I provide guidance with depth and authenticity, taking into account all aspects of being (physical, emotional, intellectual and spiritual), because that's what I've been exploring on my own journey for over 20 years.
It was through my own studies, research and experimentation that I put myself back on my feet after 20 years of profound exhaustion.
I was an Internet journalist at Radio-Canada (CBC) in Montreal (Quebec, Canada), and a master's student at the Université du Québec à Montréal when I suffered a major burnout in 2001, at the age of 22.
Neither conventional medicine, Western herbalism, acupuncture nor dietary changes were able to help me for good.
My exhaustion worsened over the years, until I spent 10-15 years in bed or with very low functionality. At my lowest point, unable to live independently, I was bedridden for 22 hours/day for nearly 2 years in an assisted living residence for seniors, the only place that could accommodate me. At one point, I came very close to needing a wheelchair to get around.
Discovering Mineral Balancing in 2016, and studying it since 2018, metamorphosed my health. I first trained with Dr Rick Malter and Kendra Perry. My improvement accelerated in 2021 when I learned John Bumpus' approach.
I've come a long way, and my recovery continues, but I've now regained my autonomy. I've been living on my own in rustic conditions since 2021 and now exercise many days a week. I even took up indoor bouldering for several weeks in 2023 🙂
Before finding a way to regenerate my body, I spent my burnout years on a deep emotional and spiritual journey that led me to explore various traditions and approaches, with many teachers.
The Sacred Feminine (including women's circles), close contact with nature, somatic presence, conscious and ecstatic dance, yoga (traditional hatha as well as Kashmiri), meditation and writing played an essential role.
Conscious embodiment is at the heart of my life. My work as a mentor and Mineral Balancing practitioner is an extension of my trust and experience in the body's ability to regenerate through nutrients and the Vital Life Force.
I nurture and share through resonance the living experience that Matter and Essence are ONE.
Certification – Mineral Balancing Practitioner
(John Bumpus, Mineral Balancing Academy, 2020-2022)
I am now John's assistant to help him fine-tune this course to train more Mineral Balancing practitioners. To find out more about it: Mineral Balancing Academy
HTMA Expert (course)
(Kendra Perry, 2019)
Participation to the HTMA Masters Advanced Group, 2020
Certification – Hair Mineral Analysis
(Dr Rick Malter, Malter Institute, 2019; certified in 2020 with high honors for my "outstanding performance and dedication")
And more than 1000 hours of personal research, reading and experimentation on Mineral Balancing and related natural health topics.
Certification – Schuessler Tissue Salts (Level 1) and Advanced Training Course: Facial Diagnostics, Tongue & Mucosa signs (Level 2)
(Susan Gianevsky, Martin & Pleasance, 2020)
The 12 Naturopathic Biochemical Cell Salts (course)
(Dr Khush Mark, The New School of Nutritional Medicine, 2022)
And, above all, I learned about cell salts from more than 200 hours of personal research and experimentation, particularly facial analysis of their deficiencies.
HerbArt 1st year (course in French)
Introduction to herbalism (course in French)
(Caroline Gagnon, Flora Medicina, 2003)
And several years of close contact with an herbalist, and then of my own research and experimentation.
My approach includes herbs in a way that is essentially nutritive, rather than therapeutic.
Wishing you a joyful and delicious health!