellbeing. This is also a significant month for relationships. Notice who comes across your path and whether they are new or old characters in your story. You can learn a lot about yourself by paying attention to who tends to surround you. It is possible that someone you feel a soulful connection with will come along this month and offer you support in unexpected ways. Libra (September 24 – October 23) Creative energy is strong within you this February; this time of inspiration has the potential to help you think of new ways to achieve your dreams. So much of last year was dedicated to your family and inner work, and although these themes carry over this year, you can expect to have increased energy and a strong drive to achieve more in your outer world. If relationships feel strained you can regain balance by accepting yourself and others as they are. Be open this month to sudden creative urges, and allow yourself the pleasure of play. Scorpio (October 24 – November 22) Your focus this February may tend toward home, family and the deep layers of your inner landscape. You are in a cocoon phase… take this time to focus on

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Aries (March 21- April 20) The quest for personal freedom is deeply important to Aries, and the cosmic energy in February stirs up this desire in you. However, for many of us, life is a shared experience where compromise threatens to take time and energy away from self-expression and self-exploration. No matter how many directions you feel pulled in, or how your relationships are unfoldingremember that whatever is truly yours can never be withheld or taken from you. This includes your individuality. This awareness brings genuine freedom and peace of mind, which can be a healing balm during these exceptional times.

you innermost thoughts and feelings. Regardless of what is happening in the outer world, concentrate on the best life you can imagine for yourself and trust that when the time is right, what you desire most will manifest in your life. Sagittarius (November 23 – December 21) “We cannot solve our problems with the same thinking we used when we created them.” Albert Einstein. The cosmos calls for Sagittarians to allow a greater vision to replace old ideas; it is time to dream a bigger dream. Think outside the box, and even if it is an old idea, see it in a fresh new way. The main message this February is for you to take time to contemplate how a new perspective can help you attain your goals. Capricorn (December 22 – January 20) The cosmos is sending a message that on an energetic level your wholeness has been preserved, and that whatever wounds you have experienced in life that have undermined your sense of wholeness and your personal security, can begin the healing process now. It is time to retrieve what you feel you lost. Your ability to do so will revive your inner security and will give you the confidence to take on all that is being offered and expected of you right now. Aquarius (January 21 – February 19) This is the time of year when we celebrate all the unique Aquarians in our lives. Although mushy outpourings of attention typically don’t float your boat, it should serve as a reminder that there is no one in the world quite like you. By focusing on self-love and self-esteem take this time to acknowledge that you, like all of us, are a work in progress. Regenerate and liberate yourself from anything that no longer serves your highest purpose. This is a time for you to experience a fresh start. Pisces (February 20 – March 20) Pisces are emotional beings… filled with longing and deeply moved by art, mysticism, and the pain of the world. It is because of the depth of these emotions that sometimes Pisces would rather escape than sort out all the complex layers of their feelings. However, this month for the sake of clarity, the cosmos is gently nudging you to reflect on your life in a detached way. Once you have taken a good look, take all that selfawareness and feel how liberating it is to know that you are firmly on your path. Eve is a professional Astrologer and a holistic therapist specializing in insightful and in-depth natal chart readings. To learn more about her work, and to read more on this month’s forecast, visit her website or contact her at 819-457-1694.

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Becoming Vegetarian for a Day

Modifying your diet gradually is the key to sustaining real change. Choose vegetables and grains that you like by Laureen Osborne and challenge yourself to try something new every week. There is a world of t’s the beginning of a new year, a time different tastes out there waiting for you when many of us re-evaluate our to discover! dietary choices and eating habits. One Eating healthier also means preparing way to lose weight and feel better is to the food yourself using whole foods. You adopt a more vegetarian diet. can control the amount of salt, fat and There are many well-known benefits sugar you eat when you make it yourself. of a vegetarian diet: improved digestion, A meal ‘from scratch’ can be ready in 30 weight loss, lower cholesterol and minutes or less. lowered risk of heart disease, obesity, Take the time to learn more about hypertension and cancer. vegetarianism. Did you know that the The easiest way to make healthier, average male needs only 63 grams of sustainable and more humane choices protein per day and the average female in the food we eat is to do it gradually. requires only 40 grams of protein? Most I would like to recommend becoming of us are consuming 2-3 times that much! ‘Vegetarian for a Day’. This means Have you thought of becoming a Its easy to get enough protein: if you had choosing one day a week where only Vegetarian? This cookbook will answer all a bowl of Cheerio’s for breakfast, a cheese vegetarian meals are consumed. It’s easier than you think! For example, Your questions! Over 200 easy to follow sandwich and a bowl of mushroom soup recipes. Only $28 plus shipping. for lunch and a tofu stir fry with rice you may already be enjoying a bowl Contact Ottawa author Laureen Osborne at dinner, you would get 42 grams of of cereal, toast, oatmeal or a muffin for by email: protein (not including any snacks!). breakfast. Lunch can be vegetable soup The most successful vegetarians eat and a salad, leftovers (my favourite) or a cheese sandwich. For dinner you could eat vegetarian from a variety of foods and maintain a balanced diet. What does this mean? It means choosing different pizza, pasta or a stir-fry. The next thing to do is improve your current diet. protein sources from eggs and dairy to tofu and beans Try to incorporate more fruits, vegetables and grains to ensure your body gets all the nutrients it needs for into your existing diet. Do you currently eat meat and optimum health and well-being. potatoes two or three times a week? Try to make the Laureen Osborne is the author of the cookbook plate consist of 1/3 meat, 1/3 grain (like rice) and 1/3 fresh vegetables. Aim to reduce the ratio to ½ plate ‘Vegetarian for a Day’ vegetables with ¼ plate meat and ¼ plate grains.


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What does the Year of the Wood Horse Mean? “Tell me it can’t be done, and I will do it. Tell me the goal is too high, and I will reach it. Place an obstacle in front of me, and I will leap over it. Challenge me, dare me, or even defy me. But do not underestimate me. For on the back of my horse, anything is possible.” - Unknown Author


he year of the wood horse is also known as the year of the Jade Horse in Chinese culture. Jade is a symbol for abundance, health and vitality. Wood correlates to one of the Chinese 5 elements (water, wood, fire, earth, metal).   Wood energy is that of growth, movement forward, ambition, drive, motivation, manifestation, planning, dreaming, expectations, assertion and desire. In the balance of yin and yang, wood correlates to ‘growing yang’ energy.  Just like the tree that grows and reaches up towards the light.  It’s connected to the spring, morning time and the East. In Chinese medicine the wood element is connected with the Liver and the Gall Bladder.   The Horse is also about movement, strength and growth.  The two combined (wood and horse) will bring a year of great activity, growth and change.  The year of the Wood Horse can be either like riding a race horse, or riding a bucking bronco.  Your intention and focus will make the difference. If you know where you are going and you keep your hands firmly on the reins then this year will be fruitful.  If you doubt your direction or don’t align your heart and mind towards the purpose that resonates within, then you might feel more like you’re at the rodeo on a wild steed.   In Chinese mythology there is the story of the Great Race.  This race was between the twelve animals of the Chinese zodiac and it was to determine their position in heaven.  During the race the Horse and Snake decided to travel together.  The Snake knew the way, but while they travelling the Horse got caught up in his own excitement and ignored the Snake’s wisdom and went on the wrong road, causing their delay in reaching the destination.   The moral we can take from this story is to use the wisdom and lessons we’ve accumulated in the past (especially in this past year of the snake) to guide us in directing the horse towards our destination.  Don’t get caught up in the excitement of instant gratification that you can be seductive in the year of the horse and lose sight of the long-term destination and vision.  There is a reason that blinders are put on race horses to keep them focused on the goal and not get distracted.

Do the same - keep the focus and integrate the lessons from your experiences and you will have wind in your sails this year. Be ready for many distractions to tempt you away from your destination and keep your horse firmly focused on the way forward and you will achieve more than you thought possible this year. Focus on appreciating challenges instead of being disappointed when things don’t go as you expect them to.  Although this year invites great success, it also comes with many changes, hurdles and surprises.   Frustration, impatience and anger will be your greatest enemy to enjoying the prosperous outcome that the Wood Horse Year can bring you.   Whenever you meet hurdles, instead of getting frustrated remember that horses can jump too!  So instead of getting stuck by unforeseen circumstances, take the reins and leap over those hurdles to keep the momentum going towards manifesting your vision.   Enjoy the journey, stay focused on your goals and the Jade Horse will carry you to prosperity this year.  Happy Chinese New Year! Blaise T. Ryan is a Registered Acupuncturist and Registered Traditional Chinese Medicine Practitioner.  He accepts new clients at his Westboro location.  Insurance receipts are available.  You can book an appointment with him online at or by calling 613-702-5377.

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Jan 22: Meet your Meetup Mates for meditation and Tea.

Meditation: The Inward Journey – Class Series Weekly courses for deepening into meditation practices Each class will incorporate stretching, yoga breathing exercises and a guided meditation.

Jan 29: Breath and Mindfulness Feb 5: Breath and Mantra Feb 12: Meditation for Healing Feb 19: Yoga Nidra- Profound Relaxation Feb 26: Chakra Awareness Mar 5: No Class March 12: Seeking the Inner Guide March 19: A Musical Meditation and Celebration

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This experience, painful though it was, later proved helpful in dealing with clients whose unexplained pain was treated What is it all About? Breakthrough in Energy Healing in the same way, was also not as I was to later understand A Very Personal Story In Ottawa area serving Ontario & Western Quebec true, where the pain originated. Over Aileen M. McKenna, Certified years, this injury caused me Holistic Wellness Coach the Quantum-Touch Therapy much physical and emotional Aileen McKenna Practitioner/Instructor, Empathic pain, and I was given painkillers Life Coach by the handful. In fact, it was this Certified Quantum-Touch® Practitioner experience that finally shoved me Certified Quantum-Touch® Instructor ’ve been working with energy in the direction of alternatives. Associate Polarity Practitioner healing since 1993, with Over the years, I had been given Certified Aromatherapist Quantum-Touch therapy since many prescriptions, for pain, Certified Small Group Facilitator 2002, and teaching Quantumchronic infections, and other Touch therapy to many students Certified Facilitator – Open Space Technology conditions. I did not realize that since I first began in 2004. I’ve there was an alternative. Aileen’s Oasis been on a very personal journey I was living in France, working with energy healing beginning in 613-228-2272 in Geneva, Switzerland, and doing Switzerland in 1990. Since that a lot of high mountain hiking, 613-795-3751 event, I was determined to learn wearing crampons and walking this work, and to share it with roped to the other members of others as an alternative to taking the group when the event that pharmaceuticals and enduring precipitated the shift occurred. surgery. On this particular weekend, I Following an automobile accident in 1952 in which really overdid it and developed bursitis in my left hip. my brother’s car was totalled by a highway bus, I had I visited a rheumatologist in Geneva, was sent for 18 pain in my left leg and hip. Although no one died sessions of physio, and given an anti-inflammatory. in that accident, (there were 7 of us in the car), we Each session of physio hurt more than the previous one, were rather well shaken up and since I was a child but I did not know what else to do. I took the pills, and sitting in the back seat with my parents, my left knee had the prescription refilled. At one was jammed into the back of the point, I met a friend, a biochemist passengers seat made of steel at with the World Health Organization that time, and leaving a spot on my who cautioned me about the pills, knee cap numb even to this day. I as her colleague in Bangkok was was considered to have no injuries, basically bleeding to death from and when I began to limp 6 months internal bleeding from taking the later, no considered the possibility same pills for rheumatism. that there was a connection. This Looking for a place to practice? I then visited my other Swiss was at the time of the great polio doctor, an MD, who also practiced Come join us! epidemic and of course, a young girl homeopathy. She sent me to an with leg pain was a likely candidate. alternative practitioner in France who Newly renovated century home I had a lumbar puncture, and was was .practicing cranial osteopathy. I kept in hospital for several weeks, Conveniently located at saw him about 3 times, and from being sent home with a body cast. Bank and MacLaren the first visit the severe pain was This remained on for some weeks, gone. I was determined to learn to and then was removed. I was never 613-230-0998 do whatever he did when I returned to mention back pain again, as to live in Canada, and to share this the psychiatrist who visited me in information with everyone. hospital told my parents that I was Although I returned to Ottawa making up the pain as a means of We have in 1991 and began to study Polarity getting attention. Thereafter, I could therapy in 1993/94, cranio sacral not trust my body to let me know Rooms for Rent therapy in 1999, I still had my what was really going on with it, for crooked spine, and although this st March 1 perhaps it was my imagination. work really helped, I continued to




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experience some pain. In 2001 I discovered QuantumTouch therapy. My Polarity therapy instructor had been able to tell me why I had this back and leg pain, as my lower spine was curved to the left, raising my right hip and causing pressure and pain. However, Polarity therapy did not correct the problem. During the training I received and shared in my home during QuantumTouch training, on a day following work in my garden, my hip was particularly misaligned, I was grateful, surprised and utterly in disbelief, when one of the students in the class, after about 5 minutes of working on my hips, reported that my right hip, which had been about 2 inches higher than the left one at the beginning of the exercise, was now almost totally in alignment. Imagine the joy I felt after all these years, of now being almost totally straight, and most importantly, painfree. Although, I can still have some misalignment and pain if I’m shovelling snow, or digging in the garden, it takes only about 2 minutes of placing my hands on either side of my hips, for them to rotate back into place and the pain to go away. That was my personal experience with this wonderful work, and I’ve witnessed more profound changes in my body over the years, as the pain and process that creates the degeneration and aging that we all experience, seems to be reversing itself in my body and that of my clients who continue to have sessions from time to time. Aileen M. McKenna is a Certified QT Instructor and Practitioner, certified as the first Canadian instructor in June 2004. She has taught classes to 1,000s of students across Canada, in the Caribbean and Scotland and sees 100s of clients annually in her private clinic in Ottawa. Aileen has been offering energy healing in the Ottawa area for more that 20 years, initially with Polarity therapy and CranioSacral prior to learning Quantum-Touch® therapy. You can reach her at 613-228-2272, or by e-mail at or you can check our her website at and the Quantum-Touch website at

Energy Medicine Today by Angela Kehler What is Energy Medicine/a Medical Intuitive?


Medical Intuitive uses an energy-based technique of assessment that is performed specifically on the energy body, as opposed to the physical body. Energy Medicine is presently in the pioneering stages in our western culture, but has been quite successfully performed in Asian and East Indian civilizations for centuries. Its bases are derived from the natural energy forces within our body. There are seven main energy entries into the body, known as the “chakra” system. A Medical Intuitive is trained to assess energy blocks through the energy body, as well as the “chakra” system, clear the blockages, and help the body heal naturally. It is not recommended that this therapy replace conventional methods of treatment – it is an alternative method and works well as a preventative measure in preparing toward optimal well-being. Energy Medicine combines the very important aspect of the mind/body connection. Often what goes through the mind as thought processing, will manifest in the body as illness. Learning to function with positive energy becomes a choice once we have the tools and awareness that Energy Medicine promotes.

When should I use Energy Medicine/Medical Intuition? Energy Medicine becomes an option when you feel you may not be receiving the answers you need to assist you on the road to well-being. Health is a human right, and measures should be taken to achieve a good sense of well-being. Everyone should be informed of the advantages of working with their own energy fields and the importance of balanced energy. Medical Intuition can be beneficial in accessing the origin of disease through unexpressed emotions. Very basically, energy medicine assists from varying degrees of wellbeing to comforting throughout more serious diseases like cancer. This practice includes a combination of energy and psychology to achieve optimal counseling conditions. Balancing energy works well in areas such as: • Fibromyalgia and Chronic Fatigue Syndrome • Digestive problems • Endocrine system problems • Sleep disorders • Depression Since energy is the composition of this planet, it can be felt and recognized from anywhere. You don’t have to be physically with a person to feel their energy. Through training and natural ability Medical Intuitives can decipher someone’s energy from anywhere in the world. All that is required is their name, age and permission. Angela Kehler is a Certified Medical Intuitive

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Loving Friendship Channelled by Lisa Virtue

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oving friendship comes in many forms. Loving friendship from our friends and families. Loving friendship from our pets, loving animal companions who join with us for a time, or a lifespan, helping to show us our path in love. You may have noticed loving devotion, acceptance, is the nature of what is brought to you through these relationships with the animals. They devote their lives, from their soul’s purpose, to helping you understand yourself more fully through loving reflection. They joyfully come into our experience to show us what love is and what we are. You will find a mirror in your animal companion to some extent or another. By being and living in your energy fields – close proximity - your companion may take on or reflect the dynamics of the energies where it resides. So you may use this alert, this signal, as an indicator to you that a dynamic within the household may require attention, if your pet is having an undesired behaviour that is not part of its natural being. Do not hold it against the pet, they are simply reflecting the state of energy. Do not feel horrible, this is a beautiful gift, a loving sentiment from the soul of your creature friend. Helping you to see that which you need to understand. Animals are here to show us that by nature we come with acceptance, but we can be bred into other ideas. The influences around us can lead us to beliefs which no longer align with this loving essence expression. If you look upon your pets, they are such Divine expressions of living in the moment. When well nurtured, they experience an emotion or a reaction to circumstances briefly. It has its moment while it is pertinent, then is let go of and the thoughts do not dwell on that past experience any longer. They have moved on into the new moment with a fresh, open perspective of what can be in this now. So take time to gaze upon your loving companions and understand they are demonstrating for you that it is possible to be happy in any moment. To be excited about the simple things, to enjoy the expression of being for the simple joy of living. They are there for you to help you through. Your pets love you and they show you day in and day out that you can be loved, that you deserve to be loved, that you may always be loved no matter who you are or what you may have experienced or done. You are loved. How many tail wags or purrs or other expressions of joy at your presence do you need to see that love surrounds you always? Loving can take place no matter what circumstances.

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medium . healer . teacher I hope that this opens your heart to truly loving yourself more. For being able to express love for yourself will bring you the greatest joys and happiness in this lifetime. All that you are, all that you need is within you, and these joyful friends help to remind you and show you that they are aware, and hope that you will see too. May the love within you grow to expand so greatly that you can no longer deny it to yourself. We in the spirit realm love you always, unconditionally. With great joy, we wish you great joy in your heart.

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The February 2014 issue of Tone Magazine of Ottawa, Canada


The February 2014 issue of Tone Magazine of Ottawa, Canada