In 2008, Marcy graduated with a Bachelor of Science degree in Nursing. She has since worked in both acute adult medicine and paediatric psychiatry. Her experience in these fields, along with careful reflection on the true source of healing, has guided her to offer services that honour pure equality in the healing relationship.
In her practice, she has witnessed fear as a fierce side-kick to the experience of illness. This fear often brings an excruciating sense of isolation, acknowledged by many as the worst form of suffering. She believes, when offered in service to healing, pain and suffering can guide us to the parts of ourselves we find difficult to love and accept.
Authentic communication and Loving Presence are the tools Marcy uses in her healing practice to offer respite from pain and fear. She seeks to witness the peace and joy that lie behind every form of suffering. In commitment to this purpose, it is her hope to bring you to this same inner awareness.
Christine’s background is a blend of counselling, art and energy work. Her love of art began early in life and has since evolved with training in post Secondary Fine Art & Graphic Design programs. The majority of her experience has been working in crisis shelters with women who have survived trauma and abuse.
In 2001, Christine found herself manoeuvring through the process of being witness to the illness and death of a loved one. As an observer, she became aware of the devastating effects this experience had on all family members. This has lead to her current therapeutic focus of finding non-verbal ways to access feelings, through art, that have been taken ‘underground’ by a psyche in shock.
With the gentle strength and clarity of Divine guidance, she was able to support her family through this crisis. This was unquestionably a direct experience of Divine Love in action, leading her toward an accelerated spiritual awakening.
For several decades, Annie trained and worked as an art historian. She holds a Ph.D. in art history and cultural policy and worked as an art museum curator and university faculty member. In 2001, at age fifty, her partner and the father of her two children died suddenly. This, combined with other major life-altering events for her around the same time, led to a bit of a “crash-and-burn” scenario and the emergence of her growing commitment to another way.
With the guidance of an array of powerfully resonant teachings, including A Course in Miracles and those from Gangaji, Eckhart Tolle, Byron Katie, Sarah Pilkington, Cynthia Bourgeault on Mary Magdalen, and locally, in Victoria, Julia Day, Annie's two children, and her sister, Christine, as well as a host of other teachers and authors (not to mention everything and everyone she has ever known), she has journeyed in growing awareness of and commitment to the oneness of divine love.
Now trained and practiced in cranio-sacral therapy, itself a container for profound teachings in the deepening of unconditional presence, she has become increasingly devoted to the witness place, the place without stories, the place of non-judgment and non-resistance, the place of fully present, embodied, felt awareness, which does not turn and run in fear from the here and now but meets it fully, indeed knows itself to be the eternally radiant, creative, expansive, inclusive, loving oneness. Annie finds herself increasingly absorbed in deepening her “ownership” of the truth of this place and committed to being of service from here.
Melanie served as an outreach worker to homeless families, as well as people with a disability for several years before earning a Master’s degree in Social Work in 2010.
Melanie has also been practicing and teaching meditation techniques for over 25 years. She draws upon training in Hakomi Body-centred psychotherapy, Narrative therapy and Non-Violent Communication to help her deconstruct the multiple layers of meaning we assign to illness.
Her practice has shown that when viewed from a place of greater awareness, inner peace emerges to illuminate illness with greater compassion.
Life changed in 2009 when Melanie was diagnosed with a chronic form of progressive Multiple Sclerosis and was told that there was no treatment to contain its advancement. This only served to deepen her desire to learn more about the effect of a frightening diagnosis upon people’s view of themselves.
She refused to believe that a cure for illness could only be obtained through conventional therapies and decided to use her inner guidance to learn more about sickness and death. A deep sense of inner peace emerged out of her meditation practice, leading her to a new understanding of healing.