I love to learn although much of my education has been informal over the years. I have always had an interest in nutrition, or at least since I went vegan at age 19 (I am no longer vegan.)
Some of my learning has been motivated by personal need – due to my struggles with anxiety, allergies, or Hashimoto’s, for instance. Or because of family issues with allergies and Raynaud’s. There is also a strong incidence of cancer in my family which motivates me to learn about behavioral epigenetics – our ability to turn on or off genetic switches depending on lifestyle choices (for instance, our social or emotional experiences, diet and nutrition, and exposure to toxins).
Listed below are some of the educational experiences I have forked out money for – this doesn’t scratch the surface of the thousands of hours of webinars (thank you internet!), reading, asking questions, trial & error, and so on that have contributed to my training.
Bachelor of Education with a major in French Immersion Education: Grande Prairie Regional College, Université Laval – Québec, Faculté St.Jean- Edmonton. 6 years to become bilingual (I had no French training prior to my degree) and complete all requirements of my B.ED. except for final practicum. Incomplete.
Diploma in Natural Nutrition: Canadian School of Natural Nutrition. 2-year program.
Applied Nutrition in Clinical Practice: Josh Gitalis, Functional Nutritionist. 2-day online course.
The Institute of Nutritional Leadership (Health Coaching): Dr. Josh Axe, certified doctor of natural medicine and clinical nutritionist. 8-week online course.
Mindfulness Counselling Strategies – Activating Compassion and Regulation: Crisis & Trauma Resource Institute Inc. 2 day live course.
Holistic Nutrition Lab: Digestive Intensive: Andrea Nakayama, 4-week course on the science and art of functional nutrition.
The Power of Resilience: Helping Clients Overcome Stress and Setbacks with Strength and Stability: nicabm.com, 13 lesson program walking you through resilience – from its neurological origins to practical strategies and solutions.
Banish Brain Fog: The Six-Week Brain Rescue Plan: 6-week online program from Dr. Datis Kharrazian to improve brain health and function for people with autoimmunity and more.
Your Sacred Self and the Enneagram: experiential 3-day retreat designed to bring you closer to your Sacred Self while compassionately illuminating the personality coping mechanisms and blind spots that interfere with abundant life.
How to Work with a Client’s Perfectionism: nicabm.com, 14 module course to help clients achieve their goals without the harsh self-critical drive that’s damaging their mind and body.
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