Valerie’s life has been dedicated to understanding how the body, mind, emotions and our experiences create who we are as human beings and animals. She became a medical health professional in part because of her fascination with how the brain works. Valerie is a registered Speech Language Pathologist who has 30 years of experience dealing with both children’s and adults’ communication challenges.
She attended U.B.C. in the 1980’s, living and working in Vancouver BC, a place which provided a rich venue of exploration in both allopathic medicine and alternative means of healing. This in turn fueled her own personal spiritual quest and studies.
A serious back injury in 1991 that lasted 18 months but was healed instantaneously when working with a practitioner who used energy and acupressure techniques, triggered studying energy healing in earnest. Valerie is certified in a number of energy and body work methods, as well as in systems that address mental/emotional facets, using techniques such as age-regression and re-patterning to heal trauma and negative beliefs. These core beliefs can keep us repeating patterns of behaviours and staying stuck in emotions of fear, anger and sadness. Session work involves identifying and shifting limiting beliefs, and emotional, energy and/or physical releases, employing a variety of therapeutic techniques.
In 2013 Valerie completed a 2-year advanced shamanism program and practises and facilitates earth based ceremonies and journeys. She incorporates soul retrieval and other shamanic techniques into her client practise in the tradition of shamanic healers and as an adjunct to her own Earth-based spiritual practice.
Reiki energy healing (Level II)
Polarity practitioner (Associate level)
The Results System practitioner (West Virginia Institute of Higher Healing, practitioner), includes muscle activated body alignments and acupressure
Conscious Core Transformation system -Belief System and Emotional Pattern re-programming (practitioner and instructor levels)
Animal Communication (level 2); Reiki and healing energy work with animals.
Advanced Shamanic Studies (The Edge at Algonquin, Ontario 2011-2013); member the Canadian Centre for Shamanic studies
Honours B.Sc. (Biological Sciences, Guelph U.)
M.Sc., (Speech Language Pathology, Faculty of Medicine, U.B.C.): registered member of the Ontario College of Speech Language Pathologists and Audiologists, #2145