RN, BSN, MA, TCC, MMT (candidate)
Denise helps others attain psychospirtual wholeness by reconnecting them with primordial wisdom and their own Divine nature. Her work is grounded in psychospirtual and transpersonal realms of thought, practice, and worldviews. Indigenous Spirituality was her entry point into this understanding.
Formal training includes an MA in the field of Transpersonal Psychology (2009) and certification as a Transformational Coach (2010). Corollary transpersonal psychology understandings that inform Denise’s work include symbolism and her work with archetypes such as shadow, the divine masculine & feminine, and the wounded child (to name a few). Adding to this mix, is training in Hakomi (a body-centered method of assisted self-study), compassion cultivation, psychedelic therapy, meditation & yoga, energy practices, celebrant training, and Wisdom School education. Underscoring all of this is 20 years of personal healing work; this has been fundamental to the embodiment of the lessons and teachings acquired.
Denise is currently attending Mindfulness Meditation Teacher training with Jack Kornfield and Tara Brach (class of 2023). She has recently completed training in Coaching for Self-leadership (IFS Model) as well as Nursing and Sacred Medicines: An introduction to Psychedelic therapy. Denise has been a nurse educator for 13 years. She has recently left her teaching position at Queen’s University to devote herself full-time to her psychospiritual healing practice. In addition to providing 1:1 sessions, Denise offers Student Wellness Coaching to nursing students at Queen’s University, as well as courses on compassion and heart-based living, and a 10-month workshop series called The 8 Gates Project that explores the tasks, challenges and gifts of the second half of life.