This photo was taken by Julieta Figueroa
Tazio, Antonio, Paolo, Zara and myself (2015)
Relating Experiencing Creating
I am a certified Rolfer, a Counsellor and an advanced Yoga teacher (over 500 hours of training). I am licensed with the Canadian Counselling and Psychotherapist Association (CCPA 13198) and Workers Compensation. My private and group work is covered by insurance companies. Please talk to me if you cannot afford to pay fully the fees and want to work with me.
I make use of the Biopsychosocial and spiritual model of Health Psychology. We are constituted of many dimensions that affect each other: physical, intellectual, mental (mind), socio-emotional, energetic, spiritual and they all require attention. Health is far from being a static and ideal state but rather a constant adaptation to create as much harmony as a situation will allow. At times we have the power to change a situation but most of the times we have to learn to cultivate values such as acceptance, empathy, and forgiveness.
I was lucky to have a soulful connection with both my maternal grandmother and grandfather. They gave me the strongest foundation in life and there is not one day that goes by when I don't have loving thoughts for them. I was also lucky to have
dedicated parents who allowed me to find my truth. I found yoga at a young age in my father's books, I did a B.A in Eastern philosophies (Tao, Zen, Buddhism) and Cultural Studies at Trent University and Kansai Gaidai. Again, I was fortunate to do my first Vipassana at 20 years old when traveling in Nepal. I then obtained a Visual Arts Certificate and a Communication Certificate at Laval University. I studied Rolfing Structural Integration in Boulder, Sidney and Munich. I became an Advanced Yoga Teacher with the Sivananda International Ashrams. (I spent time in Auroville, India). I studied Cranio-Sacral Work with Hugh Milne in California. I started volunteering as a marriage commissioner, doula and Hospice volunteer. I graduated with a Master in Counselling Psychology from Athabasca University. I was then trained to deliver the program Living Life to the Full (CBT) with the Canadian Mental Health Association and the Mental Health Association of Yukon. I am now integrating the arts in my work thanks to a Diploma with the Vancouver School of Expressive Arts. All of these experiences have enabled me to experience a very fulfilling private practice for 15 years.
I value the opportunity to work with people from all ages, with different physical and mental capabilities, ethnicities, and religious background. I understand that a person is more than the sum of their behaviours. I see and appreciate the humanness in all of us and I believe in the possibilities we all have to change and transform.
"I am thankful to be in a position to work closely and intimately with people
in some of the most meaningful, vulnerable and powerful moments of their lives".
I thank many teachers and recognize all their efforts and selfless devotion to the work. Just to name a few:
My grand-parents, my father and mother, my godmother, my brother, Chokyi Nyima Rinpoche, Robert Carter, Eleanor Velarde,
Antonio Zedda, Iain Grysack, Bob Milone, Swami Brahmananda, Judith Anodea, Sarana Miller, Hugh Milne, Philippe St-Laurent, Kathy Offet-Gartner, Ray Wells, Heather Dawson, Vinod, Barbara Frain Gower, Tom Amson...and many more to come.
Juliette Anglehart Zedda
MC Psychology, Certified Canadian Counsellor,
Psychosomatic Therapist (Rolfing, EMDR, Cranio-Sacral Work), Certified Sivananda Yoga Teacher, Expressive Arts Therapist in the making,