HI, I’M GLAD YOU FOUND ME!
Whether you’re considering an ayahuasca workshop, have already signed up and want help preparing, or have completed a retreat and are looking for support in your integration and daily life, you’ve come to the right place.
In our Skype-based sessions, I will guide you through a process of self-inquiry, so that you can make sense of your ceremony experiences and apply those teachings to everyday life. I believe integration is not just important for people experiencing challenges, but a necessary part of maximizing healing for everyone doing this work.
In sessions, the focus is on you and what's coming up for you in your life. Like ceremony, the sessions are organic, and leave space for things to emerge as they need to. I incorporate attachment theory, trauma theory, nondual spirituality, shamanic worldviews to help prepare, translate, and integrate your experiences so you can be healthy and aligned where it really matters: in your own life.
Sessions are 50 minutes long.
MORE ABOUT MY TRAINING
I have had the great privilege of pursuing an apprenticeship with my father-in-law, Dr. Gabor Maté, and his teachings and mentorship have been invaluable to me. I’m thrilled to be able to share this important work in one-on-one sessions.
I have been working with ayahuasca, in the Shipibo tradition, for the past 5 years and have completed several plant dietas, both socially and in isolation. My work is very much informed by my own experience with the medicine and my learning with the plant teachers I have dieted. In order to serve as a guide, it’s important to have gone to these places in myself; I am committed to a continued process of self-exploration and continually deepening healing, and constantly grateful for this work.
I completed the first step of Peter Levine’s Somatic Experiencing Therapy and incorporate some of this into my work. I also draw on nondual spiritual teachings from Buddhist and yogic lineages.
Originally trained as a geneticist, I received my BSc. (Hons.) and worked in fisheries research for many years.
I graduated from the Boucher Institute of Naturopathic Medicine in 2014. Naturopathic medical school is a 4-year intensive training program that includes over 4,500 classroom hours and over 1,100 supervised clinical hours. We have extensive board exam testing and must maintain continuing education hours. I am currently a non-practising registrant with the CNPBC. I am a member in good standing with the BCNA and CAND.