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ABOUT HEATHER

I grew up on Vancouver Island and feel so grateful to live, learn, and work on Stz'uminus territory. I spend my days walking in nature, connecting with clients, while also reading, researching, and learning everyday how to be a better helper. I believe we each carry an abundance of inner-wisdom and resources that can help us transform our lives. Rediscovering or re-remembering this wisdom can help one overcome fear, achieve goals, and develop strategies for success in all areas of life.

I have always been inquisitive and open to alternative and traditional ways of knowing and being. Growing up, I was sensitive, experienced a lot of adversity and was seriously affected by the words of others. Words like, "You'll never be able to do that" pushed me to succeed and accomplish what I was told I would never be able to do. This eventually led to a 20-year healing journey to learn as much as I could about mind/body healing and practical communication. Throughout this journey I discovered my inner strength as I learned to reconnect my mind and body through yoga, meditation, and self-care. Yoga helped me to release stress, anxiety, and fear and find my inner confidence. Through teaching Yin yoga, I discovered a need to learn better counselling and communication skills and thus returned to school to study counselling through a degree in Child and Youth Care (CYC).    

 

My journey ultimately led to learning hypnotherapy as a way to transform limiting beliefs that were preventing my personal forward momentum. I knew from earlier training in NLP that hypnotherapy was a powerful tool that could help release the unconscious blocks that held me back. I truly believe in hypnotherapy and want to share this amazing modality with others. I am now a certified counselling hypnotherapist. Counselling Hypnotherapy is a psychotherapeutic approach that employs hypnosis in combination with counselling in order to facilitate healing and promote well-being. I am also currently pursuing a MA degree in order to be a Registered Clinical Counsellor in BC. 

Education:

  • Master of Arts | Child and Youth Care | 2024 (in process)

    • University of Victoria, Victoria, BC

  • Bachelor of Arts | Child and Youth Care | 2016 

    • Vancouver Island University, Nanaimo, BC

  • Bachelor of Arts | Comparative History | 2012 

    • Vancouver Island University, Nanaimo, BC

  • Diploma in Hypnotherapy | 2019

    • Hypnosis Motivation Institute, Tarzana, CA

  • Clinical Hypnotherapy Diploma | 2017

    • Canadian College of Advanced Hypnosis and Hypnotherapy, Courtenay, BC

  • Certified Yoga Teacher | 2006

    • Moksana Yoga Centre, Victoria, BC 

 

Certifications from the Hypnosis Motivation Institute (HMI):

  • Hypnosis for Fears and Anxiety

  • Therapeutic Imagery Facilitator 

  • Metaphysical Imagery

  • Hypnosis and Pain Management

  • Hypnosis and Weight Loss Specialist

  • Hypnosis for Immune Disorders

  • Smoking Cessation

  • Healing the Inner Child

  • Past-Life Regression Therapist

 

Associations:

  • International Association of Counselling Hypnotherapists (IACH) | Member # 217

  • British Columbia Association of Clinical Counsellors (BCACC) | student member # S00155

 

 

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