Interior Wellness Magazine Fall 2017

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Fall 2017



Interior Wellness


The Best of Healthy Living in B.C. Interior

Manifest Your

Deepest Desires Goodbye Fear

HELLO FAITH Inner Wisdom

Interior Wellness Festival October 20-22

Deanna Deacon

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he HeartMath program delivers effective skills to respond dynamically to stress and emotional challenge. Simple breathing techniques build heart resilience and coherence. These skills balance the physical, emotional, mental, and spiritual domains. We are spiritual energetic beings living in the physical domain. The body is surrounded, outwardly like onion rings, by our emotional, mental. and spiritual domains respectively. These four energy fields intermesh and influence one another.

Feelings and emotions reside in the emotional domain. Depleting (negative) emotions rumble like thunderstorms in the emotional ring. Signals coming from the heart to the brain influence the activity and function of higher brain centers involved in perception, cognitive and emotional processing and can inhibit or facilitate the way our brain operates. Inhibiting brain function can create incoherent mental chaos. Renewing (positive) emotions permit coherent heart signals to pass through to the higher perceptual centers of the brain. This stills the chaos and we are able to think more clearly.

Thought, housed in the mental domain, is where ideas, creativity, beliefs, and perceived truths (guiding mythologies) are processed. Thought provides choice in how to live in each domain, especially the emotional. We may choose to wallow in suffering sustained by depleting energy and stress creating emotions. This creates physical illness. We can choose to live in joy in energetic health renewing emotions that allows access our true self through our spiritual domain.

The spiritual domain, the seat of our heart and soul, connects us to intuition and our higher consciousness. The four domains are balanced when we live through the heart and not the ego. The ego, if left unchecked, rolls at random around the mental ring like a loose cannon firing in all directions. This creates the emotional domain tornadoes that block the sunlight access to our spiritual domain.

Your heart is the center. HeartMath tools build a coherent, resilient heart, that seeks to reach your spiritual domain through stress-free physical, cannon-silenced mental and thunderstorm-clear emotional domains. Edward Kent Watson – HeartMath® Certified Trainer. HeartMath is a registered trademark of Quantum Intech, Inc. For all HeartMath trademarks, go to Join Kent Watson at the Interior Wellness Festival, October 20-22

Goodbye Fear


Committing to living a healthy, natural & holistic lifestyle is actually committing to complete faith & trust in yourself.

You’ll know what I mean if you’ve ever had thoughts of; “what if I try this diet and fail?” “what if I buy this yoga pass and barely ever go?” “what if I download that meditation app AGAIN and STILL don’t follow through?” “what if I leave this toxic relationship and can’t make it on my own?”

These are all common scenarios we run through our minds before we make a change that we KNOW is going to deeply impact our lives. Fear steps in when we are on the brink of something big, bold and beautiful. Which is why we need to acknowledge that living a life true to our authentic wellbeing is more than simply eating our vegetables and getting enough sleep. Holistic Living is an all encompassing faith in oneself. Sound intimidating? It doesn’t have to be!!

Here are some very simple things you can do daily to break through the Fear barrier holding you back from living and feeling well. 1. Mirror Work - spend 1-5 minutes each day in front of your mirror, looking yourself in the eyes and speaking loving, beautiful truths to yourself

2. Intuitive Decision Making - instead of relying on your mind to make your decisions, make space for your intuitive guidance to step in. My favourite place to do this is in front of the fridge. Before I bring things out to cook a meal, I stand with the fridge open, observing the foods available and ask for intuitive guidance as to what my body needs (this way I get more fats when I need it, proteins when I need it and food never seems boring) 3. Energy Release - When we have un-released energy in our bodies we feel heavy, stagnant and breed thoughts of self doubt and mistrust. By regularly releasing this energy through fitness and breath work we free our bodies up for full functioning faith in ourselves Deanna Deacon is a Holistic Health Coach and Founder of Soulful Sisterhood. Deanna’s clients live an empowered and inspired lifestyle courtesy of their body’s natural wisdom and soulful accountability. Join Deanna Deacon at the Interior Wellness Festival, October 20-22 Fall 2017 | 3

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Deanna Deacon is a Holistic Health Coach and Founder of Soulful Sisterhood. Deanna’s clients live an empowered and inspired lifestyle courtesy of their body’s natural wisdom and soulful accountability. Join Deanna Deacon at the Interior Wellness Festival, October 20-22

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leep is one of the most important things that we can do for our health. It is during restful sleep that our bodies heal and repair. Poor sleep quality is linked to cognitive deficiencies and chronic health conditions. Reflect on your sleep hygiene and follow the tips below to promote physical health, improve brain function, regulate metabolism and heighten emotional wellbeing.

1) EXERCISE REGULARLY TO RELIEVE STRESS • Include strenuous exercise in the morning • Add gentle movement into your daily routine (consider walking, yoga, swimming or stretching)

2) AVOID STIMULANTS AFTER 11:00AM • Stimulants such as coffee, black tea and pop increase cortisol levels and interfere with your body’s natural circadian rhythm* • Avoid alcohol before bed; it may help to fall asleep but will cause a lighter sleep and waking throughout the night

3) GO TO BED BEFORE 11:00PM • Have a sleep schedule – go to bed and wake at the same time, even on weekends to regulate your circadian rhythm

4) HAVE A BEDTIME RITUAL • Start your bedtime ritual half an hour before you are going to go to sleep • Practice deep, slow and conscious breathing to relax your body • Reflect on the parts of your day that brought joy, practice gratitude • Avoid fluorescent lights and television during this time because they will inhibit the release of melatonin, a natural occurring hormone needed for sleep 5) KEEP THE ROOM COOL AND DARK • Melatonin is released in a dark environment • Body temperature drops during deep sleep; a cool room can facilitate this

*Circadian rhythm is a normal 24-hour body cycle that is regulated by hormones in a response to light and dark Dr. Tara Drummond is passionate about wellness and has a general family practice as a Naturopathic Doctor at Thompson Rivers Chiropractic Clinic in downtown Kamloops. Call: (778) 765-8530 for appointments at 412 Seymour St. Email: Join Dr. Tara Drummond at the Interior Wellness Festival, October 20-22

The Power Of Positive Stress



e generally experience stress as being either good or bad. Good stress (eustress) doesn’t necessarily conjure negative feelings but can still impact you and cause burn out. Bad stress (distress) is usually associated with a negative event or something we dislike. External stresses are usually ones we can change or control to some degree--either by physically leaving a place or by learning to accept or manage things we don’t really like--such as big crowds or lots of noise.

But good stress can be exciting and push us to do our best and reach our peak potential. It helps us stretch our comfort zone and be our best.

But when there’s a prolonged period of tight deadlines, heavy workload and schedule, or juggling too many things for too long… it’s no longer a positive (eustress) and moves into the negative (distress). That’s because prolonged exposure to adrenalin and or the “fight or flight” response which is activated under fear excitement or pressure, can be detrimental.

The trick is to moderate the positive stress and pressure by sprinkling in doses of good time management and goal setting, proper sleep, exercise, nutrition and self-care and making time for friends and family. Confidence in your ability to handle stress and the feeling of having control over the stressor also lessens the impact and the negative response to stress.

My recommendation? ● Identify what you have control over - this is harder than it sounds and may require getting real with yourself and battling some negative internal thoughts. ● Decide what you can roll with - are there things you spend a disproportionate amount of time worrying about in relation to their actual importance to you? ● Find you - what excites you and pushes you to grow? Add dashes of healthy balance to moderate the adaptive stress.

Janice is a professional speaker, facilitator and coach specializing in stress management, health & wellness and personal growth. She gives simple, sound advice for creating the best you. Fall 2017 | 5

Ayurveda: Longevity and Essence



rana, tejas and ojas are subtle essences within the body that correspond to thefunctioning of the three doshas: vata, pitta and kapha. Vata is the unstable form of prana, pitta is the reactive form of tejas and kapha is the ‘inert’ dead form of ojas. To nurture longevity on a deeper level it’s necessary to balance prana, tejas and ojas. Dr. Robert Svoboda states: “Prana is the life force that strings body, mind and spirit together like beads on a strand of breath. Tejas burns windows into the barriers that exist between the body, mind and spirit, permitting them to communicate and influence one an another in spite of their differing places of existence. Ojas is the subtle glue that cements the body, mind and spirit together, integrating them into a functioning individual.” At peak functioning, the three doshas are produced in quantities just sufficient to meet physical needs. When out of balance the doshas are over or under produced which impacts the body’s vitality, adaptability and immunity. Nutrition begins when the first juices are extracted from food and through a special fire converted into rasa. Rasa is seen as chyle or plasma in the physical body and as the juiciness of life. Dr. Svoboda states: “Rasa is the foundation and ojas is the apex of the body’s nutrition pyramid.” Ojas (soma) is the key to good digestion and essential to good health. It’s responsible for the immune system, mental intelligence and on a psychological level; compassion, love, peace and creativity. Ojas is depleted by excessive sexual activity, worry, over extension, stress, devitalized food, misaligned environments and lifestyle. Ojas is replenished by foods like milk, ghee and almonds. Herbs that support ojas: ashwagandha, shatavari and guduchi. Spiritual practices include pranayama, and meditation. Live well and embrace life.

Tanya Thompson has been a student of Vedic Traditions since 1990. She provides workshops in Ayurveda and Jyotiṣh

(Vedic Astrology) readings. 250-320-9355

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Your AMAZING Body and You BY CATHY LIDSTER Do you identify yourself as and by your body?

Close your eyes for a moment and sense the outside edges of your body. Now close your eyes again and sense the outside edges of YOU, the Being, not the body.

Your body is a sensate organism with innate intelligence designed to perceive energy. It is constantly giving you information.

Take a moment again and sense contraction. Much of the pain people experience comes from contracted or restricted energy. Now sense expansion. Can you perceive the difference? Which state is more familiar? Which do you prefer?

When you are in a contracted state, your reality is finite and limited. When you are in the sense of expansion you are living in the state of infinite possibilities.

Did you notice that you achieved these two states of being simply by choice? You can choose to live in the awareness of the expanded you, or you could choose to live in the state of contraction. Your body is willing and ready to do what you choose and has no judgement of your choice.

Conversely, the beliefs and judgements you have about your body are sensed and responded to as though by request. Your body will deliver what it perceives is your wish. If you judge your body as too fat, skinny, clumsy, unhealthy, or limited in any way, it will become that which you believe.

Instead of judging your body, why not show appreciation for the gift it truly is?

Cover your face gently in your hands. Feel your face receiving your touch and thank your body for always being willing to put up with whatever you demand from it. Ask “Body what would you like to look like? Feel like? Eat? Do?” Do this as a daily practice.

There are many ways you can communicate with our body just as there are many ways it communicates with you. As you practice the art of appreciating your body, don’t be surprised if amazing benefits come your way. Cathy Lidster is a local and international Health Practitioner. She works with the body’s energy to help people overcome health and emotional challenges, and learn to live in the space of possibilities. 250-819-9041 Fall 2017 | 7

Listen to your music! BY SERGE MAZERAND The healing power of music is undeniable and music is increasingly used as an alternative therapeutic modality. But why is it so effective?

Simply because we are made of music! Music is sound: Vibrations, frequencies, amplitudes, waves and rhythms. All of this is indeed what we are also made of. Our cells and therefore our organs function with their own very precise frequencies. Our bodies are orchestras that count trillions of musician-cells. These cells themselves, orchestrate the dance of life with receptors and effectors, processing and regulating the “information” that comes from our inner and outer stages (our internal and external environments). Various biological systems within us conduct a subtle internal symphony called homeostasis.

German poet, Novalis, wrote that every disease is a musical problem and its cure a musical solution. Hardly an exaggeration, I would think. I would, however, replace the word “cure” with “healing”. Healing is about reharmonizing energies and rhythms that are not working in synchrony anymore. Our thoughts, emotions, words and actions are energy. They carry vibrations with their own frequencies and therefore they affect our cells’ vibrational patterns. When we create lingering dissonance in our internal music, dis-ease sets in.

This is why anxiety proves so disruptive to the body’s orchestra. Every thought, every emotion based on fear sends shock waves through the ensemble and causes a number of players to slide out of tune. If this is not dealt with in time, the symphony becomes a cacophony – which again, means illness versus wellness. There is no separation, everything is incredibly connected in holistic fashion through a web of subtle fields.

To stay well and healthy, let us attune and listen to the subtle music that plays within. Let us be the composers and conductors of our lives and create a beautiful harmonious symphony. Serge Mazerand is a pianist, composer of healing music and author of a double award-winning finalist book: 7 keys to Serenity- Creating Harmony Within.His book is available in Chapters/Indigo stores, at Amazon and on his bookstore at: Join Serge Mazerandat the Interior Wellness Festival, October 20-22

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PROTECTING YOUR BABy’s GROWTH AND DEVELOPEMENT BY DR. FATMA MOHAMMAD FACT: there are more than 80,000 harmful synthetic ingredients used in baby products in North America which are imposing serious know and unknown damage to our babies growth and development

According to a 2006 study from the Center of the Developing Child at Harvard University in Cambridge, MA, some toxic chemicals can interfere with the natural function of genes, proteins and other small molecules in the brain.

Phenoxyethanol: A neurotoxin and its Material Safety Data Sheet (MSDS) states that it can cause skin and lung irritation. Its toxic effects can occur through inhalation, skin exposure, and ingestion. Ethylhexylglycerin: Skin irritant, even at low concentrations. a vegetable oil gone through several chemical processes making the label ‘natural preservative’ proven to cause dermatitis and eye irritation to babies with sensitive skin..

Benzyl Alcohol: Claimed natural but the synthetic version is widely used. A 1998 study found it “can instigate immune system response that can include itching, burning, scaling, hives, and blistering of skin”. Its Material Data Safety Sheet (MSDS) notes it is a skin irritant, with prolonged exposure causing contact dermatitis, redness, pain, eye irritations and warns it may be toxic to the liver and central nervous system.

Mineral oil is a by-product of refining crude oil to make gasoline, same as Petrolatum, Vaseline & Petroleum jelly. All known to impair body thermal regulations and other functions of the skin. Disturbing the hormonal balance. Also dangerous around nostrils causing pneumonitis, inflammation of lung tissue due to contaminants and irritating foreign matter.

Another dangerous category of harmful ingredients are so called natural and organics that are chemically processed by combining synthetic molecules with naturalingredients such as: sodium benzoate, vitamin E, grapefruit seed oil, zinc oxide, polysorbates, serbians, stearates (magnesium stearate, sorbitan monostearate), silver ( silver citrate, colloidal silver). Health is the most valuable asset you have in life; worth all extra efforts protecting it”. Dr. Fatma Mohammad, PhD. Microbiology (UK), BSc. Botany & Chemistry (Kuwait), Environmental Studies (USA)

Powerful Words



hat we tell ourselves all day long is what we

become. How do the words we hear affect us? We

experience responses caused by the meaning of

words, the energy from who said them and the intention. Energy, intention and meaning are all intertwined in the sound of words. The sounds are waves of energy affecting

the energy in us on the physical, emotional, and spiritual planes.

In a comment like, “I’m dying to see that movie,” we know what we really mean, but our body responds to “I am dying.” Fortunately the body doesn’t pop off the planet that easily,

but repetition of words have cumulative effects that build or weaken the beautiful vessel we live in and even skew perceptions about the world around us. Through repetition, the body manifests inside and outside what we focus on.

I was once full of anxiety from daily focus on my fears. My thoughts were out of control, and what I feared appeared

most everywhere. Through meditation, replacing my

thoughts, being in nature and eating organic foods, the anxiety dissolved. I never thought those fears would leave

me, but they’re gone. Body, mind, and spirit energy aligned with fresh living energy.

Choosing what we tell ourselves and listen to is powerful.

Doctors, parents, teachers, spouses and media all give

opinions that we can choose to accept or not. Review the words you tell yourself, are they yours or from outside? Do

they empower or harm? Use your intuition to weed out false beliefs, then choose again.

I’m still a work in progress. It takes time to rewrite inner thoughts, but persistence gets results and you are so worth

the effort. All answers are within - enjoy the beauty of your mind and the power of your soul.

Mairi Budreau is a Forest Bathing guide and author of Victorio’s Wisdom. Mairi Budreau Quiet Walker Join Mairi Budreau at the Interior Wellness Festival, October 20-22 Fall 2017 | 9

“Silence is a source of Great Strength.” ~ Lao Tzu



ow are you feeling about the noise level in your life? Periodically, a film is screened by TRU Sustainablility office's “Films for Change.” This fall, a film called In Pursuit of Silence is showing at the TRU Alumni theatre.

While I'm not certain that the world is necessarily getting louder, the truly quiet places are definitely getting fewer and farther between. For greater numbers of people, the technological culture that has infiltrated almost every facet of our existence adds insult to injury: notification sounds, multiple tabs, instant access to the world wide web and intrusive advertising pull at our attention constantly, urging engagement and response. Set against the regular human-made noise of a city, our inner and outer environments often feel chock-full of conflicting sounds and chatter, leaving no room for a quiet thought or silent reflection. Studies are showing how constant vigilance to the demands of technology fragments our minds, decreases depth of learning, increases anxiety, and contributes to disease. I doubt I'm alone in noticing, increasingly, a craving for and seeking out places and times for quiet stillness in my life. These are topics that the film, In Pursuit of Silence addresses.The film's director, Patrick Shen, has created a documentary that delves into the world of noise, sound, quiet, what silence renders, and the effects of not having enough of it in our lives. We've all heard the expression, “silence is golden.” This film promises to shed light on how quiet stillness is fast becoming like precious metal, one that we crave and actually need, regularly, in our lives. Sponsored by Films for Change, The Yoga Loft, The Mind-Body

Connection, Shambhala Meditation Kamloops and Interior Wellness, the film will be screened Wednesday, November 29, at the TRU Alumni

(clocktower) Theatre at 7pm. Doors open 6:30.

Pump Up The Volume


Ever have it where you hear a song you love, you go to increase the volume, but the person beside you asks you to turn it down? Something in that music moved you internally and made you want to get up and dance but to the other person it was annoying and they wanted it off completely. We all resonate differently to various types of music. We also have different goals and visions. What moves and excites one person may repel and offend another. We are all blockbuster movies just waiting to be released. As we move towards our goals and our vision we get more energized and start vibrating at a higher level, playing our own unique soundtrack! Just like music, those that like our sound are attracted to us but those that don’t will cover their ears. When you change who you are and move towards something new, the people closest to you may not be ready for change. They are used to your current sound or vibration. They cannot resonate with what your vision is and they may ask you, even demand you to turn your music down. At this point many of us turn down our music, or even worse turn it right off. We convince ourselves that it was a bad sound, a bad idea. You are not the one that needs to turn down the volume! You need to pump up the volume! The goals and desires you hold inside of you need to be played. It’s your job to let others hear it! There are people right now waiting for your unique sound. So go ahead! Pump up the volume. And for those that don’t like your sound, it’s not your concern. That’s their issue. They can always get earplugs!! Fran Banting is a Leadership and Performance Consultant

and founder of Dreampath Consulting.

Join Fran Banting at the Interior Wellness Festival, October 20-22 10 | Fall 2017

A Mental Step Back


BY KRIS RAE hen life gets a little hectic or you notice you

don't feel right about how things are going,

it's time for a mental step back. Think of it

this way - You are traveling on a current path in life and

maybe you feel the direction is off. A gut feeling that you aren't content with your trajectory. Stress,

overwhelm, and anger are all indicators you may be off

track. Anxiety, as well, is a strong sign that you need a moment!

A mental step back is as easy as the following: Close your eyes and take a nice deep breath. Hold the

breath in for a moment or two. Then very slowly, let it

out. Aim to lengthen your breath by breathing out slower than you breathed in. Combine this with using

your imagination, your thoughts and inner vision. Imagine you are taking pause or stepping back from

your current situation. See in your mind that you have

gently backed off from where you were. Try seeing a fork in the road, a helm of a ship or other imagery

giving you choices to move forward in other directions. Keep breathing calmly and deeply. When ready, change

your path, even slightly. Know that even the smallest change in direction is a different path altogether!

You can also use this technique with eyes open. The

deep breaths plus the thoughts of stepping back and

gaining perspective. Then, when calmer, continue with

your day! The deep breaths that progressively get

longer, relax your body and mind. Allowing for clearer, calmer thinking.

Kris Rae teaches meditation and relaxation techniques for all ages in classes in Kamloops plus develops self-healing tools and guided meditations for home use. Join Kris Rae at the Interior Wellness Festival, October 20-22 Fall 2017 | 11

3 Ways to Manifest Your Deepest Desires



hen it comes to manifesting what you want in your

life, there are a few steps you need to undertake to allow for success. Manifesting your desires is

a super simple process that can be a lot of fun!


Marianne Williamson says "Our deepest fear is not that we are inadequate. Our deepest fear is that we are powerful

beyond measure. We are all meant to shine, as children do."

When we allow our own light to shine brightly, we give others

permission to do the same. We perpetuate a feeling of

community, love and acceptance - when we first find that

acceptance within ourselves.

Acceptance of your brilliance is the first step in manifesting

because you need to believe you are worthy to receive.

Believe that you are worthy of all that life has to offer, and you will set bigger and brighter goals!


Knowing what you want is sometimes the most difficult part of the process. Taking time to meditate and to ask yourself what you truly desire is time well spent. Creating a vision

board helps you to get crystal clear on what it is that you

really want - and is a constant reminder when you hang it in

a place where you'll see it every day. Use pictures, drawings,

and bold words to create a poster that lights you up when you look at it.


This is a crucial part of the process. You absolutely must set some measurable goals so that you can realize when your

desires have manifested. Many of us do not set goals simply

because we are terrified to fail. Don't fall into that trap. Take these easy steps to manifest your desires today. Nicole Aracki is an experienced yoga teacher, Reiki Master and visionary. She can be reached at 250 255-5512, email

Join Nicole Aracki at the Interior Wellness Festival, October 20-22

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3 Transformational Steps to Go From Overwhelmed to Overjoyed BY TRACY MUNSON

Have you ever felt lost? Consumed with guilt? Felt like you have no time? Maybe you feel this way now? Here are 3 transformational steps for you to use to assist you to explore and create the balance that works for you, so that all other life aspects and challenges become easy to manage and overcome. 1. BE GENTLE ON YOURSELF & DO YOUR BEST It’s easy to feel self-doubt in a world filled with critics, however, your only real critic is yourself. You will have good and bad days; there’s no doubt about it. The bad days just become easier to deal with as you practice. Allow yourself to be a work in progress; to learn and grow from your mistakes, discover and move forward. In hard times, it can be easy to become blocked from seeing the good, the praise, the appreciation and only see the negative. Whatever you focus on will show up in abundance. 2. CELEBRATE YOUR DAILY ACCOMPLISHMENTS Celebrate even the smallest of successes. Write those celebration moments down right after they happen, have that list going all day and reflect on it right before bed. 3. HONOUR YOURSELF WITH TIME FOR YOU DAILY Each day, give yourself the gift of doing something you like, something you are passionate about and love. Set aside fifteen minutes minimum every day for just you, to review your celebration journal, to meditate, to read or to just be. By using these 3 steps, you will receive greater selfawareness and well-being, you will be able to progress forward with ease and joy in your daily life. You will easily be able to release stress, acknowledge overwhelmed and create the balance that works for you. Tracy Munson is the founder of Insight Natural Healing, creator of The Overwhelmed Mom Support group on Facebook, and author of "The Busy Mom's Greatest Companion". Join Tracy Munson at the Interior Wellness Festival, October 20-22 Fall 2017 | 13

Yoga, Health & Spirituality in B.C. Interior

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Wild Roots Clinic, Dr. Andrea Hansen Healing with Chinese Herbal medicine, food therapy, acupuncture, cupping & moxibustion 250-682-7289


Tanya Thompson - Vedic Traditions Vedic Astrology and Aryuveda 250 320 9355 Kamloops,

Vedic Astrology - Carole Davis You will gain a clear understanding of events happening in your life now and in the future. 250-309-2736


Kristina Benson Art - Yoga Leggings! Local Kamloops Artist // Unique artwork designed onto leggings, capris + scarves. Online Shop:


Anjali Yoga and Massage offers two ancient healing modalities that originate from India Ayurvedic Massage and Yoga. 778-220-9185 Kamloops,

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Kamloops Back Solutions Spinal Decompression Health Quest Wellness Center 659 Victoria street Kamloops BC 250-374-6938

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Young Living Essential Oils & Products. These therapeutic grade oils, health, household and beauty products are non-toxic! Positively life changing! 250-714-6782


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Debbie A. Anderson, Clairvoyant offers Skype/phone readings. Also available, Vibrational Energy Oracle & Affirmation decks, Sound CDs, online Training.

Tea with Sue to Heal & Grow. Suething Consultations by phone, Skype. Keynotes, Workshops 1-780-264-3388 Edmonton

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CHAIR MASSAGE THERAPY Certified Chair Massage Practitioner Deep Relaxation For Mind & Body Jana Lundy 250-299-9330


Dr Paul Ouimet B.Sc, Chiropractor Health Quest Wellness Center 659 Victoria street Kamloops BC 250-374-6938

Dr. Troy Fraser 1966 Harrison Way Kamloops BC 250-314-9890

CLINICAL COUNSELLING: REGISTERED Dr. James Keats, MA (Psych), PhD Registered Clinical Counsellor 659 Victoria street Kamloops BC 250-374-6938


Cate Baio, Women's Empowerment Coach Turn fear into motivation. Doubt into confidence. Overwhelm into clarity. Book a FREE Discovery Call! 250-551-4451

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Support for Moms to go from Overwhelmed to Overjoyed. You're not alone. Kamloops & Internationally. Insight Natural Healing 250-682-0707

Coaching & seminars based on the research of Dr. R.G. Hamer, MD. linking emotional trauma with cancer & chronic disease. Kelowna


Learn how to maintain a healthy landscape within the city’s bylaw by visiting For more information call: 250-828-3888 Soulful sisterhood: A global community of conscious women supporting each other to learn, grow & evolve. Monthly events, daily conversations, authentic community.


Breath Integration Coaching & Training Center Spiritual, life, and relationship coaching. Create the Life You Want! Lynn Aylward 250-319-7364

Breath Integration Coaching & Training Center Cory Erlandson 250-319-5175 Spiritual, life, and relationship coaching Create the Life You Want!

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Grigore Counselling - Expect Results FREE CONSULTATION for EMDR Psychotherapy Please Vist: Vancouver, ONLINE Available. 778-883-4819


Melissa Letendre, BSW, CCH Sage Haven Healing, Certified Crystal Healer, Holistic Life Coach. 778-838-9661


Janet Harder, CD (DONA), LCCE Educating and Nurturing families through pregnancy, childbirth, breastfeeding and beyond www.specialdeliverydoula


Eden Energy Medicine, Nelson, BC. Private sessions, Classes, Group presentations. Patricia Clapp, B.Ed, M.Ed, MBA. 250-825-4599.


Jason Hogue 250-434-9171 Inca Shamanic Healing, Chakra Balancing Intuitive Readings via Shamanic Journeying Kamloops,

Mari Abraham - Traditional Zulu Shamanic Practitioner Reading of the Bones, Shamanic Healing Sessions, Land Healing and more.

Tania Niedbala 250-434-9171 Spiritual Coaching, Tesla Metamorphosis Healing, Dolores Cannon’s Past Life Regression (QHHT), Quantum Sound


Kangoo Club Kamloops Low Impact/High Calorie Burn! Terra Lundy 250-299-5222

KIX 4 CHIX A non-competitive, ladies-only kickboxing program. Making women feel healthy, strong, beautiful & empowered. 250-819-4121

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Bonnie Haywood-Farmer CBCP, CECP Body Code/Emotion Code: Identifying & releasing imbalances affecting our Physical, Mental & Spiritual Wellbeing. Savona, 250-373-2473 Emotion Code: 250-819-8156 Releasing trapped emotions that cause dis-ease Certified Practitioner Sheila Langlois D.PSc Kamloops,

Hawaiian Massage: Health & Wellness Massage & Life Coaching with Kathy Richins Bodymind Center, #205, 635 Victoria St. 250-574-7521

Marilyn Manderson 250-579-9444 Attunement Practitioner A sacred healing art & spiritual practice Kamloops,

ReNu-uRadiance Spa, Leah Knight Microcurrent Facials, Aroma Spa Facials and Massage, Reflexology, Touch For Health, Pedicures 250-571- 4657

Wendy Marr, Certified Passion Test Facilitator One-on-One or Group Discoveries Inspiring Transformation Through Love 250-314-4106 Kamloops,


Kwikfit4u Canada Whole Body Vibration Equipment. West Kelowna 1-877-348-5945 10 Mins/Day = 1 Hr. Exercise


Nature's Fare Markets Live Well - Live Organic 250-314-9560 #5 - 1350 Summit Dr, Kamloops BC Vitamins | Supplements | Produce | Bistro

HEALTHY NUTRITION/FOODS/FARMS Demii Kloster Nutritionist: Nutrition consulting and customized meal planning. One-on-one and online consultation available. Kamloops 250-319-1552

Interior Wellness Festival October 20-22, 2017 Workshops, Healing, Yoga, Market, Food, Entertainment, Transformation, Meditation

HEALTHY NUTRITION/FOODS/FARMS Healing Tree Harmonics / Foods for Longevity Very unique Herbal Honey blends, Bee pollen blends and Steeping tea. Vernon 250-503-7658

Rina Cooke Holistic Nutritionist Health Quest Wellness Center 659 Victoria street Kamloops BC 250-374-6938


Sri Madhu Sai World renowned monk. Certified Yoga Therapist (IAYT). Personal development. Private Sessions. Therapeutic energy balancing. Integral Yoga Therapy.; Breath Integration Coaching and Training Centre Individual, couples, family counselling. One day workshops, 5 month Personal Empowerment Trainings. Body work. Sunday Spiritual service. 250-319-5175


Vernon Active Health, Multiple Practitioners all in one office, maximize your health goals! 250-545-2468 Vernon

To motivate, inspire and support others. Help them with their journey to become happier and healthier both physically and mentally. Facebook: @newmansfitness


Are you ready to ZOOM Past Everything You Ever Thought Was Possible for Your Life! Stop in and See How... 250-819-8958


G.E.M. Wellness Solutions Hydration and PH Balance Specialists. Call Rodney 250-870-1255 Free Water Trials

(DNM) Kathy Deane: Teacher, Educator, Councillor, Lecturer. Discover the Secrets of Health. STOP Treating Disease and START Building Health. Lumby,


Bliss Float Centre Floatation therapy Pain relief, relaxation, meditation, athletic recovery and more. #205 - 1150 Hillside D. Kamloops 250-377-7716



Brain Body Talk offers neuromovement group classes and one-one one sessions to create ideal movement without pain. 778-220-7898

Clearmind Float Spa Float Therapy Spa 3650 Hwy 5A, Knutsford 250-819-7702

EXHALE CENTRE � Holistic House of Healing Natalie Saari and team of Kinesiologists providing specialized care for injury rehabilitation, chronic pain, ICBC claims and more. 791 Victoria St, Kamloops 250-574-3477 | EXHALECENTRE.COM

Soulful Sisterhood: A global community of women supporting women. Live events focused on: Mindfulness, Spirituality & Women's Health. Women only. All ages. $10/month. Worldwide Community. Vital Spark Integrative Health Holistic services for the whole community. Christina Lake, BC. 250-443-4000

Edward Kent Watson: Certified HeartMath Trainer Stress, heart/brain function, resilience, performance self-regulate emotions. Fb: Kamloops HeartMath 250-828-2020

Miss Alexa - Frog Spirit, Psychic Readings, Reiki Healings, Herbal Consultations and products. Phone 250-376-5124 or call or text 250-319-7827

Bonita Summers - Psychic Life and Business Coach Psychic Readings, PSYCH-K, Parties, corporate events, keynotes. In person, by phone, or online. Love, career, abundance, & more. 250-863-5505

Soul Path Portraits: Intuitive Reading that is Artistically Chanelled using the Akashic Records. Affordable - Transformational - Spiritual

The Spirit Cafe offers a menu of Spirit Readings, Prayer for Healing, Dream Interpretation, Breaking of Curses, A Destiny Word, Prayer in a Spiritual Language. 250-819-0758

Therese Dorer 250-578-8437, Kamloops Spiritual Consultations Medium, Shamanic Healing, Meditation, private sessions, empowering you through your Spirit Guides. Interior Wellness Festival October 20-22 Sahali Mall, Kamloops

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Andrea Hird, RMT Elite Massage Therapy @ The Happyness Center #203-242 Victoria Street, Kamloops BC 250-550-5965 Barb Harris Registered Massage Therapist Health Quest Wellness Center 659 Victoria street Kamloops BC 250-374-6938

Darlene Fair, RMT, RYT 250-318-6300 Craniosacral, Visceral Massage, Osteopathic Techniques, Myofascial Release and Unwinding. #405-153 Seymour, David Wolynec Registered Massage Therapist Health Quest Wellness Center 659 Victoria street Kamloops BC 250-374-6938 Jenna Nicklas, RMT #5-231 Victoria Street Kamloops 250 319 4871 Facebook: Jenna Nicklas, RMT

Niki Coster Registered Massage Therapist Health Quest Wellness Center 659 Victoria street Kamloops BC 250-374-6938


An inter-denominational contemplative/meditation group whose focus is the wisdom/mystical tradition in Christianity. Monday evenings 2x/ month. *FREE* Brian Mitchell Kris Rae Mind and Body Wellness: Stress Reduction, Self Healing Techniques, Guided Meditation Classes, Workshops. See website for *complimentary* meditation. Kamloops, 250-571-1009

Shambhala Meditation Group offers meditation in the Shambhala Buddhist tradition. Thursdays 7:00-9:00pm Free and open meditations. #7-231 Victoria Street. 250-318-6257

Ashly Narula, Certified Meditation Instructor Offering private, studio, group, event & corporate classes FB meditatewithashly 250-318-0083


Daniel Mandelbaum: Certified Mediator from Justice Institute of British Columbia. Divorce/Couples Mediation Family Mediation Centre: #307-2011 Agassiz Rd Kelowna, 250-863-6399

MIDWIFERY, CHILDBIRTH, BABIES Mighty Oak Midwifery Care Fully funded by BC Healthcare Home or hospital, dedicated service

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Dr. Alison Beach BSc.,ND: Allergies, Bioidentical Hormones,Depression/Anxiety, Pediatrics, Women's Health.Thompson Valley Naturopathic 875 Seymour 778-471-2949

Dr. Kaleb Falk, Naturopathic Physician: IV Therapy, PRP/Prolotherapy, Digestive problems, Heavy Metal Chelation, Bioidentical Hormones, Ozone therapy Kamloops Naturopathic Clinic 754 Seymour St. 250-377-3077 Dr. Tracy Levins, Naturopathic Physician Pediatrics, Women’s health, hormones, fertility, PAP & breast exams. Kamloops Naturopathic Clinic 754 Seymour St. 250-377-3077

Dr. Steven Jones, 17 Years of Experience:EECP, PRP, Prolotherapy,Chelation Therapy,Ozone Therapy, Cancer Therapies, Bioidentical Hormones, Full Lab Services 250-377-3077

Dr. Marissa Gaucher, Naturopathic Physician: Chronic pain, Autoimmune conditions, IV therapies, digestive and hormonal imbalances. Pharmaceutical prescription 250-377-3077

Dr. Susan Goto, ND: Women’s health, bioidentical hormones, thyroid, digestive health, allergies, IV therapies, acupuncture.Thompson Valley Naturopathic 875 Seymour St 778-471-2949

Dr. Tara Drummond, ND Natural Family Medicine 412 Seymour Street 778-765-8530

Dr. Tamzin Morley, ND 778-471-0909 Full Naturopathic scope of practice including: Acupuncture, IV therapy & Prescriptive Authority. 306-153 Seymour St.

Dr. Melissa Bradwell, ND, Full Naturopathic services: Acupuncture, IV Therapy,Women's health, Bio-identical hormone therapy & prescriptive authority. 250-374-9700 735 Victoria Street


Kamloops Osteopathy: Osteopathy, personal training Obstetric Osteopathy, Sport Taping, Sports Rehab, Arthritis Care. Imogen Wood M.Ost & Paul Roberts M.Ost Kamloops, 250-299-5554


EXHALE CENTRE ॐ Holistic House of Healing Natalie Saari and team of Kinesiologists providing specialized care for injury rehabilitation, chronic pain, ICBC claims and more. 791 Victoria St, Kamloops 250-574-3477 | EXHALECENTRE.COM

Health Quest Cold Laser for Pain Management Health Quest Wellness Center 659 Victoria street Kamloops BC 250-374-6938


Andrea Edwards PT Kamloops Massage Matters Patient Centered Care - Team Effort Approach 250-299-3636


Mystic Mountain Women's Retreats Fay McCracken Clearwater BC

Akashic Ranch & Stables Private, natural healing environment available for your workshop, class or getaway. 250-573-1124 Kamloops,


Cloth for a Cause: Non profit, volunteer run organization that loans cloth diapers to interested families. Apply or donate (Facebook too!)

Equinisity Retreats, Liz Mitten Ryan Transformational, healing retreats with a herd of equine higher beings. Kamloops 250-377-3884

Snug Glee Bumz Diaper Service 250-554-9722 Ease of Disposables, Benefits of Cloth.

Mollie Sommer Wellness Phoenix Rising Woman's Retreat, Destination Worldwide Retreats, Yoga, Spirituality, Meditation & Empowerment. 250-574-5683


Paradise Found Salt Fall Island "Where Sights and Sounds Soothe the Soul" Classes, Retreats,Workshops and now, Food! 888-989-9642

Infinite Dog ~ dog training with spirit Aggression and other behaviour problems – all breeds, all ages, all problems. Contact Tamryn Fudge,

Santa Tierras, Earth Medicine Traditions Trainings, Retreats and Private Practice Sacred Medicine Ocean Retreat August 24–27, 2017 or

Interior Wellness Festival October 20-22, 2017 Workshops, Healing, Yoga, Market, Food, Entertainment, Transformation, Meditation

Rachel’s Vineyard – Kamloops: Confidential healing retreats for after abortion. Find us on Facebook or Call/text 250-267-5081


THE PILATES TREE @ 4th & Seymour Kamloops' premiere Pilates Studio Teaching you to stand tall & stand strong. 250-320-2639


Evolve Pilates Studio 250-372-7237 Achieve improved posture, balance & strength! Personal Training Studio & Group Classes. #201-1361 McGill Rd

Panda’s Healing Den–Kamloops: Providing Reiki Master Healing Services. Allow me to hold space so you may embrace the bright light within you 250-572-7820 Leilani Reid: Yoga Teacher, Reiki Master Live your Best Life, Tap into Your Power 250-571-4326


Yoga Retreats with Natalie Saari ॐ World-renowned yoga retreats in exotic places all over the world, as well as local love, exceptional retreats in locally. See photos and reviews at: NATALIESAARI.COM

Quaaout Lodge & Spa At Talking Rock Golf Resort 1663 Little Shuswap Lake Rd. Chase BC 1-800-663-4303


Janice Otremba: Catalyst for Change Beat Burnout. Lower Stress. Power-Up Your Happy. Training programs, Workshops, Coaching 250-574-3734 Free Admission to the Marketplace Find inspiration for living your best, healthy life Healing Garden, Cafe, Prizes, Connection and Community Fall 2017 | 19


Breath Integration Coaching Speaker Series For more information: Contact Cory 250-319-5175 Visit:

The Centre for Awakening Spiritual Growth Sunday Celebration Circle10:00 am Music, meditation, sharing, tea and coffee Schubert Centre, Vernon. Drop in 250-306-5432.

Unitarian Universalist Fellowship welcoming, diverse in beliefs, spiritually nurturing community meets. 10AM (Sept.-June) Sundays at Valleyview Hall 2288 Park Dr., Kamloops. 250-572-2018

WOMEN’S HEALTH & WELLNESS Holistic Health Practitioner ~ Certified Nutritionist Advanced PSYCH-K® Facilitator ~ Mind Body Wellness Coach. Individualized Nutri-Body® Assessments Contact Melanie: Mollie Sommer Wellness, yoga, meditation, womens retreats, group retreats, private classes and nature-yoga. 250-574-5683 The Happyness Center,


The Pilates Tree YBR is self massage with balls of various sizes used to release tension from necks, backs, legs and more. 250-320-BODY (2639) #101 – 409 Seymour St.

Atman Yoga with Nicole Aracki RYT 200, Reiki Master Guiding You to the Light Within 250-255-5512

Chair Yoga with Tania Jenson Class time on Mondays, Wednesdays and Fridays (except on statutory holidays) @ 11 – 11.30am for a 2$ drop in. Desert Gardens @ 540 Seymour Kundalini Yoga. Sunday mornings 9am-10:15am at Lets Move Studio. All other classes posted on facebook group/ Kamloops Kundalini. 250-574-9477

Krystal Aranyani: Now offering private yoga lessons. Internationally trained and experienced instructor, certified in Ashtanga Vinyasa, Kundalini and Yin.

Clarity Yoga Welcoming Yoga and Relaxation Classes 5170 Dallas Drive, Kamloops 250-320-0170

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YOGA FOR YOUTH ॐ Community programs throughout Kamloops. Classes, day camps, mentorship and more. Empowering lil yogis to thrive! Contact us for a program Opportunities. NATALIESAARI.COM |


Anuttara Ashram, An off-grid community deepening in presence and truth through yoga & meditation. Retreats, Programs and Trainings.


Drop-In, Pre + Post Natal, Teacher Training 4th & Seymour @ 409 Seymour Street Full details on web site 250-828-6206

Kamloops Hot Yoga 250-374-7426 Sahali - 953 Laval - 75 classes p/week Brock - 17-1800 Tranquille

No Limits Hot Yoga The Hottest Yoga in Kamloops! 905-8th St. Kamloops, B.C. 778-470-5550


Foundation For Healing Beings, 200 hrs & 300 hrs Teacher Training . Yoga Alliance Certified. More than 22 yrs experienced yoga teachers.;

South Okanagan Yoga Academy (SOYA) Yoga Teacher training with over 20 years of training teachers! Training immersions at Sorrento Centre and Penticton. 250-492-2587

RC Yoga: Sorrento, BC 200hr Teacher Training 50hr Yin Yoga Teacher Training

200 Hr Teacher Training in Kamloops Faculty: Todd Inouye + Lila Rasa Brown (Vancouver) 2018 Dates TBA No Limits Fitness & Hot Yoga Try our themed yoga - heated & unheated classes 905 8th St. Kamloops BC 778-4705550


EXHALE CENTRE ॐ Holistic House of Healing Natalie Saari - Physiologist & Kinesiologist, providing therapeutic yoga and specialized care. Chronic pain group program and private sessions. 791 Victoria St, Kamloops, 250-574-3477 | EXHALECENTRE.COM


Salmonberry Lane BnB How to start & run your own BnB 2 day /Workshop & Retreat. Being Offered in Winter 2018 Limited Space. 1030 Bohill Place Clearwater. 250-674-1122 250-674-3068

Penticton Wellness Fair Oct 28-29 Sat. 10-5, Sun. 10-4 @Penticton Community Centre Welcome Bags and Prizes! Over 70 Exhibitors Upcoming: Kelowna Wellness Fair Nov 4-5, 2017

The Passion Test© Discover how to live a life of Fulfillment and Joy effortlessly with Certified Passion Test Facilitator and Inspirational Speaker Wendy Marr. Experience this simple, fun & effective clarity process during a One-on One Session, Discovery Party or Workshop. 250-314-4106 Healers On Healers - FREE 250-819-9041 All Healing/Transformation Practitioners Welcome! Free exchange. Join Facebook Group "Healers on Healers - Kamloops"


2nd Annual Sacred Moon Emergence, Women Inspiring Women Aug 24-26, 2018 Boston Bar. BC Medicine Woman Series: A four part Series for the Empowerment for Women beginning October 2017 for more information contact Therese call/text 250-578-8437 Wellness Tool Box: All Ages, All levels, Drop-In Mondays 1:00-1:50pm. ongoing, drop in anytime! Let's Move Studio, 831 Victoria Street.

Yoga Retreat Halcyon Hot Springs Yoga & the 7 Chakra Retreat: November 3 - 5, 2017 2 nights, Yoga, meals @ $435 all levels. Namaste Yoga 250-832-3647

Santa Tierras, Earth Medicine Traditions Cosmology for Empowerment 2: October 12-15, 2017 Inca Initiation 2: October 19-22, 2017 Sacred Medicine Ocean Retreat: August 24-27, 2017

Akashic Ranch and The Crystals & Curiosities Cabin presents: Oct.13, 2017 - Akashic Ranch and The Crystals & Curiosities Cabin close for the 2017 season and will re-open in May of 2018. The Crystals & Curiosities Cabin will continue to be open by appointment until Oct.13, 2017. Oct. 20-22, 2017- The Crystals & Curiosities Cabin will be attending the Interior Wellness Festival in Kamloops. Contact Marianne 250-573-1124

2 the POWER of 1 Wellness Network – retreats and workshops with exceptional practitioners in the beautiful Slocan Valley. 250-551-6190

Paradime Essentials - doTERRA Essential Oils Homemade Products - DIY Workshops - FREE Wellness Consultations & Classes. For upcoming events email

Holistic Market and Psychic Fair Oct 15 & Nov 19 @ 11AM – 4PM Laurel Packinghouse 1304 Ellis St, Kelowna. Carly Penfold 250-870-8183

To Live Life Large, contact Spiritual Intuitives: Tea with Sue, Denise Morier, JOYce,

Forest Bathing with Mairi Budreau Nature bonding, immune system boost, intuition development, meditation and council. 3 hours $55 Saturdays or by appointment.

In Pursuit of Silence

In Pursuit Wednesday November 29, 2017 @ 7pm of Silence @ the TRU Alumni Clocktowe Theatre

Interior Wellness Festival October 20-22, 2017 Workshops, Healing, Yoga, Market, Food, Entertainment, Transformation, Meditation

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e are extremely complex beings, physically, mentally, emotionally and spiritually. Our body/mind inherently knows how to heal, to grow, to feel good, to make sense of life. That balance gets disturbed by our choices and by difficult, often traumatic life circumstances. We strive to “know” the answers of what to feed our body, how to heal and feel better or what we are here to do in this life. There are as many “right” answers as there are people on the planet. Each of us has our own answers, only you can know what's truly right for you. We know what's right for us by how we feel. The blood pressure test might give us answers, but when we are more sensitive to our body, to our emotions, to our thoughts and our peace of mind or spiritual nature and always default to compassion for ourselves and others, we will know when we are in balance or not. We have so many beautiful ways to attain connection to our inner wisdom. Meditation is a huge doorway. The sensitivity, intentional awareness and slowing down of the mind can be attained from intense athletic pursuits to yoga-like activities, art and handcrafting, sedentary focussing or walking in nature. Personal growth experiences also heal emotional wounds, give insight and direction from your inner wisdom, so you don't have to re-create the pain that is a call for healing. My constantly changing emotions, my body talking and the quieting of my mind give me spiritual insight and are my doorways to knowing. Sometimes it takes an angry, dark night of the soul, a deep loss that brings tears, pulling an inspirational card or a baby's laugh to reset my sails, and to put me back on the path. Our inner wisdom is always there, speaking to us, waiting for us to feel and to listen.

Marilyn Puff lives in Kamloops and is founder of the first annual Sacred Moon Emergence Festival for Women. Happily married to Bob, she loves being a mother, stepmother, grandmother, auntie and elder in training. Marilyn has been in the field of creative inner transformation and ceremony for over 30 years. 250-320-1993 FB: @sacredmoonemergence Join Marilyn Puff at the Interior Wellness Festival, October 20-22

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Moving Beyond Limiting Beliefs


BY TANIA NIEDBALA common belief many innocent children were conditioned by and carry into adulthood is a sense that they are unworthy, unlovable, unacceptable and not intelligent. This leads to a lack of self esteem which further separates one from trusting and expressing their own feelings. It seems that this hypnotic conditioning continues into adulthood and encourages people to give their power away and lose their unique voice. These beliefs and limiting thoughts create stories that keep us stuck and suffering. Today, lets explore what beliefs you are carrying that no longer serve you. First ask yourself and write down one limiting thought, for example “I am unworthy of happiness”. Then close your eyes, place your hand on your heart and ask yourself this simple question “Is this true?”

As you explore, honestly inquire if you feel that thought is 100% accurate. You may find many of these thoughts are not truly accurate and you can clearly observe the incoherent sensation within your body detecting it is not a truth.

Write down how believing that thought distorts your reactions, feelings, emotions and therefore how you perceive yourself. How does this sabotage yourself and your relationships? Upon reflection you may observe that believing that thought triggers unnecessary fear and panic within you. How does this thought define your life? Imagine if you did not believe that thought. How would you react, feel and treat yourself ? Visualize who you would be without that thought.

Do you choose to continue your life with conditioned limiting thoughts or does it feel empowering to redefine them?

Write down the opposite of that limiting thought. Allow yourself the opportunity to experience how you would react, feel and perceive yourself within this new belief. Write down three genuine thoughts to support your new empowering belief. The habit of observing yourself without judgement brings light to the darkness within, and to personal awareness and truth.

References: This process can be further explored through Byron Katie’s process called “The Work”.

Tania offers Tesla Healing Metamorphosis, Coaching, Dolores Cannon’s Past Life Regression (QHHT) and Quantum Sound Therapy 250-434-9171

9 th Annual !

Interior Wellness Festival Healing Garden ~ Workshops ~ M arketplace ~ Food ~ Yoga

October 20-22 Sahali Mall ~ Kamloops

Find Y o ur Bliss ! Worksho ps

PAID Admission, Buy your workshop pass ONLINE & register for the ones you wish to attend in advance

Marke t place , Healing Garden & Ca fe Free Admission, Open to the Public

Friday, October 20 4pm -8pm Saturday, October 21 9 :30-5:30 Sunday, October 22 11am -5pm