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Some of our therapists offer courses and workshops in addition to their individual sessions, and they will be posted on this page.
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Claiming Your Life Purpose

Within a safe and welcoming space, you are invited to explore your life purpose through such self-awareness practices as guided imagery, art, inner reflections and music, bringing you quickly from 'getting by' to ignited with purpose.
Join Mary as we explore opening your heart to the infinite possibility which is your Divine Right to Claim.

October 2, 9, 16 and 23 - Arrival at 6:45 pm. Workshop begins at 7 and ends at 9 pm
Location: The Healing Space, 1407 - 10 St SW
Facilitator: Mary Arbique Vogel. MSW, RSW
Workshop Including all materials: $300 + GST

A $150 + GST non-refundable deposit is required by September 15. Balance is due on or before September 25.
Registration: Call Mary at 403-254-6095

“There is one thing in this world which you must never forget to do.
If you forget everything else and not this, there is nothing to worry about,
but if you remember everything else and forget this, then
you will have done nothing in your life.” RUMI


Learn to Communicate with Animals

  • Does your animal companion have health or behavior issues you don't understand?
  • Do you wish you could understand what your animal companion is thinking or feeling?
  • Do you long for a deeper connection with your animal companion?
Whether we are conscious of it or not, many of us are already communicating telepathically with our animal companions. I believe we all have the ability to connect on a soul level with other beings, from humans to dogs, cats or horses. This workshop is designed to help you uncover and develop that ability.

Engaging in Animal Communication stills our mind and opens our heart. As we expand our awareness and develop our abilities to receive information telepathically our world opens up in a new way and we can experience a greater connection with all of life.

Learn to Communicate with Animals - Day 1

In this one day experiential workshop you will:
  • Practice being in a receptive state
  • Learn to receive and send messages to an animal companion
  • Learn your unique way of receiving communication from animals
  • Challenge self doubt by working with other's animal companions and receiving validation
  • Learn how unique animals are as you practice working with animals you haven't met

Learn to Communicate with Animals - Day 2

Continue to develop your skills and deepen your practice through advanced exercises
  • Connect with your own animal and continue to develop your unique way of receiving messages
  • Learn various ways to scan the body for health issues
  • Communicate with a beloved animal companion that has passed over
  • Continue to open and expand your heart through meditation
  • Work as a group with a selected animal to increase your accuracy

***Please bring photographs of your companion animals; all communication is practiced by distance

2 Days, 10 am to 5 pm, $300.  Sign up for email list (below) to receive notification for Early Bird Discount.

Facilitator: Heather Faris ARC Institute Instructor, Certified ARC Health Practitioner, Animal Communication Specialist, BFA.
Location: Heather offers Animal Communication Workshops in Alberta and British Columbia
Please contact Heather at 250-661-7952 or arccalg@telus.net for upcoming dates, registration or more information.

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Calgary Herald Article on Animal Communication

Animal Communication - An Introduction

In this introductory workshop, learn how animal communication can deepen your connection with your animal companions and help you understand what they are thinking and feeling. Gain an understanding of their health or behavioural issues and learn how communication can support them during transitions or household upheaval. Learn how to send and receive messages with your animal companions and discover your own unique way of communicating. Please bring photographs of your companion animals.
A 3 hour workshop, offered through Chinook Learning.

Facilitator: Heather Faris
Heather offers Animal Communication Workshops in Alberta and British Columbia
Please contact Heather at 250-661-7952 or arccalg@telus.net for upcoming dates, registration or more information.

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Calgary Herald Article on Animal Communication


3 Minute Stress Busters - Really!

  • Are you looking for TIME EFFICIENT and EFFECTIVE ways to manage your stress?
  • Do you have an interest in Mind – Body Therapies?
  • Stress affects every system in your body, but you CAN learn to REPROGRAM your response to stress!
Changes in our emotional state can impact our physical wellbeing, and vice versa. Where do you hold your stress in your body?

The physical body includes the subtle energy system - the meridian and chakra systems and the fields surrounding the body.

Therapies that focus on the balancing of the subtle energy system are based on the integration of the theories of quantum physics, psychology, eastern medicine and spirituality. The premise is that the flow and balance of the body’s electromagnetic and more subtle energies are important for physical and emotional health.

In this workshop, you will learn to use your subtle energy system to immediately decrease your stress.

Date: Please contact June for upcoming dates and times.
$30, cheque or cash. May be covered through your insurance plan
Facilitator: June Johnston MSW, RSW, BSc OT
For registration or more information please contact June at 403-509-3850 or
june@energyequalshealth.com

Achieve Your Goals - Finally!

  • Are you working hard but still not achieving your goals - eg. Fitness, weight loss, personal development, employment?
  • Do you have painful memories, grief or anxiety that just seem stuck?

Research has shown that methods that incorporate the subtle energy systems (meridians, charkas and the fields surrounding the body) tend to bring about more rapid and thorough change even with long standing challenges. This is because the interventions do not rely on insight and understanding but on working with the subtle energy system to release thoughts, emotions and experiences that block you in achieving your goals.

Why a group format?
Our energy fields are connected. The energy field of a group is greater than the sum of each individual. So when there is a common intention, the collective energy around that intention is stronger and can be used for healing and change.

Time Commitment:

  • 4 sessions: 1st session of one half hour and 3 sessions of one hour each
  • First session is private to obtain a history of your concern, identify an appropriate goal, and obtain consent to participate.

Date: Please contact June for upcoming dates and times.
Sliding scale $50 to $80 per session, cheque or cash. May be covered through your insurance plan
Facilitator: June Johnston MSW, RSW, BSc OT
For registration or more information please contact June at 403-509-3850 or june@energyequalshealth.com

Traditional Native Teachings (TNT)

The sacred circle is established and used through this two day interactive workshop.
You will learn about:
  • in depth teachings of the Medicine Wheel
  • symbols
  • ceremonies
  • an introduction to journeying.
  • various medicines and smudges used by Indigenous peoples.
  • an introduction to the animal totems, and the plant, mineral and sky worlds.
At the end of the workshop, you will have a better understanding of your interconnectedness to all beings. This is also a prerequisite for those who wish to attend the sweat lodge ceremonies.

Chairs are not an option so, attendees are encouraged to bring a cushion or pillow, a mat or blanket. Dress in layers as some times it may get cool. loose fitting clothing is best.
Some may wish to bring their lunch. For others, there are eating areas near by. Tea and snacks are provided but any one can bring food to share, if they wish.
Please email Doreen at d.spence4@shaw.ca or Matthew Spidell at mspidell@telusplanet.net to register.

Dates TBA, 10 am to 5 pm
$225 cash or check
Instructor: Doreen Spence
Location: Gateway Wellness Centre, 2745 - 17th avenue SW